Bulletin Editor
Toni Pabon

Optional Evening Meetings
First and Third Wednesday of each month
6:00 p.m.
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
​804 Liberty Blvd #105,Sun Prairie
For more information:
Contact Sue Halambeck 

Upcoming Events
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Jan 04, 2017 6:00 PM
Board Meeting
First Weber Realtors
Jan 12, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Jan 18, 2017 6:00 PM
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Feb 01, 2017 6:00 PM
Dec 20, 2016
Sun Prairie Community Schools
Dec 27, 2016
A Look Ahead to 2017 (Sun Prairie)
Jan 03, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
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Photo Albums
Family Fun Nights 2016
Pancake Breakfast - Fireman's Open House 2016
Jade's Arrival
Adopt-A-Highway 2016
Golf Outing 2016
Service Above Self Awards 2016
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Weekly Meeting Responsibilities

Raffle Tickets
Thought For the Day
Dec 20 Dina Pocernich James Mastrangelo Rick Klemp
Dec 27 Deanna Popke Tamar Myers Diana Konkle
Jan 03 Daniel Presser Ann Oberle Jane LaMere
Jan 10 Ronald Riechers Steve Olson Peter Lotowski
Jan 17 Tyler Riekena Aaron Oppenheimer Jon Landsverk
Jan 24 Steven Riggles Toni Pabon Peter Lotowski
Jan 31 John Sheehan Dina Pocernich Julie Marshall
Feb 07 Judy Veith Deanna Popke James Mastrangelo
Feb 14 Bill Wambach Daniel Presser Ann Oberle
Cheese Delivery - Dec 20
Harry Ripp will be delivering the Holiday Cheese orders to our club on December 20th at our Club Meeting.  If you ordered cheese, please be here to pick up or make arrangements for your someone else to pick up.  Payment is also due on the 20th.
Holiday Party Fun
Tuesday, December 13 was our Annual Rotary Holiday Party at Buck & Honey's.  We had great attendance of Rotarians and Guests.  The night was filled with good conversation, good food, and good cheer!  Our group was also generous as we raised $332 for the food pantries.  In addition, our club is donating $900+ from our weekly raffle ticket sales.
A special thanks goes to Jane LaMere and Diana Konkle for organizing the event.  
Jade opening her Christmas Gift from the Club.  She received a Bucky Badger and a Star Wars Bracelet (Let the Force Be With You).
The Rotary Club of Sun Prairie Foundation donated $1,000 to From Houses to Homes to help fund home building in Guatemala.  Michele and Mark Olsen will be traveling to Guatemala to build a home with this program.
As tradition in our club, each year the President chooses a special person to receive a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.  This person will receive the actual award one year later at the following Holiday Party.  Last Year, Rose Freidel, Past President 2015-16, gave this award to Laura Jennings.  This year, Mark Olsen, President 2016-17, awarded Toni Pabon with the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.
For more information about the general History of Paul Harris Fellow Recognition, CLICK HERE.
The Spirit of Giving
Laura Jennings presents Mark Olsen, President, a check in the amount of $1,550 for the Spirit of Giving donations by the club and its members.  Thank you for everyone who donated.

2016 Spirit of Giving


Many of our neighbors in this community could use an extra hand around the holidays to provide for their children. Your sponsorship of these children and donations of food means so much to the families. You are joining a community of thousands who are working together to make Christmas a little brighter in Sun Prairie.

Annually, you've helped us do just that! Your generosity supports about 1,200 area children (450 families) each Christmas.  For more information CLICK HERE

Jade Moves to 2nd Host Family
Jade has officially moved in with her 2nd Host Family, Michael, Wendy and Vicky Harris.  Her last night with Sue Halambeck was spent at the movie theater watching Rouge One:  A Star Wars Story.  THANK YOU SUE for hosting Jade!  You are an amazing host mom!
Jade will spend the holidays with the Harris's and is planning to go to Minnesota after Christmas with Dave Berggren.  
Sun Prairie Foundation Project Funds Request
Last week I announced that the SP Rotary Foundation Board met and identified that there are funds available that we would like to allocate to community service projects. We know that many of you have interests in valuable and worthwhile causes throughout our community and, therefore, would like to be sure that the money we have, and was hard earned by you, is spent towards projects meaningful to our members.  


Please send your suggestions to me, at ljennings@colonialclub.org,  on how we can allocate this money to help those in need.  We are looking for a description of a project or agency with information on how this money will directly impact the community it will serve. The number of requests will determine the amount available for a project, however, a rough estimate is to request between $500 and $2000.  If you have something outside that, feel free to submit it. I have attached the new Foundation funds request form as a helpful tool when looking at what information to include. 
Donation to another Foundation will not be considered. 
Please submit your ideas by December 31 so that we may evaluate if might also be eligible for a district grant. 
As always, thank you for your dedication and hard work to help so many and create a strong community.  
Happy Holidays and stay safe and warm this chilly December!
Laura L. Jennings
SP Foundation President 2016/2017
SP Club President 2013/2014  
Upcoming Events
  • Sun Prairie Academic Decathlon.....looking for volunteers....see Tom Hebl for more details.
  • Cheese Delivery & Payment......December 20th at Rotary Meeting.
  • Kindness Retreat.....looking for sponsors....see Sue Halambeck for more details.
  • Winterfest in Sun Prairie (Pancake Breakfast Saturday & Sunday Feb 4 & 5)....see Rose Freidel for more details.
  • Pancake Breakfast Feast.....February 26th see Josh Kindkeppel for more details.
  • Kindness Celebration.....February 28th
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels Driver Schedule
December 2016 - February 2017
Lead Emergency Contact:
12-22   Michele Olsen
12-29   Harry Ripp
January 2017                                                          
1-5       John Krueger
1-12     Kelly Whalen
1-19     Harry Ripp
1-26     John Krueger
2-2       Ron Riechers
2-9       Harry Ripp
2-16     Andy Bissonnette
2-23     Michele Olsen
Kindness Retreats
We are looking for Sponsors for the Kindness Retreats.  CLICK HERE for more information.
Looking for a Host Family
We are looking for a 3rd host family 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, between 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
The Character Challenge
Whether you are dreaming about a new phone, an upcoming trip or simply what's for dinner tonight, allow yourself the satisfaction of imagining what could be. While it's important to set goals and create plans to achieve success – we must first decide what we are after. Delight in the joy of endless possibilities and revel in your dreams, big and small!
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