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VIEWING YOUR NEWSLETTER...You will notice at the top of the newsletter a statement... "Having trouble viewing this email? Please click here."   This format will allow you to see any embedded videos and animated ads within the newsletter.  Email newsletter will allow you to see your commitments at the end of your personal newsletter...online newsletters will not show this, the bulletin on the web site may have a more readable format...you can also view bulletins online.....www.rotarycluboflacrosse.org

 

 

CLUB INFO

 

MEETING THIS WEEK

March 12, 2020
 
MENU
BBQ Grilled Chicken Breast
Oven Roasted Potatoes
Creamy Coleslaw
Southwest Corn
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - March 12th
 
This week at Rotary Mary Beth Hensel will give her classification talk. 
 
Mary Beth is the Director for Resolve Through Sharing. Resolve Through Sharing® (RTS) is a not-for-profit organization providing thought leadership, and an evidence-based yet compassion-first approach to bereavement care. 
 
 
Members always enjoy hearing about their fellow Rotarians.  
 
 
Classification Talk: Some have described the classification talk as a talking business card.  But it is so much more than that!  You can share vital and interesting information about your family, your interest and your business. The talk is not meant to embarrass you, but to let us get to know you as you want us to.  You are not expected to present yourself as a professional speaker.  Most of us are not.  Contact Rob Palmberg upcoming Program Chair if you would like to give your classification talk.

 

 

 

LAST WEEK AT ROTARY - March 5th
 

 

Outdoor Recreation Alliance and La Crosse's Trail System
Leah Burns and Jed Olson gave an informative presentation on ORA and our La Crosse Trail System
 
The Outdoor Recreation Alliance (ORA Trails) creates, enhances, and protects trails within the Driftless region; they are focused on planning, designing, building, and maintaining sustainable shared use trails in La Crosse and throughout the Driftless region in Wisconsin. During this presentation we'll learn more about ORA and La Crosse's trail system. Visit their website https://www.oratrails.org/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ORATrails/ to learn more.
 
 

The Grandad Bluff Trail Project will provide a safe, in the woods alternative to Bliss Road, and a majestic hiking and biking shared-use journey to the top of Grandad Bluff.

ORA GALA
March 28, 2020
The Waterfront – Cargill Room
 
 
 

Funds raised from the gala will allow ORA Trails to continue developing, building, and maintaining our trail systems year-round. Whether you hike, bike, run, ski, or chase your kids, these trails are for everyone. We believe that equitable, sustainable access to the outdoors is critical for health and happiness, helping children and families establish life-long patterns of positive healthy physical activity and appreciation for our natural resources. We invite you to celebrate our community resources and support another year ahead by joining us at the 2020 ORA Trails Gala.

 

WEB SITE SPONSORSHIP - March 2020
WEB SITE SPONSORSHIP

Benefits of sponsoring an ad on the Rotary Club of La Crosse web site:
Enhance your business' public relations and image.
Advertise an upcoming event.
Opportunity to sponsor and support the Rotary Club of La Crosse and your community.
Sharing with fellow Rotarians in our club and other local clubs who would like to know what you do.

Why advertise on the Rotary Club of La Crosse web site?  The majority of visitors to our website are members and friends of our club.  This makes our site's web sponsorship an ideal opportunity for small and large businesses to promote their products, services or an upcoming event in our community.  Moreover 100% of the advertising revenue goes back to our club; this in turn supports the local community

Cost is $20 per month up to $120 per year . . . . click here for form and more information.  We will include your logo/link on our web site, send one email blast to all Rotarians and include an initial mention in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.

Click on the logos under Web Site Sponsors...located on right side of our home page and in each newsletter. 

New Sponsor this Month


 

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

 
CLUB RUNNER MOBILE APP
ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download! A great tool to stay connected with your club and fellow Rotarians.
 
The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app is comprised of 3 main modules.You now will have the ability to view your member directory, view the articles posted to your website and locate the nearest club right from your iPhone or iPod, bringing you even closer to being able to connect, collaborate and communicate
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 2.3.3 or better.
 
 
Click here for more information. Note the app is the one that has a blue background and has CR on it. It will give you easy access to all our member's contact information.
 
On the membership module you will need to make sure and sync to update the membership directory with our new members.
 
