Changing of the Guard
Jun 25, 2018
Greeter: John Matz
Kola Alayande
Jul 02, 2018
District Governor for District 6270. . . Greeter: Tom McDermott
Elizabeth Van Abel - Reach Counseling
Jul 09, 2018
Cber Bullying. . . Greeter: John Menn
Ken Arneson
Jul 16, 2018
Tour Evergreen Retirement Community. . . Greeter : Tamara Mugerauer
Hotel Roundtable
Jul 23, 2018
EAA week
Jul 25, 2018
EAA with Flying Rotarians

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Club Information


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
Christy Marquardt will greet members and guests, give a reflection, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tracy Ogden will inform us about programs at the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club.
Elli Wollangk informed us about volunteers for Mercy Hospital. 
The program started in 1958 with a request for volunteers to run a gift shop. 143 individuals answered the call that year.
The program is celebrating its 60th year. In 2017, over 500 volunteers worked over 56,000 hours. They do much more today than run the gift shop. As I've experienced too often in the recent past, they transport patients in wheel chairs to and from operating rooms.
To celebrate the 60 years of service, they have a 60 for 60 fundraiser. The three areas that will benefit from funds raised are: National "Baby Friendly Hospital" Certification, Catalpa Health which provides mental health and wellness for kids, and Reach Out and Read.
Contact nancy.reichenberger@ascension.org for details.
Since the program was short, President John offered members the chance to socialize (sorry I forget the official Rotary term for it).
The "Hintz boys" appear to be grilling Liz Rice-Janzen
John Nichols and Mark Harris

Cathy Cluff and John Jorgenson
Gary Yakes and Tom Harenburg discussing the NBA finals perhaps? Or the stock market?
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 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
Oshkosh Rotary Officers & Directors
President Elect
Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President
Vocational Service