Changing of the Guard 2024-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Flags for Heroes on CBS58 News Bob Canham 2024-06-11 05:00:00Z 0 flags for heroes
Waukesha County Executive - Paul Farrow 2024-05-14 05:00:00Z 0
Penguin Egg Hunt 2024 2024-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
40th Anniversary / Christmas Dinner 2023-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Bike Build with Christmas Clearing Council 2023-12-09 06:00:00Z 0
Thanks to our Flag Sponsors! 2023-10-10 05:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest 2023

Oktoberfest was successful this year.
Thanks to all who turned out!
Oktoberfest 2023 2023-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

Flags Stored for the winter.

The flags have been taken down for the last time this year and stored for the winter.
Thank you everyone that sponsored a flag!
Flags Stored for the winter. 2023-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Sheriff's from Pewaukee

Our guest speakers from the Waukesha Sheriff's Department- Pewaukee division, with some of our members.
Sheriff's from Pewaukee 2023-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
2023 District Global Scholarship Awarded 2023-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting at Waukesha Public Library. 2023-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting at the airport today 2023-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Juno House Donation 2022-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
Latest Paul Harris Awards 2022-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Oktoberfest 2022 2022-09-24 05:00:00Z 0 Oktoberfest,Waukesha Sunrise Rotary
Quilts of Valor 2022-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

Changing of the Guard 2022

Gary was installed as president for 2022-23 at the changing of the guard dinner at the 5 O'Clock Club.
Changing of the Guard 2022 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Memorial Day installment 2022-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

Healthy Teeth for Tots & Teens

Tom, Greg and Bob making the burrito packets.
Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club recently completed the “Healthy Teeth for Tots & Teens” project, a volunteer program funded through a $3000 grant approved by Rotary District 6270. The monetary portion of the grant covered material costs for 300 of the 10,000 disposable PPE dental supply packets, aka "burritos", utilized annually for children of low-income families in the Waukesha community served by Community Smiles Dental. The burrito packets each contain 9 PPE materials critical to serving patient needs during their visit, including a chair cover, toothbrush attachment, dental floss, toothpaste and other necessities.
Healthy Teeth for Tots & Teens 2022-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Newest Paul Harris Awards 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Society 2022-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
From the Archives 2022-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Rotary TriCon

Join Rotarians from Districts 6220, 6250, & 6270

April 29-30, Elkhart Lake, WI

The 2022 Rotary TriCon, intended for any Rotarian, not just leadership, is set for Friday April 29, and Saturday, April 30, 2022. Attendance will be in-person at the The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI. Attendees from Districts 6220, 6250, and 6270 will have the opportunity to gain useful skills that can be used in their Rotary club and inspiration that will motivate them to embrace Rotary even more.

Internationally-known featured speakers will provide keen insights about their passion projects during the addresses on both days. Multiple breakout sessions will further educate and motivate.

If you register no later than March 1, your name will be eligible to win a $100 gift card. And, the club (in each district) with the highest percentage of participation over 22% in the 2022 Rotary TriCon wins $220. Bring a group!

Register by clicking here. Information on hotel reservations (deadline, March 29) is available by clicking here.

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Penguin Egg Hunt 2022 2022-01-22 06:00:00Z 0

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner Party Thunder Bay.
Road Warrior award presented to Tamie.
Christmas Dinner 2021-12-09 06:00:00Z 0

Waukesha Unlocked

Steve W. mans the putting challenge at the city hall during Waukesha Unlocked.
Waukesha Unlocked 2021-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Citation 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Oktoberfest 2021 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Lisa Werner 2021-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Chef Pam's Kitchen 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
HAWS Schallock Center 2021-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Waukesha City Hall 2021-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Flags for Heroes July 4th 2021-07-19 05:00:00Z 0

Changing of the Guard

Greg was sworn in as new president.
Steve, Barb, Dean and Shane (Gary accepting for Shane) received Paul Harris awards.
Changing of the Guard 2021-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Flags for Heroes first install 2021-05-31 05:00:00Z 1
May 2021 Road Clean Up Crew 2021-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
Food Pantry District Grant Project Day Two 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Food Pantry District Grant Project 2021-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Penguin Egg Hunt 2021 2021-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Bell Ringers 2020 style 2020-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Born Learning Trail - Refresh 2020-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Changing of the Guard 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
May Road Clean Up Crew 2020-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
CELA Tour - Rotary on the move. 2020-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
Penguin Egg Hunt 2020 2020-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
January 2020 Scouting Rotarian Newsletter 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Waukesha County Career Expo Donation

The Waukesha Sunrise Rotary club are long term supporters of the Waukesha County Career Expo where over 14 Middle Schools and 900 students participate in a career exploration program that introduces students to a variety of careers through hands-on activities.  Pictured are:  Ann Affeldt (left) Chairman of the Waukesha Sunrise Charitable Fund; John Maresh (second from left) Waukesha Charitable Fund board member; Sally Marszalek (right) President Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club; and ; Debra Weber (third from left) Director Career Connections WCTC.  Debra attended the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday morning meeting to present 2019’s successes and to thank the club for their long term support.
Waukesha County Career Expo Donation 2020-01-14 06:00:00Z 0

