We live our lives by our 4-way test. It goes like this:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Wouldn’t it be refreshing to sit down to lunch with people who think like this?
People who think like you.
There are 158 Rotary Clubs in Wisconsin.
Feel the honesty.
Embrace the good in people.
Get involved in the real world.
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5 Reasons to Consider Joining Us!
Five Reasons to love Rotary right now!
1. BECAUSE WE ARE ABOUT TO ERADICATE A DISEASE, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT
We are 99.9 percent of the way toward ending polio. As of early June, there were only 16 cases of wild poliovirus in the world, and many think this could be the year we see the last naturally occurring case of polio.
As Rotary and our partners work to eradicate the poliovirus in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the remaining endemic countries, we also continue immunization campaigns in other high-risk countries to ensure that the disease remains gone for good. You can participate on the ground. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with Rotarians leading upcoming trips.
2. BECAUSE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO PEOPLE WHO TAKE ACTION
Lisa McCoy of the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst, Ont provides bicycles to Cambodian children so they can get to school.
Ron Bowden of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba East, Australia helped found a “men’s shed,” a communal building stocked with tools for light carpentry, where people gather to tinker and socialize.
Carole Kimutai of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-East, Kenya climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money to end polio.
Neli Vazquez-Rowland of the Rotary Club of Chicago tackles homelessness, unemployment, and addiction in Chicago.
Cathy Groenendijk of the Rotary Club of Juba, South Sudan risks her life to help girls who have been orphaned by the war.
Todd Bol of the Rotary Club of Hudson, WI founded the Little Free Library movement, with more than 36,000 book exchanges in all 50 states and 70 countries.
Filipe Senna Fernandes of the Rotary Club of Macau is a business consultant and marketing professional by day and a disc jockey by night.
Planning a project and need help? Rotarian experts offer advice to other members through Rotary’s action group network and the Foundation’s cadre system. To learn more about action groups, visit www.rotary.org/actiongroups.
3. BECAUSE OUR FOUNDATION IS 100 YEARS STRONG
Founded in the midst of a world war, our Foundation grew up during a global depression and a second world war to become one of the world’s leading foundations. Its story is one of vision, compassion, and generosity. What began as modest projects that helped relatively small groups of people gradually expanded, and today more than $3 billion has been spent on programs and projects transforming millions of lives around the globe. Together, Rotarians are attacking poverty, disease, and lack of education, and bringing peace through grant-funded projects in our areas of focus.
4. BECAUSE WE KNOW ALL ABOUT SOCIAL NETWORKING
In 1905, a lonely Paul Harris was looking for camaraderie and a way to build a professional network. Today, that network is 1.2 million members strong who are connected to other leaders in their own communities and around the world. Check out Rotary’s pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
5. BECAUSE THE GOOD YOU DO REALLY DOES COME BACK TO YOU
Through the Global Rewards program, Rotary and Rotaract members can take advantage of discounts on car rentals, hotels, dining, entertainment, and a wide variety of other products. (Marriott, Amazon.com, Costco, and Ikea are just a few of the businesses that participate.) Many members also offer discounts from their own businesses. Fnd out what’s new at www.rotary.org/globalrewards.
ROTARY FOUNDATION RISES ON LIST OF TOP NONPROFITS
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. This 4-star ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission.
According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Rotary Foundation received $239,576,000 in 2013, a 32.4 percent increase from the previous year.
"This clearly shows our members recognize the unparalleled value of giving to their Foundation," says John Hewko, Rotary's general secretary. "They know that by giving to the Foundation their dollars have a much greater impact. And friends of Rotary respect that the Foundation puts their gift to great use."
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Stories from the Jet Stream
On December 5th the RCMF Hosted our 26th Annual Christmas Party for the workers from Goodwill Industries. Santa and a few of his elves stopped by and a very good time was had by all!
On Saturday the 17th of November we gathered for a rewarding event that's been going on for as long as anyone in the club can remember - the assembly and distribution of Thanksgiving Day Food Baskets for needy families in our service area!
On October 27th, 2012 many friends and relatives gathered to say farewell to a great friend Ziyanai “Zee” Masunungure.
This past Friday we held our long awaited 50th Annual Rotary Club of Mitchell Field Charity Auction and I'm happy to report that by any measure it was a success.