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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Manitowoc Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Dr
Manitowoc, WI 54220-9205
United States of America
Home Page Stories
President Jason Ring presents a check to Sara Meier of In Courage for their partnership making Brewfest a success.  Volunteers from In Courage run the concession stand at Brewfest.
This week- March 23, 2023 Sara Meier from In Courage will share her experience at Brewfest
Upcoming Programs
March 30-5th Thursday at the Maritime Museum at High Noon
Thursday April 6- Business Meeting
Thursday April 13- Julie Ribley CASA
Thursday April 20- Todd from Shady Lane
Thursday April 27- Rev Matt Sauer Speaking about Manitowoc's Warming Shelter
Thursday May 4- Business Meeting
Thursday May 11-Paul Carlson Lakeshore Techinical College
Thursday May 18-TBA
Thursday May 25-Police Squad show and Tell
Thursday June 1-Business Meeting
Mark your calendars for June 29 evening- We roast Jason Ring at Knox's Silver Valley
November-December 2022 Schedule
November 10-Ed Hanson Veterans Day Program
November 17-Meeting at Treehouse Theater 910 Washington Street.
December 1- No Noon Meeting Ringing Bells for Salvation Army
December 8-Business Meeting
December 15- Christmas Program at The Baymont Hotel
No Meetings December 22 and December 29
See you next year January 5 2023
September 22-We meet this week for a Business Meeting and fun. Attached are minutes from the last two board meetings.
September 29-5th Thursday-No Noon Meeting Look for for more details.
October 6-Business Meeting
October 13- District Governor Visits
October 20TBA
October 27-TBA
Thank you Chan Barden for leading Manitowoc Noon Rotary through our year.
You brought us out of Covid, supported  Brewfest as our largest fundraiser in our history, led our meetings with fun and friendship.  You led us through a memorable year of Manitowoc Noon Rotary 2021-2022.
We Thank you!
Manitowoc Noon Rotary Summer Schedule
Welcome Jason Ring as our new President
Manitowoc Noon Rotary Summer Schedule
July 14-Winona Grossman Our exchange student for the upcoming school year
July 21-Tyler Vorpagel-Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Trade Association
July 28- Karen Nichols- Manitowoc County Chamber of Commerce
August 4- Business Meeting
August 11-Donna Firman “The State of Mental Health in Manitowoc County.  Why it should matter to me.
Also Sue Shaw Vice President of Nami
August 18-Evening Corn Roast at Paul and Karen Bouril’s Home Gass Lake No Noon Meeting
August 25th Fair Week- Sign up to work the Gates!
September 1-No Noon Meeting Labor Day Weekend
September 9-Amy Meyer-Manitowoc County Historical Society Update
Congratulations to Our 2022 Manitowoc Noon Rotary Scholarship Recipients Jordan Lawrenz attending UW-Green Bay and Danielle Gammicchia attending Lakeshore Technical College.
Thank you to Jill Hennessey and Dr. Joe Di Raimondo Scholarship Committee members. Pictured left to right Jill Hennessey, Jordan Lawrenz, Dr. Joe Di Raimondo and Club President Chan Barden.
June Schedule Manitowoc Noon Rotary
June 9-Troy Adams- Manitowoc Public Utilities
June 16-Jennell Shelton Manitowoc County Expo- Manitowoc County Fair 2022
June 23-Courtney Hansen-City of Manitowoc Director of Tourism
June 29-Evening picnic with area Rotary Clubs at Lincoln Park
No Noon Meeting June 30
July 7-Changing of the Guard
Winter Brewfest 2022
Great fun for all
Thank you to all the Rotarians who volunteered their time to make Winter
Brewfest a success
February 19, 2022 at
Manitowoc Expo!
Attendees, Breweries and Volunteers all had a great time.
Our Schedule-Mark your calendars
Meeting Schedule
It's always a good day at Manitowoc Noon Rotary
November 4-Business Meeting
November 11-Michael Etheridge The Haven
November 18- Author Sara Biren (Who happens to be Married to Rotarian Troy Adams)
November 25-Thanksgiving No Meeting
December 2- Business Meeting
December 9 Take 5’s
December 16-Red Kettle Day Christmas Party
December 23-No Meeting
December 30-No meeting
January 6-Business Meeting
Last week our Fair Boys Andy Rosik and Randy Binversie presented a check to President Chan Barden in the amount of $3,612.00. We earned this while having a great time working the Fair Gates. Thank you to all who volunteered to work the Fair Gates. Special thanks to our counters, Paul Marquardt and John Zimmer.  Big Dog award winner was Claire Olson for her commitment to calling and organizing our volunteers. Thank you Claire for your time.  Thank you to Andy and Randy for your hours spent at the fair keeping us all doing what we do best serving.
