District 6250       Club 2690 
June 1, 1919
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Rotary Connects the World

Thursday - 11:30 Networking-Buffet - 12:00 Meeting
at the Radisson Center
200 Jay Street
Parking Radisson Hotel
LaCrosse, WI  54601
United States of America
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Only Successful People Fail
"If you want to increase your success rate,
double your failure rate."
- Thomas Watson Sr
IBM executive
First Day of School for our Exchange Student
Inga and her host sister Riley!
Inga...enjoy your classes at Logan High School!
Hello!  Let me introduce myself, I am Tami Woods, 2019-2020 President of the Rotary Club of La Crosse.  I have been a Rotarian since 2009 and am excited about my future with Rotary!   My husband Brian (“Woody”) and I have been married for 25 years and we have two sons, Max (18) and Jake (21).  The year begins with the new Rotary theme, “Rotary Connects the World”.  After attending my first International Rotary Convention in Hamburg Germany, I experienced what this means in many ways.  Rotarians have a special connection, it truly is an extended family. 
My profession is the Director of Catering for the Radisson Hotel, my areas of focus are managing and building talent in our catering operations team and I specialize in corporate accounts and convention services, the largest being the Organic Farming Conference which brings 3,500 guests to our wonderful city every February.  I love hospitality, making events happen and exceeding guest expectations are always a priority to keep them coming back.  Our catering team also means so much to me, they are truly the ones that make every event happen.
Some of my hobbies are riding motorcycle with my husband, volunteering, running, working out, cooking, wine tasting, watching movies, reading and spending quality time with my family and friends.  I love inspirational quotes and will be sharing a quote a week in our newsletter.  Please feel free to share some of your favorites too!
I look forward to “connect” with our fellow Rotarians in our club, hoping to get to know a little more about each one of you.  Cheers!

Learn More About Growing Hearts Across the World

Message from the Fundraising Committee: Lee Rasch, Kerstin Boudreau, Kenna Christians, Sue Durtsche, Mary Ann Gschwind, Chuck Hanson, Kathryn Sexauer, Mike Swenson, Jodi Widuch, Todd Restel, Katie Berkedal and Catherine Kolkmeier.

As you know, we are celebrating 100 years of Rotary service to our region with the Growing Hearts Across the World campaign. The campaign will culminate with the completion of the Cameroon Garden in Riverside Park in the summer of 2019. The Garden will honor the rich cultural traditions of Cameroon and provide a wonderful gathering place overlooking the area where the the “Three Rivers” meet. Most importantly, it will serve as a model for community and international service for the upcoming generations of Rotarians.

To date, we have received excellent support from Rotarians. But we have not yet heard from all of you. The next phase of the Growing Hearts Across the World campaign will be to the Seven Rivers Region community. It is very important to be able to state to the community at large that Rotarians are fully committed to Growing Hearts Across the World. Indeed, there is no better message than to state...every Rotarian in our Club contributed. We have asked members to consider a $100 contribution pledge for up to two years. However, your contribution at any level will count.   Please complete a pledge card and include with your payment.

Growing Hearts Across the World - Sculptures/Entrances - Naming Opportunities Link

Please turn in your pledge cards and contributions to Earlamae Dahlby or send your contribution to Rotary at P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI 54602-1914.

One hundred years of service by Rotary has had a profound impact on the lives of many in our region and throughout the world. Come join us in celebrating this service...and help set the stage for generations of Rotarians in the years to come. If you would like more information, please contact Lee Rasch, Chuck Hanson or Eva Marie Restel.

The Brain Game Board of Directors has exciting news!  They are launching an eBook version of The Brain Game at our Rotary International Booth in Atlanta!  They are also very close to having Amazon publish, store and distribute the hard hardcover English version and BuildFire to host the mobile app.  Kuddos to all involved in creating these exciting changes to The Brain Game.
The Brain Game is a book enhancing children's brain development, written and recommended by early childhood professionals. This resource was developed through the leadership of the Rotary Club of La Crosse and as part of this Rotary project given to parents of newborns at both local hospitals.  The books are also available in Spanish.
Reminder if you are traveling and visiting other Rotary Clubs....please make sure and pick up a banner and Brain Game Book to present. Great way to promote the Brain Game Project.
If you have any questions on the Brain Game Project, you can contact Jeanne Meyer, Administrator at 608-304-2971 or visit their web site.
ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download! A great tool to stay connected with your club and fellow Rotarians.
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.
On the membership module you will need to make sure and sync to update the membership directory with our new members.
In the upper right hand corner you will see the circle/arrow sync icon  Arrow, arrows, backup, circle, sync icon

Duty Roster Coordinators
Our monthly duty roster coordinators 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 Duty Roster Coordinator. 

July 2019-June 2020
August -Mike Swenson
September - Ashley Skoczynski
October - Scott Bradford
November - Jud Beck
December - Sheila Riley
January- Tim Candahl
February - Peter Grabow
March - Alex Lueck
April - Josh Trust
June - OPEN


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

Scott Herdeman,  Administrator

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


Patty Nuttleman, Development Director
Sep 19, 2019
Classification Talk
Classification Talk

Patty Nuttleman serves as the Development Director for New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers. She has a BA in Communications from Winona State University and over 20 years of experience working in local media, developing and executing promotional campaigns & events. Patty lives in Trempealeau with her husband and three dogs. Along with her siblings and mother, she is a survivor of domestic violence.

Joan Weisenbeck and Pat Ruda
Sep 26, 2019
Report from the Border
Keachen Abing
Oct 03, 2019
7 Rivers Community High School & Project Based Learning
Al Bliss, Health Educator, Alliance to HEAL
Oct 10, 2019
Alliance to HEAL (Halting the Effects of Addiction Locally)
Paul Mueller, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System
Oct 17, 2019
Classification Talk
Gary Schettle
Oct 24, 2019
La Crosse Area German Relations Association (LAGRA)
Dean Dickinson
Nov 07, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Todd Roessler
Nov 21, 2019
Elmaro Vinyard
Nov 28, 2019
Beth Franklin, Community Concierge, Chamber
Dec 12, 2019
Classification Talk
Christmas Program
Dec 19, 2019
Join us for the annual Christmas Program MC'd by Dean Dickinson
Dec 26, 2019
Board of Directors
Jan 02, 2020
Rotary Goal Setting: Ideas for Getting Involved
Greg Reichert, UW La Crosse
Jan 09, 2020
Classification Talk
Jan 23, 2020
Rotary Lights 20th Anniversary Celebration 1/25
Catherine Schuman
Jan 30, 2020
Women Beekeepers of the La Crosse Area
Upcoming Events


Website Sponsors
Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Passe, Nick
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
Duty Roster Coordinator
Skoczynski, Ashley
Introduce Speaker
Widuch, Jodi
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Salmo, Jim
Hoel, Bill
Hospitality Greeter
Gow, Joe
Rotarians in the News
Christians, Roger
Raffle Ticket Seller
Curti, Greg
Scrip Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
Board Member
Board Member
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Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
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Board Member
Club Administrator
Rotary Works Board Member
Rotary Works Board Member
Rotary Works Board Member
Rotary Works Board Member
Program Chair
Public Relations/Social Media
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor
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