May 18th, 2021

This Week at Rotary - WisCorps

Conservation. Education. Community.

The WisCorps mission is to develop leadership, self-confidence, and a strong work ethic in youth and young adults through the active stewardship of Wisconsin’s communities and natural resources. WisCorps, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) conservation corps headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin that engages youth and young adults in two areas: conservation projects and nature education.

Last Week at Rotary
This year's Al's Musky Challenge is in honor and memory of David Amborn.
Al worked with Karen (David's partner) to select four nonprofits as recipients. David strongly believed in the missions of these nonprofits and was involved in these organizations.
Each of the four recipients shared more about their organization and highlight what the funding will go towards.
Rotary Moments: 5 Questions with Andy and Dave Handy 
Each week President Andy has been interviewing one of our Rotary Members.  Last week Andy played the interview from Rotarian Dave Handy from the Creston Valley Club in British Columbia.  His video is at the 5 minute mark.
Upcoming Speakers
May 27, 2021
The Drug Explosion and Community Risk Report
Jun 03, 2021
La Crosse Tribune Extra Effort Awards
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News For Our Club

Details and Registration here.
Extra Effort Awards
Our Youth Committee will be presenting Extra Effort Awards to eight area high school students who are chosen by school staff members. The recipients are students who have faced significant obstacles and have persevered.
Each student is presented with a nice certificate and at least a $250 gift which is raised through Rotarian contributions. Members of the Youth Committee have pledged to donate $1350 and we’re asking for other Rotarians to contribute. 
To donate, please email Tom Berkedal at to let him know that you are donating. Then, write a check out to the the Rotary Club of La Crosse and write “Extra Effort Awards” in the memo line and send the check to the Rotary Club of La Crosse, PO Box 1914, La Crosse, WI 54602 or Jamie can send you an invoice.  Email her at
President's Choice Wine Raffle

Wine Donation

If you're willing to donate wine (minimum of $10 value) for our wine fundraiser, please contact and drop off at one of the following locations.

  • Tom Behrenbeck - 864 Shore Acres Road, La Crescent

  • Andy Bakkum - 201 Main Street, La Crosse or N5145 Moos Road, West Salem

  • Diana Carey - W5999 Schultz Lane, Onalaska

  • Pastor Phil- Northside - 1010 Sill Street, La Crosse

  • Roger and Kenna Christians- 4905 Silver Morning Lane

No time for shopping?  That's okay. You can donate money and we'll do the shopping for you.  

The current board of directors, incoming board and a few members at large are starting strategic planning this week.  Here is our past strategic plan from Patt Boge's  2016-2017 President Rotary Year. Thank you to Rotarian Peter Hughes for leading the planning sessions.

Upcoming Events
10th Birthday Party - Rotary After Hours
Jun 04, 2021
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Personal Items and Fund Drive for Victims of Human
Riverside Park
Jun 10, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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Member Information

Welcome New Members:

As our website is updated, let me know if there is information that would be helpful to include for new members.

Active Rotarians

Honorary Rotarians

Proposed Members:

Tony Cooper, sponsored by Andrew Bakkum

Christopher Palmer, sponsored by Bill Hoel

Roger Christians - May 20
Tom Golden - May 21
Ann  and Jack Haase - May 20
Tami (Brian) Woods - May 21

Club Anniversaries:
Richard Strauss - May 16 - 19 years

Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Passe, Nick
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Palmberg, Rob
Duty Roster Coordinator
Hensel, Mary Beth
Rotarians in the News
Nuttleman, Patty
Club Links - Local
Rotary Works Foundation
The Brain Game Web Site
Rotary Lights
Rotary eClub
Rotary Leader
Rotary District 6250 Newsletter
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rotary Peace Centers
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