PO Box 173
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
Meets Noon every Wednesday.  Skal Public House
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In attendance: White, Bollig, Kopras, Smith, Wallitsch F., Wallitsch, S., Steinhauer,
Grabe, Neshlyaeva, Zalucha
Guests: Gail Morton and Caroina Gramsch
Happy Bucks, Peggy, Svetlana, Heidi, Carolina
Erin had her baby and named it Gale.
Mount Horeb Mail did a great article about out Community Grants.
Please vote on the budget.
Carolina Gramsch, a previous exchange student, visited from Chili. 
She surprised us all!  She is attending Catholic University in Santiago
and is planning a career in engineering and bio-technology.  She is
enjoying living with her 3 brothers who are attending the same school. 
She is staying with the Ogalsby's and will be here through the
1st week of August.
Program:  Matt Raboin, co-owner of Brix Cider spoke about his recent
trip to Ukraine to cook with World Central Kitchen.  He was stationed
in Przemsil Poland at the border of Ukraine and Poland.  When it was
learned that Matt was going, he was contacted by
and asked to transport medical supplies and first aid items. 
He was gone for a week.
World Central Kitchen had taken over a warehouse and turned it into a
kitchen.  Mostly, he made sandwiches as well as some hot food.  There
are kitchens all over Poland.
He got to spend a few days serving, as well.  There were lots of groups providing
Matt told us that 3 million refugees came into Poland within 3 months.  The Polish were cooperative finding places to stay or to take them into their homes.
The best way to help the effort is to donate to
Matt finished up by telling us of events at Brix Cider including Crash the Kitchen and Small Batch Science.
Matt with Medical Supplies
Jul 20, 2022
Cooking for Ukrainian refugees in Poland
Aug 17, 2022
Aug 24, 2022
Aug 24, 2022
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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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