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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
River Club of Mequon
12400 North Ville Du Parc Drive
Mequon, WI 53092
United States of America
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Holiday Music Line-up:
3:30 – 4:30 PM, MTSD Elem/Middle School Orchestras
4:30 – 5:00 PM, Christ Alone Youth & Adult Choirs
5:00 – 5:30 PM, Lakeshore & Steffen Choirs
5:30 – 6:00 PM, Homestead High School Choir
 
 
 
Upcoming Event! Save the date

The 9th Annual Winter Wonderland will take place on Sunday, December 11 from 3:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. in front of City Hall on Cedarburg Road. Santa will arrive by a horse-drawn wagon and children can have their picture taken with him inside the Isham Day House. Judah the Maccabee will also be at the festival to have pictures taken in front of a giant Menorah. There will be numerous activities for children to take part in including ornament making, cookie decorating, wagon rides, and a Gingerbread Bounce House. Holiday music will be provided by the MTSD Elementary & Middle School Orchestra from 3:30 - 4:30 P.M., the Christ Alone Choirs from 4:30 - 5:00 P.M., the Lakeshore & Steffen Choirs from 5:00 - 5:30 P.M., and the Homestead H.S. Choir from 5:30 - 6:00 P.M. Mr. P's Grilled Cheese and Ruby Tap will be providing food and beverages.
 
I was never given a choice about joining Rotary.  My Father in Law was President at the time I finished my residency.  During my residency he had taken me to lunch  with George Witte to help get me interested in practicing in the area. They  said to me, "Of course you will join Rotary."  My response was, "of course".  As a new resident of the community I immediately enjoyed meeting and becoming friends with so many varied and interesting people.  It took a while to fully appreciate what being in a service club really meant and how being a small part could make a difference.   I enjoy the sense of community, the lunches, and the avenue for giving back.  People like Herb Hillman, Karl Hertz, Stan Smith, Tim Carr and Dan Gannon have been huge influences, mostly good.
Our speaker on Tuesday, November 15 was Cori Guerin, CEO of Family Promise of Ozaukee County, Inc. The YouTube video link she referenced can be found here: https://youtu.be/c8ElkbE46Ao.
 
 
Cori is the newly appointed CEO of Family Promise of Ozaukee County and the current 2022/2023 President of the Mequon Thiensville Sunrise Rotary club.
Family Promise is currently building a static homeless shelter, known as the Portlight Shelter, at the corner of Sunset and LL in Port Washington.  The agency works with currently homeless individuals and families but spends a majority of their work helping people remain in their homes by providing access to rent assistance, section 8 vouchers and other forms of state and local assistance.  Family Promise also helps connect those in need to access to energy assistance, food share, job search assistance, credit repair, educational resources and many other resources available in the community.  Family Promise is making a difference in the lives of families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Ozaukee County.
Prior to taking on her leadership role at Family Promise, Cori worked as a Director of Donor Relations at Concordia University.  She worked with major donors, foundations, corporate partners and others to create a robust portfolio of fundraising experience.  While at Concordia she obtained her MBA with a concentration in Strategic Communications and Public Relations.  She is currently in pursuit of her CFRE certification and hopes to obtain it by the end of 2023.
Cori has been happily married to Brian Guerin for over 5 years and they are delighted to be the proud parents and step-parents of 8 children; 5 daughters and 3 sons, with the oldest son expecting their first grandchild in May.
Cori and Brian love to travel, be outdoors, exercise, bike, golf and hunt.  They also spend many volunteer hours working with the Riverwest Food Pantry, St. Ben’s, Family Promise, Globall Giving, LLS, the Alzheimer’s Association and the many service projects that both of their Rotary clubs are involved with.
 
My Rotary journey is still a brief one with only two years of membership and various interruptions. I have yet to find the passion in the numerous opportunities that this organization offers.
That being said, I truly have come to appreciate the privilege of being part of this organization and being able to associate with people who have done so many great things for our communities.
I am constantly amazed at the dedication and years and even decades of commitment and services that our members give freely in time and effort.  
I am proud to be a Rotarian and feel that I am on the brink of being able to commit to a special initiative in which I can contribute.  I feel I have been blessed in my life and welcome the opportunity to give back to either those who have been less fortunate or those who are still searching for their purpose. 
 
My first experience with the T-M Rotary was years ago when I attended as a guest so many times, I felt obliged to join.
 
It was good decision.
 
1. I discovered the many valuable contributions the Rotary made to our community and Globally and wanted to be part of it.
 
2. I made many new friends from the terrific people who are the members.
 
3. Since I am responsible for all the wonderful deeds that Sandy Custer does, I feel it is my obligation to the club to continue prodding him on to keep doing what he does so fabulously.
 
