President's Message

Naomi Fruechte
member photo
January 2024
Happy New Year!
It's the time of year when some people make resolutions to improve them physically, mentally, etc.  However, most of us tend to forget them before February.  Actually we do a similar thing when we set goals for our Rotary club for the year.  We need to review them periodically too.  We'll do that before long.
Thanks to Joe Welch, Sherry Sime, Ashley Dress, Dan and Jan Small, Tom and Rocky Danielson for serving on our S'Mores teams!  Thanks to Randy and Mary Mell, Tom Danielson, Arien O'Heron, Julie and Lonny Dodson, Sherry Sime for unloading food at the Food Shelf. . .about 2800 pounds of it.  Special thanks to Randy for taking the trailer to Riverside Park and back to Caledonia both nights.
Election of officers for 2024-2025 will be elected at our January 5 club meeting.   The Board brings forth the following:  President--Naomi Fruechte; President-elect--Dan Small; Secretary--Ashley Dress; Treasurer--Craig Ihrke.  
Our holiday party was a success.  Good food, good fellowship and lots of conversation.
January Greeter:  Nancy Runningen
January Inspiration:  Nancy Runningen
January Programs:  Sherry Sime
February Programs:  Ashley Dress
February Inspiration: Julie O'Mara Dodson
February Greeter:  Dan Small
March Programs:  Craig Ihrke
March Inspiration:  Ashley Dress
March Inspiration:  Arien O'Heron
January is Vocational Service Month
February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month.  
March is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month
Club Administration/FoundationChr. - 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
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
Coming Events
Jan 5 - Club meeting - Rose Korabek, Argus editor
Jan 12 - Club meeting - Sherry Sime, trip to Kenya
Jan 16, 11:30 - 12:30 - Virtual Balancing Life Transitions in the Office & Home.
Jan 19 - Club assembly - club brochure etc - Ashley
Jan 26 - Board meeting at the Wired Rooster, 7:30 a.m.
Feb 23 - Rotary International's anniversary
April 18-20 - Tri-Con at Green Bay
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