Club Information
The Rotary Club of Amigos de Milwaukee After Hours is a multilingual club with a passion for diversity in Milwaukee
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI  53202
United States
(262) 488-4747
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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.





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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patti Lynch
August 11
Rosa Sugo-Golden
August 18
Tre Waldren
August 28
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Programs This Week and Upcoming Programs


Tuesday, July 3  - No meeting to honor Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 10  - Club Assembly - all members should attend to discuss goals & actions for the 2018-19 Rotary year

Tuesday, July 17 - Service Project - River Cleanup 

Adopt-A-River Service Project
Join the Amigos rotary for the cleanup of the Milwaukee River on July 17.  This event is open to the public.  Family and Friends are welcome.  In addition, we may have volunteers who sign up on the Adopt-a-river site.
It is important to RSVP for this event so that we have the supplies needed for everyone
Please use the following link to signup all participants. The sign up process includes an online waiver. 
Click here to sign up for the Rotary Club Amigos de Milwaukee Adopt-a-River event #2.  If link does not work, please try to copy and paste on your PC.
Remember to dress appropriately for a river cleanup.  
Event Details
WHEN:         Tuesday July 17, 5:30 to 7:00pm Clean-up      
7:00 to 8:00 Social (BYO food & drink - each volunteer will be responsible for bringing whatever they wish to eat and drink - if hot please remember to keep your food cool and safe)
Amigos and friends will meet up at the picnic area in Lincoln Park.   Enter the parking area at 5332 N Green Bay Ave.  Milwaukee, WI.   Walk to the picnic table area where you will be provided the gloves and trash bags.  YOU provide the hands and energy to pick up the interesting and sometimes bizarre trash that finds its way into our beautiful river system.
Actual address is - Lincoln Park picnic area, 5332 N. Greenbay Ave., Milwaukee
Amigos and friends plan to gather between 5:30 and 6:00 to pick up supplies and start the cleanup.  If that does not work for you, you may come at any time between 6:00 and 7:00 to be part of the cleanup and social.  See below the Milwaukee Amigos section of river cleanup.
  • Adopter: The Rotary Club of Amigos de Milwaukee
  • Adopt a River Site: Lincoln Park: W Hampton Ave to N Green Bay Ave AAR
  • Description: Adoption section includes the west bank of the Milwaukee River in Lincoln Park. Trash can be left where the Oak Leaf Trail meets the Milwaukee River Parkway.
Volunteers will leave trash in a consolidated pile where the Oak Leaf Trail meets N Milwaukee River Pkwy. See map for details: 

What We've Been Up To - Previous Programs 

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.  Non-Rotarians are welcome too!  We met at the domes at 8.30 A.M. and finished up with a picnic.  The park people will provided the rakes, shovels, and a few grabbers(for picking up paper and other debris). Rotarians from Whitnall Park, Mitchell Field, Amigos, and West Allis clubs did a great job!

Tuesday, June 12 - Water for the World NLA - Pastor Danny Thomas

Pastor Danny Thomas is the Founder of  Water for the World NLA, a humanitarian cause that fights the world crisis of having drinkable water. Annually Water for the World NLA builds production centers using Bio Sand Filtration, pace age technology with the water project suitcase and desalination systems.

Tuesday, May 22 - Service Project - Amigos Volunteered at Cathedral Center serving meals to the homeless individuals and families

Tuesday, April 10 - Stories of the third South Sudanese civil war: people in the midst of violence: Resilience, Adaptation, and Trauma - Julie Barrot de Brito

This is a program you won't want to miss.  First person, real life experience. A photographic journey and Julie will tell us people's stories.  Conflict Anthropologist - Consultant at Veterinarians Without Borders - Germany (VSF-G); Veterinarians Without Borders; School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London, United Kingdom

Julie's LinkIn Profile 

Saturday, April 21 - Memorial Service was held for Tina Dozier Weyand

To say that we are in shock would be a horrible understatement.  Tina was a vibrant part of Amigos Rotary and will be missed.  Her daughter, Bella grew up with our Rotary Club and was often with her mom at service projects.  While unbelievable, Tina brought a diverse group of folks together and made Rotary connections, even in her death.  Amigos Rotarians prepared the meal and there were Rotarians from 5 clubs represented,  
Our Rotary Club has taken on adopting a section of the Milwaukee River where we will clean from time to time to help our waterways and our environment.
On Saturday, April 21 -  Fessahaye Mehbrahtu, Patti Lynch, and club coordinator, Dorothy Krupa represented the club as many prepared for the Memorial service of our fallen Rotarian Tina Dozier Weyand (see more below).

