RCM Touches Lives of Students Through World Affairs Program

Ten deserving students from Milwaukee area will join over twenty nations at the 2016 World Affairs Seminar (WAS) June 25 - July 1, 2016 at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee.  Student applications were due the end of April and awardees will be announced in May. The students’ participation will be sponsored by a contribution of $6,300 from the RCM Community Trust.


The World Affairs Seminar was started in 1977.  The brainchild of Rotarian Dr. Dale Brock, the program now has over 27,000 alumni living all over the globe. Rotarians Bill Coleman, Steve Chevalier , Jim Dorman and Joe Caruso serve on the WAS board.


This year’s seminar is focused on global water. Issues covered will be preservation of water resources, sanitation, industrial and personal responsibility of water, historical rights, customs and laws.


RI International President-elect John F. Germ will address the 2016 World Affairs Seminar (WAS) in the afternoon on Sunday, June 26th. He will speak at 3 pm in Shattuck Hall at Carroll University. He will talk about how safe water supplies are essential to Rotary's efforts to eliminate Polio around the world. This topic fits the "Rotary Serving Humanity" mission that President-elect Germ has for his term.  All Rotarians are invited to attend his talk on June 26th at no cost.


Contact the Rotary Office for more information on how to meet President-elect John Germ. To learn more about the World Affairs Seminar visit www.worldaffairsseminar.org.