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Deborah Wetter, General Manager - Valley Transit, and Nikki Voelzke, Community Relations Specialist at City of Appleton - Valley Transit, spoke to our club about the substantial economic impact the Valley Transit bus system has in our community. A large portion of the riders are utilizing buses to get to and from work and/or to and from school. Well over a million rides are provided annually. The partenership they have formed with area communities and private sector business is unique and is a prime example of the cooperative spirit of community we enjoy here in the Fox Valley.  Take a look at their website to see all of the services they provide. Hop on a bus and check it out!   

Suzanne Brault-Pagel with United Way Fox Cities spoke to our club about her involvement with the Born Learning Trail projects in the community. A Born Learning Trail provides young children with an opportunity to get active, have fun and boost language and literacy skills. The "trail" features age-appropriate, simple-to-construct activities that can be set up outdoors or inside a building.  There are currently trails in Pierce Park and Plamann Park in Appleton.
Our guests Max Ritzow and his mother Kim presented an interesting look into global warming and it's consequences based on their trip to Antarctica.
Local poet Karla Huston visited our noon luncheon last week and shared a bit about poetry and how the arts are or are not being supported in Wisconsin.  She shared several of her poems with us as well and I can surely speak for the group that we enjoyed them thoroughly.  Her poems provided some fantastic mental pictures as she read them and most were tied to simple everyday experiences or to something we in the Fox Cities are familiar with.  We were thrilled to have her and welcome her back anytime.  You can take a look at her website here:  Karla Huston - Poet
Menasha Rotarians welcomed Sarah Bassing-Sutton to our noon meeting today to speak about the Connected Community TeenScreen program that is being utilized in some area schools.
This Wednesday we were lucky to have Chris Mehring the, Director of Media Relations/Radio Announcer, for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at our lunch. 
Our President-Elect, Aaron Zemlock, attended the 2014 Midwest PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) in Itasca, IL this past weekend. A great time was had by all who attended. Rotary fellowship was alive and well. A special honor was being able to meet and speak with former Rotary International President, Ray Klinginsmith.
We were fortunate to have Erin Othrow from the  ARC Fox Cities and Dr. Tom Tatlock, M.D. speak at our meeting yesterday.  
The Menasha Rotary Club got a first hand look at the progess being made on the design and upcoming building of the new Menasha High School.



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