Posted by Sarah Williams-Berg on Oct 23, 2020
Oconomowoc Rotary honored OHS senior Mackenzie Lemke at its regular noon meeting at the Oconomowoc Community Center. School staff Carrie Schultz described Lemke as a positive spirit amidst tough circumstances. “This student has maintained a positive attitude with a beautiful smile.” Active in volleyball, softball, the LINK crew, and excelling in high school academics, Schultz said Lemke is driven, optimistic and disciplined. Lemke hopes to attend Carroll University next fall. Pictured from left, Schultz, Lemke and Foundation President Mike Herro. Rotary awards nominated OHS seniors monthly, assisting with funding their continuing education.
Rotary Assistant Governor Larry Myers 
Rotary Assistant Governor Larry Myers introduced District Governor Craig Burnett. Burnett urged Rotarians to “look for the opportunities”, and to continue to “take care of people in our world.” He cited that African continents are now Polio virus free. Rotarian International has “broken the male barrier” in voting in its first female President.
Salvation Army bell ringers needed! From the Waukesha chapter - This year has been very difficult for many reasons and we need help to #rescuechristmas for the most vulnerable. Based on the increased service we’ve already provided this year due to COVID-19, we could serve up to 155% more people this year with Christmas assistance, assuming the resources are available. Please consider signing up to be a bell ringing this year to sign up go to to sign up for a shift today!
Here is a link to a short video that goes over how bell ringing will be done this year. This year we have also launched a Virtual Red Kettle if you would like to donate online virtually. Please feel free to share the virtual kettle with your friends and family! I hope you will help us rescue Christmas this year for those that need it most!
 Carissa Cornwell, Volunteer Coordinator, The Salvation Army Waukesha
The Santas in Oconomowoc Celebration of Christmas Cheer will take place Friday, Dec. 11. More than 70 participated in the Rotary fundraiser last year. Beginning at the Thirsty Bird, the event will take walkers throughout downtown Oconomowoc, visiting local establishments and raising funds for community causes.
Scout Oliver on Scout Wreath Sales! Proceeds from wreath sales directly support the scout with funds for camping trips and especially larger experiences such as summer camp and high adventure. Oliver's first experience at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan summer camp two summers ago was particularly memorable when the camp was hit with two derechos that leveled the camp. Despite that event, he can't wait to return when it reopens!
Additional information and an order form was emailed to all members on Oct. 20.  Orders must be placed by October 28 and wreaths will be delivered between November 21 and Dec 3, either to your home or at a Rotary meeting.