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Toni Pabon
Upcoming Events
Family Fun Nights
Westside Elementary
Nov 04, 2016
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
ColoniALE Fest 2016
Colonial Club
Nov 04, 2016
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Board Meeting
First Weber Realtors
Nov 10, 2016
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Nov 16, 2016 6:00 PM
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Dec 07, 2016 6:00 PM
Nov 08, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
Nov 29, 2016
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Optional Evening Meetings
First and Third Wednesday of each month
6:00 p.m.
November 2nd
Josh Kindkeppel
Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
​804 Liberty Blvd #105,Sun Prairie
For more information:
Contact Sue Halambeck 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jon Landsverk
October 5
Debbie Fox-Schroeder
October 11
Jane LaMere
October 24
Andrew Bissonnette
October 25
Join Date
Jeff Boudreau
October 1, 2008
8 years
Julie Marshall
October 5, 1993
23 years
Heather Jones
October 10, 2008
8 years
Toni Pabon
October 10, 2005
11 years
David Berggren
October 16, 2001
15 years
Ronald Riechers
October 16, 2001
15 years
Andrew Bissonnette
October 27, 2015
1 year

Weekly Meeting Responsibilities
Raffle Tickets
Thought For the Day
Nov 01 Tamar Myers Diana Konkle Sue Halambeck
Nov 15 Ann Oberle Jane LaMere Thomas Hebl
Nov 22 Steve Olson Jon Landsverk Katie Herlache
Nov 29 Aaron Oppenheimer Peter Lotowski Laura Jennings
Dec 06 Toni Pabon Julie Marshall Heather Jones
Dec 20 Dina Pocernich James Mastrangelo Rick Klemp
Dec 27 Deanna Popke Tamar Myers Diana Konkle
Jan 03 Daniel Presser Ann Oberle Jane LaMere
Photo Albums
Pancake Breakfast - Fireman's Open House 2016
Jade's Arrival
Golf Outing 2016
Service Above Self Awards 2016
Adopt-A-Highway 2016
Arbor Day Tree Planting 2016
Sunshine Supper April 4, 2016
Pancake Breakfast 2016
Kindness Celebration 2016
Fantasy Football Week 7
Involved in
SPICE (Sun Prairians Invested in Children’s Education) a community-initiated elementary mentoring program.  Originally it began as a program of the Sun Prairie Rotary Club, the program is expanding to access and allow a broader cross section of the community to serve as mentors. 
Purpose:  To mentor & inspire 5th grade students who need encouragement or a little boost in order to reach their improvement GOALS by
  • Establishing a relationship
  • Spending regular time together (Usually, 45 min-one hour a week during lunch or other agreed upon time.)
  • Sharing life stories
  • Serving as an adult role model
  • Communicating with the student’s teacher
Our Rotary SPICE liaison is Dan Presser.
Family Fun Night Recap
Dear Rotarians,
We had a great turnout of families and Rotary members last Friday night.  We estimated we had over 200 people here and had Rotary members helping make creations in our Maker space area (Dina), help play games in the gym (the Whalens, Rich and Steve R) with families and I think they enjoyed themselves as well.
We have another one coming up on Friday, November 4 and would love to have Rotary members attend/volunteer at that one too.  Rich will bring another sign up sheet to one of the upcoming meetings.
Just wanted to keep you in the loop!
Stacy Darga
Buena Vista Site Coordinator
Sun Prairie Community Schools
PO Box 825
Sun Prairie WI 53590
Office: 608-834-7564 Cell: 608-334-1733
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  Opening doors for kids and families
Good Work of The Sun Prairie Rotary Foundation
Proud to say that our Rotary Foundation was able to help with 2 local projects, one being the benches around the new sculpture at the Sun Prairie Library and the other is the continued support of the Community School with First Friday Nights.  Laura Jennings, President of The Sun Prairie Rotary Foundation, delivers the checks.
Aaron Oppenheimer, City Administrator, Sun Prairie
Rich Darga accepting on behalf of Sun Prairie Community Schools
ColoniALE Fest


