Rotary Club of Mount Horeb
PO Box 173
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
Meets Noon every Wednesday.  Skal Public House
Norsk News 12/7/22
Editor's note:
My apologies if I missed anything. The draft I was working on did not get saved on the server and went off to binary heaven. The following is from memory.


Keith White, Susan and Frank Wallitsch, Jim Burns, E. Grabe, Svetlana Neshlyaeva, P. Zalucha, S. Bollig, S. Helwig, Judy Steinhauer, P. Christiansen, H. Kopras

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Happy Bucks  E grabe, S. Wallitsch, S Helwig, H Kopras
Next week’s speakers will be members from our district working on providing help to the people of Ukraine and Poland.
EREY contribution; we have yet to meet our club goal. Next week we hope to run a demonstration during our meeting on how to set up payment.
Susan shared the virtual meeting experience with Tuesday's Fitchrona Horizon Club lunch meeting.
4 people attended virtually, plus a monitor on site who handled the on-line audience. Technology included a camera that moved and focused on speakers as they spoke.
Happy Bucks for the Center for Black Excellence
December Happy Bucks donations from local clubs will be met and doubled by the Green Bay Packers as a matching donation. The club board members voted to donate December Happy Bucks collected to help this organization.
Guest Speakers
Task force from our district to aid the people of Ukraine and Poland. One of the speakers is a past district governor.
Svetlana is requesting help and collaboration to provide needed items for people she knows in Ukraine who are facing struggle and challenges staying warm this winter.
Badger Boys and Badger Girls State
Request from Jerry Hook for scholarship money for this year’s high school attendees to Badger Boys and Girl’s State. His request needs to be expedited due to deadlines and he would like the opportunity to make a presentation at our Holiday Party on 12/28.
Discussion followed that funding is up to the grants and Youth committees. Members endorsed sponsorship following the club’s history of helping send these students to the event.
Although this scholarship was not included in the budget, funding is possible through emergency funds.
Business meeting
8 accounts for committees to allow them to take care of expenses.
Mound City Bank has been helpful and Shawn has been able to get discounted banking fees.
There is a carryover balance which Keith went into some detail, and encouraged capital spending for 1 and possibly 2 laptops. One would be used for virtual meetings, the other for business matters.
Fundraising: Paul has emailed packets for the Sunday Brunch event. Coupons have been printed, Steve has started passing them out.
Shared spreadsheet is available to keep track of advertising sales.
Please vote for our president elect. Paul sent out email with link for voting for our president elect Steve Salerno.
If you did not get the email with the link to the poll (as many of us did not) let Paul know. So far we have 10 ballots cast.
Holiday Party
Save the date for December 28 from 6 p.m. on at the Violet Room at Wisconsin Surplus (off hwy. 78 on the West exit #65 of Hwy. 151.
There will be ample room to members, student rotarian’s families and guests
Judy reports Soren is adjusting with less homesickness. He will be staying in Italy over the holidays to fully experience it. Judy passed a card for Soren, and will picking up a gift to send him purchased at Sjolinds.
She has been working with the new host family, and we still need a backup family.
Meeting adjourned 12:57
Executives & Directors
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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.

For all other questions and to obtain more information, please contact the Rotary Support Center at

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