Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President/President Elect Nominee
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
La Crosse East
Service Above Self
We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Piggy's Restaurant Upstairs
501 Front St. S.
La Crosse, WI  54601
United States
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May Programs
May Programs

May 1

Chris Goodell, GM of the La Crosse Loggers


May 8  

Adrianne Olson (United Way) and KasieVon Haden (UWL), Ugetconnected


May 15

Mary Thompson's Classification Talk


May 22

Club assembly for Lobsterfest


May 29

Memorial Day

June Programs
June Programs
June 5
Becky Vianden
Director of Academic Advising and Career Services
Career Trends in Higher Education
June 12
Jackie Ortmeier-Crance
Anti Human Trafficking Advocate
June 19
No Meeting! 
We'll have our Club Social on Thursday, June 22
June 26
Transition Meeting
Club Service Assignments
Club Service Assignments
First Name: Programs
Second Name: Rotorooter
Attention all Program Chairs!
In an effort to streamline meeting set up and eliminate last-minute issues with technology, please email a copy of the guest's presentation to Randy Van Rooyen prior to the meeting.  Randy will load the presentation on his laptop so the guest speaker doesn't have to worry about technology the day of the meeting.  Guests can bring their own laptop if they insist but we prefer to have the presentations in advance.  Thank you.
Terry Miller
Wayne Oliver
Tom Mickelson
Sheri Ross
Tom Weber
Tim Schadeberg
Sheri Ross
Sheila Connors
Penny Tiedt
Dave Burgess
Joe Kress
Bob Allen
Tom Mickelson
Sally Egan
Jodi Ehrenberger
Lynnetta Kopp
Club Response
1 - Catherine LavallĂ©e-Welch
8 - Tom Mickelson
15 - Kathi Millard
22 - Terry Miller
29 - Memorial Day - No Meeting
5 - Rebecca Naugler
12 - Spencer Niebur
19 - Wayne Oliver
26 - Natalie Olsen
3 - Sheri Ross
10 - Tim Schadeberg
17 - Jeff Sexauer
24 - Walt Smanski
31 - Karla Stanek
7 - Pat Stephens
14 - Jesse Storandt
21 - James Strack
28 - Lori Terry
4 - No Meeting - Labor Day
11 - Mary Thompson
18 - Penny Tiedt
25 - Randy Van Rooyen
2 - Terry Vonderohe
9 - Tom Weber
16 - Teri Wildt
23 - Elaine Yager
30 - Bob Allen
Rotary Works Foundation Golf Outing
Rotary Works Foundation Golf Outing
Please join us Wednesday May 24, 2017 at the Golf Club at Cedar Creek
2600 Cedar Creek Lane, Onalaska
  4-person teams, $85 per person includes: 18 holes, cart & dinner; $30 Dinner only.  
Schedule of Events:
12:30 pm Shot Gun Start
5:00 pm Cocktails
6:00 pm Dinner
Register online here.  Questions: Contact Bob Allen at 708-785-1727 or email  Rotary Works.
Chad's Park Clean Up Day
Save the Date!
Chad Erickson Memorial Park Clean Up Day
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 am
Lunch to follow
Directions - the park is located behind Hillview Care Center
From 33rd St. S., turn east onto Park Lane Drive, right on Maple Drive, left on Easter Road
Follow the sign's for Chad Erickson Memorial Park
Lobsterfest Update
Friday, June 16, 2017
4 - 9 p.m.
Colgan Air Hangar #4
La Crosse Regional Airport
La Crosse, WI
Event FAQ:
When is the last day for lobster ticket sales?
Thursday, June 1.  All lobster sales must be submitted by this date as we need time to special order our fresh lobster.
Where do I get tickets?  How much?
From Rotary East members or at Wine Guyz.  $45 per person.
What does the meal include?
1 1/4 lb fresh lobster, cole slaw, corn on the cob, dinner roll, butter, and bottled water.
Can people attend without purchasing a lobster ticket?
Yes.  The event is free and open to the public.  Since this is a lobster boil, we wanted to sell lobsters so this wasn't heavily publicized yet.  The advertising will adjust after June 1 to encourage those who didn't buy a lobster ticket to still come down to enjoy a burger, beer, and great music to support a great cause.
What if I don't like lobster?
Alternative food options will be available for purchase including hamburgers and a vegetarian option. 
How do I volunteer?
A volunteer sign-up sheet will be circulated at the Monday, May 22 Rotary meeting and via email.  Many opportunities are available on Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16.  Bring your spouse, family members, or friends to help, too!  Didn't see a sign-in sheet?  Contact Spencer or Natalie for details!
This is a fundraiser.  What will the money be used for?
Proceeds will benefit improvements at Chad Erickson Memorial Park.
STAR Program
STAR Program
Specialized Training for Action in Rotary
Attention New Members (or anyone who wants to learn more about Rotary!)
Thursday, July 13
7 - 8 am
Radisson Hotel, La Crosse
With the beginning of the new Rotary year right around the corner, this is a great time to check out STAR.  New Rotarians meet over breakfast six times per year to learn more about various Rotary topics.  The June program will focus on "What is Rotary?" and will walk you through service opportunities, member responsibility, and lots of other cool stuff.
We meet for breakfast only six times during the year and you may receive a make-up for attending these sessions.  We intend to provide programs on the Five Avenues of ServiceThe Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Works Foundation, along with other aspects of Rotary.  Each of you is expected to attend the next six meetings following your orientation.  All new Rotarians are considered a member of STAR for their first year.
We meet on the second Thursday of the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. The meeting is at 7:00 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse.  A complimentary breakfast will be served.
- See more at:
Interested?  Let Randy Van Rooyen know!
Lobsterfest Test Boil & Riverside Family Fun Fair
Saturday, May 20 was a busy day for Lobsterfest!
Lobsterfest had a booth at the Riverside Family Fun Fair.  Unfortunately the rainy day kept numbers low, but we had a sweet booth!  Plus, we got some coverage on News 19.  Also, AJ Frels, Executive Director of Explore La Crosse, told us to watch next week's paper for coverage about new festivals in the area.  Lobsterfest will be highlighted!  
Then there was the test boil...  Wayne and Sandi did a fabulous job with the lobster!  And our friend Paul Roekle made the trip across the state from Manitowoc to share tips.  The Manitowoc/Two Rivers clubs held a lobster boil for ten year and are sharing equipment and knowledge with us to help us get off the ground.  
May Rotary Anniversaries
Jamie Durocher, 2 Years*
May 29, 2015
June Member Birthdays
Jamie Durocher, June 27
June Spouse Birthdays
Jean Burgess (Dave Burgess), June 23
June Rotary Anniversaries
Kathi Millard, 12 years
June 2, 2004
Bill La Rue, 10 years
June 5, 2006
James Strack, 1 year
June 23, 2016
Tom Weber, 13 years
June 27, 2003