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
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map
April Programs
April Programs
April 2
Get Ready for Lobsterfest!
April 9
Amy Sexauer, Administrator & Executive Director
Congressional Pre-School
April 16
Ginny Wintersteen ,Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Gundersen Health System
Health Equity in the Greater La Crosse Area
April 23
Join us Thursday, April 26 at Pearl Street Brewery
for our Club Social!
April 30
Lee Rasch
Downtown Rotary Centennial
May Programs
May Programs
May 7
Nick Weber
La Crosse Distilling Co.
May 14
Chris Goodell
La Crosse Loggers
May 21
Jon Holthaus
Country Boom Festival
May 28
Memorial Day
Club Service Assignments
Program Chairs
Attention Program Chairs!
Please email a copy of the speaker's presentation to Spencer Niebur prior to the meeting. This will help eliminate any last minute technology issues. Thanks!
James Strack
Jessie Storandt
Karla Stanek
Jodi Ehrenberger
Tom Weber
Catherine Lavallée-Welch
Club Response
2 - Tom Mickelson
9 - Kathi Millard
16 - Terry Miller
23 - No Meeting
30 - Rebecca Naugler
7 - Wayne Oliver
14 - Natalie Olsen
21 - Sheri Ross
4 - Tim Schadeberg
11 - Jeff Sexauer
18 - Walt Smanski
25 - Karla Stanek
Club Social @ PSB
Club Social & Lobsterfest Social Splash 
Pearl Street Brewery
Thursday, April 26
4 - 7 pm
1401 Saint Andrew Street, La Crosse
Come on down to the tasting room for fellowship and a brew.
Sweet Lou Barbeque will be on site for a tasty bite. 
(Fun fact: Sweet Lou is our alternate food vendor for Lobsterfest!)
Lobsterfest tickets will be available for sale.
Tell your friends!
What's Cooking with Lobsterfest
Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
New this year! We are using Eventbrite as our online ticketing platform.
Visit and search for Lobsterfest.
You can also find a ticket link on our club's home page,
Physical tickets are available, too!
Please see Club Administrator Kathi Millard and she'll hook you up.
Sponsorship Opportunities!
Did your company sponsor Lobsterfest last year? Do you know someone that would be interested in sponsoring this year?
Many sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $250 to $4,000.
Depending on their level, sponsors receive:
* Tickets to Lobsterfest
* Recognition on event banners
* Company logo on event posters
*Sponsorship mentions during the event
We are actively seeking sponsorships NOW and we need YOUR help. Please see Spencer for more information.
Volunteers are needed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 14 - 16, to assist with set up, the big event, and clean up.
Please mark your calendars and begin thinking about how YOU can contribute!
Family members and friends are encouraged to attend.
There's something for everyone! Volunteers are needed for:
- Set up/decoration
- Food prep
- Ticket Sales
- Greeters
- Food line workers
- Lobster boilers
- Cracking lobster tails
- Wristbanding
- Lobster costume
- Photographer
 - Beverage servers
- Bussers
- Runners
- Floaters
- Clean up
Please think about how you'd like to contribute! Volunteer sign up sheets will be circulated.
Contact Natalie or Spencer with questions.
Thank you!
Rotary Events
TriCon 2018 Wisconsin is a Rotary District Conference for Rotarians in District 6220, District 6250 and District 6270.  All Rotarians from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and eastern Minnesota, with their significant others and families, and other Rotarians and friends of Rotary are welcome.

RYLA Dates for 2018: May 18-20, 2018 at Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells, WI

What Is RYLA

Established as a Rotary Structured Program in 1971, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people.

The Rotary District 6250 RYLA program is a camp designed to build future leaders and Rotarians who exemplify the four way test.

What is the cost?

The cost to attend the camp is:

  • $200 if complete paperwork is submitted by April 1, 2018 and is paid by the local Rotary Club.
  • $225 for any registrations with paperwork arriving after April 2, 2018 - April 13, 2018
    • Please Note:  Due to club response and camp limits we will be at a a maximum occupancy this year.  Availability will be on a first apply, first filled basis.  All paperwork must be submitted to guarantee a spot.  
    • Please note that transportation is the local Rotary Club’s responsibility.  
Learn about RYLA 
Click here to learn more about RYLA.
Rotary International Convention
There's a world of opportunity waiting for you at the Toronto Convention
AC Riley Ringside
La Crosse East Gathers Ringside to Cheer-On New Member
by Tom Mickelson
Truth, Fairness, Goodwill, Friendships, and Beneficial are key words in the world of Rotary International. They are words that best describe who we are and what we stand for.  Gator Suplex, Short-Arm Forearm into Half-Straight Jacket Submission, Godsmack (Spinning Fireman’s Carry Stunner) are the key words in the world of AC Riley, Professional Wrestler, and newest member of the Rotary Club of La Crosse East. These describe Alex’s signature moves.  Soon, Alex will decide if his classification in the club will be as a Professional Wrestler or Volunteer Coordinator for the local Salvation Army!!
Riley is based out of La Crosse, WI and wrestles primarily for Wisconsin promotions such as River City Championship Wrestling (La Crosse, WI), Brew City Wrestling (West Allis, WI) and Wisconsin Professional Wrestling (De Pere, WI). He is currently looking to branch out more into Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. His goals in wrestling are to get on the road and wrestle as much as possible, as well as to wrestle in a country outside the United States, such as Canada or Germany.
AC Riley, Professional Wrestler, Volunteer Coordinator for Salvation Army and new member of La Crosse East
A “cheering team” consisting of members from La Crosse East rallied around the wrestling ring at the American Legion on Friday evening, March 9, 2018 to spur Alex on.  Their presence was obviously felt, as several in the audience asked if they were related to Alex. Two were asked, “Are you Riley’s parents?”  The team even made signs to show support for "The Life of Riley.” Alex's next match in La Crosse will be on April 13th at the Legion.  
AC Riley (white shirt) getting ready to grapple with opponent.
Celebration Time!
Karla Stanek - April 2
Kristen Lueth (Tim Schadeberg) - April 3
Ryan Hennessy - April 9
Jenna Niebur (Spencer Niebur) - April 14
Sheila Connors - April 20
Kevin Knerzer (Erica Knerzer) - April 20
Dave Burgess - April 21
James Strack - April 28
Rotary Anniversaries
Dave Burgess - April 1, 1988
30 Years
Scott Butler - April 1, 2014
4 Years
Dirk Gasterland - April 1, 1991
27 Years
Catherine Lavallée-Welch - April 2, 2014
4 Years
Erica Knerzer - April 20, 2015
3 Years
Penny Tiedt - April 25, 2005
13 Years