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General Meeting - February 27, 2024

Guest speakers for the evening will be Kim Khaira & Maryam Durani. They will be providing us with an insightful update on Be the Change, a project run by the HOME Program, in partnership with our Rotary Club Amigos and that takes place at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
 
This project holds immense significance for our community as the goal is to develop and enhance young refugee women and girls’ leadership skills via arts-based approaches and peer-to-peer mentorship. Kim & Maryam's update promises to be both informative and inspiring.
 
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    Help to eradicate only the second disease from the planet - Polio! Ride to End Polio on Wednesday, March 20. Indoor Ride for ANYONE wanting to be a part of polio eradication!

    Anyone - Rotarian or non-Rotarians can provide a polio free world!
    Join Us for the Rotary Milwaukee Amigos Ride to End Polio!
     
    Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 
    Time: Anytime between 9 a.m. and 5p.m. 
    Location: Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 
     
    Ride for a cause and make a difference in the fight against polio! A special thanks to the Milwaukee Athletic Club for providing the space and amenities to support this Ride to End Polio!

    Honduras

    Nearly 40 percent of adolescents are not in secondary school in Honduras, where educational achievement scores are low. The Rotary clubs of Tegucigalpa Sur and Peterborough, Ontario, teamed up to address the issue. In 2018 the clubs, which have collaborated on projects before, constructed a teacher training center in the municipality of Lepaterique and supplied books and other learning materials. Most recently, the clubs partnered with a nonprofit organization and the country’s Ministry of Education to provide literacy training to primary school teachers. “Sixteen-hour workshops are being held on a rotating basis with 160 teachers” representing 62 schools, says Marie Press, a member of the Peterborough club. “The feedback has been incredibly positive.”

     

    Senegal

    The Rotary Clubs of Dakar-Soleil and West Chester, Pennsylvania, celebrated a milestone last year in their project to drill for water in three villages in Senegal. Despite delays during the pandemic and “several difficult months searching for water on the part of the construction company,” productive boreholes were drilled in July and August in the southeastern Kédougou region, reports Samuel Lowry, a member of the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville, Alabama, who assisted with the project. Three of five planned pumps are now in use providing potable water, Lowry says. A $130,000 global grant supported the project. Funds were also raised online during the pandemic. A project Facebook page yielded contributions as well as comments like “How can we get one of these where we are?”

    This story originally appeared in the February 2024 issue of Rotary magazine.

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

    Service Above Self

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    Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
    Milwaukee Athletic Club
    758 N. Broadway
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    United States of America
    Phone:
    (262) 488-4747
    In-Person at Milwaukee Athletic Club AND Virtual via Zoom every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of Month Service Project every 5th Tuesday of Month
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    Upcoming Events
    Club Service Project - Cathedral Center
    April 30, 2024, Amigos Serves  Dinner

    Every 5th Tuesday of the month, Amigos Rotarians prepare and serve dinner to the women and children at Cathedral Center.  This project is in its 7th year of partnership.

    Please join us in April!

     
    Rotary Spotlight

    Liz Nevitt Selected as District Governor Candidate for the 2025/26 Rotary Year

    We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth “Liz” Nevitt has been selected as our candidate for District Governor for the 2025/2026 Rotary year, subject to approval by Rotary International and ratification by the District members at the annual business meeting in the spring of 2023.

    Liz is a fourth generation Rotarian. She joined the Menasha Rotary Club in 1998 and moved to the Ripon Rotary Club in 2012. Liz served as President of each club twice, and held other club leadership roles. At the District level, she served as Assistant Governor for three years, District Family of Rotary Resource Group Coordinator and has been the District Stewardship Subcommittee Chair for the past three years. Liz is also a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, Paul Harris Sustaining Member, and the District's newest PolioPlus Society member.

    Please join us in congratulating her and thanking her for her continuing service to Rotary.
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