April 5, 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 Paul Holman on the impact playing catch can have on bringing us close together both for families in the backyard and with our work colleagues in the office.  

"We do not stop playing because we grow old - We grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw

Some notes from the presentation:

  • Playing catch as children or adults can have a lasting, positive impact on our lives. 
  • Everyone needs to feel a sense of belonging and importance in life. Playing catch helps break down barriers and connects people on a personal level.
  • Playing catch with another person, especially a parent is an intimate experience. Playing catch breaks down the barriers to communication and allows for the discussion of difficult subject matter. 
National Play Catch Week is now the third full week in June, so that it always includes Father’s Day.  Any volunteers to make this a larger event in La Crosse this year? for more information.
Rotary Lights Check Presentations
Please join us this week to join fellow Rotarian Pat Stephens as he delivers checks to organizations that volunteered at Rotary Lights this year.  Each year, Pat divides the volunteering organizations among the participating area Rotary Clubs and invites them to a Club Meeting to receive their check.  This year, 12 non-profits have been invited to our Valley View Meeting this week.
See you Wednesday!
La Crosse Roads Graduation
Each year we host a graduation ceremony for La Crosse Roads graduating seniors. This year we will celebrate this special occasion at our weekly meeting on May 10th.  There are 5 Seniors this year. 

Centering Onalaska Service Opportunity - Last Chance for Survey

We have now received responses from 13 members. If you haven't already, please click on this survey link and let us know your thoughts on participating in this service opportunity that has been presented to our club:

Rotary International Foundation Giving

As of March 31st, we're 79% of the way to our Annual Fund goal and 76% of the way to our Polio Plus goal. Our District Rotarians are so generous and we thank you for your leadership and encouragement for giving in your clubs. 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

Rotary Friendship Exchange
District 6250 has 2 more Friendship Exchange opportunities on the calendar for this year:
Budapest April 9 to 19 ** NEXT WEEK **
September 7 to 18
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
Note: No BBBB Bingo this week
April 6, Rotary Leadership Series = Speaker Janine Latus.
April 6Planning a Project: Design for Results,
April 10 - <TBD> is the guest caller at BBBB Bingo this week. <TBD> Jackpot, $1/game, $1/dauber, $200 payouts. Dinner Menu: <TBD>. Secondary prizes: <TBD> 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 11, "Navigating the Path to a Healthy Weight" 11:30am - 1:15pm. Radisson Hotel Ballroom-La Crosse. Register now for the MCHS Spring Community Forum.  
April 14, Rotary Grant Management Seminar, Zoom. register:
April 20, Finding Project Partners and Resources: Build an Effective Team,
May 4, Measuring Results: Demonstrate Your Impact,
May 18, Expanding Reach: Partner with Youth in Service,
May 25th, Valley View Rotary Mobile Meals Week
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 05, 2023
Rotary Lights Check Presentations
Apr 12, 2023
Rotary Works
Apr 19, 2023
Chief Stewardess of Wine and Luxury Hospitality
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Youth Exchange Photo Directory Links:  Please contribute memories as they are created:

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