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President Keith Kindred
President-Elect Tony Griffin
Secretary Robert (Bob) Hosch
Treasurer Mary Wendt
Club Service Jerel (JJ) Johnson
International Service Dennis Martins
Community Service Marc Shuter
Vocational Service Pat Byrne
PR & Marketing Peter Maurer
YEO Christie Hentges
Fundraising Norman Eckstaedt
Sergeant-At-Arms Seth Barr
Sergeant-At-Arms Greg Pochowski
Past President Chris Keto
Exectutive Secretary Maggie Amin
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Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM

Max Meier's Hartland Inn

110 Cottonwood Ave
Mailing Address: PO Box 406
Hartland, WI 53029
United States

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With more than 90 members committed to Rotary's cornerstone of "Service Above Self," our Club has been providing support to the Lake Country community, as well as nationally and internationally, since our founding in 1978.

Our support, whether financially or through time and talent, has made a difference in areas such as educational, environmental and humanitarian efforts. Our Club meets for lunch every Friday in Hartland, Wisconsin and at other functions to fulfill its commitment to the Rotarian ideals of friendship, fellowship and service.

Posted by Maggie Amin

Yes, you heard right!  The ABBC is just over 2 months away.  Are you ready?  Come to Nixon Park the weekend of June 27-29 for fun, fun, fun!

Find more Information, including purchasing tickets and the schedule, click here:  Audacious Beer and Barbecue Celebration.


Posted by Maggie Amin

Good question!

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories.  In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!

This sounds perfect for the Lake Country Area!  So perfect, that the Lake Country Rotary Club is working on building a few within the walking trails throughout the Village of Hartland. 

Want to learn more?  Click here:   LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Posted by Maggie Amin

Congratulations to Malin Ehrsam from University Lake School, who was selected as our April Student of the Month!
Posted by Maggie Amin


Yes, you read that right!  The Hartland-Lake Country Rotary Club won the "Heart of Hartland" Award at the 2014 Kudos Award Dinner on April 3!  The award is "presented to an organization, business, or individual who has made a significant impact on our community."

Not only that, but 2 of our Rotarians won awards as well.  Dr. Seth Barr from Forward Chiropractic won "Rising Star Award" and the "New Business of the Year Award," and Bill Kasch from First Bank Financial Center won the "Leadership Award."

Congratulations to every single member of this Club!

Posted by Maggie Amin

Congratulations to Emilia Buehler, who was selected as the Club's RATE (Rotary Applauds Technical Education) Student of the Month!

Emilia is working towards a degree in the culinary arts.  Good luck, Emilia!

Posted by Maggie Amin

On February 21, the Club had a Bread and Soup day to raise funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.  The members also "passed the hat" and raised an additional $817 for the pantry. 

Thank you to all who donated!

Posted by Maggie Amin

Jason Julius, from Arrowhead High School, was selected as the February RATE (Rotary Applauds Technical Education) Student of the Month.  Congratulations, Jason!
Posted by Maggie Amin

We have had a wonderful trip so far.  The team is working very hard and long days as we have seen 1352 people and given about 2600 pairs of glasses, including sun glasses, in just four days.  We have a very small team of six people for the first week and they have worked together very well. We are up for breakfast by 6:00 a.m. and on the road to the project between 7:00 and 7: 45 a.m.  and have been getting back to our rooms between 4;30 and 6:00 p.m.. We then clean up and go enjoy a supper together along with great conversation.  We get back to our rooms between 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. and get ready for the next day.

The weather here has been averaging somewhere around ninety degrees.  We have had more rain this year than I have seen in the years I have been involved in the project.  We got our truck loaded with all our glasses and equipment on Tuesday night and before returning we had a downpour soaking everything. Just an additional adventure to a great trip!

I would like to mention that everyone here is enjoying serving the Haitian people with full hearts.  We do want to invite all of our Lake country Rotarians to consider joining us here next year.  I guarantee it would to be a trip that will fill your heart and you will remember for life.

