Happy Birthday​
Chuck Hanson - March 25
Brent Smith - March 25
Mike Hartigan - March 26

Richard Strauss - March 26
Petra Roter - March 28
 

Happy Wedding  Anniversary
None

 Rotary Anniversary
Trish Grathen - March 24 - 25 years
Michael Nickel - March 24 - 14 years
Bob Daley - March 25 - 48 years

Tim Durtsche - March 25 - 37 years
Ingrid McCallson - March 25 - 26 years
John Honadel - March 27 - 11 years
Patt Boge - March 28 - 28 years
Todd Ondell - March 28 - 28 years
Mary Mickelson - March 29 - 18 years

 

CELEBRATIONS 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
The first annual Youth Exchange Cultural Celebration will take place on Thursday, April 11th, 5:30-8:30 pm and Sunday, April 14th, 4:00-7:00 pm and is hosted by the Coulee Region Youth Exchange Council (CRYEC)!  We are asking you to be an active partner in our mission to support the Youth Exchange students that spend their year in the Coulee Region by sponsoring our event.
 
 

 
 
YOUTH EXCHANGE CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
We invite you to the 2019 District Conference...

We have had an inspiring year – now it’s time to celebrate, as well as exchange ideas and plan for the future.  In keeping with President Barry Rassin theme ”Be the Inspiration”, we have some truly inspiring stories to share with you.  We also have some inspiring challenges that face our entire district, that we will address and ask “What can a Rotary Club do about this?”  Two of those biggest challenges are the opioid epidemic in our region, and human trafficking. 
 
Besides the thought provoking sessions, we will have a membership summit meeting, our annual business meeting, and fun!  Be sure and check out the House of Friendship, and the silent auction items up for bid.  And take in some of La Crosse’s fun at the free Artspire street fair, just a block or so south of the La Crosse Center.  In the evening, there will be live entertainment there.  We also have several “international” ports of call lined up so you can sample La Crosse’s walkable downtown nightlife.
 
Rotary’s slogans and messages come and go, but this year’s theme will stay with me forever.  Because a central part of each and every Rotarian’s responsibility is truly to “Be the Inspiration”.  That should not end at the close of this Rotary year.  I hope each of us will embrace that mission, and share the gifts of Rotary with many others in the years to come!

Bill Hoel
District Governor 2018-2019
 

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 2019 DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN LA CROSSE 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
HOLMEN SERVICE AUCTION:  Lunda Center on April 4, 2019 from 5-10  Come join the Holmen Area Rotary Club in their 2019 Service Auction. Come bid on unique and special items and services and support the Holmen Area Rotary Club and their service to the community. 
​There will be food, drink, lots of fun and fellowship. Hope to see you there!   Flyer  Tickets $20 are in advance. Buy a table for 8 and get drink tickets, table candy and a table tent with your company name on it for only $200.   To get tickets or become a sponsor please contact Judy at Judymchugh@msn.com or call (608) 780-1628 
 
VALLEY VIEW ROTARY MOON TUNES: Riverside Park - Bill Miller and friends June 6, 2019.   Web Site.
 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

MEMBERSHIP 
Active Membershi
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188

Resigned: Sandra Schultz

Honorary Members
23

 

Associate Membership is a program to recruit younger members, millennials, to membership.  Associate Membership is available to anyone who is proposed for membership who is 35 years of age or less.  Associate membership will end when that member reaches the age of 38. They would pay for dues and $100 for meals per quarter no matter how many meetings they attend that quarter.

Corporate Membership is a program to allow multiple employees of a business Rotary participation under one primary membership. Each corporate membership is limited to a three-year term. After the three-year corporate membership term, the individuals are required to become individual members. View Corporate Membership Policy.

Family Membership is a program to allow a second individual Rotary participation under one primary membership.  View Family Membership Policy.

Honorary Membership  is offered to members who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals.Unlike other membership categories that can be requested by the member, Honorary Membership is bestowed upon a member by election from the Board of Directors.   View Honorary Membership Policy.

