2-24-2021 VVR Newsletter

Mark Etrheim
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Newsletter #34 for 20/21

Just for FUN this week's Meeting.

Favorite and new recipes!  We are all at home more than ever, what new tastes have you discovered??

Our club is considering the prospects of a new venue?  We have loved Famous Dave's for over 20 years, but the club doesn't fit well in the space anymore and we want to be able to incorporate a virtual feature in our meetings when we go back to in person meetings.   Admittedly we have lost about 10 members since we were forced to go Zoom for meetings, but I believe that will change quickly when we start to enjoy each others company in person sometime in the next months.  If anyone has a location that they think we could use, please let Julie Nelson or myself know.  Looking at River of Life Church, Stoney Creek, Celebrations, Marshview room Myrick Park.

Homeless Donations- You can drop your clothing gifts into the box at Julie Nelson's front porch (907 King St,) or in the box outside the office to Great Rivers United Way (1855 Main St) or, if they want to make a financial contribution, they can send it to Valleyview Rotary at the PO Box at the end of this newsletter.  Our club is pretty amazing, We have raised $265 dollars for this along with a LOONNGG list of donated clothing, please contribute as you are able.  This is the thank You note from our speaker Sue Graff.


If you missed the Rotary Leadership series last week, here is a link to watch the recording.  Highly recommended by all who attended.

Please click on links below for information on our Clubs Board decisions and finances.

Link to VVR Financials

Link to VVR Board Minutes

Be The Brew Meister (BTBM)-

Greg Clark and the committee is working hard on our next fundraiser.  This will be a raffle and the winner gets to design their own beer and beer label and gets 5 cases of personalized beer.  Sales start in April, let's all get in and support this! The winner will be announced at a Moon Tunes event in June.

Image result for personal beer brand This could be you with your own Beer Brand!

Valleyview Rotary as MoonTunes continues its support of local music with a financial gift to support virtual concerts. Listen in, next best thing to being there!!

Sign in and enjoy!  All are being recorded in the Lyche Theater!

The Mayfield Experience | Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tragic Americans | Thursday, March 11, 2021

Ryan Francis | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Lavender Project | Thursday, March 18, 2021

Tony Arbanas | Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Season Finale Sponsored by Moon Tunes and Valley View Rotary Club.

Gregg Hall & The Wrecking and Echo Black River | Thursday, April 1, 2021

WOW!  Valleyview Rotary Club members are simply amazing!  With Janie's hard work, our club raised $37,600 to date!!!!!!!   yes  For the Rotary Health on the Go project for St Clare Health.  Pretty amazing!  If you missed out, you can donate by clicking on the link.

 The City of La Crosse is kicking off a Climate Action Plan and they want your input on how you think about and use energy. Your responses will help them craft goals and strategies for our action plan to engage the La Crosse community to reduce their carbon footprint. All responses will remain anonymous and the survey should only take 10-15 minutes. Follow this link to complete the survey by March 5th:

Huge losses for LaCrosse.  Roger Legrand and David Amborn died in the last couple of weeks, great Rotarians, truly giving of themselves. Our community will miss them.

Donating the number of years at your birthday to the Rotary Foundation for Polio has become a club tradition.   Just log in to My Rotary and click on donate.   

A reminder to send your contributions for Polio Plus, the Rotary Foundation or any other Rotary-related cause you want to be a part of.  Please send your contribution using your My Rotary account and click on Donate.  If that doesn't work for you, then send it to Valleyview Rotary PO Box 545, La Crosse, WI 54602-0545. and  put a note for what it is for. That is also where you send Rotar Rooter & Jeremiah McKinney donations.
You can send money to the club thru paypal, fast easy!  Click on this link for instructions. 
Be sure to support the businesses below that support our club thru advertising in this newsletter!!
Feb 24, 2021
La Crosse Chamber of Commerce
Mar 03, 2021
My Life in the Secret Service
Mar 10, 2021
Coulee Region Climber's Cooperative/Wild Onion Outdoors
Mar 17, 2021
Random Acts of Kindness
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Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
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Feb 22, 2021 – Feb 28, 2021
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iFeed 2019
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February Assignments
Clark, Greg
Inspirational Message
Isaacson, Darwin
Pham, Tan
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Imes, Roger
Inspirational Message
Kusilek, Dan
Morgan, Jane
Takedown - Paul Harris Fellows
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Etrheim
February 1
Heidi Blanke
February 26
Bradley Teske
March 12
Kate Dunnum
March 15
Julie Haas
March 20
Edward Jaekel
March 24
Robert Smith
March 30
Janie Morgan
April 12
Join Date
Julie Nelson
February 1, 2013
8 years
Linnea Miller
February 1, 2014
7 years
Heidi Blanke
February 12, 2008
13 years
Scott Safranski
February 13, 2019
2 years
Katie Thomson
March 1, 2010
11 years
Tan Pham
March 1, 2017
4 years
Julie Haas
March 11, 2015
6 years
Christian Castellano
April 1, 2020
1 year
Dick Spencer
April 3, 1978
43 years
Stephen Fritz
April 12, 2000
21 years
Terry Crolius
April 13, 2005
16 years
Brad Quarberg
April 21, 1999
22 years
Bill Soper
April 28, 2004
17 years
Russell Hampton
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