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CLUB INFO

 

Rotary Meeting This Week
Radisson Center
August 29, 2019
 
MENU
BBQ Grilled Chicken
Oven Roasted Potatoes
Creamy Coleslaw
Southwest Corn
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
VISION
 
"Set your sights high, the higher the better.
Expect the most wonderful things to happen,
not in the future but right now.
Realize that nothing is too good.
  Allow absolutely nothing
to hamper you or hold you up in any way."
 
                           - Eileen Caddy
                          Author
 
 
 
THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - August 29th
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Mississippi River Warden TeamOur presenter this week is Ed McCann, a Conservation Warden who has been serving our state for 19 years, working in Fond du Lac, the Investigative Unit, and in La Crosse.Although he has statewide authority, he covers the south half of La Crosse county and Pool 8 of the Mississippi River.  In his presentation, he'll share photos from his work and discuss the basic day-to-day duties of a Conservation Warden, and provide time for Q&A.
 
Those attending will gain a better understanding about how Wardens help protect the people and natural resources of the State of Wisconsin.
 
 
 
We will also welcome a new member to our club...Teresa Pierce proposed by Jerry Hanoski.  Teresa is the Executive Director of Workforce Connections, Inc.  Please welcome her to our club!
 
Celebration time....one of our Rotary couples will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with us.  Congratulations to Roger and Kenna Christians....they were married on August 30, 1969.  
 
We also need your Packer tickets/money turned in this Thursday....drawing for the prizes will be next week!
 
 
 
 
 
 
FELLOWSHIPS - SURVEY
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.
 
 


 
 
 
LAST WEEK AT ROTARY - August 22nd

We welcomed Audra Wieser, Early Care and Education Director from The Parenting Place.  She  discussed the Childcare Crisis.

In Wisconsin, more than half the population live in what is called a "Child Care Desert" according to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. That's where there are more than three times the number of children to available child care spots in a particular zip code.

PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

 


TIME FOR THE DOWNTOWN ROTARY FANTASY FOOTBALL
Downtown Rotary Fantasy Football Fundraiser
 
Contact Craig Ubbelohde if you would like to enter in the Downtown Rotary Fantasy Football Fundraiser.  Entry fee is $20...make payment to Craig.  The winner will donate his winnings to either Rotary Works or The Rotary International Foundation - Annual or Polio Plus fund.  The club will match the dollar amount with points toward a Paul Harris.   
 
 
 
AL'S MUSKIE CHALLENGE aka ROTARY'S DEEP DIVE FOR DIAPERS II
Rotarian Al Louis Muskie fishing trip has ended with 4 muskies caught. He will be donating $500 and a Rotary friend from Lake Vermilion will donate $200.
 
 We have raised $3,460.00 in pledges and outright gifts.
 
Please make your checks out to THE PARENTING PLACE and either send to Rotary Club of La Crosse, PO Box 1914 La Crosse, WI 54602-1914 or drop off at the designated table at Rotary this week.  WE WILL NOT BE INVOICING YOU.   
 
If you did not pledge and would like to ....it is NOT too late.  Your donations will help make DRY BOTTOMS = HAPPY, HEALTHY KIDDOS.
 
Thanks to Al and all who have donated to this worthy cause!
 
 
 
Muskie's Caught
Got to LOVE that Rotary t-shirt!!
 
Muskie #1 - 44.5"
August 7th
 
Muskie #2 - 40.5"
August 8th
 
Muskie #3 - 36"
August 15th
 
Muskie #4 - 41.25"
August 15th
 
 
YOUR DONATIONS
WILL BRING
 
DRY BOTTOMS = HAPPY, HEALTHY KIDDOS.
 
 
 
FROM OUR MAILBAG
We received a thank you from Macy Neader one our our rebound youth exchange students.   LINK to thank you note.
 
 
 
CAMEROON GARDENS UPDATE
CAMEROON GARDENS UPDATE
Dedication Ceremony
October 10th
More details coming!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PACKER RAFFLE TICKETS DUE THURSDAY!

