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Rotary Meeting This Week
Radisson Center
September 26, 2019
Salad Bar
“Read that book.
Wake up early in the morning and go for a run to kick start your day.
  Buy the nicest underwear and wear it to boost your mood.
  Eat as clean as possible because you’ll feel so much better
but treat yourself as well.
  Be kind to everyone.
 Go out to a café and watch people walk by as you sip your coffee.
  Start a conversation with the person sitting alone at the back of the bus.
 Watch the sunrise.
 Life is meant to be lived, not controlled.” 
Author Unknown – shared by a friend
THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - September 26th
Joan Weisenbeck and Pat Ruda
Report from the Border

Join Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Joan Weisenbeck and FSPA Justice and Peace Promoter Pat Ruda as they share their enlightening experience in service to migrants at the Yuma and Tucson border crossings.   

We will also be welcoming the Holland Friendship Exchange to our meeting.



Lauren Journot
Executive Director of YWCA
Proposed by Ashley Skoczynski

Help Build Rotary's Future
Share Rotary with a Friend
Every Rotarian is Responsible for Membership Growth
If no written objection to the proposal stating reasons is received by the Board of Directors from any member of the club within seven days following publication of the name of the prospective member, the prospective member shall be considered to be elected to membership.




Dedication Ceremony
October 10th
The Garden is Looking AMAZING!
Thanks to ALL who have donated to our 100 anniversary project.
Our Club Board approved a $2,500 donation to our project.
If you would like to donate to the project pick up a pledge card at Rotary.
MAMI WATA  has been installed!!

As our club continues to grow, it becomes more difficult to know your fellow Rotarians.  Beyond the fellowship that we enjoy each Thursday and beyond committees on which you may serve, there may be activities or interests that you share with other members, but you simply haven't discovered that mutual bond.   
Do you want to get to know some of your fellow Rotarians better?   Find out which ones have the same interests that you do by taking 3 minutes to complete the survey linked below.


Join us on Saturday, September 28 from 2pm-5pm at the Pearl Street Brewery, 1401 St. Andrews Street, La Crosse. We are hosting the Rotary Friendship Exchange from Holland and Norway for a fellowship and tour of the brewery.  So we can plan for snacks,  we are asking that your register online or at our meeting this week.  You will also get to meet them at our meetings on September 26th and October 3rd.   Register ONLINE HERE.
LAST WEEK AT ROTARY - September 26th


Last week Patty Nuttleman gave her classification talk.   We thank her for sharing her story with us.  Patty just celebrated her one year anniversary in our club.   She is serving on the PR Committee,  Youth Exchange Committee and Humanitarian Committee.  She is making a difference in the community by serving on those committees and through her career as the Development Director for New Horizons Shelter out Outreach. 

 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.

PowerPoint Presentation





100% ATTENDANCE 2018-19
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Congratulations to all who achieved 100% attendance for 2018-19.  Please review the list and if you feel you should be on it, contact Lyn at  On October 3rd we will recognize all members with 100% attendance and draw four names to receive a $25 gift card.
Inspire, Connect Transform
District 6250 Fall Summits
November 6, 2019
Ground Round - Tomah WI



 Happy Birthday
Scott Bradford - Sept 23
Roz Schnick - Sept 23
David Amborn - Sept 25
Brad Reinhart - Sept 25
Sheila Riley - Sept 25
Ashley Skoczynski - Sept 28


Happy Wedding Anniversary
Scott (Cinda) Chorski - Sept 22
Todd (Deb) Ondell - Sept 22
Anna (Brandon) Prinsen - Sept 24
Bob (Kim) Riutzel - Sept 28

 Rotary Anniversary
Val Schute - Sept 27 - 40 years



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PINTS FOR POLIO - Thursday, October 24th (WORLD POLIO DAY) - Pearl Street Brewery from 4:00 to 7:00 pm...Audio Jack  will be performing.   T-shirts available for purchase.  Every pint sold $1.00 will be donated to Polio Plus.  More details coming!
WWII Monument Fundraiser - Featuring the Greg Balfany Swing Band and Winona Jitterbug Club.  Saturday, October 5th.  6p, Social 7:00pm Entertainment.   Jakes Northwoods, Hwy 21, Sparta, WI.  Encouraged to dress in 40's attire.   Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at door.   Silent Auction Items and Drawings throughout the evening!    Contact Patt Boge if you are interested in going.
Save the date for our District 6250 Conference  - ROTARYFEST - June 19-21, 2020.
BATTLE OF THE BEARDS - Holmen Area Rotary Club - La Crosse area Rotary challenge; Send your best NO-Shave November candidate to compete....LINK to more information.

Benefits of sponsoring an ad on the Rotary Club of La Crosse web site:
Enhance your business' public relations and image.
Advertise an upcoming event.
Opportunity to sponsor and support the Rotary Club of La Crosse and your community.
Sharing with fellow Rotarians in our club and other local clubs who would like to know what you do.

