Rotary Club of New Berlin
Chartered 1970     District 6270
Helping make New Berlin an even better community
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Of the things we think,
say or do:
1)    Is it the TRUTH?
2)    Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3)    Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4)    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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Club president Pat McLaughlin, Morgan Creed, Rotarian Art Angove
Miss New Berlin a winner in many ways
There is a lot more to pageantry than the crowning evening, as we learned on Aug. 23 when Miss New Berlin, Morgan Creed, visited us.
The Miss America Pageant has been in existence for more than 100 years. In that time it has awarded more than $45 million in scholarships to women--the most of any organization, Morgan says.
Upon her selection as Miss New Berlin, Creed received two scholarships. One was for $2,000 to attend a Dale Carnegie training program. That was particularly enlightening, she says. Here she was, a 17-year-old high school student in a room full of CEOs in their 40s and 50s. But she found the training very enjoyable and useful.
Her platform pays homage to a good friend, Logan, who died of cancer. Logan suffered several bouts of remission and recurrence before finally passing away at age 18. "I really got to see what cancer did to him," she says. A good jokester, Logan also loved to skateboard. "I didn't want him to be remembered as the kid with cancer."
Creed is no stranger to illness. Though outwardly healthy looking, she has a disorder that makes the connective tissue in her body weak. There is no cure and no medicine to take for it. A dancer by training, she maintains a rigorous strength training program that keeps her toned. Though not diabetic, a naturally high blood sugar level forces her to watch her sugar intake. She takes a supplement to ease the effects of her disorder.
Spending time with Logan introduced Morgan to other young cancer patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa. Creed realized that chemo treatments can be especially tough on a child's emotions. She created Morgan’s Miracle Mirror, a colorfully embellished hand mirror. When asked to look into the mirror, the kids often refer to themselves as bald or ugly. But after hearing about Morgan's journey and challenges, they realize that they are beautiful in a special way.
As is the case with Logan, Creed tries to show that these kids are more than just someone with cancer.
Though she often wears a tiara, Creed feels her crowning achievement was raising $2,500 for Children's Miracle Network, the most of any Miss America contestant. "I walked away with the honor of being called Miracle Maker of the year," she beams. "It means a lot to do something for Children's Hospital. They did so much for Logan."
Creed didn’t make the cut for the Miss Wisconsin pageant, but she’s not upset. Her next step is just around the corner. In October, Creed heads to Los Angeles to begin training at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. It's a perfect venue, as dancing is her first love. Upon graduating, Creed would like to become a commercial dancer, and perhaps tour as a dancer. Long term, her heart is set on become an actress in TV shows.
Ever the supportive person, Creed will be in New Berlin on Feb. 3, 2018, to witness the next crowing moment for the Miss New Berlin pageant. Meantime, she will continue promoting her platform. "Logan's legacy is so important to me," she says. "[And] Children's Hospital is so important to me. Logan would want that."
Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin Rotary, World Affairs SeminarNew Berlin student discovers herself at World Affairs Seminar
We met another World Affairs Seminar student-delegate during our meeting on Aug. 9. (Three others visited on July 26. Their experiences are recapped in the article below.) Jordan M., pictured here with club president Pat McLaughlin, began by thanking those responsible for selecting her.
This year's theme was Education and Social Justice, which was quite appropriate for Jordan. "I'm really into social justice," she said, noting that many other student-delegates shared her passion.
World Affairs Seminar was held at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., June 24-30. A senior at New Berlin Eisenhower,  Jordan said the experience prepared her for leaving school. Though she lives just minutes away, she, like all other student-delegates, was housed in a campus dorm. The program "gave me a taste of being on my own."
"It really put me out of my comfort zone," Jordan said. In so doing, "you learn the most and have the most fun."
Discussions helped her understand how to converse with someone holding a different viewpoint. Previously, she might "stick to my guns" on her viewpoint. "I learned that it's more important to have a dialogue and back and forth, " she said. "Not just stating an opinion." She enjoyed talking with others and in being heard.
Student-delegates came from a variety of economic backgrounds. Jordan now realizes that it's important to keep the other person's background in mind when evaluating their position.

Each day consisted of several main presentations followed by group discussions. She was "floored" by some of the information presented during the week. They learned about residential schools in Canada ("a very sensitive topic") and about climate change. "I didn't know that was a social justice topic," Jordan said.
Of the program itself, "I Learned a great deal about education and social justice, and a lot about myself."
Asked about some of the students she met, Jordan rattled off the names of a boy from Cincinnati and another from Trinidad; she also met several students from Canada. Her roommate was from Paris. Having visited France, "I could relate to her," Jordan said.
Calling the WAS scholarship "a real blessing," Jordan encourages students to apply for next year's World Affairs Seminar. Filling out the scholarship application, which involved writing an essay, was "an hour well spent."
WAS is open to students of New Berlin West and New Berlin Eisenhower. If your child is interested in applying for the 2018 session, have him or her speak with the school's guidance counselor.
Rotary: Doing good all around the world

The Rotary Foundation supports ongoing efforts to eradicate polio (now found in just three countries in the world!), bring clean water and sanitation services to impoverished communities, and build schools and other structures, to name just a few.
This video offers just a glimpse of the important work Rotary International does for the needy everywhere.
Club Information

Welcome to Rotary Club of New Berlin!

New Berlin Rotary Club

The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at noon
New Berlin Hills Clubhouse
13175 W. Graham St.
New Berlin, WI  53151
United States
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Curious about Rotary and what we do? Stop by during one of our meetings. You'll get to know us better and enjoy a nice lunch. Let's talk about how you can further your community service ambitions--and even network a bit.
Details of where and when we meet can be found at the bottom of this page.
Simply contact one of our board members so we know to expect you. You can reach them from the contact section at left. We hope to see you soon!
Matthew Johnson
Oct 25, 2017
Marsy's Law: Equal rights for crime victims
District Gov. Jeffrey Reed
Nov 08, 2017
His plans for the district
General club meeting
Dec 13, 2017
General club meeting
Dec 27, 2017
General club meeting
Jan 10, 2018

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