Birthplace of RI Founder Paul Harris

"Be A Gift To The World"

Be A Gift To the World


4-Way Test

Of the things we think, say and do...
1.  Is it the truth?
2.  Is it fair to all concerned?
3.  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to service society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
September 2015

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The Rotarian

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September - Basic Education & Literacy

     What a fitting theme for September as students, teachers and administrators get back to doing what they do best – guiding, learning and teaching.  Is this something we take for granted in our communities?  In large part we likely do.  We know there are students who require special tools to read and learn properly.  We know teachers had to go through an extensive undergraduate and/or post graduate studies to qualify in their profession.  We know our administrators have to deal with student, teacher, local, state and federal demands to maintain the high standards of excellence we expect as budgets get cut.  Learning and the ability to read are basic fundamentals that secure future generations will continue to grow and flourish. And yes, there are people in our communities that cannot read or write. Lend a hand and help them.    

Pat Buckley and the Waukesha Noon Rotary Club To Be Honored

     Pat Buckley and The Waukesha Noon Rotary Club are the recipients of the Waukesha Education Foundation's 2015 Community Partner in Education Award.  This year's Celebration of Excellence will be held on Sunday, October 25 at Waukesha West High School.      Established in 1997 and spearheaded by Pat Buckley, the Waukesha Rotary-Student Speaker Leadership Program aims to help students develop self- confidence and leadership abilities.   Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are given opportunities to hone their public speaking skills by making presentations to Rotarians during their club meetings.  Rotarians play an invaluable role, coaching students as they prepare and practice their presentations.  

Update From Samantha, 2015-16 Outbound Exchange Student

The following is a blog post by Samantha, a 2015-2016 outbound exchange student in Thailand and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Racine.
     Throughout my entire four years of high school, I had cello lessons every Wednesday. I would grab my cello, drive to my teacher’s house, lug the heavy instrument up a small flight of stairs, and play for a half hour with my teacher. This was my routine. This routine kept me grounded and gave me stability, as all routine does, but it also was useful as a measurement of time passing.
 Time is such a strange thing. As humans, we mark the passing of time to give us the illusion of control over it, but truly, we cannot control the passing time. Metaphorically, the clock keeps turning whether we like or not, and literally, if we turn the clock off, time keeps passing. Turning off the clock doesn’t pause the world. The older I get, the more keenly aware this fact seems to me. For example, as the last weeks of my summer were rolling to a close, and it was time for me to say goodbye to everyone before I headed off to Thailand, I wanted to stop the clock and savor those moments for just a little longer than I had, but, inevitably, I could not stop time. Those moments seemed to go faster than any before, although I realize the impossibility of a time going faster than one second at a time. Moreover, there truly are no short weeks. There are no quick minutes. That test didn’t take up the longest hour of your life; it was just an hour. Logically, I know this. I understand that time is a social construct, and I know that one week is not truly any shorter or longer than the next, yet somehow it seems this way. 

Manitowoc Students Attend Global Energy Seminar

Three local high school students attended a seminar and discussed global energy consumption with students from around the world.  
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The Chance of a Lifetime

Announcing:  an upcoming trip to Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa in November 2015 to participate in a polio immunization exercise, attend the 10th Annual West Africa Project Fair, and engage in a hands-on work project.  Space is limited and it is expected that this trip will be filled in the next week or two.
Trip Dates:                         November 10 - 19, 2015
Travel to:                            Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa
Per Person Price:              $1,779, double occupancy
Program includes:            Hotel accommodations, transfers, most meals, polio immunization exercise, hands-on community service field work, West Africa Project Fair registration, special Rotary and fellowship events, sightseeing, etc.

District 6270 - Now Seeking Nominations

Looking for District 6270 Governor for the 2018 – 2019 Rotary Year
Does your club have a member that is passionate about Rotary?  Do you know of a Rotarian that excels in the idea of ‘joining leaders to exchange ideas and then taking action’?  If so, now is the time to approach these individuals about becoming a candidate for District Governor.  District 6270 is now seeking nominations for District Governor for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year.  The candidate needs to have club endorsement
Qualifications to be a candidate for District Governor are:
  • The candidate must be a Rotarian in good standing in a Rotary club.
  • Candidate must have seven years of Rotary membership, prior to taking office on July 1, 2018.
  • Candidate must have served as Club President for a full year.
  • Candidate must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided inn RI bylaws section 15.090
  • Candidate must complete the “Governor Nominee” form (Site Pages - Forms - Governor Nominee Form).  Form must be submitted by October 15th deadline date, to PDG Dan Christianson, 


Greetings Rotarians!
Come join me and my husband, Rotarian Nick Krayacich, and Rotarians from Rotary Zones 28 and 29 and around the world at the Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York City.  We will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations on Saturday, November 7.
Why does the United Nations host such a special event for Rotary International?
  • 49 Rotarians participated in the drafting of the United Nations Charter
  • Rotary International holds the largest non-governmental office at the United Nations
  • The vision of peace and understanding aligns with Rotary’s vision
  • Rotarians serve in various capacities as advisors on committees of the United Nations

New Year -- Now is the time to get your Youth Protection paperwork in order

     Club leadership is reminded that ANNUALLY, (best always after the change over on July 1, into the new Rotary year)  background record checks need to be done on Rotarians that are working one on one with youth (under the age of 30, per RI guidelines).  This year,  prior to October 1st, the fee is $10.00 / check / person.  After October 1st, the fee goes up to $14.95 per check.
     Additionally,  in order to have a background record check done -- new Rotarians/individuals on your list for Youth work (Club Youth Service Committee)  will need a NEW Volunteer Affidavit to be completed.  Rotarians who have submitted a Volunteer Affidavit within the last 3 years are good with their existing affidavit.  You can find the Volunteer Affidavit form  located on the D6270 website -- under site pages.
     Clubs with Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound students are held to a higher level of compliance because of the regulations.
     Have questions or need to check status?  Reach out to Bob Hosch at or John Scherer for assistance.


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2016 District Conference

May 13-15 2016
The Osthoff Resort
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2016 RI Convention

May 28 - June 1, 2016
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Contact our District Administrative Assistant
Colleen Kalscheuer at:
Rotary District 6270
P.O. Box 384
Hartland, WI   53029
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