May 16, 2022

County Health Department Update
The COVID-19 level for La Crosse County is measuring at a HIGH level at this time.
Per current CDC guidelines, when a county is in high COVID risk level all persons should wear a mask while indoors in public to reduce risk of spreading COVID. We encourage our members to wear masks for the safety of others.
According to the CDC's guidelines, individuals in communities at this level should stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms, but wear a mask indoors in public if you choose. However, additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness. People may choose to mask at any time. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or test positive, we ask that you follow the CDC guidelines for quarantining/isolating
This Week at Rotary: Extra Effort Awards

On behalf of the Youth Committee, Tom Berkedahl will present the impressive Extra Effort Award stories and present a gift to the award winners.  

This program celebrates the accomplishments of 8 local high school students who have overcome significant obstacles in their young lives. 

Last Week at Rotary: Matt Boshcka and Austin Wszolek - Cannabis: The Current State of a Growing Industry

Matt and Austin talked about the current state of the Cannabis industry.

Upcoming Speakers
May 19, 2022
Extra Effort Award and Student of the Month
May 26, 2022
Mayo Clinic's New Hospital
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Meal for This Week

The meal will be Chicken Salad Croissant with Kettle Chips.
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, you will be provided a boxed lunch to take home with you.

There is still time to donate!  

Once again, the Youth Committee will be sponsoring the annual “Rotary Extra Effort” awards that will be held during our May 19th meeting. This program celebrates the accomplishments of 8 local high school students who have overcome significant obstacles in their young lives. As has been the case in previous years, the Club would like to present a $250 award to each recipient of the award, and we are asking club members to consider donating money to make this happen. This is always one of the Club’s favorite meetings, but we can’t continue with this program without the generosity of club members. If interested in donating, please contact Tom Berkedal at with your donation details.
Tom will also be at this week’s meeting if you would like to donate. All checks should be made out to Rotary Club of La Crosse and given/sent to Niki.   Thanks!

Program Ideas? Willing to Volunteer?

My name is Mark Jolivette, and for our next club year, I will be our club's Program Chair.  I am asking your help in making sure we continue to have informative and entertaining programs.
Have you heard a great speaker at a conference?  Or at a business meeting? Or do you know someone from your workplace, your place of worship, your hobby group who has a story, idea or inspiration to share? We know there are many great presenters in our Coulee region, and we can also continue to get speakers nationally  through the Zoom platform.  Please help by sending me your suggestions of persons or topics you would enjoy hearing.
Of course, this includes our ever popular classification talks.  Whether you are a long-time member or a new member, we would love to learn more about your life, your family, your work and what motivates you and gives you joy.
Secondly, we need duty roster coordinators for each month to help fill in the volunteer list for each meeting.  
Contact Mark Jolivette here! He would love to hear your suggestions plus your willingness to speak and to serve.
New Member Application: Jenny Felty
Jenny Felty, President & CEO of Aptiv, has submitted her application for Club Membership. According to club procedure, Jenny's name is to be published in our weekly email bulletin for two weeks.
If there are no objections from the current membership, this application will be approved.
Please contact the Club Administrator if you object to this application by May 23rd.
Rotary at the La Crosse Loggers !!
Copeland Park Home Opener
La Crosse Loggers vs. Eau Claire Express
Tuesday, May 31st
    Buffet Picnic from 5:30 p.m. thru 3rd Inning.
Rain or Shine, Hot or Chilly
Picnic is under the tent!
Cost $23 Adult
Children 3 – 12 are $15
Under 3 are FREE
Season Ticket Holder: deduct $10/ticket

Click here for a flyer with more details.

Upcoming Events
Rotary at the La Crosse Loggers
Copeland Park - Logger Field
May 31, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Jun 13, 2022
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Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Rotary Attendance
91 total in person and ZOOM 


Attendance Policy

Roger Christians - May 20
Tom Golden - May 21
Ann Haase (Jack)May 20
Jack Haase (Ann) May 20
Tami Woods (Brian) May 21
Nell Saunders-Scott (David) May 22
Club Anniversaries:
Richard Strauss - 20 years

District Grant Applications Due May 25 –

District Grant applications for projects during the year starting July 1 are due by May 25. Application materials are available on the District 6250 website under the Foundation tab. There will be more than $90,000 available for District Grants again this year. Now is the time for project planning and drafting an application to ensure your club has an opportunity to receive matching funds for qualified projects. Contact with questions.
Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Journot, Lauren
Carey, Diana
Registration Manager
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Restel, Eva Marie
Duty Roster Coordinator
Grathen, Trish
Rotarians in the News
Hoel, Bill
Introduce Speaker
Hanson, Chuck
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Kolek, Tim
Hospitality Greeter
Carey, Michael
Swanwick, Bruce
Raffle Ticket Seller
Czerwinski, Angela
Scrip Seller
Carey, Diana


May 19, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $30


May 12, 2022
 Raffle $57 - Fines $139 - Scooters $4 - Scrip $20

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

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Rotary Works Foundation
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Rotary District 6250 Newsletter
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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