June 22, 2021

This Week at Rotary
Dr. Roger Haro -
The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin: UWL and Our Great River

The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin (FCW) is a partnership of Wisconsin's 13 public universities, connecting with industry partners, local communities, policymakers and advocacy groups. The mission is to train the next generation of water professionals, and to establish Wisconsin as a global leader in water-related science, technology and economic growth. Water is the fastest growing sector of the world’s economy. Director Roger Haro of UWL’s River Studies Center will outline why our institution, the only UW-System campus next to the Mississippi River, is uniquely poised to be a leader in the FCW.
Last Week at Rotary - Paul Harris Awards

Andy Bakkum and Dean Dickenson awarded Paul Harris awards. 

Congratulations and a sincere thank you to all who have achieved this recognition. 

You can see a recording of last weeks meeting here.

5 Questions with Andy
Each week, President Andy interviews a Rotarian so we can learn more about them.
Last week President Andy interviewed Rotarian Todd Ondell.
In-person meetings starting July 1
We are looking forward to seeing everyone.
As a reminder, we will be meeting in-person starting on July 1 at the Cargill Room at the Waterfront. Please start marking your calendar now so that we can see you.
We will still be sending out a Zoom link each week even if you are on the in-person list for any Rotarian to jump on as needed.

News For Our Club

President's Choice Wine Raffle

We will be drawing the winners Thursday during the meeting.  Thank you to everyone who donated wine and sold tickets.

Rotary Volunteer Opportunity - Read to children 
Here's a great chance to share a favorite children's book with children in the YMCA summer programs. The YMCA is highlighting Rotarians this summer during their reading program.
The children are early elementary school students, so a picture book or two is best.  They are planning 20-30 minutes for this activity.
Dates, times and locations can be seen in the sign-up. You can sign up for just one date or a few.
Contact Jamie O'Neill with any questions - rotarylax@charter.net.
Avenues of Service Dinner
The deadline for the Avenues of Service Nominations is July 15th.
We are looking for nominations for the following categories: 
  • Avenue of Service Nominations for Club Projects
  • Lifetime Achievement Nominations
  • Rising Star Nominations
See attached forms. More information and nominations forms can be found on the Avenue of Service Dinner page on our web site - LINK.  
You are invited to a fellowship at the home of Bob and Jen Masewicz.
   Wednesday, June 23rd from 5-8PM
   Bob and Jen Masewicz's home
   W5750 Sherwood Drive
   La Crosse, WI 54601
 RSVPing is not required, but if you do know that you're coming, please send Patt Boge  (patriciaboge@yahoo.com) an email so she can give Bob and Jen a heads up on how much wine to open. She also can help answer any questions.
For any new members, a fellowship is an open invite to gather and get to know fellow Rotarians. 
Club administrator resigning
Dear Rotary Club-
It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning from my position as Club Administrator. This has been a great fit and opportunity. You have all been great to work with and truly embody the pillars of Rotary.
During this time, I have learned more about Rotary and feel even more connected to the mission, vision and new strategic plan. During this time, you have made me more aware of the depth of the impact of Rotary. I plan to stay an active member of the club.
I was not looking to move positions. I am stepping away because a position that I had applied for prior to this role has reopened and they had reached out. 
I really want to thank all of you for making this a really rewarding experience. 
Jamie O'Neill
Upcoming Events
Al's Musky Challenge
Jul 24, 2021 – Aug 29, 2021
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Member Information

Help celebrate our members.

Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Proposed Members

Joanna Salis, sponsored by Courtney Daniels Burke

Tim Gillespie - June 20
Tara Johnson - June 23
Beth Franklin - June 24

John (Diann) Honadel - June 20
Greg (Kathy) Curti - June 21
Mary Kay (Matthew) Wolf - June 25

Club Anniversaries:
Justin Boge - June 25 - 1 year
Katy Wood - June 25 - 1 year
Travis Bordeau - June 25 - 1 year
Candice Tlustosch - June 25 - 6 years
Jeff Odom - June 21 - 14 years

Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Passe, Nick
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Palmberg, Rob
Duty Roster Coordinator
Barney, Jen
Rotarians in the News
Cooper, Anthony
Club Links - Local
Rotary Works Foundation
The Brain Game Web Site
Rotary Lights
Rotary eClub
Rotary Leader
Rotary District 6250 Newsletter
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rotary Peace Centers
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