January 30, 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: Waking Up White Workshop Take-Aways

Rotarians who attended the White Privilege Symposium in December will be giving key takeaways from the presentations.

The breakdown of who is summarizing and what sessions they will be reflecting on are:

  • Mark Solyst - Truth and a Call to Action
  • Cindy Erickson - Microagressions
  • Richard Strauss - how to Talk About Race with the Kids You Love
  • Jamie O'Neill - Critical Race Theory  
Last Week at Rotary: Annual Meeting and Game: Puttin' on the Lips
Congratulations to the upcoming 2022-2023 Rotary Downtown Board Members.  
We appreciate YOU Event Planning Committee! Thank you for working behind the scenes to bring us this fabulous show: Alex Attardo, Andy Bakkum, Ryan Geister, Dominique Luecke, Bob Masewicz, Eva Marie Restel, and Jamie Schloegel.
We especially THANK OUR ENTERTAINERS! Dustin Luecke, Kelly Krieg-Sigman, Angela Czerwinski, Sam Przywojski, Neal Zygarlicke, Andy Bakkum, Anne Snow, Scott Bradford, Todd Restel, Eva Marie Restel, Michelle Skemp, Joe Skemp, and Craig Ubbelohde.
$701 was collected and will be donated to Rotary Youth Exchange. THANK YOU ALL FOR OUR GENEROCITY! 
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 03, 2022
Waking Up White Workshop Take-Aways
Feb 10, 2022
Fraud - How to stay on the right side of the law!
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Meal for This Week

The meal will be Beef Stroganoff.
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 rotary@rotarycluboflacrosse.org.
Please register for this event here. Upon registration, you will receive the ZOOM link.

Club Board Meeting - Feb. 14  

Do you have an idea, suggestion, or a project proposal? You are ALWAYS welcome and encouraged to share these with the Board. All submissions will be reviewed at the monthly Board meeting. Please email Niki Pohnl to share your ideas no later than Tuesday, February 8th for review that the next board meeting.
New Member Process 

Our New Member Process has been updated. See our website for specific details at https://rotarycluboflacrosse.org/page/become-a-member. 

ByLaws Updated

The Rotary Club of La Crosse - Downtown ByLaws have been updated.  Thank you to the Board for spending the time on revisions, especial Tim Durtsche. Contact Sarah Arendt-Beyer or any board member of you have questions or concerns.

District 6250 Grant Management Seminars

District 6250 Grant Management Seminar is a required step to qualify your Rotary Club for participation in the District Grant and Global Grant opportunities with The Rotary Foundation in the coming Rotary year. Over $183,000 will be available for matching grants from District 6250. Any member can attend on behalf of your club. 
Wednesday, February 23: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Register on the District 6250 website under the Foundation/Grants header: https://www.rotary6250.org/page/2022-grant-management-seminars.
Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to each seminar. Both sessions will be virtual to save you travel time. Any Rotarian is welcome to attend and bring their questions as you prepare your 2022-2023 club projects.
And don't forget, we still have matching grants available for projects to be completed before May 15 this year.
Shiela Wieser's son, Ryan Weiselr, passed away peacefully on January 24th in the arms of angels. Please keep Shiela's family in your thoughts and prayers.
Rotary Club of La Crosse East is hosting a fundraiser fo high school scholarships and other local projects on March 5th at Colgan Air Hanger #4. 
Flyer attached to download/send or print and spread the word!
Upcoming Events
Rotary Leadership Series
Feb 10, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Club Board Meeting
Feb 14, 2022
Grant Management Seminar
Feb 23, 2022 5:30 PM
Club Board Meeting
Mar 14, 2022
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Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Rotary Attendance
88 total in person and ZOOM

Attendance Policy

Michael Carey - February 2
Carol Abrahamzon - February 4
Dave Morrison - February 5
Earlamae Dahlby - February 6
Pat Ruda (Kenneth) - February 8
Club Anniversaries:
Joan K. Parke - 14  years
Cindy Ericksen - 5 years
Roger Stanford - 5 years
Sam Przywojski - 1 year
Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Swanwick, Bruce
Journot, Lauren
Carey, Diana
Registration Manager
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Restel, Eva Marie
Duty Roster Coordinator
Ellingson, Sarah
Introduce Speaker
Ellingson, Sarah
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Ericksen, Cindy
Hospitality Greeter
Boge, Patt
Raffle Ticket Seller
Palmer, Chris
Scrip Seller
Luecke, Dominique
Rotarians in the News
Behrenbeck, Julia


January 30, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $30


January 27, 2022
 Raffle $48 - Fines $51 - Scooters $3 - Scrip $25 

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

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