Bell Ringers 2019

Just a few of our bell ringers. Steve, Ann and Greg. Thanks to all who volunteered.
Bell Ringers 2019 2019-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
Christmas get together 2019-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Harken Wellness Initiative 2019-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest 2019

Posted on Sep 28, 2019
Just a few of our volunteers working the fest. Bob (above). Jody W. Tad W. Bill W. and Joe F. below.
Oktoberfest 2019 2019-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Jazz in the Park - Wine Tasting

Posted on Aug 08, 2019
Joe Fahl, Joe McDonald, John Cox, Greg Hatt, Barb Berndt, Sara Winkelmann, Ann Affeldt and Steve Berndt worked the wine tasting tent. 
Jazz in the Park - Wine Tasting 2019-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

50 Years Perfect!

What can you say about 50 years of perfect attendance except WOW! Way to go Bob Brenckle.
50 Years Perfect! 2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
District Convention 2020 2019-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor - Steen Sanderhoff 

Posted on Jul 16, 2019
Assistant District Governor Joe Caruso (left), Waukesha Sunrise President Sally Marszalek (center) and District Governor Steen Sanderhoff (right and below).
District Governor - Steen Sanderhoff 2019-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

Sydney's Fund Raiser

The Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club partnered with Girl Scout Sydney Diver from Troop 4678, in her effort to raise funds for 150 emergency Human Trafficking victim care kits, and to help her earn her Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can achieve.  The effort benefits Human Trafficking victims and the community through information shared about warning signs, tips for prevention, statistical data, and more.  Sydney joined our meeting on May 28th to say “thank you” for helping in the success of her Human Trafficking Project.
Pictured: Bill Wiesnewski (right), president of Waukesha Sunrise Rotary; Ann Affeldt (2nd from right), Chairperson Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Charitable Fund; Kari Diver (left), Troop 4678 leader; and Sydney (2nd from left).
Sydney's Fund Raiser 2019-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Pancake Breakfast 2019 2019-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Newest Paul Harris Award 2019-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
Penguin Egg Hunt 2019 2019-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Sherry our newest member!

Dean (left) and Bill (right) present Sherry with her certificate of membership.
Welcome Sherry we are very happy to have you!
Sherry our newest member! 2019-01-09 06:00:00Z 0
White Elephant Fun 2018-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

2018 Bell Ringers

Just a few of the Bell Ringers. From left to right top to bottom.
Bob C., Joe M. Bob B. and Pat B.
2018 Bell Ringers 2018-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
2018 Christmas Party 2018-12-10 06:00:00Z 0

Foundation Awards

Steve W. (left) and Tamie (right) accept the foundation awards from PDG Jeff Reed.
Foundation Awards 2018-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Two more Paul Harris'

Sara (above) and Joanne (below) received another Paul Harris award. The club thanks you and appreciates your generosity.
Two more Paul Harris' 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
Blood Center Waukesha 2018-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

Bob B. - Paul Harris

Bob Brenckle scores another Paul Harris award! The club thanks you and appreciates your generosity.
Bob B. - Paul Harris 2018-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

Carroll University

The club toured Carroll University today. Thank you Dr. Steven Bialek!
Carroll University 2018-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest 2018

Thank you to all who volunteered, they worked very hard to make this a success! Their dedication is unmatched.
Oktoberfest 2018 2018-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Award

Congratulations to Ann on her 8th Paul Harris! The club thanks you and appreciates your generosity. 
Paul Harris Award 2018-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

DG Visit

We had a great meeting with the District Governor!
Pictured Assistant/Area Governor Liz Tobolt, District Governor Kola Alayande and Club President Bill Wiesneski
DG Visit 2018-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

Road Cleanup

The road clean up team for 9/8/18 Bill, Joe and Bob.
Road Cleanup 2018-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Junior Achievement 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0

Habitat for Humanity

Greg H., Bob C., Bill W. and Kay & Joe F. (pictured) Dean D., Sara W. and Steve & Barb B. (not pictured) Helped out at the Habitat for Humanity houses.
Habitat for Humanity 2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Buck Rub Outfitters 2018-08-21 05:00:00Z 0

Ripon Rotary Golf Outing

Our club was represented by Joe Fahl, Jim Perkins, Joe McDonald and Greg Hatt at the Ripon Rotary Golf Outing on Aug. 1st.
Ripon Rotary Golf Outing 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

Brewers Game 2018

We had a great turn out for the Brewers  vs the Rockies. Those that stayed to the end were treated to a Eric Thames 3 run walk off home run!
Brewers Game 2018 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Waukesha North Interact project 2018-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
Tree Planting Ryan Park 2018 2018-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Another Paul Harris for Bill 2018-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Newest Paul Harris Fellow 2018-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Bethany and Zahra 2018-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Heitman

