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Board Meeting
Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek & Auby, SC
Oct 12, 2017
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Pancake Breakfast - Fire Department Open House
Sun Prairie Fire Station #1
Oct 15, 2017
6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Tour of Rotary International
American Center Park & Ride
Oct 20, 2017
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
The Coloinal Club
Nov 03, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oct 03, 2017
Club Assembly
Club Assembly
Oct 10, 2017
Municipal Updates
Oct 17, 2017
All About Me & My Country
Oct 24, 2017
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Thought for the Day

Oct 03 Toni Pabon Jon Landsverk Sue Halambeck
Oct 10 Dina Pocernich Julie Marshall Thomas Hebl
Oct 17 Deanna Popke James Mastrangelo Katie Herlache
Oct 24 Daniel Presser Beth Mielcarek Laura Jennings
Oct 31 Ronald Riechers Ann Oberle Heather Jones
Nov 7 John Sheehan Mark Olsen Rick Klemp
Nov 14 Judy Veith Steve Olson Diana Konkle
Nov 21 Bill Wambach Aaron Oppenheimer Jane LaMere
Partner of the Year

The Rotary Club of Sun Prairie was awarded PARTNER OF THE YEAR from SP Community Schools.

Rotary One Summit

Attention All Enthusiastic Rotarians!

October 7, 2017

Wilderness Resort
Wisconsin Dells

9:00 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. 

Why attend?  A much-used description of Rotary these days is “Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas, Take Action”.  Well, this is a chance to help lead your club in some fashion, by joining leaders, hearing ideas from other clubs, and taking them back to your own club.  In the process, you may well help another Rotary club by explaining how your club does something that they find interesting.  In short, this is not a chance to sit on your rear and listen to speaker after speaker.  It’s a chance to talk with others in a structured session, and then rotate to two more similar sessions with different people.  At the end of the session, we will have about a half hour to “shop” as you review many ideas from other tables you might not have heard, but you can read them off posters, and if necessary get a quick explanation, and take them back to your club.
8:30 amRegistration & Fellowship
9:00 amWelcome - Setting the Stage:
Membership, Public Image, Foundation, People o Action
9:45 amHometown Scenarios
10:45 amMoving to Action
11:15 amFundraising Ideas and stategies
11:30 amWrap-up and Idea Sharing
NoonEnjoy lunch to conclude the event!
1:00 pmDistrict Advisory Meeting (Agenda)
3:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting

There is no fee, but please register by September 29, 2017 so that we can be sure to have enough food and materials for all attendees.

For more information please contact District Governor Elect, Bill Hoel at hoelb@centurytel.net​ or the District office at rotarydistrict6250@morgandata.com or 608-204-9835
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 #1
135 N. Bristol Street
Sun Prairie, WI  53590
For more information CLICK HERE
Rotary International Tour &
 Chicago Crime and Mob Tour

Tentative Schedule

7:00 am
Depart for Evanston, Illinois
Meet at the American Center Park & Ride,
2 Eastpark Blvd, Madison, WI 53718
Near Erins Snug Irish Pub & Enterprise Rent-a-Car
10:00 am
Arrive at RI Headquarters
10:15 am
10:45 am
11:00 am
Walk to Lou Malnati's Pizzeria for LUNCH
8-minute walk
1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
1:00 pm
Depart for Northside of Chicago
Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
Near North Side, across from the Water Tower Place shopping mall
163 E. Pearson Street
South East corner of Pearson and Michigan Ave.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for check-in OUTSIDE 163 E. Pearson St. (east of Michigan Avenue). Look for the black Windy City Limousine Bus with yellow Chicago crime scene tape. Bus departs on time.
2:00 pm
Start Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
3:30 pm
End Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
4:00 pm
Depart for Home
7:00 pm
Arrive at Home

Total Cost = $77.95 (estimated with lunch)

  • Cost $37.95 per person for Chicago Crime and Mob Tour  Bus Tour
  • Cost $20.00 to your driver for gas, tolls, parking
  • Cost $20.00 (estimate) for lunch and snacks.
Cancellation Policy – Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
World Polio Day

World Polio Day - October 24, 2017

Mark your calendar World Polio Awareness Day on October 24, 2017!  Rotary District 6250 will host an event at the Madison Capital from 4 pm to 6 pm. We will be meeting at the State Street side of the Capital to create awareness of Rotary’s impact on the eradication of Polio.  

Rotary members in Wisconsin are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. 

 WHAT: Polio Awareness Day
WHEN:  October 24, 2017 4 pm to 6 pm
WHERE: Madison State Capital Steps

Let us know your coming!  CLICK HERE!

Looking for New Outbounds for 2018-19 School Year!
We are looking for new Outbounds for going abroad next year.  


  • Not YOUNGER than 15.5 on August 1, 2018
  • Not OLDER than 18.5 on August 1, 2018
  • A minimum of 2.75 GPA or student ranking in the top 50% of class

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
Rotary District 6250, as part of the Central States Rotary Youth Exchange program, sends and receives students to/from 40 countries:
South Korea
+ many more
(List is subject to change)

The Application Process

  • Talk with your parents and get their approval and support
  • You are contacted by a Rotary Representative
  • You are connected with a Local Rotary Club which will sponsor you
  • You and your family are interviewed by your local Rotary Club representative
  • You are given the link to start the Full Application Online
  • Make appointment for a physical with your doctor
  • Make appointment for a check up with your dentist
  • Get a copy of your birth certificate.  It must be validated/issued on or AFTER JUNE 1
STEP 10.
  • Apply for a passport or renew your passport if it expires on or before December 31 the year you return
STEP 11.
  • Complete the Full Application Online
STEP 12.
  • Complete the Application Supplemental Documents (sent via email link)
STEP 13.
  • Attend the District Outbound Orientation Interviews (First Sunday of November)
STEP 14.
  • Acceptance or Rejection notification takes place 1-2 days after interviews
STEP 15.
  • Start Preparing for your exchange...(more details to come)
****Steps are listed in preferred order, but do not have to be completed exactly in the order listed above.
Please share with students/parents who would be interested.  More information can be found online.  CLICK HERE.
ColoniALE Fest '17

It's time again for the 7th annual ColoniALE Fest, a beer & wine tasting event that benefits the Colonial Club Senior Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves older adults and their families throughout northeast Dane County, Wisconsin.

There will be over 60 different types of beer featuring everything from porters to IPA, from beer makers in Wisconsin and around the world. Special guest will be The Beer Baron from the Wisconsin State Journal. He will lead three short informational sessions about beers and things to look for when sampling. Another special addition is the continued presence of the Sun Prairie Wort Hogs, our local home brew organization. Sample some of their creations and learn about brewing beer. For the non-beer drinker in the crowd, we will be sampling a variety of great wines as well.

Ticket prices include free food. Designated driver tickets are also available, as well as free overnight parking and free trips home within the City of Sun Prairie.


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