Richie Burke, founder of GoGeddit Marketing & Media (ggmm.io) and host of the GoGedders podcast will give a brief speech on the state of audio and the rise of podcasting as a platform. Immediately following he will conduct a live podcast highlighting and interviewing two Rotary Scholars Mayra Alaniz and Kenyon Terrell about their stories and how the program has effected their paths.
Supporting Those who Serve and Have Served
President Ronald Reagan stated, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” As a nation, we must never forget the service and sacrifice of those who serve, and have served, including their families. We must never forget the Gold Star Families lost a loved one for the freedoms we enjoy today. As leaders in our community, we all have our “Why”, why we do what we do. We must never forget the cost of freedom, and the obligation that we have to ensure these service members, veterans and families have the resources they need when they come home.
Rotarian Adam Schlicht, Director of Port Milwaukee and a board member of the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society, will present a contemporary vision for Port Milwaukee’s ongoing operations as a contributor to greater economic, environmental, and cultural prosperity for the City of Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin, and the Great Lakes region. Director Schlicht will highlight developing infrastructure improvement and multimodal opportunities at the Port, including Milwaukee’s burgeoning position as a Great Lakes cruise destination and the economic criticality of reinstating the Port’s intermodal container service, as recently highlighted in the Milwaukee Business Journal.
Wisconsin Policy Forum President Rob Henken will present the results of an initial planning process to redesign the psychiatric crisis service system in Milwaukee County. The County’s Behavioral Health Division currently runs the region’s only psychiatric emergency department, but that facility will be closing within the next two years when the County contracts for inpatient services with a private provider. The planning process considered the range of both community-based and hospital-based psychiatric crisis services that should be considered in its place.
Join us as we present Jeremy Fojut, the Co-Founder & Chief Idea Officer at NEWaukee, for his talk with the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and Rotaract Club of Milwaukee as part of Milwaukee’s YP Week!
There is a crisis of connection brewing in our communities and in the workplace. Join Jeremy Fojut as he talks about his journey and how if you want to attract and retain talent you must create a beacon of belonging at your company and in the community. Jeremy will guide your through the NEWaukee 6 step belonging process that changes the way people connect to people, passions and purpose. This interactive discussion provides the audience with real-world examples and key learnings that you can use to empower people, connect them and help build the future.
This luncheon features Guatemalan Past District Governor Julio Grazioso. Our luncheon program will focus on the Rotary Club of Milwaukee’s recent trip to Guatemala and celebrate the projects undertaken in partnership with Engineers without Borders.
Milwaukee won a big prize recently when the Democrats picked our city to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The success in wooing the Democrats, by the city and private sector partners, gives Milwaukee an opportunity to reintroduce itself to a national audience.
And it’s a great story to tell. New development – both downtown and across the city– reflects a solid local economy. People and organizations throughout Milwaukee are working collaboratively to solve problems and improve neighborhoods. Good things are happening here.
Mayor Tom Barrett is leading Milwaukee as it enters a new era. In his presentation, he will reflect on the city’s achievements, the challenges, and his vision for Milwaukee over the next few years.