May 30, 2022

County Health Department Update
The COVID-19 level for La Crosse County is measuring at a MEDIUM level at this time.
Per current CDC guidelines, when a county is in medium COVID risk level, wearing masks indoors is optional.
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: Dr. Taggert Brooks, Effects of Inflation on Equity in America

Dr. Taggert Brooks is the Dean of the College of Business Administration at UWL. He will be speaking about the effects of inflation on equity in America. 

Last Week at Rotary: Paul Mueller, Mayo Clinic New Hospital

On April 12 Mayo Clinic Health System broke ground on a $198 million inpatient hospital. During this program we saw animated videos of the new building taking shape and get a “look” inside. 

We learned how this facility will incorporate advances in medical practice to support the Mayo staff in providing 5-Star patient care in our region and gained insight on Mayo's strategic plan. 

Upcoming Speakers
Jun 02, 2022
Effect of Inflation on Equity in America
Jun 09, 2022
Classification Talk
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Meal for This Week

The meal will be Chicken Penne, vodka red sauce and spinach  
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.

Avenues of Service 

August 16, 2022

La Crosse Country Club

Nominations for Lifetime Achievement, Rising Star, and Avenues of Service are due July 7, 2022.
Any questions, contact Wayne Oliver.

Program Ideas? Willing to Volunteer?

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.

Speaking in Public:  A Great Lesson

Rumor has it we all enjoy the classification talks at weekly Rotary Club Meetings. Does that make you anxious? Are you apprehensive to talk in front of a large group?A member passed this video on to us as a great resource. Patrick Henry Winston is touted as a real expert in public speaking and offers this video to help you. Enjoy!
TriCon 2022 plenary Speaker: Rick Kyte
Dr. Richard Kyte shares his thoughts on Citizenship, Service, and Social Capital: Keys to a Healthy Society at the opening Plenary lunch at TriCon this year.
Wine Tasting Fellowship
Save the Date: June 30
Elmoro Vineyard
More details coming!
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
100 total in person and ZOOM 


Attendance Policy

Erick Maki - May 30
Steve Shultz - May 30
Todd Wilson - June 5
Angela Czerwinski (Curt) May 30
Fred Ross (Hedy) May 31
Dave Riley (Sandra) June 1
Bob Bendiksen (Marlie) June 2
Roger Sorenson (Carolyn) June 3
Kathy Van Kirk-Przywojski (Paul) June 5
Club Anniversaries:
Mark Cassellius - 31 years
Cheryl Hanson - 10 years
Nick Passe - 15 years
Dave Riley - 35 years
Al Louis - 6 years
Cindy Taerud - 19 years
Katie Berkedal - 6 years
Tom Fider - 30 years

Polio Plus – Children are Counting on Rotarians to Finish the Job

During the past month, we have learned about two new cases of wild polio in Pakistan. Both cases come from the same area of the country. The good news is that we know about it, treatment can be provided, and the urgency for vaccinations is reinforced with local and national leaders. We also continue to encounter vaccine derived polio in Africa.
While this news is disappointing, it also reminds Rotarians that we cannot let our guard down. If  Rotary were to stop vaccinations today, it is estimated that at least 200,000 children across the globe would be paralyzed by polio within 10 years. That would mean that polio could make its way back to our own communities.
Children are counting Rotarians to see this through.  If you haven't given to Polio Plus this year, now would be a good time to do so. To learn more and/or donate, visit And don't forget, every dollar you give is matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. That's high impact giving!
Rotary East is hosting a fundraiser and ALL are welcome!  Refer to the attached flyer for more details:   LOBSTERFEST EVENT INFORMATION
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
Grabow, Peter
Rotarians in the News
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Introduce Speaker
Behrenbeck, Julia
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Doyle, Gloria
Hospitality Greeter
Wagner, Tonya
Solyst, Mark
Raffle Ticket Seller
Zygarlicke, Neal
Scrip Seller
Ubbelohde, Craig


June 2, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $50


May 27, 2022
 Raffle $79 - Fines $136 - Scooters $7 - Scrip $120

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

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