Speaker Date Topic
Gary Schettle (LAGRA) and Inga Rottmann Oct 24, 2019
La Crosse Area German Relations Association (LAGRA) and a presentation from Inga Rottmann
La Crosse Area German Relations Association (LAGRA) and a presentation from Inga Rottmann

Today we will be hearing from our exchange student, Inga, and also The La Crosse Area German Relations Association, Inc. (LAGRA)!

LAGRA's mission is to foster a productive international relationship with our Partner City, Friedberg, Germany, to increase awareness of our area’s German heritage, and to promote the study of German culture and language in area schools. Their vision is to be recognized as a leading organization honoring La Crosse’s German heritage, and facilitating the many relations between the Greater La Crosse Area and Germany.

Some of their activities include:

  • Welcoming &/or hosting Germans from Friedberg, our Sister City in Bavaria
  • Assisting with setting up tours for visiting Germans
  • Adult delegations to Friedberg  
  • German Heritage Day activities for students at the Northside Oktoberfest grounds
  • Lincoln Middle School’s annual Oktoberfest dinner & entertainment 
  • 3rd graders at Northwoods Elementary International School have a partner class in Friedberg 
  • Fundraising & supporting both Central’s and Logan’s high school German exchanges
  • Helping in the German Garden at Riverside Park
  • Providing La Crosse area products for the annual Christmas Market in Friedberg

Read more about Friedberg. Read a news story about a delegation from Friedberg.


Dani Stuhr, HR Assistant Director, Festival Foods Oct 31, 2019

Dani Stuhr serves as the Assistant HR Director for Festival Foods and has been in the HR field for over 11 years. She also serves as the College Relations committee chair for the La Crosse Area Society for Human Resource Management. 

Dean Dickinson Nov 07, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

Learn more.

Todd Roessler Nov 21, 2019
Elmaro Vinyard
Elmaro Vinyard

The Elmaro Vineyard winery, found northwest of Trempealeau, continues to experience explosive growth, having won several wine competition medeals, indluing the Wisconsin Winery of the Year award. The winery opened in 2011 and makes about 25 kinds of wine. They are sold by the glass and the bottle in the winery tasting room. Bottles also are available at grocery and liquor stores, and some area restaurants serve Elmaro wines.

Beth Franklin, Community Concierge, Chamber Dec 12, 2019
Classification Talk
Classification Talk

Through the Chamber's First Friend program, Beth works to strengthen the business community by helping area companies and organizations attract and retain the best talent. She works with individuals and families relocating to Greater La Crosse, matching their wants and needs with our community's assets, allowing them to feel like they can always call our community their home. She provides a personalized experience for each individual/family, helping them integrate into the community. She also provides accompanying partner career services.

Christmas Program Dec 19, 2019
Join us for the annual Christmas Program MC'd by Dean Dickinson
Join us for the annual Christmas Program MC'd by Dean Dickinson
Board of Directors Jan 02, 2020
Rotary Goal Setting: Ideas for Getting Involved

This week we'll be providing an overview of the Rotary Club of La Crosse's standing committees and sharing ideas for how you can get more involved! 

Greg Reichert, UW La Crosse Jan 09, 2020
Classification Talk
Classification Talk

Greg serves as the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and President of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse UWL Foundation. 

After a successful 12-year career in economic development, Greg moved into the higher education arena at his alma mater, Northwest Missouri State University. As part of a small fundraising team, they successfully completed the school's first-ever capital campaign, exceeding $42 million. He was then chosen to lead the advancement efforts at Avila University in Kansas City where they set school records in fundraising in four out of the five years he was there. Greg joined the advancement team at UW-L in 2010 and has helped launch the $15 million Share the La Crosse Experience Scholarship Campaign.

Rotary Game Show / Annual Meeting Jan 16, 2020
Rotary Lights 20th Anniversary Celebration 1/25
Catherine Schuman Jan 30, 2020
Women Beekeepers of the La Crosse Area
Women Beekeepers of the La Crosse Area

Cathy Schuman, a clinical psychologist at Gundersen Health System started The Women Beekeepers of the La Crosse Area.

Honeybees are responsible for 80% of pollination overall and 30% of the world’ food. But lately, bees of all types have been dying off.