May 3rd, 2021

This Week at Rotary
This year's Al's Musky Challenge is in honor and memory of David Amborn.
Al worked with Karen (David's partner) to select four nonprofits as recipients. David strongly believed in the missions of these nonprofits and was involved in these organizations.
Each of the four recipients will share more about their organization and highlight what the funding will go towards.
Last Week at Rotary - Casey Cooper

Mississippi River Trip - Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico

Casey Cooper is the brother of club member Callie Smith. Casey will share his story of floating the entire Mississippi!

In the summer of 2018, after I graduated college and before I started my career as a funeral director, I paddled the entire Mississippi River. Growing up near the marsh and on the river in La Crosse, this had always been a dream of mine. While attending the University of Minnesota's Mortuary Science Program I became actively involved in an organization called Children's Grief Connection. 

Rotary Moments: 5 Questions with Andy and Patt Boge
Each week President Andy has been interviewing one of our Rotary Members.  Last week Andy played the interview from Rotarian Dave from Creston Valley. This is embedded in our regular meeting.
Upcoming Speakers
May 20, 2021
May 27, 2021
The Drug Explosion and Community Risk Report
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News For Our Club

Extra Effort Awards
Our Youth Committee will be presenting Extra Effort Awards to eight area high school students who are chosen by school staff members. The recipients are students who have faced significant obstacles and have persevered.
Each student is presented with a nice certificate and at least a $250 gift which is raised through Rotarian contributions. Members of the Youth Committee have pledged to donate $1350 and we’re asking for other Rotarians to contribute. 
To donate, please email Tom Berkedal at to let him know that you are donating. Then, write a check out to the Rotary Works Foundation and write “Extra Effort Awards” in the memo line and send the check to the Rotary Club of La Crosse, PO Box 1914, La Crosse, WI 54602 or donate online by going to the Rotary Works Donation Page and putting Extra Effort Awards in the memo.
President's Choice Wine Raffle

If you're willing to donate wine (minimum of $10 value) for our wine fundraiser, please contact and drop off at one of the following locations.

  • Tom Behrenbeck - 864 Shore Acres Road, La Crescent
  • Andy Bakkum - 201 Main Street, La Crosse or N5145 Moos Road, West Salem
  • Diana Carey - W5999 Schultz Lane, Onalaska
  • Pastor Phil- Northside - 1010 Sill Street, La Crosse
  • Roger and Kenna Christians- 4905 Silver Morning Lane
No time for shopping?  That's okay.  You can donate money and we'll do the shopping for you.  
Details and registration here.
Our hiking fellowship did their first hike this Saturday. See pictures on our Facebook page. Details on the next hike are coming soon.
Thank you to everyone who donated shoes last week. Here is a photo of all they collected.
These shoes will be given to the Soles4Souls 

Upcoming Events
Rotary Works Golf Fundraiser
May 19, 2021
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Member Information

Welcome New Members:

As our website is updated, let me know if there is information that would be helpful to include for new members.

Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Proposed Members:

Ruth Kinstler, sponsored by Tami Woods

Tony Cooper, sponsored by Andrew Bakkum
Christopher Palmer, sponsored by Bill Hoel

Dave Riley- May 9
Jim Lewis - May 9
Tom Thompson - May 9
Timothy Candahl - May 10
Alex Lueck - May 15
Bob (Marie) Daley - May 14
Kurt (Julie) Schroeder - May 14
Roger (Julie) Stanford - May 15

Club Anniversaries:
John Dingman - May 11 - 43 years
Marj Gillespie - May 12 - 5 years
Tim Gillespie - May 12 - 5 years

Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Passe, Nick
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Palmberg, Rob
Duty Roster Coordinator
Hensel, Mary Beth
Rotarians in the News
Behrenbeck, Julia
Club Links - Local
Rotary Works Foundation
The Brain Game Web Site
Rotary Lights
Rotary eClub
Rotary Leader
Rotary District 6250 Newsletter
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rotary Peace Centers
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