Welcome Troy Adams as a new member. Troy Adams joins Manitowoc Noon Rotary. Troy was a member of Elk River Rotary Minnesota.  Troy is the general Manager of Manitowoc Public Utilities.  Welcome Troy, we welcome your Rotary experience and commitment to Service Above Self.  Join us November 18 when Troy's magnificent other and author Sara Biren will be our speaker.  Welcome Troy!
October 14-Michael Etheridge The Haven
October 21-Michael Ditmer-Frank Lloyd Wright Home Two Rivers
October 28-Peter Allie-Downtown Development
November 4-Business Meeting
November 11-TBA
November 18- Sara Biren Author of Bend in the Road, The Last Thing you Said, Cold Day in the Sun and spouse of our new member Troy Adams.
November 25-Thanksgiving No noon Meeting
December 2-Business Meeting
Hello All,
It's 5th Thursday Week.
Meeting at 5:00pm Moore's Irish Pub (No Petskull this month)
811 Jay Street, Manitowoc, Wi
Join your fellow Rotarians for fun, frivolity, stories, appetizers and maybe adult
If you can please bring a basket for the Road Rally Raffle this week or at the business meeting
The Road Rally is October 9.
Our October schedule
October 7-Business Meeting
October 14-Michael Etheridge The Haven
October 21-Michael Ditmer- From the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Two Rivers
October 28- Peter Allie-Update on Downtown Apartment Development
Manitowoc Noon Rotary Schedule August-September
August 19-Evening Corn Roast at Paul and Karen Bouril’s Home 3818 Gass Lake Road
                    Great Food, Great Friends, Wild Golf Cart Rides
No Noon Meeting
August 26-No Noon Meeting-We will be working the Fair Gates this week
September 2- No Noon Meeting Labor Day Weekend (no It is not the end of summer!)
September 9- Business Meeting
September 16- Bill Bertsche-Executive Director of Boys and Girls Club Manitowoc
September 23- A noon Meeting will be held Speaker to be announced
September 30- 5th Thursday of the Month Evening Social get together.
October 7-Business Meeting
July 29, 2021
Evening Social
at Sabbatical Brewery
835 S 29th Street, Manitowoc
Fun starts at 4:31pm
Pizza and beer and other goodies
All Meetings at Wisconsin Maritime Museum at Noon except 5th Thursday of the Month and other evening events.
July 29- 5th Thursday of the Month.  Meeting at 4:30pm at Sabbatical Brewing
August 5-Business Meeting
August 12-TBD
August 19-Evening Corn Roast and Picnic at the Bouril's
August 26-No meeting Fair Week
Please RSVP your attendance plans
President Chan Barden accepts the First Place Award for Salvation Army Bell Ringing award from Sgt. Jenny Moffit
It is a tradition for Manitowoc Noon Rotary to be number one!
We had a great time last week at Cabin 2, Lincoln Park, we are repeating this week.
See you on August 13 at Lincoln Park at High Noon
Changing of the Guard 2020-
Greetings to my fellow Rotarians,
I hope this finds you and your family well and in good health.  As you listen to the radio or watch the news I am sure you are seeing many cancelation and closings around our community so what I have to announce will probably not come as a surprise.  In an effort to protect each other and out of a concern about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our Noon Rotary Board has come to the decision to Cancel all Rotary meetings though April. This is part of a community and national effort to minimize the spread of the disease.   I also want to thank Chris Kornely for speaking with the Holiday Inn on this matter. As an FYI, the Morning Rotary is also canceling meetings as well as their Pasta Dinner Fund Raiser and the TR Club is discussing this later this week.   
 We will continue to monitor local and national news sources in regards to these health concerns as we navigate thought these troubling times.  Additional up to date and accurate information about the virus is available on the CDC web page and I advise you all to monitor this source of info as well. 
I want to thank you all for your help on this and wish you all the best of health!  Please take care of yourselves and your families!
I have included  Mark Maloney's email about Rotary on a international scale to you  in this email also.  Stay in touch and in good health!!   
Tony Dick 
Dear Fellow Rotarian,

