Elmbrook Rotary Club News
It has been announced that the new Assistant Governor (AG) for Area E of RI District 6270 during 2019-2022 is Elmbrook's own Larry Myers. A relatively new member of Elmbrook Rotary, Myers has 21 years of perfect attendance at Whitnall Park Rotary and Elmbrook Rotary. He twice served as President of Whitnall Park Rotary and has been a member of District 6270's Scholarships Committee for four years.
 
Area E of District 6270 comprises three local clubs: Elmbrook, Mukwonago, & Oconomowoc. There are currently 53 local clubs in District 6270. The previous Assistant Governor for Area E was also another Elmbrook Rotarian, Wally Smanski.
After a break of two weeks, Elmbrook Rotary resumed its Friday morning breakfast schedule on Friday, July 12.
 
Guest speaker was Thomas Fehring. An engineer by trade, Mr. Fehring has penned a number of books, including "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee and the Engineers Who Created Them." A 2017 JSOnline article describes his passion:  "Ferhing wants to preserve Milwaukee's history and to tell others about the significant engineering accomplishments. He established some sites as engineering landmarks in the city. Most recently, a landmark was devoted to the Sholes & Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful machine sold to the public." (https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/books/2017/07/14/magnificent-machines-milwaukee-recalls-inventions-engineering-innovations/453491001). Fehring shared the insights about Milwaukee's machine innovations which he gleaned in writing this monograph. His books are available for sale online at www.amazon.com. Profits from "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee" go to the Milwaukee County Historical Society, whose Board of Directors includes two ERC Rotarians, Fred Gettelman and Mark Zalewski.
 
Join ERC any Friday, 7:00 a.m., at the Western Racket Club in Elm Grove for breakfast, a most interesting presentation, and the opportunity to meet community Rotarians. 
A new Rotary year began on July 1. The Rotary International Presidential Theme for 2019-2020 is "Rotary Connects the World."
 
 
Mark Daniel Maloney (Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA) is RI President for 2019-2020 and believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience. “(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences,” Maloney says. “It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”
 
Rotarians in RI District 3350 (Thailand) have produced an interesting song & video that connects the 2019-2020 Presidential Theme with the work and impact of Rotary worldwide. Click here or on the image below to view and hear the production. It is only 3 min. 29 sec. in length.
 
Elmbrook Rotary Club once again this year sponsored a unit in the Brookfield 4th of July Parade.
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
The unit featured 2019-2020 ERC President Michael Schmeling. The convertible was driven by 2018-2019 President Kevin Roche. Other ERC Rotarians and family members also participated and distributed approximately 90 lbs of candy along the parade route. Weather was perfect; patriotism was abundant. Thanks to all!
Elmbrook Rotary Club participated in supporting the Elm Grove Family Fun Fest (which included the Fun Run) on July 4. All activities occurred at Elm Grove Village Park.
 
        
 
 
 
    
 
 
ERC volunteers assisted with the annual Fun Run. They also sold Sprecher products (provided by Sprecher), sodas & water (provided by Sendik's), and glo sticks at the Family Fun Fest. 
 
Thanks to all who assisted in another successful event that impacted the community!
 
The June 26th "Changing of the Guard" event included installation of the 2019-2020 Officers of Elmbrook Rotary Club.
 
 
The 2019-2020 Officers are:
 
President, Mike Schmeling
President-Elect, Tom Hochuli
Secretary, Thom Arndt
Sergeant-at-Arms, Harry Farchmin
Treasurer, Mark Zalewski
Immediate Past President, Kevin Roche
 
2018-2019 ERC President Kevin Roche and his team were given well-deserved gratitude for their leadership during the past year. It was also announced that the Elmbrook Rotary Club will receive a Rotary Citation with Gold Presidential Distinction for the club's successes during 2018-2019. Well done!
 
In his acceptance speech, 2019-2020 President Mike Schmeling lauded the past successes of Elmbrook Rotary and appealed for continued support throughout the next Rotary year. The Rotary International Presidential Theme for 2019-2020 is "Rotary Connects the World." Mark Daniel Maloney (Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA) is RI President for 2019-2020 and believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience. “(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences,” Maloney says. “It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”
Concurrent with the 2019 "Changing of the Guard" event on June 26, there occurred additional fundraising opportunities for the 123 members and guests (a record #!) in attendance. Three opportunities presented themselves:  Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, & a Cork Pull.
 
