March 1, 2023
VVR Newsletter

Rolan Covert
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Greetings, Valley View Rotary family and friends!!! 
Thank you to Lucas Herro for speaking to us last week about his Olympic journey.  Many have shared that they were very inspired by Lucas' message!!! I know I was impressed seeing the visual of how far away the target is! 
Please join us this week as we learn about the new Wafer facility being built on the Northside of La Crosse.
Our Next Blood Drive
The next Valley View Rotary Red Cross Blood Drive runs from noon-5 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Stoney Creek Inn.
Valley View Rotary volunteers include:
Noon-2:30 p.m. Robert Smith and Dick Spencer
2:30-5 p.m. Shari Laffredi and Tan Pham
Please donate or encourage others to donate. Share the flyer from the Valley View Rotary Facebook page when it's posted. Donors may sign up to give blood at or 800-733-2767. Refer questions to Brad Quarberg at bquarberg@gmail.comThanks to all for making these drives a success!
Mobile Meals Sign-up is now live!
Our next week is March 20-26.  Sign up here ---> March 2023 Mobile Meals | Rotary Club of La Crosse-Valley View (  Thank you to all who have signed up so far, some spots are still open. (I copied the new link so if it doesn't work I apologize.)
St. Clare Health Mission Rotary Mobil Clinic Quarterly Report
The Rotary Mobile Clinic is off to a great start! If you recall, the Mobil Clinic debuted at Moon Tunes this past August.  They report seeing between 3 and 21 patients per mobile unit outing.  They are looking forward to opening the service more fully this Spring when more providers will be available to offer their services.  
Street Medicine - serving local sheltered and unsheltered homeless on Wednesdays has accounted for 179 patient visits in Q4 (one day per week).  Rounds include stops at the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Houska Park, Cameron Park and local parking garages.  During extra cold weeks, additional stops occur at pop up shelters provided by the City of La Crosse.
Rural Medicine - Two days per month, servicing at Arcadia Middle School, Bridges Health Winona and Arcadia Schools has accounted for 61 patient visits in Q4.
Farm Medicine - Working on expanding with Gundersen Health System on expanding service to include more farm routes, rural pop-up locations and chronic condition clinics on a rotating basis.  38 farm medicine patient visits were completed in Q4.
Club Assembly coming soon...
Our next Club Assembly is March 22nd. Below are 4 questions we are hoping will guide each committees sharing:

1.  What are you most excited about accomplishing this year thus far?

2. Are there any committee accomplishments deserving of submitting for AOS recognition?

3.  What committee work is presently in the works?

4.  What support and/or resources/action do you need from the Board and/or Club members to further your committee's mission?

Here is the link to the Committee Membership Document which can be easily modified as desired:

TriCon 2023
Register today at!  Here is you opportunity to network with other Rotarians from THREE Rotary Districts, right here in La Crosse, April 27-29.  Hope to see everyone there!
Rotary Friendship Exchange
District 6250 has 2 more Friendship Exchange opportunities on the calendar for this year:
Youth Exchange
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
** Monday ** 2/27 - Summit Environmental School is the guest caller at BBBB Bingo. $10,000 Jackpot, $1/game, $150 payouts. Food, Entertainment, Fun!!! Doors open at 4pm and First Call at 6pm. Please note the temporary move to Lower South Hall at the La Crosse Center to accommodate the estimated attendance.
March 2, Gateway Area Council Golden Eagle Gala.
March 6, Valley View Red Cross Blood Drive
March 20-26, Valley View Rotary Mobile Meals Week
May 25th, Valley View Rotary Mobile Meals Week
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
Morgan, Janie
Soper, Bill
Callahan, Russell
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Etrheim
February 1
Rox Adamsen
February 27
Join Date
Julie Nelson
February 1, 2013
10 years
Scott Safranski
February 13, 2019
4 years
Mar 01, 2023
WAFER - New Building Project
Mar 08, 2023
Hope Restores
Mar 15, 2023
theExchange Furniture Bank
Mar 22, 2023
Committee Updates
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Youth Exchange Photo Directory Links:  Please contribute memories as they are created:

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