Membership Grants - Rotary District 6250
Rotary District 6250 allocates $1,000 grants to five district clubs.  The first 5 clubs to recruit four or more new members between July 1 and April 30 were eligible for a $1000 grant for these new members to use for a project of their own.  These members must remain for 4 months for the club to be eligible.   Our club was the recipient of this grant in 2018-19 and 2019-20.  The new members were invited to a Zoom meeting to discuss the dispersement of the $2,000.
The guideline for the Membership Grant Program is for the new members to use the funds for a project(s) of their choosing.   
Recipients of the funds were:
New Horizon's Dart Program 

New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers, Inc. - Rita Carranz, Dart Victim Service Coordinator accepted a $500 check from Rotary President Tami Woods.

This was made possible through the Rotary District 6250 Membership Grant Program. New members of the Rotary Club of La Crosse were given $2,000 to be used for projects of their choosing.

Their Victims Service Coordinator with the Domestic Abuse Reduction Team (DART) provides intense case work and follow up to individuals and families who have experienced repeated domestic violence incidents. The DART program pairs an advocate with an officer of the La Crosse City Police Department.



Gateway Council Boy Scouts

Gateway Area Council, Boy Scouts of America - Rotarian Joe Carlson presents a check for $500 to Kevin Corkin, Development & Community Engagement Director.These funds will go towards kids that need a subsidy for camp this summer.  They are planning on moving forward with limited camps this summer in line with state and federal guidelines. 


New Horizon's Food Pantry

New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers, Inc. - Rotarian Patty Nuttleman presents a $500 check to Ann Kappauf, Executive Director of New Horizon's for their food pantry.  Their annual Postal Service Food Drive that usually contributed 6,000 pounds of food for their food pantry was cancelled due to the pandemic.



La Crosse Area Family YMCA - President Tami Woods presented Bill Soper, CEO of the La Crosse Area YMCA with a $500 check.  They suspended all membership dues through August, these funds will be used to pay for youth activities this summer.