Rotary Club of New Berlin
Chartered 1970     District 6270
Helping make New Berlin an even better community
one project at a time
The Four-Way Test
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?
Club Executives & Directors
Public Relations Director
Membership Chair
To contact any of our directors, click on the person's name. That will launch the contact form.
Articles discussing our past meetings and events can be found by clicking on the Archive tab above.
The Rotary District 6270 website has information about our district, as well as a list of other Rotary clubs in the district.
Volunteering Opportunities
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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. We hope to see you soon!

If you are a speaker and have a topic you think would be of interest to our members, contact president Shawn Schnabl. You can reach him through the link above.

Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin Rotary, Jeff Kortes, Randy Wilinski
President Pat McLaughlin is flanked by Jeff Kortes (left) and Randy Wilinkski
Gaining a new understanding of Millennials
Ah, millennials.  Those rude, self-absorbed, entitlement-minded, socially awkward folks who spend their days texting and engrossed in social media. Right?
Well, not so fast, as we learned on Aug. 10. Jeff Kortes and Randy Wilinski shared fascinating insight during their "Making Millennials Great" presentation.
Generally defined as those born between 1980 and 1993, Millennials bring certain a certain philosophy to the workplace. Employers gain when they understand the needs of Millennials and manage accordingly.
Kortes and Wilinski offered three key suggestions to help mold Millennial employees.
1. Create a Vision. "Without a vision the people will perish," they say. A vision, especially one in alignment with the employee, will inspire and engage the person.
2. Provide opportunity for growth: 52% of millennials polled said growth within a company was more important then money. Companies need to focus on mentoring and training programs. Kortes helps businesses create a formal system.
3. Provide feedback: We've created a society where there are no winners or losers, Kortes says, just participation awards. The result is a sense of entitlement causing greed and a drop in self worth. Feedback, both positive and negative, is important. But also engage those Millennial employees in problem solving. Everyone should be asking, What is the solution?
Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin RotaryA new appreciation for the value of water
Water is a very important resource, as New Berlin resident Nathan W. learned during World Affairs Seminar in June. Nathan discussed his experiences during our meeting on July 27. He was one of approximately 300 student-delegates from nearly 25 nations attending the event. The seminar, an initiative of Rotary District 6270, was held at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. This year's theme was, "Water: A Global Resource to Share and Protect."
Among other aspects, Nathan enjoyed talking with students from around the world. One project entailed interviewing fellow delegates about their water usage. He created a video based upon those interviews.
Nathan, who will be a senior this year at New Berlin Eisenhower, is one of four New Berlin high school students in attendance this year. The others are fellow Eisenhower student Drisya, along with Illsia and Madeline from New Berlin West.
Representing New Berlin Eisenhower are Nathan and Drisya. Illsia and Madeline from New Berlin West round out the four student-candidates attending WAS. - See more at:
A focus on water issues was perfect for Nathan, who is interested in environmental science. His studies included a tour of Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District's facility. He saw how waste was turned into Milorganite, a popular fertilizer for golf courses, lawns and other areas. As a result of attending WAS, Nathan has already reduced the amount of water he uses daily.
World Affairs Seminar is designed to create global leaders and citizens through an international seminar with an innovative, rigorous program. The course involves high school students from across the US and around the world. This is the fourth year that our club has sponsored two students to WAS. (School District of New Berlin also sponsors two.)
Representing New Berlin Eisenhower are Nathan and Drisya. Illsia and Madeline from New Berlin West round out the four student-candidates attending WAS. - See more at:
Nathan said he hopes to attend WAS 2017. One of his counselors, a blind gentleman, introduced Braille to the students. Nathan produced a message he wrote in Braille stating, "Thank you, Rotary, for sponsoring me."
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!

 Rotary Club of New Berlin

Rotary Serving Humanity

The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at noon
New Berlin Hills Clubhouse
13175 W. Graham St.
New Berlin, WI  53151
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Sep 14, 2016
Nicholas Domingo
Children's program on nonviolence and compassion
Sep 28, 2016
Theresa Nemetz
Milwaukee Food & City Tours
Oct 12, 2016
District Governor Julie Craig
Status of District 6270
Oct 26, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
Upcoming Events

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