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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 since every Thursday at noon. 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.
Hope to see you soon!
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Posted by Aaron Marsh
The Rice Lake Rotary Clubs' Holiday/Christmas Party will be held this year on Thursday, December 10, at Lehman's Supper Club. This year's event will begin at 6 pm for Cocktails & a Silent Auction. Dinner will be served at 7 pm. This special evening event will be attended by members of the Rice Lake Noon Rotarians and the Barron County Sunrise Rotarians.
Full details for the event are being sent via mail to all Rotarians and are also posted on our new website www.ricelakerotary.org.
We ask that all Rotarians RSVP before December 4.
Posted by Jim Gargulak
on Nov 11, 2015
At last week's Rotary meeting, Jim Gargulak shared with our club members that Rotary Zone 28 (upper Midwest and portions of Canada) was recently recognized as the "#1 Rotary Zone in the world" in donations made to eradicate polio. Rotary Zone 28 is comprised of 12 Rotary Districts which includes District 5960 in which the Rice Lake Rotary Club is one of 62 local clubs.
Our collective efforts as Zone 28 generated $2,414,362 in total donations. Our District 5960 was ranked 4th in our District donating $177,522.
This week at our Rotary Meeting, Stacy Campbell, who won this years DUCK'S top prize of $10,000, will have a chance to turn that $10,000 prize into a Grand Prize of $25,000 if she draws the lucky number at a "live drawing" this Thursday-don't miss it!!
Posted by Cindi Thurston
The Rice Lake Rotary Club has started to distribute "Invitations to Apply" to be selected as an "Honorary Member" of our service club. The invitations are to members of the Rice Lake High School class of 2016. These honorary members are called "Youth Rotars", and the students that apply will be honored at a future Rotary Club lunch meeting.
The full details of this year's program are available on our new website, www.ricelakerotary.org. Interested students can download and printout the full details and application form for this year's Youth Rotar program.
This weekend, 6 Rotarians and their spouses from 3 Rotary Clubs in Romania will be visiting Rice Lake. This is a return visit of members of the Romanian clubs that hosted Rotarians from our District 5960 this past Spring. Please help us give them an enthusiastic Rotary welcome by joining in one of our scheduled activities.
You are invited to a "welcome cookout" on Saturday, September 19, at 6 p.m. at my house. I live southwest of Rice Lake at 1806 18th Ave. (the corner of 18th Ave. and 18th Street). I will be providing brats and other meats as well as beer, wine, and soda. Please let me know via return email (firstname.lastname@example.org) whether you will be coming, and if you might, bring a dish to pass.
Yours in Rotary,
This past Sunday, August 29, the Rice Lake Rotary Club held its 26th Annual Duck Chase!
Mother Nature cooperated with a beautiful sunny day and a mild breeze across the lake. At approximately 4pm the 5,000 ducks were released on Rice Lake. At that point one retriever dog (Bear) was released to retrieve a "single duck" out of the 5,000 in the water. That duck was matched to a "Duck Chase Ticket" and the ticket owner won the top cash prize of $10,000. Then 3 dogs were released in sequence to retrieve a "single duck at a time" for the 20 other prizes won by duck ticket owners. Congratulations to all DUCK's winners!! Below is a picture of "BEAR" retrieving the $10,000 winning DUCK!!
Posted by Don Clemens
On August 7 a group of Rotarians successfully transplanted some "Native Plants" in a new designated area outside the City Hall building. Don Clemens led the activity with help from Rob Buehler, Paul Chase, Candace Falk, Don and Pauli Storm and Joan Clemens.
The remainder of the "Native Plants" will be incorporated into the Narrows Park, Native Plant, Shoreline Restoration Project which is a work still in progress and expected to be completed before the end of August.