10/28/2019: Today’s program was member Kirk Howard presenting an update on our club’s Centennial International Water project in South Sudan. After 6 years, five wells we be drilled next week, and their water will no longer look like the bottle of water the child is holding.

October 2019 Uthrotars

10/14/2019 Program: Shannon Jarecki (Domestic Abuse Program Coordinator & Andrea Oyuela (Latinix Advocate Program Coordinator) updated the membership about The Women’s Community & some of the newest support services they offer. http://womenscommunity.org/

10/14/2019: At today’s meeting Lisa Dodson inducted our newest member, John Overland, CEO for Samoset Boy Scout Council. Kelly Fischer (R) proposed John for membership. Sean Wright (L) is our President.

Mike Beck is introducing our newest member, Andy Edwards, at today’s meeting (President Sean Wright in the background). Andy then provided the membership with a thumbnail sketch of himself. Andy is recently retired from the military and now is the location manager for First Student bus services in Wausau.

8/19/2019 Program

Today’s Program: Colin Hanson, Edgar 5th grade teacher for 16 years and Founder of A Walk in Their Shoes whos mission is a collaborative effort by north central Wisconsin educators putting a very personal face on current events.

Colin gave an overview of this year’s programming theme, “Local American Heroes”

1. October-Month of Youth Adolescents speaker from Land O lakes is 1976 Olympic swimming medalist.
2. November-Veterans Day Wisconsin’s only two living Medal of Honor recipients Gary Wetzel (South Milwaukee) & Kenneth Stumpf (Tomah).
3. March-Civil Rights’ 1961 Freedom Rider Charles Person

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8/5/2019 Program: Andrea Larson, Executive Director for the Iron Bull Extreme Sports group. They will be doing several extreme race events in our region. This will not only bring in tourism dollars, but also draw attention/interest to our region for Millennials.

8/5/2019: Rotary Club of Wausau’s president Sean Wright (L) presents Scott Muschinske his 2nd Paul Harris Fellowship at today’s meeting.

7/29/2019: Mary Kate Riordan from the Lake Wausau Association presented to members at our meeting held at Memorial Park on Lake Wausau. She talked about the mission of the LWA & the Adopt A Shoreline program started last year. Our club has adopted the shoreline along Memorial Park & will do cleanups twice each year, spring and fall. the LWA is open to anyone interested improving this wonderful resource for boating, fishing, birding and sightseeing etc.
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Northland Lutheran High School collected the most socks for the Warming House!!

President Gaylene Rhoden accepting a large bag of socks donated from Hewitt-Texas Elementary School students for Wausau’s Warming House.

Love is International: Exchange students for all over the world come to Wausau every year for a fun filled winter weekend!  Cohosted with the Wausau Early Birds. VIDEO

Our 2018 tree project will actually be a 2019 tree project!  A replanting in Rib Mountain is required because of the high mortality rate of first planting.

Uthrotars attending in October, November & December of 2018 & January, February, March & April 2019, from Wausau area high schools

The induction of Lt. Donna Thammavongsa from the Salvation Army at the Monday, January 14 Rotary Club meeting. Her proposer, Mike Beck (L) and WRC President Gaylene Rhoden (R).

Wausau City Council Meeting 12/12/2017 unanimously passes the resolution to allow the Rotary Club of Wausau’s proposed 100th anniversary Sculpture project on Wausau’s River Walkway. Discussion & voting on this project start at 1:08:48 on the taped City Council’s proceedings .Wausau City Council Meeting December 12, 2017

636020335911595000-WDH-Bluegill.jpgJune 20, 2016, Cleanup project starts in Bluegill Bay Park
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RIB MOUNTAIN – Bluegill Bay Park is dirty. Full of weeds, algae and dead organic matter, it’s not exactly the ideal place for a summertime dip in the water nor the perfect place to cast a line. Read More.

Ramzi Hadri, President of the Coordination of Rotaracts Clubs of Tunisia, recently attended our meeting.
The Rotary Club of Wausau recently contributed $2,500 to myTEAM TRIUMPH to help purchase a trailer for myTEAM TRIUMPH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit athletic mentoring program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races. Pictured left to right are: Melanie Galang an Heather Haupt of myTEAM TRIUMPH, Early Bird Rotary President Amy Wood, Jean Tehan, president of The Rotary Club of Wausau and Veronica Lyon of myTEAM TRIUMPH. Wausau Early Bird Rotary Club contributed $2,500.