01/11/23 VVR Newsletter

Rolan Covert
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Greetings Valley View Rotary family and friends!!! 
Thank you to everyone joining us last week to hear fellow Rotarian and Past District Governer Joe Ruskey educate us on the benefits of the Rotary International Foundation and all the good it allows us as Rotarians to spread throughout our communities and our world!!!
Please join us this week to hear from local business owner, fellow entrepreneur and author Mike Kreiling as he shares his recent book Rise with us.
Please review committee membership on Club Runner here:  Feel free to add or edit assignments as you would like or let me know and we can handle it.  Committee Leaders - I am happy to announce any scheduled meetings in the weekly newsletter :)
District 6250 Vibrant Club Workshop "Imagination to Action"
On Saturday, January 21st, you are invited to represent Valley View and participate in focused discussions with sharing about Membership, Public Image, The Rotary Foundation and how the three work together in Rotary.  Gain insights about how our club can expand our reach, increase our impact, enhance our engagement and increase our ability to adapt.
There are two sessions: Session 1 is 9am to 11:30am and is online. Session 2 is 1pm to 3:30pm and in person at the Cappella Performing Arts Center located at 721 King St in La Crosse, WI.
You may register at:
Youth Exchange
You have multiple opportunities to see the West Salem Hockey team this week.  They play 3 games this week!  Check out the details below.  The full schedule can be found here:,&manual_access=1
Thank you to everyone that signed up to take Earth and Gustaf to School on-time from our weekly meetings.  The sign up link is here: Driver | Rotary Club of La Crosse-Valley View ( You do not need to have completed the link above if you transport both students.
Mobile Meals
Our next Mobile Meals week is around the corner and approaching fast. Thank you for all that have already signed up! We only have Saturday open and needing volunteers.  Please consider helping out by signing up here:  Signup | Rotary Club of La Crosse-Valley View (
Gateway Area Council Annual Golden Eagle Gala
This is a dinner program and auction benefiting local scouting in the Coulee Region and will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at The Cargill Room.  A VIP Reception will start at 5:15pm and Dinner and Program at 6:30pm.  Ahman Green from the Green Bay Packers will speak on The Legacy of Leadership.
Sponsorship Opportunities and Tickets can be found at:
Rotary TriCon23
Early bird registration is now open for this year's conference that will be held here in La Crosse at the La Crosse Center on April 27-29.  Introduce a prospective member to the bigger Rotary world when you bring them with you!  Register here: 2023 Rotary TriCon Tickets, Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite
Rotary Friendship Exchange
The District 6250 Rotary Friendship Committee would like to announce a new Friendship Exchange to Budapest Hungary, from April 9th to the 19th of 2023.  Up to 10 team members.  Any questions can be addressed to Mart Etrheim at or 608.769.7200.
In the area this week:
Monday January 9th
  • BBBB Bingo at the La Crosse Center with $4,000 progressive. Doors open at 4pm with 1st call at 6pm.
Tuesday, January 10th
  • Storytime at La Crescent Public Library, 10:30am 
  • West Salem Hockey Away vs. Aquinas at The Omni Center, 7pm
Wednesday, January 11th
  • Valley View Rotary, Onalaska YMCA.  7:30am. Speaker: Mike Kreiling
  • New Year's Resoultion: Get Organized! La Crosse Library, 6pm.
Thursday, January 12th
  • West Salem Hockey Home vs. La Crescent at the West Salem Panther Den Arena, 7pm
  • Our Speaker this week, Mike Kreiling will be at Pearl Street Books at 6:30pm.
  • Trivia Thursday w/ Trivia Tim at Mt. La Crosse Ski, 7pm.
  • Karaoke + Open Jam! at Mary Cody's 9pm
This Weekend: La Crosse Area Sports Cards and Collectibles Show at Valley View Mall (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Friday, January 13th
  • Friday Night Comedy at The Main. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $10.
Saturday, January 14th
  • Storytime at La Crescent Public Library, 10:30am 
  • West Salem Hockey Away vs. River Falls at River Falls Wildcat Centre, 3pm
Other 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
Pham, Tan
Frigo, Keli
Smith, Robert
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sue Weidemann
January 13
Mike Jankowski
January 17
Bruce Nuttall
January 18
Dick Spencer
January 20
Mike Herro
January 27
Scott Safranski
Sally Safranski
January 3
Dick Spencer
Pat Spencer
January 24
Join Date
Mary Kessens
January 1, 2013
10 years
Peggy Derrick
January 10, 2018
5 years
Paul Patros
January 17, 2007
16 years
Kate Dunnum
January 30, 2002
21 years
Jan 11, 2023
Local Author, Business Owner, Speaker
Jan 18, 2023
My Para-archery Journey
Jan 25, 2023
Youth Exchange Presentation
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Youth Exchange Photo Directory Links:  Please contribute memories as they are created:

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