January 3, 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: Judson Steinback,
Renewing the Pollinating Project
Judson Steinback is a co-owner and founder of Coulee Region Ecoscapes (CRE). CRE provides sustainable landscaping, the highest standards of workmanship and respect for the environment.  Judson and his team were leaders on the Food Forest at the Dahl YMCA and the Edible Schoolyard at Hamilton Elementary School, both of which offer free, local food in opportunity zones in
La Crosse.
 

Now, CRE is the leading project design and installer for the Renew the Block project in which our Rotary Club of La Crosse will be helping to fundraise for the pollinator patches. Judson and his team have extensive knowledge on what native plant species to grow in certain locations, how to grow them and why we should all be incorporating more pollinator-friendly plants into our landscapes. 

Next Week at Rotary: Paul Harris Celebration and Presentation
Paul Harris awards celebrate the generous giving of our members and reflect the impact that the people in our club are giving to our community, country, and the world. 
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 06, 2022
Renew the Block Pollinator Project
Jan 13, 2022
Paul Harris Celebration and Presentation
View entire list

Meal for This Week

The meal will be grilled chicken, spinach, and provolone sandwich. 
 
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.
 

Rotary Lights Tear Down Help Needed

Thank you to everyone who helped put the Rotary Lights this season. Tear down has begun. If you have a few extra hours, stop down at the park any day this week to help with tear down. They are sure to put you to work!

Missing a Pin?

The past few weeks we have found pins on the floor of the Cargill Room after our meetings. Please check in with Niki Pohnl if you find you are missing one from your lanyard, sweater, jacket, etc. She may have found it.

ZOOM Attendance

This is a reminder that if you are attending weekly meetings on ZOOM, please make sure the name you are signed in with is your name so we can give you proper credit. 

STAR Meeting - January 13
Our next STAR Meeting will be Thursday, January 13th from 7-8am at the Banquet Room at the Waterfront hosted by Jodi Widuch and Todd Restel.
 
Please RSVP through the link below.
 
STAR - Specialized Training for Action in Rotary....you will meet other new Rotarians from the area. We will provide programs on the Avenue of Service, The Rotary Foundation, and the Rotary Works Foundation, along with other aspects of Rotary. This is a great time to ask questions you may have about our club or Rotary in general. Hope you will be able to join Jodi and Todd on Thursday, January 13th.
 
Just for Fun: A Note Received Through Rotary Lights
 
I know the beginning of the month was crazy with the weather and tragic destruction of some of the displays this year, however; I wanted to say thank you for working so hard to open back up before Christmas, I can’t begin to imagine the long hours everyone put in to make it possible. As a Nurse, seeing the “Thank You Healthcare Heroes” display for healthcare workers was amazing. It was so nice to feel appreciated by the community as it has been a very strenuous and exhausting time fighting this pandemic. 👩🏼‍⚕️

I also wanted to say thank you because on Monday evening my boyfriend proposed to me at the park near the tunnel of lights. Going to the Rotary Lights has been a tradition for my kids and I for many years and now this year was even more memorable than ever!!! The Rotary Lights will now have an even bigger place in my heart for the years to come!

❤️💍❤️🎄❤️
With love,
Krystl Taylor
 
Condolences
Eva Marie Restel's grandmother, Pauline Kidd, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 102. Keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. Read the obituary here. 
New Member Information

Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship.

Do you know someone who may be interested in joining a Rotary club?  A great first step is to invite them to attend a meeting as your guest.

Active Rotarians
184

Honorary Rotarians
32

Transferred Rotarians
1 - Todd Ondell transferred to the Holman Rotary Club at the end of December. Todd was co-chair of the Orientation Committee and led the Job Shadow Committee.

Resignations
1 - Brian Mlsna

Rotary Attendance
No Meeting - Holiday

Attendance Policy

Birthdays:
Colin Fleming - January 3
Courtney Daniels-Burke - January 7
Sue Durtsche - January 8
 
Anniversaries:
Shaista Shaik - January 3
Sandy McCormick (Richard) - January 12
 
Club Anniversaries:
Bob Masewicz - 4 years
Kenna Christians - 22 years
John-Peter Temple - 20 years
Rob Palmberg - 9 years
Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
 
Secretary
Journot, Lauren
 
Treasurer
Carey, Diana
 
Registration Manager
Gschwind, Mary Ann
 
Piano
Haase, Ann
 
Program Chair
Restel, Eva Marie
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
Doll, Steve
 
Introduce Speaker
O'Neill, Jamie
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Johnston, Dave
 
Greeter
Ruda, Pat
 
Hospitality Greeter
Carey, Michael
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Mueller, Nancy
 
Scrip Seller
Carey, Diana
 
Rotarians in the News
Christians, Roger
 

RAFFLES


December 16th

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $110

 

December 16th
 Raffle $114 - Fines $9 - Scooters $0 - Scrip $420

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


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