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Rotary Meeting This Week
Radisson Center
September 5, 2019
Swedish Meatballs
Yukon Whipped Potatoes
Steamed Vegetables
Cranberry Preserves
THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - September 5th
Bryan Kuhn will be our speaker this week at Rotary.
Coulee Region Climber's Cooperative

Climbing, a traditionally outdoor experience, is exploding indoors via climbing clubs and gyms around the country, and is even popping up in sporting goods stores and on university campuses. Climbing has become an outlet for social activity and a new form of working out. Climbing is also now officially part of the 2020 Olympic Games.

View the Wisconsin Climbers Association website, here; and on Facebook.


First Day of School for our Exchange Student
Inga and her host sister Riley!
Inga...enjoy your classes at Logan High School!
Tuesday, September 17th
W5750 Sherwood Drive
State Hwy 33
Right onto Hagen Road
Left onto Sherwood Drive
Meet future Rotarian
Corman"Mac" McNabb Withrow
Son of Rotarian Grant and Camille Withrow
Born September 3rd at 5:35 am
20.5 and 9lbs 11oz
Congratulations to the Withrow family.
Mac will be welcomed home by two big sisters!

Our next STAR Meeting will be Thursday,  September 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

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.  




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, September 24th from 4:30-6:00 p.m.   Click here to volunteer.  




As our club continues to grow, it becomes more difficult to know your fellow Rotarians.  Beyond the fellowship that we enjoy each Thursday and beyond committees on which you may serve, there may be activities or interests that you share with other members, but you simply haven't discovered that mutual bond.   
Do you want to get to know some of your fellow Rotarians better?   Find out which ones have the same interests that you do by taking 3 minutes to complete the survey linked below.


The 2018-19 Rotary Citation Winners Announced by PDG Bill Hoel.
The 2018-19 Rotary Citation winners were announced by RI in August.  I know not all clubs go after this but pursuit does automatically lead to better engagement so encourage your Club's Leadership to consider it for 2019-20.  All it takes is some simple data entry in Rotary Club Central.  Happy to announce that we had three citation winners last ranging from the big downtown La Crosse Club to an "upstart" like Fitchburg, Verona and a small, established club like DeForest.  Just shows that anyone can do it!  Consider following their example this year because a lot of clubs got awfully close as can be seen in the link below.



Teresa Pierce

Workforce Connections
Executive Director

Proposed by Jerry Hanoski

Remember to meet and greet new members

who can be identified by their temporary red badge.



 We are taking orders for Rotary Club of La Crosse Sweatshirts and Fleece jackets.     The items are:  Full-Zip Fleece; Full-Zip Hooded Sweatshirt; Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt and Crewneck Sweatshirt.   Note there are two types of fleece jackets - one is more fitted.  These will have a special 100th logo design. 
If you would like to order one, please contact Jamie Capuzzi at or 507.319.1141.  Payment must be made to Jamie prior to submitting the order.  Jamie will have order forms at our upcoming meetings.   Deadline to order will be September 19th. 



 Happy Birthday​
Grant Golson - Sept 3
Steve Tanke (H) - Sept 5
NIck Paase - Sept 6
Lee Rasch - Sept 6
Pat Smith - Sept 6

Happy Wedding Anniversary
Andy (Angela) Parrish - Sept 1
Lynn (Elizabeth) Bruns - Sept 2
Tim and Sue Durtsche - Sept 2
Kaycie (Ted) Green - Sept 2
Sharon (Roger) Imes - Sept 4

 Rotary Anniversary
Tom Berekedal - Sept 1  -  33 years
Tom Brock - Sept 2 - 15 years
Bud Hammes - Sept 2 - 20 years
Mark Solyst - Sept 2 - 16 years
Joyce Wichelt - Sept 5 - 17 years
Scott Bradford - Sept 6 - 1 year
Chuck Hanson - Sept 6 - 40 years
Patty Nuttleman - Sept 6 - 1 year




VALLEY VIEW ROTARY MOON TUNES: Riverside Park -  Web Site.
PINTS FOR POLIO - Thursday, October 24th (WORLD POLIO DAY) - Pearl Street Brewery from 4:00 to 7:00 pm...Audio Jack will be performing......more details coming!


September 5, 2019

Raffle $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Marble Raffle  $30

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.


August 29th
Raffle: $60; Fines $148; Scrip $150; Scooters $0

August 1st - 55%
August 8th - 50%
August 22nd - 56%
August 29th - 56%


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  - to be drawn on September 5th


Active Membershi

Honorary Members


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 for July 2019 - June 2020
October - Scott Bradford
November - Jud Beck
December - Sheila Riley
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.


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

Lyn Sheffer, Administrator

Nick Passe, Secretary

Earlamae Dahlby
Attendance and Make-up Coordinator 


Alicia Strilzuk
The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384, La Crosse, WI  54602-0384


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

Scott Herdeman, Administrator


Interested in being a sponsor?
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Sep 12, 2019
Sep 19, 2019
Classification Talk
Oct 03, 2019
7 Rivers Community High School & Project Based Learning
Oct 10, 2019
Alliance to HEAL (Halting the Effects of Addiction Locally)
Oct 17, 2019
Classification Talk
Oct 24, 2019
La Crosse Area German Relations Association (LAGRA)
Oct 31, 2019
Nov 07, 2019
Rotary Foundation
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board
Radisson Hotel
Sep 09, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
STAR Meeting
Radisson Hotel
Sep 12, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Rotary Works Board Meeting
Viterbo University
Sep 19, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Come for Supper
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Sep 24, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Cameroon Gardens - Dedication Ceremony
Oct 10, 2019
1:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Pints for Polio
Pearl Street Brewery
Oct 24, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Passe, Nick
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
Duty Roster Coordinator
Skoczynski, Ashley
Introduce Speaker
Bradford, Scott
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Ruda, Pat
Skoczynski, Ashley
Hospitality Greeter
Hensel, Mary Beth
Rotarians in the News
Kolkmeier, Catherine
Raffle Ticket Seller
Franklin, Beth
Scrip Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
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
Program Chair
Public Relations/Social Media
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor
Russell Hampton
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