April 19, 2023
VVR Newsletter

Rolan Covert
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Greetings, Valley View Rotary family and friends!!! 
Thank you to everyone that attended last week's program with Janie Morgan on The Rotary Works Foundation.  Even those in attendance that were aware of Rotary Works still admitted to learning something new about the Foundation!  Hearing this comment from several members reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:
"It's what you learn after you know it all that really matters." - John Wooden
Please join us this week as we hear from local author Alene Keenan about her adventures as a Chief Stewardess of Wine and Luxury Hospitality, and how she is using her knowledge to help companies and organizations improve the customer experiences they are providing!
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.
April 26th Meeting * We are not meeting at the Y next week *
Please note that our meeting next week will be the Harry J Olson Senior Center. 1607 North Street. La Crosse, WI 54603.  Our very own Erin Goggin is the Executive Director!  She will introduce us to everything happening there, some history and there will be tours.  Breakfast will be provided.
Budapest 2023 and Friendship Exchanges
Mark Etrheim has sent some photos from the current Rotary Exchange trirp to Budapest, hoping to get more members involved in future trips.  Budapest, Mark reports, "is an amazing city.  There are so much newer than expected and tall buildings.  Our host is extremely accommodating!" They are planning on attending 4 different Rotary Club meetings while there.  See photos here:
District 6250 has 1 more Friendship Exchange opportunities on the calendar for this year:
September 7 to 18
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.
Holmen Area Rotary Club Service Auction
The Holmen Area Rotary Club's main fundraiser is on Friday, May 5th at the Cargill Room.  It is a fun evening with dinner, fellowship and fun.  Tickets cost $30 in advance. Please call 608.780.1628 for more information.

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:

TriCon 2023

Youth Exchange
Earth is on the West Salem Tennis Team and this week has a Home Match on Thursday, April 20th at 4:30pm versus Black River Falls.
The Sign-Up form has been updated through April.  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
April 17th - BBBB Bingo this week. $10,000 Jackpot, $1/game, $1/dauber, $200 payouts. Secondary prizes: Another Green World. Entertainment, Fun!!! Doors open at 4pm and First Call at 6pm.  La Crosse Center. Games/Jackpots are paid by check, not cash, NO CARRY-INS/NO INFANTS/NO TODDLERS.
April 20, West Salem High School Tennis Match vs. BRF at 4:30pm.
April 20, Finding Project Partners and Resources: Build an Effective Team,
April 23, Spring Makers Market at The Main on Main. 10am.
May 4, Measuring Results: Demonstrate Your Impact,
May 18, Expanding Reach: Partner with Youth in Service,
May 25th, Valley View Rotary Mobile Meals Week * Sign up is Live!
August 16th, Avenues of Service Dinner. Cargill Room.
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
Flint, Mark
Byerly, Tom
Fisher, Holly
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Janie Morgan
April 12
Join Date
Dick Spencer
April 3, 1978
45 years
Steve Fritz
April 12, 2000
23 years
Brad Quarberg
April 21, 1999
24 years
Bill Soper
April 28, 2004
19 years
Apr 19, 2023
Chief Stewardess of Wine and Luxury Hospitality
Apr 26, 2023
May 03, 2023
"Alt For Norge" - Polytechnic Senior Topic Presentation
May 10, 2023
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Youth Exchange Photo Directory Links:  Please contribute memories as they are created:

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