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CLUB INFO

 

 

 Rotary Meeting This Week
Rotary Lights
Ice Castle
Rotary Lights Store OPEN
Before and After Meeting
 
December 5, 2019
 
MENU
Boxed Lunch
Chili
 
 
 
PRESIDENT TAMI'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - December 5th
This week we will be meeting at Rotary Lights in Riverside Park in the Ice Castle Tent.  Box Lunches will be served at 11:30.  Visit the Rotary Lights Store at Santa's House before or after the meeting.  They have available 25th anniversary Rotary Lights Christmas ornaments and a variety of gifts.  All proceeds go back to Rotary Lights. 
 
 
 
International Civil Aviation Day (December 7th) we'll be joined by Kelly Colgan, a flight instructor from Colgan; to share what it takes to be a pilot.

 

Colgan is an independently owned FBO (Fixed Base Operator) that serves the airport and the aviation community through providing fueling service, jet mechanics, flight lessons, private and chartered flights, and corporate travel arrangements. They stimulate economic development in a unique but important way and play a major role in helping to keep La Crosse flying.

 

We will have Paul Harris Presentations....wear your Paul Harris pin and medallion to honor those receiving this recognition this week.  Info on Paul Harris Recognition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. Last chance to purchase a ticket this week!  We have collected $520 to date...thank you to all who have purchased tickets to support Inga's trip.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS - ROTARY HABITAT BUILD DAY UPDATE

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

We will be at 611 Adams St., La Crossefor the day and we'll have the fun job of demo work!  So there will be some door removal, removing a tub, taking off trim, and removing cabinets.  So this means you'll be working inside for the day.

Start time will be 8:00 am, where we will go over the orientation/safety talk, and the end time is 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 am, and while we don't have plastic bottles of water available for everyone, we do have water jugs that everyone can utilize. So you'll want to remind everyone to bring a water bottle to the site for the day.

 

 

 

CELEBRATIONS

 

                                   

 Happy Birthday
Stephen Porter - Dec 2
John Wettstein - Dec 3
Marcie Wycoff-Horn - Dec 4
Michelle Skemp - Dec 7


Happy Wedding Anniversary
None

Rotary Anniversary
Bruce Swanwick - Dec 1 - 14 years
Barry Watkins - Dec 1 - 8 years
Terry Witzke (H) - Dec 3 - 32 years
Jamie O'Neill - Dec 7 - 2 years

 

 

CONDOLENCES

ImageCONDOLENCES: 

We send our condolences to the:

Miranda TerBeest family, Miranda lost your grandfather Jerry TerBeest, 74 this week.....view obit.   Miranda's address is N39522 Gavel Road, Whitehall, WI  54773.

 

 

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%.     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FRUIT BASKET FUNDRAISER
 
FRUIT BASKET ORDERS
Please submit your orders to rotarylax@charter.net  TODAY!!
We need to order fruit on Thursday, December 5th!
 
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!  

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. 

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. 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
UPCOMING ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday, December 17th
 
 
 
ROTARY LIGHTS HELICOPTER RIDES AVAILABLE
PLEDGE DRIVE UPDATE
Image result for Rotary Foundation Month Banner
 
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.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOUTH EXCHANGE DRIVERS NEEDED THIS WEEKEND

YOUTH EXCHANGE DRIVERS NEEDED... 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 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, please contact Lisa Kobs at lisakobs@me.com    
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jack Haase at jack.c.haase@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the date for our District 6250 Conference  - ROTARYFEST - June 19-21, 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
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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188

 

Honorary Members

22

 

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 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
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
 
Fellowship Gathering
Radisson Hotel - Rotary Lights
Dec 17, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 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
Restel, Todd
 
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Carey, Diana
 
Greeter
LeGrand, Sondra
 
Hospitality Greeter
Swanwick, Bruce
 
Raffle Ticket Seller
Riley, Sheila
 
Scrip Seller
Carey, Michael
 
Rotarians in the News
Candahl, Timothy
 
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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