In the upper right hand corner you will see the circle/arrow sync icon  Arrow, arrows, backup, circle, sync icon
 
 
 
 
ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
We are looking for nominations for "Rotarian of the Year" from our club....please submit you nominations to rotarylax@charter.net by May 1st. The board will review the nominations at the May board meeting and make a selection. The Rotarian of the Year will be recognized at our Changing of the Guard Meeting and the Avenues of Service Dinner on Tuesday, August 18th.  
 
 
LINK to PDF file to print out and then fill in.
 
Forms will also be available at our Rotary Meetings on the bulletin board table.
 
 
 
STAR MEETING

Our next STAR Meeting will be Thursday,  March 12th.  We will meet at the Radisson Hotel in the Wisconsin Room 3 at 7:00 a.m.  Please RSVP if you will be attending to Lyn at rotarylax@charter.net.

ALL NEW members become a member of this committee for one year.  This breakfast is hosted (no cost to the new members).  The breakfast and presentation will last no longer than one hour and the meeting will count as a make-up.  The STAR Committee, in addition to meeting other new members and some of the present membership will learn more about various aspects of the Club.  

 

CELEBRATIONS

 

                                   

 Happy Birthday
David Stoeffler - March 8
Mary Kay Wolf - March 10
Sharon Jolivette - March 11
Richard Kyte - March 11
Kurt Schroeder - March 11

Happy Wedding Anniversary
No wedding anniversaries.

Rotary Anniversary
Grant Withrow - 2 years
Kyle Visker - 14 years
Roger Christians - 11 years
Steve Lindeman - 11 years
David Stoeffler - 24 years
Sheila Wieser - 24 years

 

CONDOLENCES

ImageCONDOLENCES: 

We send our condolences to the:

Linda Zoerb family:   Linda's brother passed away, Kevin Zoerb - link to obit.  Linda's address is 2902 Floral Lane, La Crosse, WI  54601.

 

 

 

 

ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS
UPCOMING ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS
March - NO FELLOWSHIP
April 21st - Outback
May 27th - Loggers
June 16th - Pettibone
July 21st - Pogreba
August 25th  - Huck Finn's
September - Possible Wine Tasting Event
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the date for our District 6250 Conference  - ROTARYFEST - June 19-21, 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 20th - Rotary After Hours 3rd Annual Beer Tasting and Polio Plus Fundraiser
 Mar 20, 2020 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at metre, 16 5th Ave S. La Crosse, WI 54601
Fee: $20.00 More Information.
 

March 20th – Rotary Club of Caledonia Celebrity Bartending at MAAD Alley, fundraiser

 

March 21th – Rotary Club of Caledonia Pints for Pumps

 

 

March 26th, 2020 - HOLMEN ROTARY SERVICE AUCTION
5:30 PM Social, 6:30 PM Auction. Lunda Center, WTC. 319 7th St. N.
Visit their website for additional details and to view a list of live auction items.
 
 
 
 
4th Annual Lobsterfest
June 19, 2020
 
Advanced Tickets Only!
On Sale now at Eventrbrite or
from any Rotary East member
 
 
 
 
RAFFLES

RAFFLES

March 12, 2020

Raffle $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Marble Raffle  $60

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.

March 5th: Raffle: $23; Fines: $95; Scooters: $2; Scrip: $20
 
 
 
 
 
 
ATTENDANCE

ROTARY ATTENDANCE
March 5 - 54%

 

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
January - Bob Bendiksen
February - Jack Haase

 

 

 
 
MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP 
Active Membership
190

Resignations
Miranda TerBeest
Ashley Skoczynski

Honorary Members
25

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
Sarah Arendt-Beyer
ProgramChair for July 2020 - June 2021

Rob Palmberg
 
DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
March - Alex Lueck
 
 
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 Rob Palmberg.
 
 
CONTACT INFO

Rotary Club of La Crosse
P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI  54602-1914
608-526-4491 

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

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Mar 17, 2020
 
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Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
 
Secretary
Passe, Nick
 
Treasurer
Carey, Diana
 
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
 
Piano
Gschwind, Mary Ann
 
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
Lueck, Alex
 
Introduce Speaker
Grabow, Peter
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Carey, Diana
 
Greeter
Korish, Kristie
 
Hospitality Greeter
Carey, Michael
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Turner, Ian
 
Scrip Seller
Smith, Callie
 
Rotarians in the News
Journot, Lauren
 
Rotarians in the News
Green, Kaycie
 
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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
 
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Membership
 
Program Chair
 
Public Relations/Social Media
 
The Rotary Foundation
 
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Youth Exchange Counselor
 
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