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September 28: Know Madison: Annual Vocational Fellowship Day Highlights

Photo 1: Breese Stevens Field; Photo 2: Children’s Theater of Madison at MYARTS

Instead of our regular meeting at the Park Hotel, members enjoyed an opportunity to get to know one another better in small groups as they toured and learned about various Madison area businesses.

Photo 1: RISE Wisconsin; Photo 2: WI Historical Society

The idea behind this annual luncheon goes back to the founding of the organization in 1905 when Paul Harris met with three friends to discuss an idea that he had been developing.  From this discussion came the concept of a business club to promote fellowship and, by rotating weekly meetings at their various places of business, become better acquainted with one another’s vocations.  This practice of rotating meetings is how Rotary got its name.

Photo 1: Holy Wisdom Monastery; Photo 2: Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

In this spirit, club members and guests visited one of eight sites this week.  Our Vocational Day Sub-Committee wishes to thank the following hosts: 

  • Mark Clear – Breese Stevens Field
  • Allen Ebert – Children’s Theater of Madison at MYARTS
  • Jason Ilstrup – Dane County Airport
  • Bob Dinndorf & Charles McLimans – Holy Wisdom Monastery
  • Michael Mucha – Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Scott Strong – RISE Wisconsin
  • Christian Overland – WI Historical Society
  • Terry Anderson – WI State Senate


Photo 1: Dane County Airport; Photo 2: WI State Senate

Some comments from club members:

“It was an amazing tour! A continuation of excellent programs this year!”

“The presentation and tour were instructive, well organized and fascinating! Good food too!”

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