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Understanding Mental Health
  What don't we know or understand?  Learn more about how we can be welcoming as Rotarians and employers and how WE benefit!
Meeting Tonight, May 9 at Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
6 - 7 p.m.
Open to ANY Rotarian AND non-Rotarians
In-person at Milwaukee Athletic Club or Virtual via Zoom
For those attending in person, we will go to rooftop dining at 7 p.m. and each person orders and pays for their own dinners and beverages.
Rotary Club Milwaukee Amigos After Hours invites you to join us Tuesday, May 9 and learn more about mental health.
Rachel Forman is the Founding Executive Director of Grand Avenue Club (GAC), a community in downtown Milwaukee that provides Milwaukee County adults who have experienced mental illness with pre-vocational training, paid employment, educational opportunities, and social programming--all within the framework of a welcoming community.
Recently retired, Rachel and three GAC members will be joining us on Tuesday, May 9th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM at the Milwaukee Athletic Club to discuss the mighty value of recruiting employed adults who cope with mental illness.
If you are not able to attend in person, you can join via Zoom. See details below.
Time: May 9, 2023 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 995 1024 0560
Passcode: 379855

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Yours in Rotary Service,
Marta Carrión
Club President 2021-2023
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Rotary Projects Around the World - May 2023

More than 300 Interact clubs submitted videos, photos, and essays showcasing their accomplishments for the 2022 Interact Awards. This month we feature some of the clubs that entered the contest. See the winners.


Helping people and protecting the environment go hand in hand for the Interact Club of Penonomé. In January, a dozen club members converged on a beach in Río Hato in their home province of Coclé. Joined by Rotarians and other volunteers, they removed 20 bags of trash. “We decided to hold this project since the coastline is not only a recreation area but the habitat to many animal species that could very well be in danger of extinction,” says Alejandra Rodríguez, the club’s president. In previous projects, the club has provided children with backpacks filled with school supplies and toys and organized a family day at the children’s school.


United States

To address hunger worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Interact Club of Madison, New Jersey, started a no-contact food collection project in July 2020 to stock a food pantry. The Madison High School students created an online survey and a flyer to gauge the interest of potential donors. More than 100 families and businesses volunteered to fill containers with food items and leave them at their doorsteps for pickup. The Interactors, parents, and other volunteers used an app to arrange efficient pickup routes and communicate with those offering donations. The Madison Ends Hunger project has achieved meaningful results: more than 3,500 bags of food and counting, and about $4,500 contributed to another food pantry through a fundraising site. “I give them full credit for their initiative and the push,” says Doug Willis, president of the sponsoring Rotary Club of Madison. “We’ve gone through two senior classes. The families’ generosity doesn’t seem to be ending, and the kids’ willingness to stick with it seems unending” too.

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

    Service Above Self

    We meet In Person
    Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
    Milwaukee Athletic Club
    758 N. Broadway
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    United States of America
    (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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    Rotary Responds to Earthquake

    Turkey and Syria were struck by a devastating earthquake on 6 February that has killed tens of thousands of people, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures, and left people across the region without shelter in bitterly cold winter weather.

    The Rotary world responded to this catastrophe immediately. RI President Jennifer Jones activated our disaster response efforts, communicated with the affected districts, and encouraged governors in those regions to apply for disaster response grants and share information about their relief efforts so that Rotary can amplify the calls for support.

    The Rotary Foundation Trustees decided that all donations made, from now until 31 March, to the Turkey/Syria Disaster Response Fund will be used to aid earthquake relief projects. In addition, the Trustees made available more than $125,000 to Rotary districts affected by the earthquake through Disaster Response Grants.

    Rotary's project partner ShelterBox also has an emergency response team assessing the needs in the region and how it can respond. That team is communicating with Rotary district leaders. Rotary's service partner Habitat for Humanity International is also working on its response. Many Rotary members are asking how they can help. Here's how to have the greatest impact:

    • Give to Turkey/Syria Disaster Response Fund. Donations help clubs and districts provide aid and support rebuilding efforts where the need is greatest. The funds are distributed to affected communities through disaster response grants. The Disaster Response Fund can accept cash contributions and District Designated Funds (DDF).
    • Support local initiatives. As we learn about local response efforts that are being led by clubs and districts, Rotary raises awareness about how to support them. People can then support these projects by working directly with Rotary members in the region. If you want us to publicize information about local response efforts, write to relief@rotary.org.
    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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