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CLUB INFO

 

 NO Rotary Meeting This Week
Happy Thanksgiving
 
 
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 

 

 

LAST WEEK AT ROTARY - November 21st

Our guest speakers were Lynita May Docken and Mark Edward Delany from the Elmaro Vineyard.

The Elmaro Vineyard winery, found northwest of Trempealeau, continues to experience explosive growth, having won several wine competition medeals, indluing the Wisconsin Winery of the Year award. The winery opened in 2011 and makes about 25 kinds of wine. They are sold by the glass and the bottle in the winery tasting room. Bottles also are available at grocery and liquor stores, and some area restaurants serve Elmaro wines.

PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED
NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED
 
Kristie Korish
Festival Foods - Assistant Store Director
Proposed by Sarah Arendt-Beyer
 
Sharon Jolivette
Retired
Proposed by Roger Christians
 
 
Help Build Rotary's Future
Share Rotary with a Friend
Every Rotarian is Responsible for Membership Growth
 
If no written objection to the proposal stating reasons is received by the Board of Directors from any member of the club within seven days following publication of the name of the prospective member, the prospective member shall be considered to be elected to membership.
 


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WELCOME NEW MEMBER

WELCOME NEW MEMBER

We welcome back Sondra LeGrand!
Sondra was a former member of our club.

Welcome Back Sondra!

 

Remember to meet and greet new members
who can be identified by their temporary red badge.

 

KWIK TRIP SCRIP CARDS
      Fifty Dollar Snowman
Great gift idea! 
Place your order with Lyn at rotarylax@charter.net and she will have your cards available at Rotary.      
           
Kwik Trip Scrip cards are available for sale after and before our meetings.  We will get 5% off the face value of each card...if the card is used IN STORE for purchases we will receive another 10%- total 15% back (some exclusions apply)....if used only for gas we will only get the initial 5%.     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COME FOR SUPPER

COME FOR SUPPER....The Humanitarian Committee will be helping again with the "Come for Supper Meal Program" at Our Savior's Lutheran Church - 612 Division Street on Tuesday, November 26th from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Thank you to our volunteers: Patt Boge, Mary Beth Hensel, Aeden Higgins, Catherine Kolkmeier, Jamie O'Neill and Joe Skemp.

 

 

FRUIT BASKET FUNDRAISER DEADLINE TO ORDER DECEMBER 2ND 
Deadline to order fruit baskets is Monday, December 2nd.
Anna Prinsen is taking the orders and updating our order spreadsheet.
You can drop your orders off at Anna's office:
 
Modern Crane Service
N5520 Abbey Road
Onalaska
 
THANK YOU ANNA!
 
 
If you are NOT buying fruit baskets you can buy OUT with a $100 Donation
 
 
 
 

Thank you to Jud Beck and Paul Bjorge (WLAX-WEUX FOX2548 -TV) for creating our PR video.

Check it out and see what Rotarians played a role!

Click on the photo above.

 

FRUIT BASKET FUNDRAISER....Our Fruit Basket Fundraiser is to generate financial resources for our club activities and service projects.  The fundraiser also provides an opportunity for all club members to participate in an annual activity through the assembly, distribution, purchase and sale of fruit baskets during the holiday season.  This year our Fruit Basket assembly and delivery will be Saturday, December 14th and Monday, December 16thSave those dates!   Deadline to order is December 2nd.  

You have two options:

                        Rotarians will need to purchase or sell 5 fruit baskets @ $23 per basket  = $115    OR     you can make a donation of $100 to the Rotary Club of La Crosse.  It will NOT be a tax deduction because we are NOT a 501 (3) c.  It will be your donation to our annual major fundraiser. 

 

We want you to start thinking of how you can promote our fundraiser.....Does your business give employee gifts?  Rotary Fruit Baskets are your answer!  Each wicker basket contains 8 apples, 4 oranges, 4 pears  and a bag of peanuts.

We have special rates for large orders: 200+ ($18), 100-199 ($19), 49-99 ($20), 1-48 ($23). 

Fruit Basket Flyer 2019

Volunteer Today to Help Assemble or Deliver Fruit Baskets

 

 

 

REGISTER FOR THE ROTARY CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Time to register for our Christmas Program!
 
Dean Dickinson is planning our
Christmas Program for December 19th.
Please contact Dean if you have children, grandchildren, friends, etc. that would be willing to entertain us on Thursday, December 19th.  They would need to be there between 12 and 1 that day. Contact Dean for more information.
 
PLEASE REGISTER YOU AND YOUR GUEST
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND OUR
CHRISTMAS MEETING ON DECEMBER 19TH. 
 
 
 
 
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 return your pledge form by November 30th.  If you do not return the form we will assume that you will be pledging the same as 2019.  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.  
 
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.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - ROTARY HABITAT BUILD DAY

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

 

Our Rotary Habitat Build Day has been changed....  We are looking for 8-10 volunteers for Saturday, December 7, 2019.

