Events
 

RCM Scholarship Committee
04/25/17 11:00 AM

Committee

Room 413

Rob Henken - The Last Miles Study
04/25/17 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Rob Henken, President of the Public Policy Forum and Senior Researcher Joe Peterangelo will provide an overview of their recent study The Last Mile: Connecting workers to places of employment.  This research suggests that flexible forms of transit service – and perhaps new strategies linked to partnerships with ride-hailing companies like Lyft and Uber – could help address the region's elusive "last mile" problem, which can arise when fixed-route transit services stop short of bringing commuters all the way to their job sites. This will be followed by a panel discussion that includes Waukesha County Board Chair Paul Decker, Cory Zetts, the executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners.

History & Current Events Special Interest Group
04/25/17 1:15 PM

Committee

Room 411

Maritime
04/25/17 1:15 PM

Committee

Rotary Office

River Revitalization Foundation Stakeholder Meeting
04/25/17 5:30 PM

Member Sponsored

Gordon Park Pavilion

River Revitalization Foundation invites you to a stakeholder meeting to learn about efforts to implement the Milwaukee River Greenway Master Plan and give input into future project priorities.  The Master Plan lays out a vision for the parks along the river to be a beautiful natural area and community asset with great recreational and ecological value.  Project focuses include landscape restoration, trails, public access, and community engagement.  This meeting will help us better align our work with the needs of the community.  If you enjoy spending time by the river, come get involved!

 

The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 5:30-7:00 at the Gordon Park Pavilion. Click here to learn more.

The Commons: Demo Day
04/25/17 6:30 PM

Member Sponsored

333 North Plankinton Ave, Suite 207, Milwaukee WI, 53203

Demo Day is an exciting opportunity to see the most talented and motivated college students from across our region pitch their new business and product ideas. The Commons invites you and your colleagues to come network, learn about the students' experiences and get inspired! 

 

Click here to learn more.

Member Engagement
04/26/17 8:00 AM

Committee

Rotary Office

Run 4 Water MKE 2017
04/30/17 9:15 AM

Member Sponsored

Veterans Park, Milwaukee

Join the UW-Milwaukee’s student chapter of Engineers without Borders at their annual Run4Water 5K walk to symbolize distances travelled to access water in other parts of the globe. It starts at 9:15am at Veterans Park near the coast of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.  From there we will walk along the lakeshore of Lake Michigan - Veterans Park, McKinley Marina, Lakeshore Drive, and back to Veterans Park.

 

Click here for more information.

UW Chancellors Mark Mone and Rebecca Blank
05/02/17 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Wisconsin is fortunate to have two of America’s top research universities that, together, drive the state’s innovation and fuel the economy. While each has a unique mission, UWM and UW-Madison work closely on several initiatives and projects that address societal issues, solve problems and accelerate invention. Meet Chancellor Mark Mone of UW-Milwaukee and Chancellor Rebecca Blank of UW-Madison, and learn more about what they’re working on, why it matters to all of us, and how they’re advocating for a state reinvestment in higher education.

Tyrotarian Tour - Jewish Museum of Milwaukee
05/04/17 4:30 PM

Social and Tyrotarian Register

The Jewish Museum of Milwaukee - 1360 N. Prospect Avenue 53202

The Tyrotarian Committee invites you and your guests to a guided tour of two impressive exhibits now showing at the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee.  The two traveling exhibits highlight haunting experiences relating to the Holocaust in Eastern Europe in World War II:

 

The Krinitz Fabric of Survival exhibit is a visually stunning presentation of fabric collage and embroidery panels.  Fifteen year old Esther Krinitz and her sister escaped as her family was arrested and taken away by Nazi authorities in Poland.  Fifty years later this untrained artist completed these exquisitely detailed panels so that her daughters could understand her family’s journey through this devastating experience.

 

The Holocaust by Bullets display describes the mass murder of all the Jewish residents of the small town of Kruchen in Belarus.  Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn carefully researched this relatively unknown event of October 10, 1941.  It is a searing portrait of a professional army’s descent into genocide.

 

Please note that this Tyrotarian event will begin at 4:30 PM.  After the tour, a social gathering at the Museum will include beverages and snacks.

MPL Spring Literacy Luncheon
05/05/17 11:00 AM

Member Sponsored

The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave

The Friends of Milwaukee Public Library, together with Boswell Book Company and the Wisconsin Club, are thrilled to announce Pulitzer Prize winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout as the featured author for this year’s Spring Literary Luncheon.  Her bestselling novels include Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.  Strout will present her new novel Anything is Possible at the event. 

 

Special Rotary Member seat $60

 

Ticket price includes lunch, program, and hard cover copy of the book. Seats are limited. For more information, please call Kristine at 414-286-8720 or email Friends@mpl.org. Online tickets available starting March 1st at mpl.org/litlunch. Contact the Rotary office for the special discount code!

John Gurda - History of Jewish Settlement in Milwaukee
05/09/17 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

John Gurda, one of our favorite speakers,  will share his knowledge of the history of Jewish Milwaukee.  He says that “rarely has such a small group had such a large impact on one American city. The Jews of Milwaukee constitute less than 2 percent of the metro area's population, but their influence extends far beyond mere numbers. Golda Meir grew up in Milwaukee. The iconic Settlement Cookbook originated in Milwaukee kitchens. The city's Jewish community produced figures as diverse as entertainer Gene Wilder, baseball commissioner Bud Selig, and clothing designer Florence Eiseman, as well as business giants ranging from Masterlock to Manpower.

Armed Forces Day - Captain Amy B. Cocanour
05/16/17 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Armed Forces Day Celebration featuring Captain Amy B. Cocanour - U.S. Coast Guard Commanding Officer, Sector Lake Michigan.