Rotary Club of Mount Horeb
PO Box 173
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
Meets Noon every Wednesday.  Skal Public House

Norsk News 2/15

Happy Bucks:

Peggy: For Liz for help with setting up her presentation. Sad for the theft of her nephew’s car and recovery, but there is happy ending that the car was recovered!

Susan Smith: Blue mounds meeting results partnership with MHTC to get high speed internet grant so whole township has internet access. Mark Rooney’s solar power project was approved.

Tammy: for the students that helped at Super brunch

Steve: happy for students helping as well.

Susan W: for how well the brunch went.

Welcome student rotarians Alexa Ouradnik, Quentin Rosborough, and Rocco Richie.

Guest: Brian Durtschi, our 50/50 winner. Brian donated his winnings to the Optimist Club.

Committees: Shawn: Grant application deadline 3/1 Susan Smith shared status of publicity so far.

Susan W encourages members to participate in our Hybrid Meeting task force. Under consideration:
• If we need it and to resume for our meetings.
• What tech we need.

We are continuing to look for host families. 

Super Brunch Recap

More photos are available on our Facebook Group page:


Steve: 391 people who came through with purchased tickets ~450 came through. Our food count was right on. We received better feedback on syrup station.

Thanks to Miller’s for their service. Everything was perfect.

Steve would like to have a meeting in the future to go over the event. Paul will be president next year so we need to have a replacement for his hole. Steve is looking to have people take over various roles.

Paul: Thank you club members and Interact. It would be fantastic to share the duties he and Steve had and to train new people to take over their roles.

He asks for 2 things:

-Thank our ad sponsors by calling, email, or use one of our Thank You cards.

-Over the next 2 weeks please update the contact information on the ad you sold to our spreadsheet.
(link is here:
We need to have a follow up campaign after the event, and to send out early requests to our sponsors.

If you need help with the shared documents or spreadsheet contact Paul to update the spreadsheet.

Guest Speaker Presentation

Peggy’s Presentation: Reimagining European History; things she learned on her trip. 18 day Trip from Budapest to Amsterdam on Viking Cruise Rhine river cruise. Part of the voyage included stops through 68 locks. Some of the passages were tight with 6” spare room.

The route has existed since the reign of Charlemagne to present. Midpoint is the highest elevation of navigable water for commercial transport in the world.

Rhine river had a section densely populated with 1 castle per mile along the river. Tours coincided with stops at locks. One tour group was there to help teach and preserve german history.

Peggy Learned so much more about European history than what she learned in school. She learned about “the worst of the worst of it.”

Reconstruction from WWII  is still in progress.

Prior to the 1990’s history of the holocaust had not been taught in schools.

Meeting adjourned 1:00

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In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.

To this end, The Rotary Foundation has approved:

  • Now through 30 June 2022, designated Rotary districts that border Ukraine and the Rotary district in Ukraine may apply for grants of up to $50,000 each from the Disaster Response Fund. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing.
  • During this same period, other impacted Rotary districts that wish to offer support to refugees or other victims of the crisis in their district can apply for $25,000 grants from the Disaster Response Fund.
  • Now through 30 April 2022, Rotary districts can transfer unallocated District Designated Funds (DDF) to support the Disaster Response Fund, directly supporting these Ukraine-specific humanitarian grants.
  • Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of Ukraine can be made here. All funds need to be received into the Disaster Response Fund by 30 April 2022 in order to qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts.
  • Although the Disaster Response Fund will be the main avenue for Rotary Foundation support, Rotary and Rotaract clubs are also encouraged to create their own responses to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

In addition to support provided through the Disaster Response Fund, the Foundation is coordinating with partners and regional leaders, exploring effective solutions to the increased humanitarian needs.

  • We are in contact with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees – USA to prepare for and respond to the needs of those being displaced in Ukraine and to neighboring countries.
  • ShelterBox, our project partner for disaster response, is in communication with Rotary members in Eastern Europe to explore how it may offer support with temporary transitional housing and other essential supplies.
  • The Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration is also mobilizing its resources to assist in this crisis.

More than 2 million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that number could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced. Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work, some working on the ground to help displaced families.

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