Changemakers Rotary Club

President's Message March 2024
“Water is life, and clean water means health”  Audrey Hepburn
Happy March everyone.  Days are getting longer and flower bulbs are shooting up out of the ground. Mine will need a little extra water though, after a dry winter.
In 1992, United Nations adopted a resolution that declared March 22 of each year World Day for Water.  March is clean water month in Rotary.  Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary's people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change. Over the past several years, Rotary has shifted its focus to also emphasize education, collaboration, and sustainability in WASH.   It amazes me how many worthy causes Rotary supports.
This year’s Rotary International priority is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Check out the District 6250 Facebook page for smiles, joy and hope.
Also from our district:
Mental Health Focus:
Balancing Life Transitions in the Office & at Home is now available to view! Click HERE to hear NAMI Wisconsin provide suggestions on how to best navigate changes in your personal and professional life, wellness tips and tricks, statewide resources to utilize and other suggestions on wellness best practices.  Please share this with your club members!  I've had folks reaching out to me to find out where to view.
Tri-Con: April 18-20, 2024, Green Bay:
Please join us at Tri- Con!! Click HERE to register.   This conference is filled with incredible keynote speakers, breakout presenters, fellowship and SO MUCH MORE!  We are excited to see you in Green Bay this April.
Registration for our District RYLA Camp is open, as is our need for Rotarian staffers. RYLA or Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a weekend youth leadership experience at Camp Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells for sophomores in high school.  Each student registration is $250 and the experience they receive in return is a life changing one full of strong connections, inspiring activities, an introduction to Rotary and a weekend of memories. RYLA delegates make a great club program and are a great example of the awesome youth programs that are offered here in District 6250.
Check out our March Meeting Recap for other things going on in our club.
Rotary – creating hope in the world.

March Meeting Recap
For those of you on vacation or otherwise unable to attend, here is a recap of our March club meeting.
We recited the four way test to remind us of our Rotary ethics of truth, fairness, goodwill, friendships and beneficial to all.
We are looking for members of Service committee, if you are interested, let anyone on the board know, or just show up.  Meetings are on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:00, and can be accessed from our website.  We are also always looking for service projects, if you have any ideas, come to the service committee meeting or contact a board member. 
We are looking for more club members, if you know of anyone who may be interested, please get in touch.

Tri-Con (our Multi-District Conference) - will be April 18-20, 2024 in Green Bay.  

Happy Hour is the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. 


There will be a Friendship Exchange with Rotarians from District 6250 going to the Philippines May 17 - 22.  They state that this is the Fun Zone!  Check your email or the district website.  Cathy is going, and there is still room.

A one-way Mini-Friendship Exchange with the Netherlands will take place the weekend of April 27.  This is a Tulip viewing opportunity.  See the district website for more details. 

Our speaker next month will be Kim Groshek - Power of the Pause.

Our 50/50 raffle winner was guest Val Schroeder.

Sharon spoke on the friendship exchange she went on last year and our current service project of supporting a Ukrainian-Hungarian Budapest school.


Mental Health Focus – NAMI Wisconsin
Balancing Life Transitions in the Office & at Home is now available to view! Click HERE to hear NAMI Wisconsin provide suggestions on how to best navigate changes in your personal and professional life, wellness tips and tricks, statewide resources to utilize and other suggestions on wellness best practices.

Friendship Exchange - Philippines
Get ready to pack your bags and say "Mabuhay!" to the Philippines with the Rotary Friendship Exchange happening on May 17-27, 2024.

This program is the perfect way to spread love and happiness across borders, connecting Rotarians and their loved ones with other Rotary families worldwide. It's not just a cultural trip but a chance to make lifelong pals, learn new traditions, and peek into different professions.

And, guess what? The Philippine District 3850 is the FUN ZONE! They're famous for their warm hospitality, mouth-watering food, toe-tapping music, and gorgeous white beaches. So, expect a wild ride full of laughter, adventure, and fantastic memories with the Rotary gang!

For more details, please visit HERE

Or you may contact Edwin Bos at

District Orientation
We're going again! Eight more orientation opportunities for new club members - opportunities  to consider how to BE a Rotarian and let the DOING flow naturally.  
Sessions held the fifth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm (choose one)
Dates for 2024:
January 31, 
May 29,
July 31,
October 30
Yours in Fellowship and Service,
715 456-2900

Volunteer Opportunity LCEC Food Pantry
Title:  LCEC Food Pantry
When: Recurring - Second Saturday of the month from 10:30-12:30 
Where: 55 N. Gammon, Madison
Contact: Brad Matthiesen    608-469-9555
Description:  We should be there by 10:30 a.m., and our shift ends at 12:30 pm.  The food pantry is now providing in-person shopping.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you can make it, and I’ll confirm with you.  
Changemakers Rotary Club
Apr 05, 2024 8:00 AM
The Power of the Pause
May 03, 2024 8:00 AM
Power of Consciousness
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Executive Board Meeting
Mar 12, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour Social Time
Mar 21, 2024
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Service Project Committee
Mar 26, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Club Meeting
Apr 05, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Executive Board Meeting
Apr 09, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour Social Time
Apr 18, 2024
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Public Relations/Social Media
Club Service Chair
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7