Rotary Club of La Crosse                 District 6250  Club 2690

                                                                                                                           Founded June 1, 1919


Sep 01, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
Welcome our Exchange Student
Sep 15, 2016
Bob Bendiksen
Classification Talk
Sep 22, 2016
Kevin and Patsy Alderson
Discussion on Amish
Sep 29, 2016
Tom Wright
ALICE Training
Oct 06, 2016
Lynn Bruns
Classification Talk
Oct 13, 2016
Gibran Augustine
Classification Talk
Oct 20, 2016
Therapeutic Harp Program
Regina Chihak, Dana Locher, Krista Clements
Oct 27, 2016
Terese Agnew
Writing in Stone Project
Nov 03, 2016
Tim Acklin, Senior Planner
City of La Crosse
Nov 10, 2016
John Sullivan
River Angel Mission - Mississippi
Nov 17, 2016
Barb Kruse
Classification Talk
Nov 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 01, 2016
Patt Boge
Club Assembly
Dec 08, 2016
Catherine Kolkmeier
Classification Talk
Dec 15, 2016
Dean Dickinson/Bill Hoel
The Rotary Foundation
Dec 22, 2016
Dean Dickinson MC
Christmas Program
Dec 29, 2016
Jan 05, 2017
Financial Planners
Fearless Financial Forecasters
Upcoming Events
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!



Thursday - 11:30 Buffet - 12:00 Meeting
at the Radisson Center
200 Jay Street
Parking Radisson Hotel
LaCrosse, WI  54601
United States
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Rotary International
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We are teaming up with the Riverfest Commodores with a fundraiser.  They are selling raffle tickets to benefit their Riverfest Commodore Foundation, Inc....each ticket is $10....every ticket we sell we will get $5.......1NFL Logosst Place is Four Club Seats to the Packers/Dallas game on October 16th...includes a 6 passenger limo service to and from the game.....2nd - 5th price click here to view.   We hope you will not only buy a ticket but take a pack of tickets to sell to your friends, co-workers, etc.  We will use the money through-out the year for our  projects.   A side note is that the Packers will honor Bret Favre for his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction and unveil his name in the ring of honor on the Lambeau Field facade during halftime at this game!  Please help us make this fundraiser a success.  Pick up your tickets this week at Rotary.

RALLY DAY AT ROTARY CLUB OF LA CROSSE........Thursday, September 22nd.  We encourage  ALL members to attend this meeting on September 22nd.  We have a great program planned.... a "Discussion on Amish" by Kevin and Patsy Alderson.  
Come and join us for our first Rally Day....more details coming!
We will need you to sign-up for that meeting so we know how many meals to prepare for....please decline if you will be out of town.  Click here to register.

Congratulations to Bruce Swanwick 2015-16 La Crosse Downtown Rotarian of the Year. Bruce was recognized at our meeting last week.  He will also be recognized at our Avenues of Service Dinner on August 16th.
Bruce was nominated by a number of Rotarians and they stated....Bruce is currently our Club Secretary and Chair of our Social Committee.  Every week Bruce is at our meetings at 10:15 setting up and helps to clean up after the meeting.  He is "johnny on the spot" always helping everyone.  Bruce also transports some of our senior members to the meetings. He is always upbeat and greets everyone with a smile and hand shake and lives the Four Way Test.  This year he was involved in raising funds for Coulee Region RSVP, Smarter than a Fifth Grader.  He was involved in our Fruit Basket Fundraiser by visiting every Rotary Club in the area twice to promote the sale of our baskets.   He is actively involved in our Club Social activities and is present at every event...he helped organize the bus to Caledonia for the Avenues of Service Dinner.  He is a good cheerleader for our club and these social events,   Bruce is the perfect selection for our 2015-16 Rotarian of the Year!!!

Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917. Thanks to his vision and staunch advocacy, and the extraordinary generosity of Rotary meRotary International Convention 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia's Profile Photombers worldwide, that fund has become one of the world’s leading humanitarian foundations.

Learn about the people and events that have made our Foundation a powerful force for good. That one idea and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force for good that has transformed millions of lives around the globe. View the timeline of the history of the development of what is now the Rotary Foundation.
            Go to Celebrate the Centennial to see what events are planned by Rotary international.
                Plan to attend the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta June 10-14, 2017!!!
  The link to the registration area is

Our Rotary Works Foundation now has its own web site...check it  They also have a new email address and phone and 608-886-9793.   

ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app is comprised of 3 main modules.You now will have the ability to view your member directory, view the articles posted to your website and locate the nearest club right from your iPhone or iPod, bringing you even closer to being able to connect, collaborate and communicate
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 2.3.3 or better.
Click here for more information. Note the app is the one that has a blue background and has CR on it. It will give you easy access to all our member's contact information.


PROGRAM CHAIRS FOR THE UPCOMING ROTARY YEAR....  Our monthly program chairs will work with the Program Committee and be a host to our speakers each week.  You will be responsible for recruiting all the volunteer helpers for the meetings during your month.

If you would like to volunteer to do Rotarians in the News, be a greeter or raffle ticket seller, or announce guests, you can email the Monthly Program Chair. Link to Program Chairs.






Rotary Club of La Crosse
P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI  54602-1914
608-526-4491 (Phone and Fax)
Lyn Sheffer, Administrator


The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384
La Crosse, WI 54602-0384
Jeanne Meyer, Administrator

Rotary Works Foundation
P.O. Box 1571, La Crosse, WI  54602-1571

Kathy Knoblock, Administrator

Rotary Club of La Crosse-After Hours
P.O. Box 1622
La Crosse, WI  54602-1622 




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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster
Amborn, David
Swanwick, Bruce
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Skemp, Michelle
Scrip Seller
Louis, Al
Greeter 1
Skemp, Joseph
Greeter 2
Nduka, Jospeh
Raffle Ticket Seller
Berkedal, Katie
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Reinhart, Brad
Rotarians in the News
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Rotary Works Foundation Liason
Club Administrator
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