This week Sun Prairie Rotary welcomed fellow Rotarian and Sun Prairie native John Sheehan, President of the UW Health American Center. John gave an overview of the new center that opened this year and is located near American Family.  The 56 bed facility was built in response to growing population in Sun Prairie and the east side of Madison.  There was also a need for UW to have a location that could primarily focus on elective type surgeries for the health and well being of the community.  55% of the positions at the center are newly created, offering job growth in the area.  The center was designed with input from patients and their families. It includes an emergency department,  lab, pharmacy, imaging services and specialty clinics.  There is room for a 28 bed expansion in the future. The facility is also dedicated to being a green facility and serving health food options.
Other Rotary Moments:
  • Don't forget to invite prospective members to the Wednesday evening meetings, which are held the first and third Wednesday each month.  The December 16 meeting will be held at the Market Street Diner and mayor Paul Esser is the featured speaker.
  • Kwik Trip cards are a great holiday stocking stuffer and a portion of the sales will benefit the Sun Prairie Rotary Foundation.  See Laura Jennings if you would like to purchase cards.
  • The Rotary Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 8 at the Watertower Chophouse with drinks at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.  RSVP to Jane LaMere asap if you plan on attending.  The cost is $25 per person. Bring a non perishable item for the food pantry. There wil be NO morning meeting on Tuesday.
  • Spirit of Giving Gifts are being collected by Mark Olsen.  You can drop them off at his dental office or bring them the evening of the Christmas Party.  Please be sure to label the bags with the family you have been assigned.
  • The Fantasy Football league is winding down to the playoffs.  Law Enforcers (Tom Hebl) is currently in the lead and guaranteed a playoff spot.
Have a great weekend.