Rotary Club of Chippewa Falls Wisconsin      
                                                                             

WELCOME TO THE CHIPPEWA FALLS ROTARY CLUB 

WHERE SERVICE IS ABOVE SELF
 
Rotary International, is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Our club was founded on April 5, 1950 and is one of over 34,000 clubs in 200 countries throughout the world, with over 1.2 million members. If you would like to hang out with a fun group of men and women who serve their local and international community, consider joining our club.
 
2023-2024 Club President
Carmi Simonson
 
Welcome to Rotary!!  It is my privilege to be president for the 2023-2024 Rotary year.  Our club of over 40 community leaders meets weekly at noon to enjoy fellowship and most importantly to promote "Service Above Self".  The Rotary Club of Chippewa Falls has accomplished some amazing things over the years.  Internationally we have helped fund 2 different major water projects in Bolivia.  Locally, we give grants to numerous charities every year such as Feed My People, The Boys and Girls Club, Agnes Table, and more.  We have built a tiny house that is located in Hope Village here in Chippewa Falls.   I'm so proud of what we have accomplished and I'm even more excited about the future.  Rotary has shown me how much good there is in the world and I am proud to be a part of an organization that truly makes the world a better place.  Come and join us!!  
 
Club News
Rotarian in the News!    
 
Please take a moment to watch the video below and find out from Mark Broses how the Chippewa Falls Rotary Club teamed up with the Rotary Club in Tunari (Bolivia) and why.  
 
Spirit of Christmas of Chippewa County
On Tuesday, Jan. 16th our guest speaker, Glen Zwiefelhofer reminded us of the Spirit of Christmas even after the Holiday is over.     We certainly have a great community.   Thank you, Glen and the crew at Spirit of Christmas of Chippewa County for all you do.   
 
Rotary Holiday Party
Our Holiday party took place on December 19th at The View.   Along with some games & singing, we were entertained by the Chippewa Falls High School Wire Choir and Director Molly Nordin.   What an amazing show of talent.    Thank you to everyone who attended.
Agnes' Table
On October 19th and November 21st, several Rotarians Volunteered at Agnes' Table in Chippewa Falls.  It's a great way to help our community and build relationships!    To learn more about Agnes Table click the link below.
 
Thinking about Volunteering?
                   Agnes' Table has open volunteer hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7am-2pm.  Just show up and help out.    Or thinking about helping out in the evening?  Don't have a group to volunteer with on Tuesday or Thursday, not a problem!  Look for open volunteer nights on Agnes' Table Facebook page or click the link below.
 
 
 
 
Food Prep Group
Menu
Food Servers (with a smile)
Here is what 1700 dozen roses looks like (to bad it's not a scratch n' stiff).    Thank you DJ's Mart for letting us camp out there for a few days
The 38th Annual Rose Day!   
 
Thank you for supporting our local Chippewa Falls Rotary Club by purchasing roses and/or volunteering.    With your support, we are able to provide over $20,000 to local non-profit organizations!!!!
 
Visit from our District Governor 
Michelle McGrath
 
It's always great to hear from our Governor Michelle McGrath and Assistant Governor, Stephen Nick.    Thank you for joining us and sharing insight from the District level.   
 
Message from Michelle:
 
"As we enter the month that we celebrate our blessings – THANK YOU for all you are doing to create impact, extend our reach, engage your members, and adapt in the process.  The journey is more vibrant with YOU on it.  A couple of weeks ago, my journey was blessed with a stop at Rotary Headquarters to continue our visioning and engage in fellowship.  When you are given the opportunity to sit in the “seat” where it all happens with RI President, Gordon, you say YES, quickly followed by THANK YOU. Rotary is at the top of my blessings always.  I hope it is for you as well."
Assistant Governor - Stephen Nick
Chippewa President - Carmi Simonson
District Governor - Michelle McGrath
Eau Claire Rotary President - Patrick Thoney
Harmony Court Downtown Chippewa Falls
Our Chippewa Falls Foundation Group and other volunteer Rotarians have done a great job making this community space shine!    
In memory of the Chippewa Falls High School band members that were lost in a terrible bus accident. 
Location:  Downtown Chippewa Falls
Bring a Guest to Rotary 
What a great meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10th!
 
We enjoyed hearing everything Rotary from our speaker and Chippewa Falls Club Rotarian Beth Kalata.   Awesome job Beth!
 
Another Chippewa Falls Club Rotarian, Mark Broses, shared with us the amazing work Rotarian Volunteers are doing in Cochabamba.  A city in Bolivia located in the Andes mountain valley.   Here they are saving lives with multiple projects including clean water.    Thank you for everything you do Mark!!
 
Not only did we have a number of quests, but we were also visited by our Assistant District Governor, Steve Nick.
United Way Day of Caring
 
Several Rotarians participated in the United Way Day of Caring.   What a fun time creating a colorful and fun play area at the Family Resource Center in Chippewa Falls.     A special thank you to United Way for the opportunity (and donuts), and The Family Resource Center for the tour, snacks, and beverages.  
 
 
 
 
 
Highway Clean Up
 
Adopt a Highway?   Yes, The Rotary Club of Chippewa Falls adopted the portion of  Highway 124 in Chippewa Falls from S to B.   Two times a year (Spring & Fall) Rotarians pull together and keep it clean.    Sometimes we are surprised by what we find........
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