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Tuesday, Jan 4 - 6 - 7 p.m. - Global Grant Scholar Alaina Eckert - Environment

Tonight's Meeting - Tuesday, January 4th at 6:00pm.
We will start the year with guest speaker Alaina Eckert, the current Global Grant Scholar for District 6270.
Alaina is the first-ever Global Grant Scholar in the "Environment" Area of Focus. In late January she will travel to Panama for her internship with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution, followed by another semester of studies at Lincoln University in New Zealand.
Join us and learn more about Alaina's area of studies and the value of The Rotary Foundation.
Amigos President Marta Carrion is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Amigos Rotary Club meeting with guest speaker Alaina Eckert
Time: Jan 4, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting - You will need the passcode
Meeting ID: 956 9243 3211
Passcode: 623672
You may recall seeing announcements about this in our newsletters a few months ago. She is originally from Sussex, Wisconsin. The news posting reprinted -
Rotary International (RI) District 6270 is pleased to announce the selection of Alaina Eckert, Sussex, WI, as its Global Grant Scholarship applicant for 2021-2022.
Ms. Eckert is a graduate of Sussex Hamilton H.S. and of The University of Wisconsin—Madison. She has already begun a dual degree, Master of Science/Master of International Nature Conservation, in a cooperative program of the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany, and Lincoln University in Lincoln, New Zealand.
The practical approach of the program is to preserve the integrity of nature, in combination with the assessment of risk management and conservation strategy, and offers an invaluable experience in the education of international conservation. The four-semester program offers new perspectives to maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems that allow local communities to be resilient to future ecological changes, maintain economic stability and growth, use adaptive conservation management strategies for both the betterment of the community and the ecosystem, and preserve critical ecological systems. Thus, Ms. Eckert’s program of studies aligns with RI’s “Community Economic Development” Area of Focus, and it anticipates close alignment with RI’s newest Area of Focus, “Protecting the Environment,” which becomes effective on July 1, 2021.
The amount of the Global Grant Scholarship is U.S. $30,000. RI District 6270 is providing $15,000 of that amount, and The Rotary Foundation is matching it with another $15,000. The Rotary Foundation, RI districts, and Rotary clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for graduate study through the Global Grant Scholarship program.
Information about Rotary’s other scholarship programs can be accessed at:

Wednesday, Jan. 12 - 6 - 7 p.m. - Diversifying Your Club

RI Vice President Valarie Wafer will present on the topic of "Diversifying Your Club" on Wednesday, January 12, at 6:00 p.m. Valarie is also a Rotary International Director 2020-22 and chairs the Rotary International Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.
As a full time volunteer with Rotary International, Valarie has traveled the world working on many exceptional projects, including polio eradication efforts in India, helping to develop sustainable orphanage projects in Kenya and Tanzania, acting as RI Presidential Representative to the USA and Norway and attending annual RI conventions in the USA, Thailand, Australia and Portugal.
In her non-Rotary life, Valarie had a 27-year career as a restaurant owner in Toronto. The brand, Tim Hortons, is the most recognized and iconic franchise in Canada. The Wafer’s operation was best known for its inclusive hiring practices and accessibility, especially in the area of employment.
This event is the inaugural session of the 2022 Club Leadership Development Series that will feature topics ranging from using technology and setting goals, to developing programming and running engaging meetings, to fundraising and growing membership.
All are welcome! Register today for "Club Leadership Development Series: Diversifying Your Club" on Wednesday, January 12, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Council on Resolutions meets online each year. Representatives from all of Rotary’s districts vote on resolutions proposed by clubs, districts, the RI Board of Directors, and the General Council or Conference of RIBI, as well as urgent enactments proposed by the RI Board. The RI Board will consider all resolutions that the Council adopts. Adopted urgent enactments amend Rotary’s constitutional documents. Learn more about the Council on Resolutions.

