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Please click on this MEMBERSHIP LETTER LINK this details options for paying your membership dues for the 4th quarter of our Rotary year. We are asking you to fill it out and return it to Lyn by April 17th.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lyn at or Tami at


Joe Carlson
Wildnerness Survival Skills - Boy Scouts
 Wilderness Survival Skills - Boy Scouts
Our club will have a ZOOM meeting next week.  We will be sending you a browser link via email Thursday morning.  Our meeting will start at Noon.  If you have an announcement you would like to make...please send it to Tami Woods at and she will make the announcement during the meeting.  We what to limit the number of speakers to Tami and the presenter at this time.   We have a number of Rotarians that have volunteered to be available for a tech support call if you are having issues.  They will be available from 11:30 to Noon on Thursday, April 9th.  Thank you to the following:
     Katie Berkedahl - 608.397.3655
     Rick Kyte - 608.317.3818
     Mary Kay Wolf - 608.397.6138
     Catherine Kolkmeier - 608.498.1016
     Mary Beth Hensel - 608.385.7633
     Bill Hoel - 608.792.0073
This Tuesday at Noon and Wednesday at 2:00 we (Tami, Sarah, and Lyn) will have a Zoom Test Run....if you would like to test it out before our meeting on Thursday log in one of those for the links via email Tuesday am and Wednesday am.  Lyn (608.526.4491)Tami (608.386.8934) and Sarah (608.406.7492) will be available to help.  Bill Hoel has also volunteered to take calls during these two test runs...608.792.0073.
I know many Rotarians have been using Zoom the past few weeks....if you are not familiar with it here is a short video for you to view prior to next week's meeting.    How to join a Zoom Meeting.
Julia Behrenbeck
Healthcare Consultant
Proposed by Patt Boge
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If no written objection to the proposal stating reasons is received by the Board of Directors from any member of the club within seven days following publication of the name of the prospective member, the prospective member shall be considered to be elected to membership.




Inga, our exchange student will be heading back home on Friday, April 10th.  We are sorry that her exchange has been cut short because of  COVID -19.  Thank you to the following families for hosting her while she was here:  Jamie Schloegel family, Jon Trapp family and the Marice Wycoff-Horn family.   I am sure many memories we made.
We received the following letter from her parents:
First of all we hope you are well and we want to thank you for all you have done for Inga and for all your help in judging the situation.

You probably have been already informed by Inga, so are the confirmation in detail again:
She will travel back in a week on Friday April 10th.
She will take a morning flight from La Crosse to Chicago and from Chicago directly to Frankfurt.
We trust that this connection will work.

We are very said that Inga’s visit had to stop suddenly, and we will be not able to be at her graduation. But we promise to be back to La Crosse to meet and to thank you personally as soon as possible.

Pass our best regards and thanks to all Rotary members, you were great!

Please take care and stay healthy - you, your loved ones and friends.

Izabela and Helge
La Crosse County Health Department is teaming up with iFeed, Rotary, and Rotary Lights to hold “Food Drive Fridays”, a drive-thru style food drive where donors don’t get out of their vehicles
Collections will be held every Friday from 11am-1pm starting on Friday, April 17th through the end of May 2020. (April 17 & 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Valley View Mall parking lot (by former Macy’s location), 3800 Hwy 16, La Crosse Downtown La Crosse:
La Crosse County Parking lot behind the Courthouse & Law Enforcement Center, 333 Vine St:
Big Lots parking lot located at 3960 Mormon Coulee Rd, La Crosse
Non-perishable foods are running dangerously low at The Hunger Task Force, and with the postponement of the National Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, they are in desperate need of canned goods for the programs they serve. Canned items needed include meats (tuna, chicken), peanut butter, soup, fruit, boxed side dishes (stuffing, rices, potatoes), breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal, etc), canned ravioli & spaghettios, pasta & pasta sauce. We believe that everyone deserves to have access to food and essentials, especially in times of uncertainty.
We received the following email from the Salvation Army:
During these uncertain times with the COVID-19 virus, policies and procedures continue to change but The Salvation Army continues to help those who are affected by the impact this pandemic has caused.
Beginning Wednesday, April 8th: The Salvation Army of La Crosse County will begin delivering packaged meals, food baskets, and blankets to members in our county affected by the COVID-19 virus to help continue Doing the Most Good in our community.  
Deliveries will take place 7 days a week to remote locations during lunchtime hours (11am - 2pm) to be determined by The Salvation Army by Wednesday.  We are looking for volunteers to assist with the delivery of these items to our community.  The Salvation Army is following all CDC guidelines to ensure everyone's well-being and masks will be provided as needed.
Volunteers interested in assisting with deliveries of these items can contact Volunteer Coordinator Alex Riley at
We hope you are staying healthy and safe!
A Roundup of Rotary News from Rotary International
We are NOT meeting this week but we will be offering you some IDEAS to keep you engaged with Rotary.
E-Club  - Web Site Link
This club is open to all Rotarians who need to do a makeup or just want to read about great programs from around the world. Please join them at and click on makeups. 
Rotary International Web Site - MyRotary...Rotarians can set-up an account that will give them access to their personal information, Paul Harris Fellows, Foundation Donations, etc.....
District 6250 Web Site - Check out our District 6250 Web Site - Newsletters, Leadership, Programs, etc. LINK
Rotary Club of La Crosse Web Site - Check out our own club's web site....if you see something that needs to be - we have lost of info out there and your help is always welcomed - ways to update or let us know what info you would like out there.  LINK
Login to ClubRunner and make sure your profile is updated with the correct contact info.    Cheat sheet on ClubRunner.
ClubRunner App
Do you have the ClubRunner App on your phone yet?  You will LOVE IT!
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.
If you already have the app:   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
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Professional development is right at your fingertips with the Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.

Anyone with a My Rotary account can take a free course in the Learning Center. Among the many courses available are How to Run a Webinar, How to Propose Legislation, Rotary Club Central Resources, and role-specific selections.

Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on If you are already registered on the site, you will have a profile. If not, it's easy to create an account. From the MY PROFILE tab, you can modify your profile, find announcements about new and upcoming courses, and join a community to discuss what you're learning.




 Happy Birthday
Herb Heili - April 6
Mark Cassellius - April 10
Dave Clements (H) - April 10
Andy Parrish - April 10

Happy Wedding Anniversary
Mark (Carol) Solyst - April 8

Rotary Anniversary
Marcie Wycoff-Horn - April 5 - 2 years
Alex Lueck - April 7 - 4 years

Tita Yutuc - April 7 - 4 years
Elmer Grassman - April 10 - 51 years
Richard Kyte - April 10 - 17 years
Joe Carlson - April 11 - 5 years
Dave Koudelka (H) - 46 years


We are looking for nominations for "Rotarian of the Year" from our club....please submit you nominations to 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.

Active Membership
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
Sarah Arendt-Beyer
ProgramChair for July 2020 - June 2021

Rob Palmberg
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.

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

Lyn Sheffer, Administrator

Nick Passe, Secretary

Earlamae Dahlby
Attendance and Make-up Coordinator 

Kelly Krieg-Sigman
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

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Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Passe, Nick
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
Duty Roster Coordinator
Introduce Speaker
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Hospitality Greeter
Raffle Ticket Seller
Scrip Seller
Rotarians in the News
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President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
Board Member
Board Member
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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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