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Free Enterprise Award Dinner
Monday, May 11, 2020
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Green Bay

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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, October 28, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, October 28, 2019

Upcoming Meetings

  • 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 November is Rotary Foundation Month

Ride for PolioJulia Wallace announced that last Monday evening our and the Packerland Sunrise Club had riders at Western Racquet for the Ride for Polio. Our club sent Julia Wallace, Judy Nagel, Laura Hieb, Kristi Van Pay, Pat Hauser (Howard’s wife) and Steve Mastalir. Packerland members included President Brooke Estevez, Doug and Anita Peterson. With nine riders we more than doubled last years attendance. Good Job. Alex, the trainer at Western Racquet led the team. We pedaled as if we were going up hills and down, fast and slow. And after two hours we felt as if we really had been through the wringer. A little pain to raise money for the fight against polio. Julia reports that we will be close to $3,600 with the Gates Foundation 2:1 match.

rotary green bay news ride for polio

Additionally, President Steve told us of an announcement by the GPEI (Global Polio Eradication Initiative – the organization created to Riders after 2 hours, (l to r) Pat Hauser coordinate the fight) that Wild Polio Virus-3 has been eradicated. This Julia Wallace, Anita & Doug Gjerde, leaves WPV-1 and cVDPV as the two remaining strains of polio to fight. Steve Mastalir, Judy Nagel. Additional news is that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has announced he will support increased efforts to wipe out polio in Pakistan. Additionally, the Taliban has allowed for immunizations to renew after stopping themin Afghanistan. This is the last stronghold of WPV-1.

The fight continues, Please continue to contribute to this effort.

Nope, none of our riders looked like this!!

Rotary Centennial

In 2017 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Rotary in Green Bay. Prior to this celebration we had been exploring several ways to memorialize this milestone. After several fits and starts, we are very near completion. This Thursday, October 31, at 10:00 A.M. the Club will unveil its memorial at a site just south of the Admiral Flatley Park in Green Bay. This memorial will be a granite marker with information about Rotary and highlighting our efforts through the Free Enterprise Award to give back to the community in a big way. All club members are invited to attend this event, come sun, snow or wind.

Editorial Correction

Last weeks newsletter had an error. In the article about places the Foundation has donated money, it was mentioned money went to the Greater Green Bay Community. Rather, that money went to the Volunteer Center of Brown County. This is something completely separate from GGBC.

Our Presentation

We had six students who attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp at Camp Manitowish last month as our presenters today. The students spoke about one or two aspects of camp that they really liked, how it affected them and what they perhaps have brought back from camp to school and family life. Students present were from West De Pere, East and West High Schools. The club members had a number of questions about the students experience at RYLA and answers were both earnest and funny. Below is a photo of the presenters.

Students, left to right Alexis Peterson, Abbi Anderson, Scout Lex Dan Kiernan, Emma Schepp, Alek Kralovek

Dan K followed both a brother and sister who had been to camp and told him he “just had to go”. Alek Kralovek is the nephew of our club member, Mary Dennison

rotary green bay news Alexis Peterson Abbi Anderson Scout Lex Dan Kiernan Emma Schepp Alek Kralovek

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

rotary green bay news Rotary Volunteering Opportunities

Rotary People of Action Needed

We are once again putting out the call for volunteers to help out in the planning of our 2020 Free Enterprise Award. That event, held in May 2020, takes a lot of planning by the club. Please consider volunteering or accepting an offer to help when asked. It is through the efforts of all of us that we make this happen.

Good News

Miranda Bonde was not present to announce her recipient for this quarter, but we will continue to accept money for whomever the recipient will be.

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 (, 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
(920) 436- 9693

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