District 6250       Club 2690 
June 1, 1919
 
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LaCrosse

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Thursday - 11:30 Buffet - 12:00 Meeting
at the Radisson Center
200 Jay Street
Parking Radisson Hotel
LaCrosse, WI  54601
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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:  21 February 2019
 
I hope to see you on Tuesday (February 19th) for our Club’s monthly Fellowship event (held the 3rd Tuesday of every month).  The “Champagne Studio Tour” event will begin at 5:30pm and will be held at Eva Marie Restel’s Art Studio.  Please come if you are able (even if you didn’t pre-register.)  The event is at our house – 227 Losey Blvd N. which is on the corner of Losey Blvd and Vine Street.  You and your spouse/significant other/partner are welcome.
 
Shortly after last week’s program by Shaundel Spivey, I was forwarded a link to a TED talk by one of our Club members.  This 14.5 minute video by Mellody Hobson is entitled “Color Blind or Color Brave?”  This is worth watching and is a great continuation of the conversation that Shaundel started with us last Thursday.    Color Blind or Color Brave Link
 
As a reminder, Eva Marie and I want to treat each member of our club to either a breakfast, lunch or dinner during my year as Rotary president.  You are welcome to bring your spouse or significant other.  If you have a family with kids and want to bring them, then we will set something up at our home that will be child friendly.  Please reach out to either one of us and we will get a meal on the calendars.
 
I have two final notes.  One, please invite a potential member to join us at this week’s meeting.  We have funds set aside to cover the cost of your visitor.  Two, if you have recommendations for future links in our newsletter, please email those to me.  I love discovering new areas of interest from other people that I respect.  I also take music requests for the exit song after our meeting is officially adjourned.
 
Don’t forget that our meeting location has changed this week!
 
 
 
 

Learn More About Growing Hearts Across the World

 
Message from the Fundraising Committee: Lee Rasch, Kerstin Boudreau, Kenna Christians, Sue Durtsche, Mary Ann Gschwind, Chuck Hanson, Kathryn Sexauer, Mike Swenson, Jodi Widuch, Todd Restel, Katie Berkedal and Catherine Kolkmeier.
 

As you know, we are celebrating 100 years of Rotary service to our region with the Growing Hearts Across the World campaign. The campaign will culminate with the completion of the Cameroon Garden in Riverside Park in the summer of 2019. The Garden will honor the rich cultural traditions of Cameroon and provide a wonderful gathering place overlooking the area where the the “Three Rivers” meet. Most importantly, it will serve as a model for community and international service for the upcoming generations of Rotarians.

To date, we have received excellent support from Rotarians. But we have not yet heard from all of you. The next phase of the Growing Hearts Across the World campaign will be to the Seven Rivers Region community. It is very important to be able to state to the community at large that Rotarians are fully committed to Growing Hearts Across the World. Indeed, there is no better message than to state...every Rotarian in our Club contributed. We have asked members to consider a $100 contribution pledge for up to two years. However, your contribution at any level will count.   Please complete a pledge card and include with your payment.

Growing Hearts Across the World - Sculptures/Entrances - Naming Opportunities Link

Please turn in your pledge cards and contributions to Earlamae Dahlby or send your contribution to Rotary at P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI 54602-1914.

One hundred years of service by Rotary has had a profound impact on the lives of many in our region and throughout the world. Come join us in celebrating this service...and help set the stage for generations of Rotarians in the years to come. If you would like more information, please contact Lee Rasch, Chuck Hanson or Eva Marie Restel.

 
 
 
Thank you to all who contributed to our India Project
 
Below photo of sanitary materials (toilet kits) distributed
to MGR Nagar People Pathamadai
 
 

We received the following email and thank you video.
 
We have completed and handed over the facility to the beneficiary families in a simple function attended by local officials. We have also provided training for the people on how to maintain hygiene and toilet maintenance.   Satheeshkumar.P
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Sondra,
We are happy to inform you and members of your club and district the formal opening of our project GG1759519 at Pattamadai village on 17/06/18. 
The district governor of our rotary district 3212 will be the chief guest. As informed to you we have started construction early in order to complete the project before this term ends. We have completed construction of 10 toilets and for the balance 26, construction is progressing. We plan to complete the whole project by end of July 18.  We would love to have you amidst us when we open the facility in part to the beneficiaries. I’ll update you when the project complete in full shape.
A formal invitation is attached. Please inform all concerned in your club and district.   Our special thanks to all Rotarians of lacrosse Valley view and downtown clubs and district officials of 6250.
 
