January: Wisconsin Legislative Redistricting Plan Under Attack
Mr Sachin Chheda is director of the Fair Elections Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that recently convinced a federal three-judge panel to declare Wisconsin’s legislative district maps unconstitutional on the grounds that they are the product of partisan gerrymandering. The Court based its decision on evidence of a large “efficiency gap” created by the redistricting plan. Join us on January 24th at 5pm at the Wisconsin Club to hear Mr. Chheda explain this “efficiency gap” standard and the implications if this…
November: Reforming Milwaukee Public School System
Like many urban school districts around the country, the Milwaukee Public School System is facing significant challenges. This month’s guest speaker is Dr Darienne Driver, Superintendent of the Milwaukee Public School System. Dr. Driver is a high-energy visionary who has initiated a series of bold reform measures designed to improve student outcomes through deeper engagement with community organizations, parents, students and staff and by increasing opportunities for staff development and support. Please join us Tuesday May 24th at 5pm at…
October: October Event – Chief Judge Maxine White
Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in March 2015 to serve as chief judge of the state’s First Judicial District, which is comprised of Milwaukee County.
September: Golf’s US Open Championship Comes to Milwaukee Area
Erin Hills is among one the best golf courses in the country and has been chosen by the USGA to host the 2017 US Open Championship. Our guests in September are two of the people responsible for putting on one of golf’s more prestigious events, right here in our backyard. Join us on September 27th at 5pm at the Wisconsin Club as we host John Morrisette & Eric Steinmer from the USGA and get a behind the scenes look at how an…
August: August – Summer Social!
Get a sneak peak at the luxury suites at the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the new private club at the Brown Bottle Pub. This is an event that is free to members and non-members.
June: Changing the Milwaukee Skyline – Northwestern Mutual
There is no doubt that Milwaukee’s downtown is seeing tremendous new development. The largest of the developments is the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons project. Our guest speaker in June will be Cal Schattschneider, Director Campus & Event Experiences for Northwestern Mutual and one of the key people responsible for over seeing the project and the changing of Milwaukee’s skyline. Please join us on June 28th at 5pm at the Wisconsin Club.
May: New Urban High School in Milwaukee Proving Excellence Can Be Achieved
Urban communities around the country and here in Milwaukee are struggling to provide high quality educational opportunities to their citizens. Our speaker for this month is Andrew E Stith, Founding President of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee, the latest in a growing number of private schools seeking to fill the educational opportunity gap in Milwaukee. Cristo Rey in Milwaukee is part of a nationwide network of 30 Catholic, college preparatory high schools for students from limited financial means.…
April: Professor Charles Franklin, Marquette University Law School
It seems that the nation’s eyes have been on Wisconsin and our politics a lot over the last several years. And when people around the country want to know the mood of the state’s electorate on any given topic or political candidate, they look to the polls conducted by this month’s guest – Professor Charles Franklin of Marquette University Law School. Professor Franklin is a nationally recognized government scholar and pollster, and has been director of the Marquette Law School…
March: Milwaukee: It’s Time to Choose A Leader – Mayoral Race
Please join us on Tuesday March 22nd as we host of one the candidates who claims he can help solve the city’s problems and bring jobs, public safety and a better public school system back to the City of Milwaukee.