Posted by Maggie Amin


Ken Schumann is working in Haiti.   Here is a current report:

The first two weeks in Haiti, my teams distributed about 500 water filters. That means between 2500 and 5000 people now can have clean water and no water-borne illness. The challenge now is to raise money for more filters for next year. The new Rotary Foundation grant system does not allow for gr...ants the size of the water filter grant.

I also had three nurses teaching at the vocational school for a week. The nursing students were very interested to learn material above what the local instructors taught. The following week they went out to the countryside and did health screenings. They screened around 350 people for blood pressure and diabetes. They identified many who did not know their blood pressure was high. The were given a referral to the new hospital in Mirebalais. We can only hope they go for treatment. Many of the diabetics they found were just not taking their medicine.

The veterinary agent training class is in its second year. Last week they got classroom training and this week they will go out to different villages and do hands on clinical work. Veterinarians doing the teaching came from Texas, Guadalope, Oregon and Wisconsin.

This week I will be working on the well restoration project with district water coordinator Dave Wolbrink. The goal is to have 20 wells restored and protected with a community water committee around each one. There are also two ladies doing micro lending.

Next week starts the vision project. Our shipment of glasses finally cleared customs last Wednesday and I picked them up Thursday.

The weather here has been 90 degrees during the day and 70 at night.   Does the Wisconsin winter this year make you want to volunteer for Haiti next year?

Posted by Maggie Amin

April 4

Greeter:            Norm Eckstaedt

Invocation:        Patrick Shelley

Pledge:             John Dorau

4-Way Test:       Sam Emanuele

April 11

Greeter:            Jerry Flanagan

Invocation:        Patrick Shelley

Pledge:             Pat Fox

4-Way Test:       Tony Griffin


April 18
Good Friday.       Lunch Only, No meeting


April 25
Greeter:            Tony Griffin

Invocation:        Patrick Shelley

Pledge:             Jason Heinen

4-Way Test:       Hans Halaska



Posted by Maggie Amin

Our latest campaign was our most successful yet.   We thought this event was fantastic when we first ran it back in January, 2002.  Back then we got 23 new PHF’s.  This time around we hit 39.    Of course, the true success of this program falls back (as it always does) to our terrific members – they really seemed to embrace contest! 

What a fun meeting and what an outstanding success!   This is what makes us "The Greatest Club on Earth."

Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Vocational Service
New Generations 

Posted by Maggie Amin

Your business can profit from placing an ad with our Web site, and you’ll be supporting our club at the same time.

Format of ad can be either a graphic image (better) or text. Maximum width is 100 pixels. Height can vary but should be no greater than 150 pixels.   You can provide your business’s own Web site address (better), to which your ad will be hyperlinked, or you can provide merely an email address.   You ad will appear on the home (main) page of the Web site, on a rotating basis, and also appear on the other pages of the Web site as well.

The price for each ad is $50 and is valid for a full 12 months (from the date of payment).

Submit an ad:  To inquire further about submitting an ad and/or for assistance in designing an ad image, please contact Maggie Amin at

Posted by Maggie Amin

May 15
June 19

Meetings are held at Yaggy Colby Associates in Delafield at 7:30am on the 3rd Thursday of each month and last for approximately 1.5 hours. Please join us!

Stop by the Sergeants desk and pick up an application. Or, click HERE to download an application!

Here are our Red Star Rotarians:

John Dorau
Hans Halaska
Jacqui Johansson
Pete Kraeger
Brian Maddox
Ed Rindahl
Mardi Smirl
Melissa Thompson
Lam Virasith
Dan Westrope

There are a number of Red Star Members on this list who have been with the Club for a year or longer. If you find your name on the list, but believe that you have fulfilled your requirements as listed below, speak with Maggie.

What is the Red Star Program?

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Jun 03, 2014
Audacious Beer and Barbecue Celebration Jun 27, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
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May 02, 2014
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May 16, 2014
Armed Forced Day/Hartland Kid's Day
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