Posted by Mary Jones on Apr 20, 2018
David Hayford introduced staff from Theda-Care who presented a program entitled, "Bleeding Control Basics -- Stop the Bleed."
The online program helped people identify what kind of bleeding is life threatening and what to do if encountered.  The program is online at, and was motivated by the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook School in 2012.  The program is designed to provide civilians with basic training in bleeding control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders arrive to take care of an injured person. It's hoped that broad knowledge of this program will help decrease preventable deaths. It is designed to be of value to people aged 12 and up. 
The first steps in to be taken include:
1. Call 911 or have someone else call 911 while you attend to the victim.
2. Determine where the life-threatening bleeding is coming from and determine what type of action to take -- pack the wound and apply compression or apply a tourniquet.
3. Remain personally safe -- wear gloves if possible to avoid blood-borne diseases.
Life-threatening blood loss can be identified by:
1. Spurting blood.
2. Blood pooling around the victim.
3. Blood-soaked clothing.
4. A victim's level of consciousness decreases.
Arm and leg wounds can often be treated by using a tourniquet. Injuries to the torso generally require packing and compression. With chest and abdominal injuries, the victim needs to be transported to the hospital as quickly as possible.
When doing compression, it's advised to use two hands in a CPR-like pose, while applying as much pressure as possible. Don't remove the pressure to see if the bleeding is lessening. Keep constant pressure on the wound, even if it's painful to the victim. Keep compression until EMTs arrive.
Tourniquets should be applied 2-3 inches above the wound/bleeding site.  Tighten the tourniquet until the bleeding stops. A tourniquet can be left in place for up to 2 hours before damage to other tissues will happen. The body's bone structure will prevent the tourniquet from cutting off an artery, but never place a tourniquet over a joint such as the knee or elbow.  If the bleeding still doesn't stop, add a second tourniquet above the first one.  Tourniquets will cause the victim pain, but tell them that is normal and that they will get pain relief medication when the EMTs arrive.
When packing a wound is necessary, open the person's clothing to locate the source of the bleeding, push packing deep into the wound, and keep adding packing on top and keep pressure on the wound to get the bleeding to stop.
If you are contaminated by the victim's blood, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water ASAP and tell the EMTs that you were contaminated.
Kits having tourniquets and wound packing materials are available online at The presenters recommended everyone have such kits available to them.
A "stop the bleed" kit.
After the presentation, Rotarians were able to practice applying tourniquets and packing "virtual" wounds.
Program for April 16 Mary Jones 2018-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Jones on Apr 20, 2018
David Sennholz -- was happy he lives in a condo 'cause that means he doesn't have to shovel snow.
Happy $$ for April 16 Mary Jones 2018-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Jones on Apr 20, 2018
District Conference Reminder -- Are you looking for a weekend getaway with kids or grandkids?  How about a waterpark in Wisconsin Dells?  May 4-6 TriCon 2018 is coming to The Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells.  This is a Rotary District Conference for Rotarians in District 6220, District 6250 and District 6270.  All Rotarians from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and eastern Minnesota, with their significant others and families, and other Rotarians and friends of Rotary are welcome. TriCon 2018 Wisconsin is a collaborative project of the three Rotary Districts mentioned. 
Goals are to:
o   Celebrate Rotary
o   Be family friendly
o   Present OUTSTANDING speakers and programs.
You are welcome to attend whether you have been a Rotarian for one year or 50 years.  Especially for newer members, it’s a great way to learn more about Rotary and expand your scope outside of our Rotary club.
Flower Sale -- Sales efforts are underway, with delivery on Friday May 11. Varieties of flowers available, colors, and prices are noted on the order forms. April 23 is deadline for turning in orders. Pickup will be May 11, the Friday prior to Mothers' Day.
Board Meeting -- President John Fuller reminded members that there would be a Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 8 a.m.
Chili Cook Off -- Karen Schibline advised that the date for the Chili Cook Off has been set for Saturday, October 13th. Anyone wishing to join the committee planning that event should contact Karen.
News You Can Use; Announcements for April 16 Mary Jones 2018-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Jones on Apr 20, 2018
Stephen Hintz greeted members and guests and led the Club in a reflection and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Stephen Hintz
Jack Klein pinch-hit as Sergeant-at-Arms to welcome the day's guests, including Kim Johnson Thiel (Southwest Rotary). Jack noted that Monday was National Tax Day, National Titanic Remembrance Day, and National Eraser Day.  He added that he'd just finished 16.5 hours of snow plowing after the weekend snowstorm.
Jack Klein
RYE Student Michel shared that he helped with snowplowing at his host family's home.
Christy Marquardt reported the raffle kitty stands at $100 with two more weeks to go.
Prayer and Pledge for April 16 Mary Jones 2018-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Brad Hunter will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Rick Hammes and David Peppler will present a program titled "Bridging Connections - Family Advocacy & Consultation".
Meeting Information for Monday April 23rd 2018-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by DAVID HAYFORD on Apr 04, 2018
Lori Renning introduced marketing executive Griffin Pollnow and Ralph Spanbauer of the Menominee Nation Arena.
Griffin Pollnow, Southwest Rotarian and son of Southwest Rotarian Julie Pollnow

Ralph Spanbauer
The initial season for the Wisconsin Herd is over. It was an exciting season, with an enthusiastic reception from the community. The last 13 games of the season were sold out.
They presented a list of upcoming entertainment events. Here is  the link:
Capacity is 3,500 for basketball; 4,200 for events. High attendance is 3,900 for the Harlem Globetrotters, which I guess can be considered a combination of basketball and an event. 
Hockey may be added in the future, though it will require removal of the wall on the west end.
Ralph led us on a tour of the building.
The wall Ralph is pointing to below will have to be removed for hockey.
Program for April 9 DAVID HAYFORD 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0