Come join our younger members on a 1.5 hour Happy Hour Boat Cruise with complimentary vodka lemonades and appetizers as well as a cash bar. The summer is winding down and it won’t be complete without a booze cruise under your belt. Bring your friends and significant others!
Where: Park near Edleweiss’ Dock at 205 W. Highland Ave just off of Old World 3rd St
Cost: $25 (Rotary will send you a link to register)
Get a behind the scenes peak at the newly built maintenance facility and the modern Milwaukee streetcars that will carry passengers around the city starting later this year. We’ll gather at Stone Creek Coffee for a discussion led by Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works Commissioner, Ghassan Korban. He’ll share stories about planning, construction, and future plans for expansion. Then we’ll stroll over to the HOP maintenance facility to meet Darryll Simpson, the General Man-ager of Transdev, the firm that will test and operate the system. Darryll will lead a tour of the facility and the vehicles. Darryll is new to Milwaukee and will share information about what impacts streetcars have had in other cities.
7:30 am: Meet at Stone Creek Coffee, 422 N. 5th Street (across from the intermodal station). Purchase a cup of coffee and bring it upstairs to the 2nd floor meeting room.
7:45 am: Presentation by DPW Commissioner Ghassan Korban followed by a walk next door to tour the Sreetcar Maintenance facility and the cars .
Parking is available on the street or in the temporary lot under I794 just west of 5th Street.
Mix and mingle with Rotarians from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Bar Louie. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar. Bring your spouse, a friend, a prospective member, or just yourself.
Tied House is a new bar concept in the Historic Third Ward brought to you by Milwaukee native Melissa Weber (Rotarian Barbara Velez’s Daughter) and her husband, Adam.
The name Tied House has a history as well. The Webers chose the name Tied House to acknowledge the building’s roots. Established in in 1904 as a Pabst Brewery Tied House, the building still features a stone carved Pabst logo on the outside second story wall. Tied Houses were essentially taverns tied to one brewery. These exclusive relationships ended in prohibition, however, some former tied house buildings from Milwaukee’s great brewers still exist in the city.
The Webers feel the Tied House name is a rebirth for this historic setting and “ties” nicely to their commitment to positively impact the lives of staff, guests and the community. It’s a place to have fun, grab a drink, a good bite and enjoy an inviting ambiance with friends on the distinctive patio, newly-renovated bar, or private event space upstairs.
On Tuesday, May 22nd they will host a fundraiser to support the Lincoln Avenue Stables. Along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 20% of sales during the hours of 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. will be donated to the Lincoln Avenue Stables.
Join us at Stone Creek Coffee Factory Café anytime between 7:30 am – 9:00 am for a cup of coffee and conversation with fellow Rotarians.
Join us on a private curator tour of the Burnham Block historic site. This is part of a rare collection of six Frank Lloyd Wright® designed homes. Experience Wright’s vision for an American home, and tour the restored Model B1 (1916).
Wine and Cheese will be served.
Mix and mingle with Rotarians from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the new Sport Club. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar. Bring your spouse, a friend, a prospective member, or just yourself.
Please join your fellow Rotary Club members for a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Milwaukee’s most important historic assets. The Soldiers Home is part of the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home Historic District, which is located on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A group of women in Milwaukee in the 1860’s spearheaded a campaign to raise $110,000 (a staggering amount at that time!) to serve as refuge and recuperation for returning veterans from the Civil War. Originally built in 1867 as one of the first three such sites nationally, it is one of the oldest remaining VA buildings in the country.
The Rotary Club of Milwaukee has contributed funding to the “Save the Soldiers Home” campaign. An effort is underway to secure $40 million to renovate six buildings in the District, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, Inc., local and national foundations, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, and the use of low income housing and historic tax credits.
We will meet initially in the Wadsworth Library building for an orientation and discussion, and then proceed to the Soldiers Home building. We will have an opportunity to interact with staff of the Alexander Company who are planning and implementing a complete renovation of the structure. Staff from the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance have worked on this project since 2011 and will also be available as a rich source of information about the structures and the project.
Parking is available in Lot #28 on the VA grounds. The lot is easily accessible through the entry points off either National Avenue or Bluemound Road. Please click here for parking directions.
Please note there are several steps at the entry of the building. As the structure is a building site, it is recommended that flat and close-toed shoes be worn for safety. Hard hats will be provided. Cheese/crackers and bottled water will be available on site.
Mix and mingle with Rotarians at our upcoming networking hour from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar.