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CLUB INFO

 

NO MEETING THIS WEEK

December 26, 2019
 
Next Meeting
 
January 2, 2020
 
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 

 

 

CHRISTMAS THANK YOU

We would like to thank everyone who helped make our Holiday Program such a heart-warming and delightful event.  

 

Special thanks to our performers who shared their talent with us:  Miya and Leo Servais, Tessa, Annabelle and Roman Parrish, Maya Chilcote, Allie Schlicht and Nola Dienger Hanson, Madeline, Isabella and Sophia Masewicz, Inga Rottmann (our exchange student), Riley Horn and the Central High School Choir directed by Mike Esser.

 

Thank you to Dean Dickinson for organizing our Christmas Program, to Al Louis for the Hanukkah Reflection and Linda Zoerb for donating the poinsettias.
 
 
 
PLEDGE DRIVE UPDATE
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November is Foundation Month.  This is the time to renew your pledges to the Rotary Foundations for 2020 & 2021.  You recently received a letter and personal pledge form either at a Rotary Meeting or by mail.  We are asking you to return your pledge form by December 31st.
 
If you do not return the form we will assume that you will be pledging the same as 2019. If you do not have a pledge form on file from 2019, Lyn sent an email out to you with a pledge form attached asking you to fill out and return. If you can not pledge at this time, just check that box and return to Lyn.  We would like to have a form on file for all so we know you were given the opportunity to support the Foundations.
 
 
YOUR PLEDGE IS AN INVESTMENT IN THE WORLD.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Those that pledge $100 or more to the Rotary International Polio Fund during this enrollment period will be given matching points, thanks to a number of generous Rotarians in our club.  This means if you pledge $100 to PP you will be given 100 points, $200 you will be given 200 points.   We have over $10,000 pledged to Polio Plus so far! 
 
If you have any questions, contact rotarylax@charter.net.
 
 
This year you are given the opportunity to make your Rotary Foundation INTERNATIONAL pledge through Rotary Direct.    You can enroll online at www.rotary.org/give.   If you give to both the Annual Fund-Share (funds come back to our District for grants) and Polio Plus you may need to fill out the form twice.  If you decide to give online - please NOTE that on your pledge form so that I don't bill you on your invoice in January.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
FELLOWSHIP
ROTARY LIGHTS BANQUET - JANUARY 25
 
JOIN US AT A BANQUET CELEBRATING 
TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL
ROTARY LIGHTS
Saturday, January 25, 2020
5:30
La Crosse Center, North Hall
Dinner, Cash Bar and Live Music - Mr. Blink
Program on History of Rotary Lights and Accomplishments
 
Tickets available at: RotaryLights25.eventbrite.com
(Password to access event website: rotarylights25)
 
Tickets $30
Sponsorship Tables $400 (10 tickets and sponsor recognition)
 

 

 
 
BOARD NOMINATIONS 2020-21
 
The Nomination Committee presented to membership on Thursday, December 12th the 2020-21 Club Board and Rotary Works Foundation Board representatives.  The nominations will be presented and voted on at our annual meeting on January 16th.  Link to Nominations.
 
Our annual meeting is our GAME SHOW meeting....if you are interested in volunteering for an opportunity to be a contestant on Rotary Price is Right on January 16th or donate a prize, please contact Sarah at sarendt@digisage.com
 
 
 
 
FRUIT BASKET UPDATE
 
 
FRUIT BASKET FUNDRAISER
We assembled 1500 fruit baskets!
Thanks to all!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the date for our District 6250 Conference  - ROTARYFEST - June 19-21, 2020.
 
 
 
RAFFLES

RAFFLES

January 2, 2020

Raffle $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Marble Raffle  $10

Congratulations to Inga who won the marble raffle last week!

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.

Dec 19:   Raffle: $50; Scrip $495; Fines $70

 
 
 
 
 
 
ATTENDANCE

ROTARY ATTENDANCE
December 5th - 52%
December 12th -56%
December 19th - 59%

 

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  - Jim Salmo
August - Dan Howes

September - Kenna Christians
October - Kenna Christians

 

 

 
 
MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP 
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Honorary Members
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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
January- Tim Candahl
February - Peter Grabow
March - Alex Lueck
April - OPEN
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 

 

Kelly Krieg-Sigman
The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384, La Crosse, WI  54602-0384
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
Dec 26, 2019
Jan 02, 2020
Rotary Pulse Survey
Jan 09, 2020
Classification Talk
Jan 16, 2020
TBD
Jan 23, 2020
The Brain Game
Jan 30, 2020
Women Beekeepers of the La Crosse Area
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board
Radisson Hotel
Jan 13, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Rotary Works Board Meeting
La Crescent Area Event Center
Jan 16, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Come for Supper
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Jan 28, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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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
Candahl, Timothy
 
Introduce Speaker
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
 
Greeter
 
Hospitality Greeter
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
 
Scrip Seller
 
Rotarians in the News
 
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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