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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, October 21, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, October 21, 2019

News Update
The wake and funeral service details for Robert G. Bush were published this week. Please add these to your calendars to attend as you can. Bob was an avid Wisconsin Badger fan and UWGB Women’s Basketball fan. The family indicates wearing of Cardinal Red or Phoenix Green would be acceptable. I leave that up to you.

  • Wake Service Friday, November 29, 2019 1:00-5:00 PM
    Carol’s Court @ The Kress Center
    2358 Leon Bond Drive
    Green Bay, WI (UWGB Campus)
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019 1:00 PM
    Union Congregational United Church of Christ
    716 South Madison Street
    Green Bay, WI (west of St. James Park on South Monroe)

Upcoming Meetings

  • Club Meeting – RYLA Students from 2019 talk about their weekend
    Monday, October 28, 2019 noon

  • Oral Health Partnership NEW Admin offices and Clinic space Open House
    Monday, November 4, 2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (stop in before the De Pere meeting?)
    1245 Main Street, Green Bay (this is in the old Brown County United Way building on the north west corner of Main and North Irwin. Parking is available across the street (open lot) or in the rear of the building)

  • District Governor 4-Club Meeting (De Pere, Green Bay, Sunrise, Green Bay West)
    Monday, November 4, 2019 5:30 at Swan Club
    Replaces our Noon Meeting

  • Club Meeting – Classification Talks Ross Barrette & Tony Hoslet
    Monday, November 11, 2019

  • Club Meeting – Rotary Foundation and Green Bay Rotary Foundation
    Monday, November 18, 2019

Ride for Polio

President Steve announced the Ride to End Polio event for this evening. This will take place at the Western Racquet Club. We anticipate 10-12 participants at the ride. Come provide encouragement or to celebrate the achievement afterward. Details available at the ride. We anticipate riders from 1-2 other clubs as well.

Additionally, President Steve reminded us that October 24th is International End Polio Day. He let us know that it was anticipated that an announce to celebrate the eradication of Wild Polio Virus-3 would be made on that date. While Wild Polio Virus (1) and cVDPV (2) are the two remaining strains, we remain very close. The Global Commission on Polio Eradication (GEI) anticipates an end to WPV-1 by 2023 and a few years later the announcement of eradication world wide. The fight will continue for several years after to ensure it does not recur. GEI has budget $3.8 billion in needs over the next several years. Without the continued fight and monitoring, we could see 200,000 cases annually, up from less than 200 per year now.

Please support this effort..

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
will match our fund raiser amount 2:1

Our Presentation

Our presenter this week was Casey Hicks, Northeast Organizer for “Wisconsin Conservation Voters”. Casey began with a story about a woman who had brown, undrinkable water, coming from her kitchen faucet. This was not a home in a far of land, but rather less than 30 miles away in Kewaunee County. The homeowners well had been contaminated by farm runoff. The problem was due to the topography and subsurface structure. This group tries to bring the science to the fore to help in writing laws and regulations to effect areas in which this is an issue. Not all areas of the state or even a county have the same issues, so the rules need to be carefully written to be useful. This group states a goal of keeping the public informed so they can see, and know, what is happening and how it may affect them.

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Green Bay Rotary Foundation

Judy Nagel announced several grants the local foundation had made recently. One of these was to the Baird’s Creek Conservancy, to provide education about environmental issues. This grant would cover a two year period at $1,500 per year.

The second grant was to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Make A Difference Day Program. This program is a community driven program of volunteers that go out into the community and assist people of need. Proceeds are used to provide food and water to the volunteers for these day long actions, to provide event awareness and to ensure volunteers have a hat or tee shirt to look like a team. This grant was for $2,500.

Judy will keep informed of future grants so you, club members, can see where your money is being spent.

Rotary Volunteering Opportunities

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Rotary People of Action Needed

We will soon begin planning for our 2020 Free Enterprise Award. We ask all Rotarians to consider lending a hand in this event. This is our single fund raiser and we use the funds, through our Foundation, to give back to our community. Your assistance in this fund raising will be appreciated.

Good News

Miranda Bonde was not present to announce her recipient for this quarter, but we had several members share some of their good news. Smile presented a painting and a decorative art box to the club, from her homeland, Thailand. President Steve accepted both and will look to get the artwork framed. Photos of each are below.

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Rasita’s artwork - to be framed The shadow box with Thai images

Thank you all for being Rotarians.
Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2019-2020
Attachment – volunteer opportunities Sept, Oct, Nov 2019

Green Bay Area Public Schools – Vision Screening Project

Jefferson Tu 10/08/19 8:00
Chappell We 10/16/19 8:45
Leonardo da Vinci We 10/23/19 7:45
Wilder Tu 11/12/19 8:15
Howe We 11/20/19 8:00 Brent Roubal
Martin Th 11/21/19 9:00
If help is needed arranging your volunteering, please contact Kim Shannock at (920) 448-2000

Salvation Army / Kroc Center

Kroc Center Sa 09/28/19 Kroc Kids Triathalon assist participants with sports transition (from running to swimming to biking) and navigating the designated course route

Lambeau Field Sa 10/05/19 Spooktacular at Lambeau manage games at Lambeau’s Halloween event with the Salvation Army

Kroc Center Su 10/06/19 Kroc Log Rolling Tournament
log rolling judges for the event (training day of event)

Kroc Center 10/03/19 Coats for Kids Interviews
10/10/19 assist with qualifying families for eligibility for the Coats
10/14/19 For Kids program. Determine number of kids in the family
10/19/19 and eligibility for new or gently used coats.

Kroc Center 11/07/19 unloading and unpacking Coats for Kids inventory
11/08/19 setting up retail spaces for Coats for Kids
11/09/19 assist with family shopping for Coats for Kids

Kroc Center December final date, to be arranged.
This is the Toys for Tots program run in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corp that provides Christmas gifts for families that may not otherwise have the means to provide Christmas gifts for their children (details to follow)If you wish to volunteer at the Salvation Army and have never before done so, the best way to enroll is by calling Renee Main at (920) 593-2375.

If you have previously enrolled at the Salvation Army for volunteering, at the Salvation Army website (www.sagreenbay.org), click the “Volunteer In This Community” spot on the red line (left side of page). On the next page, click on the “Click Here” link for previously enrolled volunteers.


Blessings in a Backpack Backpack food program for at risk students for weekend meals.
Thursday’s 4:00-5:00

Baird, Beaumont, Doty, Eisenhower, Howe & Sullivan Elementary Schools

Learning with Legos Mentor This requires a 6 week commitment of 1-1/2 hours per week. Become a mentor to 2nd-3rd graders through use of Lego’s toys to learn science and math

Eisenhower Elementary
3:45 P.M. to -4:45 P.M., Tuesdays Oct 29, 2019 thru Nov 26, 2019

Baird Elementary
4:20 P.M. to 5:20 P.M. Tuesdays, Jan 7 202 to Feb 4 2020

Beaumont Elementary
4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wednesdays Feb 19, 2019 to Mar 25, 2019 (except Mar 15, 2019 – spring break)

Senior Wellness Helper Assist Y staff in set up and take down of chairs, tables, supplies. Must be able to
lift 30 pounds and be willing to interact with adults 55+. Requires a minimum 6
month commitment of 1, 2 or 3 days per week
Broadview YMCA Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Contact Yeng Xiong at either yeng.xiong@greenbayymca.org
(920) 436- 9693

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