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
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Rotarians Giving International Service


Rotary Club Amigos de Milwaukee After Hours members recently participated in various International initiatives and service.

Amigos Rotarian and co-founder of We Build Dorothy Krupa was recently in Haiti. This organization improves lives of Women in WE BUILD HAITI. The mission of WE BUILD is to establish and empower female entrepreneurs through financial and educational tools to ensure business prosperity and success. To empower women to generate income, educate, feed and give shelter to their families.  Dorothy came to know of the need and the early beginnings of this project through Rotarian Ken Schumann.
Amigos Rotarian Carrie Reichartz started an organization Kenya Give Hope and works with a crisis center in Kenya.  They provide for the lives of Kenyan girls who were raped, molested, impregnated, and thrown to the streets.
Mercy’s Light: House of Hope  and Give Hope organization provides:

1. shelter
2. food
3. pregnancy crisis and trauma counseling
4. vocational training
5. medical treatment
6. The reminder that they are loved, to have faith in God, and to believe in the spirit of hope even in the darkest of times.


Alissa Fiorentino, Amigos Rotarian, previously lived in Valparaiso, Chile and came to know the great work of the YMCA (ACJ).  The Milwaukee YMCA has had a partnership with this Y for over 30 years and recently the Kettle Moraine YMCA has also entered into the partnership.  Amigos Rotarian Angie Rester has been involved first as staff and then as volunteer for 32 years.  Alissa attended the International Partners Conference with Chilean, YMCA of USA staff, and staff and volunteers from 8 USA YMCA partners.  







ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS - Opportunities you won't want to miss!  Please share this information far and wide and with those who may be working but have their undergrad degree.

Rotary clubs of Southeastern Wisconsin (District 6270) will award one scholar a $30,000 Global Grant Scholarship (GGS) formerly known as a Rotary “Ambassadorial Scholarship” for matriculation Fall 2018. The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship, a graduate-level study opportunity often outside the US, is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas, within one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Additionally, several Scholarly Stipends (SS) may be awarded throughout the year ($2-3000) to provide an opportunity for the applicant to:  travel to attend a conference to present an accepted paper, fund coursework, or fund a short-term volunteer opportunity, all within one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
To learn more about the scholarships’ criteria, process, eligibility, etc. go to the Rotary District 6270 website   OR contact Rotary District 6270 Scholarship Chair, Karen Plunkett 414-403-4878
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Don Cohen
February 25
Phillip Golden
February 28
Daniele Calasanzio
December 12
Paul Berger
December 13
Russell Hampton
Programs This Week and Upcoming Programs


Tuesday, December 5th - 5:45 to 7 p.m. - Milwaukee Athletic Club  
Amigo Rotary members Gustavo de Arriba and John Nyakoe Nyasani will give their classification talks.  This will be a great night to learn more about them and to also learn more about Rotary!  Please join us.  Non-members are invited to join us for any of our programs and activities.  
Gustavo de Arriba - Director Global Quality at Johnson Controls, Building Technologies & Solutions
Gustavo is originally from Spain. Amigos welcomes his business knowledge and enthusiasm for service to our club.
John Nyakoe Nyasani -  Business Automation Specialist| Reports Coordinator| Project Manager for Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Office of Health Informatics,Marquette University
John is originally from Kenya. Amigos are thrilled to have his systems knowledge and IT and he is currently supporting the club by serving as the Club Secretary.
Tuesday, December 12th - 6 to 7 p.m. - Milwaukee Athletic Club  

ROAD to RECOVERY - Alecka Weber, Program Director - American Cancer Society


The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program relies on volunteer drivers to take cancer patients to and from their treatments. Lack of transportation is often a major problem for cancer patients when either they have no transportation or are too ill to drive. Family and friends may help, but are not always available. We are looking for more volunteer drivers to help cancer patients in your area. Time commitments vary but rides are generally during the weekday and each Road to Recovery volunteer driver decides how much time he or she contributes. Requirements for participation include a valid, current driver’s license, a safe driving record and proof of insurance, as well as completing the application process and a brief training session. For more information on volunteering as a Road to Recovery driver, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Bio: Alecka Weber is a Program Manager for the American Cancer Society, overseeing transportation and lodging for WI. Prior to this role, she was an American Cancer Society Patient Navigator located at Columbia St. Mary’s hospital in Milwaukee, WI- working with cancer patients throughout their continuum of care. Alecka has an Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Urban Studies- Health Policy, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Alecka has spent her career working with underserved populations, and has worked with all realms of cancer, from prevention to diagnosis to survivorship and end of life.

Tuesday, December 19th - 5:45 to 8 p.m. - Home of Rotary Club Amigos de Milwaukee After Hours President Rosa Golden & Phil Golden - contact us for directions - Wales, WI    

Join Rotarians and guests for a Holiday Gathering!




Tuesday, December 26th - No meeting - Happy Holidays!!!

SAVE the DATE - Tuesday, February 20 - Paul Harris Celebration and the Birthday of Rotary!!  Join us as we celebrate "Service Above Self" within Rotary and with those who are not Rotarians but giving of their time in the community.  Details to be announced soon including ways to nominate those you believe should be recognized!

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.

Explore Rotary fellowships:

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

PDG and Amigos Rotarian Angela Rester has long been involved in various Fellowships.  Presently she is in the following; Cycling, PDG, Convention Goers, Photography, and Skiing.  Typically there are meetings held at the annual Convention (in Toronto in June 2018) and with some like Cycling and Skiing there are meet-ups to ski in the US and Europe and Cycling events in given regions and the Polio ride in Tucson each October. In the Cycling Fellowship, members are able to purchase special ride jerseys that show they are Rotarians and we ride to End Polio.