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The Rotary Club of Amigos de Milwaukee After Hours is a multilingual club with a passion for diversity in Milwaukee

Amigos Milwaukee

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI  53202
United States of America

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(262) 488-4747
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Prior meetings

Tuesday, November 13 - Service Project - Thanksgiving Boxes

Rotary Club of Milwaukee Amigos After Hours once again was asked to partner with the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field to successfully obtain names of families in need, pack the boxes for a full Thanksgiving Dinner based on the number of family attending, deliver the boxes to the home, and make it a special time for the family.  Amigos Rotarians and family and friends were instrumental in underwriting the boxes for the families who's names we obtained through UMOS. UMOS has been our partner in this effort for nine years.  Honorary Rotarian Bella Weyand has not missed a single year of participation since birth and we were glad to see she and her dad, Claus, at the event on Saturday.  Former Rotarian Gustavo de Arriba and members of his family were amongst the group though Gustavo is now working and living in Denmark.  This service project is one of our favorites and Carmen, UMOS employee, shared with President Angie Rester, she has already heard from one of the families this year that this dinner means so much to their family who would otherwise NOT be able to have this kind of a meal in their home. M
 
*  We delivered a total of 295 meals to 67 families and individuals
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 13 - Club Assembly


Tuesday, October 30 - Antigua Restaurant Grand Opening


Tuesday, October 16 - The Global Water Center Tour and WaterPOD - It was attended by Amigos and Tosa Morning Rotarians

"Making the Unthinkable Drinkable!" TM
What a resource and gift we have in our wonderful Lake Michigan.  We need to protect it and in lieu of growing contaminants in our water, we need to know how to protect ourselves and our communities. This meeting was so informative that most stayed until 8 p.m. and got in on our photos to remember the evening. After an impressive and eye-opening presentation by Dr. Mukiibi, we toured the Stonehouse Water Technologies Lab led by Hensley Foster and Anne Wick at 247 W Freshwater Way, Milwaukee

This is an excerpt from the Nov. 2017 Biz Times.  We highly recommend other Rotary Clubs to invite them for a program and / or an off-site visit.

Stonehouse Water Technologies, located at the Global Water Center, plans for its final manufactured product, the WaterPOD 8, to be commercially available in early 2018. The purification system can be used for residential, commercial and agricultural properties.

“We’re hoping that, by as early as 2019, we will be selling thousands and thousands of units,” said Anne Wick, vice president of community relations. “This is going to be global, it’s not just going to be local.”

In addition to manufacturing, the funding will be directed toward research and development, as well as marketing efforts, Wick said. The company has seven employees in all, having recently added two new employees.

Wick credits Stonehouse’s residence in the Global Water Center and guidance from the Water Council in helping the company secure the investment.

Stonehouse was previously part of the Water Council’s Pilot Program, an effort by Wells Fargo, Fund for Lake Michigan, and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to advance new water technologies from the lab in Milwaukee to demonstration sites for real-world use.

“There are exciting and fascinating things happening here in Milwaukee when it comes to water,” Wick said. “And the Water Council has been instrumental. With the exposure that we get, you couldn’t get that anywhere else.”


Tuesday, October 9 -  "On the Table" - There will be a more extensive report yet to come

We had an excellent conversation with the primary actionable item being the intention of understanding our diverse community by meeting IN the community.  In other words, return to the traditions of the original Rotary club that ROTATED the location of their meetings.  We will intentionally find events or groups of people IN the community to meet with where they are to better understand them and their successes and challenges. Exciting things are on the horizon!

 

ROTARY AMIGOS "ON THE TABLE" - GMF COMMUNITY WIDE CONVERSATIONS ON THE 9TH

Rotary Amigos On the Table MKE community event invites ANY Rotarian from ANY club and all guests whether you know a Rotarian or not, is very welcome to join our conversation to have a facilitated discussion about improving the quality of life in our community.  This will be one of many future conversations and forums that Amigos Rotary will host in this and coming years. Rotary Amigos is a unique club that goes beyond service and addressing community concerns. It is intentional about building diversity in it's membership to intentionally have more voices, perspectives, and experiences at the table.  Our club currently has members representing 10 different countries. Please join us for this conversation.


In the District - 

Thursday, October 11 - 

What is One Rotary Summit?

It was a training, coordinated by our Rotary Zone 28-29 team, and facilitated by our own District 6270.  It was focused on the relationship among Public Image, The Rotary Foundation / Humanitarian Service, and Membership.  The objective was to solidify Rotary’s 2018-19 annual theme of Be the Inspiration and the new Rotary Public Image Campaign: People of Action.  About ½ of the time devoted to idea sharing and action development in small groups. The goal was that people got to know other Rotarians from our District and share ideas that they can take back to their clubs to do the work of Rotary in an even better way to implement the theme and campaign.