Milwaukee River Spring Cleanup Service Project - Rotarians from any club, Friends, family, rotary curious, community members may join Amigo Rotarians in this community-wide service project that we will continue throughout the year.  Let us know if you are interested.

Blatz Pavilion - 1301 W Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, April 10 - Classification Talk - Member - Daniele Calasanzio
Principal Engineer - Johnson Controls
Daniele was born in Ancona, central Italy on the Adriatic coast. A graduate of Camerino University with honors in Chemistry. In 2011 he moved from Vicenza, Italy to Augusta, 
GA and then in 2017 to Glendale, WI. Daniele met his wife in Brighton, England in 1984. She is from France and they are the proud parents of two boys born in 1989 and then 1995. Their other family member is their dog Dodo who joined the family in 2006.  Daniele loves riding his bike, playing chess, going to the gym, photography, astronomy, and target shooting. Daniele is a very committed Rotarian, especially in community service.  We learned that he served as the Deputy Mayor of the city of Sovizzo (Vi) from 2004 to 2009. He has numerous achievements and has tried to push all concepts of "Sustainable Developments". The most important achievement has been the construction of a new intermediate school that was a "zero emission" school, quite unique in Italy on 2006. Daniele says he's curious, innovative, and loves to serve the community.
Tuesday, April 3 -  Sue Hebner - Experience India - 
Rotary Friendship Exchange Trip to India

Mitchell Field Rotary Club President Sue and her husband Jim went, with other District 6270 Rotarians, on a Friendship Exchange to India visiting Rotarians there that had previously visited Wisconsin. She will share pictures and experiences. Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike learned about this wonderful country and how Rotary purposefully creates these opportunities to experience other cultures and the people in its commitment to world peace.



Tuesday, March 27 -  Angela Dickison - State of WI Broadband Director - Public Service Commission

This was a VERY interesting presentation and we highly recommend it for any other Rotary club.  Angie Dickison, State Broadband Director presented on "Expanding Broadband in Wisconsin". Not only did she share opportunities for competitive grants to expand Broadband into areas that do not have at least two providers with broadband accessible at 25 mbps but she also gave us insight into where the future is going. It was an exceptional program and the 12 Rotarians in attendance really appreciated her driving over from Madison. We learned that ours is the first Rotary Club that has made a request for a presentation. Amigos club members would highly recommend her program for any Rotary Club. We officially adjourned at 7 and several members left for other responsibilities, we still had 10 remain for another half hour and the Q&A portion of the program, those she graciously allowed us to ask questions throughout the program. Amigos Rock! And so much fun which even our speaker commented on. If you would like a PDF of her PowerPoint presentation please leave a comment below and we'll connect to you through Facebook Messenger to get you the PowerPoint.
Angie Dickison joined the State of Wisconsin in 2015 to head up the State Broadband Office, which is housed within the Public Service Commission. As the State Broadband Director, Angie leads broadband strategy and program development efforts within the state; she co-chairs the Commission’s Broadband Stakeholders Workgroup, and serves as a member of the Interoperability Council’s Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (FirstNet) Subcommittee. Angie has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and was a 2014 Public Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Prior to joining the State of Wisconsin, Angie served as the technology director for Lake County, Minnesota where she was actively involved in rural broadband development. During her time in Minnesota, Angie served as a member of the Blandin Foundation’s Broadband Strategy Board; and was appointed by Governor Dayton to represent rural Minnesota communities on the Governor’s Broadband Task Force.
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. He is married to Cassandra (from Milwaukee and why we are fortunate to have him in our  community.  He is the father of Jordan and Candyce and has lived in Milwaukee since 2010.  Currently he is the IS Business Automation Specialist / Health Reports Coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  John is very engaging and passionate about life and his faith.  
Gustavo de Arriba - Gustavo is originally from Spain and has been the Director of Global Quality for Johnson Controls since April 2017 but came to Milwaukee with Johnson Controls in May 2016.  He has worked for Johnson Controls for 18 years and came to Milwaukee after working in Germany since 2009.  He loves being challenged and getting outside of his comfort zone. He changed his professional field of work for the challenge.  He is learning Mandarin after being proficient in Spanish, English, and German and has basic French and Italian as well.  He is an Industrial Engineer with his MBA. He's been married since 2000 and the couple have 5 children. Gustavo loves rugby, has run 4 marathons and hopes to begin training to do his first US marathon in Chicago. Gustavo is another wonderful conversationalist and like John, can talk about many topics and interests.
Plan to attend the Rotary International Convention in Toronto - contact Past District Governor and member of the Convention Goers Fellowship to learn more