Speaker Date Topic
Pat Stephens Mar 30, 2023
Rotary Lights Presentation

In leadership from the founding of Rotary LIghts for 27 years, Pat Stephens has worked with an incredible number of volunteers and volunteer organizations.  At this week's meeting, the past year's illumination of not only the downtown waterfront but the people who help put it on will be celebrated with checks to 15 organizations.

Pat Stephens retired in 2013 from UW-L after many years in leadership with its Foundation and doing great fundraising efforts.  He is the "Irish Man of the Year", an Iverson-Freking Ecumenical award recipient, long-time leader of Freedom Fest, recipient of Viterbo University's Pope John XXIII award, and the driving force behind many community fund raisers and community events.



Janine Latus Apr 06, 2023
Rotary Leadership Series
Dr. Richard Strauss Apr 13, 2023
Classification Talk
Classification Talk

Born in Chicago, grew up in Syracuse, NY, went to college in Evanston, IL, met my wife in Chicago, went to medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico, and New York City, went to pediatric residency in Syracuse, worked in Albany for two years as an academic pediatrician, completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at UW-Madison, moved here in 1988 and practiced general pediatrics, neonatology, pediatric critical care, and pediatric sedation at GHS, have three adult children, eight grandchildren, two brothers, and one cat.  My biological parents and my step-father are no longer alive.  I enjoy working, playing with children and grandchildren, traveling to near and far off places, many different sports, volunteering, learning other languages, and lunch on Thursday.