District 6250       Club 2690 
June 1, 1919
 
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Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

LaCrosse

Rotary Opens Opportunities

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 AM
Temporary ONLINE - ZOOM MEETINGS
200 Jay Street
Parking Radisson Hotel
LaCrosse, WI
United States of America
We will have ZOOM Meetings every Thursday at Noon until further notice.
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iFeed may not quite be the same this year, but there are still opportunities and the great need to support our community. The Onalaska High School Interact Club is holding a food drive to support local food pantries. Empty out your cupboards and help those in need.


October 20th & 22nd
5-7pm
Onalaska High School
Drive By Food or Monetary Donation Drop Off
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our club will have a ZOOM meeting again this week.  We will be sending you a browser link via email Thursday morning.  We will open at 11:30 and our meeting will start at Noon.  If you have an announcement you would like to make...please contact Andy Bakkum.    If you would like to have a guest attend, please let Andy know and YOU can forward your email link to them. 
 
Thanks to Sarah Arendt-Beyer you can now view past Zoom Rotary Meetings - she will post each week on our web site......LINK.
 
Oct 22, 2020
Bill Pritchard - Governor, District 6250
COVID Opens Opportunities
Rotary Club of La Crosse welcomes our District 6250 Governor and previous club member.
 
Have your favorite coffee mug, beer mug, wine glass ready to toast Bill at
or Zoom meeting on Thursday!!!
 
 
For Bill Pritchard, his awareness of Rotary did not truly begin until after he had already been a Rotarian for several years.  A district governor-elect asked for a cup of coffee meeting.  During the meeting Bill was asked how many District Conferences he had been to?  Bill’s answer was none, which prompted this follow-up question:  Why would you join an organization that you obviously care enough about to attend meetings with your busy schedule, but not care enough to give even one days-worth of investigation into the ways they serve and give back to their local communities? 
 
Bill did not have a good answer.  So, he attended his first District Conference in 2010.  And he became AWARE… 😊
 
That awareness quickly grew to involvement.  Since 2010, Bill has held numerous club and district posts and responsibilities – starting with becoming a Youth Exchange Counselor in his club in 2010 (still active) and the first Ethics Committee chair for District 6250 in 2011.  He has served as the District 6250 Membership Chair, the District 6250 Youth Exchange Inbound Coordinator, and was President of the Rotary Club of La Crosse in 2014-2015.  His worth at the district level expanded to the Zone and Multi-Zone levels – serving as Curriculum Director for the 19 districts of Central States Rotary Youth Exchange as well as the Assistant Rotary Zone Coordinator for Zone 28. 
 
It is well known that Rotarians do not get involved for accolades (or the pay 😊), but Bill has been honored as Rotarian of the Year by both his Rotary Club (2012-2013) and District 6250 (2011-2012).  He has been recognized for his efforts in the area of Membership (2016) and in assisting with the local area Interact Clubs (2016), and most recently was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Rotary Works Foundation (2015-2016).

When not involved in a Rotary project, Bill is the Branch and Portfolio Manager for Stifel Financial.  When he can, he enjoys finding moments to chase small white golf balls around a golf club near his home in Holmen, Wisconsin when not on his boat on the Mississippi River.  Bill is blessed with two wonderful daughters, hundreds of Youth Exchange Sons and Daughters around the world, and a wife who he adores.
 
 
 
2020 Rotarian Al’s Musky Challenge
The 2020 Musky Challenge has generated $46,000 in contributions!
 
 
Al's Musky Challenge, benefiting New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers, Mobile Meals of La Crosse, Gateway Area Council Boy Scouts of America, La Crosse Public Education Foundation and Family & Children's Center.
 
