March 7, 2022

County Health Department Update
The County Health Department is strongly recommending that anyone over the age of two (2) wear a mask in public indoor spaces AND at indoor private gatherings. This guidance also applies to those who have been vaccinated.  Hand sanitizer will be at each table for your convenience. Meals will be plated and served to you.
This Week at Rotary: Pat Stephens, Rotary Lights Summary and Celebration

Rotary Lights will present a summary of this years' event and extend thanks to all who participated.

Then, the guests listed below will receive their checks for their participation in the event. It will be a celebration of what was accomplished even during COVID-19!

Guests joining us on Thursday, March 10th

  • Aptiv-
  • Boys & Girls Club-
  • Disability Action Network-
  • Girlscouts of Badgerland-
  • Gundersen Health System Ultrasound-
  • Gundersen Lutheran Transitional Year Residency Program-
  • Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area-
  • Health Science Academy-
  • La Crosse Citizen Advocacy-
  • Suicide Prevention Initiative-
  • UWL Sigma Sigma Sigma- Theta Kappa-
  • UWL University Staff Council-
  • Viterbo University Chi Sigma Lota- Delta Lamda-
  • WTC Respiratory Therapy Club-


Last Week at Rotary: Bob Poehling, Behind the Scenes Stories from the 2022 Winter Olympics

Bob is the Athletic Development Coordinator (Women's Alpine) for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic Team.

Bob report on his third Olympics attended with the US ski team as staff. Bob shared stories of what it was like in China for the coaches and team members, behind-the-scenes stories, and shared a glimpse at what the Olympics is like for the athletic teams that get to go. 

Jack Haase was recognized last week for his 36 years (1985-2021) as Youth Exchange Officer.
Jack has affected the lives of more than 75 Rotary International Inbound and Outbound students for the Rotary Club of La Crosse, more than 200 host families, and countless Rotarians in the Coulee Region.
District 6250 and the Rotary Club of La Crosse (Club 2690) is forever grateful for the time and talent Jack has given to our Youth Exchange Program.
Upcoming Speakers
Mar 10, 2022
Rotary Lights Presentation
Mar 17, 2022
Irish Tales for St. Patrick's Day!
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Meal for This Week

The meal will be  Tomato Bisque Soup and TWF House Salad.
Announcement: 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, the Cargill Room can provide you with a boxed lunch to take home with you - but we need to know in advance. Please email

Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund

Rotary International is working to create the best paths to help Ukraine, Ukrainians, and its neighbors. In the meantime, you may donate to The Rotary Foundation's disaster relief fund at
There is a GoFundMe effort whose funds will be sent directly to a Ukrainian Past District Governor. Here is the link

Rotary Meeting Program Ideas?

Do you have an idea for a weekly meeting program presentation? Could we book you for a classification talk? Please contact Eva Marie Restel as we have upcoming dates to fill.

Rotary Club Strategic Plan

Please take the time to review the Rotary Club of La Crosse Strategic Plan for 2021-2026 in full.  Sarah Arendt-Beyer will be summarizing it at our upcoming club meeting on February 24th and we will be referring to the plan through committee meetings and club meetings moving forward.  Click HERE to view.

Tri-Con Electors Needed

Are you planning on attending Tri-Con? Would you be willing to represent our club as an electors at the business meeting Friday, April 29th at 10:30am? As an elector, you would represent our club by voting on several important items during this meeting. Our club is entitled to up to seven electors. See Meeting Details here. Please let Sarah Arendt-Beyer or Niki Pohnl know to receive specific meeting details.

ZOOM Names

A reminder, if attending weekly meetings on ZOOM, to change your name so it is recognizable to give you proper attendance credit. There are a few name labels we do not recognize and would like to update our records. Please contact Niki Pohnl if you sign in as any of the following so attendance credit can be given: jean's iphone, 13367470991, 17738751435.


Our hearts go out to Niki Pohnl's family as they mourn the loss her sister-in-law, Susan Bishop, who passed away unexpectly last Thursday.

Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Mar 14, 2022
Club Board Meeting
Apr 11, 2022
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Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Rotary Attendance
90 total in person and ZOOM

Attendance Policy

Melisa Myers - March 7
Mary Kay Wolf - March 10
Kurt Schroeder - March 11
Richard Kyte - March 11
Sharon Jolivette - March 11
Club Anniversaries:
Kyle Visker - 16 years
Brandon Harris - 1 year
Roger Christians - 13 years
Steve Lindeman - 13 years

District Leadership Opportunities 

Please check out a new feature on our District website! We're sharing District leadership opportunities in one, handy spot. Maybe you'll find a great fit for you or a friend.


Rotary Western Great Lakes District Conference "TriCon" April 29 - 30, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

The Rotary Western Great Lakes District Conference, intended for any Rotarian, not just leadership, is set for Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30, 2022. Attendance will be in person at The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI. Attendees from Districts 6220, 6250 and 6270 will have the opportunity to gain useful skills that can be used in their Rotary club, and inspiration that will motivate them to embrace Rotary even more. Internationally-known featured speakers will provide keen insights about their passion projects during the addresses on both days.
Register early (by March 1st) and you could win a $100 gift card!


2021 Council on Resolution

Our Board of Directors recently signed a petition requesting the RI Board to approve Council on Resolutions item 21R-28 To Consider Encouraging all Rotarians to Oppose the Growing Problem of Modern-day Slavery. The Board considered this matter at its February 2022 meeting. For your information, CLICK HERE for specific details.

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
Czerwinski, Angela
Rotarians in the News
Krieg-Sigman, Kelly
Introduce Speaker
Zygarlicke, Neal
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Bordeau, Travis
Hospitality Greeter
Boshcka, Matt
Ericksen, Cindy
Raffle Ticket Seller
Ubbelohde, Craig
Scrip Seller
Ruda, Pat


March 10, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $90


March 3, 2022
 Raffle $68 - Fines $77 - Scooters $3 - Scrip $90

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

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