March 28, 2022

March 31st  - Offsite Meeting
Viterbo University - Reinhart Center
Room 134
Enter through Jackson Street entrance
Parking time limits have been suspended; park in any lot
Taco Bar Buffet as you enter;
give yourself time to make your lunch before the meeting
County Health Department Update
According to the CDC's guidelines, individuals in communities at a low level should stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms, but do not need to wear a mask indoors in public. 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: Richard Trietley, Joe Gow, and Roger Stanford: University COVID Challenges

Richard Trietley, President of Viterbo University, Joe Gow, President of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and Roger Stanford, President of Western Technical College will each share what has been challenging at their university through these last 2 COVID years and what are some bright spots that they are seeing as they move forward. This will be a chance for the club members to get a better idea of what it has been like to run a university during the pandemic.

Last Week at Rotary: Sarah Barron, The Crawford Stewardship Project
Sarah Barron, the Community Engagement Coordinator with Crawford Stewardship Project, provided an overview of the project’s history and goals. She talked about local factory farming, karst geology, and water quality and how all three are related. 

For more information about the project, visit the website link below.

Upcoming Speakers
Mar 31, 2022
Our 3 University Presidents with the Inside Scoop
Apr 07, 2022
Classification Talk
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Meal for This Week

The meal will be Taco Bar.
Coffee, water, and tea available.
Note: If you prefer to keep your mask on during the entire meeting, you will be provided a box to prepare your tacos in to take home with you.

Update: CDC Guidelines

Great News! COVID conditions have improved significantly over the last month in our community and across the country. The CDC has updated their guidance on masking and other risk mitigation strategies. Under the new guidance from the CDC, face masks are now considered optional and universal masking is no longer recommended for areas experiencing low COVID risk

The Board of Directors voted today to continue in-person meetings and to continue to offer a ZOOM option. However, since the risks posed by COVID have fallen significantly, we will not be offering a meal opt-out option for quarter four (April - June) as had been offered previously due to COVID concerns. Club members may request a Leave of Absence if needed, in accordance with our bylaws.

Pollinator Project Wrapping Up 
The Environmental Committee is hoping to wrap-up raising funds for the Pollinator Project on April 1st. Please consider donating if you have not already.  They are half-way there, so they're counting on procrastinators! 
Two ways to donate
1) Online through the link below to Rotary Works Foundation. Make sure to select “Downtown Pollinator Project”
2) Make a check out to “Rotary Works Foundation” and bring it to a Rotary meeting to Jamie O'Neill or mail it directly to: Advancement Office, 900 Viterbo Dr.,
La Crosse, WI 54601
Buy a Bucket/Bring a Bucket
Spring Cleaning Drive
How to support:
  1. Drop off items before a club meeting March 31st or April 7th.
  2. Purchase a bucket it and fill it with specific needs (see flyer attached)
  3. Bring a bucket with a cash donation
  4. Contribute online through Hope Restores or The Exchange
Kids Coulee 
Clean Up Day - 
April 9 from 9am-Noon
LaCrosse River Clean Up: Volunteers Needed
The Environmental Committee and Rotary Board encourage you to participate in the La Crosse River Clean Up on Saturday, May 7th from 8 am to noon.    This is a great activity to help take care of our wonderful river and surrounding environment.  This helps keep our river clean and prevents trash from polluting our oceans.     
There will be four start/collection sites:
  • Goose Island, west landing
  • 7th Street landing in La Crosse
  • Clinton Street West Landing on the Black River
  • Fred Funk Landing on Brice’s Prairie
At these four sites, volunteers will receive trash bags and gloves, then move out on the water, along shorelines, and through neighborhood streets near the river to collect trash and return it to the landings to be properly disposed of. Wear proper clothing and expect them to get wet and dirty. Thank you for considering!
Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Apr 11, 2022
Club Board Meeting
May 09, 2022
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New Member Application: Nell Saunders-Scott
Nell Saunders-Scott has submitted her application for Club Membership. According to club procedure, Nell'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 April 11th.

Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Rotary Attendance
81 total in person and ZOOM 

Attendance Policy

Pat Ruda - March 31
Sharon Imes - March 31
Katie Berkedal - April 2
Anne Snow (David) - April 1
Club Anniversaries:
Patt Boge - 31 years
PINTS FOR POLIO - March 31st
Rotary After Hours 5th Annual Pints for Polio fundraiser 
Thursday March 31
Turtle Stack Brewery 
6 to 730 pm
$20 paid night of

Ukraine Donations

The District 65250 Foundation is accepting donations for Ukrainian Humanitarian Assistance. Funds will be directed by the District Foundation Board to legitimate organizations responding to the humanitarian needs of Ukrainians and refugees. Donations by credit card using the Donate Now button at A check can be sent to: Rotary District 6250 Foundation, Inc., c/o Treasurer Val Schroeder, 1723 Chadbourne Ave, Madison, WI 53726.


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!


2022 Holmen Rotary Service Auction Fundraiser

The Holmen Area Rotary Club will hold their Service Auction fundraiser on Friday Evening, May 6th at the luxurious Waterfront in the spacious Cargill Room and patio. The event starts with a social hour at 5:00 and includes an appetizer buffet, a Live Auction of unique items and services, bucket raffles and more. For more detailed information, CLICK HERE. 


Annual Science and Math Expo - Volunteers Needed

The 30th Annual Science and Math Expo at UW La Crosse is recruiting volunteer reviewers with a background in math and science to review middle school students' research projects on May 10, 2022. Reviewer feedback helps students gain valuable experience in the research process and to explore career possibilities that exist in the STEM field. Your input will make a difference in students' potential careers in STEM! Students create projects based on a topic of their interest. Guidelines will be provided to help volunteer reviewers throughout the review process. 

REGISTER HERE to learn more and register.


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
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Introduce Speaker
Wagner, Tonya
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Lueck, Alex
Hospitality Greeter
Carey, Diana
Carey, Michael
Raffle Ticket Seller
Neuman, Ed
Scrip Seller
O'Neill, Jamie


March 31, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $110


March 24, 2022
 Raffle $44 - Fines $68 - Scooters $7 - Scrip $20

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

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