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CLUB INFO

 

Rotary Meeting This Week
Radisson Center
August 29, 2019
 
MENU
BBQ Grilled Chicken
Oven Roasted Potatoes
Creamy Coleslaw
Southwest Corn
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
VISION
 
"Set your sights high, the higher the better.
Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future
but right now. Realize that nothing is too good.
  Allow absolutely nothing
to hamper you or hold you up in any way."
 
                           - Eileen Caddy
                          Author
 
 
 
ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
UPCOMING ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday, August 20th
 
WELCOME INGA
Our Youth Exchange Student Arrived!
Inga from Germany
 
Thanks to all who were at the airport to welcome her to La Crosse.
 
 
 
LAST WEEK AT ROTARY - August 22nd

We will welcome Audra Wieser, Early Care and Education Director from The Parenting Place.  She will be discussing the Childcare Crisis.

In Wisconsin, more than half the population live in what is called a "Child Care Desert" according to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. That's where there are more than three times the number of children to available child care spots in a particular zip code.

 

 

UPCOMING COMMITTEE  - FELLOWSHIPS MEETINGS
CAMEROON FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETING - August 22nd at 1:00 at the Radisson Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
AVENUES OF SERVICE DINNER
CONGRATULATIONS
 
Lifetime Achievement Recipient, David Amborn
Rising Star Recipient, Sarah Arendt-Beyer
Rotarian of the Year, Lee Rasch
 
Photo from Avenues of Service Dinner
Lee, Sarah and David
 
 
 
 
THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - August 29th
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Mississippi River Warden TeamOur presenter this week is Ed McCann, a Conservation Warden who has been serving our state for 19 years, working in Fond du Lac, the Investigative Unit, and in La Crosse.Although he has statewide authority, he covers the south half of La Crosse county and Pool 8 of the Mississippi River.  In his presentation, he'll share photos from his work and discuss the basic day-to-day duties of a Conservation Warden, and provide time for Q&A.
 
Those attending will gain a better understanding about how Wardens help protect the people and natural resources of the State of Wisconsin.
 
 
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.
 
 


 
 
 

TIME FOR THE DOWNTOWN ROTARY FANTASY FOOTBALL
Downtown Rotary Fantasy Football Fundraiser
 
Contact Craig Ubbelohde if you would like to enter in the Downtown Rotary Fantasy Football Fundraiser.  Entry fee is $20...make payment to Craig.  The winner will donate his winnings to either Rotary Works or The Rotary International Foundation - Annual or Polio Plus fund.  The club will match the dollar amount with points toward a Paul Harris.   
 
 
 
AL'S MUSKIE CHALLENGE aka ROTARY'S DEEP DIVE FOR DIAPERS II
Rotarian Al Louis Muskie fishing trip has ended with 4 muskies caught. He will be donating $500 and a Rotary friend from Lake Vermilion will donate $200.
 
 We have raised $3,460.00 in pledges and outright gifts.
 
Please make your checks out to THE PARENTING PLACE and either send to Rotary Club of La Crosse, PO Box 1914 La Crosse, WI 54602-1914 or drop off at the designated table at Rotary this week.  WE WILL NOT BE INVOICING YOU.   
 
If you did not pledge and would like to ....it is NOT too late.  Your donations will help make DRY BOTTOMS = HAPPY, HEALTHY KIDDOS.
 
Thanks to Al and all who have donated to this worthy cause!
 
 
 
Muskie's Caught
Got to LOVE that Rotary t-shirt!!
 
Muskie #1 - 44.5"
August 7th
 
Muskie #2 - 40.5"
August 8th
 
Muskie #3 - 36"
August 15th
 
Muskie #4 - 41.25"
August 15th
 
 
YOUR DONATIONS
WILL BRING
 
DRY BOTTOMS = HAPPY, HEALTHY KIDDOS.
 
 
 
FROM OUR MAILBAG
We received a thank you from Macy Neader one our our rebound youth exchange students.   LINK to thank you note.
 
