Rotary Club of Mount Horeb
PO Box 173
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
Meets Noon every Wednesday.  Skal Public House
Norsk News 11/16
Attendance P. Christian,, J Steinhauer, K. White, S. Helwig. F & S Wallitsch, P. Christiansen, S Salerno, Dixie & Jim Burns, P. Zalucha, S. Bollig, E Grabe.
Student rotarians: Joseph Stoddart, Owen Ratchj

Happy Bucks: Keith White has a healthy new baby boy Winston. Mom is doing well.

Paul Christiansen: Winston and Ivy (Paul’s daughter) have same birthday, so celebrate with a happy buck!


Ellen Walton: Lion’s club is having their Lefse sale and need help tonight. Meet at ELC today from 6-8, tomorrow 4-6, 4-8  Call Ellen at (608)437-5534 if you are interested in lending a hand.

Telsan Tea ribbon cutting today at 4:30. A few members of the social committee will attend to support Erin's new location. Committee meeting afterwards at the Bistro tonight following the event.

Turkey Dinner update: Still need delivery drivers. Currently there are ~60 people receiving meals. Contact Dixie if you are able to help deliver dinners.

Baby books for Winston are still being collected.

Rotary International: Motorcycle ride through India in January.

Update on the relief for Poland books.

Short term youth exchange applications are due Feb. 1 see Judy if you are interested. Still looking for host exchange families.


Fundraising updates for 2/12/22 Super Sunday pancake brunch. Nov. 30th information will be available about selling ads. Paul is building a “to do” list for the event.

Question raised regarding advertising to local business owners. What has the advertising campaign in the past? Peggy added that we usually sell out the ads. 194 ad spaces ~ 109-120 ads have been sold in the past.

Steve: getting exposure via chamber of commerce ad since school district is a chamber member.

Event hits on the weekend of the Scandahoovian Festival.

Optimist Club needs to be informed of the date and that the space has been reserved for the silent auction.

Social Committee: 

Meeting tonight at Bistro 101 at 5:15 to discuss holiday party. Chamber of Commerce event is 12/16 so we need to decide on a date. Members are welcomed to join our get together.


Joey Sherven participated in interview process and was accepted. He is working on the necessary steps and deciding what countries interest him.

We have a deadline for the number of scholarships awarded at the high school.

Soren is doing well, will be moving to a different family soon. Below is a photo from Italy with his host family having tea. 

Soren Espe having tea with host family in Italy.


Shawn has copies of grant requests and needs feedback from the committee. If anyone is interested in looking at applications let Shawn know. We have ~7k in the budget for local projects.

Susan: article is going to hit this week in the Mt. Horeb Mail about local service clubs including Rotary.

Peggy: No meeting next week. 5th Wednesday will be a regular lunch meeting.

Meeting adjourned 12:57

Nov 23, 2022
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In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.

To this end, The Rotary Foundation has approved:

  • Now through 30 June 2022, designated Rotary districts that border Ukraine and the Rotary district in Ukraine may apply for grants of up to $50,000 each from the Disaster Response Fund. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing.
  • During this same period, other impacted Rotary districts that wish to offer support to refugees or other victims of the crisis in their district can apply for $25,000 grants from the Disaster Response Fund.
  • Now through 30 April 2022, Rotary districts can transfer unallocated District Designated Funds (DDF) to support the Disaster Response Fund, directly supporting these Ukraine-specific humanitarian grants.
  • Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of Ukraine can be made here. All funds need to be received into the Disaster Response Fund by 30 April 2022 in order to qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts.
  • Although the Disaster Response Fund will be the main avenue for Rotary Foundation support, Rotary and Rotaract clubs are also encouraged to create their own responses to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

In addition to support provided through the Disaster Response Fund, the Foundation is coordinating with partners and regional leaders, exploring effective solutions to the increased humanitarian needs.

  • We are in contact with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees – USA to prepare for and respond to the needs of those being displaced in Ukraine and to neighboring countries.
  • ShelterBox, our project partner for disaster response, is in communication with Rotary members in Eastern Europe to explore how it may offer support with temporary transitional housing and other essential supplies.
  • The Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration is also mobilizing its resources to assist in this crisis.

More than 2 million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that number could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced. Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work, some working on the ground to help displaced families.

We will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Visit My Rotary and follow Rotary on social media to stay updated on how clubs can get involved and what actions Rotary members have taken and the impact it has had for people in the region.

For all other questions and to obtain more information, please contact the Rotary Support Center at

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