Welcome Paul Heitman (left) our newest member!
Paul Heitman 2018-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army Certificate of Appreciation 2018-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Pancake Breakfast 2018 2018-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

Penguin Egg Hunt 2018

We sponsored the Waukesha Janboree's Penguin Egg Hunt again this year! Always fun!
Penguin Egg Hunt 2018 2018-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
Blair School First Tee Golf program 2018-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Bob Canham 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

Bike Builders

Members helping build bikes for the Christmas Clearing Council
Bike Builders 2017-12-09 06:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army Bell Ringers 2017-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
Marsy's Law 2017-12-05 06:00:00Z 0

Cliff Dochterman Award

Dean Danner (left) was presented by club president Steve Wimmer the
International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians
Cliff Dochterman Award for Distinguished and Dedicated Service to Scouting
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Oktoberfest 2017

Bill H., Peggy H., Bill W., Greg and Joe M. took a shift Saturday
Oktoberfest 2017 2017-09-25 05:00:00Z 0
Newest Paul Harris Recipient 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Born Learning Trail

Job well done, Ann, Barb, Sara, Tamie, Bill W., Joe F. and the 3 Steve's!
Born Learning Trail 2017-09-18 05:00:00Z 0
Tee Up for Charity 2017 2017-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Tamie - Service Above Self Award 2017-06-05 05:00:00Z 0

Dental Sealant

Waukesha Sunrise Rotarians volunteering at Bethesda School for the dental sealant program.
Dental Sealant 2017-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Map Painting

Thanks to Greg, Ann and Steve for stepping up! Nice Job.
Map Painting 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0

Earth Day

Earth Day tree planting. We helped plant 300 trees to add to the 300 we did last year.
Earth Day 2017-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Our Newest Member 2017-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian's working the Pancake Breakfast 2017-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Oberlin Filter 2017-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
Ann Affeldt - Paul Harris Award 2017-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
2017 - Penguin Egg Hunt 2017-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
White Elephant gift exchange 2016-12-21 06:00:00Z 0
Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic 2016-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
Jim Holmes - Paul Harris Award 2016-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
Bike Builders 2016-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
A Bill Ringer and 3 more bell ringers 2016-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
This award speaks for itself. 2016-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention 2016-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest 2016

Thanks to all who volunteered!
Pictured Dean, Bill, Tamie, Jim and Joe.
Oktoberfest 2016 2016-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
Brewers 2016 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care 2016-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Julie Craig 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
2016 Tee Up for Charity 2016-07-27 05:00:00Z 0

Community Service Award - Hanneke Deeken

We presented Hanneke Deeken with our annual Community Service Award.
Pictured left to right Renee Ramirez, Hanneke Deeken an Barb Berndt
   It was the lack of access to dental care for kids who were experiencing dental pain that Ms. Deeken knew she had to do something to address the problem; create a dental clinic with a focus on state insured and uninsured kids. She gathered the experts together to assess the need to make plans for a dental clinic. She led the collaboration efforts with Marquette Dental School, WCTC’s dental hygiene faculty, representatives from the HMOs, public health, and consulted with the state’s Department of Health and Human Services and many local dentists. She collected advice on systems that other communities in Wisconsin had put together to provide service, and a few models from other states as well. She coordinated several site visits to community clinics around the state. She secured substantial support from ProHealth Care to assist with fund raising and drafting a business plan. She worked tirelessly to take a dream into reality.
   She has selflessly and compassionately donated hundreds of hours of her time so that disadvantaged children and adults who live in Waukesha County have access to affordable dental care.
   More than 10,000 Waukesha County residents have benefited from Ms. Deeken’s dream of having a dental clinic for low income families in Waukesha County.
We donated $500.00 to a charity of Hanneke's choice, of course it was the dental clinic!
Community Service Award - Hanneke Deeken 2016-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Changing of the Guard

The Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Presidency was handed over to Mark Mattiacci.
Barb Berndt was awarded a plaque for her service. Tamie Koop swore in Mark.
Good food and fellowship was had by all. Bob Brenckle received his Paul Harris award.
Changing of the Guard 2016-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Born Learning Trail

Installing signage for our District 6270 Grant. Our project was installing a bilingual Born Learning Trail at Frame Park in Waukesha.
Born Learning Trail 2016-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

Envision - Leon Janssen

Thanks Leon Jassen for your informative presentation this morning.
Learn more about his book in video below.
Envision - Leon Janssen 2016-04-26 05:00:00Z 0

Tree Planting

We joined Jim Perkins' Queen of Apostles Men's Golf League, planting 300 trees in Ryan Park. See if you can find Joe Fahl, Greg Hatt, Tom Calder, Joe McDonald and Barb & Steve Berndt along with Jim. Very satisfying Earth Day service project.
Tree Planting 2016-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Thanks! Mark Johnson Author of Apprehensions & Convictions 2016-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

