New meeting time, location
 
The Rotary Club of New Berlin now meets at the New Berlin Community Center, 14750 W. Cleveland Ave. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 5:30 p.m, and take place in the Parkview Room. Enter the main doors on the north side of the building, and take the first door on the left. The Parkview Room is the second room down the hall on the left.
 
Feel free to attend a meeting. We'd love to get to know you and discuss how Rotary can further your community service ambitions. (Food is not allowed in the room, so consider eating before arriving.)
 
We welcome valuable presentations. If you feel your topic would be of interest to our group, please contact Tom Fuszard. He can be reached through the link at left.
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Rotarians Get Their Hands Dirty for a Good Cause
 
It appears innocent enough.
 
The small plant has several stems and broad leaves. Its lime green color is augmented by attractive white flowers in late spring. Unfortunately, it -- garlic mustard -- is anything but innocuous. The nonnative plant can quickly overtake a wooded area, pushing out native plants in the process.
 
Garlic mustard was the focus of an annual weed-pulling event May 5 that drew several Rotarians and other volunteers. They spent three hours attacking the plants in the Weatherstone section of New Berlin. 
 
The project is the brainchild of Weatherstone resident Bill Moore. He first noticed the rampaging effect of garlic mustard during a regular visit to Omaha. The woods he enjoyed walking through became carpeted with garlic mustard in the space of one year.
 
Later, Moore attended a presentation in Milwaukee on invasive plants. The program, which focused on buckthorn and garlic mustard, got him thinking about his own neighborhood. For the past 15 years, the now-retired airline pilot has spearheaded efforts to eradicate garlic mustard. Left alone, "it basically takes over everything and doesn't allow anything to grow," Moore says. (A similar effort in early winter targets buckthorn. Both projects are under the auspices of the Weatherstone Homeowners' Association.)
 
Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin RotaryWhich is how those four Rotarians found themselves on their hands and knees plucking plants on a warm and sunny Saturday. Also assisting were several Weatherstone residents and a handful of Boy Scouts. In this image Moore (right) explains how to identify and remove the plant.
 
A recent storm had left the ground moist, which made plucking fairly easy. The group started at Weatherstone Park. Moore pointed out a section of woods cleared in 2017. Bloodroot, a flowering plant, is popping up were once the ground was solid garlic mustard. "Those are some very happy plants," Moore says.
 
Tom Fuszard, Rotary Club of New Berlin, New Berlin Rotary, Dianne MooreAttention shifted to a wooded area along Weathersthone Court. Along with the garlic mustard, the group also removed sections of barbed wire fencing left over from the farming days.
 
Rotarians assisting included Dianne Moore, Art Angove, Audrey Judds and Tom Fuszard. 
 
Although he expects some of that garlic mustard to return, Moore says native plants now have a chance to grow.
 
Budget constraints hamper the Parks Department's efforts against invasive plants, Moore says. Therefore, it's important for volunteers to assist in the efforts. It's that type of volunteering that members of the Rotary Club of New Berlin are happy to do.
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Murder Mystery 2018
 
We enjoyed another very successful and fun murder mystery dinner on Saturday. A near-capacity audience pored over tantalizing clues and used keen investigative skills in an attempt to determine whodunnit.
 
We're very pleased with the results. Proceeds totaled about $3,600. The regular raffle pulled in approximately $1,300, while the 50/50 raffle brought in $600. A special thank you to the winner of that raffle for donating his $300 back to the club. As mentioned before, these proceeds will be used to send up to three New Berlin high school students to this year's World Affairs Seminar.
 
 Here are some images from that event. For more, click on the link under "New Berlin Rotarians in Action" at right.
 
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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

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.
New Berlin Community Center
14750 W Cleveland Ave
New Berlin, WI  53151
United States
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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.
 
 
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