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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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.
Leadership team
Bob Allen
Tom Mickelson
Sally Egan
Jodi Ehrenberger
Lynnetta Kopp
Club Response
2 - Randy Van Rooyen
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
Hurricane Relief
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
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.
Mark Your Calendar!
Mark Your Calendar!
Rotary Works Habitat for Humanity Build Dates
5th & Mississippi Streets
Saturday, October 7 and October 28
Sign up here!
Rotary Works Board Meeting
Viterbo University
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Monday, October 23
Join us for the club social on October 24
Rotary East Social
Wine Guyz
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5 - 7 PM
Dark La Crosse Tour
Pump House Regional Arts Center
Friday, October 27, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 PM
Logan High School
Saturday, November 4, 2017
8 AM - 1 PM
Radisson Hotel
Thursday, Nov 09, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Habitat Build
The Rotary Works Habitat for Humanity Build dates are October 7 and 28.
If you'd like to volunteer to build the Habitat house located on 5th and Mississippi Streets, you can sign up online at
World Polio Day
Mark your calendar World Polio Awareness Day on October 24, 2017!  Rotary District 6250 will host an event at the Madison Capital from 4 pm to 6 pm. We will be meeting at the State Street side of the Capital to create awareness of Rotary’s impact on the eradication of Polio. 

Rotary members in Wisconsin are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.  
WHAT: Polio Awareness Day
WHEN:  October 24, 2017 4 pm to 6 pm
WHERE: Madison State Capital Steps

Let us know your coming! 
Dark La Crosse
Check out the Dark La Crosse Tour Radio Show - and support the Rotary Works Foundation!
Friday, October 27, 2017
Pump House Regional Arts Center
7:30 - 9:30 PM
The 2017 production will feature all new stories and content, including a look at one of La Crosse’s greatest unsolved mysteries: the disappearance of Evelyn Hartley, a local teenager who went missing without a trace on October 24, 1953. Archivists from the La Crosse Public Library will be sharing details from this chilling tale, from the days leading up to Hartley’s disappearance to the massive manhunt and media frenzy that followed. Other stories in this new 2017 Dark La Crosse production will include an unbelievable 1920’s jailbreak, a 1940’s murder of a local doctor, and a comprehensive look at the prohibition era in the Coulee Region, from bootleggers, to speakeasies, to police raids.
Proceeds go to the Rotary Works Foundation to support community and Rotary projects in the Coulee Region,
iFeed 2017 is quickly approaching! The Interact students & advisers have been meeting to make this year's event even bigger and better!

The 75,000 highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice meals will be shipped to Nicaragua for hungry children. There will also be a MEGA food drive spanning the Coulee Region and beyond to fill our local pantries. Please help in #makingadifference
Here's how you can help:
* Sign up to help Rotary East's team pack meals on November 4 (email Kathi Millard at
* Bring non-perishable food items for Rotary East's food drive
* Organize a food drive at your work, club, or church to benefit iFeed
STAR Program
STAR Program
Specialized Training for Action in Rotary
Thursday, November 9
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!
2018 Rotary International Convention
Rotary International Convention
There's a world of opportunity waiting for you at the Toronto Convention!
Toronto, Canada
June 23 - 27, 2018
Celebration Time!
October Birthdays
Erica Knerzer - October 9
Spencer Neibur - October 17
Rachel Karpinsky (wife of Scott Butler) - October 23
October Wedding Anniversaries
Natalie and John Olsen - October 7
11 years
Sally and Rich Egan - October 16
13 years
Dave and Jean Burgess - October 17
36 years
Randy Van Rooyen and Kelly Nowicki - October 21
17 years
October Rotary Anniversaries
Teri Wildt - October 20, 1997
20 Years
Jodi Ehrenberger - October 25, 2016
1 Year
*If you'd like to share your birthday and/or anniversary dates, make sure your Club Runner profile is up to date! :)