Excused Membership is offered to members if the aggregate of the member’s years of age and years of membership in one or more clubs is 85 years or more, the member has been a member of one or more clubs for at least 20 years, and the member has notified the club's secretary in writing of the member’s desire to be excused from attendance  and the board has approved.  Excused Members will pay the quarterly dues and only for meals when they attend a meeting.

Membership Proposals....we will no longer ask for three references when you propose a new member.  This was a criteria that our club had set not RI.  This will help us process new members into our club more efficiently.  You can access the membership proposal form online, under the Club Information site page.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Conference in La Crosse:  La Crosse Center June 7-8, 2019
 
 
 
Centennial Dinner Celebration:  La Crosse Center - June 20, 2019 - Speaker will be Stephanie Urchick - a member of the Rotary Club of Canonsburg Houston, Southpointe.  She has served Rotary as a Foundation Trustee, RI and TRF Committee member, District Governor, Regional Foundation Coordinator for ZONE 29, International Training Leader, RI President's Representative, Regional Leaders Training Institute Moderator, district delegate to Councils on Legislation, Training Leader at Zone meetings, and in various club and district Foundation roles.
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATES 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Program Chair for July 2018 - June 2019
 
DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
 
Program Chair for July 2019 - June 2020
 
DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
July - OPEN
August - OPEN
September - OPEN
October - OPEN
November - OPEN
December -OPEN
January- OPEN
February - OPEN
March - OPEN
April - OPEN
May - OPEN
June - OPEN
 
 
 
If you would like to volunteer for Rotarians in the News,  be a greeter,  a hospitality greeter, raffle ticket seller,  scrip seller or announce guests, you can email the Monthly Duty Roster Coordinator that are listed above....just click on their name.  If you would like to give your classification talk please contact Program Committee Chair Sarah Arendt-Beyer.
 

 
PROGRAM CHAIR & DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of La Crosse
P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI  54602-1914
608-526-4491 (Phone and Fax)

Lyn Sheffer, Administrator
rotarylax@charter.net

Nick Passe, Secretary
nick@passelaw.com

Earlamae Dahlby
Attendance and Make-up Coordinator
earlamae@centurytel.net

 

The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384, La Crosse, WI  54602-0384
608-304-2971
Jeanne Meyer, Administrator 
info@rotarybraingame.org

 

Rotary Works Foundation
P.O. Box 1571, La Crosse, WI  54602-1571
608-886-9793

Scott Herdeman, Administrator
rotaryworksfoundation@gmail.com

 


 
CONTACT INFO 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 25, 2019

Next Meeting

March 28, 2019

Radisson Center

Buffet/Networking starts at 11:30

Program at Noon

MENU
BBQ Pulled Pork
Cole Slaw
Cowboy Beans
Southwest Corn

 

CLUB INFO 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
FELLOWSHIP TUESDAY - March 19th 2019-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
 

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:  21 March 2019
 

I hope to see you all at our club’s fellowship meeting which occurs on the third Tuesday of every month.  We will meet at Dublin Square Irish Pub this Tuesday.

For the month of March, my selection of educational content has closely mirrored Rotary International’s focus on “Water and Sanitation.”  As you know, I search the internet for educational and informative content that is somehow applicable to our lives and at least tangentially related to Rotary.  This week’s first link to content is from a TED talk on whether or not we are running out of clean water.  It is just under 5 minutes long.    TED Talk Link

 

This second link is from a Jewish Chef named Dan Barber who tells an amazing parable about Foie Gras.  Believe it or not, this parable does tie in nicely with many Rotary areas of focus. The video is 20 minutes long. Dan Barber Link

This last link is a short video (4 minutes) on the physics of ketchup in a bottle.   In addition to providing some hints on how to get the ketchup to come out of the bottle easier, it is a fascinating discussion on “Non-Newtonian Fluids.” This link is definitely a stretch to claim a direct link to Rotary, but is nonetheless interesting.  Ketchup Link

Thank you to those of you who made Lucia’s birthday so special last week!  As a final note, I would ask you to invite a potential member to join us at this week’s meeting.  We have funds set aside to cover the cost of your visitor. 

