Are you looking to make a meaningful impact in your community while connecting with like-minded individuals? Consider joining the Rotary Club of West Allis!
 
Here are a few reasons why becoming a part of our vibrant Rotary family can be a life-changing experience:
 
1. Service Above Self: At the heart of Rotary is the belief in service above self. By joining our club, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of service projects that directly benefit our local community and beyond. From supporting education initiatives to addressing environmental challenges, there's a cause that aligns with your passion.
 
2. Networking and Fellowship: Rotary is a global network of professionals, business leaders, and community members. As a member of the Rotary Club of West Allis, you'll expand your network, forge meaningful connections, and build lasting friendships with individuals who share your values and goals.
 
3. Professional and Personal Development: Rotary offers numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. Through our diverse range of programs, workshops, and events, you'll enhance your leadership skills, broaden your perspectives, and gain valuable insights that can benefit you both personally and professionally.
 
4. Making a Difference: Every action we take as Rotarians contributes to positive change in the world. Whether it's participating in local community projects or supporting international initiatives, you'll be part of a global movement that is dedicated to making a tangible difference in people's lives.
 
5. Fun and Camaraderie: While we take our mission seriously, we also know how to have fun! From social gatherings to fundraising events, the Rotary Club of West Allis offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy life, create memorable experiences, and celebrate our collective achievements.
 
Join us in our journey to create a brighter future for our community and the world. Together, we can inspire, innovate, and impact lives in meaningful ways. Reach out to us today, via the contact link on the lower left corner of this page, to learn more about how you can become a member of the Rotary Club of West Allis!
 
Call for Nominations: 2024 Four Way Test Award
 
Dear West Allis Community Members,
 
We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the prestigious 2024 Four Way Test Award, to be presented at our upcoming Rotary meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2024.
 
The Four Way Test Award seeks to honor businesses in our community that embody the principles of truth, fairness, goodwill, and benefit to all concerned. We are looking for businesses that give back to our community in meaningful and impactful ways, whether through gifts to teachers or first responders, charitable donations, volunteering their time to help others, or other acts of kindness and generosity.
 
Do you know of a business in West Allis that deserves recognition for their outstanding contributions to our community? We want to hear about them! Please take a moment to submit a nomination form to tell us about the amazing businesses you believe should be considered for this award. Share why you think they are deserving of this honor and how they have positively impacted our community.
 
Completing the nomination form only takes a few minutes, and we kindly ask that you include your name and contact information in case we have any questions about your nomination.
 
The winner of the Four Way Test Award and their guests will be invited to have lunch with us and be part of our special presentation on Thursday, June 20, 2024.
 
Nomination Deadline: May 20, 2024
 
Let's come together to recognize and celebrate the businesses that make West Allis a better place for all of us!
 
A nomination form can be downloaded at the lower right corner of this site, under the section, "Home Page Download Files."
We are thrilled to announce that our Rotary Club has achieved ShelterBox HERO recognition once again for Rotary Year 2023-2024! This recognition is a testament to the unwavering support and dedication of each and every one of you towards our mission of providing aid to those in need.
 
ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2.2 million people since 2000, with 325,000 receiving assistance in 2023 alone. These numbers highlight the profound impact of our collective efforts, and we are proud to have played a part in making a difference.
 
You can stay updated on ShelterBox's current projects and where they are actively working by visiting: https://www.shelterboxusa.org/home-page-2/news.
 
Are you interested in volunteering with ShelterBox? Learn more about the opportunities available by visiting: https://www.shelterboxusa.org/volunteer. Your involvement can further amplify our impact and contribute towards creating a better world for all.
The Rotary Club of West Allis would like to take a moment to recognize the dedication of Jerry Falk, as he approaches 50 years of Service Above Self as a member of our club. Jerry is a multi-year Paul Harris Fellow, a consistent contributor to The Rotary Foundation, and our "go-to" guy for service projects in West Allis. Jerry, thanks for all that you do!
Did you know the Rotary Club of West Allis has adopted a portion of the Hank Aaron State Trail? 
Our club is committed to keeping the trail clean and enjoyable to all. Our portion runs from 124th Street, east to Highway 100.
Thanks for making the 2023 edition of Pawtoberfest a great success! Check out this video highlighting the event!:
Rotary International District 6270 is awarding a Global Grant Scholarship
Rotary International District 6270 is awarding a Global Grant Scholarship in the amount of $30,000 to Brigitte N. Potter of Glendale, Wisc. The grant has been approved by The Rotary Foundation with an 80% match of District Designated Funds (DDF) provided by the district.
 
Ms. Potter will use the grant to obtain a Master of Science degree in International Migration and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. She intends to focus on the issues surrounding refugees and forced migration. Her Rotary Area of Focus is “Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution.”
 
