In addition to contributing to the programs sponsored by our local Rotary Works Foundation and the International Rotary Foundation  our club is involved in many service projects.


Ongoing Service Projects
in our
 La Crosse Area Community

Mobile Meals:  Our Mobile Meals Committee delivers meals to the homebound each month.  Mike Desmond, Chairperson, sends out the schedule for the month to his committee members to volunteer   The committee's purpose is to serve those less fortunate than us who have difficulty preparing a meal or leaving their homes or apartments to get a meal. Many of the meal recipients are very lonely.  A visit from a Rotarian delivering their meal may be their own human contact for the entire day.  Each of the committee members has their own stories to tell how they have befriended a meal recipient.  It's in those stories that lie the most rewarding aspect of Mobile Meal delivery.  Contact the chair, Mike Desmond for more information.
iFeed:  iFeed is a one-day event in early November where over 50,000 dried meals are packed and boxed, ready for shipment to a country where children are hungry.  It's also a one-day all-Coulee Region food drive to fill area food pantries.  iFeed is a joint service project of the area Interact Clubs and the La Crosse Area Rotary Clubs as an extension of Rotary Lights Food collections. 
Rotary Lights: Rotary Lights is an annual gift to the Coulee Region as a cooperative effort among the area's Rotary Clubs, numerous other non-profit groups and volunteer organizations, sponsors, and last but not least - the amazing individuals that make up our Steering Committee and Board. This annual display began in the year of 1995 and has grown tremendously since then due to the fantastic support from the greater La Crosse community.  Nearly 200,000 visitors per year enjoy this holiday tradition while driving, walking or taking a carriage ride through Riverside Park.  Our club volunteers opening night which is the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers: Rotarians volunteer to ring bells during the holiday season in an effort to raise funds for the Salvation Army.
The Exchange Throughout the year, collections are organized for the needs of this nonprofit organization.  We also spend time volunteering to clean and organize the inventory as needed.
These are examples of the MANY ways our club is involved in the community.  When we see a need, we do our best to assist. 
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