District 6250       Club 2690 
June 1, 1919
 
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Welcome to our Club!

LaCrosse

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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ANOTHER SUCCESFFUL iFEED
Thanks to all who supported iFeed 2019!
 

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PHOTOS iFEED 2019

 

The iFeed day consists of two parts: Part 1) Teams will pack over 100,000 highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice meals that will be shipped to Nicaragua to be feed malnourished children in schools and churches. Part 2) Food items collected from the hundreds of food drives held from September-November at many local businesses, churches, schools, etc will be brought to Logan High School where we’ll sort, count and then give to the La Crosse Hunger Task Force for distribution to all local food pantries. Items will also be flown to Puerto Rico to help Hurricane victims. Cash and food donations will be collected the day of the event!   iFeed Web Site

 

 

 
 
The Humanitarian committee is coordinating our 3rd annual Warm Feet, Warm Hearts campaign, now through November 14th. The purpose of the campaign is to provide comfort to those who need help this winter, by collecting warm clothing and other items which will be donated to Catholic Charities for distribution to those in need in our community.   LIST OF SUGGETED ITEMS LINK
 
Last year area Rotary clubs collected over 848 items and $235 in cash & checks for Catholic Charities. This year, we'll again be collecting: 
  • large sweatshirts, especially hoodies
  • tube socks
  • men’s white t-shirts 
  • flannel shirts (especially large sizes such as 4X) 
  • hats, especially those with earflaps 
  • long underwear
  • sweatpants 
  • coffee 
  • laundry soap
  • hand warmers 
  • new or gently used winter boots 
  • new men’s and women’s underwear
Donations can be brought to our Rotary meetings between now and Nov 14th. Cash and check donations are also welcome; checks can be made payable to Catholic Charities. 
 
The La Crosse Warming Center, run by Catholic Charities, provided services to 301 unduplicated guests amounting in 6,414 individual stays last year. This required over 6,700 volunteer hours by 291 volunteers just from our area! Each guest receives a hot meal, shower, a place to sleep, an opportunity to wash their clothes, and help accessing local resources. They are open from November 1st through April 30th.
 
Questions? Contact Sarah Arendt-Beyer at 608-406-7492 or email sarendt@digisage.com
 
 
 
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
November - Jud Beck
December - Sheila Riley
January- Tim Candahl
February - Peter Grabow
March - Alex Lueck
April -  Lynn Bruns
June - OPEN

 

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

 

The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384
La Crosse, WI 54602-0384
608-799-7974
info@rotarybraingame.org
Jeanne Meyer, Administrator
 

Rotary Works Foundation
P.O. Box 1571, La Crosse, WI  54602-1571
608-886-9793
rotaryworksfoundation@gmail.com
www.rotaryworksfoundation.org

Scott Herdeman,  Administrator

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

 

 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Kelly Kassien, RN, Diabetes Educator, Gundersen
Nov 14, 2019
Diabetes Education - World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. 

Kelly Kassien, an RN and Diabetes Educator with Gundersen Health System will be joining us to talk about: 

  • how diabetes is diagnosed

  • prevention tips

  • what a diabetes educator does

  • current medications that are being used to treat diabetes

  • and an overview of Gundersen’s programs around diabetes

Kelly has been a nurse for about 9 years, and the last 8 years with Gundersen Health System. Kelly joined the diabetes education team last May; prior to that she worked in outpatient care with internal and family medicine.  She’s always been very interested in helping patients manage diabetes and was very excited to join the diabetes education team. She says that "there’s a lot of misinformation about diabetes, so it’s nice to be able to resolve misconceptions. For example, many people think they can never eat anything with a carbohydrate again - and that’s not the case at all!" 

Here are some additional resources: 

International Diabetes Federation

National Diabetes Prevention Program 

Do you know how to prevent diabetes? (Gundersen) 

Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control (Mayo Clinic) 

 

 

Todd Roessler
Nov 21, 2019
Elmaro Vinyard
NO NOON ROTARY MEETING
Nov 28, 2019
Thanksgiving
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
NO NOON ROTARY MEETING
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
Chuck Hanson
Jan 23, 2020
The Brain Game
Catherine Schuman
Jan 30, 2020
Women Beekeepers of the La Crosse Area
 
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Duty Roster
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
 
Secretary
Passe, Nick
 
Treasurer
Carey, Diana
 
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
 
Piano
Haase, Ann
 
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
Beck, Judson
 
Introduce Speaker
TerBeest, Miranda
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Skemp, Michelle
 
Greeter
Swanwick, Bruce
 
Hospitality Greeter
Carlson, Joe
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Hensel, Mary Beth
 
Scrip Seller
Beck, Judson
 
Rotarians in the News
TerBeest, Miranda
 
 
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