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Rotary Gathering 6/15/16

Kim and Bastian

Bastian Sommer & Kim Dudek

Thank you to all who helped at Wannigan Days!  And a big Thank You to Woody McBride who coordinates the entire Wannigan Days celebration.  Many people have mentioned how spectacular the Fire Work were, WOW and POW!

Warren gave a mini history lesson on our wonderful past exchange students (inbound and outbound).  One of them, from 2007-2008, was Kim Dudek who is staying with Terry and spoke about what the experience meant to her and what she is doing now.  She also brought her boyfriend, Bastian Sommer, who was her beau when she was an exchange student!

It was wonderful for the entire club to connect with Kim again, and we are so grateful that she came to visit us.  She will travel another two weeks throughout the USA and return back to Germany in early July.  Best wishes to her and Bastian!

Save the date for the Changing of the Guards party — July 19 — at Cheryl Johnson’s house.

Rotary Gathering 5/25/16

Even with the rain… it was a beautiful day to gather together.  We paid tribute to all those who have served in the military, including several of our Rotary members.  Thank you!

Warren White was our program today.  He shared the mission and information about the Water Tower Food Shelf in St. Croix Falls.  It was started up in 1990 with the vision of one of our own Rotary members at the time, Don Doane.  Now it feeds anywhere from 450 to 600 people per month!  Great job.SOM Jessica Bjerke

Jessica Bjerke, Osceola Senior and May Student of the Month, is the Rotary Ethics Essay contest winner with her paper on “Ethics in Healthcare.”  Congratulations Jessica on your Rotary scholarship!  Jessica is pictured on the right with Gary LaMirande, our Rotary Club’s Vocational Chair.  Thanks to Gary for coordinating this.

Frances KerberSome sad news is that Fran Kerber has decided to retire from the club.  She is such an inspiration to all of us with her wisdom and wit.  Personally, I love her philosophy on life: “All life is a gift from God, embrace it.”  Fran welcomes visitors so please don’t be shy.  We will miss seeing you every Wednesday Fran, but you will remain in our hearts as a valued Rotarian friend always (and you are welcome to visit us any time!).

Other announcements included information on the upcoming Wannigan Days events.  Please sign up to help.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Deadline is June 3.  Thanks Rebecca for being the contact and donating all the printing for these!

Car Raffle tickets were passed out and ready to sell.  If you’d like to buy out your share just talk to Warren and he has some deals for you, otherwise… get selling.

I’ll leave you with a little quote, “Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences.”

Wannigan Day 2014 – Presented by SCF Rotary

Wannigan Days has moved to a new weekend! June 13-15, 2014

The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls is the #1 Sponsor of Wannigan, the Summer Festival in St. Croix Falls, WI and Taylors Falls, MN. Come join the fun and enjoy entertainment for the whole family!

The Rotary Club will have their beverage, located on the overlook next to the main stage tent. There will be pop, water, beer, and other specialty beverages for your enjoyment.

There will be entertainment on the main stage throughout the day and events up and down main street.

The Annual parade starts at 6pm and Fireworks will begin at Dusk!

2014 Wannigan Days Schedule

Louie Anderson is coming to St. Croix Falls on July 16, 2011 at 8pm!

Louie Anderson is coming to St. Croix Falls on July 16, 2011 at 8pm!

Meet & Greet – at Festival Theatre following parade then to Thompson Parkway for the show.

Download Louie Anderson Poster.

Louie Anderson is a Minnesota born comedian that has done everything from appearances on TV shows like Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and David Letterman, to major film roles in “Coming to America” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Most recently, Anderson is known for his role as the host of the wildly popular TV show “Family Feud.” Louie is also a best selling author and has recently finished his newest book on family, THE F WORD, HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR FAMILY. Now he is traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do, Stand Up Comedy.

Tickets Available at:
Festival Theatre (SCF): 715-483-3387
Indian Creek Winery & Grill (SCF): 715-483-2829
or online at:

  • All ticket Sales Benefit Historic Festival Theatre in Downtown St Croix Falls.
  • All Beer & Wine sales benefit the Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls.

Advance Tickets
$35 – General Admission
$50 – Reserved Admission: Includes “Meet and Greet” with Louie before the show

Weekly Meetings
The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls meets every Wednesday at 12:00 PM in the Riverbend Conference Center at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center.
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