13th. You may register by e-mail at
SUMMERTIME AND INTERACT email@example.com or by phone 262-367-
by Lee Breese 4095. Please include your name, club name,
I was waiting for someone to approach the your phone number and e-mail address. For full
stand. The weather was perfect and the sounds details, please see our website at
of music and laughter seemed to fit my mood of http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/home.aspx?did
reminiscence. I was shaken out of my reverie by =6270
a teenage girl asking me if I was "Austin's Hope to see you there!
grandmother." She looked vaguely familiar to
me and as we talked we both came to the same
realization at the exact same moment. She was
in the Central Interact Club. Suddenly, there RECOGNIZED
was a bond between us. We talked about the FOR RECRUITMENT, RETENTION
excitement of the Alzheimer's Walk, the Seniors' “The EACH ROTARIAN: REACH ONE,
Christmas Party (working with Rotarians), and KEEP ONE Silver Award – Is Presented on
many other activities. She expressed excitement behalf of the Board of Directors of Rotary
about the start of the school year and the many International to John Allen, Member of the
plans for service of her club. In fact, ideas for Rotary Club of Elmbrook (Brookfield) WI. This
service rolled naturally between the Rotarians in Silver Award is presented with deep
the booth and the young Interactor. Shared appreciation in recognition of sponsoring ten
enthusiasm seemed to build more ideas. new members with eight still active after four
Personally, I longed for a sheet of paper to write years.” So reads the certificate presented to John
down the great suggestions! Allen at the Elmbrook Rotary Changing of the
After a too short conversation, she headed off Guard, June 2011.
to enjoy the rest of the events. All of the In June, 2009, the RI Board of Directors
Rotarians working in the booth expressed pride established a recognition program for individual
in this young woman as a representative of her Rotarians in the area of membership and adopted
school and her club. We felt connected. Our a new membership slogan which is “Each
conversation quickly began to focus on working Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One”.
with Interactors in positive ways. I could hear As was stated by one of the board members,
our young friend talking to her parents as they “Reach One reminds us that because Rotary
strolled to another booth. "It is always about the membership is by invitation, it is essential that
importance of service as a life-long endeavor." each Rotarian reaches out and invites someone
Perhaps she will be a future Rotary leader. to join. Keep One reminds us that it's not
Whether or not that happens, I can tell that sufficient to simply sponsor someone into
service and loyalty are rapidly becoming Rotary; we must also see that new members
keystones to her life. Rotary is making a become active and involved Rotarians.”
difference in another life. John Allen is the first member of the
THERE'S STILL TIME Elmbrook Rotary Club to be recognized through
this program. A Rotarian since 1988 and past
club president of Elmbrook and Milwaukee
Northwest Rotary Cubs, John has continuously
encouraged fellow club members to invite
members of the community who would make
[For more information about the three
Don't forget to register for this year's Fall recognition levels of this recognition
Seminar to be held on October 22, 2011 from program see
7:30 a.m. to Noon. This event is free of charge;
however, registrations must be in by October
http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News o Dental (307 patients)
d http://shop.rotary.org/s?searchKeywords=reac o Vision (383 patients)
h+one&Action=submit] o Pharmacy
Served 88 girls from orphanage in
POLIO PLUS EVENTS Cuilapa (1 ½ hours away via bus)
The Ripon Rotary Club prepared corn and took First Year – Vision Professional
donations for Polio during their September-fest
o First time we had an optometrist
on September 17th. They not only raised
awareness - they raised 300 dollars! o He brought personal equipment
to treat patients to more
accurately prescribe eyeglasses
Ongoing educational scholarships for
local youth so they can continue beyond
o Established several years ago by
a Madison Rotarian, Jeannine
o She met with each current and
o $130 per child per year
Connected with Transitions in Antigua to
provide a wheelchair to a 21 year old man
who had polio when he was very
GUATEMALA MEDICAL RELIEF young. Until he received his wheelchair,
PROJECT he walked on his hands (wearing flip
OLIVEROS, GUATEMALA flops).