Come see Mark Johnson Author of Apprehensions & Convictions

Mark will be the guest speaker at Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club’s Tuesday morning meeting
April 5, 2016. Waukesha Sunrise Rotary meets at 7:00 AM at The Machine Shed. Guests are welcome!
Mark Johnson grew up in Luling, Louisiana, and St. Louis, and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1974. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in English, he worked as a carpenter, cement finisher, short-order cook, bartender, cabbie, trucker, sales rep, and freelance writer (columnist and features for the ProRodeo Sports News, and Colorado Springs Sun, among others) until he stumbled into his first career with United Way.
Johnson served as campaign and public relations director for Pikes Peak United Way, executive director of United Way of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and CEO of the United Way of Southwest Alabama. After working for United Way for over two decades and raising a career total of over $100 million for nonprofit health and human services, in 2002 Johnson chucked it all for a badge and a gun and 13 bucks an hour with the Mobile Police Department. He was 50.
As a sworn officer — six years in uniformed patrol, six years as a detective — Johnson received numerous Chief’s and Commander’s citations for meritorious arrests, and was decorated for Excellent Police Duty (three times, for initiatives resulting in a 33 percent crime reduction in targeted area, apprehension and conviction of a burglary ring responsible for 83 residential burglaries, and for solo arrests and convictions of those responsible for over $50,000 in commercial thefts), Chief’s Unit Medal (for highest local and regional case clearance), Meritorious Service Medal (exceptional service involving grave danger: the apprehension of an escaped cop killer) and the Wounded in Service Medal (for wounds received while engaged in personal combat with an armed adversary in a manner reflecting courage and honor). He also received a handful of “performance observations” and citizen complaints, usually related to inappropriate radio traffic, car wrecks and demeanor issues.
Come see Mark Johnson Author of Apprehensions & Convictions 2016-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

WCTC's Law Enforcement Training Center

The Morris St facility is a holistic-based training center for students and experienced law enforcement officers to practice and learn specialty skills. The facility includes rooms that are set up to mimic possible crime scenes, for example, a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room; a technology lab equipped with projectors that can project a variety of high-risk scenarios; and a mat room where officers can train how to work with uncooperative suspects. The center also lends itself to a variety of other high-level training scenarios.
Thanks to Brian Dorow and Mike Neuens for our tour.
WCTC's Law Enforcement Training Center 2016-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Shelter Box

Dave Rosenwald (left) and Barb Berndt (right) present Dan Christensen (middle) with our donation.
Shelter Box 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Pancake Festival 2016 2016-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Mr Dye's Pies

Thanks to Jonathan Dye of Mr. Dye's Pies and Mequon-Milwaukee After hours Rotary Club for speaking at our club this morning! We raised some money for Polio Plus by raffling off one of his pies.
Mr Dye's Pies 2016-02-08 06:00:00Z 0

Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic Donation

Renee Ramirez (left) Executive Director of the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic accepted our donation for providing restorative treatment to low-income pregnant women in our community who are uninsured or underinsured. Dr. Joe Fahl (middle) of Bayer & Fahl Dentistry and Sunrise Rotary Member along with club President Barb Berndt (right) made the presentation.

Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic Donation 2016-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Penguin Egg Hunt 2016 2016-01-16 06:00:00Z 0

Ugly Sweaters and Ties

Joe F. and Sara won the ugly sweater contest. Steve B. won the ugly tie contest. Ann was the best Elf.
Ugly Sweaters and Ties 2015-12-22 06:00:00Z 0

Winter Gear Drive - 2

Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club along with Waukesha North High School Interact Club partnered with Girl Scout Troop 4678 at Swanson Elementary School in the Winter Gear Drive created to help the Troop earn their Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve.  The Drive benefitted the Waukesha Public Schools in providing winter gear to those students in need.  Over 250 coats, mittens, and boots were collected and donated. 

Adults from left to right: Barb Berndt –  Club President, Jen Peterson – Parent, Kari Diver-Troop Leader, Ann Affeldt and Bill Wiesneski members of Waukesha Sunrise Rotary.

Girl Scouts from left to right: Ella, Maija, Mia, Maya, Anna, Lizzie, Zoe, Avianna, and Sydney shared their presentation to the Sunrise Rotary Club to say Thank you and the success of the Winter Gear Project.

