Bulletin Editor
Toni Pabon

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

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

Upcoming Events
Optional Evening Meeting
Buck & Honey's Restaurant
Feb 01, 2017 6:00 PM
Family Fun Nights
Westside Elementary
Feb 03, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
WinterFest - Pancake Breakfast
Angell Park Indoor Pavilion
Feb 04, 2017 7:00 AM –
Feb 05, 2017 11:00 AM
Board Meeting
First Weber Realtors
Feb 09, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jan 24, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
French Candlemas (La Chandeleur)
Feb 07, 2017
Update on Sun Prairie
Feb 14, 2017
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Photo Albums
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
Jan 24 Steven Riggles Toni Pabon Peter Lotowski
Jan 31 John Sheehan Dina Pocernich Julie Marshall
Feb 07 Judy Veith Deanna Popke James Mastrangelo
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
New Member
Welcome To Our Club!
Laurie Kelsey
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
Sponsored by Diana Konkle
Laurie has been approved as a member of The Rotary Club of Sun Prairie.
Pancake Breakfast - Winter Fest 2017
Our club is working with the Lions Club to host a Pancake Breakfast on Feb 4 and 5 as part of the Winter Fest at Angell Park. A lot of you were able to sign up to work a shift (or 2) this morning at the meeting but I thought I'd catch those that weren't at the meeting.
The shifts will be 6-9am and 9am -12 both days. We would love to have a good showing of Rotarians to work along side the Lions Club.Also, you can bring a friend or family member with you. Please email me if you can help or if you have questions.
Please look for an article in The Star regarding the events of Winter Fest!
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
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
Upcoming Events
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels Driver Schedule
January - February 2017
Lead Emergency Contact:
January 2017                                                          
1-26     John Krueger
2-2       Ron Riechers
2-9       Harry Ripp
2-16     Andy Bissonnette
2-23     Michele Olsen
Kindness Retreats
We are looking for Sponsors for the Kindness Retreats.  CLICK HERE for more information.
District Conference 2017 Returns to La Crosse!
This is a going to be a busy busy weekend in La Crosse with several other events in town taking up hotel rooms.  We strongly urge you to book early to be sure that you'll have a room for the 2017 Rotary District Conference!

Room Block Information:

Radisson Hotel - Conference Venue
200 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601

Standard King Room: $149
Standard 2 Queen room: $159

(608) 784-6680 or (800) 333-3333
Ask for the Rotary District 6250  Conference Rate
www.radisson.com/lacrossewi   Enter promo code:  RD6250
Room block deadline: April 14, 2017

Home2 Suites by Hilton
210 Jay Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

King Studio Suite with complimentary breakfast: $149

(608) 881-6666
Reservation Code: Rotary District 6250
Room block deadline: April 21, 2017

The Charmant Hotel - upscale boutique hotel
101 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Standard King or Double Queen Room: $249

(608) 519-8800
Ask for the in-house reservations:  Rotary District 6250 Rate
Room block deadline: March 27, 2017
Rotary Story
Stipend for President Elect -The RI Convention
The Club board of directors approved a new policy on Thursday, January 12th.  The motion to provide a stipend to the president elect, or board approved designee, to attend The Rotary International Convention annually in the amount up to $3,000 for International (outside the Continental USA) conventions or up to $2,000 for Domestic (inside the continental USA) conventions, which can be used for Travel, lodging, registration costs, meals, and other approved expenses.
This will be funded 100% from the club earnings and NOT from The Sun Prairie Rotary Foundation.
Attending the annual convention is a perfect way to experience Rotary’s internationality, exchange ideas with fellow members, and discover new avenues – and potential partners – for service.


1. Meet the most inspiring people in the world

Rotary members from more than 130 countries meet at the convention every year. This is your unique opportunity to connect with old friends, make new ones, and share stories about your club’s current and future projects.

2. Strengthen your club and your passion for Rotary

The general sessions and breakout sessions offer countless ways to help you get the most from your Rotary membership and make your club stronger. In the House of Friendship, you’ll find new ideas, learn best practices, and share project successes — it’s where the Rotary world comes together!

3. Join The Rotary Foundation celebration

The culmination of a yearlong celebration of the Foundation’s centennial takes place in the city where it all began. Join the festivities at The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Birthday Party. Attend a book signing and meet the author of “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years.” See all the activities we have planned.

4. Explore the American South

Bask in the sun on the Atlantic and Gulf shores. Test your game at some of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. Experience the magic of Florida’s Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World.

Explore the natural wonders of the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg. Sample the sophisticated charms of New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston. Learn more

5. Enjoy special tours and events offered by the Host Organization Committee

Watch for more information about special activities like Restaurant Night, Host Hospitality Night, and a screening of "Gone With the Wind" at the historic Fox Theatre. Visit the Host Organization Committee site to find more activities.

The Character Challenge
As we celebrate and observe the life of Martin Luther King Jr., ask yourself the question MLK Jr. argued was most important: What are you doing for others? Challenge yourself to live selflessly – we can serve others in countless ways beyond volunteering and donating.
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