Our traveling team consisted of 36
January 21-26, 2011 members. Thirteen of the team are
Rotarians from the following
Highlights of 2011 Mission clubs: Amigos, Berlin, Hartford, M-T
Sunrise, Madison, Menomonee Falls,
Community Outreach Milwaukee Rotaract and Two Rivers
o Served alongside local Noon. Two of the team members are
physicians and nurses spouses of Rotarians of M-T Sunrise and
T-M Noon Clubs.
o Local people helped set up and
take down clinic Budget for 2011 mission - $13,500
o Taught the teachers how to o 69% spend on medications, 18%
properly brush teeth (and left a on dental supplies, 13%
lot of toothbrushes behind) miscellaneous (baggage fees,
orphanage transportation, et
Served 1,071 people al).
o Medical (959 patients)
Plan on focusing on dental and vision continues to do. In speaking to us about building
during next mission in January 2012. a dam that will supply fresh water for another 4
to 5 thousand people, Fr. Wally's message was
Would like to help the local clinic sustain quoted as follows; "We can live without
their efforts throughout the year. electricity, we can live without cell phones, but
The community plans on building a clinic we can not live without water!"
on donated land across the road from The water project has been a work in
where we hold our clinic. We may progress for the last three years. In January
participate in that project. 2012, there will be two groups of community
people and Rotarians going to Panama in
Do more health education during next an effort to complete the work, however we are
clinic in need of funds in order to buy the materials
· There was an interim visit to the needed. Fr. Wally needs our support. This will
community in August to make more require the help from other Rotary Clubs
connections and talk more with community who will consider it their project and help us
members. financially. As Fr. Wally has said, "What better
people to people project is there, than giving
We’d like to purchase the used auto others what they absolutely need?"
refractor that was used during our clinic Please consider the Water Project and help
and leave it in Guatemala. bring fresh water to those in need.
**We are always interested in donations Donations can be made out to: Ripon Rotary
of sunglasses (please – no Charitable Foundation; in the memo, write Fr.
prescriptions). Interested individuals can Wally.
apply for our next mission in January Send to: Ripon Rotary
2012. Contact Barb Johnson, Group P.O. Box 455
Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org Ripon, WI 54971
SHELTERBOX USA UPDATE
FATHER WALLY'S WATER PROJECT By Dan Christianson
Hello fellow Rotarians. It has been a very busy
time for me and ShelterBox. Let me first update
you on some of my activities.
In May of this year I was one of 12 Reps
chosen out of 300 to spend a long weekend in
Texas. We flew into Austin and were driven
about 2 ½ to the west in the „Hill Country” We
were taken to a 200 acre ranch in the middle of
nowhere. There, we spend the next three days
living in the tents and taking part in a mock
disaster training exercise. This was the closest
"Water is like the grace of God falling on the thing to being on an actual deployment.
mountains, coming to us." As quoted by Fr. In July we were asked by the Oshkosh
Wally Kasuboski, a Capuchin Priest, from Morning Rotary Club to have a display at the
Wacuco Panama. He has been in Panama for 2011 EAA conference. This was a weeklong
over 23 years, bringing fresh drinking water to commitment and with the clubs help it was great
the people of Panama. Fr. Wally is a native of fun.
RiponWisconsin, where he is an Honorary We then did a fund raising event with the
Member of the Ripon Rotary Club. Recently he Burlington Rotary Club. They had a live
visited Ripon Rotary, where he received the Paul auction and we raised enough money to
Harris Award for his all that he has done and purchase 4 ShelterBoxes.
We have also done a number of presentations 4. Must attend the international assembly for
to other Rotary groups and non-Rotarian groups. its full duration just prior to taking office.
I was just asked to be on an 8 person committee
for ShelterBox USA that will work to develop Duties of a Governor
training, programs, and relationships for The governor is charged with the duty of
ShelterBox USA and ShelterBox UK. furthering the Object of RI in exercising direct
ShelterBox has also been very busy on a supervision of the clubs in the district. The
number of deployments. Please check the governor shall be responsible for the following
ShelterBox USA web site for all the details. activities in the district.
