May 17, 2023
VVR Newsletter

Rolan Covert
member photo
Greetings, Valley View Rotary family and friends!!! 
Thank you for your continued support of La Crosse Roads Charter School at Logan High School.  It was exciting last week to witness the doors of opportunity that await the five graduating seniors that we recognized and celebrated!  This truly is a significant milestone in their life journey, and it was excited to hear their interests in continuing to pursue knowledge and learning in this next chapter of their lives.

"Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom." - Oprah Winfrey

Please join us this week to hear from Lisa Olson on Tips from the Stage to Enhance Communication in Real Life!

Club Survey for Members

The Executive Board is encouraging all members to complete the survey at:

This survey asks members for their opinions on Membership Dues and elements pertaining to our weekly meetings.  Survey results and feedback are needed to assist the Executive Board with approving next year's budget at our meeting on June 13th.

Our next Mobile Meals Week is 1 week away... Mon 5/22 to Sun 5/28
Click on Sign Up to view available slots and book yourself directly online.  We currently have 4 of 14 slots available.
Next Valley View Red Cross Blood Drive is May 25
The next Valley View Rotary Red Cross Blood Drive is set for Thursday, May 25. The drive runs from noon-5 p.m.  at Stoney Creek Inn, 3060 S. Kinney Coulee Road, Onalaska.
Members are still needed to help each drive run smoothly. Shifts run from noon-2:30 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. Two members are needed for each shift. If interested in filling any shift, email Brad Quarberg at
Members are asked to donate and share the drive on their social media. Watch for a promotion flyer on Valley View’s Facebook page.
Other drives for the year are set:
Tuesday, July 25
Monday, Oct. 23
Tuesday, Dec. 26
Refer questions to Brad Quarberg at
Juneteenth is a day celebrated in communities across the U.S. each year as the official emancipation of slavery. This summer in La Crosse we are celebrating Juneteenth on Sunday, June 18th in Riverside Park
Refer questions to Robert Smith at
Lucas Herro
Many members were moved by Lucas' recent presentation to the Club about his journey and desire to return to the Olympics. 
Here are some ways to help Lucas:  You can make an Online Donation at or send a check to: Lucas M. Herro Supplemental Needs Trust c/o Mike Herro. 533 Eagle Ct. Onalaska, WI  54650.
Avenues of Service Award Nominations
The AOS Committee will be meeting next month to begin preparations for this year's event.  Please forward any 2023 Nominations prior to the end of this month for consideration.  Award Categories are: Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service, New Generations, Rising Star, Lifetime Achievement and Valley View Rotarian of the Year.

Rotary International Foundation Giving

Two options for giving to the Foundation:

Presidents Leadership Series with Rick Kyte
The fourth and final session is May 17th at 5pm. More information and register at:
Youth Exchange
More Tennis this week for Earth - versus Viroqua 4:30p on Tuesday 5/16 Home, Conference Tournament in BRF 10:00a on Thursday 5/18 and WS Quad on Sat 5/20 at 9a. 
The Sign-Up form has been updated through May.  Please sign up at this link here: Driver | Rotary Club of La Crosse-Valley View ( to assist in driving Earth and Gustaf to School from our Wednesday meeting.
Calendar of Events
May 15th - BBBB Bingo this week at The OMNI CENTER!!! $5,000 Jackpot, $1/game, $1/dauber. Guest Caller: Local Lupus Alliance. Secondary Prizes from Holmen Locker & Meat Market. Entertainment, Fun!!! Food & Cash Bar available. Doors open at 4pm and First Call at 6pm.  *** OMNI CENTER ***. Games/Jackpots are paid by check, not cash, NO CARRY-INS/NO INFANTS/NO TODDLERS.
May 18, Expanding Reach: Partner with Youth in Service,
May 21, Confluence Live at The Main 7pm
May 22nd WEEK, Valley View Rotary Mobile Meals Week * Sign up is Live!
May 25, Valley View Rotary Blood Drive
July 28-30, Deece Fest 2023. Blue Bird Campground.
August 16th, Avenues of Service Dinner. Cargill Room.
September 7, Croatia Friendship Exchange
Event Resources:
Thank you, Rotarian friends, for all you do for our community and our world!

Welcome to Valley View Rotary!
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
R.W. Houser Family YMCA - Onalaska
400 Mason St
Onalaska, WI 54650
United States of America
Join us on Zoom here: (Zoom Password is 469027) Check schedule as we do not meet in person every Wednesday and at times meet at another location.
Meeting Responsibilities
Huber, Sarah
Bettis, Amy
Mahlum, Matt
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Steph Fraase
May 16
Sarah Huber
May 23
Bill Shepherd
May 24
Rolan Covert
May 28
John Lyche
Linda Lyche
May 12
Join Date
Tom Byerly
May 1, 2010
13 years
Mike Jankowski
May 6, 2021
2 years
Sue Weidemann
May 8, 1991
32 years
Cinthia Shireman
May 11, 2022
1 year
Steve Christiansen
May 15, 2002
21 years
Keli Frigo
May 28, 2003
20 years
May 17, 2023
Tips From The Stage to Enhance Communication in Real Life
May 24, 2023
Northside Elementary
May 31, 2023
SCORE - pending
Jun 07, 2023
La Crosse Loggers 2023 Season
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Youth Exchange Photo Directory Links:  Please contribute memories as they are created:

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