Rotary Club of Mount Horeb
PO Box 173
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
Meets Noon every Wednesday.  Skal Public House
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August 24, 2022
New Teacher's Luncheon
21 New Teachers
10 Administrators
15 Rotarians:  Burns, J., Christian, Christiansen, Grabe, Helwig,
Kopras, Neshlyneva, Rooney, Salerno, Smith, Wallitsch, S., Wallitsch, F., White, Yauchler, Zalucha
Guest Cathy Sutter
Thank you to the United Methodist Church of Mount Horeb for the use of their downstairs meeting room and kitchen.  Food was catered by Aztlan Restaurant.  (A table collapsed but there was still plenty of food).
Rachael LaCasse Ford, Executive director of the Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new teachers to Mount Horeb and presented each with a gift bag.
The school Principals introduced their staff and teachers.
President Susan Wallitsch spoke of the connected community of Mount Horeb.  The teacher's were assured that we are here to help if needed.
After the lunch, they all boarded a school bus and visited the exciting sites of Mount Horeb, trolls and all.
Next week, we will review the Raffle and the Luncheon.  Come ready to make comments and suggestions.  Hopefully we will have tentative numbers from the Raffle.
For those who missed it, the Final Four Raffle winners were Dixie Burns, Jenny Johnson, Jim Schmidt abd Mary Lou Ruchti-Kant/Nancy Salzmann.
Thanks to the Fire Station for their assistance and especially to Peter Walton for keeping the party rolling.
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Youth Exchange Officer
Past President
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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.

We will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Visit My Rotary and follow Rotary on social media to stay updated on how clubs can get involved and what actions Rotary members have taken and the impact it has had for people in the region.

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