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Neenah Rotary

The Rotary Club of Neenah 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.  

The Rotary Club of Neenah 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 The Rotary Classic Golf Scramble.


Confucius said, “It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness.” At the onset of this Rotary year, Rotary International President Gary Huang challenged us to make the world a brighter place for those who are in darkness. “Light Up Rotary!” he said. And WOW, did we ever!
On a beautiful Saturday night in September, we lit the sky with fireworks over our Rotary Seafood Fest event. Throughout our 90th anniversary year, our members and others they recruited clocked in nearly 2,500 volunteer hours at our fundraisers, our service projects, and our days of Random Acts of Kindness. Our community is blessed with many organizations that provide assistance to those who are struggling and Rotary Club of Neenah supported and collaborated with many of them.
For our next 'Rotary on the Road' event, we were able to secure a tour of the new FVTC Public Safety Training Center. FVTC has asked that we secure registrations for this event at least a week ahead of time to ensure that they can schedule enough tour guides for the size of our group.  All Rotarians and their guests MUST REGISTER using the chapter website by Thursday, July 16th for this tour.  Registration is now open.  Click here to register

Thank you to the members of the Rotary Club of Neenah’s Board of Directors for their many contributions this past year:
  • John Anderson
  • Dave Bauman
  • Wally Bergstrom
  • ​John Douglas
  • Sandy Drexler, Immediate Past President
  • Kelly Hicks
  • Lisa Hintz
  • Julie Huth, Treasurer 
  • Joanie Johnson
  • Renee Neumeyer, Secretary (along with Vicki Krueger)      
  • Alan Prahl
  • Eric Glassco
  • ​Dave Salzwedel, President Elect
  • Pam Seidl
  • ​Lisa Werner, President Nominee
Thank you to the members of the Neenah Rotary Foundation Board of Directors for their expertise and excellent stewardship of our club’s scholarship endowment fund this past year:        
  • Dave Bauman
  • John Douglas
  • Sandy Drexler
  • Bob Golz
  • Dave Kohlmeyer, Secretary
  • Nate Kok
  • Ron Roberts, Treasurer
  • Dave Salzwedel

Join Us September 11 & 12 for SeafoodFest 2015

Seafood Fest now has a Facebook page.  If you are on Facebook, please "LIKE" our page and share with your friends!

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.

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.



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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 23, 2015
Rotary on the Road
Tour of the new FVTC Public Safety Training Center
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 13, 2015
Youth Go Students
Recap of Rotary Sponsored Kentucky Service Trip
Aug 20, 2015
Aug 27, 2015
Rotary on the Road
Tour of the new TCCES Middle School
Sep 17, 2015
Dave Salzwedel
Club Assembly
Sep 24, 2015
Michael Bridgeman
Remarkable Homes of Wisconsin-A Look at the Havilah Babcock House
Oct 01, 2015
Simple Hope: Karen and Pam
The History and Future of Simple Hope
Oct 08, 2015
Rotary Pride Committee
Rotary Pride Day
Oct 15, 2015
Deborah Wente
Tales of a Rotary Service Trip to India
Oct 29, 2015
Lindsay Fenlon/Joe Mauthe-Housing Partnership
Project RUSH: A Housing Coalition Initiative
Nov 26, 2015
No Meeting-Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 10, 2015
Dave Salzwedel
Club Assembly
Dec 24, 2015
No Meeting-Happy Holidays!

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Paul Huxtable
    June 14
  • Margaret Murphy
    June 22
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Mike Whiteside
    June 14
  • Rachel Janzen
    Zachary Janzen
    June 7
Join Date:
  • Bonnie DeBraal
    June 1, 1990
    25 years
  • Denny Simon
    June 1, 1990
    25 years
  • Tom Prosser
    June 1, 1970
    45 years
  • Wally Bergstrom
    June 1, 1993
    22 years
  • Gerrie Casper
    June 11, 2009
    6 years
  • Margie Weiss
    June 14, 2013
    2 years
  • Gail Ondresky
    June 21, 2005
    10 years
  • John Anderson
    June 23, 2011
    4 years
  • Nate Kok
    June 26, 2008
    7 years
  • Rick Carlson
    June 30, 2002
    13 years