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Neenah Rotary


The Neenah Rotary Club is committed to the Rotary ideal of "service above self."  Our club is a cross-section of Neenah residents, business and professional people who are not only good friends, but are united in a common commitment to serve others for the benefit of the community.

Neenah Rotary is active in our community through community service projects and scholarships.

We hope you join us as a guest at one of our weekly meetings or enjoy one of our public community events: Seafood Fest, Uncorked & Uncapped and Scholarship Scramble.


Welcome to our New Member!
Amanda Scripture
Amanda R. Scripture MPA, BSW
Fund Development Specialist for Best Friends of Neenah Menasha and Reach Counseling
Sponsor: Lori Hill

Neenah Rotary's Strive Program will be hosting the annual Habitat for Humanity shed build (two sheds again!) on April 28th at Neenah High School from 7:50 am. until they're done (usually by 10:30/11).
Please consider attending this youth event! We will need adults to assist and supervise the students during the build.  We will also need breakfast donations. Help our students focus on building by providing them with bagels/cream cheese, granola bars, fruit, bottled water, juice boxes, and muffins.
Donations can be dropped off to Lori Hill at the Friendship Place office (220 N. Commercial St.) on Monday, April 27. Thanks for making our annual shed build a huge success!

Here’s a great opportunity to put on your old clothes and spend a Saturday morning being constructive! On Saturday, April 25th Neenah Rotary and our resident builder, Pete Weyenberg will be hosting our Strive 2 B :) students at the Coldwell Banker Office on Bell Street to build a shed to benefit Habitat for Humanity. We’ll begin swinging the hammers, rain or shine at 8:00 a.m. and should be wrapped up by 11:30 a.m. Even if you have no building experience or don’t care to get dirty it’s a great opportunity to meet and observe our students and learn more about our Strive 2 B :) program.
For more information please contact Dave Kohlmeyer at; or call 882-3892.
The Neenah Rotary Strive 2 B :) program was developed in 2010 with the goal of promoting opportunities to become involved in school and the community for our Middle School students. It is hoped that through this involvement the students will build self- esteem, improve school performance and develop leadership skills.

There is still time to register for Tri-Con, the multi-district Rotary conference for the State of Wisconsin! We are planning two full days  (Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16)  of Rotary fun and fellowship, with a closing breakfast on Sunday, May 17.  For the agenda, list of speakers and entertainment, go to and click on the link in the right column.
Neenah Rotary would like to encourage our members to attend the conference and will reimburse you and your spouse/guest for up to $75 each to cover your registration and meal costs. This is a great way to re-energize your enthusiasm for serving others, share ideas and meet new people.

In order to follow Rotary International's published branding standards, the Neenah Rotary Board has agreed to change the name of the club to the "Rotary Club of Neenah". The chartered name will remain the same, however, all internal and external communications and materials will be changing to the new name and logo over the next several months. The logo has a larger ROTARY to make that name more visible to the public since studies by RI indicated it would help the public be more aware of what the 1.2 million Rotarian's do for their communities.

June 18:  Neenah Rotary’s Changing of the Guard at Bridgewood Conference Center
Celebrate our year of “Light Up Rotary” accomplishments, thank current President Dana for her year of service, and welcome incoming President Dave Salzwedel to his new role. This is an  evening event (time TBD) and there will be NO NOON MEETING JUNE 18.

Your leadership team for Rotary year 2015-2016 has been selected and will assume their duties on July 1, 2015. They are:
President: Dave Salzwedel
President-Elect: Lisa Werner
Secretary: Dana Kohlmeyer
Treasurer: Julie Huth
Please offer your congratulations and thank them for their willingness to invest their time in  our club. And then tell them how YOU would like to help Neenah Rotary serve our community in the upcoming year.

Our Neenah Rotary Facebook page has been very active since Margaret Murphy has started helping with photo posts. We would encourage other Rotarians to help the page by submitting their own photos and comments from events we host.

The Classification committee could use some new members.  We currently have 5 members, however there are only 2 active members including myself, and 3 Honorary members.  It's wonderful that the honorary member continue with their involvement and it is always welcome, but it is time to get some younger members involved.

The committee for over-site of the rules & recommendations for prospective members and then reviewing new applications for membership with the committee opinion for the Board of Directors vote. 

