May 23, 2022

County Health Department Update
The COVID-19 level for La Crosse County is measuring at a HIGH level at this time.
Per current CDC guidelines, when a county is in high COVID risk level all persons should wear a mask while indoors in public to reduce risk of spreading COVID. We encourage our members to wear masks for the safety of others.
According to the CDC's guidelines, individuals in communities at this level should stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms, but wear a mask indoors in public if you choose. However, additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness. People may choose to mask at any time. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or test positive, we ask that you follow the CDC guidelines for quarantining/isolating
This Week at Rotary: Paul Mueller, Mayo Clinic New Hospital

On April 12 Mayo Clinic Health System broke ground on a $198 million inpatient hospital facility in La Crosse.    During this program, you will see animated videos of the new building taking shape and get a “look” inside. 

Join us to learn how this facility will incorporate advances in medical practice to support the Mayo staff in providing 5-Star patient care in our region. 

Last Week at Rotary: Extra Effort Awards

Thank you to all who contributed towards the Extra Effort Awards this year.  

This program celebrates the accomplishments of 8 local high school students who have overcome significant obstacles in their young lives. 

Congratulations to:

  • Faith Kanieski, Aquinas
  • Jacob Sanderson, Aquinas
  • Karina Bronson, Central
  • Corrina Fullerton, Central
  • Sydney Goth, LaCrosseRoads
  • Gabriella Rudolph, LaCrosseRoads
  • Leah Mattingley, Logan
  • Anika Hadley, Logan
Upcoming Speakers
May 26, 2022
Mayo Clinic's New Hospital
Jun 02, 2022
Effect of Inflation on Equity in America
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Meal for This Week

The meal will be Cheeseburger and fries.
Milk and iced tea will be available for you to pick up at the north bar as you find your seat. Cargill Room staff will also be happy to deliver a glass of milk or iced tea to you while they're serving the meal. 
Note: If you prefer to keep your mask on during the entire meeting, you will be provided a boxed lunch to take home with you.
Rotary at the La Crosse Loggers !!



Copeland Park Home Opener
La Crosse Loggers vs. Eau Claire Express
Tuesday, May 31st
    Buffet Picnic from 5:30 p.m. thru 3rd Inning.
Rain or Shine, Hot or Chilly
Picnic is under the tent!
Cost $23 Adult
Children 3 – 12 are $15
Under 3 are FREE
Season Ticket Holder: deduct $10/ticket

Click here for a flyer with more details.


Please keep Paul and Nancy Mueller in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the loss of Paul's mother, Marion Mueller.

Program Ideas? Willing to Volunteer?

My name is Mark Jolivette, and for our next club year, I will be our club's Program Chair.  I am asking your help in making sure we continue to have informative and entertaining programs.
Have you heard a great speaker at a conference?  Or at a business meeting? Or do you know someone from your workplace, your place of worship, your hobby group who has a story, idea or inspiration to share? We know there are many great presenters in our Coulee region, and we can also continue to get speakers nationally  through the Zoom platform.  Please help by sending me your suggestions of persons or topics you would enjoy hearing.
Of course, this includes our ever popular classification talks.  Whether you are a long-time member or a new member, we would love to learn more about your life, your family, your work and what motivates you and gives you joy.
Secondly, we need duty roster coordinators for each month to help fill in the volunteer list for each meeting.  
Contact Mark Jolivette here! He would love to hear your suggestions plus your willingness to speak and to serve.

Avenues of Service 

August 16, 2022

La Crosse Country Club

Nominations for Lifetime Achievement, Rising Star, and Avenues of Service are due July 7, 2022.
Any questions, contact Wayne Oliver.
Upcoming Events
Rotary at the La Crosse Loggers
Copeland Park - Logger Field
May 31, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Jun 13, 2022
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Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Rotary Attendance
100 total in person and ZOOM 


Attendance Policy

Thai Vue - May 25
Anne Snow - May 26
Jake Erickson - May 28
Jim Salmo - May 29
Peter Grabow - May 29
Randy Nelson - May 29
Ryan Geister (Cathy) May 23
Mike Hartigan (Vicki) May 24
Val Schute (Deb) May 25
Marcie Wycoff-Horn (Scott) May 27
Club Anniversaries:
Chris Palmer - 1 year
Kelly Krieg-Sigman -19 years

District Grant Applications Due May 25 –

Over $90,000 is available to match club funds through our District Grant program in 2022-2023. District Grant applications are due on May 25. Local and international projects are welcome. Matching funds can be requested up to $5,000 for a one-club project, $10,000 for a two-club project, and $14,500 for a three-club project. The application form and supporting materials are available on the District 6250 website under the Foundation/Grants menu or use this link:

Polio Plus – Children are Counting on Rotarians to Finish the Job

During the past month, we have learned about two new cases of wild polio in Pakistan. Both cases come from the same area of the country. The good news is that we know about it, treatment can be provided, and the urgency for vaccinations is reinforced with local and national leaders. We also continue to encounter vaccine derived polio in Africa.
While this news is disappointing, it also reminds Rotarians that we cannot let our guard down. If  Rotary were to stop vaccinations today, it is estimated that at least 200,000 children across the globe would be paralyzed by polio within 10 years. That would mean that polio could make its way back to our own communities.
Children are counting Rotarians to see this through.  If you haven't given to Polio Plus this year, now would be a good time to do so. To learn more and/or donate, visit And don't forget, every dollar you give is matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. That's high impact giving!
Rotary East is hosting a fundraiser and ALL are welcome!  Refer to the attached flyer for more details:   LOBSTERFEST EVENT INFORMATION
Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Journot, Lauren
Carey, Diana
Registration Manager
Gschwind, Mary Ann
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Restel, Eva Marie
Duty Roster Coordinator
Grathen, Trish
Rotarians in the News
Grabow, Peter
Introduce Speaker
Ellingson, Sarah
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Ehler, Tim
Hospitality Greeter
O'Malley, Steve
Kolkmeier, Catherine
Raffle Ticket Seller
Swanwick, Bruce
Scrip Seller
Barney, Jen


May 26, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $40


May 19, 2022
 Raffle $71 - Fines $101 - Scooters $0 - Scrip $220

Raffle, Fines, Birthday, Anniversaries and Scooters
are donations that go to directly to our club.

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