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Peter Leidy will talk about the fundamentals of improv comedy...but it's not about comedy. Leidy talks about taking the rules of improve into real life, at work and at home. One of the rules of improv comedy is to accept every offer - to turn "yes, but" into "yes, and." On stage, blocking your partner is not allowed, because it stops the story in its tracks and makes your partner look bad. In our workplaces, though, blocking is common. It doesn't have to be.

Leidy has given his talk dozens of times, mainly in human services groups. Takeaways from his presentation include generating more creative ideas in less time, moving closer to desired outcomes, deepening listening skills, increasing engagement and motivation among stakeholders, and approaching change differently (whether required, desired or both).

Peter Leidy
Jan 09, 2018
 
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Welcome to Dow Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Strong Brain.

No Pain.

Dr. David Dow
Jan 16, 2018
 

Provided by Aaron Oppenheimer

Provided by Aaron Oppenheimer
Jan 23, 2018
 
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Wisconsin Elections Commission staff will present on the City of Sun Prairie's participation in the pilot testing for electronic poll books.

The Colonial Club polling in Sun Prairie was selected to be one of six locations to be the first in the state to use the newly developed electronic poll books.

Wisconsin Elections Commission staff in coordination with Sun Prairie City Clerk, Elena Hilby will provide information on the pilot and the new poll book features.  Members of the public are welcome.  

This is an exciting voter outreach opportunity for the City of Sun Prairie citizen who will be among the first in the state to use the new technology.

http://elections.wi.gov/node/5462

Provided by Ann Oberle

Wisconsin Elections Commission Staff
Jan 30, 2018
 
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www.knowingandloving.com

Good News!  It’s Rotary Day!

Bad news seems to heavily outweigh good news every day.  Pick up the paper, listen to radio or television, go on line, or however you are used to getting your news, and it seems like there are always more terrible things happening in the world then good things.  “If it bleeds, it leads” is an old news axiom.  Murders, wars, corruption, unemployment, poverty, ill health, foreclosures…the list goes on and on and on.

It can be pretty depressing and pretty discouraging.

But go to a Rotary meeting. You will hear of good things being done by ordinary people every day.

Ever since I wrote my book, Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness, I have spoken to over 90 Rotary Clubs in Southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois.  My presentation is titled: Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness  At the Core of “Service Above Self” and the “The Four Way Test.”

One of the unexpected and best parts of attending the Rotary meetings is to hear of the broad range of service projects the Rotary Clubs and their members are engaged in on a local, national, and international level.  The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self.”  Projects range from working with developmentally disabled, supporting students with scholarships, raising money for food pantries, providing a safer environment and recreational opportunities for low-income children, helping build a water system in Africa, etc.. The Rotarians are always doing something which is positive and is making a contribution to the well-being of individuals and their communities.

 

Good News, indeed!

And what is really good news is that this is happening thousands of times a week around the world at each of the thousands of Rotary Clubs internationally.

It always reminds me of the day of the Columbine shootings a number of years ago.  It was a terrible event and people were properly shocked and upset by it.  But on that day of the shootings, I was meeting with a Board of a neighborhood service center in Milwaukee.  We were a group of business, community, governmental, educational, and social service providers working to bring together resources to provide opportunities for people in the neighborhood to improve their own well-being as well as those of their family and in their neighborhood.

We were just one of hundreds if not thousands of community groups around the country that day having such a meeting and working together to improve the lives of many people.  No news organizations covered our meeting.  There were no stories in the paper recognizing all of the good things being done that day by people everywhere. 

The other unexpected good news at many Rotary Club meetings is a portion of the meeting they call “Happy Dollars.”  Anyone who has some good news to share makes an announcement and then throws a dollar or two into a pot.  The money is used to support the various community service projects which that particular Rotary Club has undertaken.  The good news that people share may be an anniversary, a new child or grandchild, a wedding, a success in business, an appearance in the news media, successful surgery, going on a vacation, etc., etc.  People smile and congratulate each other.  Most importantly, people celebrate the good things that they are experiencing in their lives. 

So, if you are looking for an organization which creates good news and celebrates all of the wonderful things we experience in our lives, join a Rotary Club in your community.  I was a Rotarian a number of years ago, but the press of time and my travel schedule made it difficult for me to continue as a Rotarian.  And if I were not already committed to and working with other people on many community projects, I would join in a minute.  Depending on where you are in your life, you may want to consider joining a club. 

You’ll have fun, do good things, and create good news.  You can’t beat that!

 

Provided by Mark Olsen

Provided by Mark Olsen
Feb 06, 2018
 
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Provided by Steve Olson

Keith Van Landyt
Feb 13, 2018
 
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Provided by Aaron Oppenheimer

Sun Prairie Mayor Paul T. Esser
Feb 20, 2018
 
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Feb 25, 2018
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
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Kindness Celebration 2018
Feb 27, 2018
 
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Feb 27, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
 
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Provided by Toni Pabon

Toni Pabon & Chad Wiedmeyer
Mar 06, 2018
 
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Provided by Dina Pocernich

Jeff Robins
Mar 13, 2018
 
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William Eisinger, an Ohio native, taught biology at Santa Clara University in California for nearly forty years.  Since childhood he has maintained a strong interest in nature and taught a course in agricultural ecology for many years.  In 2011 he and his wife, Judy, moved to Sun Prairie to be near their daughter and son-in-law.  They live near Patrick Marsh and Bill often hikes and kayaks in the marsh.  Bill is very active in PLATO, an adult education program associated with UW in Madison.  He has taught several courses and attends many classes in that program.

Provided by Jim Mastrangelo

William Eisinger
Mar 20, 2018
 

Provided by Deanna Popke

Provided by Deanna Popke
Mar 27, 2018
 

Provided by Daniel Presser

Provided by Daniel Presser
Apr 03, 2018
 

Provided by Ronald Riechers

Provided by Ronald Riechers
Apr 10, 2018
 

Provided by John Sheehan

Provided by John Sheehan
Apr 17, 2018
 

Provided by Judy Veith

Provided by Judy Veith
Apr 24, 2018
 

Provided by Bill Wambach

Provided by Bill Wambach
May 01, 2018
 

Provided by Anne Weber

Provided by Anne Weber
May 08, 2018
 

Provided by Terry Weisensel

Provided by Terry Weisensel
May 15, 2018
 
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RYLA Students
May 22, 2018
 

Provided by Kelly Whalen

Provided by Kelly Whalen
May 29, 2018
 

Provided by George Alexander

Provided by George Alexander
Jun 05, 2018