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Jennifer Jones Imagines Rotary Fulfilling Big Dreams 

RI President-elect Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and they make the most of their club experiences. She urges members to engage more with each other and use these connections to build partnerships that change the world.
 
                   
 
2022-23 theme: RI President-elect Jennifer Jones (PDFwatchdownload
 
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Riverfest La Crosse is the best party on the Mississippi and its become a yearly tradition for Rotary After Hours to help set up the fencing. 

Where do you want to do physical labor? Rhetorical question. You want to do it with a view of the Big Blue Bridge to your south; Pettibone Beach over the main channel to your west; and a thunderhead disappearing to your northeast having just rampaged through La Crosse. You want to swing for the fences. Riverfest fences. Just like a bunch of RAH-tarians did this year to prepare for La Crosse’s big fest.
 
 
 
 
Whether you are working your arms, shoulders, and legs operating a fence-pounding steel pipe rig; or unrolling log-size sections of fencing; or locking composite zip ties; you’re good to go! Workin’ it up with fellow RAH-tarians and earning a dime for the mothership, RAH!
 
Did you know we have an engineer in our ranks who cheerfully takes on leadership duties in this yearly project? Did you know one among us is an integral part of the pre-eminent General Contractor in La Crosse and can put together a job-site with the best of them? At a job like RAH’s annual Riverfest fencing project you can look to the north, east, south and west and see fellow rotarians with every skill. What RAH has is YOU, and the club is incredibly grateful for every day you participate and RAH-ck rotary with us. Thank you.
 
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Rotary to Reveal the Rotary Mobile Clinic and Hand Over the Keys to St. Clare Health Mission!

The Coulee Region has many uninsured, underinsured and a significant immigrant population that need basic healthcare. Often, they do not have the ability to travel by car to the limited free clinic facilities currently available, including St. Clare Health Mission. With the help of Rotary Foundation grants, ten area Rotary Clubs, four international Rotary Clubs and several community donors came together to raise over $330,000 to purchase a mobile medical clinic for St. Clare Health Mission. The mobile clinic will provide family practice clinical services, preventative care, flu vaccine clinics, youth sports physicals, lab draws, mental health and pharmacy services to adults and children without health insurance. 

Join us as we officially reveal the Rotary Mobile Medical Clinic to the community and hand over the keys to St. Clare Health Mission.

WHEN:        Thursday, August 4th, 2022 around 6:30pm (Moon Tunes starts at 5:30pm)

(In the event Moon Tunes is cancelled due to weather, the event will be postponed until the following Thursday 8/11/22)

WHERE:     Moon Tunes, Riverside Park, La Crosse WI

 

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Our club members and their friends and family had a great time at the Loggers Game on Thursday July 14th. It was a hot one but fun was had by all. We had some little future RAHtarians attend (Brynnlee/Callie/Sawyer and ) attend. They enjoyed talking to the players in the outfield and scoring some souvenir baseballs. Thanks to our friends in Sparta Rotary who also came and we hope to do a joint Loggers Game with them and other local clubs next year! 
 
 
 
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Rotary Youth Exchange is Back!

Our youth exchange student will be arriving from Japan in mid-August. 
Come hangout at Moon Tunes on August 25th and welcome the area clubs Youth Exchange kids! Our YE student Mari will be there so come say hello!
Attend our RAH meeting on September 13th to learn more about her and where she's from!
 
 
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The Rotary Avenues of Service Dinner will be held on Tuesday, August 16th at the La Crosse Country Club.

Register by Friday, August 5th. Guests are welcome. Please let RAH's Avenues of Service Dinner Representative, Marissa Dickinson know of your dinner selection. (If you are registered as of 8/5 and chose to pay cash/check at the time of registration and are no longer able to attend, you will be billed for your meal.)

See here for past award recipients:  

https://www.rotarycluboflacrosse.org/sitepage/avenues-of-service-dinner/area-rotary-clubs-avenues-of-service-dinner

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We're Building Beds for Kids! 

The winning project of Shark Tank 2022 was Stef Kline's Beds for Kids project in partnership with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization.
We just received the great news that District 6250 Foundation has awarded us a matching $5,000 grant (totaling $10,000) to build 40 beds for local kids in need.
 
Join us and volunteer for our Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Day-
Saturday Sept 10th
9 am to 12 pm (Please be there at 9am for directions and instructions on how to build. The more people we have the quicker the build!)
Timmers 10 Mile Pub Lot
W4516 Eddie Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601
 
We need as many volunteers as possible so include family and friends who want to participate. We will be hands on with tools and nails and paint too.
Please wear a RAH apparel item if possible as we hope to have the news station and photographer there!
This date is also the National Build Day for SHP.....Bunks Across America! Our club will be the main sponsor of the build day in La Crosse.
See you there and get ready to build! 
 
