Speakers
Rick Hammes & David Peppler
Apr 23, 2018
Bridging Connections - Family Advocacy & Consultation . . . Greeter: Brad Hunter
Karen Schneider
Apr 30, 2018
Oshkosh Herald . . . . Greeter: David Jones
John Ingala
May 07, 2018
Jesuit Retreat House . . . Greeter: John Jorgensen
Lisa McLaughlin
May 14, 2018
South Park Middle School Essays . . . . Greeter: Jack Klein
Ralph Gunderson
May 21, 2018
Project Peru . . . .Greeter: Melissa Kohn
No Meeting
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
 
 
 

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         OSHKOSH ROTARY CLUB

101 Years of Service from March 1, 1917

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
United States
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Oshkosh Rotary Club News
Brad Hunter will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Rick Hammes and David Peppler will present a program titled "Bridging Connections - Family Advocacy & Consultation".
Lori Renning introduced marketing executive Griffin Pollnow and Ralph Spanbauer of the Menominee Nation Arena.
 
Griffin Pollnow, Southwest Rotarian and son of Southwest Rotarian Julie Pollnow
 

Ralph Spanbauer
 
The initial season for the Wisconsin Herd is over. It was an exciting season, with an enthusiastic reception from the community. The last 13 games of the season were sold out.
 
They presented a list of upcoming entertainment events. Here is  the link:https://menomineenationarena.box-officetickets.com.
 
Capacity is 3,500 for basketball; 4,200 for events. High attendance is 3,900 for the Harlem Globetrotters, which I guess can be considered a combination of basketball and an event. 
 
Hockey may be added in the future, though it will require removal of the wall on the west end.
 
Ralph led us on a tour of the building.
 
 
The wall Ralph is pointing to below will have to be removed for hockey.
 
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.

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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 years 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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