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

Norsk News 1/25/23

Attendance  S. Salerno, J Burns,  S Neshlyaeva, P Zalucha, H Kopras, K White, S & F Wallitsch, S Bollig, J. Steinhauer, S Helwig, S Smith,  M Rooney, T. Wedig, P. Christiansen, E Grabe

Guests: Sandy Fischer, guest speaker, and Bob Johnson who recently submitted his membership application! Student Rotarians Payton Almquist and Alexa Ouradnik.

Happy Bucks: Shawn is back from Colombia and feels confident that her daughter is in a safe place. Plus the weather is great year round.  She met some local folks from Belleville during her visit.

E Grabe happy for success with bike swap meet, and for new gravel bike.

H Kopras is happy about the Ukraine generator project and happy for Sandy Fischer, our guest speaker.

S. Smith has a new “Rooney-mobile” she has added to the farm fleet of hard working Subarus. 

Student Rotarians: today we met Alexa Ouradnik. She is a Senior at Mount Horeb who is applying to several colleges and has been accepted by a few. She plans on majoring in biology in pre-med track. Alexa belongs to many clubs (it was a long list) such as Spanish, Deca, Interact, and is a student representative on the school board. 

Alexa Ouradnik (L) and Payton Almquist (R)


  • Youth Symposium 2/3 at Monona Terrace.
  • On-line leadership course 2/20-6/12 ask Susan for more information.
  • Aid to Ukraine providing generators for hospitals.

Heidi Kopras has implemented a partnership with Madison Rotary Club through her fellow rotarian Gary Tree. Our club was invited to join and to sign up and be included in the grant as an affiliate. Any donations our club generates will be matched for double the impact.

Our club's grant committee decided to donate $1000 from its budget. To take advantage of this opportunity we can write a personal check to Mount Horeb Rotary Foundation at the State Bank of Cross Plains where the account is located. Tellers inside will be accepting donations. Friday at 3:00 is the deadline.

Super Brunch Update

Little Vikings will be donating 3 highchairs we can use for Super Brunch. We have 195 ads! Thanks everyone for the efforts of the last push to secure ad sponsors. Get your final artwork to Steve ASAP.

We have tickets, and will put together a will call list. Worker schedule will be out soon. If the time assigned to you doesn’t work contact Paul.

Optimists are set to go. Ad is ready to go and will run for 2 weeks. Work shifts are from 8-11 and 11-1:30

Paul has an updated flyer to post around the area prior to the event.

Susan has a get well card for Jennifer OConnel from the high school who has been a great help in the past with food service and coordinating our event.


Guest Speaker Sandy Fischer, local owner of Esch insurance. She is an Upland Hills Health board member representative with the task of collecting feedback from area residents for the hospital's new project.

Exciting news: Upland Health is in the planning stage of building a new clinic over by Miller’s across the street from Summit Credit. As part of the planning stages, Upland Health is asking for input and will be hosting a Community meeting at the middle school step room on February 13th  from 4-6 p.m.

Club members brought up experiences and provided feedback on a variety of topics such as geriatric and pediatric specialists, local x-ray equipment, level of customer service at Dodgeville facility and more.

Meeting adjourned at 12:59

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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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