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CLUB INFO

 

MEETING THIS WEEK

January 23, 2020
 
MENU
Grilled Chicken Breast
Oven Roasted Potatoes
Creamy Coleslaw
Southwest Corn
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK

 

THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - January 23rd
The Brain Game 

"The Brain Game" is a user-friendly educational guide which explains to parents why and how their child is learning and developing. Additionally, the book includes specific activities, songs, and suggested behaviors that parents can engage in to help foster their child's intellectual and social development. 

The Brain Game was born when the Director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families spoke to the Rotary Club of La Crosse, WI. She was excited to spread the word of new, cutting-edge research into early child brain development. More than ever before, scientists discovered that proper stimulation of children in the first three years could play a huge role in growing a healthy brain.

During this meeting we'll learn more about The Brain Game, along with some exciting new developments around it.  

Learn more here: https://thebraingame.org/

 

 

LAST WEEK AT ROTARY WAS A WOW!  - January 16th
 
WHAT A SHOW!
 
Reviews
A lot of talent!
A lot of fun!
Talented group!
So well planned and executed!
Our Club is the best!
Five-Star!
Time and energy put into this was so impressive!
Entertaining!
Fun!
Rotary Trivia - Informative!
Andrew Bakkum you killed it!
(our future Rotary President 2020-21)
 
AnDREW Bakkum 
 Katie Berkedal (La Crosse Community Foundation)
Carol Abrahamzon - Winner of the "Price is Right"
Jamie Schloegel (La Crosse Community Foundation)
 
Carol won $500 (donated by the La Crosse Community Foundation)
 to be donated to the Rotary Foundation of her choice.
Carol chose the Rotary Annual Share Fund
After three years the money will come back to our District (see below)
 

SHARE and District Designated Fund

Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants that fund local and international humanitarian projects, scholarships, and activities, such as vocational training teams. At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund-SHARE from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund, or DDF.

At the end of three years, your district can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that your club and others in the district choose. Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund district grants. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district.

 
A BIG THANK YOU to the Production Team!

•Andrew Bakkum, US Bank
•Bob Masewicz, Visua
•Brett Huus, SoundStrations
•Jamie Schloegel, La Crosse Community Foundation
•Jud Beck, Fox 25/48
•Katie Berkedal, La Crosse Community Foundation
•Patty Nuttleman, New Horizons
•Rob Ramseier, AVS, LLC
•Sarah Arendt-Beyer, DigiSage
•Scott Bradford, Mutual of Omaha
 
THANK YOU to our Prize Donors
Matt Boschka
Sue Durtsche
Lynn Bruns
Anne Haase
Steve Doll
Lee Raasch
Joe Gow
Rotary Club of La Crosse
La Crosse Community Foundation
 
 
Our very own Rotarian Roger Christians
as the Cliff Hanger Mountain Climber
 
 
 
PRICE IS RIGHT
 
 
 
 
 
PULSE SURVEY RESULTS 2020
Thank you to all who participated in our Thursday, January 9th meeting - PULSE SURVEY - Rotary Club Health Check.
 
Your feedback on how YOUR club is doing is important.  This was a great health check to help us maintain our club's health and preserve its value for YOU and the community.      Here are the results!
 
  The board will be reviewing the survey to help create a strategic plan that will set long-range and annual goals.  
 
If you were not at the meeting or if you were and thought of concerns/ideas after you left....here is an online:
 
 
 
 
 
 
COME FOR SUPPER

COME FOR SUPPER....The Humanitarian Committee will be helping again with the "Come for Supper Meal Program" at Our Savior's Lutheran Church - 612 Division Street on Tuesday, January 28th from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Please register if you would like to volunteer.   LINK.    Six volunteers needed.

 

 

 

SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS
Rotary Club of La Crosse
Service Above Self Awards
Recipients
 
Caitlin Coffey
Logan 2019
 
Caitlin Coffey, a 2019 graduate of Logan High School, was presented with her $1,000 Service Above Self Award following completion of her first semester of school at the Franklin Olin College of Engineering, a noted private engineering college in suburban Boston. Caitlin has returned to school for the 2nd semester and was unable to attend a club meeting to receive her award.
 
