2020 Projects Narrowed Down to Five

In keeping with our legacy of initiating enduring projects in our community, RCM put out a call to Rotarians to recommend what our next big project should be. We received nine proposals and the 2020 Project Selection committee has narrowed them down to five in their first round of selections. The five proposals below will make a formal presentation to the club in mid to late March. Read more about the proposals below.


Rotary Grows Program

In partnership with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee Public Schools, this proposal will create a “Rotary Grows Program” to teach MPS students to grow fresh, healthy food year-round utilizing an environmentally sustainable easy to use indoor growing system.

Rotarian Chair: Wendell Willis


Milwaukee Public Library Learning Commons

Milwaukee Public Library proposes to design and deliver services to support job seekers and entrepreneurs at the Central Library.

Rotarian Co-chairs: Paula Kiely and Ryan Daniels


Supporting Communities through Greening Our Schools

RCM would partner with the nonprofit Reflo and the Green School Consortium of Milwaukee to support the development of important eco-literacy curriculum connections. This project would provide funding for three schools for three years to implement eco-literacy curriculum.

Rotarian Co-chairs: Phil Shultz, Brett Timmerman, Julilly Kohler


Milwaukee Community Equestrian Center

An accomplished group of civic, law enforcement, community development and human service leaders have completed plans for a 30,000 square feet Milwaukee Community Equestrian Center that will house 24 horses. RCM’s contribution will help create the center and capacity-building funds for the first three years of therapy operations.

Rotarian Co-chairs: Kent Lovern and Chris Holmes


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The MSO proposes to find a new home while preserving an architectural gem, the historic Grand Theater.

Rotarian Co-chairs: Karen Hung and Karen Plunkett