May 9, 2022

County Health Department Update
The COVID-19 level for La Crosse County is measuring at a MEDIUM level at this time.
According to the CDC's guidelines, individuals in communities at this level should stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms, but wear a mask indoors in public if you choose. However, additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness. People may choose to mask at any time. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or test positive, we ask that you follow the CDC guidelines for quarantining/isolating
This Week at Rotary: Matt Boshcka and Austin Wszolek - Cannabis: The Current State of a Growing Industry

Matt and Austin will talk about the current state of the Cannabis industry.

Last Week at Rotary: Art Fahey, Tour of the La Crosse Convention Center

We met at the La Crosse Convention Center in one of their lovely, spacious meeting rooms. Art Fahey gave us a guided tour of the renovated facility after our meeting and lunch. We appreciated Art's stories about the background of the La Crosse Center and look forward to what the new facility will bring to the community.

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Upcoming Speakers
May 12, 2022
Cannabis: The Current State of a Growing Industry
May 19, 2022
Extra Effort Award and Student of the Month
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Meal for This Week

The meal will be Chicken Caesar Salad.
Milk and iced tea will be available for you to pick up at the north bar as you find your seat. Cargill Room staff will also be happy to deliver a glass of milk or iced tea to you while they're serving the meal. 
Note: If you prefer to keep your mask on during the entire meeting, you will be provided a boxed lunch to take home with you.

Donate Desperately Needed!  

Once again, the Youth Committee will be sponsoring the annual “Rotary Extra Effort” awards that will be held during our May 19th meeting. This program celebrates the accomplishments of 8 local high school students who have overcome significant obstacles in their young lives. As has been the case in previous years, the Club would like to present a $250 award to each recipient of the award, and we are asking club members to consider donating money to make this happen. This is always one of the Club’s favorite meetings, but we can’t continue with this program without the generosity of club members. If interested in donating, please contact Tom Berkedal at with your donation details.
Tom will also be at this week’s meeting if you would like to donate. All checks should be made out to Rotary Club of La Crosse and given/sent to Niki.   Thanks!

Rotary Pulse Survey

THANK YOU all who provided valuable feedback about our club through the Pulse Survey.  The Board is taking your comments and suggestions very seriously.  Please reach out to any board member if you have more suggestions or comments.
STAR Meeting THIS Thursday, May 12
Our next STAR Meeting will be this Thursday, May 12th from 7-8am at the Banquet Room at the Waterfront hosted by Jodi Widuch and Todd Restel.
Please RSVP through the link below as soon as possible.
STAR - Specialized Training for Action in will meet other new Rotarians from the area. We will provide programs on the Avenue of Service, The Rotary Foundation, and the Rotary Works Foundation, along with other aspects of Rotary. This is a great time to ask questions you may have about our club or Rotary in general. Hope you will be able to join Jodi and Todd on Thursday.
New Member Application: Jenny Felty
Jenny Felty, President & CEO of Aptiv, has submitted her application for Club Membership. According to club procedure, Jenny's name is to be published in our weekly email bulletin for two weeks.
If there are no objections from the current membership, this application will be approved.
Please contact the Club Administrator if you object to this application by May 23rd.
Rotary COVID Stories
In the fall of 2021, an interactive discussion about COVID-19 experiences were the topic of the weekly rotary meeting. At this meeting, club members were asked to write responses to prompts about their experiences during the pandemic and verbally share their responses with others are their tables. The responses were collected ad combined here. This document will be submitted to our club's archive at the La Crosse Public Library.  
Rotary at the La Crosse Loggers !!
Copeland Park Home Opener
La Crosse Loggers vs. Eau Claire Express
Tuesday, May 31st
    Buffet Picnic from 5:30 p.m. thru 3rd Inning.
Rain or Shine, Hot or Chilly
Picnic is under the tent!
Cost $23 Adult
Children 3 – 12 are $15
Under 3 are FREE
Season Ticket Holder: deduct $10/ticket

Click here for a flyer with more details.

Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
May 09, 2022
Rotary at the La Crosse Loggers
Copeland Park - Logger Field
May 31, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Jun 13, 2022
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Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Rotary Attendance
78 total in person and ZOOM 


Attendance Policy

Dave Riley - May 9
Jim Lewis - May 9
Tom Thompson - May 9
Timothy Candahl - May 10
Alex Lueck - May 15
Bob Daley (Marie) May 14
Kurt Schroeder (Julie) May 14
Roger Stanford (Julie) May 15
Club Anniversaries:
John Dingman - 44 years
Marj Gillespie - 6 years
Tim Gillespie - 6 years
Ruth Kinstler  - 1 year
Richard Strauss - 20 years

District Grant Reports Due May 15 –

Clubs receiving District Grants during the 2021-22 Rotary year are required to file final reports by May 15. These reports will be used to help share the impact of Rotarian contributions to the Annual Fund/SHARE program. The reports are also critical to close the District Grant process to access District Designated Funds for grants during the 2022-23 year. Reports should be sent to

District Grant Applications Due May 25 –

District Grant applications for projects during the year starting July 1 are due by May 25. Application materials are available on the District 6250 website under the Foundation tab. There will be more than $90,000 available for District Grants again this year. Now is the time for project planning and drafting an application to ensure your club has an opportunity to receive matching funds for qualified projects. Contact with questions.
Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Journot, Lauren
Carey, Diana
Registration Manager
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Restel, Eva Marie
Duty Roster Coordinator
Grathen, Trish
Rotarians in the News
Skemp, Michelle
Introduce Speaker
Boge, Patt
Introduce Guests and Visitors
O'Malley, Steve
Hospitality Greeter
Wolf, Mary Kay
Siegel, Regina
Raffle Ticket Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
Scrip Seller
Wood, Katy


May 5, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $20


May 12, 2022
 Raffle $35 - Fines $132 - Scooters $0 - Scrip $50

Raffle, Fines, Birthday, Anniversaries and Scooters
are donations that go to directly to our club.

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