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Rotary Gavel Passes from Patzke to Terry

Outgoing Racine Founder’s Rotary Club president Mark Patzke passed the gavel to Chris Terry during the club’s annual “Changing of the Guard” meeting on Thursday, July 1 at the Racine Zoo’s Rotary West Pavilion. Terry will serve as the club’s president and oversee the activities of the club’s board of directors for the 2021-22 fiscal […]

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Enchanted Evening’ Rotary Post Prom Set For May 15

UNION GROVE – The 68th Annual Rotary Post Prom, “Enchanted Evening” is set for Saturday, May 15, 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Racine County Fairgrounds. It is presented by the Racine Founders Rotary Club and nine area high schools. Among the Post Prom attractions are: Live red carpet TV coverage by WCGV-TV (MY24) and […]

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Annual golf outing to benefit STRIVE scholarships

The Racine Founders Rotary Club will host its annual Dennis Barry STRIVE Scholarship Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 9 to raise funds to support the club’s annual scholarship awards to local high school graduates. This year the club awarded five scholarships totaling $10,000. Named to remember Dennis Barry, a long-standing and energized local Rotarian, the […]

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Rotary expands Racine Prom tradition with addition of “A Night to Remember”

Press release RACINE, WI – Racine Rotary Clubs have had a long and proud tradition of hosting “Post Prom” since 1953. On Saturday, May 18, 2019, The Racine Founders Rotary Club will once again host Post Prom at Racine’s Festival Hall and Paul P. Harris Rotary Park. This event is truly a Racine treasure that […]

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Rotary Approaches City About Paying For Festival Park Stage

The Racine Founders Rotary Club and the Racine Rotary Foundation want to donate $100,000 towards the cost of building a permanent performance structure at Festival Park. In exchange, the civic organization also wants the park named after Rotary founder Paul P. Harris. One of the primary reasons Festival Park is not used as much is […]

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Tiny Homes Project Receives $5,000 Grant

Racine-area seniors who attended post-prom over the weekend voted to give a $5,000 grant — courtesy of the Racine Founder’s Rotary Club  — to Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. The money will be used to help build homes for homeless veterans through the Veteran’s Outreach of Wisconsin tiny homes project. It’s been years since the Rotary […]

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Weekend fun – indoors and out

This weekend’s fun is found indoors and outdoors. It includes chili tasting, home remodeling, a benefit dance and ice fishing. Come along with Real Racine. Chili for fun and fame. Hot ‘n spicy or on the mild side — the area’s best chili makers will show off their stuff at the Winter Carnival and Chili […]

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