Visiting and prospective Rotarians are always welcome. We hope to see you there! 

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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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Nathan Moldavsky was our most recent Student of the Month.  His parents, David & Sara Moldavsky, also attended our meeting while we honored Nathan for his service above self.  Nathan was selected for his commitment to serving his community and his school through his leadership and involvement with multiple service groups. 
Nathan has utilized his passion and love for music to help serve the disability community.  Nathan has been playing the piano since he was 6 years old.  His freshman year he started a non-profit program called “Piano for Change” to spread awareness of the benefits of music for individuals with disabilities.  He has organized multiple concerts and raised over $18,000 to fund programs for people with disabilities.  Nathan plans to double major in psychology and neuroscience this fall.  Nathan, we thank you for all that you do for your school and community!
Nathan is pictured above with his parents: 
David, Nathan (Student of the Month) and Sara Moldavsky
Thiensville-Mequon Rotary is a proud sponsor of the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony at Homestead High School. President Maureen O'Leary-Guth gave the welcome address. 155 students were inducted into the society this year. Special thanks to Megan Borland for coordinating the event with the High School.
Our speaker on Tuesday, March 21 is Sara Pashak. Sara Pashak currently serves as the President of the Board and Meal Site Ambassador for the Ozaukee Food Alliance. She is Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at UWM and resides in Port Washington with her husband, Don, and two awesome kids. She cannot imagine a life without service, though she wouldn't mind a nap.
Sport Basketball GIF by Marquette Athletics
The time has come to participate in our annual TM Rotary March Madness non-Virtual Tournament. Everyone is encouraged to fill out as many brackets as they would like (5 recommended). Here's how it works.
The cost of entering is $20 per bracket.  The proceeds will all be donated to the Rotary International Foundation at the end of the tournament with the lesser of all funds raised and $1,000 donated in the name of the winner. The lesser of the remaining funds and $500 will be donated in the name of the first runner up, and the lesser of the remaining funds and $250 will be donated in the name of the second runner up.  
There are 3 ways to enter.
1. Click this link to create your bracket.  It will take you right to the website to login and create your brackets.
2. Print or download several copies of the attached bracket and manually fill them out. Email them to Sam ( or drop them off at Sam's office (1251 W. Glen Oaks Lane, Mequon). Please do this as soon as possible, but not later than Wednesday evening. 
3.  Send Sam an email indicating you don't want to go through the hassle of filling out your own brackets, but want to participate.  Let him know how many brackets you'd like him to randomly select for you, and he'll roll the dice on your behalf. Please do this as soon as possible, but not later than Wednesday evening. 
A few extra things:
Please don't make Sam chase you down for money. You can write a check (payable to the Rotary Foundation), pay cash, or send money via Venmo to @Sam-Azinger. Money should be delivered by the end of the Tournament (but sooner would be preferred).
Feel free to share with your friends.
Even if you are not a member of the TM Rotary Club, you are welcome to participate.  If you win and are not a member of the Club, the funds will be donated by the Club and points will be issued toward an honorary Paul Harris (unless you would like to dedicate a member whom the proceeds should be donated on their behalf). We'll cross that bridge if/when we get there. What's important to remember is that the proceeds will be donated within the TM Rotary Club. #RetainTheSamAzingerTrophy!
Good Luck!
Rotarians spent a chilly Thursday afternoon viewing local inclusive playgrounds. The team of Jim Ott, Megan Borland, Sandy Custer, Kathleen Schneider, and Jenne Hohn met at Possibility Playground in Port Washington, All My Friends Playground in Grafton, and the All Children's Play Area in Menomonee Falls. Contact Jenne with the New Projects Committee if you are interested in participating in this project.
Rotarians were out and about to hear members Thiensville Village President Van Mobley and Superintendent of Schools Matt Joynt at the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce State of the Community event. The event also featured Mayor Andrew Nerbun. The event was held at the Annex at Foxtown Brewery and sponsored by Concordia University.
Thanks to Maureen and her team at O'Leary-Guth Law Office for hosting our Fireside Chat. Ellen, Sandy, and Maureen gave a thorough history of Rotary and our club. It was an informative and engaging evening. Thanks to all who attended!
On Tuesday, March 14 we feature speaker Tracy Johnson. Tracy has served as CEO of CARW  – the Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin since 2014.  She has more than 25 years of association management and non-profit experience and has held roles as executive director for TEMPO Milwaukee; director of public affairs for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; and director of communications for an association of plumbing and mechanical contractors. Tracy spent several years with a global manufacturer, Bradley Corporation, as well as a local advocacy group, Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE). She has served on a number of volunteer and professional boards and committees, and is very involved in community organizations including Ascension Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee Rotary Club, VISIT Milwaukee, Public Policy Forum, TDA – Transportation Development Association, and Mobilise. Tracy holds a public relations degree and an executive MBA with a focus on international business, both from Marquette University. She has been recognized by the Business Journal as a Forty Under 40, Woman of Influence” and Power Broker. Tracy is a West Allis native and enjoys running, golf, and watching Marquette and Bucks basketball.  In 2020, she completed the US Chamber of Commerce IOM (Institute of Organizational Management) program and went on to earn the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives.  Tracy also holds the RCE (REALTORS Certified Executive) designation from the National Association of REALTORS. In her community, Tracy serves as a member of the Mequon Economic Development Committee, Mequon Festivals Committee, and the Weyenberg Public Library Foundation Board. She is a frequent guest host and contributor on AM620 WTMJ.  Tracy lives in Mequon with her husband Jim and sons Zachary (12) and Charlie (9), who both attend Lumen Christi Catholic School.
Nancy and Russ' Mississippi eagle trip to Ferryville.
Why/where is Ferryville? 15m north of Prairie Du Chen. An article in a magazine about Ferryville's annual Eagle Feast.
Result? 3.5 hour drive through Wisconsin's heartland and a huge amount of chilling. Side trip to Iowa for breakfast and more chilling.
Tyler and Jenne had an awesome time at Rotary PETS. From training with the District Governor to networking with the incoming Presidents of Ozaukee County, to meeting new friends from District 6270 and beyond, it was an incredible weekend. Incoming International President Gordon McInally presented on Friday, offering his vision for Rotary 2023-24. The theme for the upcoming Rotary year is "Create Hope in the World."  McInally's focus is mental health and well-being. The speech will soon be available and posted on our website. We look forward to the upcoming Rotary year!
On Tuesday, March 7 we welcome Teresa Coronado from the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. 
Teresa Coronado learned to sail scows on her grandfather's knee, and has been sailing all boats in all weathers ever since. She competed in the Race to Alaska in 2018, but has stuck to the Great Lakes for her racing adventures since then. Teresa is crew on Eclipse in the Milwaukee Bay Women’s Sailing Organization Monday-night racing series, and crew on Team Cattywampus in the MAST Friday night racing series. She currently sails a Sunfish, a Butterfly, and an old Capri 13 on Lake Michigan when she isn't chartering on Lake Superior or in the BVI. After joining the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and learning about keelboats, she began sailing the loveable Ensign, too.  Teresa’s certifications include: US Sailing Keelboat and US Sailing Keelboat Instructor certification; AED/CPR/First Aid Infant, Child, Adult, Red Cross certification; US Sailing Level 1 Instructor certification; US Sailing REACH instructor certification; US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Instructor. She also has a PhD in Early American Literature from the University of Oregon. Teresa currently serves as the Chair of the Lake Michigan Sail Race Federation Women’s Sailing committee, as a Board member of the Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference, and is the Outreach & Program Director of the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center.
Kola Alayande and Chuck Zamora led a Rotary Means Business event on Friday, February 24 at No Studios in Milwaukee. Group members promoted their businesses followed by a presentation on goal-setting led by internationally acclaimed speaker Zamora. No Studios is a unique community space founded by Academy Award winner and Wisconsin native John Ridley. Look for these events to be held every other month.
The Mequon-Milwaukee Diversity Passport Club has scholarship opportunities available. Please spread the word!
Join us at O'Leary-Guth Law Office for a Rotary Fireside Chat - RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO MARCH 8Th
From Membership Director Jeff McLean: The focus of this event is a fireside chat for new members, but we would love to have as many club members join as possible for a lively discussion about Rotary, our club and how to get involved. 
Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 
1251 W. Glen Oaks Lane, Mequon, WI 53092
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(Mike Phillips is pictured on the right)
2022-23 Rotary International District 6270 Governor Mike Phillips
Mike grew up in Chicago, attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where he lived from 1972- 1985, and has made West Bend his home since 1985. A Rotarian for over 15 years, Mike has served in numerous club and district positions, including president of West Bend Sunrise Rotary in 2013-14, and Assistant District Governor for Area D from 2017-2020. Outside of Rotary, Mike remains active in multiple businesses, enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs, and is a talented musician.
Our speaker on Tuesday, February 14 is new member Angelica Niemann. 