It is really pretty easy and almost all the business is handled through email communication since I don't like any more meetings than necessary.


Drew Bodway
Drew Bodway, returning Rotarian and mortgage lender with FNB Fox Valley (Corporate Membership). 
Lisa Werner, sponsor.
Kristopher Michael Ulrich
Kris Ulrich, former Oshkosh Southwest Rotarian, Executive Director of newVoices. 
Joanie Johnson, Sponsor.
Robin Schroeder
Robin Schroeder, Senior Corporate Attorney at Bemis Company, Inc. 
Betsy Rozelle, Sponsor.

Want to have FUN while raising money to support youth? Our next Rotary Classic Golf Scramble is scheduled for May 21, 2015. A joint fundraising effort with the Menasha and Fox Cities Morning Rotary Clubs, our portion of the profits pays for our Youth Exchange students (like Marta), STRIVE, and Strive 2B:) student leadership development programs. Please contact Bob Karrmann if you are willing to help on the planning committee or take over as co-chair of the event Meetings will begin soon and you do not need to be a golfer to assist- many other skills are needed!

Neenah Rotary introduced a corporate membership program in July of 2014.  This program allows up to four members of a Neenah business to be active Rotarians within the club.  One of the members must be a member of the senior executive team, we encourage the others to be from different sectors of the company.  All corporate members are allowed, and encouraged, to be as active as possible but are allowed to share the attendance requirement.  A brochure is being developed to allow Rotarians to introduce the concept to area businesses but if any Rotarians know of good businesses to contact about the program, they are encouraged to make a proposal to Lisa Werner and the Membership Committee for consideration and contact.  Our current Corporate Members, and longtime Neenah Rotary supporters, include Westgor Funeral Home and FNB Fox Valley.

The following Rotarians recently completed all assigned new member tasks, which includes attending or volunteering at a Rotary event, joining a standing or fundraising committee, completing their Orientation and Inductions, and servicing as Co-Greeter.  They therefore are allowed to remove their red 'New Rotarian' sticker and are considered fully active Rotarians.  Congratulations to Trevor Rabbach and Sara Westgor-Whiteside for completing their new member tasks!



Rotary, USAID collaboration improves sanitation facilities in Ghana
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged. Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education. The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...


May 28, 2015
Mary Pfeiffer and Patrick Batey
Summa Cum Laude Graduates from Neenah and St. Mary Central High Schools
Jun 04, 2015
Carrie Garczynski-Dream Coach
The Miron Dream Project
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
Neenah Rotary "Changing of the Guard" Event
NO NOON MEETING TODAY- Evening Program at Bridgewood Conference Center
Jun 25, 2015
Mayor Dean Kaufert
"What's Happening in Neenah These Days?"
Jul 02, 2015
No Meeting-Happy 4th of July!
Jul 09, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
Karen White, District Governor Rotary D6270
Meet Our New District Governor and Learn What's New in D6270
Jul 30, 2015
Jennifer Semrau
What CAN I actually recycle?
Aug 06, 2015
Rotary "Out to Lunch"
Food, Fellowship, Music and Fun at Shattuck Park
Aug 20, 2015
Rotary Pride Committee
Rotary Pride Day
Oct 01, 2015
Simple Hope: Karen and Pam
The History and Future of Simple Hope

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Bob Karrmann
    May 1
  • Thom Ciske
    May 1
  • David Bauman
    May 13
  • Dave Kohlmeyer
    May 14
  • Mert Arntzen
    May 14
  • Denny Simon
    May 15
  • Sara Westgor-Whiteside
    May 24
  • Vicki Krueger
    May 25
  • Bob Kime
    May 26
  • Sandy Drexler
    May 26
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Dave Kohlmeyer
    May 14
Join Date:
  • Bob Merriam
    May 1, 1992
    23 years
  • Mert Arntzen
    May 1, 1971
    44 years
  • Ron Roberts
    May 1, 1993
    22 years
  • Thom Ciske
    May 1, 1990
    25 years
  • Dave Kohlmeyer
    May 22, 1997
    18 years
  • John Douglas
    May 26, 2011
    4 years
  • Scott Springmier
    May 27, 2010
    5 years
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