 
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Join Us For Our Annual Mini Masters 2022 Mini-Golf Fundraiser!

Mini Masters is on Thursday, Sept 22nd. This is our 10th annual event that raises money to help us bring a youth exchange student to La Crosse for a year!
Gather your team and support a great cause for our club! We will have our good friends Tom Conrad playing some tunes, the wonderful MC Laura, and a food truck and beverages to enjoy!
 
Don't forget to sign up your team of 4 by TODAY Sept 9th! This is a great opportunity to invite friends or individuals who may be interested in RAH to join your team. Give them a glimpse of the fun we have in Rotary After Hours.
 
We still are in need of hole sponsors and donations for our raffle, so please reach out to those organizations and businesses you may know!
 
 
We appreciate all the support and look forward to a fun night! If you have questions please see Stef Kline or Bill Pritchard. 
 
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Rare Case of Polio Confirmed in New York

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has been informed of a case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated individual in Rockland County, New York, United States.  
 
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are coordinating with New York State health authorities on their investigation. Initial sequencing confirmed by CDC indicates that the case is type 2 VDPV.  
 
Any form of poliovirus anywhere is a threat to children everywhere. It is critical that the GPEI Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026 is fully resourced and fully implemented everywhere, to ensure a world free of all forms of poliovirus can be achieved.  
 
We are calling on every single Rotarian to take action and be a part of the fight to end polio, helping to raise $50 million per year for polio eradication.
 
Mike McGovern
Chair, International PolioPlus Committee
 
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Dr. Richard Kyte shares that Rotary has the keys to a healthy society through citizenship and service

Richard Kyte is the Endowed Professor and Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he teaches a variety of ethics courses dealing with issues in business, leadership, and the environment. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994. ​He is the author of several books, co-hosts a podcast titled “The Ethical Life,” and writes a biweekly column appearing in 75 newspapers across the country.
 
 
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After Hours Membership

Active Members: 53 

Welcome to our Newest Members:

  • Margarita Lincon

Rotarians Leaving Us:

  • Ryan Bayerkohler (moved, moved to honorary)
  • Josh Mansee (moved, moved to honorary)
  • Morgan Stittleburg (moved)
  • Emily Loe (moving)
  • Mike Gritzmacher
  • Elise Anderson
  • Branden Yates

Rotary Attendance

  • July: 24%

Challenge: Invite a friend, coworker or acquaintance to join a RAH event to check it out! 

 
Member Birthdays
Griffin Moe
November 6
 
Taylor Mathy
November 9
 
Jennifer Luedtke
November 13
 
Amy Schmidt
November 29
 
 
 

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Club Meetings 2022-23
Social 2022-23
Rotary Mobile Clinic
Ugly Sweater 2021
Rotary Lights 2021
Service
Socials
Club Meetings
Paul Harris Fellow Recipients
 
Club Information
 
"Imagine Rotary" 
 
We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 
5:30-6pm - Networking/social
6-7pm - Club Meeting/program
 
Meeting Location:
The Main - An Event Space
422 Main Street, La Crosse WI
 
Parking: surrounding streets, in nearby ramps, or in the State Bank parking lot.
 
A meeting fee of $10-12 will be assessed.
 
*A virtual option to join will most always be made available
 
RAH service and social opportunities vary each month - check out the upcoming events below to learn more! 
Upcoming Events
The Ugly Sweater 5k Presented by Emerj360
Myrick Park to Riverside Park
Dec 03, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Rotary Lights S'mores Pit
Riverside Park
Dec 05, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
RAH Club Meeting
The Main - an Event Space
Dec 13, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
RAH Youth Committee Meeting
Zoom
Dec 20, 2022
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Service Committee Meeting
The Main Event Space
Dec 27, 2022 5:45 PM
 
RAH Club Meeting
The Main - an Event Space
Dec 27, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Dec 27, 2022 7:00 PM
 
RAH Club Meeting
The Main - an Event Space
Jan 10, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
STAR Meeting
Capella Performing Arts Center
Jan 12, 2023
 
RAH Youth Committee Meeting
Zoom
Jan 17, 2023
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Board of Directors & Officers
President
 
President Elect
 
President Elect Nominee
 
Immediate Past President
 
Treasurer
 
Treasurer-Elect
 
Secretary
 
Secretary Elect
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
1-Year Director
 
3-Year Director 20/21
 
Programs/Socials
 
Membership Chair
 
Public Image Chair
 
Service Projects
 
Foundation Chair
 
Youth Exchange Officer
 
Youth Protection Officer
 
Youth Exchange Counselor