Angelica Niemann is the inaugural Miss Wisconsin in the Miss Volunteer America Organization- an organization that empowers women through serving their communities. Angelica has worked for over a decade to accomplish her goal to compete at the national level. She represented Wisconsin last May where she earned the Interview Award making up 40% of the overall score. Angelica lives in the Mequon area and is the current Marketing Manager at Spectrum Investment Advisors.

Topic: The Power of Persistence

March 2023
Upcoming Events
Maureen O’Leary-Guth
Mar 28, 2023 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Jason Klagstad, President/Jesse Daily, Board Mem
Apr 04, 2023 12:00 PM (Wisconsin Area Music Industry)
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
Dona Drew
May 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator, US Department of Veterans Affairs
Maureen O'Leary-Guth
May 16, 2023 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Vince Vitrano, Host: Wisconsin Morning News
May 23, 2023 12:00 PM
Good Karma Brands
No Meeting
May 30, 2023 12:00 PM
Honoring Andrew Petzold
Jun 06, 2023 12:00 PM
Marty Brooks
Jun 13, 2023 12:00 PM
President/CEO of the Wisconsin Center District
Maureen O'Leary-Guth
Jun 20, 2023 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Changing of the Guard
Jun 27, 2023 5:00 PM
North Shore Country Club
No Meeting
Jul 04, 2023 12:00 PM
Family Night
Aug 22, 2023 5:00 PM
Rotary Park
No Meeting
Sep 05, 2023 12:00 PM
Meeting Responsibilities
March 21st
MacFarlane, Ellen
March 28th
Niemann, Angelica
April 4th
Gohsman, Peter
March 21st
Carr, Tim
March 28th
Counsellor, James
April 4th
Holtz, Rob
March 21st
Rosing, John
March 28th
Mader, Heather
April 4th
Hunzinger, Nicholas
If you cannot fulfill your responsibility, please make arrangements for someone else to take your place.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary / Director
Public Relations / Marketing
International Service
Club Service
Vocational Service
Community Service
The Rotary Foundation

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