Amigos Rotarian Marta Carrion attended this session held at Milwaukee Area Technical College- Mequon

Four other club members have previously attended one of the One Rotary Summit meetings that convened at MATC - Oak Creek


 
Tuesday, Sept. 25

ROTARY IMPACT-WATER & SANITATION AROUND THE WORLD

Rotary Foundation Global and District grants for District 6270 have been very successful in the past because they have involved members like you and I.  MANY decades ago, Past District Governor "Ozzie" Oswald created opportunities for clubs to give for wells in Haiti and India.  Today, Past District Governor Rick Debe is bringing new opportunities to our clubs as our 2018-2019 District 6270 Water and Sanitation Chair.

Rick shared the following, "We are embarking on some larger Global grants for Water and Sanitation around the world. Our Clubs in #6270 are joining together to leverage and maximize our efforts.

Tuesday, September 18 - District Governor Kola Alayande 

District Governor Kola is a 2nd generation Rotarian and is a former Interactor, Rotaractor, AND Rotarian and may well be the only one in our District. He spoke to the club about growing the membership and staying true to Rotary without being so rigid that we don't grow or fulfill mission. As a change agent he hopes to inspire our clubs and individual Rotarians to stretch and do things differently so we remain vital and meaningful.  The board then met with Kola and reviewed what makes us an awesome club and how he and the district can better serve our club.  

Pictured from left to right - Past District Governor, Amigos Founder and current President Angela Rester
Daniele Calasanzio, Amigos International Director
Kola Alayande, District Governor 2018-2019
Edwin Nyakoe Nyasani - Amigos Secretary and President Nominee for 2020-2021
 
Thursday, September 13 - Rotary New(er) Member Orientation 
This orientation was a collaborative effort of the Rotary Clubs of Amigos Milwaukee After Hours, Mitchell Field, New Berlin, West Allis, and Whitnall Park.
Three Amigos Rotarians participated in this orientation that was very well received.

Tues, September 11 - Farewell to Gustavo de Arriba

Sadly we said farewell to Gustavo de Arriba.  He only recently learned that he has been hired at a new company based in Denmark .We know we will see him again but will miss his leadership, his joy, and warm welcomes at our wonderful little club.

 

Tuesday, August 28 - 6 - 8 pm - Service Night - Cathedral Center Dinner Service

Our club's 4th time serving dinner to the women and families residing at Cathedral Center. We had a lot of fun and one of our Rotary members volunteered with his family and a friend.

   


Tuesday, August 21 - 6 - 7 pm - Board Meeting of the Whole
    Great board meeting with updates on our service projects, new activities, our new Instagram presence and soon to launch LinkedIn.  Updates included learning of the District grant for a project in Uruguay . The board approved signing a Memorandum of Understanding in further steps toward the application of a Rotary Global Grant for the microloan program in Haiti with We Build. We also learned that our club will be involved in Youth Exchange for the first time as President-Elect Gustavo de Arriba and his family will share a German Exchange student with the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club.  Our first multi-club New Member Orientation will partner with Mitchell Field, Whitnall Park, West Allis, and New Berlin Rotary Clubs to be held from 6-8 pm on Thursday, Sept. 13 in West Allis.  We have also been advised that we can look at starting a Rotaract Club that would meet WITH Amigos Club.  More to come.

    Thursday, August 14 - Rotary Milwaukee River Clean-Up Service Project 
    Amigo Rotarians adopted a segment of the Milwaukee River and under the supervision and organization of Rotarian Dorothy Krupa, we have gotten the job done. This was our third time out this year.

     

     

     

     


     


    Thursday, August 9 - Rotary District One Summit 

    Amigo Rotarians Daniele Calasanzio, Frey  Faris, Edwin Nyakoe Nyasani, and Angela Rester.  The session included Rotarians from other clubs and District leadership.  Our friend, Rob Bassett did a great job facilitating one of the groups.

     

    Tuesday, August 7 - Club Assembly  


     

    Tuesday, July 24 - Social at Milwaukee Athletic Club (MAC) Rooftop - need not be Rotarian to attend if you're Rotary curious. Appetizers were provided. Cash bar.

      

      Tuesday, July 31 - 6 - 7 pm - No meeting - 5th Tuesday of Month

      Tuesday, July 17 - River Clean-up 

      Rotarians from Amigos, West Allis, and New Berlin joined us in our second of three river clean-up sessions as part of our club's Adopt a River commitment. 
         
