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NO Meeting
This Week
Centennial Celebration
La Crosse Center North Hall
June 20, 2019
5:30 Cocktail Reception
6:30 Dinner and Program
Keynote Speaker
Stephanie Urchick


As we celebrate our Centennial anniversary this Thursday, take some time to reflect on one or two of your favorite things about Rotary.  Hopefully, you can share these reflections with others at our Centennial event.  For me, while the list is long, Rotary’s Youth Exchange program is at the top of my list.  Not only has this program changed our family’s lives, I do believe that Rotary’s Youth Exchange program promotes world peace.  Through the long term exchange program, our sons have lived in Japan, Germany and France.  Our fourth son can’t wait to participate when he is old enough.
I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday evening as we take a short pause from being Rotarians of action in order to celebrate and reflect on one hundred years of service.
We will NOT have a  Noon Rotary meeting this Thursday, June 20th.
We will have our Centennial Celebration
Thursday, June 20th
La Crosse Center North Hall
Cocktail Reception - 5:30 pm
Dinner and Program - 6:30 pm
Keynote Speaker
Stephanie Urchick
Rotary International Director-Elect
Last week Rotarian Thai Vue gave his classification talk.
We thank him for sharing his life journey with us.
We were not able to show a video from his PowerPoint so we are including the link -  VIDEO LINK
Humanitarian Committee meeting will be held Thursday, June 27th at 11:00 AM at the Radisson Center.
SAVE THE DATE: Lucia will be heading home on July 27th. Lucia's flight home leaves at 9:57 am from the La Crosse Airport.  Come at 9:00 to help send her off.  She has been a delight to host this year and she will be missed!
Lucia is leaving this week for her Youth Exchange trip out West.  She will be back in July and hopefully you will be able to wish her well at her last Rotary meetings in July.
Our District Conference Committee worked together to host the Rotary 6250 District Conference in La Crosse to celebrate District Governor Bill Hoel's year.   Thank you to David Amborn the District Conference Chair who lead the committee this past year, holding monthly meetings and organizing every detail.  We had a number of area Rotarians on the Committee (don't want to list names and leave someone out)....thank you to all.  Special thanks goes out to our Rotary District Office at Morgan Data - Heather, Megan and Gail.  Working together they provided interesting plenary sessions,  breakouts, wonderful fellowship, good food, and great speakers.  We video taped the two plenary sessions, heavy topics (Human Trafficking and the Opioid Epidemic) and guest speakers. We will share the links when they are available. 
Thank you to all who sponsored the District Conference....your sponsorship helped us to host and bring in excellent speakers; to our Humanitarian Committee who organized  a "Support the Survivors" collection for New Horizons/Human Trafficking with the support of the La Crescent and Caledonia Rotary Clubs; to those that volunteered over the weekend and to all who attended.
We would also like to thank the Radisson Hotel and La Crosse Center staff for all their work and help over the weekend.
The result – a very successful District Conference.

We are teaming up with the Riverfest Commodores with a fundraiser.  They are selling raffle tickets to benefit their Riverfest Commodore Foundation, Inc....each ticket is $10 or 3 for $25. and you get a free car wash with each ticket....every ticket we sell we will get $5. First place will be four club seats to a Packer Game - plus 2nd- 4th place prizes will be awarded.   Last year we made $2,100 from this fundraiser and our club had 3 of the 5 winners!  Drawing will be Tuesday night, September 5th at 7 pm at Shenanigan's.

Thank you to Grant Withrow who will chair this fundraiser.  Tickets will be for sale at our upcoming meetings.  Sell to your family, friends and coworkers.

Flyer with list of prizes LINK.





AVENUES OF SERVICE BANQUET - Registration - Nominations
Every year the nine area Rotary Clubs gather for a celebration of club projects and honor members that have lived the Service Above Self motto.  Clubs will also honor their Rotarians of the Year.  This year our Avenues of Service Banquet will be Tuesday, August 13th at the new La Crescent Area Event Center, 595 Veterans Parkway, La Crescent, MN. 
The celebration will begin at 5:30 with a social.  This is a fundraiser for our Rotary Works Foundation.  We hope you will save the date.  It is a great night of fellowship and celebration.  Downtown Rotarians $20 and guests $35 (NO Rotary meeting on August 15th). 
We are now looking for nominations for the following categories:  Avenue of Service Nominations for Club Projects, Lifetime Achievement Nominations and the Rising Star Nominations.   More information and nominations forms can be found on the Avenue of Service Dinner page on our web site....LINK.  Deadline to submit nominations is July 15th. 



 Happy Birthday​
Brian Reitzel - June 16
Tim Ehler - June 18
Kathryn Sexauer - June 18
Tim Gillespie - June 20
Grant Withrow - June 20
Tara Johnson - June 23
Beth Franklin - June 24
Trish Grathen - June 27
Craig Ubbelohde - June 28
Steve O'Malley - June 30
Joe Zoellner - June 30


Happy Wedding Anniversary
Tom (Laurie) Berkedal - June 16
John (Diann) Honadel - June 20
Greg (Kathy) Curti - June 21
Mary Kay (Matthew) Wolf - June 25
Peter (Krin) Krause - June 27
Brian (Joyce) Mlsna - June 28
AJ (Anita) Frels - June 29


 Rotary Anniversary
Anna Prinsen - June 19 -  5 years
Eva Marie Restel - June 19 - 5 years
Josh Trust - June 19 - 1 year
Jeff Odom - June 21 - 12 years
Candice Tlustosch - June 25 - 4 years
Petra Roter - June 28 - 18 years
Bob Riutzel - June 29 - 30 years



VALLEY VIEW ROTARY MOON TUNES: Riverside Park -  Web Site.


June 27th

Raffle $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Marble Raffle  $70

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.


June 6th = Raffle $40 - Fines $87 - Scooters $9

June 13th = Raffle $45  Fines $140 - Scooters $4

June 6th & 13th Scrip = $310



June 6th - 53%

June 13th - 53%

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.

100% Attendance Winners
July  - Sheila Wieser
August - Bob Riutzel
September - Peter Grabow
October - Chuck Hanson
November - Grant Withrow
December - Tami Woods
January - Kenna Christians
February - Cindy Erickson
March - Ed Neuman
April - Cindy Erickson




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 2018 - June 2019
June - Erick Maki
Program Chair for July 2019 - June 2020
September - Josh Trust
October - Scott Bradford
November - Jud Beck
December - Sheila Riley
January- OPEN
February - OPEN
March - OPEN
April - OPEN
May - OPEN
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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Jun 20, 2019
100TH Anniversary Gala at La Crosse Center at 5:30
Jun 27, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Works Board Meeting
Viterbo University
Jun 20, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Centennial Celebration
La Crosse Center
Jun 20, 2019 5:30 PM
Rotary Fellowship - River View Winery and Vineyard
32882 County Hwy 1
Jun 25, 2019 5:00 PM
STAR Meeting
Radisson Hotel
Jul 11, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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Passe, Nick
Sergeant at Arms
Wettstein, John
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Bakkum, Andy
Duty Roster Coordinator
Maki, Erick
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Scrip Seller
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Past President
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
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Youth Exchange Counselor
Russell Hampton
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