Winter Gear Drive - 2 2015-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
Annual Fund Giving Award 2015-12-09 06:00:00Z 0
Winter Gear Drive 2015-12-09 06:00:00Z 0
Our newest Paul Harris Award recipients 2015-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Help Collect Winter Gear 2015-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
Kelly Kline -Bob Galitz Scholarship recipient. 2015-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

Interact Breakfast

Posted on Oct 20, 2015
Waukesha North Interact Club breakfast meeting.
Interact Breakfast 2015-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day is Oct. 23rd 2015-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Bill Hamilton - Paul Harris Award

Posted on Oct 13, 2015
Congratulations Bill Hamilton on your new Paul Harris Fellow Award!
Bill was presented his award by Club President Barb Berndt.
Bill Hamilton - Paul Harris Award 2015-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
FPWC - Food Truck Fuel Up 2015-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

Karen White - District Governor Visit

Posted on Aug 11, 2015
Thanks to District Governor Karen White for gracing us with her presence this morning.
Pictured left to right Club President Barb Berndt, Karen and Assistant District Governor Area E Ann Affeldt.
Karen White - District Governor Visit 2015-08-11 05:00:00Z 0

Joe Fahl - Paul Harris Award

Congratulations Joe Fahl on your new Paul Harris Fellow Award!
Joe was presented his award by District Governor Karen White, Club President Barb Berndt and Tamie Koop.
Joe Fahl - Paul Harris Award 2015-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
Tee up for Charity Pictures 2015! 2015-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
THANK YOU! 2015-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Presidential Citation 2015-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Food Pantry Tour 2015-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Changing of the Guard 2015-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome Bethani! 2015-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
LifeStriders 2015-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
Our Newest Members! 2015-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Award 2015-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
Trevor Marsicano - American speed skater 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rx/Heroin Event 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0

2015 Community Service Award Winners

  Waukesha residents Tanya Coppersmith and Michael Miller were presented awards for outstanding community service by the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club.
  Coppersmith and Miller, both long-time volunteers at the Food Pantry of Waukesha County and other local organizations, received plaques for their achievement.
  In addition, a $1000 donation was made in their names to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.
(Pictured: Bill Wiesneski, Tanya, Michael and Jim Perkins)
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Pancake Festival 2015 2015-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Give Kids a Smile 2015 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Judy Our Newest Member! 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Breakfast 2015 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0

Ugly sweater or tie contest.

We held a ugly sweater or tie contest and raised $93 for charity. Sandy won the ugly sweater contest and Steve B. won the tie contest.

From left Tamie, John, Joe, Barb, Sandy, Ann, Jim, Judy and Greg.

From left Steve B., Bill, Jim, Joe and Steve W.

Ugly sweater or tie contest. 2014-12-27 00:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Winner

Posted on Dec 16, 2014

Joe Fahl (left) and Jim Perkins (right) present Miranda Hurley with the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual “Bob Galitz Memorial Scholarship”. Miranda is a sophomore at Concordia University in Mequon. She is majoring in Radiologic Technology. Congratulations Miranda!

Scholarship Winner 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Bell Ringers 2014 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Bob Brenner - Extreme Weight Loss 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0

Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic Donation

Club President Jim Perkins (left) and Charitable Fund President Bill Wiesneski (right), present Renee Ramirez from the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic with our donation for "Give Kids a Smile" and to support the purchase of supplies related to providing restorative treatment to low-income pregnant women in our community who are uninsured or underinsured.
Club President Jim Perkins (left) and Charitable Fund President Bill Wiesneski (right), present Michael Egly from the Waukesha Food Pantry with our donation for the Holiday Meal Program. - See more at:
Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic Donation 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0

Holiday Meal Program Donation

Club President Jim Perkins (left) and Charitable Fund President Bill Wiesneski (right), present Michael Egly from the Waukesha Food Pantry with our donation for the Holiday Meal Program.
Holiday Meal Program Donation 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Buddha Haksa Temple 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day - Oct. 24, 2014

On 24 October, Rotary clubs and districts around the world will come together to fight polio. Register today for our  End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream event to receive a global update on the current status of polio eradication, hear inspiring stories, and musical performances. The event will begin at 6:30pm CDT and will be streamed live at

You can make an impact on World Polio Day by contributing to PolioPlus. Remember that your contribution will receive full recognition points and – better yet – it will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Contribute today.

We are 99% of the way to a polio-free world – truly, “this close” to eradicating polio forever. Help us get closer by spreading the word about our fight to End Polio Now with our communities and the world. 

World Polio Day - Oct. 24, 2014 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
WCTC Firing Range 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you Culvers on Grandview! 2014-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Mary Dunne's World Race 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
City of Waukesha Fire Department Station 1 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

Easter Seals

Posted on Aug 25, 2014
Thanks to Larry Millard, Susan Russell and Jerry Cler (below) for our tour.
Easter Seals 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Visit 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Brewers Game 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Exploit No more 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Changing of the Guard 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0


Posted on Jun 17, 2014
Thanks Hannah Warren (left) for a wonderful presentation! Tamie looks over one of the scarf's from Jhoole
Jhoole 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Food Pantry Donation 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Breakfast 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Strut Your Stuff Fashion Show 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
S.T.E.M. Academy 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Community Speaker Series on Biking 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0

JoAnne Sternke - Superintendent of Pewaukee Public Schools

Posted on Mar 03, 2014

Many from the former Pewaukee Rotary showed up today to hear former member JoAnne speak.
from left Lonnie Richardson, Greg Hatt, Craig Piotrowski, JoAnne Sternke, Bill Wiesneski, Carol Puestow, Frank Paulus and Tom Calder)
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Chris Foran