Angela Rester, District 6270 Governor 1998-99 and Founder of Rotary Club Milwaukee Amigos After Hours is the District 6270 Council on Resolutions / Council on Legislation 2020-2022 Representative and Dan Christianson is the alternate.  Angie self-funded her opportunity to be an observer in 2004 and loves this "promise" of Rotary always being a "bottom-up" she's and organizational structure and by-laws "nerd"!
Any Rotary club wishing a program on the Council on Resolutions / Council on Legislation is invited to contact Angie.  Click here
2021 Council on Resolutions: 15-Oct to 01-Nov
Item no.
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to amend RI Bylaws section 4.080. and Article 10, Section 1(d) of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution to ensure the consistency of these two provisions View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 386
No: 90
To request the RI Board to consider amending the Recommended Rotary Club Bylaws to encourage clubs to invite the people and organizations that have benefited from their support to their meetings View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 256
No: 220
To request the RI Board to consider placing a renewed emphasis upon club meetings and providing governors with strategies to encourage attendance View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 277
No: 204
To request the RI Board to consider urging all governors to encourage clubs to acknowledge that personal service enhances the integrity of Rotarians View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 261
No: 216
To request the RI Board to consider replacing the annual presidential theme with the permanent theme of “Service Above Self” View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 181
No: 296
To request the Trustees to consider creating management groups to support club and district service projects View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 121
No: 354
To request the RI Board to consider expanding Rotary’s collaboration with other non-profit partners into a worldwide network for service projects View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 251
No: 225
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation waiving the annual fee and per capita dues of any Rotaractor who transfers to the sponsor Rotary club View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 209
No: 271
To request the RI Board to consider recommending that each district establish a district Council on Legislation committee  View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 169
No: 306
To request the RI Board to consider including the vocational committee at the district levelView detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 269
No: 209
To request the RI Board to consider amending the minimum selection criteria for assistant governors View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 136
No: 341
To request the RI Board consider eliminating the role of assistant coordinator View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 206
No: 268
To request the RI Board to consider establishing a Vocational Service Committee View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 225
No: 241
To request the RI Board to consider ensuring that at least 30 percent of future Rotary Foundation Trustees are women, and set a goal to have a female chair of The Rotary Foundation View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 185
No: 289
To request the RI Board to consider officially recognizing Rotary Kids as a structured program of RI View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 181
No: 295
To request the RI Board to consider setting an upper age limit of 35 for membership in a Rotaract club View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 263
No: 213
To request the RI Board to consider changing Rotary Youth Leadership Awards to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 357
No: 118
To request the RI Board to consider changing the Interact club application deadline for a Rotary Citation View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 356
No: 114
To request the Trustees to consider amending the fourth area of focus to include senior health View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 261
No: 213
To request the Trustees to consider incorporating “diagnosis” into the Areas of Focus Policy Statements View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 282
No: 194
To request the RI Board to consider setting environmental goals for the organization View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 205
No: 270
To request the RI Board to consider adopting “Clean and Safe Water for Everyone” after polio eradication View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 208
No: 269
To request the RI Board to consider conducting a ten-year worldwide campaign to raise awareness of water as a natural resource View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 238
No: 236
To request the Trustees to consider overseeing the creation of a special fund called Responsible Management of Urban Waste View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 131
No: 345
To request the RI Board to consider adding an environmental impact statement to enactments View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 235
No: 242
To request the Trustees to consider amending the terms for Rotary Foundation grants to permit the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 232
No: 242
To request the RI Board to consider requesting governors to create a civil protection directorate for emergency and disaster relief View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 133
No: 343
To request the RI Board to consider encouraging all Rotarians to oppose the growing problem of modern-day slavery View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 318
No: 151
To request the RI Board to consider endorsing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 214
No: 261
To request the RI Board to consider ensuring that the Rotary brand is adequately protected and that there is no association of the brand with firearms or ammunition View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 294
No: 180
To request the RI Board to consider being more flexible on the definition of ‘political ’View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 194
No: 276
To request the RI Board to consider providing training on polio eradication and PolioPlus to incoming governors View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 266
No: 210
To request the Trustees to change the allocation of the District Designated Fund and the World Fund View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 207
No: 264
To request the RI Board to consider adopting five goals to further develop the organization View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 153
No: 318
To request the RI Board to consider providing a virtual meeting platform to supplement in-person attendance at certain events View detailed item (PDF)
Adopted Yes: 292
No: 187
To request the RI Board to consider obtaining an internationally recognized certification of its administration View detailed item (PDF)
Rejected Yes: 162
No: 312
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Ethnic News in Greater Milwaukee Area 

To learn more about Ethnic "happenings" - events, history, reading suggestions, and more be sure to access the bi-monthly Ethnic News on-line publication.  The November / December edition is available by clicking here.  Learn about all the Ethnic events for the end of the year.

