May 24th, 2021

This Week at Rotary
Community Risk Report on Drug Use
We are hosting a panel of community leaders to ask questions regarding drug usage in our community. Dave Trapp will be the moderator with the following panelists:
  1. Dr. Tom Thompson, Rotary Club Member
  2. Tim Candahl, La Crosse County Chief Medical Examiner
  3. Sgt. Casey Rossman – La Crosse Policy Department Drug Unit
  4. Pat Corran, La Crosse Fire Department
Check out the "Community Risk Assessment" to help give background information and help form questions.
Last Week at Rotary - WisCorps

Conservation. Education. Community.

The WisCorps mission is to develop leadership, self-confidence, and a strong work ethic in youth and young adults through the active stewardship of Wisconsin’s communities and natural resources. WisCorps, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) conservation corps headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin that engages youth and young adults in two areas: conservation projects and nature education. Matt Brantner 

Rotary Moments: 5 Questions with Andy and Dave Handy 
Each week President Andy has been interviewing one of our Rotary Members.  Last week Andy played the interview from Rotarian Dave Handy from the Creston Valley Club in British Columbia.  His video is at the 5 minute mark.
Upcoming Speakers
Jun 03, 2021
La Crosse Tribune Extra Effort Awards
Jun 10, 2021
Paul Harris Fellow Presentations
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News For Our Club

Details and Registration here.
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Extra Effort Awards
Our Youth Committee will be presenting Extra Effort Awards to eight area high school students who are chosen by school staff members. The recipients are students who have faced significant obstacles and have persevered.
Each student is presented with a nice certificate and at least a $250 gift which is raised through Rotarian contributions. Members of the Youth Committee have pledged to donate $1350 and we’re asking for other Rotarians to contribute. 
To donate, please email Tom Berkedal at to let him know that you are donating. Then, write a check out to the the Rotary Club of La Crosse and write “Extra Effort Awards” in the memo line and send the check to the Rotary Club of La Crosse, PO Box 1914, La Crosse, WI 54602 or Jamie can send you an invoice.  Email her at
President's Choice Wine Raffle

Wine Donation

If you're willing to donate wine (minimum of $10 value) for our wine fundraiser, please contact and drop off at one of the following locations.

  • Tom Behrenbeck - 864 Shore Acres Road, La Crescent

  • Andy Bakkum - 201 Main Street, La Crosse or N5145 Moos Road, West Salem

  • Diana Carey - W5999 Schultz Lane, Onalaska

  • Pastor Phil- Northside - 1010 Sill Street, La Crosse

  • Roger and Kenna Christians- 4905 Silver Morning Lane

No time for shopping?  That's okay. You can donate money and we'll do the shopping for you.  

Upcoming Events
10th Birthday Party - Rotary After Hours
Jun 04, 2021
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Leadership Series: Sam Scinta and Rick Kyte
Jun 17, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Al's Musky Challenge
Jul 24, 2021 – Aug 29, 2021
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Member Information

Welcome New Members:

Two new members will be announced on Thursday: Tony Cooper, sponsored by Andrew Bakkum and Christopher Palmer, sponsored by Bill Hoel.  Welcome Tony and Chris.

Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Thai Vue - May 25
Anne Snow - May 26
Jake Erickson - May 28
Anna Prinsen - May 29
Jim Salmo - May 29
Peter Grabow - May 29
Randy Nelson - May 29
Ryan (Cathy) Geister - May 23
Mike (Vicki) Hartigan - May 24
Val (Deb Prath-Schute) Schute - May 25
Mary (Randy) Mickelson - May 26
Marcie Wycoff-Horn & Scott Horn - May 27


Club Anniversaries:
Kelly Krieg-Sigman - May 29 - 18 years

Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Passe, Nick
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Palmberg, Rob
Duty Roster Coordinator
Hensel, Mary Beth
Rotarians in the News
Turner, Ian
Club Links - Local
Rotary Works Foundation
The Brain Game Web Site
Rotary Lights
Rotary eClub
Rotary Leader
Rotary District 6250 Newsletter
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rotary Peace Centers
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