Santa Visits Goodwill Clients

Forty-one shouts of joy filled the air as Santa arrived at the Christmas Party held by the Rotary Club of Mitchell. Goodwill clients throughout Milwaukee came for a meal, music from the Salvation Army band, caroling, and — of course — the visit from Santa. The party started decades ago and is a high point these often forgotten adults. Ho! Ho! Ho!
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Honor Your Heroes! Fly a flag for them.

Hundreds of American flags flew at Oak Creek Community Center and South Milwaukee City Hall to salute local heroes.
Flags for Heroes is…
A highly visible way to recognize a hero with dignity and honor.
A special remembrance for the person who has enough stuff in their life.
A way to honor a hero while helping others in need.

Download flag order forms at left under Downloads. Forms for both Oak Creek (over Memorial Day) and South Milwaukee (over Flag Day) are now available.
Honor Your Heroes! Fly a flag for them. 2019-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Six Appeal Returns to Milwaukappella

The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field proudly presents...
October 12, 2019
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
Doors open at 7:00PM, the show starts at 7:30PM
This year's headline act; the remarkable Six Appeal Vocal Band! Six Appeal is a world-class vocal ensemble just back from their second straight First Prize "Grand Prix" win at the annual Moscow Spring A Cappella festival - the largest a cappella competition in the world.
Six Appeal combines top-notch musical talent and superb comedic timing with the energy, showmanship and verve of a rock band. The group’s repertoire features Pop, County, Rock, Jazz, R&B and more – all a cappella. 
Milwaukappella is a showcase where audiences can see the best of the best professional a cappella performances but it is also a place for high school and college age a cappella singers to study and grow. Students at all skill levels are welcome whether they're in a group or all alone. All attendees will benefit from the knowledge and skills of the cadre of big-name, big-talent instructors brought in to teach. Milwaukappella headliners are chosen not only for their mad performance skills but for their ability and willingness to teach.
The evening show opens with performances by students who’ve attended the daylong Milwaukappella Workshop taught by Six Appeal members and other music professionals, followed by one of Six Appeal’s roof-raising, side-splitting performances that always leave audiences wondering how the group makes all that amazing music with just their voices.
Six Appeal Returns to Milwaukappella Peter May 2018-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

Heroes Honored

The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field completed its second annual “Flags for Heroes” project in Oak Creek this year and its first in South Milwaukee. This multi-purpose event was designed to honor heroes—military and civilian, deceased and living—at a display of 200 American flags placed on the lawn of the Oak Creek Community Center over the Memorial Day weekend and 100 around South Milwaukee City Hall from Flag Day through the Fourth of July.
Funds raised by these events help support RCMF’s charitable and community projects such as the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative and VetsNet, families in need, senior citizen organizations and college scholarships for area high school graduating seniors.
Heroes Honored Sue Hebner 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Food Truck Sunday in South Milwaukee 2018-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

We've Been Working on the Farm

The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field in Milwaukee just finished several days of helping at the Hunger Task Force Farm. We did it all, from planting seeds to transplanting them into the ground to hoeing weeds (hard work!) because we believe in serving others and an acre of cabbage will feed 6,000 families. If you are interested in joining our merry group of "farmers" later this year (dates TBD by the growing season) for the harvest drop us an email at
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Serving Our Local Communities

Several times a year Rotarians meet at local non-profits to provide service. Past service projects have included changing from winter to summer clothes at Human Concerns's free store in South Milwaukee, practicing  English with non-native speakers in MATC's ESL program located at Oak Creek, planting crops at the Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin, and sorting food at the Salvation Army in Oak Creek.
Serving Our Local Communities 2018-04-07 05:00:00Z 0

Making a Difference in Tanzania

When the 2017-18 Rotary International president, Ian Riseley asked each Rotarian to plant a tree, the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field thought beyond its service area to where they could do the most good. They reached out to Tanzania where people are struggling to survive. Through a contribution to Simple Hope, a Milwaukee-based non-profit, the club purchased 25 fruit trees in Tanzania. Along with the Mukwonago Rotary Club, they were able to fill a truck and take delivery the day before the road was washed out by rain.
Making a Difference in Tanzania 2018-03-19 05:00:00Z 0

Senior Prom for the Young at Heart

Like dancing to a live swing band? Refreshments? Lots of door prizes? On Sunday, April 29, 2018, the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field will hold its 37th annual "Step into Spring" Senior Prom at Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek. Tickets are $5 a person. They may be purchased at Oak Creek Community Center, 414-768-5840; Bay View Community Center, 414-482-1000; Grobschmidt Senior Center (S. Milw.), 414-768-8045, and Kelly Senior Center (Cudahy), 414-481-9611. Music will be provided by the 14-piece Village Swing Band. So dust off your dancing shoes, dig out your best dancing duds and join us for a fun-filled afternoon.
For more information, contact the Oak Creek Community Center or email us.
Senior Prom for the Young at Heart Sue Hebner 2018-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Learning Goes On at Milwaukappella

..before the curtains go up. An important part of Milwaukappella is the full-day a cappella workshop for high school and college students. The student workshop fee includes lunch, dinner, the opportunity to open the evening show and a ticket to enjoy a premium seat for Transit’s performance. The workshop is open to all high school- and college-age a cappella singers, whether or not they’re currently in a vocal group. Sign up early! Attendance has increased each year and spots are limited.
Learning Goes On at Milwaukappella Sue 2017-11-06 06:00:00Z 0

Bake Sale Fights Polio

On World Polio Day, October 24, 2017, one of the newest members of the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field showed the club how a corporate member can involve and inspire a whole company to serve others through Rotary.

Eder Flag’s COO Jodi Goglio, who joined the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field in July as its first corporate member, spoke with Eder Flag employees about Rotary’s polio eradication effort. They jointly decided to hold a bake sale with all proceeds going to fight polio. Many donated the baked the goods that filled the tables in their lunchroom. Others purchased them. Everyone learned about Rotary and its effort to end polio. When the bake sale ended two hours later more than $460 had been raised.

“I am incredibly proud of our team,” said Jodi.

Bake Sale Fights Polio Sue Hebner 2017-11-06 06:00:00Z 0

A Cappella + Milwaukee =

Are you ready for an opportunity to enjoy an amazing a cappella performance, raise money and have fun? On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field will host its fourth annual Milwaukappella performance. The evening will feature Transit, the winner of the 2017 Open Mid-Atlantic Semifinal and a finalist in the 2017 International Championship of A Cappella. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund community and international projects of The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field.
A Cappella + Milwaukee = Sue Hebner 2017-11-05 05:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Baskets Feed the Hungry


Thanksgiving Day Basket assembly 2012 1

For decades Rotarians, their family and friends have gathered on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to assemble and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets. Families and seniors in need are identified by social service agencies in South Milwaukee, Cudahy, St. Francis, Oak Creek and Franklin. With financial assistance from Meijers, our Rotary Club purchases enough food for each family to enjoy a complete Thanksgiving feast. Baskets are assembled at The Salvation Army and distributed by The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field, The Amigos de Milwaukee Rotary Club, and MATC’s CJSO (Criminal Justice Student Organization).

Thanksgiving Baskets Feed the Hungry Peter May 2017-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Lunch with a Purpose

Posted by Peter May on Oct 25, 2017


Wednesday, October 25, marked the second of our “service” meetings.  Past President Ken Tregellas hosted Rotarians and friends at The Salvation Army in Oak Creek. 

Lunch with a Purpose Peter May 2017-10-25 05:00:00Z 0