Members of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee connect at weekly luncheons, where prominent speakers keep the club in-the-know about current issues relating to Milwaukee and beyond.
Past national speakers include Kathleen Sebelius, former United States Secretary of Health and Human Service; Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund, and Paula Kerger, president of the Public Broadcasting System. Rotarians also heard from local business leaders such as Alex Molinaroli, CEO of Johnson Controls. They learned about timely topics, including the effects of stem cells in treating disease, the latest in concussion research and trauma informed care.
With programs from Mayor Tom Barrett, Marc Lasry of the Bucks, County Executive Chris Abele, Police Chief Ed Flynn and MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver, Rotary is the place to stay informed about Milwaukee. Looking abroad, Rotarians have also heard from Ambassador Thomas McNamara and French Ambassador to the United States François Delattre.
“Rotary Club of Milwaukee members truly make a difference in helping Milwaukee to be a great place to live, work and conduct business. From the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum to the Brown Street Academy programs and much more, the club has had and continues to have a great impact on civic, cultural and educational activities in the community.”
Building Friendships. Making a Difference.
Outside of weekly Tuesday luncheons, Rotarians also network and make lasting friendships with Milwaukee’s business, professional and community leaders. These opportunities include behind-the-scenes tours at places like the UWM’s Innovation Accelerator Building, the new Northwestern Mutual tower and the Milwaukee Historical Society. Additionally, they enjoy networking events at local venues and Done-In-A-Day volunteer activities, plus many other opportunities that help to make a difference in the community.
LIVE @ the Lakefront
This free concert series has quickly turned into one of RCM’s most popular events, bringing life to the lakefront every Wednesday throughout the summer. Each week, people from all over Milwaukee connect at the Milwaukee Rotary Amphitheater at Discovery World for an evening of live music and relaxation. Hosting established and emerging artists playing original music, the series features bluegrass, acoustic, rock, reggae, salsa, calypso and other related genres.
Connecting with Rotarians Around the World
Rotarians are not only welcomed in the Milwaukee community, but also at each of the 34,000 clubs around the world. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Rotary is an excellent way to meet leaders across the globe.