Last week at Rotary we welcomed Elizabeth Hazlett from the USO.  Her program was on the USO and how we can as a group or individual volunteer our time.   View her PowerPoint Presentation.
Our club is collaborating with the USO to purchase items for the Veteran's Lounge at the La Crosse Regional Airport and volunteering our time at the lounge. (You will be hearing more about this volunteering opportunity in the coming weeks.)
Steve Lindeman who brought this project to our board last year,  presented Elizabeth on behalf of our club a check for $13,200.  Thanks to all that supported our Spring Social, Rotary Works Foundation and Rotary International Foundation. Our Spring Social brought in $2,500 for the project, Rotary Works matched our $2,500 and our District 6250 also matched $3,200.  We then received $5,000 from the Brown Stuff Foundation.  We exceeded our goal of $8,200 and will be able to purchase more needed items for the lounge.  Your donations to the Foundations do make a difference in our community.
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 Happy Birthday
Ben Lachecki - Jan 25
Linda Zoerb - Jan 26
Annette Mikat - Jan 27
Joe Skemp - Jan 27
Sarah Arendt-Beyer - Jan 28
Dan Roemhild - Jan 28
Sheila Wieser - Jan 28
Robin Moses - Jan 29

Happy Anniversary
John (Diane) Dingman (honorary) - Jan 29

Happy Rotary Anniversary
Jim Gallagher (honorary) - Jan 28 - 30 years
Steve Tanke (honorary0 - Jan 28 - 36 years
Todd Restel - Jan 29 - 9 years
Roz Schnick - Jan 29 - 3 years


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Program Chair for July 2017 - June 2018
Monthly Program Chairs
January - Jamie Capuzzi
February - Jeff Odom
March - Wendy Franke
April - Mark Solyst & Mark Jolivette
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 Program Chairs that are listed above....just click on their name.  If you would like to give your classification talk please contact Program Committee Chair Tami Woods.

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Rotary Club of La Crosse
P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI  54602-1914
608-526-4491 (Phone and Fax)

Lyn Sheffer, Administrator

Bruce Swanwick, Secretary

Earlamae Dahlby
Attendance and Make-up Coordinator


The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384, La Crosse, WI  54602-0384

Jeanne Meyer, Administrator


Rotary Works Foundation
P.O. Box 1571, La Crosse, WI  54602-1571

Kathy Knoblock, Administrator


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Posted on Jan 22, 2018

Next Meeting

January 25, 2018

Radisson Center
11:30  Networking
12:00 Meeting


Cheesy Potatoes



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It is that time of the year .....Dean Dickinson is planning our Christmas Program for Thursday, December 21st
Please contact Dean if you have children, grandchildren, friends etc that would be willing to entertain us on Thursday, December 21st.   They would need to be there between 12 and 1 that day.  Contact Dean for more information.
Dean has an awesome program  planned....Please Register Today to attend!!
We ask that you register yourself and guests.  if you plan to attend our Christmas Program......please click here and register today.
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If you haven't picked up your baskets, please pick them up
at 27 Market Street, Monday December 11th for 9-2
Thank you for your support of our Rotary Fruit Basket Fundraiser....1860  baskets were assembled on Saturday.
Family and friends of our Rotarians came out to help.
Proceeds from the sale of these Fruit Baskets help to fund Rotary Club of La Crosse service projects in our community and around the world.
Thank you for your support.
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Rotarian of the Year

David Amborn


Anne Snow nominated David...

I believe David Amborn should be the 2016-17 Rotarian of the Year for our club because David Amborn lives the four way test in all that he does. He has overseen the downtown Fruit Basket fundraiser for years, offered his help with convention and every other Rotary need that is asked of him. He has the highest ethical standards and retired from Gundersen Lutheran Foundation after years of fundraising and community giving. He continues to serve the Community Theater, The Children's Museum and the Parenting Place in leadership positions, helping our community to be the best it can be. He has taken an active interest in exchange students in the past, making sure they get to community events and feel welcomed.
I can think of no one who is more deserving, who continues to be active in Rotary year after year, tirelessly and willingly accepting roles wherever needed.
David is currently serving on our Board of Directors and is our Sergeant-at-Arms.  He is a past La Crosse Rotary Foundation President and Club President (2009-10).
David will also be recognized at the Avenues of Service Dinner on August 15th.
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