Rotary Club Amigos de Milwaukee After Hours members recently participated in various International initiatives and service.

Amigos Rotarian and co-founder of We Build Dorothy Krupa was recently in Haiti. This organization improves lives of Women in WE BUILD HAITI. The mission of WE BUILD is to establish and empower female entrepreneurs through financial and educational tools to ensure business prosperity and success. To empower women to generate income, educate, feed and give shelter to their families.  Dorothy came to know of the need and the early beginnings of this project through Rotarian Ken Schumann.
Amigos Rotarian Carrie Reichartz started an organization Kenya Give Hope and works with a crisis center in Kenya.  They provide for the lives of Kenyan girls who were raped, molested, impregnated, and thrown to the streets.
Mercy’s Light: House of Hope  and Give Hope organization provides:

1. shelter
2. food
3. pregnancy crisis and trauma counseling
4. vocational training
5. medical treatment
6. The reminder that they are loved, to have faith in God, and to believe in the spirit of hope even in the darkest of times.


Alissa Fiorentino, Amigos Rotarian, previously lived in Valparaiso, Chile and came to know the great work of the YMCA (ACJ).  The Milwaukee YMCA has had a partnership with this Y for over 30 years and recently the Kettle Moraine YMCA has also entered into the partnership.  Amigos Rotarian Angie Rester has been involved first as staff and then as volunteer for 32 years.  Alissa attended the International Partners Conference with Chilean, YMCA of USA staff, and staff and volunteers from 8 USA YMCA partners.  







ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS - Opportunities you won't want to miss!  Please share this information far and wide and with those who may be working but have their undergrad degree.

Rotary clubs of Southeastern Wisconsin (District 6270) will award one scholar a $30,000 Global Grant Scholarship (GGS) formerly known as a Rotary “Ambassadorial Scholarship” for matriculation Fall 2018. The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship, a graduate-level study opportunity often outside the US, is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas, within one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Additionally, several Scholarly Stipends (SS) may be awarded throughout the year ($2-3000) to provide an opportunity for the applicant to:  travel to attend a conference to present an accepted paper, fund coursework, or fund a short-term volunteer opportunity, all within one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
To learn more about the scholarships’ criteria, process, eligibility, etc. go to the Rotary District 6270 website   OR contact Rotary District 6270 Scholarship Chair, Karen Plunkett 414-403-4878