Why advertise on the Rotary Club of La Crosse web site?  The majority of visitors to our website are members and friends of our club.  This makes our site's web sponsorship an ideal opportunity for small and large businesses to promote their products, services or an upcoming event in our community.  Moreover 100% of the advertising revenue goes back to our club; this in turn supports the local community

Cost is $20 per month up to $120 per year . . . . click here for form and more information.  We will include your logo/link on our web site, send one email blast to all Rotarians and include an initial mention in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.

Click on the logos under Web Site Sponsors...located on right side of our home page and in each newsletter. 

New Sponsor this Month










September 26, 2019

Raffle $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Marble Raffle  $10

Congrats to Inga who won the $50 marble raffle last week.

Please note: Raffle, Fines, Birthday, Anniversaries and Scooters are all donations that will go to the club  If you are making a donation and would like it to go to the Rotary Works Foundation or Rotary International Foundation, we ask that you write a check to the Foundation of your choice.


Sept 19th:   Raffle: $48; Scrip $260; Fines $114; Scooters $0

September 5th - 60%
September 12th - 57%
September 19th - 61%


Rotary Attendance policy is to attend or makeup at least 50% of the club meetings They can be done by: • Attending regular club meetings • Making up meetings at other Rotary Clubs ( which includes E-Clubs) • Engaging in club projects/events/fellowship/board meetings. Make ups can be made up anytime during the year.

100% Attendance Winners
July  - Jim Salmo



Active Membershi

Honorary Members


Associate Membership is a program to recruit younger members, millennials, to membership.  Associate Membership is available to anyone who is proposed for membership who is 35 years of age or less.  Associate membership will end when that member reaches the age of 38. They would pay for dues and $100 for meals per quarter no matter how many meetings they attend that quarter.

Corporate Membership is a program to allow multiple employees of a business Rotary participation under one primary membership. Each corporate membership is limited to a three-year term. After the three-year corporate membership term, the individuals are required to become individual members. View Corporate Membership Policy.

Family Membership is a program to allow a second individual Rotary participation under one primary membership.  View Family Membership Policy.

Honorary Membership  is offered to members who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals.Unlike other membership categories that can be requested by the member, Honorary Membership is bestowed upon a member by election from the Board of Directors.   View Honorary Membership Policy.

Excused Membership is offered to members if the aggregate of the member’s years of age and years of membership in one or more clubs is 85 years or more, the member has been a member of one or more clubs for at least 20 years, and the member has notified the club's secretary in writing of the member’s desire to be excused from attendance  and the board has approved.  Excused Members will pay the quarterly dues and only for meals when they attend a meeting.

Membership Proposals....we will no longer ask for three references when you propose a new member.  This was a criteria that our club had set not RI.  This will help us process new members into our club more efficiently.  You can access the membership proposal form online, under the Club Information site page.



Program Chair for July 2019 - June 2020
October - Scott Bradford
November - Jud Beck
December - Sheila Riley
January- Tim Candahl
February - Peter Grabow
March - Alex Lueck
June - OPEN
If you would like to volunteer for Rotarians in the News,  be a greeter,  a hospitality greeter, raffle ticket seller,  scrip seller or announce guests, you can email the Monthly Duty Roster Coordinator that are listed above....just click on their name.  If you would like to give your classification talk please contact Program Committee Chair Sarah Arendt-Beyer.


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

Lyn Sheffer, Administrator

Nick Passe, Secretary

Earlamae Dahlby
Attendance and Make-up Coordinator 


Alicia Strilzuk
The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384, La Crosse, WI  54602-0384


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

Scott Herdeman, Administrator


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Sep 26, 2019
Report from the Border
Oct 03, 2019
7 Rivers Community High School & Project Based Learning
Oct 10, 2019
Alliance to HEAL (Halting the Effects of Addiction Locally)
Oct 17, 2019
Classification Talk
Oct 24, 2019
La Crosse Area German Relations Association (LAGRA)
Oct 31, 2019
Nov 07, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Nov 21, 2019
Elmaro Vinyard
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Friendship Exchange Fellowship
Pearl Street Brewery
Sep 28, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cameroon Gardens - Dedication Ceremony
Oct 10, 2019
1:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Board
Radisson Hotel
Oct 14, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas
Oct 15, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pints for Polio
Pearl Street Brewery
Oct 24, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
STAR Meeting
Radisson Hotel
Nov 11, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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Meeting Responsibilities
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
Jolivette, Mark
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Skoczynski, Ashley
Hospitality Greeter
Jordan, Rob
Rotarians in the News
Horne, Scott
Raffle Ticket Seller
Durtsche, Sue
Scrip Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
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President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
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Board Member
Board Member
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Club Administrator
Rotary Works Board Member
Rotary Works Board Member
Rotary Works Board Member
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Program Chair
Public Relations/Social Media
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor
Russell Hampton
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