The Colonial Club Senior Center in Sun Prairie, WI will hold its 6th annual "ColoniALE Fest" on Friday, November 4, 2016.  With over 60 different types of beer and over  a dozen types of wine, this event has become a popular event over the years.  Wisconsin State Journal's Chris Drosner, aka "The Beer Baron" said: 

“I’ve been to a lot of beer festivals, and ColoniALE is a nice change of pace, perfect for people with a budding interest in beer or intermediate connoisseurs. Its relatively intimate size and friendly people on both sides of the pouring tables – not to mention the good cause -- have kept me coming back.”

As Chris mentioned, the cause is a good one.  ColoniALE Fest raises money to help sustain the programs and activities of the Colonial Club and its mission:  to enhance the well-being and independence of older adults.  Whether we're delivering a nutritious meal to a homebound senior or providing compassionate care in the Adult Day Center, we're helping people age well. 

This year, we welcome the Sun Prairie Rotary Club as a co-sponsor of our event.  The Rotary Club does lots of charitable work in Sun Prairie and around the globe and we're happy to have them join us.

All of us, regardless of age want to remain in our homes for as long as it's safely possible.  Your purchase of tickets will help make that possible.  Ticket price includes complimentary souvenir tasting glass, comprehensive program of beer descriptions and samples of great, local food. 


Why Rotary?
One Rotary Summit


November 12, 2016


Wilderness Resort

Wisconsin Dells

9:15 am - 1:00 pm

  • Is your club finding it challenging to retain current and attract new members?
  • Are you frustrated with attempts at having non-Rotarians in your community hear about the good work of Rotary in your community and in the world?
  • Are you looking for ways to engage your members in Rotary’s work throughout the world through the Rotary International Foundation?
JOIN other Rotary LEADERS from our District as we EXCHANGE IDEAS and TAKE ACTION on actual proven ideas on how to energize and bolster your club for growth, service and public interaction. 
The purpose of the Summit is to understand how membership, public image and the Rotary Foundation all work together and support the work of your club and Rotary around the world.

You will walk away with ideas and hands on tools to help strengthen your club’s membership, public image and involvement in the Rotary Foundation’s fundraising and programs
8:30 am Registration & Fellowship
9:15 am Program Begins
Noon Enjoy lunch to conclude the event!
1:00 pm District Advisory Meeting
3:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting


There is no fee, but please register by November 7 so that we can be sure to have enough food and materials for all attendees.

For more information please contact District Governor, Dean McHugh at or the District office at or 608-204-9835
Holiday Party
is Tuesday, December 13th
District Conference 2017 Returns to La Crosse!

May 12-14, 2017

This will be a very busy weekend in La Crosse, with several other events in town taking up hotel rooms. Book early to be sure that you'll have a room for the 2017 Rotary District Conference!

Room Block Information:

Radisson Hotel - Conference Venue
200 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601

Standard King Room: $149
Standard 2 Queen room: $159

(608) 784-6680 or (800) 333-3333
Ask for the Rotary District 6250  Conference Rate   Enter promo code:  RD6250
Room block deadline: April 14, 2017

The Charmant Hotel - upscale boutique hotel
101 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Standard King or Double Queen Room: $249

(608) 697-7300

Ask for the in-house reservations:  Rotary District 6250 Rate
Room block deadline: March 27, 2017
The Character Challenge
There are times in our lives when it is easy to be happy and times when it takes more effort. It's okay to feel down sometimes, but in moments of stress or sorrow, take a moment to remind yourself that it will pass. Practice joy in times of gratefulness and in times of great challenge – your smile and attitude is contagious!
ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST “Of the things we Think, Say or Do”
1. Is it the TRUTH?  2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?  4. Will it be BENEFICAL to all concerned?