 
 
NEW MEMBER PROPOSED
NEW MEMBER PROPOSED
 
Teresa Pierce
Workforce Connections
Executive Director

Proposed by Jerry Hanoski
 
 

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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UPDATE ON OUR INDIA PROJECT
Thank you to all who contributed to our India Project
 
 
Below photo of sanitary materials (toilet kits) distributed
to MGR Nagar People Pathamadai
 
 

We received the following email and thank you video.
 
We have completed and handed over the facility to the beneficiary families in a simple function attended by local officials. We have also provided training for the people on how to maintain hygiene and toilet maintenance.   Satheeshkumar.P
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Sondra,
We are happy to inform you and members of your club and district the formal opening of our project GG1759519 at Pattamadai village on 17/06/18. 
The district governor of our rotary district 3212 will be the chief guest. As informed to you we have started construction early in order to complete the project before this term ends. We have completed construction of 10 toilets and for the balance 26, construction is progressing. We plan to complete the whole project by end of July 18.  We would love to have you amidst us when we open the facility in part to the beneficiaries. I’ll update you when the project complete in full shape.
A formal invitation is attached. Please inform all concerned in your club and district.   Our special thanks to all Rotarians of lacrosse Valley view and downtown clubs and district officials of 6250.
 
Best regards 
P. Satheesh kumar
 
 
 
 
 
CAMEROON GARDENS UPDATE
CAMEROON GARDENS UPDATE
Dedication Ceremony
October 10th
More details coming!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
 
 
 
CONDOLENCES

ImageCONDOLENCES: 

We send our condolences to the:

Robert Mullally family.  Robert Mullally, 90 passed away August 4th.  He was a former member of our Rotary Club.  View Obit.

 
 

 

 

 
CELEBRATIONS

 

                                   

 Happy Birthday​
Sandra Cleary - Aug 26
Mary Ann Gschwind - Aug 28
Judy Kirkpatrick - Aug 28
Gary Schettle - Aug 31


Happy Wedding Anniversary
Tina (Dan) Klinger - Aug 25
Tom (Jan) Brock - Aug 26
Robin (Richard) Moses - Aug 26
Joe and Michelle Skemp - Aug 26
Art (Shelley) Fahey - Aug 28
Steve (Cindy) Schultz - Aug 29
Roger and Kenna Christians - Aug 30
Trish (Bob) Grathen - Aug 30
Chuck and Cheryl Hanson - Aug 30
Stephen (Tamara) Porter - Aug 31


 Rotary Anniversary
Thai Vue - Aug 26 - 26 years
Sue Durtsche - Aug 28 - 5 years
Bob Bensiksen - Aug 29 - 34 years

 

 

ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
VALLEY VIEW ROTARY MOON TUNES: Riverside Park -  Web Site.
 
 
PINTS FOR POLIO - Thursday, October 24th (WORLD POLIO DAY) - Pearl Street Brewery from 4:00 to 7:00 pm...Audio Jack will be performing......more details coming!
 
 
 
RAFFLES

RAFFLES

August 29, 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 22nd
Raffle: $41; Fines $88; Scrip $325; Scooters $13
 
 
ATTENDANCE

ROTARY ATTENDANCE
August 1st - 55%
August 8th - 50%
August 22nd - 56%

 

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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Speakers
Aug 29, 2019
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Mississippi River Warden Team
Sep 05, 2019
Coulee Region Climber's Cooperative
Sep 12, 2019
Archaeology
Sep 19, 2019
Classification Talk
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)
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board
Radisson Hotel
Sep 09, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
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
Gschwind, Mary Ann
 
Piano
Gschwind, Mary Ann
 
Program Chair
Arendt-Beyer, Sarah
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
Swenson, Mike
 
Introduce Speaker
Widuch, Jodi
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Masewicz, Bob
 
Greeter
Duncanson, Lisa
 
Hospitality Greeter
Siegel, Regina
 
Rotarians in the News
Swenson, Mike
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Jordan, Rob
 
Scrip Seller
Johnston, Dave
 
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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