Caitlin was a member of the Logan Interact Club and says helping organize iFeed helped her "realize how much Rotary does for others around the world!" She has already taken an active role in community service work in college, joining Code for Boston, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits with software and related projects. Recently she worked on a project with a nonprofit called the Guardian Group, which is working to combat the presence of online human trafficking. 
 
She is grateful for the Rotary award, which will help pay tuition and allow her to continue pursuing school. "I appreciate the work your club has done to make our community, as well as our nation, a better environment. Rotary was an amazing opportunity for me to help serve others in my community."
 
Matthew Jankowski
Aquinas 2019 
 
David Stoeffler, Youth Committee member presented Matthew Jankowski with his
$1,000 Service Above Self Award
 
Matthew just completed his first semester at University of North Dakota.

"I had a really good first semester.  I adjusted to my new school and college level classes well, along with making many new friends, working at the library for my work study financial aid and volunteering in leadership opportunities in student government.  It's been a lot of work but also a lot of fun too."   Matthew thanks the La Crosse Rotary in supporting him in his studies at UND.
 
 
Rotary Club of La Crosse Service Above Self Awards INFO
 
 
 
CONDOLENCES

ImageCONDOLENCES: 

We send our condolences to the:

Tita Yutuc Family:   Tita's dad, Wilfrido Yutuc, MD passed away on January 15th.  View Obit here.  Tita's address is W4923 Battlestone Station Road, La Crosse, WI  54601.

 

 

 

BOARD NOMINATIONS 2020-21
 
Motion was made and seconded at our meeting on Thursday to accept the Nominations for our 2020-21 Board of Directors and Rotary Works Board.  Link to Nominations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY LIGHTS BANQUET - JANUARY 25
 
JOIN US AT A BANQUET CELEBRATING 
TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL
ROTARY LIGHTS
Saturday, January 25, 2020
5:30
La Crosse Center, North Hall
Dinner, Cash Bar and Live Music - Mr. Blink
Program on History of Rotary Lights and Accomplishments
 
Tickets available at: RotaryLights25.eventbrite.com
(Password to access event website: rotarylights25)
 
Tickets $30
Sponsorship Tables $400 (10 tickets and sponsor recognition)
 

 

 
 
ROTARIAN DAVE KNUTSON MEMORIAL YOUTH SPONSORSHIP FUND

ROTARIAN DAVE KNUTSON MEMORIAL YOUTH SPONSORSHIP FUND

From Rotary After Hours

On December 16th 2019,our friend David Knutson passed away unexpectedly. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of La Crosse-After Hours with a passion for supporting Rotary youth programs. To honor Dave's memory, our club is determined to create an endowed sponsorship for a student to attend Rotary District 6250 - RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) annually, in his name. Our goal is to raise $4200.

Donations can be made at our website:
https://rotaryafterhours.org/page/memorial-youth-sponsorship

Or by check: Payable to Rotary After Hours, add Memorial Youth Sponsorship to the memo field, and mail to:


Rotary After Hours, P.O. Box 1622
La Crosse, WI 54602-1622

 

Please share the link and help us keep Dave's memory alive by supporting the cause he cared about most. Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 
FELLOWSHIP
CELEBRATIONS

 

                                   

 Happy Birthday
Jerry Ostreng (H) - Jan 20
Greg Reichert - Jan 20
Bob Daley - Jan 21
Mary Stanek - Jan 22
Meredyth Llillejord - Jan 24

Ben Lachecki - Jan 25

 

Happy Wedding Anniversary
Thai (Kaying) Vue - Jan 19

Rotary Anniversary
Mike Hartigan - Jan 19 - 36 years
Tara Johnson - Jan 19 - 25 years

Angela Czerwinski - Jan 21 - 4 yeras
Ilene Kernozek - Jan 21 -4 years
Tim Kolek - Jan 21 - 4 years
Pat Ruda - Jan 22 - 22 years
Kathryn Sexauer - Jan 23 - 17 years

 

UPCOMING COMMITTEE  - FELLOWSHIPS MEETINGS
Razia's Bus Committee - Thursday, January 20th at 11:00 at the Radisson Center.
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
Winter Moon Tunes concert being held on February 29th opening with TUGG.
 Think warmer weather...and join us!
LINK TO TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the date for our District 6250 Conference  - ROTARYFEST - June 19-21, 2020.
 
