The Rotary Club of
Bulletin for August 14, 2022
Thanks for those that attend our last two "meetings." Our first meeting of the month was a social that was hosted by Nita Krenz on her deck. The event happened on August 2 in the evening and was designed to help members have time to get to know each other and just hang out and talk.
Our second meeting of the month was our golf outing that took place on August 11 at Tuscumbia. In lieu of our regular meeting, many members golfed, volunteered, and/or dined at the event. Our weather was fantastic and so was our participation. We had a very large number of golfers and filled up the dining area! Golfers came from not just Ripon but Rotary clubs and communities around Wisconsin. A big thanks goes out to Bill Boesch for coordinating the event! We will hear more from him about the numbers at a later date. Thanks again to everyone that participated in all different ways! 
Committee announcements:
- Rotary Youth Exchange. The committee is meeting on August 16 at 8am at Ripon Family Restaurant. Hannah from the Netherlands will be arriving on August 23. We are still in need of second and third host families. If you know of anyone that may have an interest and wants more information, please contact Diane Shady, 920-539-2150.
- STRIVE committee is meeting on August 16 at 1:30pm at Nita's house.
- Service Project. Our August service project is collecting school supplies. Watch for an email and future Bulletin with more details.
- Board meeting will be held on August 17 at 10:45am at Our Saviour's Church, 343 Scott Street, Ripon. 
**Note that there is no meeting at Royal Ridges on Aug. 17. Instead, we will be supporting our local Ripon Historical Society by attending a presentation on Thursday, August 18 from 7-9pm at Ripon High School. The presenter is Neill Diboll, featured Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS speaker, plant ecologist, researcher, and restorer of native prairies, will share the story of America's prairie ecosystem, pre-settlement importance, near destruction, and revival today. This event is no cost to attend, family and kid-friendly, and will be held at the Ripon High School Auditorium.
Looking for a volunteer (or two):
Adam Sonntag has invited two of our members to attend the Parks Stakeholder Meeting on August 25 at 6pm at the City Hall. They have asked for the Ripon Rotary club to send 1 or 2 representatives that are interested in providing important feedback about the park system. Items to be discussed include a parks survey, park improvement projects, partnerships, priorities, draft concepts and more. If you are able to attend, please email Kelly Mundell at
Walleye Weekend:
Thanks to all of you that volunteered for Walleye Weekend in June. It was the 43rd anniversary of that event. Attendance was estimated at 45,000 people and over $250,000 was raised for 36 area nonprofit organizations. And, in case you wondered, 2,332 pounds of walleye dinners and sandwiches were consumed! Soon, we will hear from Peter Sensenbrenner about the proceeds that our club received from this event.
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