Ms. Potter is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee and has studied abroad at the University of Granada in Spain. She has also worked in refugee camps in Greece and for a maternal health organization in Uganda. In Milwaukee she continues to volunteer among the refugee population. She states, “I’m eager to learn what can be done from a social and political perspective to prevent forced migration at its root and as a result keep people safe within their communities.”
 
Her graduate program is a 12-month program and will end in September 2024. She is married to Dan Scholz, also a Milwaukee native, whom she describes as “a wonderfully supportive husband.”
 
Rotary International District 6270 consists of 53 Rotary clubs and two Rotaract clubs in southeastern Wisconsin. Rotary International is a global network with 530 districts and 1.4 million neighbors, friends, and leaders who volunteer their skills and resources to solve issues and address community needs.
 
The Rotary Foundation transforms gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
Rotary Club of West Allis Sponsors Youth Exchange Student

Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Program provides an opportunity for high school and gap-year students to live abroad and study for an academic year. Students commit 10 to 12 months toward an extraordinary experience to learn about other cultures, make lifelong connections and develop leadership skills while gaining a deeper understanding of global issues. The program serves as a catalyst for peace and social justice, leaving a lasting impression on young leaders long after their exchanges conclude.

West Allis Central Sophomore, Story Buettner was sponsored by West Allis Rotary, and approved by Rotary District 6270, to participate in next year’s exchange program. Story will leave in August to spend her junior year of high school in Thailand. West Allis Rotary is very proud to sponsor her and to support her efforts.

As part of her preparation, Story is fundraising to support Rotary International’s effort to eradicate polio. She’s produced an informative video and has established a donation site. She’s well on her way to an exceptional experience!

Did you know the Rotary Club of West Allis has been promoting Rotary International's mission and helping the West Allis community since 1927? If you believe in service above self and if you want to be part of the fabric of our community, reach out to learn more about how to join!
2022 4-Way Test Award
Congratulations to Community Medical Services (CMS) for being honored as this year's Four-Way Test award winner. Each year, a local business or organization is recognized by the Rotary Club of West Allis for demonstrating the values of Rotary's Four-Way Test. 
 
CMS Mission:
“Our mission is to help those who are suffering from substance use disorders. We consider these people our patients, and our singular aim is to help them heal. We’re proud that our clinics provide our patients an environment that is free of judgment and condescension and we’re steadfast in treating everyone with the utmost dignity and respect.”

Rotary Club of West Allis' Motto

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Club Information
Welcome to our club!
West Allis

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
Apostle Presbyterian Church
1509 S 76 Street
West Allis, WI 53214
United States of America
Our weekly club meetings vary between in-person meetings at Apostle Presbyterian Church and virtual via Zoom. Watch your email for up-to-the date meeting information!
Speakers
Mason Pooler
Apr 25, 2024 12:00 PM
History of The 1715 Spanish Plate Shipwreck
Rick Czaplewski
May 02, 2024 12:00 PM
Cancer survivor book: Better Dirty Than Done
Jessica Luebbering
May 09, 2024 12:00 PM
Father Gene's
Tim Arno
May 16, 2024 12:00 PM
Got Junk
Greg Jenks
May 23, 2024 12:00 PM
Entertainers with Wisconson Ties - Part One
TBD
May 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Lee Breese
Jun 06, 2024 12:00 PM
Interact Scholarships
No Speaker
Jun 13, 2024 5:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
Brenda Merschdorf
Jun 20, 2024 12:00 PM
Four Way Test Award
Ben Merens
Jun 27, 2024 12:00 PM
Safe Online Shopping: How to Avoid Scams
No Meeting
Jul 04, 2024 12:00 PM
Holiday
Angela Vickio
Jul 11, 2024 12:00 PM
Hank Aaron State Trail
Jason Schaak
Jul 18, 2024 12:00 PM
AED training
Mike Clavette
Jul 25, 2024 12:00 PM
Bee Keeping
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Executive Secretary / Director
Club Service Projects Chair
International Service
Membership
Weekly Club Speaker Scheduling
Satellite Club Chair
Satellite Chair Elect
Satellite Club Immediate Past Chair
Satellite Treasurer
Satellite Vice Chair
Sergeant-at-Arms
Club Director: Rotary Foundation
Rotary Club of West Allis Foundation, Inc.
2022-23
President Steve Affeldt 
Vice President Wayne Tillmann 
Secretary Judy Shabman
Treasurer Tim Klaire
Kelly Eger (Satellite) 2022
Steve Hook                2023
Larry Danner             2023
Sherry Saiki                2022
Steve Affeldt              2024
Kent Waterbury        2024
 

Hale Interact

Wednesday 7:10 AM

Auditorium

Contacts: Lee Breese

 

Central Interact

Thursday 8:45 AM

Meet in the Main Office

Contacts: Jerry Falk

 

Dottke Interact

Tuesday 8:00 am

Contacts:  Mason Pooler

 

West Milwaukee EarlyAct 

Thurs, 1:30 PM

Contacts: Steve Affeldt

& Brenda Merschdorf

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