Apr 06, 2015
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"School Accountability"

2015 Authored Proposal:  (2015 Senate Bill 1) - Relating to:  the school and school district accountability report, chronically failing schools and school districts, and educational options information. 

Apr 13, 2015
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"Workforce Development"

     Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newsome leads the state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce.  He served as Deputy Secretary from August 2011 until Governor Scott Walker appointed him Secretary on October 24, 2011.
    Secretary Newson directs the state workforce agency that has an annual budget of over $450 million, over 1,600 employees and six divisions:  Employment and Training, Administrative Services, Equal Rights, Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Compensation and Vocational Rehabilitation.  Located within the Office of the Secretary are the chief legal counsel, communications staff, and the new Office of Skills Development.

Apr 20, 2015

     Alex Lasry currently serves as the Vice President of Strategy & Operations for the Milwaukee Bucks. Prior to joining the Bucks, Alex worked at the White House as the Deputy Counselor for Strategic Engagement, where he served as a top aide to the Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett. He also served as a staff member for the President’s Jobs Council and the White House business outreach team. Before the White House, he worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs, with a focus on legislative issues such as Dodd-Frank and Basel III, and advised the company on the regulatory environment.
     Alex was born and raised in New York, but currently resides in Milwaukee. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and recently received his MBA from the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Apr 27, 2015
May 04, 2015
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"Behavioral Health Integration Efforts at ProHealth Care"

O. Kirk Yauchler is the manager for the Behavioral Medicine Center Outpatient and Assessment & Referral departments, which are part of the continuum of behavioral health services at ProHealth Care.  His clinical background is in social work / psychotherapy, and he has been working in the behavioral health field for the past 15 years.  He maintains his social work licensure, and is also certified as a substance abuse counselor.  In his current administrative role he is assisting ProHealth Care with efforts to integrate behavioral health services into the primary care setting.  Kirk and his family have been living in the Waukesha area since 1998, and he is proud to be a member of this community.

May 11, 2015
"HS2 - The High School of Health Sciences (New Charter School at Kettle Moraine)"
May 18, 2015
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"The New ProHealth Cancer Center"

Dr. Johnson is the Medical Director for ProHealth Care Cancer Center where he directs a dedicated team of oncologists, hematologists and other professionals in providing award-winning care as evidenced by the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award for four consecutive cycles.  Dr. Johnson is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.  His undergraduate degree is from Princeton University and his medical degree is from the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Johnson completed an internship and residency in at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School and his fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.  Dr. Johnson has collaborated on numerous publications and has won an impressive number of honors and awards.  In his spare time, Dr. Johnson concentrates on his family, fly fishing and exploring 20th century American fiction.​

May 25, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
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More information to follow

Jun 29, 2015
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"President Bill King"

Time to roast our outgoing President - Bill King.  If you would like to participate, please contact Kathy Gale at:


Jul 06, 2015

As Rotarians, we are proud of our history and heritage, but in reality do we really understand what our donations of time, talent and treasure are doing worldwide?   Why not listen?  Tapping into the resources provided by Rotary International hear the stories of people from around the world whose lives have been changed by the work of Rotary.

Jul 13, 2015
"What role can Foundations and Donors play in creating a Thriving Waukesha County?"

Fred Gutierrez from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Kathryn Leverenz from the Waukesha Co. Community Foundation represent charter organizations for the Thriving Waukesha County Alliance.   As representatives of community foundations, they are trying to network and educate donors and organizations on the impact their gift can have to improve lives in Waukesha County and ways where donor behaviors can negatively affect local impact.    They will share recommendations their organizations have implemented in the review of funding proposals and steps their organizations are taking to assist local nonprofits to increase capacity, partner with other organizations and invest in critical infrastructure that will further the community impact of local nonprofits on the lives of Waukesha citizens.

Jul 20, 2015

United Way of Greater Milwaukee merged in February to create a regional United Way organization.    The purpose of the merger, according to United Way Worldwide was, “to allow more powerful responses to pressing community issues that are market-driven rather than geography-driven and will increase satisfaction among key corporate accounts in this multi-county area.”   Leaders from United Way will share their current status and their vision for our region to “Live United.”

Jul 27, 2015
"Opening Doors for Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace"

As the unemployment rate falls, the need for right talent in local businesses becomes more daunting.  It requires that employers expand their search for talent into unfamiliar areas. Learn from experts in the disability field how to find new talent and create a more inclusive workforce.   A local alliance of nonprofits that serve individuals with disabilities are working together to dispel common myths about hiring individuals with a disability, share employer best practices and resources in creating an inclusive workforce.

Aug 03, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
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"An Update on Museum Operations"

Former Waukesha Rotarian and current Executive Director Interim of the Waukesha Historical Museum, Tom Constable, will be giving us an update on Museum Operations.

Aug 24, 2015
"Tour of the Easter Seals Facility"

Come and see where all of our delicious Monday meals are prepared.  Easter Seals will provide not only our lunches on this day, but they will also provide a tour of their new banquet and conference center facilities.  What a great opportunity to see their program in action!!  

Address:  505 Northview Road - Waukesha

(Waukesha Park and Rec will be resurfacing our parking lot from August 14 through September 1st.  There will be no meeting at our Rotary building during this time.)






Sep 07, 2015
Oct 19, 2015

No noon meeting will be held this day.  We will be touring the brand new ProHealth Care Cancer Center and enjoying a nice light meal with appetizers and beverages.  Please plan on joining us.  

(More information as it becomes available)

Nov 09, 2015
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