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Pukaite Woods

On the North end of the Rotary Park is Pukaite Woods Nature Preserve which features Loyal Wells Nature Trail (Handicapped Accessible), observation deck, meadow area, oak savannah area. (map)

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12600 N. Port Washington Road
Mequon, WI  53092
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Hosting an exchange student can be incredibly rewarding for your family, bringing an international experience directly into your home. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with our female exchange student, involving her in family, community, and cultural activities.

Do you, or someone you know, have an interest in becoming a host family for the 2017-18 school year? The ideal candidate is someone who lives in Mequon or Thiensville, since the exchange student will be attending Homestead High School. Being on the bus line is convenient! She will need to have a room of her own, and meals need to be provided.

We are looking for 3 host families. The commitment is a period of 3 months per family (flexible).

Please direct all inquiries to our Rotary Youth Exchange Officer, Jennifer Sutherland, at 262-387-8840 or by email at jsutherland@newcastleplace.com.

“A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it.” ~ Author Unknown

You're invited to participate in the first annual Rotary Sponsored Canoe / Kayak Paddle.


  • Mandatory PFD (life jacket) required
  • Optional donation to Team River Runner (https://www.facebook.com/TRRMilwaukee)
  • Event will end at Villa Grove Park. A Bonfire and BBQ will follow at 3827 W Freistadt Rd....
  • Saturday, June 17 at 1 PM - 6 PM
  • Highway C Canoe Launch just east of the bridge on the Milwaukee River

About Team River Runner:

Team River Runner believes that every wounded and disabled veteran deserves the opportunity to embrace new challenges, invoke leadership, and promote camaraderie. Team River Runner provides an outlet to fulfill these beliefs – inviting wounded and disabled war veterans and their families to participate in adaptive paddling programs. Founded in 2004 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, we now offer weekly paddling sessions in 45 locations across the nation.

Team River Runner is more than an adaptive sports program. It’s a program that provides hope and healing to those who have risked so much, yet asked for so little. It’s an opportunity to enjoy nature and realize its social, physical, and emotional benefits, whether it’s tackling whitewater rapids or paddling on peaceful flat-water. It’s an environment that facilitates connection, allowing veterans to reunite with their families and forge relationships with those who have endured similar pain. Our veterans are on the river to recovery.

Questions, contact Dan O'Connor at danny.oconnor.68@gmail.com.

By Erik S. Hanley

MEQUON - The Mequon-Thiensville School District named three teachers Outstanding Educators of the Year for 2016-17.

Sherry Hovey, Hilary James, and Monica Treptow were nominated by their colleagues for their passion, professionalism, and dedication to excellence in education.

The nominees had to complete an application process that was reviewed by a selection committee. The committee then votes on award distribution at the district level.

Homestead Interact Volunteering at Feed Our Hungry Children at Lumen Christi Food Packing.

Our group packed about enough food to feed 16,000 people. The program over two days packed enough food to feed over 300,000 people and over the last three years the program has packed over 1,000,000 meals.


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Mike Shay
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Connie Pukaite

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6079 Mequon Road
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Mequon, WI 53092

Christine Bohn - OWLT Project Coordinator
Mar 31, 2017
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Janette Braverman - Ozaukee County Supervisor
Apr 07, 2017
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Eric Tillich, President and CEO
Apr 28, 2017
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Glenn Grothman - US Representative 6th District
May 05, 2017
Congressional Update
Patricia Rogers, OP Executive Director
May 12, 2017
The Dominican Center for Women
Mathilde - Rotary Exchange Student
May 19, 2017
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Dave & Mandy Kliber
May 26, 2017
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