Teasel Take Out

Sponsored by the Mequon-Theinsville Sunrise Rotary Club, the Homestead High School Interact Club co-hosted its second annual Teasel Take-Out Event!

The club engaged over 40 volunteers and local neighbors, further raising awareness to the negative impacts of non-native, invasive teasel. This is a community based effort to control the species from invading important natural areas, diminishing native plant diversity, and degrading landscape views.

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust also supported the effort by providing management advice and volunteer support.

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By Erik S. Hanley

CEDARBURG - Interested in flying a drone, converting old media to digital, designing projects with Adobe software or maybe experiencing virtual reality?

Within the next year, all of these new offerings will be available at the Cedarburg Public Library.

Assistant Director David Nimmer said the library has received a total of $12,000 in grants with half from the Greater Cedarburg Foundation and the other half from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Friends of the Cedarburg Library. These funds will be used to bring four new features to the library that were highly requested in the latest community survey distributed last year.

“We’re pretty much doing all the top requested things,” Nimmer said.

Dick Larson is inducted at this morning’s club meeting. Pictured from left: Terry Schacht Assistant District Governor & club member, Lucia Francis - President, Alice Sedgwick - Sponsor and Dick Larson. (Photo Bob Blazich)
This morning’s speaker featured Mathilde our Rotary Exchange Student from Denmark. (Photo Bob Blazich)

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead. ~ Bill McGlashen

By Ty Schmidt,

CEDARBURG - A fresh face will take the stage at Gathering on the Green on Saturday, July 15.

“We’re trying something new this year, bringing in a teen pop sensation that we hope helps draw younger people and families to our event,” said Gathering on the Green Executive Director Rob Kos.

The organization announced on May 11 that the Saturday night headliner at their summer concert event will be Grammy Award winning pop star Daya.

Best known for her platinum plus singles “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” “Hideaway” and “Words,” Daya won “Best Dance Recording” at the 2017 Grammy Awards, as well as a handful of other awards at the American Music Awards and MTV Music Awards.

Sr. Patricia Rogers, Executive Director of the Dominican Center for Women was our guest speaker at this morning’s meeting.

The Dominican Center works with Amani residents and partners to build a better future.

The Dominican Center for Women (DCW) was founded in 1995 by Sinsinawa Dominicans, Sister Ann Halloran, OP and Sister Anne-Marie Doyle, OP as an urban ministry program.Their vision was to develop a holistic approach to education and women's programs in the Amani neighborhood.

Sinsinawa Dominicans believe that the heart of ministry is relationships. DCW realizes this by involving residents in decision-making and acting upon their concerns and preferences. DCW programs have expanded beyond basic skills, to include GED preparation, financial literacy, home repairs, health and safety.

In 2012, the Dominican Center was designated the lead community anchor for the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP). BNCP is part of the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative to 1) address poverty and the underlying critical and interlocking issues of education, employment, housing, health and safety in distressed neighborhoods; and 2) design and implement a resident led revitalization plan.

Today, the Dominican Center serves as a community anchor organization and provides a platform for the development of a community organization comprised of Amani residents who work together to solve problems affecting neighborhood well-being.

The Dominican Center has a long history of collaborating with COA-Goldin Center, Hephatha Lutheran Church, Safe and Sound and District 5 of the Milwaukee Police Department.

By Nikki Kallio

While many people would like to think that slavery was a tragedy of the past, the truth is that it still exists today, with up to 46 million people enslaved worldwide.

The Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) has a strategy for fighting this horrible problem, working at the local level. 

“It’s this Rotarian attitude – you give them a problem and instead of throwing their hands up in dismay, they start chipping away at it piece by piece,” says Carol Hart Metzker, a member of the action group. “Maybe slavery won’t be solved in my lifetime, but in two more years, we’re going to have a whole hamlet free.”

In a village in northeastern India, the action group is tackling the problem of debt bondage. With the help of 13 clubs, a district grant through the Rotary Club of Binghamton, New York, USA, and other sources, the action group is providing $36,000 toward the work of Schools4Freedom, a project of the organization Voices4Freedom. Schools4Freedom works with local partner organization Manav Sansadhan Evam Mahila Vikas Sansthan (MSEMVS) to battle debt bondage. 

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