Event Types


State of the City Address

Provided by Aaron Oppenheimer

Feb 20, 2018
Feb 25, 2018
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Feb 27, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM

Pancake Breakfast Recap

Provided by Toni Pabon

Mar 06, 2018
Mar 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

William Eisinger, an Ohio native, taught biology at Santa Clara University in California for nearly forty years.  Since childhood he has maintained a strong interest in nature and taught a course in agricultural ecology for many years.  In 2011 he and his wife, Judy, moved to Sun Prairie to be near their daughter and son-in-law.  They live near Patrick Marsh and Bill often hikes and kayaks in the marsh.  Bill is very active in PLATO, an adult education program associated with UW in Madison.  He has taught several courses and attends many classes in that program.

Provided by Jim Mastrangelo

Mar 20, 2018

70th Alice in Dairyland


The new Alice in Dairyland grew up on her family’s registered Holstein dairy farm near Cleveland, Wis. She was active in Manitowoc County and Wisconsin Junior Holstein associations. She represented Wisconsin at national dairy judging and dairy quiz bowl competitions. 

“I look forward to traveling throughout this great state of Wisconsin promoting our $88.3 billion diversified agriculture industry,” said Siemers-Peterman after receiving congratulations from her predecessor, Ann O’Leary. 

“I’m a firm believer that consumers are smart, but looking for reassurance in making the right food purchases for their families,” she continued. “And as the 70th Alice in Dairyland, I will provide Wisconsin, national and global residents the confidence to buy Wisconsin products, and share the message that makes Wisconsin agriculture so incredibly great.”

Attending the State Fair as a youth, and seeing Alice in Dairyland in action first piqued her interest in the position. When the announcement seeking applicants for the 70th Alice was made in January, she decided to apply.

“I knew that I wanted to make a difference, and I felt ready to take on this role of supporting and promoting Wisconsin agriculture,” said Siemers-Peterman.

Later this month, she will graduate from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a major in agricultural and food business management and a minor in marketing. Previously, she interned with Sassy Cow Creamery, FLM+ Advertising Agency and Land O’Lakes Inc.

Provided by Dina Pocernich

Mar 27, 2018

SnapShot Wisconsin

Susan Frett is a natural resources educator and research scientist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Office of Applied Science. Her primary responsibilities include outreach, volunteer recruitment and training for the Snapshot Wisconsin and Elk Monitoring projects. Susan received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Iowa and her Master’s degree in Environmental Conservation from the Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Snapshot Wisconsin is a volunteer based wildlife monitoring project utilizing trail cameras and volunteers.  It is the largest volunteer based trail camera network in the country and the first such project supported by a state agency.  Snapshot Wisconsin is currently recruiting trail camera hosts who have access to at least 10 acres of private land in 26 counties across the state (including Dane County) and anyone in the world with an internet connection can help classify photos from the cameras at www.snapshotwisconsin.org.  To find out more visit dnr.wi.gov Keyword: Snapshot Wisconsin


Provided by Daniel Presser

Apr 03, 2018

Club Visioning

Apr 10, 2018

Sun Prairie Rotary Foundation Review

Apr 17, 2018
Apr 17, 2018
6:45 AM – 7:15 AM

Sun Prairie Media Center

Provided by Dina Pocernich

Apr 24, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
4:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Club Visioning

May 01, 2018

Prairie Phoenix Academy

Provided by Anne Weber

May 08, 2018

Provided by John Sheehan

May 15, 2018

The RYLA Experience

May 22, 2018

Music Therapy

Provided by Kelly Whalen

May 29, 2018

Service Above Self Awards 2018

Jun 05, 2018

Club Visioning

Jun 12, 2018

Groundswell Conservancy

Groundswell was formerly the Natural Heritage Land Trust.  Jim will be talking about Groundswell's conservation work at Patrick Marsh, current projects at Patrick Marsh and Rotary's participation in numerous projects led by Groundswell.

Provided by Jeanne Behrend

Jun 19, 2018
Jun 26, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jun 30, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

District Governor Update

Meet  2018 - 2019  District 6250 Governor Bill Hoel

Bill likes to tell people he was a Rotarian before he ever joined Rotary.  He participated in a community project in 1992 which sent 400,000 pounds of food, clothing and medical supplies to a sister city in Russia – and raised all of that in 26 days.  Bill saw nearly everyone on the committee was a member of Rotary, so when he was asked later that year to join the La Crosse Rotary Club (Downtown), he readily accepted.  Bill will quickly bring up how proud he is to be a member of Rotary.  He believes no other organization allows people to perform such a wide – and deep – variety of service around the world.  In 2004, Bill led a club project that sent 240 wheelchairs to La Crosse’s sister city of Dubna, Russia.
Bill has served his club on its board, and as President in 2007.  He served ten years on the Club’s Foundation board (now known as the Rotary Works Foundation), including a term as President in 2003-2004.  He has served on the board of directors for La Crosse’s Rotary Lights holiday lighting display since 2003.  He has served District 6250 as Public Relations Chair from 2008-2011.  He has been active as a trained facilitator for the Future Vision Team project since it began in the district in 2009.  He served on district conference planning committees in 1997, 2003 and 2009, and chaired the 2012 district conference.  Bill was the emcee of the first-ever “Tri-Con” district conference in 2015.  He supports the RI Foundation, and is a Paul Harris Fellow +6.
A graduate of UW-Madison, Bill has been blessed with two great careers in his life.  He spent his first 28 years working as an award-winning  broadcast journalist in radio and television.  He reported from Somalia and Russia, among other locales.  Since1998 he has been a Financial Advisor with Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.  He acquired the CFP® certification in 2009.
Bill is pledged to work as hard as he can to build Rotary Pride in our district.  If you are proud of your Rotary Club, and of Rotary International, you will be more likely to want to share it with others!  The biggest point of pride is our campaign to end polio,  He hopes that goal is achieved  before his year as Governor.  If not, be prepared to celebrate it during 2018-19!

Bill lives in La Crosse with his wife Karen.  He is active in several community organizations, including Freedom Honor Flight (director, past President), the La Crosse Center Board of Directors, and Riverfest (past board member, 2001 Commodore).  Karen, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, is active in La Crosse’s IrishFest.  They enjoy Badger Hockey in the cold months.  Bill enjoys golf, music, and watching the local La Crosse Loggers baseball team.

Jul 10, 2018

Farewell to Sun Prairie

Jul 17, 2018

Club Assembly

Jul 24, 2018
Jul 28, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Provided by George Alexander

Jul 31, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Provided by John Belken

Aug 07, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Provided by James Bell

Aug 14, 2018