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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.


The NHS girls BB team has earned the number 2 seed for the WIAA Regional Tournament and will host Oshkosh West in the first game of Regionals on Friday, 2/27.  Tip off is at 7pmin the NHS field house.  We would love to see a BIG crowd at this game - our girls feed off the energy that our crowd adds to the field house.  Your energy fuels all of us, meaning - we need you!
We are at the point of the year where it is WIN and ADVANCE and that is exactly our goalFriday.  
If they beat Oshkosh West and they will host the winner of the Stevens Point (SPASH) and WI Rapids game on Saturday night at 7pm in the NHS Fieldhouse.

It is 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.
We 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.
Information is now also available for TRI CON District Conference sponsorship and ad opportunities. Remember, this year the conference will include Rotary business leaders and professionals from all over the state - what a great advertising opportunity!   (Information regarding sponsorship and House of Friendship opportunities can be found under "SITE PAGES" (right hand column of the website), "DISTRICT CONFERENCE."  

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.

March 16 -20:  Rotary Week in the Fox Cities
Please encourage non-Rotarians to visit a local Rotary Club meeting for just $5, as we promote Rotary in the Fox Cities. A list of area meeting times and      locations will be distributed soon.
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 TODAY

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. 
This year’s Strive 2 B :) group of 35 students will be wrapping up with final programs scheduled for March 31st at the Valley VNA and the Villa St Clare Assisted Living Facilities and April 25th at Coldwell Banker Office on Bell Street for a Habitat for Humanity Shed Build. If you can join us please take advantage of one of these opportunities to meet our students and participate in a great program!
(For more information please contact Dave Kohlmeyer at; or call 882-3892.)

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!


Neenah Rotary News

A big Rotary welcome to our newest Rotarians:

Geoff Hendren, owner of Bon Voyage Boutique Travel in Neenah's marketplace.

Sara Westgor, co-owner of Westgor Funeral Homes, who in joining Neenah Rotary makes Westgor Funeral homes our first corporate member. Thank you to Westgor for your continued support.

We are happy to have both of you in our club and look forward to serving with you.


For more than 20 years, the Neenah Rotary Club has recognized students, community leaders and club members who have demonstrated service to others and our community.  The Club recently presented its community and club service awards during its annual Changing of the Guard dinner at the Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel. 






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...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet three times a month at a wine bar after work, share a social outing once a month, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president...
Colorado joins Kosovo club to restore sanitation in blighted local schools
Blighted schools in the mountain city of Peja in western Kosovo are a reminder of the ethnic strife and war that ravaged this area in the 1990s. To restore ruined sanitation facilities in some of those schools, local Rotary members recently partnered with their counterparts from Colorado, USA. Though residents have been slowly rebuilding the city's infrastructure after years of neglect under earlier governments, most resources are going to improve roads, rebuild homes, and create new businesses. Little money remains to restore the schools. As a result, students have fallen ill, stayed home...
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...


Feb 26, 2015
Eileen McCoy, Director of Neenah Parks and Rec
Arrowhead Park...What's Next?
Mar 05, 2015
Neenah Rotary Visioning Team
Developing a Strategic Plan for the Next Three Years
Mar 19, 2015
Omni Resources
Leading the Way in IT Innovation
Mar 26, 2015
Club Assembly
New Member Introduction Talks
Apr 16, 2015
David Zowin, CE Health Team
FLANNEL CHECK: Be Proactive...Get Checked (New Disease & Cancer Awareness)
May 07, 2015
Dave Kohlmeyer
Strive 2B:) Student Graduation
May 14, 2015
Lori Hill and Kelly Hicks
STRIVE Student Graduation
May 21, 2015
Rotary Classic Golf Scramble
Fundraiser to support youth related projects in our community
May 28, 2015
Mary Pfeiffer and Patrick Batey
Summa Cum Laude Graduates from Neenah and St. Mary Central High Schools
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
Neenah Rotary "Changing of the Guard" Event
NO NOON MEETING TODAY- Evening Program at Bridgewood Conference Center
Jul 16, 2015
Karen White, District Governor Rotary D6270
Meet Our New District Governor and Learn What's New in D6270
Aug 06, 2015
Rotary "Out to Lunch"
Food, Fellowship, Music and Fun at Shattuck Park

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Bill Casper
    February 9
  • Bonnie DeBraal
    February 14
  • Jeff Hanes
    February 17
  • Nate Kok
    February 19
  • Gail Ondresky
    February 22
  • Ray Appel
    February 24
  • Drew Bodway
    February 27
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Nancy Salzwedel
    February 13
Join Date:
  • Bob Golz
    February 1, 1988
    27 years
  • Jeff Hanes
    February 1, 1983
    32 years
  • Steve Morton
    February 1, 1991
    24 years
  • John Diamond
    February 12, 2009
    6 years
  • Lori Hill
    February 15, 2006
    9 years
  • Dave Wollangk
    February 17, 2000
    15 years
  • Michelle Swardenski
    February 23, 2012
    3 years
  • Michelle Dejno
    February 25, 2010
    5 years
  • Jane Lang
    February 28, 2013
    2 years
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