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.
David Cooks, author of “Getting Undressed-From Paralysis to Purpose”, shares his personal journey of how he discovered purpose in the midst of personal tragedy. A Milwaukee native, David’s compelling story began with basketball on the playgrounds of Milwaukee and eventually led him to Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University. David shares his struggles as well as his successes on and off the basketball court as a T-6 paraplegic, with honesty, perseverance and faith.
Melissa Goins is the founder and president of Maures Development Group. She will discuss the Historic Garfield Redevelopment project, which will include the new home for America’s Black Holocaust Museum. This museum has been closed since 2008, and is slated to reopen this fall as part of a $17.7 million project being led by Maures Development LLC and Jeffers & Co.