Speaker Date Topic
Nicholas McNamara, Dane County Circuit Court Judge May 11, 2021 7:15 AM
Reflection on a Year of Zoom Court
Reflection on a Year of Zoom Court
Katey Kamoku May 18, 2021 7:15 AM
Explore Children's Museum
Explore Children's Museum

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I have a Masters in Special Education, with a teaching certification in special and general education. I was a teacher at Sun Prairie High School and pre-pandemic I was a preschool teacher at Sun Prairie Nursery School. My husband and I have four young children and truly feel that we have found a fantastic city to raise our family in.

I am thrilled to be a part of bringing a children’s museum to Sun Prairie. Children’s museums are built to spark children’s imaginations, allow them to follow their passions and discover new passions, a place where children can show us how they play and in doing so, how their brains are developing. The Explore Children’s Museum will be a community hub; a place for families to enjoy one another, expand and explore their knowledge, develop skills and connect with their community and the world around them.

 

Olivia Sanderfoot May 25, 2021 7:15 AM
Ornithology and Citizen Science
Ornithology and Citizen Science

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Olivia Sanderfoot is a Ph.D. candidate in the Quantitative Ecology Lab at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. She studies how urban air pollution and wildfire smoke affect birds and other wildlife using community science data and field measurements.

She holds two degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, including a Bachelor of Science in biology, Spanish, and environmental studies and a master’s degree in environmental science. She is driven by her passion for environmental policy and conservation, her love for birds, and her strong belief in the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that a university’s research should be applied to solve problems and improve the health, well-being, and environment of the community it serves.

She has previously worked as Student Programs Director for the UW–Madison Office of Sustainability and as Interim Education Director at the Madison Audubon Society. 

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Amanda Gennerman Jun 01, 2021 7:15 AM
Naturalization- Sign me up!
Naturalization- Sign me up!

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Amanda K. Gennerman has been practicing immigration law exclusively since 2004. Prior to joining Pines Bach, LLP she was the founder of Gennerman Law Group located in Madison, Wisconsin (2004-2020).

 Amanda’s practice focuses on multiple areas of immigration law, including family-based petitions (adjustment of status applications and consular processing and removal of conditions); humanitarian petitions (VAWA Self-Petitions and U Non Immigrant Visas Petitions, Asylum applications, TPS and DACA); Naturalization applications and Removal Defense.  She advises on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

 Amanda represents clients before USCIS Field Offices and the EOIR/Immigration Courts and BIA.  She has litigated immigration matters in both the Western and Eastern District of Wisconsin.  She is a licensed to practice in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

 Amanda is not only dedicated to her practice but is committed to supporting immigrant communities.  She is a cofounder, board member and volunteer of the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC) in Madison.  She trains volunteers for CILC’s bi-weekly “walk-in” legal clinic.  She has presented on immigration topics to community organizations through-out Wisconsin, local middle/high schools, the University of Wisconsin (Madison and Eau Claire), Waukesha County Technical College and the Wisconsin State Bar.  She has been a mentor to several Department of Justice Board Accredited Representatives and she has mentored in the Dane County Bar Mentorship program.

 Her work has been published in the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, “U Visa Manual.” She was voted a Rising Star Attorney of Wisconsin in 2006, 2008, 2009 and was awarded the Dane County Pro Bono Award for Legal Services in 2010.   She is a member of several immigration professional organizations including National Immigration Project/National Lawyers Guild, ASISTA and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

 On a personal note, Amanda is the mother of two boys.  She enjoys her yoga practice, hiking and biking with the boys.  She always makes time for March Madness.

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Provided by Rick Klemp Jun 08, 2021 7:15 AM

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Provided by Diana Konkle Jun 15, 2021 7:15 AM

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Provided by Deborah Krebs Jun 22, 2021 7:15 AM
Provided by Alison Long Jun 29, 2021 7:15 AM

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Karen Hebert, 2021 - 2022 District Governor Aug 31, 2021 7:15 AM
District Governor Visit
District Governor Visit

Meet  2021 - 2022  District Governor - Karen Hebert

 
Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. 
 
I love Rotary. I love Rotarians.  Rotary’s peacebuilding mission has drawn, encouraged, corrected and challenged me. I have accepted the invitation to orient my life to Rotary’s motto of service above self.
 
I was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  I chose the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire as the best place to become a band director - and stayed to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration. 
 
A college internship with Blue Cross Blue Shield left me vowing to “never sell anything – especially not insurance”.  So naturally, I am enjoying a fulfilling career as an Employer Benefits Broker; helping area employers design, finance and manage benefit programs that work to attract and support their valuable employees.  Rotary's Vocational Service inspires me to engage ethically and meaningfully in my professional life.
 
I was invited to join The Rotary Club of Eau Claire in 1989.  I was delighted at the invitation, quite unaware of the context of Rotary history in which I found myself.  I served on club committees and as President in 2003-04.  A move to Chippewa Falls motivated a transfer to The Rotary Club of Chippewa Falls where I served as Executive Secretary for six years.  The club was kind enough to recognize my service with a number of awards; the Avenues Service Citation being most meaningful to me.
 
I have also served as Assistant Governor, Group Study Exchange Team Leader, and exchange student host mom and GSE team host many times.  I was invited to speak at the chartering of the Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary Club and recently transferred my membership to that club.  In all my experiences, my favorite Rotary role is “fellow”.
 
Rotary fellowship and service has enriched my life in ways I can only try to measure.  Rotary International Service has brought the world to my doorstep and me to the world.  Community leaders have become dear friends over meals shared at Rotary meetings.  I know my neighbors better; having grown empathy and understanding in Community Service.  Thanks to Youth Service I am optimistic about the future.
 
But you know my story.  It’s your Rotary story too.  That's the beauty of it.
 
I am married to a kind and generous man, Dick Hebert.  Dick is the Director of the Chippewa Falls Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and is surely one of the finest public servants that one could ever meet.  I am a stepmom to Rachel and Anthony, and happy grandma to Rachel’s bright and beautiful children, Jude and Adelaide.  I enjoy being active and social.
 
I look forward to joining you in service.  Here's to a healthy, vibrant and productive Rotary!