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 1
Kathy Helgerson
Founder of Simple Steps to Technology
October 8
Kaycie Green
Executive Director of Women's Fund of La Crosse
October 15
No Meeting (see upcoming Club Social)
October 18
Club Social
(Details TBD)
October 22
Richard Chrz
Founder of Local Lupus Alliance
October 29
Jeremy Southworth
Midwest Coordinator of Reel Recovery
November Programs
November 5
November 12
John Byus of Onalaska Luther High School
November 19
Ruth Kinstler of RSVP and Amy Larson of Workforce Connections
November 26
Club Service Assignments
Program Chairs
Attention Program Chairs!
Please email a copy of the speaker's presentation to Natalie Olsen prior to the meeting. This will help eliminate any last minute technology issues. Thanks!
Vanessa Southworth
Joel Dettwiler
Elaine Yager
Jahnna Johnston
Marc Roen
Kathi Millard
Club Response

1 - Dave Burgess
8 - Scott Butler
15 - (No Meeting)
22 - Sheila Connors
29 - Mark Dahlke
Fight the Flood 2018
Fight the Flood 2018
In addition to several members of our club volunteering for the
Fight the Flood fundraiser that was held on September 13th
to benefit the victims of recent flooding in our area,
Rotary East donated $1000 to this important cause!
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Rotary One Summit

October 11th

Why attend?  A much-used description of Rotary these days is “Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas, Take Action”.  Well, this is a chance to help lead your club in some fashion, by joining leaders, hearing ideas from other clubs, and taking them back to your own club.  In the process, you may well help another Rotary club by explaining how your club does something that they find interesting.  In short, this is not a chance to sit on your rear and listen to speaker after speaker.  It’s a chance to talk with others in a structured session, and then rotate to two more similar sessions with different people.  At the end of the session, we will have about a half hour to “shop” as you review many ideas from other tables you might not have heard, but you can read them off posters, and if necessary get a quick explanation, and take them back to your club. Must pre-register for this event.

October 11, 2018 - LaCrosse
Time 5:00 - 8:00 pm
La Crosse Public Library, lower level auditorium
800 Main Street, La Crosse WI
Parking in lot on south side of library
Rotary Contact for Event: Pat Boge 


Mobile Meals

October 29th-November 4th

Our final week of Mobile Meals for 2018 is fast approaching! If you're able to help

with this meaningful way to help those in our community see the sign up sheet going around

at our Rotary meetings.



November 3

iFeed is coming up on November 3rd!



November 8th

The next STAR meeting will be on Thursday, November 8th at the Radisson Hotel.

All new members are encouraged to attend. Breakfast is provided for our members through

the club. Take advantage of learning about all your Rotary membership offers!

If interested, RSVP by November 5th to



iFeed 2018
Goodbye Catherine!
This month we say goodbye to an awesome Rotary East member and great friend, Catherine Lavallée-Welch!
Catherine has accepted a new position at Bishop’s University near Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada and her last meeting here was September 24th.
Catherine has been a La Crosse resident since May, 2013 and served as the Director of Murphy Library at UWL.
In 2014, she joined Rotary East because she wanted to meet people in the community. She saw that others in Rotary East enjoyed their membership and were welcoming to others. Penny Tiedt was her sponsor.
Catherine's favorite part of being in East was being involved in projects such as Rotary Lights, Chad Erickson Park clean up, and iFeed. She also enjoyed handling our social media presence.
Something unique about Catherine is that both her and her husband are avid Doc Savage (character from pulp magazines) fans and, in fact, met at a pulp convention in Ohio.
She looks forward to exploring Rotary in her new place of Sherbrooke.
We wish you all the best Catherine!
Celebration Time!
Erica Knerzer - October 9
Spencer Niebur - October 17
Rachel Karpinsky (Scott Butler)  - October 23
Marc Roen - October 28
 Rotary Anniversaries
Teri Wildt - October 20, 1997
21 Years
Jodi Ehrenberger - October 25, 2016
2 Years
Wedding Anniversaries
Natalie and John Olsen - 12 years
Sally and Rich Egan - 14 years
Randy Van Rooyen and Kelly Nowicki - 18 years
Dave and Jean Burgess - 37 years
Bill and Tari La Rue - 30 years