The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for people who, like us, are at our best when we are learning, growing, and serving—together.

We are also leaders in our communities, and these times call for leadership. In many ways, this also is our time. We have proven abilities to reach out and collaborate to offer immediate help to people in need at a rapid pace. These are precisely the skills needed all over the world today. The global effort against COVID-19 depends on actions taken in every country. Rotary has the unique ability to help improve those efforts in every community and every country.

Using all the technology we have at our disposal, we as Rotarians can continue to reach out and collaborate on big projects with Rotary clubs, Rotaractors, and Interactors. There are a number of examples where Rotary clubs are helping health authorities communicate best practices or provide needed equipment or support that have been shared with our leaders around the world.

As Rotary’s president and president-elect, we have been thinking of these issues very seriously in regard to upcoming Rotary events. As you may be aware, we have made the difficult decision to cancel two Rotary Presidential Conferences honoring our relationship with the United Nations- one in Paris, another in Rome. In the near term, we recommend that Rotary districts and clubs cancel or postpone meetings or events following the advice of national and local health officials.

We know that clubs and districts are seizing the opportunity to become leaders in their communities and are making better use of technology in this time of need. For example, a Rotary e-club in Italy held a live online session about COVID-19 awareness, a Taiwan club worked with companies and a pharmacy association to donate 1,600 bottles of hand sanitizer to the city of Ji-Long, and Rotary clubs in Sri Lanka helped upgrade software and hardware for the health promotion bureau to assist its social messaging.

We cannot know quite yet what path this virus will take. We know we can play a role to help “flatten the curve,” reducing the number of cases in the short term to allow our health systems to address this issue. If the collective global effort helps bring the situation under control, then we hope to re-embrace our core values at the 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu. Our time together will have greater meaning and purpose than ever.

Please know that we are taking a close, continuing look at our plans for the convention in June to make sure all attendees’ safety will be protected. We are following the lead of the world’s most trusted sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for their guidance. We want you to be able to make decisions about what is best for you and your families in terms of attending this year’s event.

In the meantime, this is an opportunity for us to demonstrate that Rotary Connects the World in innovative ways. We should be closely following the advice of the WHO and local health authorities. Again, this includes canceling Rotary club events and meetings in the short term to reduce unnecessary interactions that could cause infections. We can put a greater emphasis on the work we do in our communities by helping our less fortunate neighbors cope with the effects of isolation and fear, or by supporting our health authorities to address this situation.

We are dealing with this situation in real time. Please visit the COVID-19 response page for ongoing updates.

This is an unprecedented challenge for nearly all of us. But it is also an opportunity for Rotarians to find new, meaningful ways to lead individuals and communities to connect and do good in the world.

We have never been prouder to be part of an organization that does so much to protect and strengthen our communities, at home and across the globe.

Kindest regards,
Mark Daniel Maloney
2019-2020, President, Rotary International
Holger Knaack
2020-21, President, Rotary International 
Here is what's happening at Manitowoc Noon Rotary
February 6-Monthly Business Meeting New students
February 13 Rick Carey -Two Rivers Cobblestone Hotel
February 20-Police Officer of the year and Citizen of the Year
We honor an outstanding Officer and Citizen of the Year at this event.  Guests are welcome to the special program held in the Atrium of the Holiday Inn.  An event to be at!
February 27-Donna Firman Prevent Suicide Manitowoc County and Zero Suicide.-  It's a tough subject but one we must learn more about.  Suicide touches lives of most people, we all know someone or have had a family member who has left us this way.  Learn more about this subject at this meeting.

