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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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What happened at the meeting of Monday, December 02, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, December 02, 2019

Upcoming Meetings

  • Dec 2, 2019 Vote on Board and President Elect Elect Positions Club 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)

Welcome Visitors

Today we had several visitors to the club. The first was Kent - from St Norberts and the Dudley Birder Chorale. He was a guest of Tom Hamilton and invited us to consider attending the Christmas Extravaganza at the Weidner Center. Show times are Friday, December 20 (7:30 PM) and Saturday December 21 (2:30) PM. Tickets are available at Get into the holiday spirit with this chorale of 150 voices singing wonderful songs.

Secondly, we had two guests from Lucca Italy (near Pisa). These were Rotarian Andrea Galeotti and his sister, Cristina Galeotti. They were here following a convention in Chicago, in anticipation of starting a new business, likely based in Green Bay. The Galeotti’s are the third generation of management of Galeotti Cartografica, a tissue and corrugated cardboard manufacturer in Italy. Lucca is much like Green Bay, with a similar population, 100 paper companies processing 900,000 tons of tissue and 1,000,000 tons of cardboard. This area accounts for 40% of Italy’s tissue production and 17% of European tissue. With 6,500 employees in this area, it sounds a lot like Green Bay. The Galeotti’s will be making Green Bay their second home as they start this new company and we may see them from time to time over the next several years.

In the photo above, President Steve presents Andrea Caleotti of the Lucca Rotary Club with our clubs banner. Andrea promised to return with a Lucca Club banner on a future visit. He expects Green Bay to be their second home as they start up their new business.

In the photo at left, pictured area Andrea Caleotti (l), President Steve (c), and Cristina Caleotti (r).

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Good News

Miranda Bonde has chosen the Brown County Suicide Prevention Coalition as the recipient of this quarters “Good News” dollars. From college acceptances to stories about biking in Chile, we had members sharing their good news. Members often mention they enjoy hearing the good news, so please consider sharing yours and supporting our quarterly recipient.

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

Club Business

President Steve urged members to attend next weeks Community Service Award presentation and to sign up fo the Holiday Party next Monday evening. We hope to see you there.

We sang Happy Birthday to the December Rotarians (Julia Wallace, Cheryl LaMere, Ross Barrette).

President Steve mentioned that the District is looking to arrange a fellowship exchange. Heidi Peterson of the Ishpeming, MI club is directing the coordination of this exchange. If interested, please contact President Steve for details on how to contact Heidi. An exchange is generally for a week with a group of 5-6 couples. You are paired up with a Rotarian couple in the host country and learn about their country, community and life. Later, the reverse happens, where Rotarians from that country come here to do the same kind of exchange. Lifelong friendships have resulted from these types of exchanges.

We held elections for Board Members to fill three vacancies. The three elected to these seats are Tom Guyette, Tom Hamilton and Kate Owens. This is a great mix to add to the board’s make up. Please join me in extending your Congratulations to each them. The two Tom’s have more than 50 combined years of Rotary experience and Kate has a lot of good ideas. She currently leads the Membership Committee.

We also had an election for our President to Be. This will be for the Rotary year, 2021-2022. We elected Judy Nagel to this position. Judy has been a long time Rotarian and has been involved in a myriad of organizations. We look forward to leadership down the road. Training begins in March of 2020 for that position. Congratulations Judy.

The Rotary Experience

We had presentations by four committee leaders. These were Kate Owens, Membership meetings at 7:30 AM at Copper State on 3rd Tuesdays

This committee works on soliciting new members, training and mentoring new members and helping to retain newer members. Our club does pretty well at finding members, its retention that is more the issue, so they are devising ;ways to get members involved early. We believe that involvement is key to retention.

Mindi O’Neil, Rotary Youth Exchange no formally scheduled meetings. Mindi told about recruiting host families for exchange students and the responsibilities of child protection, arranging club visits, member invitations to participate with Rotarians and host families. Currently Mindi, Laura Heib and President Steve work as the RYE team

Sarah Sudgens, Marketing / Promotions no formal schedule of meetings. Sarah leads this committee that is looking for ways to make Rotary more visible. They conduct a lot of their work via e-mails, but meet with it is felt it is needed. Sarah tells us she has a team that is working well together, but is always open to an interested member joining. Perfect for someone who doesn’t “have time” for a lot of meetings but wants to help the club improve its image.

Barb Patterson, Programs meetings, 11:00 at Hyatt, 3rd Monday. This committee meets prior to our club meeting in the lobby of the Hyatt. Together they arrange the speakers we get at our club meetings, arrange the 5th Monday events and things like our Holiday Party next week. MD (Doc Dennison) and Larry Sarver work with Barbie to make these things happen. We are currently scheduling speakers for April and May so they have been very diligent in arranging things for this year.

At future meetings we will have several more leaders speak about their committee or group. This clarification is for all members to learn more about each committee. It is felt that getting members involved in a committee opens doors and answers questions about Rotary for those members. And the more a member knows about Rotary, the more likely that member is to remain with Rotary and invite others in.

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.

President Steve met with Michael Schwartz to discuss his taking on the tracking of volunteering by club members. In the near future we will have a more coordinated system of tracking volunteer participation.

As Rotarians, we are all volunteering. We are looking to track the efforts of members volunteerism to be able to report it up to Rotary International. R/I will use this information, combined with other clubs doing the same, to create reports to show what Rotary can do with its member volunteers. Imagine 1,2 million members volunteering 6 hours of time per year (30 minutes per month). That equates to 300,000 24 hour days of volunteering. More details will be forthcoming on this initiative. We will encourage volunteers to join with a fellow Rotarian and family members, or friends, to share the load.

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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.


Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2019-2020
Attachment – volunteer opportunities Nov-Dec 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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