The University of Wisconsin at Waukesha has been offering
college credit classes in Waukesha for over 45 years. For a vast majority of that time, the
university has flown under the radar and it is very common for members of the
Waukesha community to only be familiar with the campus if and when a family
member or close friend has attended.
Students come to UW-Waukesha for a number of reasons, but most of them
have one thing in common, they aren’t ready to begin their baccalaureate work
at a four-year institution and want to utilize a local option first. While it is true that a big part of the
campus’s mission is to serve the academically underprepared and/or the
underserved populations of our community, a growing number of students come to
UW-Waukesha because it is more affordable and offers a
quality education. A recent study
indicated that a higher percentage of students who began at UW-Waukesha and
transferred, graduated in six years with a baccalaureate degree than those who
began their university careers at a University of Wisconsin four-year
the 2013 Fall semester UW-Waukesha began offering its first Baccalaureate level
degree program. A student can now attend
UW-Waukesha, earn a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.) and never
leave the community. UW-Parkside is our
partner and offers the last 30 hours of college credits as part of the
program. A new “tech track” which will
allow Wisconsin Technical College A.A.S. graduates to begin their B.A.A.S.
programs at Waukesha is in the final stages of being approved and will open the
door for literally thousands of A.A.S. degree completers to finally be able to
pursue a four year degree and never have to leave their jobs or families. This degree program will not only be a boon
to the local citizenry but will increase the number of qualified graduates in
the workforce helping the state of Wisconsin achieve its goal of increasing the
number of Baccalaureate level workers in the 21st century. We are currently below the national average
and this has contributed to the “Skills Gap” issue we hear about existing in
business and industry.
The Women's Center is an independent, non-profit human service agency founded in 1977. Its mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support to women and their families and to facilitate their development. The Women's Center provides free and comprehensive services designed to address the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse. The services offered by The Women's Center include emergency shelter for abused families, transitional living, counseling, child abuse prevention programming, legal advocacy and employment counseling. The Center also provides Hispanic outreach, community education programs, information and referral services, and a 24-hour crisis line.
(We will also be including a "Big Check Presentation")
Our mission is to build
community through music education, in conjunction with the goals of the original
El Sistema, Venezuela, which now serves over 400,000 children throughout
Venezuela. The Greater Milwaukee El Sistema is among the pioneers of El Sistema
USA, which has joined forces with the global El Sistema phenomenon. We are in
our third year at Hadfield Elementary School in relationship with the School
District of Waukesha. Among our board of directors is Dr. Larry Harper, Carroll
University, Mr. Ralph North, Community of Waukesha and Chris White, President
and CEO, White House of Music.
Our goal is to teach children
how to build community through music while making high quality music education
accessible to all children. We provide three days a week of musical instruction
from highly trained professional musicians, and through volunteer outreach from
talented high school and college students. The current cost for program
membership is twenty-five dollars for the entire year, although one year of this
type of music instruction generally costs up to $2000.00 per child. Through our
partnership with White House of Music, our students receive instrument rentals
and repairs. We also provide our students with opportunities to share their
musical gifts through community performance. Our students have now performed
for the Waukesha community at Avalon Manor, Hadfield Elementary School, Carroll
University, German Fest in Milwaukee, and at Piala's Nursery Fall Festival. We
perform monthly concerts at our Hadfield site throughout the season to promote
and create awareness for our mission. In addition to our current string
orchestra program, we intend to expand our musical offerings to wind instruments
and choir in the coming years. Please check us out and "Like" us on
Eric Severson serves the citizens of Waukesha County as the Inspector of the Waukesha County Sheriff's office. As second in command,
Inspector Severson reports directly to the sheriff and oversees all activities of the Sheriff's office to include sworn operations, jail, workrelease
and administrative functions. Inspector Severson has served the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office for over 27 years beginning in1987; 22 of those years having been spent in supervisory and command positions throughout the department. In addition to patrol command assignments Eric Severson has commanded the department's Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Unit, Tactical Enforcement Unit (SWAT), K9 Unit and was the founder and first President of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association (WLECHA).
America’s egg farmers launched the Good
Egg Project to educate the public about the
egg industry and the benefits of eggs. Long
gone are the days of farmers collecting eggs in baskets by hand and taking them
to market. Learn about the different types
of eggs, production systems and the advanced technology used by today’s farmers
to put eggs on your family’s table.
With multi-faceted responsibilities, Lee
directs the business operations for Daybreak Foods as its General Manager. Lee started at Creekwood Farms in 1998 as the
Controller and was promoted to General Manager in 2005. She has been with Daybreak Foods since the
acquisition of Creekwood by Daybreak in 2008 and spends days working on any
number of projects around the farm — all of which contribute to the safe and
wholesome eggs that her family loves.
Go to: IncredibleEgg.org/good-egg-project to learn about the Good Egg Project.
The Every Rotarian Every Year initiative asks every Rotarian to support The Rotary Foundation every year. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help us strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.