Rotary Clubs Combine for Largest Service Project
Making Spirits Bright began as a combined service project of the Sheboygan County Rotary clubs. The objective was and continues to be twofold: to collect pantry items for the Sheboygan County Food Bank and to provide an exciting, affordable, and quality family event. And while Rotarians have donated thousands of hours, the volunteers required is decidedly more than club members could offer. This made it necessary to enlist help from community businesses, organizations, and individuals and has enhanced the event to truly be a community endeavor.
Overview of Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs
Each club selects the projects to support financially and with volunteer time commitment from members with local, national and international causes all a part of the mix. Your support of each club’s fundraisers allow them to continue their missions.
Early Bird Rotary Club of Sheboygan
Meets every Thursday, 7:00 AM
Al & Al’s
1502 S. 12th St.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Projects: Maintain 8th Street Rotary roundabout, provide nucleus of committee for Making Spirits Bright, create welcome baskets for Malawi Students in Education program at Lakeland University, purchase Christmas gifts for families through the Salvation Army, volunteer for Maywood and Salvation Army bike rides, sell concessions at Sheboygan A's games
Fundraising: Lobster Boil-proceeds used primarily toward education, recently made a long term commitment of $50,000 to the Red Raider Manufacturing projects ensuring the future of our community through workforce development
Youth: World Affairs Seminar scholarship, technical scholarships for high school seniors and non traditional students
International Involvement: Two member team to Haiti for well project, support of Malawi education students at Lakeland University
Plymouth Rotary Club
Meets every Wednesday, 12:00 noon
1500 Douglas Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
Projects:The Welcome Table, volunteer for Samaritans Hands, Salvation Army holiday food baskets, built movable garden sheds for Plymouth High School, Making Spirits Bright
Fundraising: Memorial Day Brat Fry
Youth: World Affairs Seminar scholarships, college scholarships
Sheboygan Rotary Club - Celebrating its 100th year in 2016-17
Meets every Monday, 12:00 noon
1943 Erie Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Projects:Provide volunteers for Rebuilding Together, deliver Meals on Wheels, ring bells for Salvation Army, volunteer at RCS Picnic, clean Broughton Drive, Making Spirits Bright, sell concessions at T-28 event at the Aviation Heritage Center
Fundraising: American Flag leasing program
Youth: Camp Enterprise, sponsor five students to the World Affairs Seminar, scholarships - one for a student attending a four-year college and one attending LTC, sponsor Interact Clubs at North and South High Schools, Student Rotarians - students from North, South, Christian, Lutheran and Kohler High Schools are guests of the club
International Involvement: 2016-2017 Rotary Exchange Student Morgann Bocquillion from France
Antigua Guatemala Common Hope International Project: April 23-30, 2017 Rotarian Deb Wente is leading a group of Rotarians and community members as a Vision Team, to experience the people, culture, and beauty of Guatemala first-hand. They will participate in Common Hope's work alongside the Guatemalan staff and meet the families whose lives have been changed by their partnership with Common Hope.
Sheboygan County Rotaract Club
Meetings held Wednesdays at 7pm
GLAS Coffee House
924 N 14th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Sheboygan County Rotaract
Rotaract is a service oriented club of young people, ages 18-30, who find fulfillment through helping others. The club is a chartered entity of Rotary International, sponsored by the Early Bird Rotary Club of Sheboygan. Officers of the club are elected annually, fundraisers are performed, plus community service activities bring members of Rotaract and local community members together. Members do not pay any initiation or periodic dues. Students from UW-Sheboygan, Lakeland University, LTC, and those in professions are typical members though post-secondary education is not a requirement. Advisors from the Early Bird Rotary Club include local business leaders and post-secondary educators. Visit Sheboygan County Rotaract or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Sheboygan Interact Clubs are international service organizations, sponsored by the Sheboygan Rotary Club, that give high school students the chance to make a real difference while having fun. Every Interact club carries out at least two service projects a year: one helps their school or community and one promotes international understanding. Members can connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills, and make international connections. A number of students have participated in the World Affairs International Seminar and a few in Rotary Youth Exchange programs.
Locally these clubs have participated in the Broughton Drive Cleanup, Survey Says (winning in 2015!), Summer Lunch Program, Senior Picnic, Love Bowls, Children's Museum Easter Egg Hunt/ Drop, Making Spirits Bright and the Lobster Boil. Fundraising has included selling Candy Grams, scarves (to support Jhoole, an organization benefitting artisans in India), and winter hats. And they've supported the What If? Foundation, providing meals and education to children in Haiti; Shelter Boxes, providing shelter and basic living supplies to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal; and support to an orphanage in Africa.