Here is what's happening

January 9 Jill Hennessey-Workforce Education


January 9-Chris Gilbert Core Treatment Services
(Yes, Belinda's Husband)


We will be meeting at the YMCA at noon.
Lunch will be served.

Evening Social January 30th

Manitowoc Noon Rotary Schedule December 2019-February 2020
December 5- Business Meeting
December12-Patricia Dodge and Lori Fure Manitowoc County Human Services Agency Response to opioid Crisis
December 19-Red Kettle Day and Christmas songs with Lincoln High School Singers
December 26 NO MEETING
January 2-Business Meeting
January 9-Jill Hennessey-Workforce Education
January 16- Chris Gilbert Core Treatment Services
January 23 Off Site Meeting at the YMCA
January 30-5th Thursday of the Month Evening Social with Trivia Guests Welcome
February 6-Business Meeting
February 13-Rick Carey-Two Rivers Cobblestone Hotel Development
February 20- Police Officer of the Year
February 27-Donna Firman-Prevent Suicide and Zero Suicide
September 5-Business Meeting
September 12 Alyssa Neff Miller Area DNR Warden
September 19- Rep. Paul Tittl  25th Assembly District
September 26-Worl Affairs Students
October 3-Business Meeting
October 10-Firefighter of the Year
October 17-Take 5's
 David Diedrich
Rachele Bakic
Kyle Bryntensen
October 24-Mark Holzman Manitowoc Public School District
October 31-Noon Meeting  Jim Brey Manitowoc County Board Chair
June 2019 Meeting Schedule
June 6-Business Meeting, Visit by Glen Grothman and Scholarship winners
June 13-Brett Norelle-Holy Family Memorial Hospital
June 20-NO NOON MEETING  100th Anniversary Celebration at The CCC
see details below
June 27-Changing of the Guard
May 2- Business Meeting
May 9-Take 5's
May 16-Chris Gilbert Lead Pastor Connection Church
May 23- Belinda Esquinas-The Crossing
May 30-5th Thursday of the Month-No Noon Meeting
At Tapped on the Lakeshore
March 2019
March 7-Business Meeting
March 14 Tina Nichols Director of Operations Lakeshore Humane society
March 21 TBA
March 28 Jeff Edgar Silver Creek Nurseries
February Schedule
February 7 Business Meeting
February 14 Police Officer and Citizen of the Year
Guests are welcome.  See invite below.
February 21 Bob Ziegelbauer County Executive
February 28 Kourtney Pelot-United Way of Manitowoc County
January 10-Take 5's-Learn about your fellow Rotarians
Scheduled are Bill Dean, John Zimmer and Lori Kirby
January 17-Julie Rohrer, Wisconsin Singers and Jim Fuhs' Grand-daughter
January 24- Glen Tellock
Glen Tellock is President and CEO of Lakeside Foods which is headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Founded in 1887, Lakeside Foods is a privately held, industry leading international food processor. Lakeside has headquarters in Manitowoc, WI, as well as thirteen Plants and Distribution Centers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ohio and employs an average of 1,700 people. Lakeside produces a diverse line of nutritional food products including canned and frozen vegetables, canned and frozen dry beans, canned meats, organic products, frozen dessert whipped toppings, pet food, and other products manufactured for major private label and branded companies.
Glen is the first non family member to lead Lakeside Foods. He joined Lakeside Foods in 2016 after a successful 24 year career at the Manitowoc Company. During those 24 years, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, President & General Manager of the Manitowoc Crane Group, Senior Vice President & Officer of The Manitowoc Company, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, and Director of Accounting.
January 31-5th Thursday of the Month
Forever young

Interact is 60: Join us as we examine Rotary’s leadership and service program for teens through the lens of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The Afghan women who were determined to run

A Rotarian tells the story of the perseverance of female runners in Afghanistan in the film The Secret Marathon.

One coin at a time

Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust, or CART Fund, raises money from Rotary members to support Alzheimer’s research grants.

Rotary projects around the globe May 2023

Learn how Interact clubs are taking action in the United States, Panama, Wales, Nepal and China.

Tools and vision: How ending polio helps fight malaria

The work by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, of which Rotary is a core partner, is proving crucial in the battle against malaria.