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Rotary Club of Oconomowoc

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Friday, July 25, 2014
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Editor:   Rick Ornberg
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Future Speakers
Jul 28 2014
Dwight Sandvold
"Achieve Your 2014 Health and Wellness Goals"
Aug 4 2014
"Pontoon Party"
Aug 18 2014
"Boy Scouts: Fowler Park Grillout"


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Classification Talk: Greg Buxa

 In 28 years, new Rotarian Greg Buxa had 14 homes. Raised in Minot, making All State Football, Rowing Champion and Coast Guard Academy grad, Greg described stories of burying his first friend after a tragic accident, skippering Haitian boats with goats and chickens onboard, becoming a Coast Guard pilot and flying over California deserts and through the ice fog of Kodiak, Alaska. He also served in Law Enforcement in Washington, DC. Married with three children, Greg now works for Thrivent. Why join Rotary he was asked. “Why not?”, he replied. “Rotary serves the community and the world. And that’s what I want to do, too.”


Image District Governor Mary Beth Seiser

Light Up Rotary! District Governor Visit

“Light Up Rotary!” District governor Mary Beth Seiser encouraged members Monday. “You know best what your community needs. Get your sparks into your club and be a beacon….remember, that we can accomplish anything.” Mary Beth told Rotarians that they can accomplish anything. “Light your candle. Look at your talents. Motivate your members.”


Watch your email!  Program/Adbook Space Available

There will be a program/adbook distributed at the September 20th “Churchill: Man of the Century” fundraising presentation at the OAC, with about 850 or so total books being printed.  To help offset the costs of the show and hopefully add to the total take for the Foundation, full page, half page and quarter page (biz card) size ads will be available at reasonable rates.  Space will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis, and Oconomowoc Rotary members will have first shot for the first week of ad sales. (That way we can be “fair to all Oconomowoc Rotary Members concerned”)  So watch your email for information and ad space order forms for this great opportunity to promote your business, organization or just help support the project. 


Rotary Pontoon Outing Monday, Aug. 4 at 5:45 p.m., leaving from behind Shorehaven. Bring an appetizer or a dessert to pass! Watch the classic LaBelle sunset with the best of friends! No regular Noon meeting that day!

Boy Scout Fowler Park Cookout  August 18, Noon,  This will be an OFFSITE meeting as the Boy Scouts provide a fun outdoor grillout for Rotarians at Fowler Park.

New President's Letter 2014-2015
by Ornberg, Rick


I can’t tell you how proud I am to be given the opportunity to represent the Rotary club of Oconomowoc as President. I must admit the responsibility is daunting because our club is over 90 years old and has a history of super achievements, we even chartered the Hartland Rotary club several years ago.

The Rotary Clubs Worldwide have achieved so many wonderful things over the years that It is hard for me to believe there is a membership decline, mostly here in America.

What that means to me is that potential members do not have enough information to take the next step. Well here are a couple good reasons to join:

  1. Rotary puts morality back into giving and that my friend has become very rare today.
  2. As a Rotarian you will meet some of the finest humans on our planet that will quickly become some of the best friends you will ever cultivate.

Yours In Rotary,

Rick Eckert
2014-2015 President, Oconomowoc Rotary Club

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