 
 
RAFFLES

RAFFLES

January 23, 2020

Raffle $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Marble Raffle  $40

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.

Jan 16:   Raffle: $20; Scrip: $300; Fines: $1; Scooters: $0

 
 
 
 
 
 
ATTENDANCE

ROTARY ATTENDANCE
Jan 2nd - 51%
Jan 9th - 55%
Jan 16th - 58%

 

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. Make ups can be made up anytime during the year.

100% Attendance Winners
July  - Jim Salmo
August - Dan Howes

September - Kenna Christians
October - Kenna Christians
November - Tim Kolek
December - Todd Restel

 

 

 
 
MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP 
Active Membership
189

Honorary Members
24

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 & DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
Program Chair for July 2019 - June 2020
 
DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
January- Tim Candahl
February - Peter Grabow
March - Alex Lueck
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.
 

 
CONTACT INFO

Rotary Club of La Crosse
P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI  54602-1914
608-526-4491 (Phone and Fax)

Lyn Sheffer, Administrator
rotarylax@charter.net

Nick Passe, Secretary
nick@passelaw.com

Earlamae Dahlby
Attendance and Make-up Coordinator
earlamae@centurytel.net 

 

Kelly Krieg-Sigman
The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384, La Crosse, WI  54602-0384
info@rotarybraingame.org

 

Rotary Works Foundation
P.O. Box 1571, La Crosse, WI  54602-1571
608-886-9793

Scott Herdeman, Administrator
rotaryworksfoundation@gmail.com

 


 
Sponsors
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Speakers
Jan 30, 2020
Women Beekeepers of the La Crosse Area
Feb 06, 2020
Abilities in Harmony- Adaptive Show Choir Camps
Feb 13, 2020
Great Rivers HUB
Feb 20, 2020
Classification Talk
Feb 27, 2020
Coulee Recovery Center
Mar 05, 2020
Wildnerness Survival Skills - Boy Scouts
Mar 12, 2020
Classification Talk
View entire list
Upcoming Events
25th Annual Rotary Lights Celebration
La Crosse Center
Jan 25, 2020 5:30 PM
 
Come for Supper
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Jan 28, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Rotary Board
Radisson Hotel
Feb 10, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Rotary Works Board Meeting
La Crescent Area Event Center
Feb 20, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Rotary Board
Radisson Hotel
Mar 09, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
STAR Meeting
Radisson Hotel
Mar 12, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
View entire list
Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
 
Secretary
Passe, Nick
 
Treasurer
Carey, Diana
 
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
 
Piano
Haase, Ann
 
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
Candahl, Timothy
 
Introduce Speaker
Schnick, Roz
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
 
Greeter
Pierce, Teresa
 
Hospitality Greeter
Siegel, Regina
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Pierce, Teresa
 
Scrip Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
 
Rotarians in the News
Bakkum, Andy
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
President Elect Nominee
 
Past President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Board Member
 
Board Member
 
Board Member
 
Board Member
 
Board Member
 
Board Member
 
Board Member
 
Board Member
 
Board Member
 
Club Administrator
 
Rotary Works Board Member
 
Rotary Works Board Member
 
Rotary Works Board Member
 
Rotary Works Board Member
 
Membership
 
Program Chair
 
Public Relations/Social Media
 
The Rotary Foundation
 
Youth Exchange Officer
 
Youth Protection Officer
 
Youth Exchange Counselor
 
Youth Exchange Counselor
 
Youth Exchange Counselor
 
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