4. The T-M Rotary (NoonClub ) is a true jewel in the T-M Community comprised of many outstanding  people and I am proud to be associated with them as a member.

Postcards from Rotary’s archives show how members fulfilled and affirmed their meeting attendance while away from their home clubs. The family of J.G. Clapp, who served as secretary of the Rotary Club of Palm Springs, California, in the 1960s, donated some picturesque cards to Rotary International, including this one from 1968, when a member of the Palm Springs club visited the Rotary Club of Athens.

I originally joined the Milwaukee Rotary years ago when I worked and lived downtown.  My career took me to Mequon and my wife and I moved to Cedarburg.  I actually took a few years off from Rotary after the move to the North Shore as I found it hard to make all of the meetings in downtown Milwaukee. I always had a desire to get involved in my new community and when long member Roger Kirgues brought me to a Rotary meeting, I instantly felt welcomed. I love the comradery the club has and have found it easy to feel connected due to the size of the club compared to others.  The long time members are great mentors and stewards for the newer members and continue to show the next generation what it truly means to be a Rotarian. I am honored to be part of this club and look forward to the many years ahead.
Rotarians ruled the night at the M-T Chamber of Commerce night and awards ceremony.
The words Rotary and Rotarian rang through the hall repeatedly (Thankfully the board decided a drinking game was ill advised). 
 
Business of the Year,
O’Leary-Guth Law Office, S.C.
Citizen of the Year,
Ellen MacFarlane
Distinguished Service,
John Wirth
Next Generation Leadership,
Heather Mader
Thanks to the group that participated in Roadside Clean-up: Sam and his sons, Sandy, Dan, Jenne, Jim L, Ellen, Jim O, Tim V, and John W. Sandy always manages the gathering of items needed for clean-up and we appreciate it! 
 
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
Links
 
Speakers
Damian Buchman, Founder and Executive Director
Dec 06, 2022 12:00 PM
The Ability Center
Van Mobley
Dec 13, 2022 12:00 PM
State of Thiensville
Holiday Concert
Dec 20, 2022 12:00 PM
Holiday Concert
No Meeting - Christmas Week
Dec 27, 2022 12:00 PM
Robert Tatterson, PhD
Jan 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Xponential Ventures
Robert Roden, President
Jan 10, 2023 12:00 PM
Ozaukee County Farm Bureau
Maureen O'Leary
Jan 24, 2023 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Melissa Shneyder and Tim Vertz
Jan 31, 2023 12:00 PM
Gathering on the Green 2023 Update
Jordan Luhr, CEO/Executive Director
Feb 07, 2023 12:00 PM
Balance, Inc.
Angelica Niemann, Miss Wisconsin, Marketing Dir.
Feb 14, 2023 12:00 PM
Spectrum Investment Advisors
Maureen O'Leary-Guth
Feb 21, 2023 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Mike Phillips
Feb 28, 2023 12:00 PM
District Governor
Teresa Coronado, Outreach & Development Director
Mar 07, 2023 12:00 PM
Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
Tracy Johnson
Mar 14, 2023 12:00 PM
President and CEO of the Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin
Mark Gierach
Mar 21, 2023 12:00 PM
Executive Director, Saukville Community Food Pantry
Maureen O’Leary-Guth
Mar 28, 2023 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Traci Neuman and Brian Ewig, Producers
Apr 11, 2023 12:00 PM
PBS My Wisconsin Backyard
Matt Joynt, Superintendent of Schools
Apr 18, 2023 12:00 PM
Mequon-Thiensville School District
Business Meeting
Apr 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Maureen O'Leary-Guth
Daniel Buttery, President & CEO
May 02, 2023 12:00 PM
War Memorial Center
Vince Vitrano, Host: Wisconsin Morning News
May 23, 2023 12:00 PM
Good Karma Brands
Meeting Responsibilities
Prayer/Inspiration
November 29th
Hillman, Herbert
 
December 6th
Weston, Shelley
 
December 13th
Hertz, Karl V.
 
December 20th
Schneider, Kathleen
 
Greeter
November 29th
Gohsman, Peter
 
December 6th
Borland, Megan
 
December 13th
Azinger, Samuel
 
December 20th
Smith, Stanford
 
Pledge
November 29th
McLean, Jeffrey
 
December 6th
Lysaught, James
 
December 13th
Witte-Dycus, Russ
 
December 20th
Shneyder, Melissa
 
If you cannot fulfill your responsibility, please make arrangements for someone else to take your place.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Executive Secretary / Director
Treasurer
Public Relations / Marketing
International Service
Club Service
Vocational Service
Community Service
Membership
The Rotary Foundation

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