July 13, 2021

This week at Rotary : CDC - The Inside Scoop
Dr. Kathy Poehling is a professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
She will talk about her background on the community impact of vaccines and how she uses this expertise on a CDC Advisory Board. Her specialization in pneumococcal and influenza vaccines was especially useful during the pandemic. 
Dr. Poehling will share what we can do in La Crosse to help increase the percentage of people who get vaccinated.
Last week at Rotary : Self Compassion
Cindy Ericksen

Self Compassion as a Way of Life

Cindy talked to us about how life is full of challenges. When our friends or family face difficulties we easily respond to them with kindness and compassion. Yet we are often harsh and unkind toward ourselves when we face similar challenges. Cindy shared ways we can use the research and practice of self compassion to be kinder and gentler with ourselves, and bring more happiness into our lives as a result.  
Meal for this week
The meal this week is:
Smoked Turkey + Bacon wrap with spinach, roasted tomato,  and Feta with horseradish mayo.
Served with Tomato Basil Soup (vegan)
Upcoming Speakers
Jul 22, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Jul 29, 2021
Classification Talk
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News For Our Club

Come with Rotary to a Logger's Game

Cost is $20 per ticket.

Tuesday, July 27th - Logger's Field

5:30 p.m. - 3rd Inning Pre-game, All You Can Eat Picnic, Soda, and Water.  Under a tent.

Game time is 6:35 p.m.

We have 35 seats reserved in Section BB.  Attendees can also stay in the tent area and watch the game if they prefer.

Please RSVP by July 20th to rotarylax@charter.net.  Please indicate if you'd like to be charged on your next bill, you'll pay over VENMO or if you'll pay at a Rotary meeting.

Habitat for Humanity Work Days
Please join us for Habitat For Humanity build days from 8-noon on the following days:
  • Saturday, September 11
  • Saturday, October 9
  • Saturday, October 23
Lunch is served at the end of the shift.

The sign up takes about 5-10 minutes including signing a waiver and entering emergency contact information.

Maximum of 10 people are allowed. I signed up for just the mornings for now to see how many volunteers we get.

No one younger than 16 can participate. 

Avenues of Service Dinner
The deadline for the Avenues of Service Nominations is this week on 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.  
Al's Musky Challenge
Al's is heading up north this weekend to start kicking off the Musky Challenge.  Please get your pledges in if you're interested in being part of this great effort to raise money for area non-profits.
Al and the team have already secured $54,000 and were featured in a recent Tribune article.
This year is in honor and memory of David Amborn.

2021 Beneficiaries:
Rotary Volunteer Opportunity - Read to Children 
We just have a few spots left in Onalaska schools.
Read to children in early elementary school. 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.
Upcoming Events
Al's Musky Challenge
Jul 17, 2021 – Aug 27, 2021
Logger's Game
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Avenues of Service
La Crescent Area Event Center
Aug 25, 2021
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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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

Proposed Rotarians
Shaista Shaik proposed by Richard Strauss

Roger Stanford- July 11
Paul Mueller - July 12
Ian Turner - July 15
Jamie Capuzzi - July 15
Debby Johnson Towner - July 16

Regina (John) Siegel - July 12
Tara Johnson & Tim Padesky - July 12
Ilene (Tom) Kernozek - July 14
Mike (Karen) Desmond - July 14
Brad (Kelly) Reinhart - July 15

Club Anniversaries:
Aaron Engel - July 17 - 1 year
Melisa Myers - July 17 - 1 year
Rob Jordan - July 11 - 2 years
Ed Neuman - July 12 - 3 years
Pete Eversole - July 16 - 51 years (Honorary)
John Wettstein - July 16 - 57 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
Restel, Eva Marie
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Palmer, Chris
Cooper, Anthony
Hospitality Greeter
Kinstler, Ruth
Raffle Ticket Seller
Behrenbeck, Julia
Scrip Seller
Behrenbeck, Thomas
Rotarians in the News
Kolkmeier, Catherine
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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