District 6250       Club 2690 
June 1, 1919
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Rotary Opens Opportunities

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 AM
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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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.
Rotary Zoom Meeting
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Hope Hickman
Classification Talk

Hope is an active member since December 2019 and has a human resource classification. Hope is an employee of Catholic Charities.  Please plan on attending to learn more about Hope!


Rotary Leadership Series


 The Rotary Leadership series will involve featured speakers providing insight and information about various aspects of leadership The events are scheduled in a virtual format on the second Thursday of the month on an alternating schedule with the STAR program.  7:00-8:00 am.
The Rotary Leadership Series is designed for the members of the nine La Crosse-area Rotary clubs. Members may invite guests.
On Thursday, December 10th we will have Jeff Thompson, MD.     LINK TO FLYER

Registration is required to attend, guests must provide their email address.  Registration LINK.  hose registered will receive an access link shortly before the December 10th event. We hope you will be able to attend. Meanwhile, look for announcements regarding future speakers. 

In service, the Rotary Leadership Series Committee:
Lee Rasch, Andrew Bakkum, Scott Butler, Stephanie Fraase, Mary Beth Hensel, Art Lyons, Emily Nolte 


Due to an alarming and continued increase of COVID cases in our area, and out of an abundance of caution for our customers and volunteers' health and safety, the Rotary Club of La Crosse Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel this year's Fruit Box Fundraiser. Refunds will be given to our customers that have already placed an order.
Thank you for your support and hope to see you next year!
The fruit box fundraiser is our club's largest annual fundraiser and each year brings in much-needed unrestricted funds that are necessary for the club's operating expenses, in addition to helping us support club projects like this year's Razia's Bus fundraiser. If your financial situation will allow it, we would be grateful for a contribution in lieu of your normal fruit box purchase to help with the club's ongoing expenses. 
While we are dropping the requirement of a $115 fruit box purchase or $100 buy-out this year, we hope you will continue to support the club with a financial gift if you are able. 
If you have already made a purchase or opt-out contribution, please click this link to let us know whether you would like the club to retain your contribution, or if you would like it refunded to you. 
If you would like to make a contribution to the club, you can submit payment online here, or mail a check to: P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI  54602-1914.

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.
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

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.  


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)
Lyn Sheffer, Administrator


The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384
La Crosse, WI 54602-0384
Kelly Krieg-Sigman, Administrator

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

Scott Herdeman,  Administrator

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


Hope Hickman
Dec 03, 2020
Classification Talk
Classification Talk

Hope is an active member since December 2019 and has a human resource classification.  Please plan on attending to learn more about Hope!

Secretary-designee Randy Romanski
Dec 10, 2020
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
Rotary Christmas Program
Dec 17, 2020
A musical to warm the heart!
No Speaker
Dec 24, 2020
No Meeting - Happy Holidays
No Speaker
Dec 31, 2020
No Meeting - Happy New Year!
Jan 07, 2021
Rotary Mobile Clinic
Jan 21, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update for Rotary Club of La Crosse (Part II)
Upcoming Events


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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster
Sergeant at Arms
Christians, Kenna
Passe, Nick
Carey, Diana
Registration Assistant
Dahlby, Earlamae
Haase, Ann
Program Chair
Palmberg, Rob
Duty Roster Coordinator
Bruns, Lynn
Rotarians in the News
Morrison, Dave
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Rotary Works Foundation Liaison
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Club Administrator
Rotary Works Board Member
Rotary Works Board Member
Rotary Works Board Member
Rotary Works Board Member
Program Chair
Public Relations/Social Media
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor
Club Administrator / Executive
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