Join with us in congratulating Cathleen Christensen, VP of Property and Casualty, as the 2016-17 President for the Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club. Along with installing new officers, the Rotary Club was also awarded a Presidential Citations for the clubs’s achievements. See the full news release below.

Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club Installs 2016-17 Leaders, Receives International Presidential Citation

Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club installed the following Rotarians to lead the club during the 2016-2017 Rotary year:  President, Cathleen Christensen; President-elect, Brendan Stormo; Club Secretary, Erin Lund; Club Treasurer, Don Millage; Sergeant-at-Arms, Scott Richter; Club Directors:  Donna Braatz; Ben Dreifuerst; Valerie Graczyk; Ted Miller; Dan Nielsen; Elaine Riedel;  Barb Senn; and Alyson Zierdt.  Mary Jo Keating continues on the Board as Immediate Past President.

At the installation, outgoing President Mary Jo Keating announced that Morning Rotary has received a Presidential Citation from KR Ravindran, 2015-16 Rotary International President.  The award recognized the club’s 2015/16 achievement of goals including membership gains, humanitarian service projects, public image expansion and others.  Out of fifty-four clubs in Rotary District 6270, only three received this recognition.

Morning Rotary’s 2015-16 humanitarian service projects included “Picnic & Pages with Pier” and “Lighting for Literacy”.  “Picnic & Pages” is a twice-weekly summer reading and book distribution program at Maplewood Commons, initiated by Pier teachers to slow the “summer slide” reading loss.  Morning Rotary provided funds for the books and volunteer readers.  Morning Rotary partnered with Boys & Girls Club members and Mid-States Aluminum Corp. on Lighting for Literacy, building solar lighting units to illuminate homes and schools in developing nations after dark so children can learn and study in the evening.

Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club has contributed over $700,000 to worthy local and international programs and projects, with special emphasis on projects to benefit youth and advance literacy in our community.  For more information:, or like “Fond du Lac Morning Rotary” on Facebook.

Photo IdentificationL-R, front row: Treasurer Don Millage; Immediate Past President Mary Jo Keating; Sergeant-at-Arms Scott Richter; President Cathleen Christensen; Secretary Erin Lund; President-elect Brendan Stormo; Director-at-Large Barbara Senn.

L-R, back row:  Directors Ben Dreifuerst; Donna Braatz; Alyson Zierdt; Valerie Graczyk; Elaine Riedel; and Dan Nielsen.

Not pictured:  Director Ted Miller.