Rotary Club of New Berlin
Chartered 1970     District 6270
 
Helping make New Berlin an even better community
one project at a time
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The Four-Way Test
Of the things we think,
say or do:
1)    Is it the TRUTH?
2)    Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3)    Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4)    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Public Relations Director
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Treasurer
 
To contact any of our directors, click on the person's name. That will launch the contact form.
 
The Rotary District 6270 website has information about our district, as well as a list of other Rotary clubs in the district.
 
 
Volunteering Opportunities
Interested in doing some volunteering? Click on any of these links to learn more.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Curious about Rotary and what we do? Stop by during one of our meetings. You'll get to know us better, and enjoy a nice lunch. We hope to see you soon!

If you are a speaker and have a topic you think would be of interest to our members, contact president Shawn Schnabl. You can reach him through the link above.

 
 
 
 
 
Murder Mystery Dinner Feb. 6
 
Our annual Murder Mystery Dinner is Saturday, Feb. 6 at New Berlin Banquet Center. The ticket office is closed. If you have any questions, please contact Rotarian Stephanie Friemoth. She can be reached at stephanie.friemoth@edwardjones.com or 262-786-9897.
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Welcoming our newest members
 
We took a few moments during our January 27 meeting to welcome our newest members, pictured here with president Shawn Schnabl.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Larry Liesen
 
Larry Liesen, who, along with wife Jeannette, owns 1st Service Title & Closing, Inc., regularly volunteers his time. Larry says he's looking forward to being an active member of our club.
 
Linda Joel, LindenGrove, Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin Rotary
Linda Joel
 
Linda Joel, president and CEO of LindenGrove, complimented New Berlin for its friendliness. She is happy to be involved in the community and our club.
 
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Tom Chirafisi, Eternal Wish Foundation, Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin RotaryGranting a wish and leaving a lasting memory
 
Tom Chirafisi's calling--and a new cause--was borne out of a "mid-life crisis." Working in the family business, Paragon Printing & Graphics of Milwaukee, his professional life was going well. Yet at age 30, Chirafisi wondered, "What's my purpose?"
 
His thought was prompted by a personal incident. In 2000, his grandmother Lorraine Chirafisi was dying of breast cancer. Content with her life, she had just one wish: to treat her family to a vacation in Hawaii. Lorraine returned so energized she lived another year. The family took another trip, this time to Disney World®, before she passed.
 
In 2008, while reflecting on his grandmother's final wish, Chirafisi asked himself: Is there an organization like Make-A-Wish® for adults? Seeing none, he started one. And realized a calling.
 
Eternal Wish Foundation grants wishes to adults with life-threatening illnesses. Wishes granted are as varied at the recipients themselves.
 
One recipient asked to attend a Duke University home basketball game. He got his wish.
 
A Kenny Chesney fan wanted to meet her idol. Chesney's PR team said that wasn't possible. With some prodding from Chirafisi--who mentioned that Eternal Wish Foundation was a 501(c)(3) organization--the woman's dream came true.
 
Another recipient was unable to leave Wisconsin due to her debilitating illness. Eternal Wish arranged for her to visit Disney World.
 
One of their first wishes came from Grace Martin of New York. Terminally ill with cancer, Martin hoped to publish her book, "Broken Wing." It's a story of a Native American boy who learns how to overcome his disabilities. Martin got her wish. In turn, she just asked everyone to extend an act of kindness to a stranger.
 
Copies of "Broken Wing" have shown up in an orphanage in Africa and a homeless shelter in New York. "I never dreamed it would go this far," Chirafisi says.
 
Chirafisi believes strongly in the power of giving. "When you give outside yourself," he says, "you receive it back ten-fold."
 
Headquartered in Milwaukee, the foundation's reach extends beyond Wisconsin. One board member, for example, lives and ministers in South Dakota. The foundation is on solid final footing, Chirafisi says, but is always open to donations. A September gala raises funds and gives recipients a chance to meet their new "familiy." Staffed entirely by volunteers, Eternal Wish is always looking for others to get involved.
 
To learn more about Eternal Wish Foundation, visit their website, or call 414-375-8874.
 
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Rotarian Erica Moranski provided an update on New Berlin Junior Woman's Club's plans for Malone Park. The design for the new playground will be unveiled at New Berlin West on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Design firm Play By Design will select from entries submitted by New Berlin students that day.
 
Construction of the new, all-inclusive playground will be an all-volunteer effort. Build week is May 16-22. Moranski estimates they will need 1,000 volunteers working in three shifts of 40-60 people each.
 
For more information, including how you can donate funds or volunteer, visit the Playground At Malone website.
 
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Rotary: Doing good all around the world

The Rotary Foundation supports ongoing efforts to eradicate polio (now found in just three countries in the world!), bring clean water and sanitation services to impoverished communities, and build schools and other structures, to name just a few.
 
This video offers just a glimpse of the important work Rotary International does for the needy everywhere.
 
 

Club Information

Welcome to Rotary Club of New Berlin!

 Rotary Club of New Berlin

Be A Gift To The World

The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at noon
New Berlin Hills Clubhouse
13175 W. Graham St.
New Berlin, WI  53151
United States
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District Site
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Meetings
Feb 10, 2016
Dale Worden, CPA
Recent changes in tax laws
Mar 09, 2016
Phillip Mason, Industries for the Blind, Inc.
Enhancing employment opportunities
Mar 23, 2016
Colleen Kalt, president, MS Society, WI
Advances in research on multiple sclerosis
Apr 13, 2016
Apr 27, 2016
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 

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Adhering to high business ethics not just right, it's also good business practice.
 
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