Posted on Feb 25, 2014
Chris Foran - Movie Critic - Milwaukee Journal
Chris Foran 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Aquatic Roots at Waukesha West H.S. 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
2014 Pancake fest 2014-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Give Kids a Smile 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
30th Anniversary at Lucilles 2014-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Weldall Tour 2014-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Waukesha Community Dental Clinic 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Penguin Egg Hunt 2014 at the Janboree 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Bob Galitz Memorial Scholarship Recipient 2014-01-08 00:00:00Z 0

American History

Posted on Dec 09, 2013
Robert Roth & Erv Dietscher from the National Sojourners, with Joe Fahl.
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2013 Salvation Army Bell Ringers 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Awards

Posted on Dec 02, 2013
Tamie presented Sara, Bob, Sandy and Joanne with their Paul Harris Fellow pins.
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Christmas Clearing Council Gift Wrapping 2013-12-03 00:00:00Z 0

A Shot to Save the World

Posted on Nov 25, 2013
Steve Berndt (left) and Sara Winklemann (right) present Monica Phillip (center)
with a cutting board.
Monica - Rotary District 6270 - Polio Plus Co-Chair shared the video "A shot to save the World" with us.
Go HERE to see viewing times.
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Haiti Well Restoration Project

Posted on Nov 18, 2013
John Cox, Dave Wolbrink and Dave Rosenwald
If you would like to help Dave out with the project use addresses above
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Humane Animal Welfare Society - HAWS

Posted on Nov 11, 2013
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Sara and Dave present Khris Erickson (center) - Humane Educator at  HAWS, with one of our cutting boards thanking her for her presentation.
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Roadside Cleanup 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0

Active Duty Care Packages

Posted on Oct 24, 2013
Thanks Bill Wiesneski and his staff for putting these together.
Thanks to everyone who donated something.
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Tee up for Charity - Save the date 2013-10-24 00:00:00Z 0

The Springs: Gallery/Studios

Posted on Oct 01, 2013
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Charlotte Borchert (center) presents to Dan Wood, Steve Coughlin, Brenda Schweder and Cathryn Ruvalcaba one of our new cutting boards, thanking them for their hospitality and presentations to the club.
Steve Coughlin's Welcome to Waukesha mural. Check out TISC Studios
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Interact Breakfast 2013 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Cutting Board Service Project 2013-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
We Sailed into Harken 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Roadside Clean Up 2013-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Interfaith Service Project 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Tour of The Salvation Army 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z 0

Wimmer - Winner

Posted on Jul 08, 2013
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Hole in One Winner
Hole in one winner Steve Wimmer (left) with Joe Fahl
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Changing of the Guard Dinner 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z 0

Waukesha Community Health Center

Posted on Jun 17, 2013
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Steve (right) presents Donna Triplett with our donation for the "Reach Out & Read" program.
Some of the books that will be purchased

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Thank You!!

Posted on Jun 11, 2013
Special thanks to all golfers, volunteers, sponsors, donors, Rotarians and spouses of Waukesha Sunrise and Pewaukee Rotary Clubs for putting together this event!
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Welcome Michael!

Posted on Jun 03, 2013


Steve presents Michael Egly with his Rotary pin.

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Waukesha North Interact Club joint meeting 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z 0

Spring Trash Pickup

Posted on May 17, 2013

Ron Russo, Jim Holmes, Dave Rosenwald, Jim Perkins, Mark Mattiacci, Bill Hamilton, James Beaton, Sandy Bosin, Joe Fahl and Joe McDonald

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Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home 2013-05-14 00:00:00Z 0

District 6270 Spring Assembly

Posted on May 10, 2013

Dave Rosenwald, Sandy Bosin, Tamie Koop and Joe McDonald (taking picture) attended the Spring Assembly
DGE Dan Christianson, Spoke on his theme for the up coming year.

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A Visit from the Mayor

Posted on Apr 22, 2013


Things are getting brighter. During the last two years we have made significant progress.
In 2011…

  • Our city tax levy increased by 0%.
  •  The National Recreation and Park Association granted Waukesha their “Gold Medal Award.”
  •  The Wisconsin Library Association designated our Public Library the “Wisconsin Library of the Year.”
  •  The League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Arts Wisconsin granted us their “Arts in Community Award.”
  •  In 2011 and 2012, America’s Promise Alliance ranked Waukesha one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” in the United States.
  •  With city incentives, SPX Waukesha Electric and Weldall Manufacturing expanded adding 325 new family supporting jobs to our community.
  •  For 2012, our city tax levy came within .12 of 1% in meeting our 0% increase goal.

