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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March Programs
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March Programs
March 6
Rotary Lights Check Distribution
March 13
Jodi Ehrenberger
Classification Talk
March 20
Heidi Odegaard & Carolyn Flock
MCHS Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival
March 27
Cindy Shireman
Sustainability Coordinator, MCHS
Square Foot Gardening
April Programs
April Programs
April 3
Dan Schreiter
Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Administrator
Kwik Trip, Inc.
April 10
Program TBD - Stay Tuned!
April 17
Sheri Ross
Classification Talk
April 24
Club Assembly
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.
Teri Wildt
Ryan Hennessy
Catherine Lavallée-Welch
Bill La Rue
Terry Miller
Wayne Oliver
Tom Mickelson
Sheri Ross
Club Response
6 - Jodi Ehrenberger
13 - Dirk Gasterland
20 - Ryan Hennessy
27 - Erica Knerzer
3 - Tom Knothe
10 - Lynnetta Kopp
17 - Joe Kress
24 - Bill La Rue
1 - Catherine Lavallée-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
Lobsterfest Update
Friday, June 16, 2017
4 - 9 p.m.
Colgan Air Hangar
La Crosse Regional Airport
La Crosse, WI
Lobsterfest Tickets Available NOW!
Lobsterfest tickets are on sale now.  For this event to be a success, all members are strongly encouraged to sell tickets.  Take and sell as many as you can - members will not be required to sell (or purchase) unsold tickets.
See Kathi Millard for your tickets - they will be distributed in packs of 10.  (In Kathi's absence, Dave Burgess and Spencer Niebur will have tickets.)
Tickets are $45 each and include a 1 1/4 lb. fresh lobster, corn, cole slaw, dinner roll and butter. 
Lobster dinners are advanced sale only.  Lobster dinners will not be available for purchase the night of the event.
Lobsterfest tickets are not required to attend the event.  Alternative food items will be available for purchase at the event.
Live music by Three Beers 'Til Dubuque and Tom Conrad
Sponsorships Available!
To date, we've secured $8,50 in sponsorships!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, ranging from $250 on up.  If you haven't already done so, now's the time to ask your employer/friends/associates for their support of this event! 
See Spencer Niebur and Rebecca Naugler for more information.
Volunteers Needed!
Have you signed up for a Lobsterfest Committee?  Can your spouse/significant other or kids help the day of the event? 
Many hands make light work and this event will require all hands on deck to be a success!  Please let Spencer or Natalie know how (and who) can help! 
Committee sign-up sheets are available at our meetings.
Central High School Interact Club Bake Sale
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Central High School Interact Club
PURPLE Bake Sale to benefit the
Rotary Polio Eradication Program
April 4 & 5
11 am - 1 pm
Central High School Cafeteria
If you're interested in donating, please bring
baked goods to our meeting on Monday, April 3.
Contact Bill La Rue with questions.
Thanks for supporting our local Interact Clubs!
District Conference
Welcome to District Conference 2017! 

Rotary International President John Germ has encouraged us this year to be "Rotary Serving Humanity".  As I visited the 63 clubs in District 6250, I have seen evidence in every club where we are living up to this, both locally and internationally.  Even more powerful, we are working together with our friends as we make meaningful differences in the lives of others. 

I encourage you to celebrate Rotary friendship and Rotary progress with your fellow Rotarians in La Crosse.  At District Conference 2017 we will learn about some of the outstanding projects happening as a result of the efforts of our District's clubs and assistance from The Rotary Foundation.  We will have opportunity to learn more about specific Rotary roles and programs at District Assembly and at workshops.  We will hear from several young people whose lives have been changed forever by Rotary Youth programs.  We will hear inspiring messages about service and philanthropy from Rotarian and non Rotarian keynote speakers.  Probably most important of all, we will meet and talk with Rotarians from all around our District, taking home new ideas to improve our clubs.  

Join me in La Crosse to renew old friendships and make new ones in Rotary.  

Dean McHugh
District Governor 2016-2017
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference

RYLA Announced - May 19-21, 2017 Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells

We are very excited to announce that the dates are set, venue is booked and information is ready and available for clubs to use to register students for this year’s RYLA Camp.
All information on RYLA (including registration forms) is available to download/print at For your convenience, the 'Student Camp Packet' and 'Youth Leadership Toolkit for Student Selection' are also attached.
Info on this year’s camp:
When and where does it take place?
The RYLA Conference takes place at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
The 2017 RYLA Conference will take place Friday, May 19 through Sunday May 21.
What do we need from your Rotary Club?
- Each year Rotary Clubs can sponsor high school sophomores from local high schools to attend.
- The cost per attendee is $200 if registered by April 1st, 2017 ($225 after April 2nd - Firm Deadline: April 15th, 2017)
- Adult Rotarians are always welcome and needed to help facilitate the Conference (and to come have fun!), if you or a member of your club are interested in helping or attending, please contact Bill La Rue.
A few quick facts about RYLA:
  • What is the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Conference?
    The RYLA Conference is a 3-day leadership training opportunity that focuses on the personal and professional development of high school students. Leadership skills, concepts, and metaphors are explored through participatory outdoor-based activities that include trust building exercise, problem solving initiatives, and low and high challenge course experiences.
  • Who exactly is it for?
    The RYLA Conference is for sophomores in high school.
  • Why does it exist?
    Strong leaders are made, not born. Leadership principles are learned not inherited. RYLA Conference participants, the “leaders of tomorrow,” deserve the opportunity to be exposed to many facets of leadership. The RYLA Conference provides an enjoyable and valuable experience for those who chose to meet the challenge.
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.
Save the Date
Specialized Training for Action in Rotary
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Radisson Hotel, La Crosse
Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference
May 19 - 21, 2017
Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Golf Club at Cedar Creek
June 10 - 14, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, June 16, 2017
Colgan Air Hangar
La Crosse Regional Airport
La Crosse
Lobsterfest @ St. Patrick's Day Parade
Lobsterfest at the St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 11
Downtown La Crosse
Thanks to all Rotarians, family members and friends who helped prepare for and walk in our first parade!  Given the number of selfies take with the Lobster, I'd say the event was a success!
Birthdays and Anniversaries
March Member Birthdays
Sally Egan, March 30
March Spouse Birthdays
Nicki Hennessy (Ryan Hennessy), March 27
March Wedding Anniversaries
Elaine & Phil Yager, March 16
March Rotary Anniversaries
Sheila Connors, 1 Year
March 1, 2016
Tim Schadeberg, 1 Year
March 1, 2016
Jeremy Novak, 9 Years
March 24, 2008
Randy Van Rooyen, 17 Years
March 13, 2000
Mark Dahlke, 18 Years
March 15, 1999
April Member Birthdays
Karla Stanek, April 2
Ryan Hennessy, April 9
Sheila Connors, April 20
Dave Burgess, April 21
Jim Strack, April 28
April Spouse Birthdays
Kristen Lueth (Tim Schadeberg), April 3
Steven Kopp (Lynnetta Kopp), April 13
April Wedding Anniversaries
Lynnetta and Steven Kopp, April 10
April Rotary Anniversaries
Erica Knerzer, 2 Years
April 20, 2015
Scott Butler, 3 Years
April 1, 2014
Catherine Lavallée-Welch, 3 Years
April 2, 2014
Penny Tiedt, 12 Years
April 25, 2005
Dirk Gasterland, 26 Years
April 1, 1991
Dave Burgess, 29 Years
April 1, 1988