Contacts: Jim Mejchar
& Brian Priess
Meet in the Main Office
Contacts: Jerry Falk
Contacts: Lee Breese
& Cathy Manthei
Rotary Club of West Allis' Motto
Helping HandsOpen Hearts
Service above Self
On July 11th 2016 The Rotary Club of West Allis had it's
Little Free Library launch at West Allis City Hall
The West Allis Rotary Club had a formal launching of our community project
of Free Little Libraries to be erected around the city.
The first library was erected in the court yard of
West Allis City Hall.
Mayor Dan Devine opened the ceremony by thanking the
Rotary Club of West Allis
for their efforts involved in this community project.
The signage of Rotary decals was done by Rotarian Mark Ellington of D. C. Ellington.
The plan is to erect an additional 12 libraries in the community as stated by Rotarian Lee Breese, chairman of the project
Rotarian Brenda Merschdorf checking out the brand new Little Library
Literacy is one of six Rotary International's areas of focus in the World
Rotary Picnic 2016
The West Allis Club picnic was held Thurs July 28th at New Berlin Park
Judy Shabman did a great job of organizing and setting up the picnic
with help from Jerry Falk, Nancy Rhodes, John Ash, and Don Drecktrah.
Each member was responsible of grilling their choice of chicken or meat.
Auction gifts were asked to be brought by each member to be auctioned off
and the monies go to the club's foundation.
John Ash was our auctioneer who did a superb job being assisted by Sherry Saiki.
The horse collar has become an ongoing club picnic joke which appears each year.
The club members never know which auction gift contains the hint that they have also received the traveling horse collar as well.
Join us for our Fundraiser
A Block Party
June 25th, 2016
8405 W. National Avenue
Come and enjoy the Music
At our last meeting of 2015 the West Allis Rotary Club gave out our first Joe Schmid Perfect attendance award to Harold Hoak. Joe Schmid was a long time member who had perfect attendance for 42 years. Harold Hoak received this award for having perfect attendance for 26 years. Making up meetings at other rotary clubs, on line and attending board meetings help anyone attain this award.
On Saturday December 19th the Rotary Club of West Allis had it's annual Seniors Christmas Party. This years party was chaired by Jay Wendelberger with many Members assisting to make the event go smoothly. We had around 60 seniors from the area chosen by Interfaith attending this festive event. We had wonderful food and entertainment and Santa made an appearance to the delight of the group.
At our meeting on December 17th the West Allis Hale Interact students, Daniel and Amy, were introduced. Our newest members are Brent Halfwassen(pictured) and his wife Kathleen. Brent was a member of the Amigos for 6 years. Our program was on the Zoo interchange Construction progress being made to date. Mark Klipstein, a transportation engineer, was our speaker and answered many of our question as to how this will effect our future commute.
Judy Shabman has organized the Club Christmas Party for the last 20 years. This was her last year, with Cathy Manthei taking over for 2016. Santa Claus makes an appearance which is a big hit among the little kids, including the big kids as well. Merry Christmas!
The Rotarians of the West Allis club helped the West Allis Central Interact students unload a van of a 1000 items of nonperishable items for the Homeless Vets. West Allis Central Interact and Dottke Interact along with the Rotary Club of West Allis collected food for this endeavor.
West Allis Central Interact Club raised a $1000 to purchase a Shelter Box. past District Governor Dan Christianson , presented a program on the history of the Shelter Box and showed us what is packed in each box.
Clubs Meeting December 3rd, 2015
Last meeting, Luther Gray came to talk to us about the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Being in our club helps keep you in touch with our great community.
Frank Bevsek volunteered his vehicle, along with
Seniors’ Christmas Party… Jay W. will be asking Thursday, for help with the 12/19/15 annual event. Put this later morning/early afternoon party on your schedule. This is a great event, held for those who have no other opportunity to celebrate Christmas with family.
Meeting at Aurora West Allis Medical Center on October 29th, 2015
Dr. Jeff Glaspy, MD - Chief of Emergency Services at Aurora West Allis Medical Center spoke to our club about Emergency Medicine Services at the hospital and the respective changes over the years. Thanks to Dr. Glasby and Aurora for hosting this special meeting.
Also, Jim M. came back to his first meeting in a while, after undergoing some very specialized medical care. Welcome back BUD!
At our meeting on October 22nd
Britt from Amigos Rotary Club was visiting our club
Tonnette and Dominic, Interact students, from West Allis Central and Hale were visiting the club for the first time.
Cleopatra, Disabilities Services coordinator, spoke on linking volunteer guardians to adults with disabilities
Diana, from the Legal Aid society of Milwaukee, spoke on what it takes to be a Volunteer Guardian and her experiences being a guardian herself.