In 2012…

  • Money Magazine ranked Waukesha, as the only city in Wisconsin, to make its list of the “100 Best Places to Live” in America. 
  • Gibson Guitar Corporation designated Waukesha for their nationally acclaimed “GuitarTown” community art and music project, which raised over $100,000 for local charity. 
  • With city incentives, Woodman’s Food Market broke ground, with its store opening in 2013 and will add over 200 jobs to our community. 
  • GE Gas Engines expanded adding over 100 new family supporting jobs to our community. 
  • With city incentives, Gaco Western broke ground for expansion, which will add new technology jobs. 
  • The new Kendal Lofts, Third-Ward-style residences, began construction downtown on the river. 
  • ProHealth Care renovated Waukesha Memorial Hospital and opened a new Community Health Center. 
  • Carroll University expanded programs, dorms and enrollment. 
  • The Shoppes at Fox River expanded. 
  • We opened a new Fire Station. 
  • We created a new Civic Volunteer Corp, as a way for citizens to connect with and renew their community. 
  • We created a new citizen-friendly city website – check it out at: 
  • For 2013, our city tax levy came within .42 of 1% in meeting our 0% increase goal.

Looking ahead…
  • Our downtown will continue and expand our community front porch events – including Freeman Friday Night Live Music, the Farmers Market, Art Crawls, GuitarTown and more.
  • We will continue to focus on new business and investment opportunities. 
  • We will progressively pursue perfection in providing a better quality of life at a more conservative price. 

Our goal is for Waukesha to become the #1 rated Best Small City in America by 2018.
This is a big dream for a small city. We can do it by focusing on our sense of community. On our neighborhoods. On our
homes. On our families. On our values of empathy, responsibility and creativity. For those things to come to light, we would be
wise to focus on the good and look out for others so that others will look after us.

Things are getting brighter in Waukesha. Please join us. Together our light will shine!

Jeff Scrima, City of Waukesha Mayor
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Food Pantry

Posted on Mar 27, 2013


District Governor Rick Debe & his wife Terry volunteered with us at the Food Pantry


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The Wisconsin Philharmonic Donation 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Waukesha Civic Theatre Donation 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z 0

Waukesha County Museum Donation

Posted on Mar 12, 2013


Kirsten Villegas, Executive Director of the Waukesha County Museum accepts our donation from Steve.

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Sealant Program Donation

Posted on Mar 05, 2013


Rene Ramirez accepts Waukesha Sunrise Rotary's donation to the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic from President Steve Berndt.


Rene and Dr. Joe Fahl at the clinic.

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Salvation Army Certificate of Appreciation 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Pancake Fest 2013 2013-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Joint Meeting with Pewaukee Club 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Jhoole 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Penguin Egg Hunt 2013 2013-01-21 00:00:00Z 0

Bob Galitz Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Posted on Jan 09, 2013


Steve Berndt, President of the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club, and Joe Fahl (pictured left) present the Bob Galitz Memorial Scholarship check to Laura Dean from Port Washington, WI for the 20012-2013 school year.  She is majoring in biology at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and plans to become a physical therapist.  This is the 15th year that the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary has awarded the $1250 scholarship.  The scholarship is open to college students at two and four year institutions who have completed their freshman year. To fund this scholarship, the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary hosts a golf outing.  This year’s scramble is June 10th at Merrill Hills Country Club.  Golfers of all skill levels are welcome.

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Sarah Ehlinger

Posted on Jan 08, 2013


Sarah Ehlinger just returned from a year in Ghana as part of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. The scholarship was given through District 6220, with the Appleton Downtown Rotary Club as her host. She spoke  to our club about her experience in Ghana. Sara is a good Ambassador and worthy of the scholarship.


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Assemblyman - Paul Farrow 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Holiday Party 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army bell ringing. 2012-12-01 00:00:00Z 0

Awards an Honors

Posted on Nov 20, 2012


Our club received a banner in recognition of our support of the Annual Fund.

We were one of only 1,550 clubs to achieve Top Three Highest in Per Capita Annual Giving honors in our district.


During Bill's term we met our PolioPlus Goal for 2011-12


Tamie received an award for her dedication to Rotary.

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We'll miss you Deb!

Posted on Nov 20, 2012


Deb Delvaux and her husband Bob are moving to Florida!
Deb retires from The Women’s Center November 26 and as of December 1st will be residing in Florida.
She has been such an asset to our Club for many years. As Chair of the Club Administration she has kept our speaker schedule and made sure other annual events were covered – Changing of the Guard, Christmas Party, Pancake Festival, etc. She was very active on the Board of Directors as well. While we wish them both the best of luck as they move into this new chapter of their lives, she will truly be missed!

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When Rectangles and Circles come Together.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

Like our badges and the tables we shared breakfast at.

Waukesha Sunrise Rotarians changed up our routine a bit this week and met with the Pewaukee Rotary Club. What a great opportunity to get to know other Rotarians better! The plan is to hold joint meetings now once a month, with Pewaukee visiting us at the Country Springs on Tuesday and the Waukesha Sunrise Rotarians going to the Machine Shed on Wednesday.

