Welcome to the Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls WI-Taylors Falls MN

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We make positive changes in our community and the world.  Our club members share a passion for community service and friendship. Rotary connects you with a diverse
group who share a passion to give back. Join us!
The SCT/TF Rotary Club  9-hole disc golf course in St. Croix Falls
      In the summer of 2018, the TF/SCF Rotary Club built a 9-hole disc golf course on park land on the north side of St. Croix Falls.  The disc course is adjacent to the Wooly Bike Trail and Ice Age Bike Trail, just north of Jerusalem Pond.
      The course was designed by Wade White, alumni of St. Croix Falls High School and son of Rotarian Warren White.  Wade is a disc golf enthusiast, and he has played on disc golf courses all over the world.  With that extensive experience, he had a pretty good idea of what would make the most creative and challenging course.               
      Wade took the lead in providing most of the initial work on the course, and the local Rotary Club members pitched to assist for some of the finishing work.  You can check out the video of Wade's story by clicking the link below.
SCF Rotary Donates Disc Golf discs to SCF High!
Rotary Donates Disc Golf Discs to SCF High!
 
On Monday Sept 16, members of the SCF Rotary Club met with  SCF High Physical Education students to present 40 disc golf discs to the physical education department.  SCF alumni and 
and disc golf course creator Wade White was also on hand to demonstrate some disc golf basics. 
 
Rotary Club plans expansion for SCF Rotary Disc Golf Course
The Rotary Disc Golf Course has been very popular with local disc golf enthusiasts as well as disc golfers from miles away.  While the course was more or less shut down for the winter, your local Rotary Club has been busy planning to expand this nine-hole course to an 18-hole course.
Warren White has been leading this project.  He has had meetings with the major stakeholders in this project, which include the City of St. Croix Falls, the Wooly Bike Club and the Ice Age Trail Association.  The Club hopes to get all the necessary approvals soon, and start the expansion work in the spring of 2021.  To get all the details on this project, how it affects stakeholders and to see the proposed expansion areas, click on the link below.
Rotary supports local and international charities and service projects. Here are three (of many!)
Crystal Ball Farms on Osceola has been an entity that our club has supported for many years. 
Prior to COVID, our members would assist with their annual open house for special needs children.
Every year our Club financially assists other Clubs within our Rotary District to provide relief or benevolence projects all around the world!
In recent years our Club has helped to fund benevolence or relief projects in Kosovo, Costa Rico, Turkey, India and Haiti, to name just a few.
The St. Croix Falls Feed Shelf has been another charities that we financially support.  Here President Tom Meister presents a check to the Food Shelf ffor $298.83.  Pictured L to R: Susan Sexauer, Tom Meister, Sharon Asp (Food Shelf Executive Director) and Sharon McQuillan.
Rotary offers plenty of opportunities for service to our community!
When a Bike across Wisconsin group needed a watering hole at the end of their daily trek, the Rotary Club stepped up to the task!  The Club sold water, pop and beer to thirsty riders, and then donated the proceeds to a local charity
There are plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty (or paint covered) in our Club.  Dawn M. came straight from her banking job (note the name tag) to assist with painting the fence in a downtown pocket park.
This multi-generational work crew just finished grooming the fairways of the SCF Rotary Disc Golf Course.  Our Rotary Club is family-friendly, and we welcome the opportunity to work with our youth.
Rotary recognizes "Students of the Month"
from St. Croix Falls and Osceola High Schools
Each month, our local Rotary Club recognizes a student from the St. Croix Falls and Osceola High Schools as the Student of the Month.  The students are picked by school faculty, and the qualifications are the students must
exhibit the qualities of the Rotary Four Way Test.
The Rotary Four Way Test of the things we Rotarians think, say and do asks:
Is is the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and friendships?
Will it be beneficial for all concerned?
All of the Rotary Students of the Month are eligible to enter an annual essay contest, telling how they experienced an event where they had to apply the Four Way Test.  One winner is picked from each high school.  Winners receive a check for $500.
Expand your friend network: meet and make new friends from all over the world!
Each year our Club hosts at least one (and sometimes two) Rotary Youth Exchange students.  We've hosted students from Japan, Kosovo, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, France, Bolivia, Poland, Philippines, Denmark, Germany,  Italy, Finland, China, South Africa, Slovakia, France, Spain, Argentina, and Indonesia!
Through the Rotary Group Exchange, we met fellow Rotarians from Israel.  They stayed with local families, and we enjoyed learning about their customs and traditions.
Our Club also hosts outbound Rotary Exchange students.  This gives local students the opportunity to stay with Rotary Families abroad for nine months.