Bulletin Editor
Toni Pabon

Optional Evening Meetings
First and Third Wednesday of each month
6:00 p.m.

February 15th

Speaker: Diana Konkle

Topic:  What's With Wheat?


​804 Liberty Blvd #105, Sun Prairie
For more information:
Contact Sue Halambeck 

Upcoming Events
Patrick Marsh Snowshoe and Bonfire
Patrick Marsh
Feb 11, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Feb 15, 2017 6:00 PM
Board Meeting
First Weber Realtors
Feb 16, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pancake Breakfast Feast
Prairie View Middle School
Feb 26, 2017
7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Feb 14, 2017
Active Shooter Situations
Feb 21, 2017
Overture Center for the Arts
Feb 28, 2017
Kindness Celebration
Mar 07, 2017
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Photo Albums
Kindness Retreats 2017
Family Fun Nights 2016
Pancake Breakfast - Fireman's Open House 2016
Jade's Arrival
Adopt-A-Highway 2016
Golf Outing 2016
Service Above Self Awards 2016
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Weekly Meeting Responsibilities

Raffle Tickets
Thought For the Day
Feb 14 Bill Wambach Daniel Presser Ann Oberle
Feb 21 Anne Weber Ronald Riechers Steve Olson
Feb 28 Terry Weisensel Tyler Riekena Aaron Oppenheimer
Mar 07 Kelly Whalen Steven Riggles Toni Pabon
Mar 14 George Alexander John Sheehan Dina Pocernich
Mar 21 Jeanne Behrend Judy Veith Deanna Popke
Mar 28 John Belken Bill Wambach Daniel Presser
Apr 04 James Bell Anne Weber Steven Riggles
Apr 11 David Berggren Terry Weisensel John Sheehan
Academic Decathlon
The SPHS Academic Decathlon team is leaving for State competition on Wednesday, March 1st, and they have asked if the SP Rotary would consider setting up one more round of interviews.  The date we are looking at is Monday, February 27th.  We would use the same format as before:  3:20 – 5:00 p.m.
We could do this with a minimum of six people (2 per team/3 teams).  Any more than six would just make each Rotary team stronger, and it’s more fun when you have more volunteers.
Please contact Tom Hebl at (608) 837-4325 or at hebllaw@hebl.net
Jade's Wisconsin Adventures
Jade makes Crepe's for Rotarians in honor of La Chandeleur's Day.  The Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on 2 February, is a feast to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus. In France, this holiday is called la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière,* or jour des crêpes.  http://french.about.com/od/culture/a/chandeleur.htm
Upcoming Events
57th Annual Pancake Feast!
As most of you know, as president - elect, I get the fabulous job of organizing our Club's 2017 Pancake Breakfast.  In order to make this major fundraiser a success we need your help!
We are looking to sell AD's for the Pancake Breakfast Event.  CLICK HERE for the AD Sell Sheet.  We also now have PayPal as an available option for payment of AD's.  To pay using PayPal, CLICK HERE.

Thank you for your support to Rotary and all of its worthy causes!

Josh Kindkeppel 
President Elect
Thanks to Rotary and the Sun Prairie Ed
From: Alison Sipkins <asipkins@youthfrontiers.org>
Date: January 30, 2017 at 8:21:37 AM CST
To: Susan Halambeck <smhalambeck54@gmail.com>
Subject: Thanks to Rotary and the Sun Prairie Ed Fun for your continued support of our retreats!
I hope all is well. Are you in town or somewhere warm? Snow storm here today in Minneapolis...
I wanted to write and thank you so much for all your work on our behalf to make our retreats in Sun Prairie possible. I know the weather delayed a couple of retreats last week, but they are already rescheduled!
Great pictures too!
If there is anything that I can be doing to support your good work, let me know.
All the best,

Alison Sipkins
Executive Assistant and Donor Relations Manager, Wisconsin
"As an administrator, I have seen the positive impact of a Youth Frontiers retreat. The retreat leaders were able to break down our students’ barriers through a variety of fun, highly energetic and engaging activities and take them on an emotional, soul searching journey. By the time our retreat concluded, our students were electrified with excitement over how to improve themselves and act with courage. Both their teachers and I have seen a significant improvement in their interpersonal skills and are confident that this has impacted their lives outside of school as well." - Educator, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Youth Frontiers
Minnesota | 6009 Excelsior Blvd. | Minneapolis, MN 55416
Nebraska | 7101 Mercy Road, Suite 210 | Omaha, NE 68106
Direct: 952.697.2660
Main: 952.922.0222
Patrick Marsh Snowshoe and Bonfire
Join Natural Heritage Land Trust for an evening snowshoe and bonfire at Patrick Marsh. We will bring the marshmallows, you bring your friends!

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Afternoon: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Where: Stein Road, Sun Pairie, WI -- Right of of Hwy 151 in Sun Prairie. Take Columbus Street to Stone Quarry Road. There is a parking lot for Patrick Marsh on Stein Road parking lot at the end of the gravel road (map). This is where we will park/meet. 

Who: FREE and open to members and others

What: One hour snowshoe along family-friendly walking trails.

What to Bring: Please bring appropriate clothing, water and snowshoes if there is deep snow. 

Hiking and snowshoeing at dusk, a roaring bonfire, roasted marshmallows and warm refreshments await you at our first winter hike and bonfire at Patrick Marsh east of Sun Prairie. Traverse 1.5 miles of trails, with a warm beverage and snacks to be enjoyed at the end. If there is little or no snow cover, the event will be a hike instead of a snowshoe. Don't miss this opportunity to visit a place you've helped protect and enhance and meet other Natural Heritage Land Trust supporters who share your commitment to conservation where you live.
CLICK HERE For more Info.
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels Driver Schedule
February 2017
Lead Emergency Contact:
2-16     Andy Bissonnette
2-23     Michele Olsen
9-Pin Tap Bowling Tournament

Download Registration Form HERE

Inbound Student for 2017-18
The Sun Prairie Rotary Foundation along with majority club support agreed to fund an inbound student for 2017-18.  Typically the Sun Prairie Rotary Club will host an inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student every other year.  Toni Pabon and Steve Riggles announced to the club that they are looking to form a small committee to help with finding host families.  If you would like to be part of this committee contact Toni or Steve.
We must secure a 1st host family for the next student by the end of May.
Stay tuned for updates on our future student and host families!
Looking for a Host Family
We are looking for a 3rd host family to host our Rotary Youth Exchange Student from France.  If you know of anyone living in the Sun Prairie School District area who would be an awesome host family, please contact us.  The host family would have our student for 4 months, between April - July 2017.
Hosting can be a very rewarding experience for your family.  Check out this video on what other host parents have to say about it:  CLICK HERE
Name Title Cell Phone
Steven Riggles YEO - Youth Exchange Officer 608-852-6619
Toni Pabon YEC - Youth Exchange Counselor 608-628-7306
The Character Challenge
Do you know what the world needs? More high-fives. Offering someone a high-five for a job well done or to simply say hello can be a great pick-me-up. You have the power to bring positivity and enthusiasm with you wherever you go. Give someone a high-five, tell them you love their face and watch their eyes light up!
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