For more information contact
President Josh Kindkeppel
608-354-3106
 
 
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Peter Dettmer
Sep 26, 2017
Sun Prairie Bicycle Advocacy
Sun Prairie Bicycle Advocacy
Josh Kindkeppel
Oct 03, 2017
Club Assembly
Thomas Hebl
Oct 10, 2017
Municipal Updates
 
Contact For AV Needs
If you or your speaker needs AV equipment set up for our Tuesday meetings at the Colonial Club, please contact Todd Schultz prior to the meeting.
 
Weekly Meeting Responsibilities
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Greeter
Sep 19 Steve Olson
Sep 26 Aaron Oppenheimer
Oct 03 Toni Pabon
Oct 10 Dina Pocernich
Oct 17 Deanna Popke
Oct 24 Daniel Presser
Oct 31 Ronald Riechers
Nov 7 John Sheehan
   
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Raffle Tickets
Sep 19 Diana Konkle
Sep 26 Jane LaMere
Oct 03 Jon Landsverk
Oct 10 Julie Marshall
Oct 17 James Mastrangelo
Oct 24 Beth Mielcarek
Oct 31 Ann Oberle
Nov 7 Mark Olsen
   
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Thought For The Day
Sep 19 Debbie Fox-Schroeder
Sep 26 Rose Freidel
Oct 03 Sue Halambeck
Oct 10 Thomas Hebl
Oct 17 Katie Herlache
Oct 24 Laura Jennings
Oct 31 Heather Jones
Nov 7 Rick Klemp
 
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 07:15 AM
Colonial Club Senior Activity Center
301 Blankenheim Ln.
Sun Prairie, WI  53590
United States
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Meet 2017 - 2018 District 6250 Governor Joe Ruskey on Tuesday, September 19

Joe has been a member of the Prairie du Chien Rotary club since 2003.  He served as President in 2007 -2008, a member of the board of directors, membership chair, and chair of the fundraising committee.  In 2008 Joe started to work with the district as an AG for group 10.  He held this position from 2008 – 2012.  In 2012 Joe accepted the position of District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair.  He will continue in this role until July 2016.  He has been a part of the team that has helped usher in Future Vision throughout District 6250.  Joe feels that with Future Vision, Our Foundation is uniquely positioned to change lives all over the world while ensuring dollars are used to their fullest.  That is the power of Our Foundation. 

Even though Joe has been in Rotary since 2003, he states he ‘actually’ became a Rotarian in 2007 when becoming president of his club.  While in this roll Joe truly learned what Rotary is.  It lined up with his and his wife’s belief that we are only here to serve others.  Continuing into the role of AG, Joe learned more about the power of Rotary both locally and internationally.  As he learned about the Foundation, he became more convinced that Rotary allowed him and his family to walk out their beliefs. 

Joe has been involved in both local projects and international projects.  He has worked with clubs all over the district to make sure that their ideas and projects are backed and strengthened through both district and global grants.  Joe and his team have been involved in awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of grants allowing him to have a front row seat to the power of Rotary and the amazing tool that Our Foundation is.  He was personally involved in a project in Ghana that allowed over 86000 people to have their lives changed.  Joe believes that is a statement of the importance and necessity of Rotary.  He also believes that right now is so important because needs all over the globe increase daily.  In addition, we are so close to finishing our job to eradicate polio.  We are on track to see it eliminated in 2018.  He believes we can’t let up when we are so close. 

Joe lives in Prairie du Chien with his wife, Tina, his daughter, Samantha, and his Son, Joseph.  His Daughter was an outbound Rotary Exchange Student to Denmark in 2013/14.  His family has also hosted 2 inbound exchange students.  Joe and Tina are both supporters of the Rotary Foundation.  Tina is a Paul Harris and a bequest society member.  Joe is a Paul Harris plus member, a sustaining member, a bequest society member, and a Paul Harris society member.  Joe and Tina own Dependable Solutions, Inc., a technology consulting firm specializing in Computer Network Support, design, and implementation with locations in Prairie du Chien, Boscobel, and La Crosse. 

In his spare time, Joe enjoys diving, grilling, and travelling with his wife and kids.  Joe and Tina enjoy travelling throughout the district and beyond to different Rotary events and clubs.  It allows them to see all the good Rotary does around the world and it is something so important to both of them.

We are looking for new Outbounds for going abroad next year.  
 

Eligibility

  • Not YOUNGER than 15.5 on August 1, 2018
  • Not OLDER than 18.5 on August 1, 2018
  • A minimum of 2.75 GPA or student ranking in the top 50% of class

What is Rotary Youth Exchange?

  • Opportunity to learn a new culture and language
  • Opportunity to be an ambassador
  • Opportunity to make friends for a lifetime
  • It’s a year of adventure
Rotary District 6250, as part of the Central States Rotary Youth Exchange program, sends and receives students to/from 40 countries:
 
Australia
Greece
Paraguay
Argentina
Hungary
Peru
Belgium
India
Poland
Brazil
Indonesia
Spain
Chile
Italy
Sweden
Croatia
Japan
Switzerland
Denmark
South Korea
Taiwan
Estonia
Latvia
Thailand
Finland
Lithuania
Zambia
France
Mexico
+ many more
Germany
Norway
(List is subject to change)

The Application Process

STEP 1.
  • Talk with your parents and get their approval and support
STEP 2.
STEP 3.
  • You are contacted by a Rotary Representative
STEP 4.
  • You are connected with a Local Rotary Club which will sponsor you
STEP 5.
  • You and your family are interviewed by your local Rotary Club representative
STEP 6.
  • You are given the link to start the Full Application Online
STEP 7.
  • Make appointment for a physical with your doctor
STEP 8.
  • Make appointment for a check up with your dentist
STEP 9.
  • Get a copy of your birth certificate.  It must be validated/issued on or AFTER JUNE 1
STEP 10.
  • Apply for a passport or renew your passport if it expires on or before December 31 the year you return
STEP 11.
  • Complete the Full Application Online
STEP 12.
  • Complete the Application Supplemental Documents (sent via email link)
STEP 13.
  • Attend the District Outbound Orientation Interviews (First Sunday of November)
STEP 14.
  • Acceptance or Rejection notification takes place 1-2 days after interviews
STEP 15.
  • Start Preparing for your exchange...(more details to come)
 
****Steps are listed in preferred order, but do not have to be completed exactly in the order listed above.
 
Please share with students/parents who would be interested.  More information can be found online.  CLICK HERE.
 
 
Lara arrives in Madison on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm.  She arrived late because she missed her connecting flight in Atlanta due to a missing passport and identification.  Someone at the airport found her passport and it was returned to her.  She made it on the next flight to Madison.  After almost 24 hours of travel, Lara arrived safely in Madison.  She was greeted by all three host families and some Rotarians.
 
We are excited to host Lara and learn more about her in the coming year. 
 
 
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