Rotaract Seeking Mentors

By Janine Kolbeck


“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." - John C. Crosby


Rotaract Milwaukee continues to engage and deepen the relationship between Rotaract and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee as well as further the professional development goals embodied in our mission.  Rotaract members are young professionals who are looking to broaden their careers and continue to grow in the Rotary family - and they are looking for Rotary mentors!


Volunteering time is a precious gift, but Rotaracters would greatly appreciate your wisdom, insight and perspective. They are facing some of the same hurdles and choices you have experienced and would greatly appreciate your wisdom, insight, and perspective.


A monthly commitment is all that is expected. Expectations will be outlined to the protégé and mentor upon joining the program. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Janine Kolbeck at for more information.


“Ms. Thelma was a wonderful mentor for me. As a woman who has held many different roles in business, it was helpful to hear her perspective on some of the challenges I was facing during a recent career change. She also really encouraged me to make time for fun stuff! It’s so important to do things that develop you on a more personal level, activities that define you outside of who you are at work. That balance is SO very important.”

- Laura Kissee, President Rotaract MKE 2015-2016

“My experience with Laura Kissee was very inspiring. As a young future leader, she shared a passion for Milwaukee and her hopes of continued great things to happen. This community should be proud of Laura and others like her willing to take on the leadership baton of  our future.”

– Thelma A. Sias,Vice President – Local Affairs, We Energies