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May 2016

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Hales Corners




 Serving Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, & Muskego
(greater Milwaukee)
since 1975

 Home of District 6270 Governor 2013-2014


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Welcome to our Club!

Whitnall Park

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Klemmer's Banquet Center
10401 West Oklahoma
Greenfield, WI  53227
United States
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Whitnall Park Rotary Scholarship Chairperson Paul Sackmann announced the five winners of the $2000 scholarships.  The club gives one graduate of each of the five high schools in the service area a scholarship.
The 2016 winners are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MaryJo Kanelos (Muskego-Norway High School) attending UW - Waukesha
Julia Lucey-Arneberg (Whitnall High School) attending UW-Madison
Jennifer Slota (Greendale High School) attending Northwestern University
Logan Hansen (Martin Luther High School) attending George Mason University
Natalie Hoffmann (Greenfield High School) attending UW-Green Bay
The 2015 winners who will receive an additional $500 scholarship are                                                                                                                                                                 Austin Jenk - UW-Madison
Kelly Sandner - UW-Madison
Morgan Leissring - UW-Madison
Kortney Hunglemann-Skiba - UW-Madison
Mary Carolan - 

Rotary Club District 6270 is pleased to announce that Mr. Jason M. Gehrke has been awarded its 2016 Rotary Global Grant Scholarship (previously known as the Ambassadorial Scholarship).
As a Rotary scholar, Jason will join an international working group under the leadership of Prof. Rémi Gounelle, Strasbourg University, France. In Strasbourg, Jason will complete his dissertation focused on historical and religious foundations of human rights in politics. Jason intends to show how religious life and thought inform modern political societies to provide resources for peacemaking in global politics.
Jason is a Ph.D. Candidate in Religious Studies, Marquette University. His sponsor is Whitnall Park Rotary Club.
Congratulations also to the two global grant finalists: Anna Kasimatis, working with the World Bank in Rwanda, has been accepted to the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge for a master’s degree in philosophy in development studies to study poverty and human development. Anna is the first alternate. Thomas Wester, a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy, has been accepted to the University of Oxford and to Kings College to pursue a master’s degree in complex systems modeling, focusing on epidemiology.
Rotary District 6270 selects and partially funds one graduate student to study abroad (in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus) every other year. This year’s global grant scholarship totals $30,000 and is funded using $15,000 District Designated Funds, which is matched by the Rotary International World Fund.
For more information about Rotary district 6270 scholarship opportunities see the link:

The Whitnall Park Rotary Club's dream of an ADA-accessible pathway in Boerner Botanical Gardens became a reality on Tuesday, July 28, when the project was dedicated. Milwaukee County dignitaries, Boerrne administrative leaders, and WPRC project coordinators assisted in the ribbon cutting on this joyful occasion. View the photos of the event here.

Whitnall Park Rotarian Larry Myers explains the difference between District Grants and Global Grants and provides the details of a proposed Global Grant submitted to The Rotary Foundation. Local Rotary clubs in District 6270 and elsewhere are encouraged to support this project with their financial commitments.

Whitnall Park Rotary Club presented Paul Harris Fellow awards (pin and certificate) to three individuals at its anniversary banquet on July 7, 2015.
Ellen Hayward, Executive Director of Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, received the award for her work on the Rotary Circle and Pathway project.
Also honored were Glenn Lemmenes, recently retired club member, and James Thorsen, cheerleader and fundraiser. The awards were the second for Lemmenes and the third for Thorsen.
Congratulations, and thanks, to all!


Welcome to our Rotary Club! 


On April 29, 2015, Whitnall Park Rotary Club was recognized as the "2015 Organization of the Year" at the first-ever awards banquet by the Chamber of Commerce in Hales Corners.
The award recognizes the club's overall service contributions to the community. Especially noteworthy is its creation of a truly accessible walkway in Boerner Gardens, one that will not erode.  The project includes a non-erodible pathway to the bog walk bridge and a memory circle.

The Rotary Walk/Circle Community Project at Boerner Botanical Gardens experienced groundbreaking on December 17, 2014, and was dedicated on July 28, 2015!

Our new project will impact thousands who may not otherwise be able to enjoy this beautiful and historic site due to walking difficulties.

The project consists of an ADA-accessible path leading from Boerner's Herb Garden to the Bog Walk.

Visit the photo albums (see window pane to the left) on this site to follow the progress of the construction.

Also, visit the WPRC Web page (Boerner Rotary Circle Project) on this site that is dedicated to this project.

And, don't forget to donate (for ongoing maintenance of the walk/circle)!



The answer will be given by each individual Rotarian at the weekly luncheon. Please, no sharing of the answer with others. Our goal is to have every Rotarian answer the question correctly by reading The Rotarian. You are on your honor. Don’t let us down!


The first meeting of every month is "First Tuesday" at Whitnall Park Rotary. Our members bring non-perishable food items to help stock area food pantries. The public can help by bringing their donations to our meeting at Klemmer’s Banquet Center at noon on "First Tuesday."


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2015 WPRC College Scholarship Recipients
In June Whitnall Park Rotary Club hosted the five recipients (and family members) of the 2015 College Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth an immediate $2,000 to the recipient, and an additional $500 will be awarded in June 2016 if the student is still in good standing at her/his school. WPRC Rotarian Paul Sackmann chaired the committee and presented the scholarships. View the career details and photos of the 2015 scholarship recipients in the embedded slide show.
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May 31, 2016
Brazouski + Petri
classification talks
Jun 07, 2016
Lowell Holtz
Education: Opportunity for Change
Jun 14, 2016
Happy Home VTT
Global Grant Vocational Training Team
Jun 21, 2016
Cleopatra Echols
Volunteer guardians for adults with disabilities
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 12, 2016
Jul 19, 2016
Jason Gehrke
District 6270 Ambassadorial Scholarship Winner
Jul 26, 2016
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