 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 2019-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
Supporting Safe Birth
Dr. Nancy Comello, Executive Director
 
Supporting Safe Birth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to build the skills of indigenous Guatemalan midwives and other birth attendants, allowing them to provide evidence-based care to all women and babies. Their goal is to establish global partnerships to increase the scope and coverage of these programs in Guatemala.
 
Nancy is leading an effort to send vocational training teams to Guatemala in 2019. The teams will both train birth attendants and to equip them with supplies. 
LAST WEEK AT ROTARY 2019-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
 
 

Learn More About Growing Hearts Across the World

 
Message from the Fundraising Committee: Lee Rasch, Kerstin Boudreau, Kenna Christians, Sue Durtsche, Mary Ann Gschwind, Chuck Hanson, Kathryn Sexauer, Mike Swenson, Jodi Widuch, Todd Restel, Katie Berkedal and Catherine Kolkmeier.
 

As you know, we are celebrating 100 years of Rotary service to our region with the Growing Hearts Across the World campaign. The campaign will culminate with the completion of the Cameroon Garden in Riverside Park in the summer of 2019. The Garden will honor the rich cultural traditions of Cameroon and provide a wonderful gathering place overlooking the area where the the “Three Rivers” meet. Most importantly, it will serve as a model for community and international service for the upcoming generations of Rotarians.

To date, we have received excellent support from Rotarians. But we have not yet heard from all of you. The next phase of the Growing Hearts Across the World campaign will be to the Seven Rivers Region community. It is very important to be able to state to the community at large that Rotarians are fully committed to Growing Hearts Across the World. Indeed, there is no better message than to state...every Rotarian in our Club contributed. We have asked members to consider a $100 contribution pledge for up to two years. However, your contribution at any level will count.   Please complete a pledge card and include with your payment.

Growing Hearts Across the World - Sculptures/Entrances - Naming Opportunities Link

Please turn in your pledge cards and contributions to Earlamae Dahlby or send your contribution to Rotary at P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI 54602-1914.

One hundred years of service by Rotary has had a profound impact on the lives of many in our region and throughout the world. Come join us in celebrating this service...and help set the stage for generations of Rotarians in the years to come. If you would like more information, please contact Lee Rasch, Chuck Hanson or Eva Marie Restel.

 
 
 
GROWING HEARTS ACROSS THE WORLD 2018-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
 Mitchell Paquette
   Global Scholar through Rotary International
Sponsoring Club - La Crosse Rotary Club
 
My name is Mitchell Paquette and I am from La Crosse, Wisconsin. This year I was selected by Rotary International District 6250 to be a Global Grant Scholar. The Global Grant Scholarship is a $30,000 award for an individual to pursue graduate level studies at a foreign university, in a subject related to one of Rotary International's six focus areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution,  Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health,  Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. With the help of the Downtown La Crosse Rotary Club, I applied and was awarded a Global Grant Scholarship in the area of Peace and Conflict Resolution for the 2018/2019 academic year. I will be using the funds to pursue a Master's of Law in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.   More information on Mitchell. 
 
 
Mitchell has arrived in the UK and settling in nicely for the start of his Global year..   You can follow him on his blog....https://myglobalgrant.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-brief-introduction.html
 
 
 
 
 
GLOBAL SCHOLAR 2018-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary International Convention is scheduled for June 1-5, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.  
Registration and convention housing materials are available at Rotary.org.
 
If you are considering attending it is recommended that you get registered and book your accommodations while in Hamburg.  The tour elements will be inclusive of travel and hotels while on those tours.  Club members who attended the Toronto convention, the Restels, Hoels, Dickinsons, Tami Woods and Roz Schnick would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2019 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
 
Rotarians are welcomed to attend Rotary Meetings wheeever they travel.  Rotarian Thomas Behrenbeck has been attending the Jakarta - Shangri-La Rotary Meetings.  See photos from meetings he attended.

 

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ATTEND ROTARY MEETINGS WHEREVER YOU GO! 2018-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
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