2016 Lobsterfest Sponsors
2016 Rotary LobsterFest
Our Mequon-Thiensville Rotarians are an especially active, hands-on group of people who do good works, change lives and build stronger communities by providing healthcare, medical & school supplies, education and scholarships, clean water projects, food, shelter, vocational training, literacy and more programs to serve many thousands of people in need here at home and in developing countries.
By the Numbers:
At the local level, we provide:
Funding and Volunteers for Area Human Service Organizations and Civic projects like park development, the Mequon-Thiensville RiverWalk, and the Redbud Tree Project to plant 1,000 Redbuds in the Town Center, Assistance to Children & Adults in Need, maintaining open ears and responding to local calls for funds, food, goods and services as needed.
Once a year, through our annual Lobsterfest, we raise the funds we need to support all our volunteer community service projects, humanitarian services and our annual Cause to Fund. Your sponsorship would help assure success for our efforts.
- Advocates of Ozaukee
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Concordia Adopt-a-Student
- Family Services of Ozaukee
- Fun Before the Fourth
- Gathering on the Green
- Homestead Post Prom
- Interfaith Caregivers
- Jail Literacy of Ozaukee
- Logemann Community Center
Local Causes Continued
- Mequon Nature Preserve
- Mequon Rotary Park Improvements
- Mequon-Thiensville Historical Society
- Mequon-Thiensville Riverwalk
- Operation Warm (coals for kids)
- Repairers of the Breach
- Right Step for At-Risk Youth
- Scholarships for Students
- Town Center Riverwalk
- Redbud Tree Project
- Volunteer Center of Ozaukee
- Business Group Study Exchange
- End Polio NOW Campaign
- Guatemala Annual Medical Mission (Visit GMRP.org below)
- Hope for African Children
- Hope without Borders
- Kenya Clean Water, Sanitation, and Health Missions
- Shelter Boxes for Disaster Relief
- Student Exchange Program
- World Affairs Seminar for Youth
Rotary Videos: Our Causes
Education: Saving Warren Easton
In New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina caused major damage to historic Warren Easton High School. The Rotary clubs of New Orleans and Berkeley, California, dedicated themselves to saving the school.
Growing Local Communities: Doing Good in India
The Rotary Foundation helps Indian weavers achieve better wages and working conditions.
Feeding the Hungry: Rotary First Harvest
Large-scale “gleaning” helps Rotary in Seattle feed the hungry.
Eliminating Polio: Join the Fight
Soon we will end polio…forever.
Clean Water: Water is a Gift
How the Rotary Foundation is helping provide clean water in Ghana and around the world.
Saving Mothers & Children: A Beautiful Beginning
How The Rotary Foundation helps mothers and children in Haiti and around the world.
Lobsterfest Video – A composite of six Rotary produced videos highlighting:
- Education: Saving Warren Easton
- Eliminating Polio: Join the Fight
- Feeding the Hungry: Rotary First Harvest
- Clean Water: Water is a Gift
- Saving Mothers & Children: A Beautiful Beginning
- Growing Local Communities: Doing Good in India.
Mequon – Thiensville Rotarians’ international projects include:
Annual Health, Dental & Vision Missions to Guatemala, involving local doctors, dentists, eye physicians and more, who also pay their own way each year to serve approximately 1200 people in the remote and underserved village of Oliveros, and the surrounding area in Guatemala.
Clean Water Project
Eliminating Water Borne Diseases in Kenya and Tanzania through mission trips to Africa, installing clean water & sanitation systems and offering free clinics, staffed with local volunteers who pay their own way to serve.
Eliminating Polio from this planet: Over the past 25 years, Rotary volunteers and funds have helped cut new cases from 300,000 annually to only 223 in the world in 2012. While only three countries remain polio-endemic — Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — the world is at risk of outbreaks until all three stop the virus.
Rotary LobsterFest – October 1, 2016