Speaker Date Topic
Cheryl Hancock Feb 27, 2020
Coulee Recovery Center
Coulee Recovery Center


Coulee Recovery Center provides confidential help to individuals and families impacted by addiction and leads the community in prevention, education and awareness. http://www.couleecouncil.org/

The Mayo employee parking ramp is directly across Ferry Street from Coulee Recovery Center and it will be open for use by club members who are attending the meeting.

We will also have a food drive that day for the food pantry at Coulee Recovery Center.


Kurt Schroeder Mar 05, 2020
Outdoor Recreation Alliance and La Crosse's Trail System
Outdoor Recreation Alliance and La Crosse's Trail System

The Outdoor Recreation Alliance (ORA Trails) creates, enhances, and protects trails within the Driftless region; they are focused on planning, designing, building, and maintaining sustainable shared use trails in La Crosse and throughout the Driftless region in Wisconsin. During this presentation we'll learn more about ORA and La Crosse's trail system. 

Mary Beth Hensel Mar 12, 2020
Classification Talk
Classification Talk

Mary Beth Hensel is the Director for Resolve Through Sharing. Resolve Through Sharing® (RTS) is a not-for-profit organization providing thought leadership, and an evidence-based yet compassion-first approach to bereavement care. 

TBD Mar 26, 2020
Razia's Bus

Rotary project: Purchase a bus and van for the Zabuli Education Center in Afghanistan to provide transportation so that girls can attend school. Inspiration for the project comes from Razia Jan, who spoke at our Rotary District Conference in June. She spoke about her experiences of starting this school for girls in Afghanistan. When asked how Rotary can help, she said they need a new bus.

Rebecca Schwarz, Mission Impact Coordinator Apr 02, 2020
YWCA's Racial and Restorative Justice Programs
YWCA's Racial and Restorative Justice Programs

YWCA La Crosse is dedicated to promoting equity through participation in national days of action and local initiatives. As a convener of groups that implement restorative practices, YWCA La Crosse promotes conflict resolution, and open dialogues, and works to reduce systemic and institutional racism.

Rebecca Schwarz is the Mission Impact Coordinator for YWCA La Crosse where she works to ensure that the mission is embodied in the programing at YWCA La Crosse and advocates for social justice in the community.  Rebecca is passionate about community education and collaboration. Prior to joining the YWCA La Crosse, Rebecca worked in Social Services for nearly 20 years, working with foster families, homeless youth, youth in the criminal justice system and teen parents. Working in social services taught her that for real change to happen, we need to work for system change but we also need people who are lifelong learners and who  are willing to confront all forms of oppression.


Joe Carlson Apr 16, 2020
Wildnerness Survival Skills - Boy Scouts
Wildnerness Survival Skills - Boy Scouts
Matt Boschka Apr 23, 2020
Cannabis 101

An update on what's trending in the hemp/CBD industry and what it means for regional businesses. 

Bree Breckel, Co-Founder, B&E's Trees Apr 30, 2020
B&E's Trees - Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
B&E's Trees - Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

B&E's Trees was founded in 2011, when Bree and Eric of B&E's fell head over heels for a small corner of land in Southwest Wisconsin.  Since then they have grown in partnership with Central Waters Brewing Company, and are now aging their delectable syrup in bourbon barrels.

The resulting bourbon barrel aged maple syrup is rich, complex, and incredibly delicious.  From a wild dream to an off-grid, delicious reality, B&E invite you to join them and taste the adventure! 


Steve Kramer, La Crosse Firefighter May 07, 2020
Firefighting in the Coulee Region
Matthew Christen May 14, 2020
Bike to Work Week

In honor of Bike to Work Day (May 15, 2020) Matthew will be talking with us about integrating bicying into your lifestyle, cycling safety, and more! Matthew runs the Wrench 'N Roll collective, a bike shop that not only sells bikes, but also hosts educational classes on bike safety, how to tune-up your own bike, and even rents space for do-it-yourself tune-ups. https://wrenchnrollcollective.com/

David Stoeffler - Tom Berkedal & Local Students May 21, 2020
Rotary Extra Effort Recognition - Honoring Local Students
TBD May 28, 2020
Kelsey Flock, Dementia Care Specialist Jun 04, 2020
Dementia & Dementia Care

Kelsey Flock, CTRS, is a Dementia Care Specialist with the Aging & Disability Resource Center, La Crosse County. She will be speaking with us about dementia and dementia care.

Steve O'Malley Jun 18, 2020
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

“One of the most important books I’ve ever read―an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates

Steve O'Malley Jun 25, 2020
Classification Talk
Classification Talk