June 28, 2021

In-person meetings start this week
We are looking forward to seeing many of you face to face. 
As a reminder, we will be meeting in-person starting this week on July 1 at the Cargill Room which is part of Waterfront. The address is 328 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601.
The program this week will be the Changing of the Guards where we welcome the new president and board members. Sarah Arendt-Beyer is our Rotary president for this Rotary year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022).
We will still be sending out a Zoom link each week to all Rotarians.
Last 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 outlined why our institution, the only UW-System campus next to the Mississippi River, is uniquely poised to be a leader in the FCW.
5 Questions with Andy 
Each week, President Andy interviews a Rotarian so we can learn more about them.
Last week President Andy interviewed Rotarian Dean Dickinson.
Help welcome the 2021 - 2022 board members:
President - Sarah Arendt-Beyer
President Elect - Rob Palmberg
President Elect Nominee - Eva Marie Restel
Past President - Andrew Bakkum
Treasurer - Diana Carey
Secretary - Lauren Journot
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison - Pat Ruda
Sergeant-at-Arms - Kenna Christians
Board Members at Large:
Tim Durtsche
Mary Beth Hensel
Steve O'Malley
Michelle Skemp
Patty Nuttleman
Mike Nickel
Candice Tlustosch
Jamie Schloegel
Lee Rasch
Upcoming Speakers
Jul 01, 2021 12:00 PM
Changing of the Guards
Jul 08, 2021
Self Compassion as a Way of Life
View entire list

News For Our Club

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.  
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.
Al's Musky Challenge
Al's Musky Challenge Committee is looking for help in securing additional sponsors and pledges for this year's musky challenge.  
Al and the team have already secured $40,000. They are looking to double that amount this year to double the amount given away from last year.
As a reminder, this year is in honor and memory of David Amborn.

2021 Beneficiaries:
Upcoming Events
Nominations for Avenues of Service
Jun 28, 2021 – Jul 15, 2021
Al's Musky Challenge
Jul 24, 2021 – Aug 29, 2021
Avenues of Service
La Crescent Area Event Center
Aug 25, 2021
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
View entire list

Member Information

Do you know someone who may be interested in joining a Rotary club?  Feel free to bring them as a guest to one of our meetings.

Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Trish Grathen - June 27
Craig Ubbelohde - June 28
Joe Zoellner - June 30
Steve O'Malley - June 30
Kristie Korish - July 1
Pete Eversole (Honorary) - July 1
Jamie O'Neill - July 3

P.J. (Krin) Krause (Honorary) - June 27
Brian (Joyce) Mlsna - June 28
Herb (Barbara) Heili (Honorary) - July 2
Rebecca (Greg) Flege - July 2

Club Anniversaries:
Bob Riutzel - June 29 - 32 years
Todd Wilson - July 3 - 18 years

Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Journot, Lauren
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Restel, Eva Marie
Duty Roster Coordinator
Behrenbeck, Julia
Introduce Speaker
Bakkum, Andy
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Kolkmeier, Catherine
Ellingson, Sarah
Hospitality Greeter
Kolek, Tim
Raffle Ticket Seller
Boge, Patt
Scrip Seller
Kernozek, Ilene
Rotarians in the News
Krieg-Sigman, Kelly
Hospitality Greeter 2
Zygarlicke, Neal
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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