2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston

The event will bring more than 20,000 participants from around the world and deliver $30 million in local economic impact

HOUSTON (July 22, 2021) – During a joint news conference held at George R. Brown Convention Center today, Rotary and Houston First Corporation representatives announced that more than 20,000 service-minded people from around the world will gather in Houston for Rotary’s 113th annual international convention on June 4-8, 2022.

The coveted international event is returning to Houston for the third time, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1972 international convention. The Bayou City also hosted the 5th Rotary convention in 1914. The event is expected to deliver $30 million in economic impact for the city’s hotels, restaurants, retailers and attractions.

“As a global membership organization that brings people from all continents and cultures together to share, learn and take action to bring positive and lasting change to communities around the world, we are thrilled that our first in-person international convention since 2019 will take place in Houston,” said Rotary’s International President Shekhar Mehta. “And for the first time ever, our annual event will be open to members of the public who want to connect, learn and be a part of our work to grow and change lives.”

Rotary’s 2022 international convention will transform the George R. Brown Convention Center into an energized hub and cultural mosaic as the organization’s global network of volunteers gather to share information about all the ways they are taking action to address issues in their communities, to learn from notable experts, gain inspiration from world-class speakers, and connect with lifelong friends shaped through service.

Previous convention speakers include philanthropist Bill Gates; actor and philanthropist Ashton Kutcher; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; actor, producer, host, entrepreneur, WWE Superstar and Rotary polio ambassador, John Cena; renowned primatologist Jane Goodall; and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young.

Organized by Rotary International in conjunction with the Houston Host Organization Committee of local Rotary members, registrants of the convention will also experience Houston’s hospitality with visits to local destinations  like Space Center Houston, Kemah Boardwalk and one of Houston’s premiere shopping destinations, The Galleria. Click here to register for Rotary’s International Convention.

“Houston and Houston First Corporation are thrilled to host Rotary’s International Convention next summer,” said Jorge Franz, Senior Vice President Tourism and Industry Relations at Houston First Corporation & Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s president. “We look forward to welcoming the thousands of awesome Rotary members who through their volunteerism and commitment to problem-solving make our communities better from continent to continent. This global exposure to 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide will further elevate Houston as a travel destination, and the anticipated $30 million economic impact from the convention will be a financial shot in the arm for Houston hotels, restaurants, retailers, attractions and many more.”

Houston Host Organization Committee chair, Rhonda Kennedy, representing 62 Houston-area clubs and its 2,400 members, said, “as a proud member of the Rotary Club of Sweeny, I am excited not only to welcome our fellow members from around the world to our beloved city, but also to show how Houston-area clubs are taking action to make the world a better place at home and abroad.”

With the safety and wellbeing of participants and the wider community a top priority, Rotary’s previous two conventions were held virtually due to the global pandemic. Speaking during the press conference, John Smarge, chair of Rotary’s International Convention Committee, said, “this convention will also have a virtual component to make the event accessible to all members. And as we continue our planning, we will work closely with global and national health authorities to ensure that our in-person event follows the most current health and safety guidelines.”

About Rotary: Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 36,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.For more information, visit

    Club Information
    The Rotary Club of Amigos Milwaukee After Hours is a multilingual club with a passion for diversity in Milwaukee
    Service Above Self
    Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    United States of America
    (262) 488-4747
    No in-person meetings until further notice. Contact to obtain Zoom Meeting info
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    Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Member Birthdays
    Maria Flores
    January 10
    Erik Carranza
    January 26
    Fessahaye Mebrahtu
    March 23
    John Nyakoe-Nyasani
    March 25
    Executives & Directors
    President Elect
    Immediate Past President
    The Rotary Foundation
    • Have you joined a Fellowship yet? 
    • Don't know what they are? Awesome way to connect Internationally and locally with other Rotarians who share your interests or hobbies.
    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. 

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


    Rotary Curious??

    • 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 e club One - the original - /

    • Rotary Club of E-Club of the Southwest USA -


    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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