For six and a half decades, the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field had been a beacon of hope, supporting local initiatives and improving lives. The club celebrated its 65th Anniversary during the Changing of Guard on June 28th. The club and Rotary International have come a long way since the club received its charter on July 5, 1958. In 1958, there were 9,800 Rotary Clubs in over 100 countries. Today, there are more than 46,000 Rotary and Rotaract clubs in 221 countries worldwide. Through this network of clubs, members can work with like-minded individuals to advance community and worldwide understanding, goodwill, and peace.

Locally, the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field serves Southeastern Milwaukee including Cudahy, South Milwaukee, Franklin, St. Francis, and Oak Creek. Examples are feeding the homeless, food distribution on Thanksgiving, and working with high school students to send messages to home-bound adults. You can go to their website at to learn more about what they are doing in their communities.

With hearts full of gratitude, please join in congratulating them for achieving this milestone. With the start of the new Rotary year, they will set out to write the next chapter in their remarkable journey. They will continue to be guided by the principles of Rotary and their unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of those they touched. They will create hope in the world.