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The Holmen Area Rotary Club introduced a "Teacher of the Month" for March project to recognize outstanding educators in Holmen Elementary School. Students can nominate teachers by explaining why they are special. Mike Kline, a 2nd Grade Viking Elementary Teacher, was February's awardee after being nominated by student Lana B. Mike has been teaching in the Holmen School District for 20 years. The Teacher of the Month receives swag and $200 for their classroom.
Latrell Anderson, a senior at La Follette High School, was named Madison South Rotary‚Äôs Outstanding Student for his turnaround from falling behind in credits to earning a perfect 4.0 GPA. He benefited from the Grad Academy program for academic and emotional support and plans to study psychology at a UW System college.
At the recent Midwest PETS 2024, District Governor ElectTodd Restel was full of energy, and everyone else was busy mingling and making connections. It's always nice to see familiar faces, isn't it? PDG Mary, Patricia, DGN Mike, DGND Scott, Admin Megs, TJ, and other volunteers were also on the go. They made sure everyone feels welcome at the Westin Hotel Plaza as the venue from March 1 to 3. 
Smart move by PE Regina from the Rotary Club of La Crosse to gather her fellow Rotarians for a quick snapshot with District Governor-Elect Todd Restel right after the breakout sessions at Midwest PETS 2024 last March 1st.
How about this scene? Imagine Rotarians Aaron and Michael, members of the Rotary Club of Madison, relaxing with lollipops, fully engaged in a session at Midwest PETS 2024. These two gentlemen excel at combining learning with a touch of enjoyment! At Rotary, they know how to merge fun with education seamlessly. Cheers to that!
Former International President Jennifer Jones, delivered a powerful speech last dinner's general session. Her key message emphasized the importance of actively contributing to shaping the society we desire. She highlighted the significance of recognizing each other's strengths to foster better leadership, stressing that impactful change can start within our own community. Upholding core values, the four-way test and the objects of Rotary, shapes our identity. Supporting the end polio campaign with every donation is vital in transforming lives. She was introduced by our very own DGE Todd Restel. Cheers!
Our very own PDG Mary Van Hout, from the Rotary Club of Madison-West Middleton, holds the position of MidwestPETS Chair this year. This event stands as one of the largest multi-district President-Elects Training Seminars (PETS), featuring handpicked outstanding speakers, engaging workshops, and sessions that offer numerous opportunities for our President-Elects. Approximately 400 Rotarians attended this event, set in a relaxed atmosphere at Westin Hotel, Chicago. 
The Rotary Club of Madison recognizes Jen Savino and Bob Shumaker with Community Service Awards for their dedicated service. Jen leads the Community Grants Program and an ad-hoc committee, while Bob is involved in the Ethics Symposium and scholarship committees. Both are valued members of the club, with contributions acknowledged through a gift to The Rotary Foundation.
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