No meeting Tues., Jan. 3
Tues. Jan. 10 from 6 - 8 pm
District 6270 Assembly / One Rotary Summit - MATC - Oak Creek
Clubs from throughout the District will attend. Some groups are arriving earlier at 5:30 to network –the program is at 6p.m.
So far all the groups have enjoyed the concise use of the time.  The topics have been very valuable.

The first part of the session is a Round Table learning format with different topics at the different tables.  The second part is breakout sessions.
Topics have included Membership, Fundraising, Succession Planning, and more.  
Tues. Jan. 17 from 6 - 7 pm
China - "Service Before Self" - Milwaukee Athletic Club - Braves Room - click for directions
If you use fire crackers, paper, read a book, use an umbrella or fly a kite you are using inventions from ancient China. We will speak of the renaissance of Traditional Chinese Culture that is happening today.    Traditional China embraced the concept of oneness of man and heaven.  This Oneness is seen in Traditional China’s approach to daily life which includes science, celebrations and the arts.  Similar to Rotary, traditional China placed ‘Service before Self’.  We will speak of ‘Service before Self’ as it formed celebrations and the arts in China. The Traditional Chinese New Year is held between January 21stand February 21st each year.   We will share information on the Chinese Zodiac, traditional New Year foods, Way of Tea and exchanging of gifts.  Finally, we will introduce Shen Yun Performing Arts as it has embraced these traditional concepts.  It is the living window into Chinese civilization. Presented by Kay Wozniak


ROTARY FOUNDATION WAS NAMED WORLD'S OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION FOR 2016 and now we are celebrating the Foundation's 100th Birthday!

Rotary's Founder was Racine, WI's own Paul Harris!

In 2016-17, The Rotary Foundation turns 100. That's a century of helping Rotary members change lives and improve communities all over the world.

Throughout the year Rotary International is posting excerpts from "Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation's First 100 Years." You can purchase the book at

To learn more about the Foundation's centennial and find tips and resources for celebrating, visit

In addition to making the first personal contribution to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary founder Paul Harris also established a trust that would generate income for him and his wife, Jean, until their deaths, when the remaining balance would be given to the Foundation to educate underprivileged children.From Chapter 11, "It's Not Just About the Money":


In addition to making the first personal contribution to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary founder Paul Harris also established a trust that would generate income for him and his wife, Jean, until their deaths, when the remaining balance would be given to the Foundation to educate underprivileged children.In 1944, Paul Harris created a charitable trust, which stipulated that the income would accrue to him during his lifetime and to his wife, Jean, after he died. Upon her death, the balance of the trust would go to The Rotary Foundation. Jean died in 1964, and the Trustees accepted the bequest and honored Harris' request that the money be used to educate underprivileged children.

Others have designated that their gift be used to support a favorite Rotary Foundation program in the name of a loved one. Sir Angus Mitchell, the first Australian to become president of Rotary (1948-49), helped launch this tradition in 1949, when he established a scholarship for an Australian student in honor of his wife, to be known as the Teenie Robertson Mitchell Memorial Fellowship. Thus began a long tradition that continues to this day.

Bruno Ghigi wanted to honor his father, who had been a member of the Rotary Club of Rimini, Italy. Throughout his childhood, Bruno listened to his father regale the family with wonderful stories of Rotary's work. After leaving school, Bruno joined his father in the family business and he later branched out to form a software company that became one of the most successful in Italy. Bruno joined Rotary and became club president and a Rotary Foundation Major Donor. In 1988, on the 20th anniversary of his father's death, Ghigi donated $350,000 to The Rotary Foundation to establish an endowed fund to benefit refugees, the sick, and street children in Africa and Brazil.

Some recipients of the Foundation's benevolence have later felt inspired to pay back so others could enjoy that same experience. For example, Sadako Ogata, one of the first Rotary Foundation scholars, later donated $10,000 to the Foundation in appreciation for the scholarship it had bestowed on her as a university student. "Rotary set me on a course that I am still continuing. If I had not gone to the United States as an Ambassadorial Scholar," she said, "I don't think I would have pursued the study of international relations."

Richard Illgen, an Ambassadorial Scholar from Mainz, Germany, studied business and economics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA. After graduating, he joined Kraft Foods, where he enjoyed a very successful career. Wanting to provide a similar scholarship opportunity for others, Illgen and his wife, Irene, made a gift — matched by Kraft Foods — that provided $23,000 for a scholar from his home district in Germany to study at Northwestern.


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Can't Attend Weekly Rotary Meetings? Need a Rotary Make-Up?  Do It On-Line or In-Person!

Did you know that you can get a Rotary meeting make-up by visiting one of a number of E-Clubs and reading some programs and giving your info so that you can receive a make-up.  OR you can go to another club and enjoy an interesting meeting.

Some options include;   -           Rotary eClub of Southwest USA   -  Rotary eClub One


Rotary International Convention in Atlanta!  Are you joining us?

Let President Patti Lynch know if you plan to attend.  Register early and save!

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Club Information
Latino Focused but not exclusive and English is our language! In the Latino tradition, your children are welcome to attend with you!
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI  53202
United States
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Brief History of our Rotary District 6270 - Birthplace of Rotary's Founder - Paul Harris taken from Rotary District 6270 web site - 

Rotary was founded in 1905 and District 9 (which later became District 6270) was formed ten years later in 1915. Rotary District 6270 covers the southeastern region of Wisconsin and is composed of 2,925 members from 54 clubs (as of 7/1/2015.)

Brief History

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William Zimmers from Milwaukee was the first District Governor and in 1957, the district was restructured under the tenure of District Governor George Markham Jr. to become Rotary District 627 and this included many of the cities and towns that remain in the district today. Then in 1991, under the tenure of District Governor Frederick Luedke, it was renumbered to District 6270.

Women were admitted for Rotary membership in the United States in 1987 and in 1998, we were honored to have Angela Rester Samse as the district’s first female District Governor.

As Rotarians, we volunteer our time and talent to further the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" in order to make a positive impact on our communities and the world.

The oldest club in the present district is the Rotary Club of Milwaukee.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Don Cohen
February 25
Fessahaye Mebrahtu
March 23
Tina Dozier-Weyand
Claus Weyand
March 23
Join Date
Leana Nakielski
January 18, 2014
3 years