I am looking for both Rotarians and non- a) organizing new clubs
Rotarians that would like to become involved in b) strengthening existing clubs
the ShelterBox mission. There are a number of c) promoting cordial relations between clubs
areas one can become involved. I have been a and between the clubs and RI;
one person committee and really need to expand d) planning for and presiding at the district
due to the increased activity with ShelterBox. conference and assisting the governor-elect
Please call or email me for additional details. If in the planning and preparation for the
you need a program for your club, church or presidents-elect training and district
school, let me know. assembly.
e) personally visiting every club as early in
Dan Christianson the year as possible, but preferably during
ShelterBox USA the first six months;
414-852-1624 email@example.com f) issuing a monthly letter to each club
president and secretary in the district;
SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL g) reporting promptly to RI as may be
required by the president or the board;
ROTARIANS IN DISTRICT 6270
h) supplying the governor-elect, prior to the
District Governor Nominations international assembly, full information as to
the condition of clubs with recommended
Now is the time to nominate one of your past action for strengthening clubs;
presidents to be a candidate for District i) transferring continuing district files to the
Governor for the Rotary year 2014-15. The governor-elect; and
application deadline is November 1, 2011. j) performing such other duties as are
inherent as the officer of RI.
The successful candidate will experience a once
in a lifetime opportunity as THE officer of Look around, Rotarians! There are highly
Rotary International in District 6270. He/she qualified leaders in District 6270 who meet these
will have the fantastic opportunity to meet and qualifications.
work closely with all of the Rotarians and clubs
in District 6270, as well as forming new lifelong If you know of a Rotarian meeting the above
friendships with 500+ other governors from qualifications, take the initiative today, and talk
throughout the world of Rotary International. to that person about becoming a candidate for
Governor, then contact PDG Bill Wresch
To qualify a candidate, a Rotarian must meet (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application forms are
these basic criteria: online at the district web site --
1. Be a member in good standing (except http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/home.aspx?did
honorary) of a Rotary club that is in good =6270
standing with Rotary International.
2. Have served one full term as club Stay Up to Date
president. Please visit our District 6270 website at
3. Have completed at least seven years of www.rotary6270.com
membership in one or more Rotary clubs. for all up to date information.
Fox Cities Morning Rotary Club Member SAVE THE DATE
Makes the Billboard Rotary District 6270
(Congratulations Dr. Pat Mahoney!) Conference 2012
An International Affair
April 27-29, 2012
Green Lake, WI USA
Hosted by District Governor Nancy
Mark Your Calendar Rhodes
October 22 District Fall Seminar, Hartford Middle The Rotary Club of West Allis
November 3 Foundation Celebration, Schauer Center -
Super Bowl Raffle Update
November 8 Executive Committee, MJ
Stevens,Hartford To: All District 6270
December 14 Annual District Holiday Party (Leadership Rotary Club Presidents and Secretaries:
January 15-21 International Assembly DGE Training,
The State of Wisconsin Gaming
Commission, which is responsible for issuing
the raffle license for our annual Rotary fund
Diego, CA raiser, has informed us that our raffle does not
February 3-4 Central States Rot. Youth Exchange, comply with the Gaming law. Therefore, they
Schaumburg Hyatt-Schaumburg, IL cannot allow us to run the raffle as we have in
February Executive-Finance Committee, MJ the past. It is their position that the existing law
does not allow it.
Our local attorneys, Congressman and the
Hartford mayor of Brookfield, a member of the Elm
March 9-11 PETS , Westin Inn, Itasca, IL Brook Club, have been involved and agree with
April 14 District Assembly, Hartford Middle this legal position. We plan to follow up on the
School requirement to change the law so that we can
April 27-29 District Conference - Heidl House,
again have a district raffle.
The time required to do this is such that we
will not be able to accomplish it for this year's
May Executive Committee, TBD If you would like further information, please
June 16-22 World Affairs Seminar, Carroll contact
Joe Gilsinger at 262-782-0445 or
June 28 Changing of the Guard, TBD
New Assistant Governor On Board 5:00 p.m. or Tuesday, September 13 from 11:00
a.m. - Noon.