Best regards 
P. Satheesh kumar
 
 
 
 
 
 Mitchell Paquette
   Global Scholar through Rotary International
Sponsoring Club - La Crosse Rotary Club
 
My name is Mitchell Paquette and I am from La Crosse, Wisconsin. This year I was selected by Rotary International District 6250 to be a Global Grant Scholar. The Global Grant Scholarship is a $30,000 award for an individual to pursue graduate level studies at a foreign university, in a subject related to one of Rotary International's six focus areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution,  Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health,  Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. With the help of the Downtown La Crosse Rotary Club, I applied and was awarded a Global Grant Scholarship in the area of Peace and Conflict Resolution for the 2018/2019 academic year. I will be using the funds to pursue a Master's of Law in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.   More information on Mitchell. 
 
 
Mitchell has arrived in the UK and settling in nicely for the start of his Global year..   You can follow him on his blog....https://myglobalgrant.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-brief-introduction.html
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary International Convention is scheduled for June 1-5, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.  
Registration and convention housing materials are available at Rotary.org.
 
If you are considering attending it is recommended that you get registered and book your accommodations while in Hamburg.  The tour elements will be inclusive of travel and hotels while on those tours.  Club members who attended the Toronto convention, the Restels, Hoels, Dickinsons, Tami Woods and Roz Schnick would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Brain Game Board of Directors has exciting news!  They are launching an eBook version of The Brain Game at our Rotary International Booth in Atlanta!  They are also very close to having Amazon publish, store and distribute the hard hardcover English version and BuildFire to host the mobile app.  Kuddos to all involved in creating these exciting changes to The Brain Game.
 
The Brain Game is a book enhancing children's brain development, written and recommended by early childhood professionals. This resource was developed through the leadership of the Rotary Club of La Crosse and as part of this Rotary project given to parents of newborns at both local hospitals.  The books are also available in Spanish.
 
Reminder if you are traveling and visiting other Rotary Clubs....please make sure and pick up a banner and Brain Game Book to present. Great way to promote the Brain Game Project.
 
If you have any questions on the Brain Game Project, you can contact Jeanne Meyer, Administrator at 608-304-2971 or visit their web site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app is comprised of 3 main modules.You now will have the ability to view your member directory, view the articles posted to your website and locate the nearest club right from your iPhone or iPod, bringing you even closer to being able to connect, collaborate and communicate
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 2.3.3 or better.
 
Click here for more information. Note the app is the one that has a blue background and has CR on it. It will give you easy access to all our member's contact information.
 
 
 
 
 
 

PROGRAM CHAIRS FOR THE UPCOMING ROTARY YEAR....  Our monthly program chairs will work with the Program Committee and be a host to our speakers each week.  You will be responsible for recruiting all the volunteer helpers for the meetings during your month.

If you would like to volunteer to do Rotarians in the News, be a greeter or raffle ticket seller, or announce guests, you can email the Monthly Program Chair. Link to Program Chairs.

 


 

 

 

Rotary Club of La Crosse
P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI  54602-1914
608-526-4491 (Phone and Fax)
rotarylax@charter.net
Lyn Sheffer, Administrator

 

The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384
La Crosse, WI 54602-0384
608-799-7974
info@rotarybraingame.org
Jeanne Meyer, Administrator
 

Rotary Works Foundation
P.O. Box 1571, La Crosse, WI  54602-1571
608-886-9793
rotaryworksfoundation@gmail.com
www.rotaryworksfoundation.org

Scott Herdeman,  Administrator

 
Rotary Club of La Crosse-After Hours
P.O. Box 1622
La Crosse, WI  54602-1622 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Dr. Larry Skendzel
Feb 21, 2019
Palliative Care
Palliative Care

THIS IS AN OFFSITE MEETING AT GUNDERSEN HEALTH SYSTEM - Rasmus Auditorium

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Secretary Dawn B. Crim
Feb 28, 2019
Opioid Epedemic
Heidi Keuler
Mar 07, 2019
The Watershed Act and the Driftless Region
Nancy Comello
Mar 14, 2019
Supporting Safe Birth - Madison Rotary
Pat Stephens
Mar 21, 2019
Rotary Lights
Sandy Cleary
Mar 28, 2019
The La Crosse Plow Company
Jamie Schloegel
Apr 04, 2019
Classification Tlak
Alexander Platt
Apr 11, 2019
The Life and Times of a Modern Day Maestro
 
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