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CLUB INFO

 

Rotary Meeting This Week
Radisson Hotel
Wisconsin Room
 
September 12, 2019
 
MENU
Smothered Pork Chops
Parmesan Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
Fresh Steamed Vegetables
Dinner Rolls
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 
Only Successful People Fail
 
"If you want to increase your success rate,
double your failure rate."
 
- Thomas Watson Sr
IBM executive
 
 
 
THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - September 12th
Meeting this week in WISCONSIN ROOM - Radisson Hotel
 
Dr. Heather Walder
Associate Lecturer, UWL
Title: Collaborative, Community-Based Archaeology in Northern Wisconsin
 
 
 
Dr. Walder is the co-director of Gete Anishinaabe Izhichigewin (pronounced: geh-TAY anih-shi-NAH-bay iz-ICH-ee-geh-win) Community Archaeology Project, in collaboration with the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's Tribal Historic Preservation Office. She will share stories and images of her recent archaeological investigations of a 5,000 year old village site in northern Wisconsin, where her project brings the past to life for tribal youth and community members.
 
 
 
LAST WEEK AT ROTARY - September 5th
Bryan Kuhn was our speaker last week at Rotary
 
 
Coulee Region Climber's Cooperative

Climbing, a traditionally outdoor experience, is exploding indoors via climbing clubs and gyms around the country, and is even popping up in sporting goods stores and on university campuses. Climbing has become an outlet for social activity and a new form of working out. Climbing is also now officially part of the 2020 Olympic Games.

View the Wisconsin Climbers Association website, here; and on Facebook.

PowerPoint presentation.

 

100% ATTENDANCE 2018-19
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Congratulations to all who achieved 100% attendance for 2018-19.  Please review the list and if you feel you should be on it, contact Lyn at rotarylax@charter.net.  On October 3rd we will recognize all members with 100% attendance and draw four names to receive a $25 gift card.
 
 
 
WEB SITE SPONSORSHIP
WEB SITE SPONSORSHIP

Benefits of sponsoring an ad on the Rotary Club of La Crosse web site:
Enhance your business' public relations and image.
Advertise an upcoming event.
Opportunity to sponsor and support the Rotary Club of La Crosse and your community.
Sharing with fellow Rotarians in our club and other local clubs who would like to know what you do.

Why advertise on the Rotary Club of La Crosse web site?  The majority of visitors to our website are members and friends of our club.  This makes our site's web sponsorship an ideal opportunity for small and large businesses to promote their products, services or an upcoming event in our community.  Moreover 100% of the advertising revenue goes back to our club; this in turn supports the local community

Cost is $20 per month up to $120 per year . . . . click here for form and more information.  We will include your logo/link on our web site, send one email blast to all Rotarians and include an initial mention in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.

Click on the logos under Web Site Sponsors...located on right side of our home page and in each newsletter. 

New Sponsor this Month

THE PARENTING PLACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROTARY SUMMIT - TOMAH
CONNECTING OUR ROTARY STORIES
Inspire, Connect Transform
District 6250 Fall Summits
 
ONE NEAR YOU IS
November 6, 2019
Ground Round - Tomah WI
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE OUTBOUND OPPORTUNITY

Rotary Youth Exchange A Step Toward World UndersRYE-2c-ctanding. The La Crosse area Rotary Clubs are looking for students who are interested in a unique experience of attending high school while living in another Rotary International country.  Rotary International has a program which annually involves over 10,000 high school students living nearly a year in another country.  Candidates must be sophomores to seniors in high school at the time of application and 16-18 1/2 years old when they leave for their assigned country.  Applicants must rank in the upper half of their class.

How to apply.  If you know of someone that is interested in this program for the 2020-21 school year, simply have them complete and return the application.  Click here for application and more information. An informational meeting will be September 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at the Children's Museum, 207 5th Avenue, La Crosse.  Preliminary application due, September 19, 2019.  Local interviews will be September 30, 2019 and final application due October 25, 2019.  District interviews will be held on November 3, 2019 in Baraboo.

 

YOUTH EXCHANGE - INGA'S BIRTHDAY
Birthday latex and mylar balloon bouquet
 
 
 
We will be celebrating
Inga's 16th Birthday
at 
our meeting this week.
 
She will be 16 on September 16th.
 
 
 
We will also celebrate her birthday at our Fellowship on September 17th
 
Let's make her day special while
she is away from her family!
 
 
ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
UPCOMING ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday, September 17th
 
W5750 Sherwood Drive
State Hwy 33
Right onto Hagen Road
Left onto Sherwood Drive
 
 
 
STAR MEETING

Our next STAR Meeting will be Thursday,  September 12th.  We will meet at the Radisson Hotel in the Wisconsin Room 3 at 7:00 a.m.  Please RSVP if you will be attending to Lyn at rotarylax@charter.net.

ALL NEW members become a member of this committee for one year.  This breakfast is hosted (no cost to the new members).  The breakfast and presentation will last no longer than one hour and the meeting will count as a make-up.  The STAR Committee, in addition to meeting other new members and some of the present membership will learn more about various aspects of the Club.  

