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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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Message from our District Governor, Joe Ruskey.
As we have seen, the devastation is great and is growing. The communities effected will need incredible resources to recover. Because of the widespread devastation already seen, the needs of those impacted will far exceed existing resources. Many have asked how we can Make a Difference.  As you may or may not know, District 6250 has a Charitable Trust.  This is a foundation that will allow you to make a tax deductible contribution that will be sent to the Rotary District(s) heading the relief efforts in Texas and effected areas.  100% of your contribution will go to those that truly need it. 
Here’s how you can donate:
By Check:
Make check payable to Rotary District 6250 Charitable Trust
Mail check to:
Rotary District 6250 Charitable Trust
Attn: HHRF
907 Martin Drive
Marshfield, WI 54449
By Credit Card (PayPal):
Click the “Donate” Button under
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
September Programs
September Programs
September 4
Happy Labor Day!
No Meeting
September 11
Keith Butler, Coordinator
La Crosse County Emergency Management
September 18
Heather Quackenboss, Project Coordinator & Diana DiazGranados, Project Evaluator
Better Together
a newly formed community coalition aimed at improving behavioral health in La Crosse County
September 25
Jacqueline Marcou, La Crosse City Council Member
District 6
October Programs
October Programs
October 2
Karen Wrolson, Youth Programs Manager at Stein Counseling
Mentoring Youth at Risk
October 9
Scott Hoyt, Founder
October 16
Jessie Storandt
Classification Talk
October 23
No Meeting
Join us for a Social on Tuesday, October 24!
Details coming soon
October 30
Art Fahey, La Crosse Center Director and ISG
Update on La Crosse Center Remodel Project
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 Spencer Niebur 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.
Penny Tiedt
Dave Burgess
Leadership team
Bob Allen
Tom Mickelson
Sally Egan
Jodi Ehrenberger
Lynnetta Kopp
Club Response
4 - No Meeting - Labor Day
11 - Mary Thompson
18 - Penny Tiedt
25 - Randy Van Rooyen
2 - Elaine Yager
9 - Tom Weber
16 - Teri Wildt
23 - No Meeting - Rotary Social Oct. 24
30 - Bob Allen
6 - Pam Barge
13 - Dave Burgess
20 - Scott Butler
27 - Sheila Connors
4 - Mark Dahlke
11 - Joel Dettwiler
18 - Sally Egan
25 - No Meeting
STAR Meeting
STAR Program
Specialized Training for Action in Rotary
Thursday, September 14
7 - 8 am
Radisson Hotel, La Crosse
Attention all new Rotarians - or anyone who wants to learn more about Rotary!  New Rotarians meet over breakfast six times per year to learn more about various Rotary topics.  
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 Spencer Niebur know!
Club Runner Event Calendar
Don't miss out!
The Club Runner Event Calendar is up to date!
We now have our events uploaded to Club Runner.  What does this mean for you?  You can now view our event calendar anywhere you can access
Also, it means you can sync Rotary East's Calendar with yours.  Simply Click on the Calendar tab (in light blue bar on under Rotary Wheel) at the top of our website and then click on Subscribe to Calendar (Dark Blue tab above actual calendar).  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to Spencer.
Upcoming Events
Friday, September 28 - Oktoberfest Bartending
Tuesday, October 24 - Rotary East Social
Saturday, November 4 - iFeed
Mr. Delta Sig
Many congratulations to East member Pat Stephens for being named Mr. Delta Sig! 
Rotary East has benefited and continues to benefit from his "enthusiasm, positivity and ability to bring people together to solve problems."
See below or click the headline for a link to the complete August 16, 2017 La Crosse Tribune Article by Nathan Hansen.

When Pat Stephens came to La Crosse in 1966, he didn’t know anyone. Now, he says he has made thousands of friends as an ambassador of the community.

A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse alumnus and a founding member of the university’s Sigma Delta Phi fraternity, Stephens was recently awarded the organization’s highest honor, the Mr. Delta Sig Award. The ceremony was held at the fraternity’s national conference, held earlier this month, and recognized Stephens’ more than 30 years of dedication to Delta Sigma Phi.

Stephens, who was at the national convention in Baltimore to visit a friend, said the honor was a total surprise when it was announced. He said his wife knew he was given the award and his two daughters flew in to surprise him with hugs at the announcement.

He has served on the fraternity’s Grand Council for four years and was noted for his enthusiasm, positivity and ability to bring people together to solve problems. He was a chapter adviser for 30 years at UW-L, where he guided the chapter and its men in its mission to promote community service.

Avenues of Service
Thanks to all who attended the Avenues of Service Dinner
on Tuesday, August 15 at the Lunda Center.
And a special thank you to those who donated to and assembled our raffle baskets!
Read Relax Revive
Vino Vino Vino!
Pat Stephens and Randy Van Rooyen accepting the Club Service Award for Lobsterfest
Spencer Niebur accepting the Rotary East Rotarian of the Year award
Spencer Niebur and Natalie Olsen accepting the Rising Star Award
*photo credits to Jim Spencer
Congratulations to all Award Winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dean McHugh, Holmen Rotary Club
Rotarian of the Year Award: David Amborn, La Crosse Downtown
Community Service Award: Holmen Community Gardens, Holmen Rotary Club
International Service Award: Polio Plus Fundraiser, Caledonia Rotary Club
New Generations Award: Youth Exchange, After Hours Rotary Club
Vocational: No nominations received, Holmen Rotary Club retains the award
Celebration Time
September Birthdays
Pat Stephens - September 16
Randy Van Rooyen - September 23
Bob Allen - September 30
September Wedding Anniversaries
Scott Butler and Rachel Karpinsky - September 23
September Rotary Anniversaries
Pam Barge - September 1, 2004
13 Years
Jeff Sexauer - September 3, 2016
1 Year
Jesse Storandt - September 12, 2016
1 Year
Sheri Ross - September 13, 2016
1 Year
Terry Miller - September 16, 2011
6 Years
Wayne Oliver - September 20, 2004
13 Years
Sally Egan - September 24, 2001
16 Years
Bob Allen - September 24, 1976
41 Years
*If you'd like to share your birthday and/or anniversary dates, make sure your Club Runner profile is up to date! :)