Bulletin Editor
Toni Pabon
Upcoming Events
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Sep 21, 2016 6:00 PM
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Oct 05, 2016 6:00 PM
Pancake Breakfast - Fire Department Open House
Sun Prairie Fire Station #1
Oct 16, 2016
6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Board Meeting
Colonial Club
Oct 18, 2016
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
Sep 20, 2016
Welcome Jade!
Sep 27, 2016
Oct 04, 2016
Officiating UW Home Football Games and other Athletic Events
Oct 11, 2016
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Photo Albums
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
Website Links
Sun Prairie Rotary
About Our Club
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Optional Evening Meetings
First and Third Wednesday of each month
6:00 p.m.
September 21
Jeff Robbins
Sun Prairie Media Center
 Jeff Robbins, Executive Director of Sun Prairie Media Center, not only loves TV, but he has worked in TV for most of his career, most recently for WISC-TV. His background is mainly in programming and production.
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
​804 Liberty Blvd #105,Sun Prairie
For more information:
Contact Sue Halambeck 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gale Chase
September 3
Michael Maass
September 6
Tyler Riekena
September 18
Join Date
Gale Chase
September 1, 1960
56 years
George Alexander
September 9, 2003
13 years
Ann Oberle
September 16, 2005
11 years
James Mastrangelo
September 21, 2010
6 years

Weekly Meeting Responsibilities
Raffle Tickets
Thought For the Day
Sep 20 Diana Konkle Thomas Hebl Brian Brezenski
Sep 27 Jane LaMere Katie Herlache Andrew Bissonnette
Oct 04 Peter Lotowski Laura Jennings Debbie Fox-Schroeder
Oct 11 Rick Klemp Sue Halambeck Jeff Boudreau
Oct 18 Julie Marshall Heather Jones Rose Freidel
Oct 25 James Mastrangelo Rick Klemp Fred Geisler
Nov 01 Tamar Myers Diana Konkle Sue Halambeck
Nov 15 Ann Oberle Jane LaMere Thomas Hebl
Nov 22 Steve Olson Jon Landsverk Katie Herlache
Rotary International News
Rotary Youth Exchange - Looking for OUTBOUNDS!


Your future awaits...

What is Rotary Youth Exchange?
  • Opportunity to learn a new culture and language
  • Opportunity to be an ambassador
  • Opportunity to make friends for a lifetime
  • It’s a year of adventure
The Rotary Club of Sun Prairie, as part of the Central States Rotary Youth Exchange program, sends and receives high school students to/from 40 countries:
+ many more
(List is subject to change)
We are accepting applications now until October 15th.
Contact us for questions:
 Steven Riggles • YEO - Youth Exchange Officer • 608-852-6619
Toni Pabon • YEC - Youth Exchange Counselor • 608-628-7306 
Accepting Nominations
The Board is accepting Nominations for the next board.  Nominations are due by November 1st.  We will vote on the new board members on December 6th.
Board Positions 2017-18
Position Name
President: Joshua Kindkeppel
President Elect: Chad Wiedmeyer
Treasurer: James Mastrangelo
Secretary: Julie Marshall
President Elect Nominee (Director): Toni Pabon
Past President: Mark Olsen
Director: OPEN
Article II           Board
The governing body of this club shall be the board consisting of seven (7) members of this club, namely two (2) directors elected in accordance with article 3, section 1 of these bylaws, and the president, vice-president/ president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and immediate past president.
Article III Election of Directors and Officers
Section 1 – At a regular meeting one month prior to the meeting for election of officers, the presiding officer shall ask for nominations by members of the club for vice president/president elect, secretary, treasurer and two (2) directors. The nominations may be presented by a nominating committee or by members from the floor, by either or both, as a club may determine. If it is determined to have a nominating committee, such committee shall be appointed as the club may determine. The nominations duly made shall be placed upon a ballot in alphabetical order under each office, and shall be voted for at the annual meeting. The candidates for vice president/president-elect, secretary and treasurer receiving a majority of the votes shall be declared elected to their respective offices. The two (2) candidates for director receiving a majority of the votes shall be declared elected as directors. The vice-president/president-elect elected in such balloting shall serve as a member of the board as president-nominee for the year commencing on the first of July following his/her election as vice-president/president-elect, and shall assume office as president on the first day of July immediately following his year of service on the board as president-elect.
Pancake Breakfast - Sun Prairie Fire Department Open House
We are making and serving pancakes at the Sun Prairie Fire Department Open House.  We serve the fireman at 7:30 am and then the public starting at 8:00 am.  We will need 14 - 16 volunteers to help in the morning.  There will be 2 shifts, first one starting at 6:30 am.  We will be done serving around 11 am or until we are out of food.  Sign up sheets will be coming soon.

