March 21, 2022

March 24th - Offsite Meeting
The Main - Event Space, 422 Main Street
(former Crossfire Youth Center)
Parking - street parking if available, parking ramps at State & 3rd or Jay & 4th
County Health Department Update
According to the CDC's guidelines, individuals in communities at a low level should stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms, but do not need to wear a mask indoors in public. 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: Sarah Barron, The Crawford Stewardship Project
Sarah Barron, the Community Engagement Coordinator with Crawford Stewardship Project, will be providing an overview of the project’s history and goals. Find out local factory farming, karst geology, and water quality and how all three are related. 

With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a love of the natural world, Sarah is passionate about engaging others to take interest in the environment (ecopsychology). She grew up on a small, organic goat farm in Southwest Wisconsin and values the unique biodiversity of the Driftless region. She’s also a native plant enthusiast, and you can often find her on roadsides collecting seeds from imperiled plants.

Sarah delights in tending to her organic vegetable and native plant gardens, bird watching, plant and insect photography, and various artistic pursuits.

Last Week at Rotary: Michael Scott; Irish Tales for St. Patrick's Day

Michael Scott is a professional storyteller who delighted us all with an Irish fable to properly celebrate St. Patrick's Day!  It is always a pleasure to listen to Michael's stories.

Upcoming Speakers
Mar 24, 2022
The Crawford Stewardship Project
Mar 31, 2022
Our 3 University Presidents with the Inside Scoop
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March 31st - Offsite Meeting
Location: Viterbo University

Meal for This Week

The meal will be boxed lunch catered by the Cargill Room.
Announcement: 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, the Cargill Room can provide you with a boxed lunch to take home with you - but we need to know in advance. Please email
Buy a Bucket/Bring a Bucket
Spring Cleaning Drive
How to support:
  1. Drop off items before a club meeting March 24th, March 31st, or April 7th.
  2. Purchase a bucket it and fill it with specific needs (see flyer attached)
  3. Bring a bucket with a cash donation
  4. Contribute online through Hope Restores or The Exchange

Update: CDC Guidelines

Great News! COVID conditions have improved significantly over the last month in our community and across the country. The CDC has updated their guidance on masking and other risk mitigation strategies. Under the new guidance from the CDC, face masks are now considered optional and universal masking is no longer recommended for areas experiencing low COVID risk

The Board of Directors voted today to continue in-person meetings and to continue to offer a ZOOM option. However, since the risks posed by COVID have fallen significantly, we will not be offering a meal opt-out option for quarter four (April - June) as had been offered previously due to COVID concerns. Club members may request a Leave of Absence if needed, in accordance with our bylaws.

Kids Coulee 
Clean Up Day - 
April 9 from 9am-Noon
LaCrosse River Clean Up: Volunteers Needed
The Environmental Committee and Rotary Board encourage you to participate in the La Crosse River Clean Up on Saturday, May 7th from 8 am to noon.    This is a great activity to help take care of our wonderful river and surrounding environment.  This helps keep our river clean and prevents trash from polluting our oceans.     
There will be four start/collection sites:
  • Goose Island, west landing
  • 7th Street landing in La Crosse
  • Clinton Street West Landing on the Black River
  • Fred Funk Landing on Brice’s Prairie
At these four sites, volunteers will receive trash bags and gloves, then move out on the water, along shorelines, and through neighborhood streets near the river to collect trash and return it to the landings to be properly disposed of. Wear proper clothing and expect them to get wet and dirty. Thank you for considering!
Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Apr 11, 2022
Club Board Meeting
May 09, 2022
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Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Rotary Attendance
86 total in person and ZOOM 

Attendance Policy

Mary Beth Hensel - March 21
Bob Masewicz - March 22
Brent Smith - March 25
Chuck Hanson - March 25
Mike Hartigan - March 26
Richard Strauss - March 26
Club Anniversaries:
Erick Maki - 4 years
Mary Stanek - 22 years
Neal Zygarlicke - 1 year
Michael Nickel - 17 years
Trish Grathen - 28 years
Bob Daley - 51 years
Ingrid McCallson - 29 years
Tim Durtsche - 40 years
John Honadel - 14 years

Rotary Western Great Lakes District Conference "TriCon" April 29 - 30, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

The Rotary Western Great Lakes District Conference, intended for any Rotarian, not just leadership, is set for Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30, 2022. Attendance will be in person at The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI. Attendees from Districts 6220, 6250 and 6270 will have the opportunity to gain useful skills that can be used in their Rotary club, and inspiration that will motivate them to embrace Rotary even more. Internationally-known featured speakers will provide keen insights about their passion projects during the addresses on both days.
Register early (by March 1st) and you could win a $100 gift card!


2022 Holmen Rotary Service Auction Fundraiser

The Holmen Area Rotary Club will hold their Service Auction fundraiser on Friday Evening, May 6th at the luxurious Waterfront in the spacious Cargill Room and patio. The event starts with a social hour at 5:00 and includes an appetizer buffet, a Live Auction of unique items and services, bucket raffles and more. For more detailed information, CLICK HERE. 


Annual Science and Math Expo - Volunteers Needed

The 30th Annual Science and Math Expo at UW La Crosse is recruiting volunteer reviewers with a background in math and science to review middle school students' research projects on May 10, 2022. Reviewer feedback helps students gain valuable experience in the research process and to explore career possibilities that exist in the STEM field. Your input will make a difference in students' potential careers in STEM! Students create projects based on a topic of their interest. Guidelines will be provided to help volunteer reviewers throughout the review process. 

REGISTER HERE to learn more and register.


2021 Council on Resolution

Our Board of Directors recently signed a petition requesting the RI Board to approve Council on Resolutions item 21R-28 To Consider Encouraging all Rotarians to Oppose the Growing Problem of Modern-day Slavery. The Board considered this matter at its February 2022 meeting. For your information, CLICK HERE for specific details.

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
Czerwinski, Angela
Rotarians in the News
Bradford, Scott
Introduce Speaker
Grabow, Peter
Introduce Guests and Visitors
Johnston, Dave
Hospitality Greeter
Turner, Ian
Lueck, Alex
Raffle Ticket Seller
Luecke, Dominique
Scrip Seller
Palmer, Chris


March 24, 2022

$10 Kwik Trip Gift Card

Dean's Marbles  $100


March 17, 2022
 Raffle $64 - Fines $52 - Scooters $2 - Scrip $50

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

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