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President's Message

Naomi Fruechte
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April 2024
 
Our April 19th Neighbors Day is approaching.  We have volunteers from the community signed up to rake lawns, including 9th and 4th graders from Caledonia Public Schools.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate.  Neighbors Day will run from 3 to 6 on Friday, April 19 with students working earlier in the afternoon.. We need three members to ride with Craig, Tom and Lonny to pick up and haul yard waste.
 
At the recent board meeting, we brain-stormed some possible goals for the 2024-25 Rotary year.  This is just a start and we will talk about this at a future club meeting, too.  Jot down your ideas so they are included in that future discussion.
 
The Rotary Club rummage sale will be held Friday, May 17, at Sherry's garage.  Gather clean items in working condition to donate to this club fundraiser.  
 
Beginning June 1, our club will meet in a new location.  Arien is gathering potential meeting places and will present choices at an upcoming club meeting.  We need to be open to new ideas and flexibility as we look ahead.
 
Service above self,
Naomi Fruechte
President
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Programs for April:
April 5 - Pat Stephens will present checks to some of the Rotary Lights volunteers.  Let's give a warm welcome to these guests.
 
April 12 - Caledonia Police Chief, Kurt Zehnder
 
Club duties:
April:  Programs - Tom Danielson
            Greeter - Ashley Dress
            Inspiration - Dan Small
 
May:   Programs - Joe Welch
            Greeter - Joannie Schmidt
            Inspiration - Beth Stempinski
 
June:   Programs - Naomi Fruechte
            Greeter - Craig Ihrke
            Inspiration - Beth Stempinski
 
 
Coming Events:
 
April 5 - Club meeting with Pat Stephens
April 12 - Club meeting with Kurt Zehnder
April 19- Neighbors Day
May 17 - Club Rummage Sale
June 21- Quillin's Cookout fundraiser
 
 
 
April - Environmental Month
May - Youth Service Month
June - Rotary Fellowships Month
 
Committees:
Club Administration/Foundation
Chr. - Arien O'Heron
Mary Mell
Tom Danielson
Beth Stempinski
 
Membership & Public Image
Chr. - Ashley Dress
Randy Mell
Nancy Runningen
 
Community Service
Chr. - Sherry Sime
Joannie Schmidt
Mike Werner
Franci Palen
Joe Welch
 
Youth
Chr. - Julie O'Mara Dodson
Dan Small
Craig Ihrke
 
Activity Leads--
Chamber Liaison - Sherry
Program Online Page - Sherry & Ashley
Facebook - Ashley
Website - Naomi
Rummage Sale - Sherry & Naomi
Rose Sale - Randy, Mary & Arien
Quillin Cookout - Randy
Socials - Club Admin comm.
Gazebo Gardens - Service comm.
Neighbors' Day - Arien & Joannie
Scholarships - Craig
Rotary Lights - Beth & Sherry
Avenues of Service - Mary
Rotary Works - Nancy & Joannie
Dolly Parton Imagination Library - Ashley
Interact - Julie
 
 
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Holmen Area Rotary Service Auction is May 3rd at the Waterfront, Cargill Room in LaCrosse.  Unique services and items are for sale.  Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at http://holmenarearotary.org/ or call 608-780-1628.
 
 
"Service Above Self"
 
For more information about the Rotary Club of Caledonia,
visit our website.