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CLUB INFO

 

Rotary Meeting This Week
Radisson Center
August 8, 2019
 
MENU
Salad Bar
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 
Great things never came from comfort zones.
  • Ben Francia
 
 
THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - August 8th
 
 
 
This week at Rotary we will welcome two of our outbound Youth Exchange students...Ashlyn Neader and Joel Restel.
 

Ashlyn Neader was a Rotary Youth Exchange student from the USA to Austria from 2016-17 and recently returned from a second Rotary Exchange to India from 2018-19. Read her blog, here. 

Joel Restel spent a year in France through the Rotary Youth exchange program. 

 

 

YOUTH EXCHANGE INFO
 
We will welcome our new Youth Exchange Student, Inga from Germany.  She will arrive in La Crosse on, August 15th at 5:50p.m.   She arrives on SkyWest Airlines.  Come and welcome Inga to La Crosse!
 
 
 
 
AVENUES OF SERVICE BANQUET -  Registration DEADLINE AUG 6TH
Every year the nine area Rotary Clubs gather for a celebration of club projects and honor members that have lived the Service Above Self motto.  Clubs will also honor their Rotarians of the Year.  This year our Avenues of Service Banquet will be Tuesday, August 13th at the new La Crescent Area Event Center, 595 Veterans Parkway, La Crescent, MN. 
 
 
The celebration will begin at 5:30 with a social.  This is a fundraiser for our Rotary Works Foundation.  We hope you will save the date.  It is a great night of fellowship and celebration.  Downtown Rotarians $20 and guests $35 (NO Rotary meeting on August 15th). 
 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING AWARD WINNERS
 
Lifetime Achievement Award
David Amborn
La Crosse Rotary Club
 
RISING STAR AWARD
Sarah Arendt-Beyer
La Crosse Rotary Club
 
&
Jeff Sexauer
Rotary Club East
 
 
 
Rotarians of the Year
&
Avenues of Service Awards
will also be recognized.
 
 
 
 
ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR 2018-19

Rotarian of the Year
2018-19
Lee Rasch

 

Lee Rasch was chosen as the Rotarian of the Year. One nominator stated "Lee should be the Rotarian of the Year because he embodies the object of Rotary.  He is a community servant with dedication to ethical behavior and decision making.  Lee is a citizen diplomat, advancing international peace efforts.  Lee has a track record of great service to our club.  Specifically, in 2018-19, one of Lee's primary Rotary accomplishments has been achieved as the chairperson of the centennial celebration fundraising committee.  Over $140,000 has been pledged to support the centennial celebration project.  Without Lee's efforts and leadership this would simply not have happened."

 

Lee will be recognized at the Changing of the Guard on July 11th and the Avenues of Service Dinner on August 13th.
 
 
 
 
    
LAST WEEK AT ROTARY 
Last week Rotarian Jim Salmo, VP for Advancement, Viterbo University gave his classification talk. We all enjoyed getting to know Jim and  his life story.  His lighthearted talk was enjoyed by all!   One story he told was that he arrived in La Crosse on January 1st and Rotarian Mary Ann Gschwind had him at our Rotary meeting on January 3rd!  Thank you Mary Ann!
 
 
James (Jim) Salmo serves as the vice president for advancement at Viterbo University.  Salmo was chosen to lead fundraising and benefactor relation efforts at Viterbo, succeeding Wendell Snodgrass who resigned last August.
 
Jim joined our club on January 30, 2019 but is not new to Rotary...he has been a Rotarian for 4+ years.    Jim is an active member of our STAR group and in our Youth Exchange Committee as a Youth Exchange Counselor.
 
 
Classification Talk: Some have described the classification talk as a talking business card.  But it is so much more than that!  You can share vital and interesting information about your family, your interest and your business. The talk is not meant to embarrass you, but to let us get to know you as you want us to.  You are not expected to present yourself as a professional speaker.  Most of us are not.  Contact Sarah Arendt-Beyer Program Chair for the year if you would like to give your classification talk.
 

 

 

CAMEROON GARDENS UPDATE
CAMEROON GARDENS UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORDERING  PHOTOS FROM OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
 
Our Centennial Celebration Photos are available to view, download or purchase.
 
You can download photos from our Photo Album - Link
Emily Jean was our photographer for our Centennial Celebration
 
Here is the link to her site if you would like to purchase any photos.
 
 
Emily Jean Photography
608-780-1173
 
 
PACKER RAFFLE 

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.

Thank you to Grant Withrow who will chair this fundraiser.  Tickets will be for sale at our upcoming meetings.  Sell to your family, friends and coworkers.

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. 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
UPCOMING ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday, August 20th
 
CELEBRATIONS

 

                                   

 Happy Birthday​
Lu Cagin - Aug 4
Catherine Kolkmeier - Aug 4
Cheryl Hanson - Aug 6
Scott Chorksi - Aug 9
John Dingman (H) - Aug 9

Rob Jordan - Aug 9
Todd Restel - Aug 11

Peter Hughes - Aug 12
Ilene Kernozek - Aug 13
Barry Watkins - Aug 13

Bob Bendiksen - Aug 15
Kaycie Green - Aug 16
Dave Trapp - Aug 17


Happy Wedding Anniversary
Gary (Susan) Schettle - Aug 4
Pat (Joanie) Smith - Aug 6
Patt (Jerome) Boge - Aug 7
Dean (Dianne) Dickinson - Aug 7
Elmer (Lillian) Grassman - Aug 7
Gloria (Steve) Doyle - Aug 8
Debby (John) Johnson Towner - Aug 8
Brent (Ellen) Smith - Aug 11
John (Deborah) Morrissey - Aug 13
Todd and Eva Marie Restel - Aug 13
Barry (Chris) Watkins - Aug 14
Carol (Bill) Abrahamzon - Aug 15
Dave (Bonnie) Koudelka - Aug 16
Sheila (Richard) Wieser - Aug 17

 Rotary Anniversary
Joseph Nduka - Aug 4 - 3 years
Mark Jolivette - Aug 8 - 34 years

Anita Froegel - Aug 10 - 32 years
Jim Lewis - Aug 12 - 37 years
Jodi Widuch - Aug 14 - 16 years
Roger LeGrand - Aug 15 - 23 years

 

 

ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
VALLEY VIEW ROTARY MOON TUNES: Riverside Park -  Web Site.
 
 
 
 
 
RAFFLES

RAFFLES

August 8, 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 1st
Raffle: $35; Fines $58; Scrip $490; Scooters $4
 
 
ATTENDANCE

ROTARY ATTENDANCE
August - 55%

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
September - Josh Trust
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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Oct 03, 2019
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Rotary Board
Radisson Hotel
Aug 12, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Avenues of Service Dinner
La Crescent Area Event Center
Aug 13, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Rotary Works Board Meeting
Viterbo University
Aug 15, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
STAR Meeting
Radisson Hotel
Sep 12, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
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Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
 
Secretary
Passe, Nick
 
Treasurer
Carey, Diana
 
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
 
Piano
Haase, Ann
 
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
Swenson, Mike
 
Introduce Speaker
Snow, Anne
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Kolkmeier, Catherine
 
Greeter
Jordan, Rob
 
Hospitality Greeter
Swenson, Mike
 
Rotarians in the News
Ondell, Todd
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Flottmeyer, Nancy
 
Scrip Seller
Czerwinski, Angela
 
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President Elect
 
President Elect Nominee
 
Past President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
 
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Board Member
 
Board Member
 
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