Rotarian Richie Burke will interview Joe Solmonese, the CEO of the DNC Committee for a live GoGedders Podcast. They will dive into Joe’s backstory, then talk about what the Committee is doing to prep for the convention, and how it will impact the city before, during and after the convention, and much much more. The GoGedders is a community based podcast produced by GGMM and syndicated by OnMIlwaukee.
Human Trafficking: What Is It, and How Can We Fight It?
High-profile cases involving public figures have brought unprecedented attention to human trafficking. Law enforcement agencies at all levels are committed to working with stakeholders to address the problem. To be successful, we have to understand what human trafficking is and how best to fight it. As the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the area, United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger will discuss the various forms of human trafficking we face in our region and suggest ways we can work together to prevent exploitation, bring justice to traffickers, and help victims.
We will recognize the recipient of the 2019 Rotary Person of the Year Award, Rob Henken of the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White was unanimously appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on three occasions, March 2015, May 2017 and June 13, 2019. She is the highest ranking administrative authority for the judicial branch of government in Milwaukee County, including personnel and fiscal management for 47 Circuit Courts and administrative authority over the 19 Municipal Courts. She chairs the Committee of Chief Judges, chairs the Milwaukee Community Justice Council, in addition to other duties. Previously she presided over Civil, Felony and Family cases.
Chief Judge White will discuss the latest developments in juvenile justice reform in Wisconsin, highlighting landmark Supreme Court cases, the impact of research on adolescent brain development, trauma and the national trends toward effective treatment for young offenders.
The Milwaukee Press Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee will present a joint program on Tuesday, July 16, featuring Allan H. “Bud” Selig, Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball. The program will feature a conversation between Selig and Tom Haudricourt, beat reporter for the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The two will discuss Selig’s book, For the Good of the Game, published July 9 by Harpercollins Publishers.
Selig will be available for a limited time to sign copies of
his book, which will be available for sale at this event.
Join us to celebrate the end of Ed Krishok’s term as RCM President. We will also welcome Steve Chevalier as our 2019-20 President. In honor of the special occasion, we will have an open bar starting at 11:30am.
Mark Hogan will provide an update on economic development efforts of WEDC and the State of Wisconsin and how WEDC has worked with regional partners to achieve job creation and retention wins in Southeastern Wisconsin. Hie presentation will also highlight how WEDC’s prorams enhance the quality of life at the local and regional level, and will provide an update on talent attraction and retention efforts at both state and regional levels.
A joint program with the Milwaukee Press Club
For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball
For the past 100 years, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) has continued to build partnerships that empower communities and change lives. The early years of MUL not only included finding jobs and housing, but included the creation of a medical clinic and pharmacy to address healthcare needs for African-Americans. MUL strategically began to expand it’s programming to further meet the needs of the community, adding social and recreational programs for youth and adults. Because of extensive segregation and discrimination during the early years, MUL became the connector to bridge gaps in housing, jobs, health, education, and economic development. Today, MUL focuses on three E’s – Education, Employment, and Economic Vibrancy. Education and employment are two cornerstones that work to create the economic vibrancy that lifts our most vulnerable citizens out of despair and into more productive and successful lives. President and CEO, Dr. Eve M. Hall, will speak to MUL’s 100 year journey leading to today’s work.