New meeting time, location
 
The Rotary Club of New Berlin now meets at the New Berlin Community Center, 14750 W. Cleveland Ave. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 5:30 p.m, and take place in the Parkview Room. Enter the main doors on the north side of the building, and take the first door on the left. The Parkview Room is the second room down the hall on the left.
 
Feel free to attend a meeting. We'd love to get to know you and discuss how Rotary can further your community service ambitions. (Food is not allowed in the room, so consider eating before arriving.)
 
We welcome valuable presentations. If you feel your topic would be of interest to our group, please contact Tom Fuszard. He can be reached through the link at left.
 
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New Berlin Rotary, Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin Food Pantry
Rotarians Dianne Moore (left) and Pat McLaughlin (center)
 
31,000 lbs. of help for needy families
 
"You load 16 tons, what do you get...." 
 
If song writer Merle Travis were around today, he might tweak that famous line to say, "a full house at New Berlin Food Pantry."
 
Mother Nature threatened with a storm on May 12, but that didn't stop dozens of volunteers from coming out for the annual U.S. Postal Service food drive. Included in that helpful crew were five New Berlin Rotarians.
 
All told, some 31,000 lbs. of food and other products were donated, said the food pantry's Barb Jacobs. 
 
Most of the sorting tables were inside the garage in case of rain. Upon arrival, the bags of food were first loaded into large carts for weighing. Then the individual bags are ripped open and the items are sorted. There were crates for peas, green beans, tuna, peanut butter...the entire gamut of food items. Other containers held personal hygiene and other nonfood products.
 
New Berlin residents assisted postal employees in picking up bags of groceries. The result was a steady stream of vehicles starting at about 11:00 a.m. The event "ran a lot smoother than last year," Jacobs said. Among the volunteers were members of New Berlin Eisenhower's football team.
 
Rotarians present included Dianne Moore, Pat McLaughlin, Carmelita Stehr, Tom Fuszard and Jeremy Rynders.
 
The canned food, which comprised the lion's share of donations, should last the rest of the year, Jacobs said.
 
The New Berlin Food Pantry serves needy families in Brookfield, Elm Grove and New Berlin. The pantry is open only on Wednesdays. Food donations are accepted from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (Please do not donate expired food. It must be discarded.) Needy families may collect their food items from noon to 5:15 p.m. Any questions, call the food pantry on Wednesdays at 262-789-8040. You can also email to NewBerlinFoodPantry@icloud.com
 
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Rotarians Get Their Hands Dirty for a Good Cause
 
It appears innocent enough.
 
The small plant has several stems and broad leaves. Its lime green color is augmented by attractive white flowers in late spring. Unfortunately, it -- garlic mustard -- is anything but innocuous. The nonnative plant can quickly overtake a wooded area, pushing out native plants in the process.
 
Garlic mustard was the focus of an annual weed-pulling event May 5 that drew several Rotarians and other volunteers. They spent three hours attacking the plants in the Weatherstone section of New Berlin. 
 
The project is the brainchild of Weatherstone resident Bill Moore. He first noticed the rampaging effect of garlic mustard during a regular visit to Omaha. The woods he enjoyed walking through became carpeted with garlic mustard in the space of one year.
 
Later, Moore attended a presentation in Milwaukee on invasive plants. The program, which focused on buckthorn and garlic mustard, got him thinking about his own neighborhood. For the past 15 years, the now-retired airline pilot has spearheaded efforts to eradicate garlic mustard. Left alone, "it basically takes over everything and doesn't allow anything to grow," Moore says. (A similar effort in early winter targets buckthorn. Both projects are under the auspices of the Weatherstone Homeowners' Association.)
 
Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin RotaryWhich is how those four Rotarians found themselves on their hands and knees plucking plants on a warm and sunny Saturday. Also assisting were several Weatherstone residents and a handful of Boy Scouts. In this image Moore (right) explains how to identify and remove the plant.
 
A recent storm had left the ground moist, which made plucking fairly easy. The group started at Weatherstone Park. Moore pointed out a section of woods cleared in 2017. Bloodroot, a flowering plant, is popping up were once the ground was solid garlic mustard. "Those are some very happy plants," Moore says.
 
Tom Fuszard, Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin Rotary, Dianne MooreAttention shifted to a wooded area along Weathersthone Court. Along with the garlic mustard, the group also removed sections of barbed wire fencing left over from the farming days.
 
Rotarians assisting included Dianne Moore, Art Angove, Audrey Judds and Tom Fuszard. 
 
Although he expects some of that garlic mustard to return, Moore says native plants now have a chance to grow.
 
Budget constraints hamper the Parks Department's efforts against invasive plants, Moore says. Therefore, it's important for volunteers to assist in the efforts. It's that type of volunteering that members of the Rotary Club of New Berlin are happy to do.
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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!

New Berlin Rotary Club

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.
New Berlin Community Center
14750 W Cleveland Ave
New Berlin, WI  53151
United States
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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.
 
 
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If you are a speaker and have a topic you think would be of interest to our members, contact president Pat McLaughlin. You can reach him through the link above.

 
 
 
 
Meetings
General club meeting
Aug 28, 2018
General club meeting
Sep 11, 2018
General club meeting
Sep 25, 2018
District Gov. Kola Alayande, Ph.D
Oct 09, 2018
Plans for upcomig Rotary year
District Gov. Kola Alayande, Ph.D
Oct 09, 2018
Goals for the Rotary year
General club meeting
Oct 23, 2018
 
 

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