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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Dairy State Restaurant
506 E. Mill Street
Plymouth, WI  53073
United States
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Our club, Plymouth Rotary, is part of a global network of 1.2 million business and professional Rotarians that volunteer their time and talents in the service of their community and the world. Based out of Plymouth, Wisconsin, Plymouth Rotary was chartered on November 9, 1967. The Sheboygan Rotary Club was our sponsor.

The four Rotary Clubs of Sheboygan County are proud to announce the third annual Making Spirits Bright holiday lights display in Sheboygan's Evergreen Park. The park will be open every night (except December 24) from November 28 through December 27 from 5:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m.  Quarryview Center, located across from Evergreen Park, will be open Thursday through Sunday. The Quarryview Center features Santa visits, wreath raffles and a children's activity corner on select evenings. Concessions available. Take a trolley ride (available Fridays from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for $1.00 per person. Free admission, however donations for the Sheboygan County Food Bank are highly encouraged. Last year, your donations provided a three month supply for area pantries. Our expectation is for this to grow substantially this year due to increased popularity of this event. All sponsorships and cash donations will be used toward the growth and development of the lights display. Festival Foods and Dave and Sandy Sachse have returned as our Premier Sponsors at the $10,000 level. We appreciate their support.   Learn more about this wonderful seasonal attraction! 

The Plymouth Rotary Club will host the 2014 Rotary Roast event featuring Teresa Van Horn on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at The Osthoff, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
This popular event will begin with a social hour at 5:30 pm and the dinner at 6:30 pm. The roast and a silent auction will follow. Van Horn has agreed to allow her family and friends to do the honors of providing attendees with an evening full of laughs that are sure to be remembered. The roasters for the evening are Joann Van Horn Wieland, Chuck Van Horn, Jenny Krebsbach and 
Bruce Vreeke.


Don Pohlman, President of the Plymouth Rotary Club, along with Bank First National's Market President Todd Neils, recently presented the Plymouth Ambulance Service and the Plymouth Education Foundation with a $2,000 donation and the Plymouth Lions Club’s Dream Park Project with a $500 donation. The funds donated were raised from the Rotary Roast event, featuring Neils, held in November and are part of the Plymouth Rotary Club’s commitment to supporting community projects and activities.

Left to right: Brian Goelzer, Plymouth Ambulance Services, Don Pohlman, Plymouth Rotary Club, Anne Troka, Plymouth Education Foundation, Todd Neils, Market President, Bank First National and Jerry Baltus, Plymouth Lions Club.




The Plymouth Rotary Club recently inducted three new members from Community Bank & Trust's Plymouth office as part of Corporate Membership Plan. New members include Deborah Reichert, Alana DeRouin and Kayla Kiehl.

Participating in the induction were (Left to Right): Plymouth Rotary Club President, Don Pohlman; Saergent at Arms, Ron Navis; Deborah Reichert; Past President, Chris Merklein; Alana DeRouin; Kayla Kiehl and Club Member, Christine Lehmann.

The Plymouth Rotary Club, chartered on November 9, 1967, is affiliated with Rotary International and the motto "Service above self!"  The club meets Wednesdays at 12 Noon at Dairy State Restaurant, 506 E. Mill Street in downtown Plymouth.  If you are interested in joining the Plymouth Rotary, please contact club Secretary and Treasurer, Karen White at (920) 892-5120.    





The Plymouth Rotary Club’s 2013 Rotary Roast featuring Todd Neils, Market President, Bank First National, was a fund raising success. The event was attended by 160 people and raised more than $8,000 with a portion dedicated to Plymouth Rotary Club community projects. Such projects have included support for Rotary Park, Plymouth Mill Pond Lake Association, The Welcome Table, Plymouth School District, Plymouth Arts Foundation, Plymouth Intergenerational Center, Plymouth Police Department, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and may more organizations throughout the years.


Another successful brat fry was held. The brat fry at Piggly Wiggly was to raise money for new defibulators for the Plymouth Police Dept. A big thank you goes out to all who worked the stand and to those who made donations but especialy to those who bought some brats! Click on "2013 Brat Fry" in upper right corner to view more photos.



If you are interested in joining the Plymouth Rotary? Feel free to attend our club meeting to learn more about what we do. We meet every Wednesday, 12 noon at Dairy State Family Restaurant (formerly Mill Street Grill/Plymouth Family Restaurant) in downtown Plymouth. For more information and/or directions please email Karen White.


Five new members were inducted on July 10, 2013, into our new Corporate Membership Program. The inductees are from the Van Horn Group and include: Teresa Van Horn, Shannon Laehn, Tanya Adams, Christine Lehmann and Kristina Johanning.  Welcome!



A great Changing of the Guard was held on June 26, 2013 at The Roadside Restaurant in Plymouth. The "Rotarian of the Year" award was presented to Jack Fernsler. Congrats Jack! Year End Awards were also distributed. "Service Above Self" awards were presented to Lisa Hurley, Ron Navis and Dustin Turicik.  Way to go guys!  Perfect Attendance was acheived by Jack Fernsler, Lisa Hurley, Chris Merklein, Ron Navis, Don Pohlman, Karen White and Dustin Turicik.



Effective July 1, 2013, Karen White will be the District Governor Nominee for 2015/16. Congrats Karen!



Please welcome Plymouth Rotary's new members Dustin Turicik from IQ Print Media and Carrie Dassow, Plymouth School District's Asstistant  Superintendant of Schools.  We look forward to learning more about you and working with you to better our community!



As Plymouth Rotarians, we enjoy improving our community and the world around us. Below is a list of community, vocational/ educational, international and service projects that we are involved with. Join in and lend a hand to these noteworthy organizations and projects.


Plymouth Rotary Club welcomed this Reverand from Ghana as a guest speaker at their recent club meeting.  He gave a presentation on a local school regarding poor water quality.


Our club, Plymouth Rotary, is part of a global network of 1.2 million business and professional Rotarians that volunteer their time and talents in the service of their community and the world. Based out of Plymouth, Wisconsin, Plymouth Rotary was chartered on November 9, 1967. The Sheboygan Rotary Club was our sponsor.

At the International Assembly, it was announced that the Challenge has surpassed the US$200 million mark and has raised US$202.6 million as of January 17, 2012. For more information, please visit our district website.       



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