Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change –
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Registration is Open! Join us January 21st, 2023 for a great opportunity for any Rotarian to participate in our Vibrant Club Workshop. New this year: join us for an online session or attend in person in La Crosse. 
Meet our Global Grant Recipient Karissa Bjonstad
Please meet our District 6250 Global Scholar Recipient, Karissa Bjornstad.  She is from Holmen, Wisconsin, where the Rotary Club there is sponsoring her.  Karissa presented information about Global Scholars to the Holmen Club before she left for the United Kingdom this summer.  Also, the UK Club where she is hosted and the Holmen Club have met virtually to get to know one another. 
Karissa graduated from UW-LaCrosse and is now living in Oxford, England.  She is an example of the good work that District 6250 and Rotary International Foundation monies support people who will change the world. 
Free Ukrainian/Polish Children's Book Downloads
The tales of ‘Ola, Boris and their New Friends’ and ‘Ola and Boris Go to School’ arose out of a heartfelt urge to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people who had to abandon their country because of war. The message these books convey is universal and would be an excellent read for any child you know.

Digital copies of both books are available FREE here:

Make Your Year End Contributions Soon!
Planning on making a year end contribution to The Rotary Foundation? If so, make that contribution as soon as possible so staff can process all the donations by the end of the year. Keep reading for more information and clear and simple instructions of ways to make your donation.
Grant Management Seminars Announced

Under the provisions of the Rotary Foundation’s program, club’s desiring to participate in the grant program must be certified.  Part of that certification process is attendance at a Rotary Grant Management Seminar (GMS). District 6250 will offer three Grant Management Seminars:

Clubs need only have one representation at one of the two sessions however it is recommended that the club president-elect and foundation chair both attend the GMS meeting.
At the GMS you will learn:
  • How to successfully manage a Rotary Foundation grant.
  • Foundation stewardship expectations
  • How to prepare clubs to implement the memorandum of understanding
  • How to qualify your club to receive Rotary Foundation grant funds.
Community Service Video Challenge
District Community Service Chair, Andy Bakkum, shares an exciting new opportunity to share your Community Service projects, tell some stories and be recognized for a job well done! Click on the image above to learn about District 6250 Community Service Video Challenge!
December is the time to share food, family, friends, and Rotary
And we share greetings.  Annual letters, cards, e-cards, phone calls… Consider adding a mention of Rotary when you send your greetings this year.
Maybe your friends, co-workers and family members have heard you talk about Rotary, but maybe they haven’t. Experience shows us that sharing Rotary will build goodwill and better friendships, and as an added bonus will increase awareness of the organization we care so much about.
Thank you all, and please have a safe, happy, healthy season.
Lynn Perez-Hewitt
Public Image Chair, District 6250
Friendship Exchange – India 2023
Key Details:
  • District 6250 travel to 3170 … February 4 to 14, 2023.  District 3170 to 6250 … June 10-20, 2023.  There are visa requirements in both directions, but it can be done simply on line. 
  • Travel to Mumbai(Bombay), then inland to their district. We will move in their district to visit parts of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.
  • Maximum of 12 interested Rotarians, spouses and/or family members. Express your interest early!
  • Trip Leader 6250:  Rotarian David Clemens, who was an exchange student to Goa in 1971, and has traveled to this area five times. Please contact Dave Clemens, if interested, at, or text to 608-408-8941.
More info available here at our Friendship Exchange Page!
RI Convention – Melbourne, Australia!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Rotary International Conference set for Melbourne, Australia - May 27-31, 2023. Melbourne, the sparkling second city of Australia, is a vibrant hub of art, sports, and cuisine. Rotary members, participants, and supporters from around the world are invited to Imagine What's Next and explore the possibilities for Rotary's future.

Presidents Leadership Series – Session 2
Dec 21, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Governor Elect Training
Orlando, Florida
Jan 08, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
Vibrant Club Workshop
Zoom or LaCrosse WI
Jan 21, 2023
Grant Management Seminar Session #1
Jan 28, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Team Training 2023
Holy Wisdom Monastery
Feb 10, 2023 5:00 PM –
Feb 11, 2023 3:00 PM
Rotary 6250 | Board Meeting | February
Holy Wisdom Monastery
Feb 11, 2023
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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