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
Secretary
Treasurer
Public Relations Director
Membership Chair
 
To contact any of our directors, click on the person's name. That will launch the contact form.
 
Articles discussing our past meetings and events can be found by clicking on the Archive tab above.
 
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.

 
 
 
Ashley Rewolinski, Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin RotaryA Miss New Berlin with a classical twist
 
Our meeting on Aug. 24 had a classical flair thanks to Miss New Berlin, Ashley Rewolinski's, violin.
 
A native of Ottawa, Wis. (pop. 3,867), Ashley was introduced to the violin at age nine. ("Late" in life, she says. Performers start as young as age three.) Although of fan of Miss America pageants, she had never considered participating. The turning point came in December 2015 when Ashley happened upon Gretchen Carlson's book,"Getting Real." An anchor with Fox News, Carlson was Miss America for 1989 and the first classical violinist to win that title. Carlson entered the pageant not for fame, Ashley says, but to help pay off student debt. As someone about to complete a Master's program, "this opportunity sounded awfully appealing to me!"
 
Even more important was the service aspect. Miss America pageants (which entail local, state and national contests) have four aspects, of which Service is one. Winners select a platform for their terms. Calling music "her life," Ashley knew that she would advocate for music education.
 
After being crowned Miss New Berlin, on Feb. 26, her final semester of graduate school "just became a whole lot busier." She spent a month in Miami playing numerous concerts and operas under a String Fellowship with the Miami Music Festival. This past May she earned her Master of Music in Violin Performance from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Soon afterward, she started preparations for the Miss Wisconsin pageant.
 
Ashley is a huge supporter of the Barry Manilow Music Project, which donates instruments and materials to school music programs. For her part, Ashley has collected six cases of music. These will be donated to schools in New Berlin and throughout Waukesha County. (She also donated her previous violin.)
 
Ashley's current violin was made in Germany by Gustav Ficker in 1926. During our meeting she played snippets from two classical pieces, "Sonata for Solo Violin" by Sergei Prokofiev and Johann Sebastian Bach's "Presto" from Sonata No.1. "I love finding rare pieces like these and playing them for audiences," Ashley says.
 
Her visit to our club was her 27th appearance as Miss New Berlin. Now 24, her goal is 100 events, the most of any Miss New Berlin. She is particularly interested in visiting schools. (You can view her schedule and request an appearance here.) Use the contact form to inquire about donating sheet music and musical instruments.
 
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Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin Rotary, Jeff Kortes, Randy Wilinski
President Pat McLaughlin is flanked by Jeff Kortes (left) and Randy Wilinkski
 
Gaining a new understanding of Millennials
 
Ah, millennials.  Those rude, self-absorbed, entitlement-minded, socially awkward folks who spend their days texting and engrossed in social media. Right?
 
Well, not so fast, as we learned on Aug. 10. Jeff Kortes and Randy Wilinski shared fascinating insight during their "Making Millennials Great" presentation.
 
Generally defined as those born between 1980 and 1993, Millennials bring certain a certain philosophy to the workplace. Employers gain when they understand the needs of Millennials and manage accordingly.
 
Kortes and Wilinski offered three key suggestions to help mold Millennial employees.
 
1. Create a Vision. "Without a vision the people will perish," they say. A vision, especially one in alignment with the employee, will inspire and engage the person.
 
2. Provide opportunity for growth: 52% of millennials polled said growth within a company was more important then money. Companies need to focus on mentoring and training programs. Kortes helps businesses create a formal system.
 
3. Provide feedback: We've created a society where there are no winners or losers, Kortes says, just participation awards. The result is a sense of entitlement causing greed and a drop in self worth. Feedback, both positive and negative, is important. But also engage those Millennial employees in problem solving. Everyone should be asking, What is the solution?
 
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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

Rotary Serving Humanity

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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Meetings
Sep 14, 2016
Nicholas Domingo
Children's program on nonviolence and compassion
Sep 28, 2016
Theresa Nemetz
Milwaukee Food & City Tours
Oct 12, 2016
District Governor Julie Craig
Status of District 6270
Oct 26, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 

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