Amigos de Milwaukee
February 2016


Club Executives & Directors
Tre Waldren
President Elect
Vice President
Director At Large
Director At Large
Club Information

Welcome to our club!

Amigos de Milwaukee

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI  53202
United States
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Rotary Amigos is committed to serving causes that affect the local Latino community and the international Latino community. Our organization seeks to benefit the world in any matter that we can serve.  Our meetings are Conducted In English! You do not need to speak Spanish to attend our meetings. We don't limit our service to the Latino community. We will assist any organization that will benefit from our services.
Many of our members are fluent in Spanish and welcome the opportunity to assist those interested in acquiring proficiency.



You are cordially invited to our 2015 Rotary Amigos de Milwaukee Changing of the Guard Ceremony on June 30th, 2015 at 5:30 PM.  This annual tradition has become a great event with excellent food and fun entertainment while we review the last year and have a chance to catch the Amigos vision for the coming year.  Once again this year, food will be provided by Antigua Restaurant and we will have live musical entertainment throughout the night.  This is one night you’ll want to block out on your calendar, invite your friends and family, and enjoy this great opportunity. 


The Changing of the Guard will start at 5:30 PM with refreshments and networking.  Dinner will start at 6:30 PM to be followed by a program.


Tickets are $40 for the first ticket, $70 for a couple, and $25 for each additional guest.  Children who are 12 years old and younger eat for free.


DON’T MISS THIS THE RAFFLE!  As an added bonus this year, we will be running a raffle with 10 Gift Baskets and Personal Cooking Lesson from Citlali & Nicolas of the famed restaurant, Antigua. The proceeds will support our 10 scholarships for Latino youth from Milwaukee to attend Rotary Youth Leadership camp. Don’t forget to bring cash to support these causes!  You have to be present to win.

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June Update
We have worked 5 of the 12 Games scheduled for the year. As result we are on track to collect our 8% profit margin for the sales generated. We also have collected the additional incentives offered for working Opening Day. All members and guest volunteers have completed training.
Fundraiser History
Michael Pierce delivered a thought provoking presentation to the club on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015. Michael detailed a roadmap of the plan and answered the questions that were most commonly asked at our last meeting. This fundraiser has the potential to vault the club to next level. We welcome your feedback and involvement in determining if there is enough commitment to proceed with this fundraiser.
Due to training requirements and timing we need your timely response to Here is what you need to do section.
Please see the highlights below:
  • Raises a minimum of $7,800 the first year!
  • Requires only 4 days of service (1 training, 3 regular days)
  • Please invite friends and family to join us (You would be surprised how many of your friends have done this and enjoyed volunteering  at these games in the past)
Here is what you need to do:

Recently, Trustees of the Rotary Foundation made Robert Grede of Milwaukee a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to humanitarian and educational programs that benefit needy around the globe.

The award is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary International in 1905.
Rotary has been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio. Since 1979, the End Polio Now project has reduced incidences of polio 99 percent throughout the world.
Grede, a best-selling author, raised money through the sale of his books at Rotary presentations. Grede appeared at 74 different Rotary Clubs throughout the country in the past 24 months.
Rotary International brings together business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian services and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Members join local clubs, but all are part of the worldwide Rotary community. Grede is a member of Rotary Amigos de Milwaukee.
For more information, contact Tre Waldren, Rotary Amigos de Milwaukee Club President-Elect at or
At a recent Rotary Amigos de Milwaukee Club meeting, President-Elect Tre Waldren presented member, Robert Grede, with his Paul Harris Fellowship recognition. 
Rob is continuing a tradition that started with Rob’s grandfather and then his father becoming the third generation to attain receive this honor in recognition for his support of Rotary International and its educational and humanitarian programs, both locally and world-wide.

Rotary Amigos wishes to congratulate President Brent Halfwassen on the newest member to the family:

Henry Brent Halfwassen, born at 2:30 pm on December 7th, 2014.  Henry weighs 6 lbs., 4 oz. and is 19 inches long.  The whole family is doing well



Please Join Rotary Amigos in Welcoming Our Newest Member Joe Seifert J.D.
A little about Joe:
Joseph Seifert was formerly the Director of International Finance for Besser Company, the largest manufacturer concrete equipment in the world; Director of Operations for Minoru Yamasaki, designer of the World Trade Center in New York; President of Estina Mir, Ltd., a multi-national manufacturing and distributing company in Moscow, Russia.
Joseph Seifert has extensive experience in contract formation, contract negotiations, business operations and finance. These real life experiences contribute significantly to understanding the logic and process of bankruptcy and finance law and greatly streamline the entire process as well as provide insight to alternatives and variations that can help clients.
Strong knowledge of bankruptcy law, theory and Chapters, as well as alternatives.
Personal interests: Continuing education, teaching, travel, foreign languages and cultures

Rotarian acts of kindness make this world a better place, especially for the poorest of the poor. By collecting used or unused sunglasses Rotary Amigos de Milwaukee will prevent blindness among the poor for Guatemalan farmers.

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