 

 

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, September 24th from 4:30-6:00 p.m.   Click here to volunteer.   Three more volunteers needed.

 

 

 

 

 

CAMEROON GARDENS UPDATE
CAMEROON GARDENS UPDATE
Dedication Ceremony
October 10th
More details coming!
 
 
The Garden is Looking AMAZING!
 
Thanks to ALL who have donated to our 100 anniversary project.
Our Club Board approved a $2,500 donation to our project.
 
 
 
 
HURRICANE DORIAN DISASTER RELIEF
HURRICANE DORIAN DISASTER RELIEF
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 

 
 


 
 
 
ROTARY CITATION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
 
 
The 2018-19 Rotary Citation Winners Announced by RI...by PDG Bill Hoel.
 
The 2018-19 Rotary Citation winners were announced by RI in August.  I know not all clubs go after this but pursuit does automatically lead to better engagement so encourage your Club's Leadership to consider it for 2019-20.  All it takes is some simple data entry in Rotary Club Central.  Happy to announce that we had three citation winners last year...club ranging from the big downtown La Crosse Club to an "upstart" like Fitchburg, Verona and a small, established club like DeForest.  Just shows that anyone can do it!  Consider following their example this year because a lot of clubs got awfully close as can be seen in the link below.
 
 
 
CELEBRATIONS

 

                                   

 Happy Birthday​
Jamie Schloegel - Sept 9


Happy Wedding Anniversary
Bob (Jen) Masewicz - Sept 9
Greg (Danielle) Reichert - Sept 9
Sarah (Tony) Arendt-Beyer - Sept 11


 Rotary Anniversary
Cheryl Hancock - Sept 10 - 16 years
Dave Gresham - Sept 13 - 35 years
Jamie Schloegel - Sept 13 - 1 year

Art Fahey - Sept 14 - 15 years

 

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
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PINTS FOR POLIO - Thursday, October 24th (WORLD POLIO DAY) - Pearl Street Brewery from 4:00 to 7:00 pm...Audio Jack  will be performing.   T-shirts available for purchase.  Every pint sold $1.00 will be donated to Polio Plus.  More details coming!
 
 
 
 
WWII Monument Fundraiser - Featuring the Greg Balfany Swing Band and Winona Jitterbug Club.  Saturday, October 5th.  6p, Social 7:00pm Entertainment.   Jakes Northwoods, Hwy 21, Sparta, WI.  Encouraged to dress in 40's attire.   Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at door.   Silent Auction Items and Drawings throughout the evening!    Contact Patt Boge if you are interested in going.
 
 
 
Save the date for our District 6250 Conference  - ROTARYFEST - June 19-21, 2020.
 
 
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS:  We have sent out statements by email last week to members whose accounts are past due.   Please let Lyn  know if you have any questions.  At this time we have $17,000 outstanding and would appreciate everyone taking the time to get their account current by September 26th!
 
INFORMATIONAL: We send out invoices each quarter, January, April, July and October.  We use the QuickBooks Program and you receive it by email...you can make a payment online through your bank account.  You can not view your account online in ClubRunner.  When invoices are sent out...Lyn  will let everyone know that in the newsletter and the president will announce at the podium...this way in case your invoice did not make it to your inbox you can contact Lyn for a copy. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAFFLES

RAFFLES

September 12, 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.

 

 
 
 
ATTENDANCE

ROTARY ATTENDANCE
September 5th - 60%

 

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

 
 
MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP 
Active Membershi
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187

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.

 

 

WEB SITES - INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGER TIPS
Websites to check out!
 
Looking for information on our club, our District or Rotary International
then check out the following websites.
 
ROTARY CLUB OF LACROSSE WEBSITE
 
You will find the current and past newsletter
upcoming programs and events,
photos and current information about our club.
Site pages for Committees, Avenues of Service,
Club Information, etc.
  You can login and see info on our members,
email members and view what committees you are on.
 
  If you see something that needs to be updated, please
let us know. 
 
 
DISTRICT 6250 WEBSITE
 
District website will keep you in the know of what is going on in our district.
Current newsletter is available.
You can login and find a Rotarian in our District
 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE
 
This website will give you the Rotary news around the world.
You can login and check out what you have given to the
Rotary International Foundations.
 
 
 
 
 
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 12, 2019
Archaeology
Sep 19, 2019
Classification Talk
Sep 26, 2019
Report from the Border
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
Nov 07, 2019
Rotary Foundation
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Upcoming Events
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
Haase, Ann
 
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
Skoczynski, Ashley
 
Introduce Speaker
Amborn, David
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
TerBeest, Miranda
 
Greeter
Berkedal, Tom
 
Hospitality Greeter
Boudreau, Kerstin
 
Rotarians in the News
Bakkum, Andy
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Carey, Diana
 
Scrip Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
 
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
 
Russell Hampton
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