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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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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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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.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Don Cohen
February 25
Phillip Golden
February 28
Fessahaye Mebrahtu
March 23
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Programs This Week and Upcoming Programs


2018 Program schedule 
Tuesday, February 6 - Classification Talk  - Member -  Daniele Calasanzio
Principal Engineer - Johnson Controls
Daniele is originally from Italy!  He loves volunteering and you can always count on him to be at our Amigos Rotary Service activities and events.  Come learn more about Daniele and his personal and professional journey from Italy to Milwaukee.
Luca Bovalino had this to say about Daniele - "I had the opportunity to work very closely with Daniele for about 4 years. Daniele has been responsible for several critical and important projects directly impacting the final results of the business. He is one of the most talented performers I have met in my life and among the first 10 Top Worldwide Expert within the Battery Industry. It has been my pleasure to work with him since he is not only very precise and committed but also brings, in a proactive way, a lot of fresh ideas to the Team. He is totally motivated to execute the best performance!"
Tuesday, February 13 - Classification Talk  - Member - Gustavo de Arriba 
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. Just prior to moving to Milwaukee with Johnson Controls, he served as Global Executive Director Components Quality, Power Solutions in Hannover area of Germany. In that role he was responsible for quality in the Components Plants (2500+ workers; 21 production facilities in US, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Czech, Saudi Arabia, China and Korea) in the Automotive Batteries Business Unit (called “Power Solutions”, 1 of 3 Business Units of Johnson Controls) (total 170k workers, $42,8b in FY14).  Come learn about Gustavo, personally and professionally.
Tuesday, February 20 - Paul Harris Celebration and the Birthday of Rotary!!  Imagine 113 years of service throughout the world!  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.  



Migration challenges inspire peace scholar

Rotary Peace Fellow Linda Low could not have known what world events would bring when she took a position as the communications manager for the Europe region of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 2015. 

But shortly after she started her new job, the migration crisis began to overwhelm Europe. Low saw the waves of migrants and heard their stories firsthand. This challenging experience sparked her desire to help communities in conflict and ultimately led Low to the Rotary Peace Center at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is studying the connection between the environment and peace.

Linda Low will speak on 10 February at the first of six presidential peacebuilding conferences in locations around the world between February and June

Illustration by Monica Garwood

Low will speak on 10 February at a conference on environmental sustainability and peace hosted by RI President Ian H.S. Riseley in Vancouver, B.C. It will be the first of six presidential peacebuilding conferences in locations around the world between February and June, focusing on the connection between building peace and Rotary’s areas of focus. 

Low spoke with The Rotarian about her work and how the environment affects peace.

Q: What’s your background? 

A: I am a communicator by trade. I started in corporate communications but always volunteered with the Red Cross in Vancouver. The more involved I got with the Red Cross, the more I realized my values really aligned personally with the work of organizations like this. They do disaster relief but also build stronger communities.

Q: You worked for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies a total of six years. What led you to leave this work to become a Rotary Peace Fellow?

A: Over six years at the Red Cross Red Crescent, again and again as we responded to crises, words that kept coming up were “climate change.” In the Syrian crisis, drought was happening in rural areas, and farmers moved into the urban centers where they were competing for limited resources. I remember thinking that if I had to be part of it I would go back and tackle climate change.

Then I received the gift of this generous scholarship from The Rotary Foundation and the opportunity to go to Duke and study the nexus between policy, environment, climate change, and community.

Q: Do you have a specific area of study in your program? 

A: I am focusing on the link between food waste and climate change. As food rots in landfills it creates methane, which is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases. In the developed world, we all waste food. If I don’t waste one banana, that’s not a great impact, but if everyone in my community, everyone in my state doesn’t waste, then there is greater impact. 

Q: What has been your experience as a peace fellow? 

A: Everything I have learned here is elevating my game. Coming into this program I could write a great story that could bring you to tears, but I did not understand the science and economics behind it. Now I understand science and economics. I can bring that holistic view to drive solutions that are truly sustainable. I want to mobilize people in every community to reduce food waste and help build healthier environments and secure food systems.

–Susie Ma

Plan to attend the Rotary International Convention in Toronto - contact Past District Governor and member of the Convention Goers Fellowship to learn more