April 11 2022

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: DEI Guest Speaker, Caden Pohnl

Caden Pohnl is a lifelong member of the La Crosse Community. He will share his journey with us.

Caden is the son of Niki Pohnl, our Club Administrator. He is a recent graduate from UWL with a degree in Elementary Education and currently works as a substitute teacher in the La Crosse School District.

Last Week at Rotary: Nancy Mueller, Classification Talk
Nancy Mueller shared her story. We heard about her aerospace engineering adventures, her side of the story of how she and Paul met (with great pictures), her teaching endeavors, and how she continues to work to make this a better world through her volunteer involvement.
Check out the link to Paul and Nancy's Facebook page, Driftless Hikers for hiking location ideas, great pictures of our area, and much more!
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 14, 2022
Caden's Journey
Apr 21, 2022
What Science Knows About Climate Change and How Worried Should We Be?
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Meal for This Week

The meal will be Chicken Salad on a Croissant.
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, you will be provided a box to prepare your tacos in to take home with you.

Welcome New Member: Robin Cosby

Last week we welcomed our newest Rotarian, Robin Cosby, to our club.  Robin says she knew at a young age she wanted to serve others and possesses a passion for service not just in her professional life, but in her personal life as well.

Robin currently serves as the board president of the Pump House Regional Arts Center, is an advocate for child welfare (CASA), and is a member of the Permanency Plan Review Panel.

Robin did her internship as our Club Administrator in the fall of 2021. Welcome Robin!  We are glad you are joining us and look forward to getting to know you better and serving along side you.


Thank you to all who helped with the Kids Coulee Clean Up day last Saturday and to those we donated cleaning supplies, buckets, and financial assistance to The Exchange and Hope Restores project in April. 



Leadership Series Postponed:

As a reminder, our Leadership Series for April has been postponed. Watch for further details for the next topic and date. See Lee Rasch if you have any questions.

Missing Jacket...

At last week's Rotary meeting, Nancy Mueller's jacket was taken by someone by mistake.  Check your jackets...there were a few left at the Cargill Room last week. Maybe yours is there?  Contact Nancy Mueller if you think you might have her jacket or bring it to the meeting this week and replace it with one that was left.

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!
Rotary at the La Crosse Loggers !!
Copeland Park Home Opener
La Crosse Loggers vs. Eau Claire Express
Tuesday, May 31st
    Buffet Picnic from 5:30 p.m. thru 3rd Inning.
Rain or Shine, Hot or Chilly
Picnic is under the tent!
Cost $23 Adult
Children 3 – 12 are $15
Under 3 are FREE
Season Ticket Holder: deduct $10/ticket

Click here for a flyer with more details.

Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
May 09, 2022
Rotary at the La Crosse Loggers
Copeland Park - Logger Field
May 31, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Rotary Attendance
87 total in person and ZOOM 

Attendance Policy

Shaista Shaik - April 11
Club Anniversaries:
Dave Koudelka - 48 years
Joe Carlson - 7 years
Kerstin Boudreau - 16 years
Mary Ann Gschwind - 20 years
Dave Trapp - 36 years
District 6250 Partners with Ukraine - Update

Rotarians are responding to the urgent need for humanitarian assistance for the people of Ukraine. The unprovoked Russian invasion has devastated cities and sent millions of refugees seeking safety in surrounding countries, all of which have Rotary clubs providing direct help to desperate people from war-torn Ukraine. Our District International Service Committee working with our District 6250 Foundation, has established the Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund. Already we have raised over $41,000 towards our District goal of $100,000.



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
Ericksen, Cindy
Rotarians in the News
Krieg-Sigman, Kelly
Introduce Speaker
Pohnl, Niki
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Rasch, Lee
Hospitality Greeter
Porter, Stephen
Turner, Ian
Raffle Ticket Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
Scrip Seller
Vanderfleet, Emily


April 14, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $130


April 7, 2022
 Raffle $87 - Fines $123 - Scooters $2 - Scrip $100

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

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