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2020 Early Bird Rotary Technical School Scholarships

Early Bird Rotary provides one year technical college scholarships of variable amounts up to $2000 to both Sheboygan County graduating seniors and adults continuing their education. These are tuition scholarships only and applicable to any Wisconsin Technical College. Completed applications are due by 3/14/20 (Saturday). Notification of results to applicants will occur within 6 weeks of deadline date, no later than 4/25/20.
Our objective is to provide financial assistance, offer professional mentoring, encourage recipients to pursue or continue local employment, both during and after the educational process, and to introduce applicants to Rotary whose motto is Service Above Self.
Good Luck and thank you for taking the time to complete this application.

Graduating Seniors Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Member of the current graduating class of a Sheboygan County High School.
  2. Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average.
  3. Have demonstrated a capacity for leadership in activities such as community, school or church.
  4. Have had some work experiences.
  5. The scholarship is applicable to any Wisconsin Technical College.
Adult Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Must be a Sheboygan County resident.
  2. Must be a beginning or continuing adult attending a technical college.
  3. Demonstration of financial need or hardship.
  4. Have shown leadership qualities and good character.
  5. The scholarship is applicable to any Wisconsin Technical College.
Deadline for Completed Scholarship Application - March 14, 2020
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Another Season Making Spirits Bright

In 32 nights of the Rotary Making Spirits Bright Holiday Light Show, 98,799 pounds were donated and will go to feed over 3,000 families in our community!
This is incredible! Thank you so much for all of your support and showing everyone how much you all care!
Nightly Average: 3,087.5 pounds
Smallest Night: 844 pounds
Largest Night: 5,245 pounds
Pounds Shy of Goal: 1,201 pounds
In 2018 we had 38 nights and brought in 100,451 pounds which breaks down to ~2,643 pounds per night.
Your generosity continues to grow and blow us away! Thank you everyone for your support! We ❤ you all!
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2019 Lobster Boil at Fountain Park

Join us at the 2019 Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary Lobster Boil on Friday, July 19



Call H. C. Denison at (920) 457-9451 for last minute lobster tickets
(while supplies last)

July 19, 2019 - Fountain Park, Sheboygan
4:30-8:30 p.m. rain or shine
Live Music by The Grimm Brothers
The event is open to the public and no ticket is required to purchase. . .
  • Refreshments – Wine, Beer, Water, Soda
  • Soup and Desserts (in the big tent)
  • Sandwiches – burgers, brats, chicken breasts, veggie burger, and MORE offered at the Food Trailer FOR THOSE WHO DON’T PREFER LOBSTER . . . OR WANT AN APPETIZER!
All proceeds support the future of Sheboygan County through Education!
$40 Ticket includes complete dinner: 1¼ lb. fresh Maine Lobster, butter, potatoes, coleslaw, corn on the cob & bread.
Live Lobsters will be cooked upon your arrival. (Please allow 20 minutes for preparation).
The Table Decorating Contest is a highlight of the event!
Any group of 10 may choose a theme. To win - be creative, original, and integrate it into the table, environment, guest outfits, food/drink, etc. Our panel of 3 Rotary Club judges will select the winner.
The winning Table Leader will have the honor of contributing a $500 donation to the non-profit of their choice, and will receive 5 free tickets for the 2020 Lobster Boil, valued at $200.
Participants are invited to arrive early to select a table and register at the Information Table as a contest participant.
Also... 50/50 Raffle & Celebrity Lobster Tail Crackers

Call H. C. Denison at (920) 457-9451 for last minute lobster tickets (while supplies last).

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A great group of Early Birds helped beautify the Rotary intersection on Saturday morning!

Posted on Jun 22, 2019
The Rotary Intersection, which sits at the confluence of South Eight Street, South Pier Drive, and Indiana Avenue is maintained by the Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary Club. An increasingly important hub in the city, it leads to Blue Harbor and the South Pier District, the Downtown area and Riverfront, and the upcoming FreshTech Innovation District and JMKAC Art Preserve.
On June 22, 2019 Early Bird Rotarians planted and mulched the lower level of the terraced garden, bringing new life and beauty to the busy traffic junction.
A great group of Early Birds helped beautify the Rotary intersection on Saturday morning! 2019-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
We are honored to introduce our newest Rotarian Kyle Whelton! 2019-06-20 05:00:00Z 0

2018 District Governor Visit

Andrew Bubb, Kola Alayande, and Kristin StearnsRotary District 6270 Governor Kola Alayande and Assistant Governor Kristin Stearns visited the Early Bird Rotary Club on July 12, 2018.

We showcased our club's service projects, and had a great discussion and feedback on how we can make our club even stronger in 2018-19.

After the club and board meetings concluded, we took a tour of the Red Raider Manufacturing lab at North High School. The Early Bird Rotary Club has made a $50,000 commitment over five years to the program.


Red Raider Manufacturing represents a partnership between Sheboygan Area School District, local manufacturing companies, and Lakeshore Technical College, who are working together to educate a stronger community.

This career pathway represents a collaborative effort to better prepare high school students for college and careers and to provide more skilled workers to local manufacturers.

Photos from the event and tour


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Alliant Energy Gives $1,000 in Support of Local Education 2018-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Early Bird Rotary Foundation Presents Grant to SCIO Andrew Bubb 2017-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

2017 Lobster Boil


Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary Lobster Boil

Fountain Park, Sheboygan

Friday, July 21, 2017

A quick thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Sheboygan Early Birds Lobster Boil! Thanks to all of our Donors and Sponsors, without which this event would not be possible. This years's Lobster Boil was a resounding success, with the temperamental weather remaining calm for the most part.
Your contributions will help the Early Bird Rotary continue our commitment to enhancing education opportunities in Sheboygan County - through our pledge to donate $50,000 to the Red Raider Manufacturing Project by 2020, and Technical School scholarships ($17,000 across 6 scholarships this year, and $70,000 across 36 scholarships over the last ten years).
We want to share all the wonderful experiences had at the Lobster Boil this year, so check back soon here and on our Facebook page for pictures of the event.
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Red Raider Initiative

Posted on May 11, 2016
Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. partner with Sheboygan Area School District to support the Red Raider Manufacturing Program.
Pictured from left are Dr. Joseph Sheehan, Eric Rutlege, Linda Cates, Rick Cawthon and Sebastian Schmidt.
For more, read the Sheboygan Press article.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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