Mary Beth Growny-Selene, a Rotary International Director Elect (RIDE) and a PDG, was our guest speaker. We were fortunate to have several distinguished Rotarians from District 6270 come as guests as well: DG Rick Debe, DGE Dan Christianson, DRFC Mike Slawny, PDG District Secretary Bob Hosch. Mary Beth asked what made us join Rotary and perhaps more important, what makes us stay. She pointed out that every Rotarian in the world, with the exception of one person, was ASKED to join. Do you know who that one person was? If you answered Paul Harris, you are correct. The ASK is the key!! Mary Beth also gave us further insights into the End Polio Now Campaign and how close we are to eradication.

So get your ask in gear!

Thanks to Mary Beth for her program and to all who made this meeting possible!

Click "more" to see the pictures.

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Dental Clinic Sealant Program

Posted on Oct 15, 2012


Steve B. helped with charting.
Joe M. and Ivan showed the children how to brush their teeth.
We have two more sessions where we need volunteers,
Oct. 30th and Nov. 5th if interested please contact Steve B. 

See all Pictures

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Welcome Jim!

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

Welcome New Member Jim Holmes

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Trash Pickup

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

The Dedicated group from 8-25-12
Gloria, Mark, Sandy, Jim, Ron and Bill (taking picture).

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Posted on Aug 20, 2012


Adam served as an officer in the 2011-2012 Waukesha North High School Interact Club, this past school year. He was also influential in the joint venture of the Interact Club and Waukesha Sunrise Rotary supporting an orphanage in Casablanca Morocco in 2012. Adam spoke to the Rotarians on the highlights of attending the 2012 World Affairs Seminar that was held at Carroll University,Waukesha WI in June.
Yearly the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary supplies 2 scholarships for students to attend this interactive week focusing on a current topic.

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John Scherer - The Four-Way Test 2012-08-14 00:00:00Z 0

Womens Center Donation

Posted on Aug 13, 2012

Waukesha Womens Center Executive Director Marie Kingsbury (middle) receives our donation. Jim Perkins (left). Donation made in Deb Delvaux's Honor.(pictured right)

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Visit from District Governor Rick Debe 2012-08-07 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome Ivan!

Posted on Jul 30, 2012


Club President Steve Berndt, New Member Ivan Correa, and Sponsor Dean Danner.

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Posted on Jul 09, 2012


Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club



June 26, 2012

Golden Mast Restaurant





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Sarah Brenny

Posted on Jun 24, 2012

Sarah is flanked by current Waukesha Sunrise outgoing President William Hamilton (left) and incoming President Steve Berndt (right)

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Thank you note from Michelle Hixson - Interact Advisor 2012-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you for supporting "Tee Up for Charity" 2012 2012-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
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Thank you Note From Sara Graves 2012-05-15 00:00:00Z 0

New Members

Posted by Joe McDonald on Apr 23, 2012
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Welcome new members Jerry, Judy and Charlotte!

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Food Pantry Birthday Bags

Posted by Barb Berndt on Feb 08, 2012

Waukesha Sunrise Rotarian's volunteer at the Food Pantry the fourth Thursday of every month. Recognizing that all children do not have the means for a festive birthday celebration, our Club donated the time to fill birthday bags. Complete with cake, candles, plates, napkins, etc., every child under 12 has an opportunity now to make their day a little more extra special.

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Open House Breakfast

Posted by Steve Berndt on Jan 16, 2012
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Forming friendships and networks through service to others.


Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club invites you or a representative(s) of your business to attend our Open House Breakfast. The Open House is scheduled for January 31, 2012 at 7:00 am – 8:15 am at the Country Springs Hotel, located at 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new membership options.


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Community Service Awards

Posted by Tamie Koop on Jan 02, 2012
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For Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service in our Community
Sponsored by Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club

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We Are This Close to Ending Polio Barb Berndt 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z 0

Doing Good in the Community

Posted by Tamie Koop on Dec 06, 2011

Waukesha Sunrise Rotarians have been out and about in the community making a difference in this 2011 holiday season.

Over $600 was collected from club Rotarians to sponsor turkeys or hams in the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets.  This sponsorship was granted to the Waukesha Food Pantry.

ImageJust completed was the annual Bell Ringing for the Waukesha branch of the Salvation Army.  Rotarians, spouses and friends rang the familiar sounding bell of the Salvation Army for 12 shifts, over 2 days at one of the local grocery stores.

ImageAdditionally – Waukesha Sunrise Rotary adopted 3 families with 10 children in the annual Christmas Clearing Council efforts.  These three families will have a brighter holiday season.  Individual and club donations of over $600.00 made this effort possible for the 10 children to have a brighter Christmas.

Waukesha Sunrise Rotary was awarded a grant from the Rotary International District 6270, which will help fund a family birthday celebration for children.  This effort was done with the Waukesha Food Pantry as a partner.  Rotarians will be sorting the food items for the Birthday bags to make each child special on their birthday!


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