Oshkosh Rotary Club         A proud Tradition of Service Leadership Since 1917


Aug 29, 2016
Heidi Keating
Heroin Task Force . . . . . . . Greeter: Will Deppiesse
Sep 05, 2016
Menimonee Park - All Weekend
Sep 12, 2016
President's Choice Meeting
Greeter: Joe Ferlow
Sep 19, 2016
Tracy Ogden
Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club . . . . . Greeter: John Fuller
Sep 26, 2016
Greeter: Jeff Gilderson-Duwe
Oct 03, 2016
Greeter: Karlene Grabner

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Our Club Celebrates Its 100th Birthday on March 1, 2017


100 Years of Service

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel
1 N. Main Street
P. O. Box 785 (Club Mailing Address)
Oshkosh, WI  54903-0785
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Will Deppiesse will greet members and guests, give the invocation and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Heidi Keating will present a program on the Heroin Task Force.
Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Oshkosh the event will be held at Menominee Park on Labor Day weekend, September 2-5, 2016.
Guests will enjoy the best barbecue ribs, family fun, live music, carnival games and more food and drinks!
Admission is $5 per day, $10 after 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Children 10 and under free all weekend.
Friday, Sept 2      5-11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 3  11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 4    11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Monday, Sept 5    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kicking off the event is Cowboy Mouth on Friday, at 6 p.m.  Hairball will be on Sunday at 8 p.m.
Rotary Stories

Soy Cow Operation Going Strong

This project is the result of a unique partnership led by Southwest Oshkosh Rotary and supported by the Oshkosh
Rotary Club and the LaMolina Vieja Rotary Club in Lima Peru.  This joint project has become a model of international cooperation and effective project management in Peru and is one of the few soy cow projects that have persisted beyond the initial phase.

This operation also produces a by-product of undiscovered fiber called "okara" which is utilized as an ingredient in the production of bread by a government supported bakery.  The protein rich bread is distributed th the needy along with the soymilk.  As a result there is no waste product and the full nutritional value of the soybeans reaches those in need.

Management of the project is very "hands-on" under the leadership of Rotarian Bill Thimke who along with other Rotarians visits Peru several times a year to check on the "cows".   Bill was trained by the cows' manufacturer to assemble and repair the machines and thus often brings new parts and services the cows on these visits.

In 2010 La Molina completed construction of a new building to house both the current machine and a new and much larger ASC50 machine which doubled the production capability and increased production capacity to over 4,000 servings a day.   The $21,000 machine was funded by the two Oshkosh Rotary Clubs.  La Molina has also purchased a new delivery vehicle and has taken over the funding of the beans and other supplies.

A cow installed in 2007 in Ate, Peru continues operation under the Oshkosh Rotary Club sponsorship.  Also in 2010 a new soy cow was installed in the northern Peruvian city of Piata and Rimac in cooperation with the local Rotary Clubs. 

Members work to make our Oshkosh community a better place

to live. In the past year our club has supported the following local projects and programs:

  • EAA housing program to provide housing for visiting Rotarians and their guests during EAA's AirVenture;
  • Staff the Shared Harvest booth, a local Rotary program to obtain farmers' donations of Farm Market excess produce for the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry;
  • Joined with students from our PALS school, South Park Middle School, in a Spring Cleanup of South Park;    
  • Worked concessions, parking lots and entrances at Waterfest;
  • Worked at the "Red Kettle" campaign at holiday time to raise funds for the Salvation Army
  • Conducted an essay contest for students at South Park Middle School, our PALS (Partners at Learning) school, on the applicability of the Rotary Four-Way Test of ethical behavior, with a top prize of $100;  
  • Souper Bowl- collection of canned soups and cash for the Oshkosh Area Community Food Pantry during Super Bowl time 
  • Supported the Oshkosh Area United Way annual campaign and campaign kickoff event.
  • Contributed funds to the Day by Day warming shelter
  • Tubes for Teeth: a toothpaste drive for the Oshkosh area schools Hygiene Fair.  Collected over 500 tubes of toothpaste
  • Donated funds to pay for new Oshkosh Farmers Market signage
  • One program every month is designated to showcase an Oshkosh business
  • Hosted a Murder Mystery dinner on Valentine's Day as a fund raiser for local community projects

What does it mean to be a Rotary member??    This short video says it well - take a look!




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