We've been a part of the Mequon-Thiensville scene for over 20 years now, ever since the club was chartered by Rotary International in 1990 as a spin-off from the Thiensville-Mequon Noon Club. As a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders, we strive to serve our community, both local and global, with a balanced program of projects and scholarships that address today's challenges while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations. Over the years our projects have given members the opportunity to work to combat illiteracy, disease, poverty, and abuse, as well as to advance restoration, beautification, and accessibility projects that enhance the quality of life.
In addition to raising over $270,000 for worthwhile projects since 1996, our members have a long history of working hard on their projects. Thousands of hours of "sweat equity" have been devoted to helping projects like the restoration and maintenance of Pukaite Woods in Rotary Park, painting and decorating at Kathy's House, book drives for literacy projects, support and maintenance of an Ozaukee domestic abuse shelter .. and far too many others to list here!
Members have routinely stepped up to bring their specialized skills to bear in emergencies, too, such as flying in to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina for rescue work, and both working on wild fires and training others in effective fire management. Projects that have engaged members have included health, blankets, and clean water efforts in Africa, medical relief and scholarships in Guatemala, as well as relief efforts in Haiti.
As of July 1st, the Changing of the Guard took place, with Sharon Pechiva taking over as President from Tom Johnson. As the new administration under Sharon moves forward, we are looking forward to laying the groundwork for our next decade of service.
Join us at one of our regular meetings! The club meets every Friday morning from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Most weeks we meet at Concordia University.