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

President Elect
Public Relations Director
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
To contact any of our directors, click on the person's name. That will launch the contact form.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Facebook.

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 the club president. Click on his name above.

Sounding an upbeat message for Rotary
District Governor Karen White brought a message of hope and inspiration to our meeting on Sept. 23.
White, a member of Rotary Club of Plymouth, began by imploring Rotarians to "Get your ask on!" Meaning, proudly wear the "Ask Me About Rotary" buttons that are available from International. She also encouraged us to be a "gift to the world" by giving of our time, talents, and resources.
White's district, 6270, comprises most of eastern and southeastern Wisconsin, and includes 55 clubs. She encourages every club to have each member take the Every Rotarian Every Year pledge. This is a commitment of $100 to Rotary Foundation each year. This money is invested for three years, after which 50% is available for matching grants to clubs. (See the article below for more on Every Rotarian Every Year.)
On the polio front, White noted that Nigeria has been polio free for one year. If no new cases appear in the next two years, the country--and, indeed, the entire continent of Africa--will be declared polio free.
The fight against polio has made great strides elsewhere. Afghanistan had 304 cases in 2014, and 27 so far this year. There were 28 cases in Pakistan in 2014, and just 6 this year. White praised the efforts of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its support over the years. She says the foundation is committed to the cause until polio is eradicated.
White acknowledged that our club meets just two times a month, down from weekly. As district governor, she will encourage clubs to think outside the box. Doing so can help clubs remain vital and strong.
Nearing the end of her visits to Rotary clubs, White now turns her attention to Interact and Rotaract clubs in this district. "It's important that they feel connected to Rotary," she says.
White reiterated this year's theme as her call to action. "Be a gift to the world," she says, "for our time is now."
Also during this meeting, Erica Moranski of New Berlin Junior Women's Club discussed the efforts of her organization. For years, NBJWC has been raising money for a splash pad at Malone Park. They have raised $175,000 so far for a project estimated at $1 million.
Part of that cost, she says, would be for removing the existing playground equipment. The city is expected to do that next spring anyway.
Moranski learned recently that the city will not provide any tax dollars. NBJWC is now considering a universally accessible playground, possibly with a small splash pad. That will bring down the total cost. She invited Rotary Club of New Berlin to consider a donation.
To learn more about NBJWC, visit their website.
Encouraging Rotarians to support the Rotary Foundation
Barb Senn, Annual Giving Chair for our district (6270), discussed Rotary's Every Rotarian Every Year program during her visit on Aug. 26.
She began with a review of Rotary Foundation's efforts, led by the polio eradication program ("an amazing feat," she calls it).
Next, Rotary will turn its focus to water and sanitation issues, she predicts. "We take it for granted in this country to turn on the tap and get clean water."
All told, Rotary is involved in six service activities:
* Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
* Disease prevention and treatment
* Water and sanitation
* Maternal and child health
* Basic education and literacy
* Economic and community development
With that as backdrop, Senn encourages Rotarians to donate to the Rotary Foundation. Contributions are invested for three years. Rotary uses income from those investments for operational expenses, then returns 50% of the funds to the districts. (The other 50% is applied to international efforts.) Clubs can apply for matching funds for qualified projects. As a result, it is possible for members' donations to be returned to their communities.
Senn, a member of Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club, says Rotarians can give as little or as much as they like. Those donations can be annually or spread throughout the year. It is the commitment she asks clubs and members to make.
As she travels the district, she reminds Rotarians about our core philosophy of Service Above Self. By supporting the Rotary Foundation through Every Rotarian Every Year, Rotarians help the organization "continue the good work we do." Download a brochure about the program here. (Adobe reader required.)
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

Be A Gift To The World

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


Oct 14, 2015
Julie Craig
District Visioning session
Oct 28, 2015
Pam Signer, Pantheon Industries
Helping those with disabilities
Nov 11, 2015
Cheryl Phelan, Interfaith Senior Programs, Inc.
Helping seniors lead meaningful lives
Nov 18, 2015
Dec 09, 2015
Dec 16, 2015

Upcoming Events


Do your deals benefit all parties involved? 

Adhering to high business ethics not just right, it's also good business practice.
Rotary clubs follow the Four-Way Test, which is shown on the left side of this page. For more on the value of incorporating the Four-Way Test in your business, read this article from the BizTimes of Milwaukee: