Local Community Comes Together at SC Johnson's Golden Rondelle Theater

SC Johnson Supports Neighborhood Non-Profits with Space for Special Events

Sep 12, 2012, 16:25 ET from SC Johnson

RACINE, Wis., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades The Golden Rondelle Theater located on SC Johnson's global headquarters campus has offered educational programming to southeastern Wisconsin residents. In 2011/2012, SC Johnson hosted nearly 20 programs which drew more than 3,000 guests as part of its public programming, designed to appeal to the community at large on a wide range of topics. For each program, SC Johnson partners with a local non-profit – often the non-profits initiate the partnership – to make the program possible and help cover program expenses.

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"Our roots are 126-years deep in Racine and we've always been an active participant in the community whether it's through grants to local organizations or supporting local events," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Community Affairs, Communication and Sustainability. "These community programs give us the opportunity to give back to Racine and make our campus, and The Golden Rondelle specifically, a place where everyone is welcome."

The series of programs this year began on September 5 and will include topics on safety, cooking, sustainability, education and more. The first three programs scheduled for this season are as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
    What's for Lunch? Beyond Peanut Butter and Jelly
    Eat Right Racine in partnership with SC Johnson presents a fun and interactive program geared to parents and kids demonstrating how to pack a nutritious and delicious lunch with your budget in mind.
  • Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
    Health Literacy: How to Speak Medical
    Racine Literacy Council in partnership with SC Johnson will educate guests on how to be an advocate for your medical care. Dr. Paul Smith MD, Physician and UW – Madison Department of Family Medicine Faculty Member will share the necessary tools for making the most of your medical appointments.
  • Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.
    Home Safety Tips for Older Adults
    TRIAD of Racine County in partnership with SC Johnson will provide practical home safety ideas for older adults.

About The Golden Rondelle Theater        

SC Johnson's Golden Rondelle Theater was initially built as the company's pavilion for the 1964/1965 World's Fair in New York. After the Fair was over, the Theater was moved back to Racine to serve as SC Johnson's visitor's center and to serve as a community resource for educational programming. Working with Taliesin Associates, Frank Lloyd Wright's school of architecture, The Golden Rondelle was redesigned to fit in with the Wright-designed global headquarters for the company. Now a centerpiece for the entire community, The Theater is committed to providing positive experiences for adults, children and visitors through programming, architecture tours, award-winning films and more. Since 1968 hundreds of thousands of people have participated in programming at the facility. For more information on these programs visit www.scjohnson.com/visit, then click on Schedule a Tour. To reserve space for an event, please call the Golden Rondelle at 262-260-2154.

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR. MUSCLE®, and RIDSECT®. The 126-year old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com


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