LINK TO VOLUNTEER

Start time will be 8:00 am with a short orientation and safety run through.  Lunch will be at 11:30 am and then the end time is 3:30 pm.  

 All volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed toed shoes on the construction site. They won't have individual plastic bottles available, but they do have jugs of water ready.  So everyone will want to bring a water bottle for the day. At the moment they’re not quite sure what we'll be working on yet, however we’ll find out the week before and let everyone know.

 

 

 

ROTARY LIGHTS
DOWNTOWN ROTARY LIGHTS NIGHT
 
Our club is responsible for securing volunteers at Rotary Lights on
Friday, November 29th
We have two shifts available.
Bring your family and friends to help out!
 
 
 
 
 
INGA RAFFLES
Inga, our exchange student will be traveling out west with other Exchange Students from our District next Spring.  We have two raffles going on to help her fund her trip.

Winner announced!!!!

FIRST RAFFLE by Dean Dickinson: Guess the value of the coins in the pint jar...closest gets the coins, and if within .50 cents...250 recognition points....all for a $1.00 contribution to the "Inga Fund" to help with her expenses on the trip to the west coast.  Winner of this raffle was Rick Kyte!  Congratulations Rick.

 

SECOND RAFFLE by our club:  We have a framed art print of Rotary Lights (10 x 20) and two Rotary Lights sweatshirts.  Buy a chance for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00.   Winners will be chosen at the end of our meeting on December 5th - Rotary Lights Meeting in Riverside Park.

 

YOUTH EXCHANGE HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR ONE NIGHT

YOUTH EXCHANGE HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR ONE NIGHT... Our Rotary Distsrict will be sponsoring a Youth Exchange Weekend on December 6-8.  Beginning Friday, December 6, Inbound Youth Exchange Students from around the state will be arriving for a fun-filled weekend.

We are in need for places for these students to stay on Friday night, December 6th.  Your accommodations do not need to be 5-star.

 
If you can host, you would pick them up Friday at 6:00p.m. at the food court in the mall-- would provide Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast; -- would decide how to spend time with them Friday night and Saturday morning.  This could be just chatting with them or doing something special.  You  would drop them off at noon at South Lanes Pizza, 4107 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse.    For the rest of Saturday, they will spend it bowling, helping with the Ugly Sweater 5k event, working at Rotary Lights and sleeping overnight at the Boys and Girls Club.  Their rides home will be picking them up Sunday morning.
 
We will also need luggage transport from South Lanes to Boys and Girls Club between noon and 3 on Saturday; vehicles to transport students from Rotary Lights to Boys and Girls Club Saturday night (time TBD).  
 
If you can assist with this by hosting one or more students, please contact Lisa Kobs at lisakobs@me.com    Send your name, cell phone number, home address, number and gender of students to host.    
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jack Haase at jack.c.haase@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING COMMITTEE  - FELLOWSHIPS MEETINGS
Razia's Bus Committee - Thursday, December 5th at 1:15 at the Charmant.
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the date for our District 6250 Conference  - ROTARYFEST - June 19-21, 2020.
 
 
 
BATTLE OF THE BEARDS - Holmen Area Rotary Club - La Crosse area Rotary challenge; Send your best NO-Shave November candidate to compete....LINK to more information.
 
 
 
 
Join Rotary After Hours on Saturday, December 7, 2019 for the Ugly Sweater 5K, presented by Northwestern Mutual. Registration for the 12th annual fun run/walk will be at Myrick Park Center at 3:00 p.m. The race will begin at 4:15 p.m. in Myrick Park and will end at La Crosse’s iconic Riverside Park. A bus will return runners to Myrick Park after the race.   View their web site for more information. 
 
 
 
 
 
RAFFLES

RAFFLES

Dec 5, 2019

Raffle $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Marble Raffle  $40

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.

Nov 21:   Raffle: $41; Scrip $400; Fines $102 Scooters $9

 
 
 
 
 
 
ATTENDANCE

ROTARY ATTENDANCE
Nov 1 - 58%
Nov 7 - 56%
Nov 14 - 56%
Nov 21 - 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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Welcome Sondra LeGrand
 

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
December - Sheila Riley
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
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

 


 
Sponsors
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Speakers
Dec 05, 2019 11:30 AM
Dec 12, 2019
Classification Talk
Dec 19, 2019
Join us for the annual Christmas Program MC'd by Dean Dickinson
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
FRUIT BASKET BUY OUT REGISTRATION
Nov 19, 2019 11:00 AM –
Dec 02, 2019 8:00 PM
 
Razia's Bus Committee
Charmant Hotel
Dec 05, 2019 1:15 PM
 
Rotary Habitat Build Day
Dec 07, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
 
NO ROTARY BOARD MEETING IN DECEMBER
Dec 09, 2019
 
Fruit Basket Fundraiser
Rotary Light House
Dec 14, 2019 7:30 AM –
Dec 16, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Christmas Program Meeting
Radisson Center
Dec 19, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 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
Riley, Sheila
 
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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