“Together, we see a world where
people unite and take action to create
lasting change-across the globe,
in our communities, and in ourselves.”

PO Box 173
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
Meets Noon every Wednesday.  Skal Public House
Norsk News 10/26/22


Mike Dillis (Madison Rotarian AG), S Neshlyaev, P Christiansen, F Wallitsch, S. Wallitsch, K.White, Natalie Broderick, Gwen Mahoney, J Steinhauer, H.Kopras,
P. Zalucha, M. Rooney, S. Salerno, E Grabe.

Happy Bucks: P. Zalucha, F. Wallitsch (it’s his birthday!)

Announcements: Dixie’s update on Thanksgiving meals: Sunn cafe will be providing cold meals that can be heated up. Neighbors Helping Neighbors will be providing the food, Sunn cafe will prepare it. We need people on Thanksgiving Day that are available around 11:00 to make deliveries.

Board meeting next week 7 a.m. at Sjolinds. All are welcome.

Guest speaker Ben Bauer, District Governor. Below are notes from our president’s presentation:

Vision Statement

“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change-across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

We are encouraged to take some time to reflect our own changes.

The Rotary Action Plan:





55 clubs in our district of SW Wisconsin and a couple clubs in Minnesota. District focus is to strengthen and support clubs.

Our club members participated in an activity that was like survey asking why we joined, why we stay, and what the club needs.

Potential actions for our club:

Actively listen to and engage with our members through membership meetings 1 on 1 setting, anonymous survey are measures that will invite candor in conversations.

Future of rotary:

New club model is caused-based club in Rotaract. Examples are 6250 Changemakers Club, Rotary Club to end human trafficking, Club of Minnesota Veterans to add flexibility. 20 members to charter a club, 8 members to form a satellite group.

Expanding our Reach and building a sense of belonging and inclusiveness through diversity, equity, and Inclusion. Rotaract helps to address 18-30’s gap in membership.

Rotary Citation: an award when a club makes 13 of 26 goals.

Tricon with 2 other districts in Wisconsin, bring in speakers, service project at Lacrosse Center 4/27-29

This year’s theme: imagine Rotary.

“We all have dreams, but acting on them is a choice.” Jennifer Jones, RI President.

Contact information for our governor Ben Bauer

A gift basket of locally produced items was presented to our District Governor.

A gift basket of locally produced items was presented to our District Governor.

Meeting extended Made in Mount Horeb, and certificates and pens from Judy to student rotarians. Peggy presented student rotarians Gwen and Natalie with items to commemorate their selection as student rotarians.

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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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