Speaker Date Topic
Reuben Sanon-Communications & Diversity Strategist Mar 31, 2020
City of Sun Prairie: Communications and Diversity
City of Sun Prairie:  Communications and Diversity

Sanon began his tenure with the city on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.  He is a graduate of UW-Madison and has significant experience in strategic communications and community engagement work.

Sanon has also served on various committees dedicated to ensuring diversity and inclusion. He’s also a past communications intern for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and a past current affairs intern for Voice of America, among other roles.

Provided by Aaron Oppenheimer

Provided by Beth Mielcarek Apr 07, 2020

Provided by Beth Mielcarek

Katey Kamoku & Kelly Nelson Apr 14, 2020
Sun Prairie Children's Museum
Sun Prairie Children's Museum

Katey Kamoku

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 currently I am 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.

 

 

 

 

Kelly Nelson

I graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Elementary-Middle Education with a minor in Social Studies. I enjoyed teaching elementary-age children with the Sun Prairie Area School District for over 10 years. During which time, I received a Master’s degree from UW-La Crosse, as well as National Board Certification.

I presently stay home with my five children which allows me to have an active role in our community through service, coaching, volunteering and play. Giving opportunities for creative and purposeful play are essential for developing critical thinking and problem solving skills as the foundation for learning. Explore Children’s Museum is an amazing gift to the community that encompasses these skills, as well as my passion for children, gratitude, teaching and lifelong learning.

Provided by Ronald Riechers Apr 21, 2020

Provided by Ronald Riechers

Edwin Bos, District Governor Apr 28, 2020
Meet the 2019 - 2020 District 6250 Governor
Meet the 2019 - 2020  District 6250 Governor

Meet  2019 - 2020  District 6250 Governor - Edwin Bos

 
Edwin Bos has been a proud member of the Fort Atkinson Rotary club since 2003.  He has served on the Board of Directors, as Youth Exchange Officer, as the chair of several club construction projects, as Club President in 2012-13 and as Assistant Governor from 2014-2017.  Edwin is a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BSc Civil Engineering) and the Rotterdam School of Management (MBA).  After graduation he spent ten years working for a large Dutch construction company primarily in Amsterdam, Istanbul and the Caribbean. 

Edwin strongly supports Rotary’s many exchange programs in part because exchange programs have defined his own life.  His Dutch immigrant parents came to Fort Atkinson under the auspices of a Farm Bureau exchange.  After studying in Madison Edwin took part in an IAESTE work exchange to Gothenburg, Sweden and, after studying in Rotterdam, he participated in an AIESEC work exchange to Poznan, Poland where he met his wife Joanna.  Since returning to Fort Atkinson they have hosted two inbound exchange students.  
  
Edwin has participated in several District 6250 Friendship Exchanges.  He traveled to India with an RFE team led by PDG Dean Ryerson.  While in India he met Dr. Anouke Arakal of the Pondicherry Beach Town Rotary Club and that connection led to a Rotary Global Grant, sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Rotary Club, which funded four dialysis machines in Pondicherry.  He’s traveled to the Philippines with an RFE team led by Ms. Darla Leick of Marshfield Sunrise.  That RFE led to a friendship with Rotarian Roger de Guzman of the Kalibo Rotary Club and a Rotary Global Grant, sponsored by the five clubs in Assistant Governor group #8, for a pipeline that brought potable water to two spirited villages.  He’s traveled to Nepal with an RFE team led by current District Friendship Exchange chair Dr. Dave Clemens and, most recently, he led an RFE team from his Assistant Governor group back to the Philippines to help dedicate their water pipeline project and to establish new Rotary friendships and contacts.    

Edwin and Joanna live in Fort Atkinson.  Their oldest son, Harry, is attending the University of Alabama and is a member of the Rotaract Club there.  There youngest son, Ernest, is co-president of the High School Interact Club and is planning to attend Arizona State.  Edwin is a past member of the Fort Atkinson School Board, a Paul Harris plus member, a sustaining member, and a Paul Harris society member.  He, his brother and their wives own and operate Bos Design Builders LLC in Fort Atkinson.  In his spare time, he enjoys activities that involve spending time with friends, family and anyone who enjoys a little gezelligheid.  Something that he feels Rotary and Rotarians already have in spades!
Provided by Judy Veith May 05, 2020

Provided by Judy Veith

Toni Pabon May 12, 2020
Club Assembly / Service Above Self Voting
Club Assembly / Service Above Self Voting
Offsite Meeting May 19, 2020
The Sun Prairie Media Center Tour
The Sun Prairie Media Center Tour

We are meeting at The Sun Prairie Media Center.  Jeff Robbins will be our tour guide.  Meeting time is 7:15 am and breakfast will be served.

The Sun Prairie Media Center
1350 Linnerud Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608-837-4193
staff@sunprairiemediacenter.com

 

RYLA Students May 26, 2020
The RYLA Experience (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
The RYLA Experience (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

What Is RYLA?

Established as a Rotary Structured Program in 1971, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people.

The Rotary District 6250 RYLA program is a camp designed to build future leaders and Rotarians who exemplify the four way test.

  • Is it the Truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build good will and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

 

Bill Pritchard, Rotary 6250 District Governor Aug 04, 2020
Meet the 2020-2021 District Governor
Meet the 2020-2021 District Governor
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware… joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware
Henry Miller
 
For Bill Pritchard, his awareness of Rotary did not truly begin until after he had already been a Rotarian for several years.  A district governor-elect asked for a cup of coffee meeting.  During the meeting Bill was asked how many District Conferences he had been to?  Bill’s answer was none, which prompted this follow-up question:  Why would you join an organization that you obviously care enough about to attend meetings with your busy schedule, but not care enough to give even one days-worth of investigation into the ways they serve and give back to their local communities? 
 
Bill did not have a good answer.  So, he attended his first District Conference in 2010.  And he became AWARE… 😊
 
That awareness quickly grew to involvement.  Since 2010, Bill has held numerous club and district posts and responsibilities – starting with becoming a Youth Exchange Counselor in his club in 2010 (still active) and the first Ethics Committee chair for District 6250 in 2011.  He has served as the District 6250 Membership Chair, the District 6250 Youth Exchange Inbound Coordinator, and was President of the Rotary Club of La Crosse in 2014-2015.  His worth at the district level expanded to the Zone and Multi-Zone levels – serving as Curriculum Director for the 19 districts of Central States Rotary Youth Exchange as well as the Assistant Rotary Zone Coordinator for Zone 28. 
 
It is well known that Rotarians do not get involved for accolades (or the pay 😊), but Bill has been honored as Rotarian of the Year by both his Rotary Club (2012-2013) and District 6250 (2011-2012).  He has been recognized for his efforts in the area of Membership (2016) and in assisting with the local area Interact Clubs (2016), and most recently was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Rotary Works Foundation (2015-2016).

When not involved in a Rotary project, Bill is the Branch and Portfolio Manager for Stifel Financial.  When he can, he enjoys finding moments to chase small white golf balls around a golf club near his home in Holmen, Wisconsin when not on his boat on the Mississippi River.  Bill is blessed with two wonderful daughters, hundreds of Youth Exchange Sons and Daughters around the world, and a wife who he adores.