Passing the gavel to a new president
 
The rains let up just in time for us to celebrate an annual tradition in Rotary, the Changing of the Guard. Tuesday, June 22 was an otherwise nice day, so we met at ProHealth Care Park in New Berlin.
 
Outgoing president Art Angove officially stepped aside as our new president, David Grzesk, assumed the role.
 
In his remarks, Angove touched on the history of Rotary. The organization started as a networking group 115 years ago in Chicago. Today, Rotary is comprised of 1.2 million people in 35,000 clubs spread around the globe. Rotary is involved in numerous projects large and small. The most noteworthy is the push to eradicate polio -- an achievement which is in sight.
 
The Rotary Club of New Berlin has been very active since its inception in 1970. You can learn more about those achievements here.
 
David Grzesk said he is "honored" to serve the club in the coming year. "I enjoy being among a group of like-minded people committed to giving back to the world," he said. We wish David the very best for the coming Rotary year.
 
Art Angove accepts a plaque recognizing his service as club president. Making the presentation is Rotarian Dianne Moore.
 
 
We also took a moment to recognize Rotarian Pat McLaughlin. Pat served as club president immediately prior to Art. Thank you, Pat!
 
Pat and Art each served two terms, helping to ensure a smooth flow for the club as it faced challenging times.
 
As a nice cap to our meeting, the sun popped out. Rotarians and family members gathered for a group photo.
 
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Abbey Bornemeir with club president Art Angove
 
ADA helps those with diabetes locally and nationally
 
Diabetes affects tens or millions of Americans. Many more are at risk and don't know it. The American Diabetes Association is heavily involved in the fight for a cure, as we learned on Oct. 22.
 
According to Abbey Bornemeir of the ADA's Wisconsin office, more than 30 million adults in America  -- 541,000 in Wisconsin alone -- have diabetes. "We all know someone who has been affected somehow," she says. 
 
Ninety percent of those in a prediabetes stage don't know it, she says. The ADA offers valuable services to help educate people about the risk factors. Take their quick risk assessment survey at diabetes.org/wirisktest. Even if there is no diabetes in your family, you are encouraged to take the survey.
 
"You may be surprised if you take it," Bornemeir says.
 
Because diabetes affects the cardiovascular system,  the ADA has partnered with the American Heart Association to spread the word on how the two conditions interact. Diabetes can transition into cardiovascular conditions, Bornemeir says. If you have a heart attack, diabetes could be an underlying cause.
 
Some of the services and opportunities offered or promoted by the ADA include:
 
Health screenings: More than 350 Walmart stores across the country offer wellness events. Typically held on a quarterly basis, these provide fast screenings for a number of issues, including diabetes. Consult your local Walmrt to see if the program is offered there.
 
ADA summer camp: Children with diabetes get to enjoy the outdoors while learning more about how to manage the disease. Trained caregivers assist so the campers have a good time during the week-long program. "Kids are able to be kids," Bornemeir says.
 
Investing in local research: In 2018, the Medical College of Wisconsin received $514,298 for ongoing research projects. Wisconsin donors, especially those in the southeastern part of the state, are pleased to learn that their dollars stay home.
 
Become involved:  Bornemeir encourages people to advocate for more investment in diabetes research. You can also participate in fundraising events like next year's Tour de Cure in Milwaukee.
 
Tentatively scheduled for summer 2020 in Hoyt Park, it will feature routes of various lengths for walking and riding. The day-long event event will offer music, food, and activities for the entire family. Volunteers will be needed in a number of areas, including rest stops, the registration/instruction table, and for set up and take down. Learn more here.
 
Becoming an advocate or a volunteer is "good way to be involved; to be more aware," Bornemeier says.
 
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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.
 
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Welcome to Rotary Club of New Berlin!

New Berlin Rotary Club

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom) Meeting
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New Berlin, WI 53151
United States of America
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