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 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.
Rotarians have much to be proud of
We were reminded on Sept. 10 of all the good that Rotary does during a pleasant visit by District Gov. Steen Sanderhoff.
Sanderhoff began by praising our club for its involvement in the community and thanking members for their volunteer efforts. "You truly are people of action," he said.
Echoing comments from Rotary president Mark Maloney, Sanderhoff encourages Rotarians to include families in club meetings and activities.
To that end, he encouraged us to "have fun." Invite our friends, neighbors and kids to meetings, he suggested. When they see what Rotary is all about, they will want to join.
"We are part of a very exciting organization," he said. "Opportunities are limitless."
Sanderhoff, a member of Racine Founder's Rotary Club, began his term as district governor on July 1.
This year's theme is "Rotary Connects The World." Fitting, Sanderhoff said, as Rotary crosses cultures, religions and political boundaries.
A native of Denmark, Sanderhoff grew up during the Cold War. Soviet warships regularly plied the waters near his hometown of Copenhagen. "It was a very, very scary time," he recalled.
Of Rotary's six areas of focus, peace and conflict resolution is especially dear to him. "I feel very strongly about that," he said.
Sanderhoff speaks proudly of Rotary's long association with the United Nations. "Rotary has a 75-year history with the U.N. We have similar goals: building peace in the world."
Continuing a tradition established by his predecessors, Sanderhoff will visit all 54 clubs in this district (6270). He looks forward to meeting his fellow Rotarians. "It's a lot of fun to visit the clubs," he said. "All are part of Rotary, but all are different.
To read about previous meetings and events, click on the Archive tab above.
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.
Cleveland Pub & Grill
140000 W. Cleveland Ave.
New Berlin, WI  53151
United States of America
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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?
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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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