Jim Asplin has had to resign due to health
issues. Karen White of the Plymouth Rotary Please go to the following website for
club has accepted the role. She will have the registration, information on system requirements
3 Sheboygan clubs, Plymouth and Port and more information on these programs.
We wish Jim our very best and thank Karen http://www.rotary.org/EN/MEDIAANDNEWS/MU
for agreeing to fill this important position. LTIMEDIA/WEBINARS/Pages/ridefault.aspx
RI Offers Free Webinars Polio Eradication Within Reach –
Three free webinars are being offered by RI By Dan Nixon
Rotary International News -- 25 August 2011
during the months of September, October and
November. Among the key goals of the Global Polio
The first one is by Rotary's new General Eradication Initiative(GPEI) is interrupting
Secretary, John Hewko, who will talk about his transmission of the wild poliovirus by the end of
experience and background as well as his goals 2012. Although the GPEI Independent Monitoring
for his first year as general secretary. He will Board (IMB) reported in July that this goal may be in
also respond to questions and ask participants jeopardy, it also noted signs of progress and provided
several recommendations that could help get the
for feedback on how the professional staff at
program back on track.
Rotary can better serve you. T he GPEI has made significant steps forward
The second one is called "Using Social since the launch last year of its new strategic plan and
Media to Promote Your Club or District. This the bivalent oral polio vaccine. Among the four
free one-hour webinar will offer Rotarians polio-endemic countries, India has reported only one
information and ideas on maintaining and case of polio so far this year. The country “is on track
effectively using social media sites, such as to interrupt transmission this year,” the
Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. The first two report states.
webinars will focus on the basics of social “The northern part of India, where most of the
media. The third webinar will focus on more problem had been, hasn‟t had one case in 15
months,” adds Robert S. Scott, chair of Rotary‟s
advanced social media skills.
International PolioPlus Committee.
The third webinar is called "Closing the Back The other polio-endemic countries are
Door," which will discuss challenges that clubs Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. The IMB report
are experiencing with keeping membership and cites good progress in Afghanistan while spotlighting
learnings about resources, solutions, and best the challenge of immunizing children in conflict
practices available to clubs to combat these areas. Nigeria also has been making good headway
challenges. but, following elections in April, needs to sustain the
John Hewko's webinar will be offered on political commitment required to ensure eradication
Monday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. and on of the disease.
Thursday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m. This is In Pakistan, cases doubled in the first six months
of 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. The
limited to 500 seats, so register now.
report commended the country‟s high-level
The social media webinar will be held on commitment to polio eradication through its national
Wednesday, October 12 at 11 a.m. or on emergency action plan, launched in January, but
Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. This is for added that the plan needs to make a stronger impact
the first session. The more advanced webinar at the local level.
will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at The report also expressed concern about
6:00 p.m. controlling polio in countries with reestablished
The Membership Retention webinar is transmission, including Angola, Chad, and
scheduled for Tuesday September 6, from 4:00- Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Despite these challenges, polio cases
worldwide decreased almost 50 percent during the
first six months of 2011, compared with the same Rotarians in every country must continuously
period in 2010. talk it up with their fellow Rotarians and, at
“Type 3 polio numbers have dropped to 15 this every opportunity, with their political leaders, to
year,” says Scott, referring to one of only two strains ensure support, both financial and moral.”
of the wild poliovirus that remain. “It appears type 3 During a TED conversation in July, Bruce
will soon be eradicated completely.” Aylward, the World Health Organization‟s assistant
Health experts believe that eradicating polio, director-general for polio eradication and related
rather than trying to control the disease, is both areas, called Rotarians‟ efforts at the international
feasible and essential. and grassroots levels “incredibly powerful for a
“There are approximately a dozen countries where global health initiative like polio eradication.”
polio gets reported sporadically, and those cases can Everyone can help end the disease, Aylward said,
all be traced back to the four countries where by providing funding and reminding their
transmission has continued,” says Robert Murphy, communities and government leaders that polio still
director of the Center for Global Health at exists and causes tremendous suffering.
Northwestern University in Illinois, USA. “If we “We have the chance to ensure that no child ever
focus on those four countries, the cases in the other suffers from polio again, and each of us plays a role
countries are going to evaporate.” in that,” he said.
“It‟s very important to finish the job soon, because For more information:
we‟re so close. If we back off now, the problem is Read more about polio and what you can
going to get bigger and even more expensive.” do to help.
Finishing polio once and for all, the IMB report
states, will require enhanced political commitment, Watch a video "The Last Hurdle" about
secure funding, and strengthened technical capacity. Rotary's work to eradicate polio
“The eradication of polio is the responsibility of Ask questions of RI General Secretary
every government,” says Scott, noting the unanimous John Hewko during a free webinar
decision in 1988 at the World Health Assembly to
pursue that goal.