       

      Tuesday, July 10 - Rotary Year 2018-2019 - First Strategic Thinking Session and Rooftop Social

      It was an exciting evening as those gathered offered thoughts on what are strengths, weaknesses, and priorities of attention and actionable steps in our first month (accomplish by August 25).  Afterwards some gathered on the MAC rooftop for great food and fellowship.  

       


      Tuesday, June 26 - Rotary Year 2018-2019 - Planning to Plan

      Discussed what is on the horizon and how we will use July 10 to establish club Key Issues which will later have Action Plans developed. 


      Tuesday, June 19 - Changing of the Guard Honoring President Rosa Sugo-Golden and Welcoming President Angela Rester and Board for July 1, 2018 thru June 30, 2019

      Ethiopian Adventure with special thanks to organizer Frey Faris and the wonderful owners and staff of Alem Ethiopian Village.  The music, the dancing, the FOOD all made the Rotary Changing of the Guard extra special.  2018-2019 District Governor Kola Alayande inducted the board and president and shared his vision of Rotary with the nearly 40 attendees. The room was full of color as many wore international garb.
          
         
        
       

      Saturday, June 16 - Service Project on 6/16 - Park Clean-up with Whitnall Park and Mitchell Field Rotary Clubs

      Park clean-up project with Whitnall Park Rotary, Mitchell Field Rotary, and Amigos.  We met at the domes at 8.30 A.M. and finished up with a picnic.  Rotarians from Whitnall Park, Mitchell Field, Amigos, and West Allis clubs did a great job!


      John Nyakoe Nyasani - John was born and raised in Eldoret Kenya, East Africa. At 13 he knew he wanted to come to the United States and study. He vividly remembers being a child in his village and the community set up a screen and showed a movie....the first time anyone in their village saw a movie.  One scene had a locomotive come straight at the audience and he recalls everyone moving out of the way.  It was his introduction to technology that has remained through today. His father is a retired Agriculturalist and is a farmer. His mother owns a boutique and sells clothes.  They were strong examples of curiosity, work ethic, and determination for John. They also own a tea farm in Kenya. John emigrated to Minneapolis, MN at 17 years of age. Currently he's the IS Business Automation Specialist / Health Reports Coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 
      • Did you know that Rotary does not require weekly attendance even though we generally meet weekly?

      • Did you know that our project and volunteer service counts as attendance?

      Did you know that you can do a Rotary make-up by attending another club meeting OR by going on-line and read several "programs" and then apply for a make-up?  Use these links to get started.

       
       

       
       
       
       
       

       

      Rotary Curious? 

      What Does it Take in Time?  
      • One in-person meeting per month
      What's Expected of Me?
      • To represent your vocation and help us know about you and that vocation.
      • Be a person of high ethical standards.
      • Give some of your time to Service in the Greater Milwaukee community and / or internationally.
      • Share Rotary and the opportunity to make a difference in the world with your Rotary Family in ways you could not individually.
      • Have Fun and WANT to see your Rotary club members because you miss them when you don't.

       

       

       

       

       

      Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world.

      How do I join a fellowship?

      Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni. You can contact a fellowship directly by using the information listed in the Rotary Fellowships directory. Or search our discussion groups to find Rotary and Rotaract members with similar interests.

      How do I form a fellowship?

      Start by finding others who share you interest.

      Be sure you meet the criteria for a fellowship and apply for official recognition.

      Explore our fellowships:

      Interested in a particular subject? Visit the group's website or email it to learn more.

      Did you know that our District now has a new Fellowship?  Rotary Means Business - this was taken from the District 6270 home page - 

      "District 6270 has now officially become the first Rotary district in Wisconsin to be chartered under the Rotary Means Business Fellowship. Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring others to them. I am of the firm belief that the most honorable people to transact business with are people who abide by the 4 Way Test. So, to launch the Rotary Means Business Fellowship, we are planning an event that will be announced soon where Rotarians who are involved in business or interested in business can come to socialize and learn more about how to join the fellowship. We are also working on an Electronic Business Directory (in PDF format) for all Rotarians involved in various businesses to be able to have their businesses listed so that other Rotarians can reach out to them to transact business or refer business to them."

      Rotarian and Cycling Fellowship member Angie Rester recently rode in the Penninsula Century Fall Challenge where she ran into the Rotarians from the Rotary Club Door County North who hosted one of the rest stops and fueling stations in the ride that starts and ends in Sister Bay.  Cycling Fellowship members are also able to purchase the Rotary and End Polio jerseys made just for the Fellowship.  Angie is available for presentations to clubs regarding Fellowships.  She serves as the District Fellowship Chair.  Click here to email her your request or questions. 

      • Are you interested in serving on the District Committee for Fellowships? Meetings will be telephonically so you can join the committee from any place in the District.