Sun Prairie Fire Station Open House


Sun Prairie Fire Station #1
135 N. Bristol Street
Sun Prairie, WI  53590
For more information CLICK HERE
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. 


Million Dollar Journey Announced

We are currently in the 100th year of our Rotary Foundation.  Founded in 1917 under the direction of Rotary’s sixth President Arch Klumph with $26.50 as an endowment “to do good in the world”, its assets have now grown to over $1 billion.  Rotary International is planning celebrations in Cleveland, where Klumph was a distinguished Rotarian, as well as Atlanta for the International Convention, to celebrate 100 years of The Rotary Foundation. 

To mark this important milestone, our district has set a goal to raise a minimum of $1 million in new major gifts of $10,000 or more for The Rotary Foundation.  Gifts can be spread over 3 year pledges of at least $3,333 per year, or new or increased bequests of $10,000 or more.  According to District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Dave Warren, “early pledges and gifts have already exceeded a quarter of a million dollars with over 14 months left in a campaign…and it hadn’t even been officially been announced!”

A celebratory dinner has already been scheduled for the evening of Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the beautiful Trappers Turn Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells for all who make major gifts toward this goal.  There will be a special address from a major Rotary International dignitary.   For more information on how you can be a part of this special effort, please contact Dave Warren at

Looking for 2 Host Families
We are actively looking for 2 host families to host our Rotary Youth Exchange Student from France.  If you know of anyone living in the Sun Prairie School District area who would be an awesome host family, please contact us.  Each host family would have our student for 4 months.
2nd Host Family would host during December 2016 - March 2017
3rd Host Family would host during April - July 2017
Hosting can be a very rewarding experience for your family.  Check out this video on what other host parents have to say about it:  CLICK HERE
Name Title Cell Phone
Steven Riggles YEO - Youth Exchange Officer 608-852-6619
Toni Pabon YEC - Youth Exchange Counselor 608-628-7306
District 6250 Friendship Exchanges

We have an exchange with Nepal, where eleven travelers from our district will visit five clubs over a two week period from September 26 - October 10.  No Rotarians from Nepal plan on visiting us, stating that the cost of travel is beyond their individual budgets. 
There is another exchange planned to travel to the Philippines in mid January.  Edwin Bos is arranging the details, with 20 travelers from our district visiting areas of the Philippines where they are already involved in Rotary projects.  The Rotarians from the Philippines plan on visiting our district as well, but this is based on ongoing projects, so we are not looking for host clubs.
The next trip being planned will occur between our district and a district in Gujarat, India.  They have six couples selected to travel here in May/June of 2017.  We are accepting clubs who are interested in hosting these twelve visitors.  We are also looking for participants from our district to travel to Gujarat from January 21- February 5, 2017.   If you, or your club, are interested in getting involved in this exchange, let our Friendship Exchange chairman, Dave Clemens, know.  Any questions, or interest, should be expressed to him.  Any travelers are expected to pay their air fare, first hotel night and some rental car costs.  Food, lodging and entertainment are the responsibility of the hosts.
Preferred contact - email cell phone - 608-408-8941
Dr. David Clemens
245 W. Munroe Ave.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


The Character Challenge
Don't let the fear of failure prevent you from trying something new. We're all human and everyone knows how it feels to make a mistake. If you feel nervous or scared at the thought of trying, kindly remind yourself that mistakes happen. No one is perfect and at some point we all mess up or fall short. When that happens remember that our mistakes and failures don't define our character, but how we respond to them does!
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?