What happened at the meeting of Monday, November 25, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, November 25, 2019

Upcoming Meetings

  • Nov 28, 2019 Turkey Day (Thanksgiving). Please enjoy the holiday. No meeting, just best wishes to all

  • Dec 2, 2019 Vote on Board and President Elect Elect Positions nClub Assembly – Committee Chairs speak Noon at the Hyatt on Main

  • Dec 9, 2019 Community Service Award Presentation (Green Bay Police Department) Noon at the Hyatt on Main

  • Dec. 9, 2019 Holiday Party Rock Garden, Bond Street 1951 West Bond Street 5:30 bar, 6:30 dinner $25.00 per person

  • Dec 16, 2019 WEC Energy Gorup Hear about the 1800 acres of solar panels planned in Manitowoc County near the Two Creeks Nuclear Power Plant Noon at Hyatt on Main

  • Dec 23, 2019 No meeting, please enjoy your Christmas Holiday

  • Dec 30, 2019 No meeting, please enjoy your New Year’s Celebrations (and send pictures)

News Update

Friday of this week there is a memorial celebration in honor of Robert G. “Bob” Bush. Bob was a long time Rotarian and member of our club. His quiet manner, coupled with stout leadership, was a cornerstone of our club. Bob died October 10th, after more than 90 years of a life well lived, If your schedule allows, the memorial will be held Friday, November 29th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Carol’s Court at UWGB (2358 Leon Bond Drive). On Saturday at the Union Congregational Church there will be a funeral service at 1:00 PM (716 South Madison Street).

Bob was a proud UW-Badger. If you attend either ceremony, please consider wearing Badger Red in his memory.

Good News

Miranda Bonde has chosen the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Green Bay as the recipient of this quarters “Good News” dollars. Numerous members told of Good News happening for them.

If you are looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, why not attend the Dudley Birder Chorale. Take a friend or family member for an evening of enjoyable music. Club member Tom Hamilton, also a member of the Chorale, told us this will happen on Friday December 20, 2019 (7:30 PM) and Saturday, December 21, 2019 (2:30 PM) Come and hear the music of this “Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”. Tickets available at www.weidnercenter.com

Club Business

President Steve announced that the club is looking for three (3) Rotarians to serve on the club Board of Directors. The positions are a three year term and act as a consult to the President and other officers. From time to time a board member may be assigned a special assignment. To discuss what it is like to serve, two board members, Thomas Shefchik and Jeff VandeLeest spoke about their experience on the board. Tom said being a “newer” club member, he was hesitant to serve, but is glad he did. He said he is learning a lot about Rotary from hi service. Jeff said being on the board is a great way to make a difference, by helping to direct where the club goes and how it does its business.

In addition to the three directors, we are looking for members interested in serving as club President for the year July 1 2021 to June 30, 2022. If interested, please contact President Steve.

We will hold club elections on December 2, 2019.

The Rotary Experience

President Steve spoke to the club about Rotary Fellowship Exchanges. The district is looking to put together a group of Rotarians (5-6 couples) that would visit with an overseas club. The visit is about a week and allows those attending to learn about Rotary in other places. Travelors are responsible for costs to and from the country visited, but while there the host club/district/Rotarian provides room and board. Please contact President Steve if interested.

November News

November is Foundation Month. Please remember the Rotary Foundation and the Green Bay Rotary Foundation, this month and every month. The good things Rotary is able to do are largely due to what our Foundations can help us achieve.

Rotary Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities continue to be available. Attached please find the current list. Please note that the list now includes opportunities at the YMCA, the Green Bay Public School District and the Salvation Army. For those of you with school age family members, why not consider getting them involved.

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People of Action Needed

Howard Hauser spoke about planning for the 2020 Free Enterprise Award event. He and Julia Walace are over-seeing the overall planning for this event. He said all Rotarians should consider assisting in some form. All members will be asked personally once volunteers have made their choice of service area. The best bet is to make your decision now, before a spot you might want fills up..

Today’s Presentation

Today we had Parker Wyngaard from the Wisconsin DNR. Parker explained about monitoring water quality sites on the lower Fox River. The DNR uses civilian volunteers to check a number of the 17 sites that exist and report the information to the DNR. He told us that because of civilian volunteers, the data collection has been better and the results are more usable.

If you live along the water or are interested in checking sites to report the information, the time commitment is less than 3 hours per week. If interested, please contact

Keith Marquardt – TMDL Project Manager
KeithA.Marquardt@wisconsin.gov
(920) 303-5435

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Parker Wyngaard illustrating where on the Fox River his office is coordinating action.

Rotarian’s at Work (okay, maybe it is more like Rotarian’s at Play)

Last week the Salvation Army had its first Costumed Caroler contest. Local celebrities dressed up in costume and sang a song or two. Votes were cast on who was “best”. Last week’s snow was fitting to build a snowman. What better than having a snowman signing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”. Well, Frosty, you “Iced” it.

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Congratulations to our own Jeff Mirkes for participating. Kathryn Kroll is to Frosty’s left..

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Wishing you a pleasant and “stuffed” Thanksgiving.

Gobble, Gobble.

You’re a Good Man (and Woman) Rotarian!!!!

Thank you all for being Rotarians.
Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2019-2020

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.

YMCA

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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