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

Norsk News 3/1/23

Guest Speaker Maggie Ginsberg

Attendance: S. Salerno, S. Wallitsch, P. Zalucha, S Wallitsch, E Grabe, S Neshlyaeva, S. Smith, F. Wallitsch, R Christiansen, J Burns, P Christian, M Rooney, H Kopras.

Guest: Maggie Ginsberg, her second rotary meeting ever. 

Happy Bucks

Heidi Kopras has a happy buck about a 14-day trip at the end of this month.

Peggy: happy for the end of winter, spending time with Svetlana and burning an effigy of winter to celebrate the end.

Steve: happy to go to PETS this weekend.

Jim: happy to have captured the stray female cat to get her spayed. Now Dixie is working on taming her.

Russ: happy for Susan going to New Orleans

Student Rotarians 

Quentin Rosborough and Rocco Richie received their recognition plaques and rotary pens.

Russ: community grants committee is considering extending deadline. Social committee will help with article on local media.

Friendship exchange in Dells needs host families from 16-20th of June for 3 physicians, 2 couples. Need drivers, and hosts.


Steve: Youth Ethics Symposium 7 students attended. Break out meetings lots of ideas for Interact with great kids. He shared enthusiasm and optimism witnessed by the event.

We need an elector for district meeting in LaCrosse, in the past Judy has taken on the role.

Guest Speaker Maggie Ginsberg

Moved here as a 10-year-old. Started writing later in life. Early career selling coupons in "Dollars and Sense" with her mom Peggy’s watercolor paintings on the covers.

Attended a mini course on freelance writing in 2006, started writing for Mt. Horeb Mail that year, pitched writing for Madison Magazine using her published clips from MH Mail, and receiving assignments.

2017 started writing fiction. First draft in 3 months, got an agent right away. After many rejection letters from publishers the book was one of the few selected for print by the University of Wisconsin Press. The final version of her story was honed during the pandemic.

Maggie read some of her novel, “Still True” before meeting adjourned. 

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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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