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Speakers
Marlene Gargulak-Speaker Sponsor
Apr 26, 2018
United Nations Rotary People of Action Peace Champion
Roger Gray-Speaker Sponsor
May 03, 2018
RAGBRAI
Becky Gordon-Speaker Sponsor
May 10, 2018
Human Trafficking
Jerry Curnow-Speaker Sponsor
May 24, 2018
Imagination Library
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
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Immediate Past President
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Welcome to our Club!

Rice Lake

"Service Above Self"

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Lehman's Supper Club
2911 S. Main
Rice Lake, WI  54868
United States
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The Rice Lake Rotary Club is an active and committed service organization focused on helping others. Our Rice Lake club was founded in 1923 and we have been meeting every Thursday at noon ever since. Our motto "Service Above Self" is what has directed our fundraising and volunteering efforts to help those in our local community and worldwide that are in need.  We welcome you to join us at one of our future meetings, meet our members, and let us show you first hand what we are all about.
 
Please email me at jbarron354@aol.com or call me at 715-790-6460 for more information about our club.
 
Hope to see you soon!
                                               
Jim Barron
Club President
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Our club actively supports local, regional and international projects. Rotary International is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. Our focus areas include:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
Some recent local projects we've supported with funding and/or volunteer time include auditorium seating at Rice Lake High School, Meals on Wheels deliveries, serving supper at Benjamin's House, care packages for U.S. service members overseas, higher education scholarships, and support for high school age exchange students. 
Our 2017 Annul Christmas Party last Thursday, December 7, was highlighted by the presentation of both the "Rotarian of the Year" and the "Citizen of the Year" annual awards.
 
We presented two "Citizen of the Year" awards this year: the first was to Kathy Laffin. Kathy is a model citizen and participant in the many important community activities of Red Cross, the Pink Ribbon Advocacy, and Free Clinc. Congratulations Kathy!
 
The second recipient of the "Citizen of the Year" award was Steve Schleppegrell. Steve has been a longtime member of the National Red Cross and again has made endless contributions of time and energy to support that organization and our community. Congratulations Steve!
 
Fellow Rotarians Steve Bowman and JT Koser were the co-recipients of this year's "Rotarian of the Year" awards.  Congratulations again to Steve and JT; we are very proud of both of you for all of your efforts and contributions over the course of this past year.
 
Last Thursday, October 26, Fellow Rotarian Bun Hanson received the very
prestigious "Good Scout Award" from the Boy Scouts Chippewa Valley
Council.
 
The award was presented to Bun at the "Leaders Of Character Banquet"
held at the Rice Lake Elks Club.
 
Congratulations Bun! We are all very proud of you.
 
Congratulations to the 3 winners of our Rotary Gun Raffle!
 
Last Thursday, September 28, we held our Rotary Gun Raffle drawing at our noon meeting at Lehmans Supper Club.
 
1st Place winner was Andrew Barney of Rice Lake- winner of a .270 rifle
2nd Place winner was Drake Tomesh-winner of a .30-06 rifle
3rd Place winner was Austin Norton-winner of a .243 rifle
 
Each of the 3 winners' rifles are valued at $750!
 
Our club raised a total to $5000 which will go to locally charities in Rice Lake.
 
Thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser. Your support is greatly appreciated!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eileen Yeakley-President
Don Storm-Vice President
Trudy Kroger-Secretary
Rob Buehler-Treasurer
Heidi Weber-Officer-at-large
Steve Bowman-as Rice Lake Rotary President Elect, will serve as a board member for a term of one year
Congratulations to all newly elected Officers!

For Rotary, The Four-Way Test is the cornerstone of all action. It has been since 1932 and will continue to be in the future.

Of the things we think, say or do...

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything"  --Mark Twain

"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."  --Albert Einstein

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not fact. Everything we see is perspective, not the truth"  --Marcus Aurelius

On September 8, 2016 members of the Rice Lake Rotary Club presented a ceremonial check to Rice Lake High School representing the club's donation of $30,000 towards the recent purchase of new auditorium seats. Included in the ceremony from left to right is Rotary member Joe Huftel, RLHS Superintendent Randy Drost second to left, and other Rotary members Rob Buehler, Steve Bowman, Steve Salisbury, and Don Storm.