We are teaming up with the Riverfest Commodores with a fundraiser.  They are selling raffle tickets to benefit their Riverfest Commodore Foundation, Inc....each ticket is $10 or 3 for $25. and you get a free car wash with each ticket....every ticket we sell we will get $5. First place will be four club seats to a Packer Game - plus 2nd- 4th place prizes will be awarded.   Last year we made $2,100 from this fundraiser and our club had 3 of the 5 winners!  Drawing will be Tuesday night, September 5th at 7 pm at Shenanigan's.

We need to collect the rest of the raffle tickets.  If you still have some in your possession, please return to Grant this Thursday.  Drawing will be September 5th at Shenanigan's.

Flyer with list of prizes LINK.

 

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF LACROSSE FLEECE AND SWEATSHIRT SALE
 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 JamieCapuzzi@outback.com 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. 
 
 
 
 
 
CELEBRATIONS

 

                                   

 Happy Birthday​
Sandra Cleary - Aug 26
Mary Ann Gschwind - Aug 28
Judy Kirkpatrick - Aug 28
Gary Schettle - Aug 31


Happy Wedding Anniversary
Tina (Dan) Klinger - Aug 25
Tom (Jan) Brock - Aug 26
Robin (Richard) Moses - Aug 26
Joe and Michelle Skemp - Aug 26
Art (Shelley) Fahey - Aug 28
Steve (Cindy) Schultz - Aug 29
Roger and Kenna Christians - Aug 30
Trish (Bob) Grathen - Aug 30
Chuck and Cheryl Hanson - Aug 30
Stephen (Tamara) Porter - Aug 31


 Rotary Anniversary
Thai Vue - Aug 26 - 26 years
Sue Durtsche - Aug 28 - 5 years
Bob Bensiksen - Aug 29 - 34 years

 

 

ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
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!
 
 
 
RAFFLES

RAFFLES

August 29, 2019

Raffle $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Marble Raffle  $20

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 22nd
Raffle: $41; Fines $88; Scrip $325; Scooters $13
 
 
ATTENDANCE

ROTARY ATTENDANCE
August 1st - 55%
August 8th - 50%
August 22nd - 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  - Sheila Wieser
August - Bob Riutzel
September - Peter Grabow
October - Chuck Hanson
November - Grant Withrow
December - Tami Woods
January - Kenna Christians
February - Cindy Erickson
March - Ed Neuman
April - Cindy Erickson
May - Ilene Kernozek
June - Jamie Capuzzi

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP 
Active Membershi
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187

Newest Member Rob Jordan

Honorary Members

23
 

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 & DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
Program Chair for July 2019 - June 2020
 
DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
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.
 

 
CONTACT INFO

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

Lyn Sheffer, Administrator
rotarylax@charter.net

Nick Passe, Secretary
nick@passelaw.com

Earlamae Dahlby
Attendance and Make-up Coordinator
earlamae@centurytel.net 

 

Alicia Strilzuk
The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384, La Crosse, WI  54602-0384
608-304-2971
info@rotarybraingame.org

 

Rotary Works Foundation
P.O. Box 1571, La Crosse, WI  54602-1571
608-886-9793

Scott Herdeman, Administrator
rotaryworksfoundation@gmail.com

 


 
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Speakers
Sep 05, 2019
Coulee Region Climber's Cooperative
Sep 12, 2019
Archaeology
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
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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
 
View entire list
Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
 
Secretary
Passe, Nick
 
Treasurer
Carey, Diana
 
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
 
Piano
Gschwind, Mary Ann
 
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
Swenson, Mike
 
Introduce Speaker
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Jordan, Rob
 
Greeter
Carey, Michael
 
Hospitality Greeter
Carey, Diana
 
Rotarians in the News
Kyte, Richard
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
 
Scrip Seller
Parrish, Andy
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
President Elect Nominee
 
Past President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
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
 
Membership
 
Program Chair
 
Public Relations/Social Media
 
The Rotary Foundation
 
Youth Exchange Officer
 
Youth Protection Officer
 
Youth Exchange Counselor
 
Youth Exchange Counselor
 
Youth Exchange Counselor
 
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