Our new Rotary year has started and here are some highlights from July:

  • Rich Darga is coordinating Rotary volunteers to help serve a continental breakfast at the Relay for Life on Saturday, July 19 at 6:30 a.m.  Please let Rich know if you can help.
  • Save the date for the Group 6 social, scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Lucky's Bar and Grill in Waunakee.  
  • Jeanne Behrend and Bill Wambach are selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser for Patrick Marsh.  First prize are two tickets to the Packer/Viking game in August.  Cost is $25/raffle ticket and there are only 200 tickets being sold.
  • If you are in need of a speaker, contact Laurie K who has contact information for Sandra Sullivan who has a history of working at Lambeau during the Lombardi years, and would love to present to Rotary.
  • Laurie K asked if anyone would like to step up to be the End Polio Now coordinator for the club.  Responsibilities include collecting money at Rotary functions and coming up with ideas on how to raise more funds.
  • Jeff Boudreau asked for volunteers to help with a Habitat for Humanity house in Sun Prairie on July 29 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Contact Jeff if you would like to help.
  • Sue Halambeck and South Madison Rotary are hosting Rotarians from Sweden in September as part of the friendship exchange she is in.  They are working on scheduling a Betty Lou cruise and also a fish fry at Beth Mielcarek's house.  Contact Sue for more details on how you can be part of this rewarding Rotary experience!
  • We still need a volunteer to help at the gate for a couple of hours at Cornfest on August 16.  Please let Laurie know if  you can fill in this spot.  It also counts as a makeup meeting if you volunteer.

We had a very information presentation by Jeff Robbins, Executive Director of the Sun Prairie Media Center which is located in the same building as the Sun Prairie library.  Jeff has been at the media center since March and has instituted  new programming including 6 continuing series programs. Other areas of programming include school, church, and government events and programs.


The media center was launched in 1976 and now includes Kids4, KSUN and a future radio station schedule to be in operation the summer of 2015.

The media center holds workshops and offers training to any Sun Prairie resident interested in media production.  Residents can also check out equipment to film events and KSUN will put them on the air.  


Hope you are having a great summer.  See you next Tuesday.