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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

Save the Date

What happened at the meeting of Monday, January 06, 2020

What happened at the meeting of Monday, January 06, 2020

Upcoming Meetings

  • Jan 13, 2020 noon at the Hyatt, PR Committee, planning/work session with members
  • Jan 18, 2020 Club Board Meeting Central Branch, Brown County Library, 9:00 AM
  • Jan 20, 2020 Programs Committee 11:00 AM at Hyatt lobby
  • Jan 20, 2020 noon at the Hyatt, Mark Nicholas, Cup O Joy
  • Jan 21, 2020 Membership Committee 7:30 AM at Copper State Brewing
  • Jan 27, 2020 noon at the Hyatt, Ken Braband, River Rafters trip (5 vet’s experience)


Judy Nagel, acting on behalf of the club Board, submitted a grant request for completion of the club’s Centennial Monument in December. Judy announced today that $2,599 has been approved as a matching grant. This means that when the club spends $5,198, one half of this will be covered by this grant. The anticipated total to complete the monument is $5,500 so this grant will be very welcome.

FEA Update

Paul Martzke, Nomination Committee Chair, indicated there are two (2) nominations received to date. He asked that anyone who may have a nominee make their nomination prior to the January 17, 2020 deatline. Howard and Julia announced that anyone interested in participating in FEA planning attend the Wednesday morning meeting (see above)

Good News

There were eight persons eligible for selection of this quarter’s recipient. One asked to be removed from that list, leaving seven. Mary Dennison pulled Tom Guyette’s name from the list. Tom chose Exceptional Equestrians as the recipient for the quarter (Jan 1 to Mar 31, 2020). Members shared their good news, from Paul’s promotion to President, to Jeff’s downtown activities to Russ’s red to blue badge checklist.. Our presenter even put in $5, enjoying the idea that we celebrate good news with one another.

Rotarian, artist, all around good guy, Tom Friese, invited us to attend a showing of three of his pieces at the “artlessBastard” art gallery on January 9th.. The event runs from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and therre will be other artists, along with a holistic mystic offering tarot card readings for a small fee. The gallery is at 353 Main Avenue, DePere (parking at Nicolet Square)

Club Business

someone who would make a good Rotarian, please invite them to a meeting to get to know us.

The district is looking to assemble a Fellowship Team. Holly Peterson is putting this together. A Rotarian and spouse would join this team and visit an overseas district for a week. Several months later, a similar visit would occur hear with Rotarian and spouse from the district visited. This is a great way to spread Rotary fellowship and to find meet new friends. If interested, please contact Holly direct at

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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Our Presentation

Today’s presentation was by Exceptional Equestrians (EE). Lisa Lanphear, Dir. Of Development & Funding at EE at Lynn Meshke, a volunteer and parent of an EE beneficiary told us about what EE does and how it helps. From what they told us, youths with difficulties can benefit greatly by riding horses at EE. Lynn’s son had developmental issues from birth. She told us that once he started at EE, his issues seemed to be lessened and/or improved. Both ladies shared several other examples of successes. They have an upcoming fund raiser at Vandervest Harley Davidson. President Steve reminded us Harley’s are “HOGS” and EE is hippotherapy, so this seems a good fit for a fundraiser. Their newsletter is attached.

The 50 /50 raffle was won by Tom Guyette. Congratulations Tom. Tom Hamilton tried to find the Queen of Hearts with no success.

Its hard to believe this is the first meeting of the second half of the Rotary year. It seems to be going by fast. Some of you have told me the GREAT JOKES I share seem to make things fly, that they can hardly wait for the next one. Don’t worry, I’ll remember some more for upcoming meetings.

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Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2020

Volunteer opportunities Nov-Dec 2019

Green Bay Area Public Schools – Vision Screening Project

If help is needed arranging your volunteering, please contact Kim Shannock at (920) 448-2000

Salvation Army / Kroc Center

Kroc Center December final date, to be arranged.

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.

Volunteers need to fill out an application at the Salvation Army website. This allows them to run a background check, to coordinate dates, times and volunteers and enables volunteers to check the calendar for reminders and opportunities.


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

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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