 
 
The Silent Auction netted a total of $10,288. The 50/50 Raffle brought in an additional $1,000, and the Cork Pull netted $500. [The recipient of the 50/50 Raffle donated the $500 winnings back to the overall effort.] The grand total, to be added to the "Spikes for Types" proceeds, is therefore $11,788. The Elmbrook Rotary Foundation's Board of Directors is responsible for distribution of these monies via grant requests and other community charity involvement.
 
Sincere thanks to all ERC members (especially committee members) and guests for a wonderful gala evening and successful fundraising efforts!
After a rather long hiatus, the Fireside Chat has resumed at Elmbrook Rotary. The fireside chat is a tradition that has endured as a fun, welcoming social activity that provides new members with a history of Rotary and an explanation of the various opportunities for involvement.  This is an informal way to learn about community and international projects and find common interests.
 
          
 
The first renewed Fireside Chat occurred in the home of Mark Thurner on Wednesday evening, June 19. Participants learned much about the programs and activities of Elmbrook Rotary Club in addition to those of District 6270, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation.
 
The next Fireside Chat is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16. If you have never attended a Fireside Chat, please contact ERC member John Allen to add your name to the guest list. You won't regret it.
 
On May 27, 2019, Elmbrook Rotary Club participated in the 72nd annual Elm Grove Memorial Day Parade. ERC President Kevin Roche led the parade unit, which included Tom Hochuli, Larry Myers, Chris & Carina Salani, Matt Smanski, & Mark Thurner. In addition to receiving good exercise by walking the parade route, they distributed 75 lbs of candy to children (and children-at-heart) who observed this annual tradition alongside the streets. Thanks to all who assisted! Special thanks go to Jeanne & John Allen, who offered their yard and home before, during, and after the parade for before-parade treats, a great view of the parade itself, and an after-parade cookout. Approximately 40 ERC Rotarians, including family members and guests, enjoyed the hospitality of the Allen's.
Recipients of the 2019 ERC AVID Scholarships have been announced. There are two four-year awards and one two-year award. To be eligible, students have to be actively involved in the AVID program at Brookfield Central H.S. or Brookfield East H.S.
 
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a school-wide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by more than 4,000 schools in 45 states and 15 countries over 28 years. It is a research-based program that equips students to meet the challenges of rigorous coursework in high school and college.
 
The recipients at Brookfield Central are Anita Ayala (four-year winner), who intends to major in Criminal Justice at UWM, and Emily Metzinger (two-year winner), who will pursue a Business associate degree at WCTC. The Brookfield East recipient is Mariana Brown (four-year winner), who intends to study Business at Arizona State University.
 
ERC President Kevin Roche with Mariana Brown
2019 AVID Scholarship Winner at Brookfield East H.S.
 
Elmbrook Rotary extends hearty congratulations to the scholarship recipients and wishes much success for them in their college endeavors!
How do others perceive Rotary and what we do?
 
Enjoy this humorous video about what Rotary really is. Click me to view!
 
Filmed in 2017 in the Fargo-Moorhead area (North Dakota Minnesota border region), where there are five Rotary Clubs. Video was supported by Rotary District 5580.
 
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Members of the 2019 Guatemala Vision Team stand in front of the house they built in February along with the Ventura family who will be living there!
 
Our Meeting Location
Whether you're a visiting Rotarian or someone interested in finding out what Rotary's all about, please feel free to join us on Friday Mornings. You'll receive a hearty welcome - plus a whole lot more! Our meetings are held at The Western Racquet Club in Elm Grove.

ImageWHEN: Elmbrook Rotary Club is a breakfast club that meets every Friday from 7:00-8:00 AM
 
WHERE:  Western Racquet Club in Elm Grove, WI. 1800 Highland Road
 
COST: $16 Breakfast
 
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About Elmbrook Rotary
Elmbrook Rotary Club was founded by 26 Brookfield and Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA business leaders to promote fellowship as a foundation for community service, ethical ideals and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. Elmbrook Rotary Club is also proud to sponsor The Brookfield East High School Interact Club, a service oriented group of high school students. Our mailing address is: Elmbrook Rotary, P.O. Box 1014, Brookfield WI 53008-1014.
 
 
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Speakers
Dr. Mora Anderson
Jul 26, 2019 7:00 AM
An update on Rotary support to the CWA
Sarah Perkins
Aug 02, 2019 7:00 AM
Wisconsin Leadership Seminar
Mark, Phyllis, Harry, & Mike
Aug 09, 2019 7:00 AM
Rotary International Convention
Classification Talks
Aug 16, 2019 7:00 AM
Willms, Myers, & Zwirlein
 
Rotary 2019-2020 Theme
 
 
Rotary Four-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Service Above Self
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Rotary's Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Service Above Self

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Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Service Above Self

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Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Service Above Self

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