 
 
$38,000 to New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers
Patty Nuttleman, Ann Kappauf,  Al Louis and Andy Bakkum
 
$2,000 to La Crosse Public Education Foundation
Tom Thompson, David Stoeffler, Al Louis and Andy Bakkum
 
$2,000 to Mobile Meals
Mike Desmond, Al Louis and Andy Bakkum
 
$2,000 to Family and Children's Center
Jamie Korn, Al Louis and Andy Bakkum
 
$2,000 to Gateway Area Council, BSA
Kevin Corkin, Joe Carlson, Al Louis and Andy Bakkum.
 
 
 
 
WXOW COVERAGE
 
 
 
On Saturday, September 26, 2020 we had over 45 people gather to clean up trash along the Mississippi River.  This was part of a project led by The Mississippi Runs Through US Provisional Cause-Based Rotary Club that gathered many Rotary clubs the same day.    Our gathering consisted of the Downtown Rotary Club of La Crosse, Rotaract members and Rotary Club of La Crosse After Hours members.  We picked up many things from fishing line, to barrels, to dentures.  There is an annual river clean up that is done in La Crosse each spring.  In the future, we plan to support the spring effort and continue to lead the fall river clean up effort.   We tracked our garbage pick up through a Marine Debris Tracker led by National Geographic.  We'll be able to know how much was picked up on Saturday by the shared Rotary efforts. DATA below.    Thank you to everyone who participated and to Jamie O'Neill for chairing the project!    PHOTOS OF THE DAY
 
 
 
 
 
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Click on photo for video coverage from WXOW!
 
 
 
 
The Brain Game
 

"The Brain Game" is a user-friendly educational guide which explains to parents why and how their child is learning and developing. Additionally, the book includes specific activities, songs, and suggested behaviors that parents can engage in to help foster their child's intellectual and social development. 

The Brain Game was born when the Director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families spoke to the Rotary Club of La Crosse, WI. She was excited to spread the word of new, cutting-edge research into early child brain development. More than ever before, scientists discovered that proper stimulation of children in the first three years could play a huge role in growing a healthy brain.

During this meeting we'll learn more about The Brain Game, along with some exciting new developments around it.  

BRAIN GAME NEWS LINK

Web Site Link

 
 
 
 
ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download! A great tool to stay connected with your club and fellow Rotarians.
 
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.
 
On the membership module you will need to make sure and sync to update the membership directory with our new members.
 
In the upper right hand corner you will see the circle/arrow sync icon  Arrow, arrows, backup, circle, sync icon
 
 
 
 

 

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
info@rotarybraingame.org
Kelly Krieg-Sigman, 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
Lauren Journot & DEI Committee
Oct 29, 2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update for Rotary Club of La Crosse
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update for Rotary Club of La Crosse

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve.

We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities. We want people with differing perspectives and ideas who will help Rotary take action to create lasting change in communities around the world.

Inclusion - Rotary is working to create experiences where all people feel welcomed, respected, and valued.

Diversity - Rotary welcomes people of all backgrounds,  cultures, experiences, and identities.

Equity - Rotary strives for the fair treatment, opportunity, and advancement of all Rotary participants.

Through Rotary, you'll find unique opportunities to get involved. Everyone is welcome in Rotary.

Jack Haase - Moderator
Nov 05, 2020
Youth Exchange - How did the exchange impact the lives of 4 past students?
Dean Dickinson
Nov 12, 2020
Rotary Foundation Presentaiton
Shawn Kudron
Nov 19, 2020
La Crosse Police Department
No Speaker
Nov 26, 2020
No Meeting - Happy Thanksgiving
Secretary-designee Randy Romanski
Dec 10, 2020
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
No Speaker
Dec 24, 2020
No Meeting - Happy Holidays
No Speaker
Dec 31, 2020
No Meeting - Happy New Year!
Steve O'Malley
Jan 07, 2021
Classification Talk
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Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
 
Secretary
Passe, Nick
 
Treasurer
Carey, Diana
 
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
 
Piano
Haase, Ann
 
Program Chair
Palmberg, Rob
 
Duty Roster Coordinator
 
Rotarians in the News
Hensel, Mary Beth
 
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President Elect
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Secretary
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Youth Exchange Counselor
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