Happy December.  Here are the notes from the December 2 meeting.
Rotarian Sue Halambeck presented about the Triangle Ministry that is located in the Madison neighborhood bordered by Regent, W Washington and Park streets.  This area includes subsidized apartments and housing.  87% of the residents are challenged with a chronic health condition and the average annual income is $9,948 per person.  The Ministry provides a parish nurse who can help residents find community resources and monitor the needs of the residents.  There is also a community chaplain and outreach staff.  The goal of the Ministry is to help build a community that includes spiritual, health and advocacy support.  They are managed by the Community Development Authority and have an annual budget of $73,200.  They are currently serving 350 people in this area and can benefit from volunteer and community financial support. Some of their programs also include a food pantry, art program, women's health education and event and an annual ethnic fest in August.  
  • ***HOLIDAY PARTY next Tuesday, Dec 9, at the Watertower Chop House! Cocktails start at 6:00 and dinner is at 7:00 p.m.  If you haven't already rsvp'd, do so asap to Jane LaMere or Diana Konkle.  For every food pantry item you bring, you will get a raffle ticket towards some great prizes. There will be NO morning meeting on the 9th.  
  • New members and any other member interested is encouraged to attend an orientation about Sun Prairie Rotary.  Contact Sue Halambeck for details.
  • Don't forget to check the sidebars on the homepage, www.sunprairierotary.org, where you can find duty assignments and attachments with various information including meals on wheels assignments.
  • Last, but certainly not least, we welcome new member Lewis Dahlberg!  Say hi and welcome Lewis the next time you see him.
Have a great week and see you next week at the holiday party.