Welcome to the Rotary Club of Eau Claire


International Project in Progress
Cervical cancer is the second leading cancer death for women in Ghana. The Rotary Club of Eau Claire has joined with the Rotary Club of Accra-East in Ghana to help change that statistic.
 
New technology has made it possible to screen and treat women for cervical cancer in unserved and underserved communities. Dr. Kofi Effah, Director of the Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre at Catholic Hospital, Battor has been leading these efforts in Ghana. This project with the Rotary Club of Accra-East supports this work and has the potential to treat more than 10,000 women over the next 5 years. 
 
Photo: Nurses at Catholic Hospital, Battor learning how to screen and detect cervical cancer. Courtesy Catholic Hospital, Battor.
 

Rotary Lights Bridge
 
The Rotary Club of Eau Claire spearheaded the project to bring lights to the Phoenix Park Bridge in Eau Claire. What a success it has been! 
 
Sponsor a night on the bridge. You can pick out the color and honor an organization or individual. This is also a great way to highlight school and family events. 
 
Rotary Club of Eau Claire is very proud of our Rotary Lights Bridge.
 
Photo used with permission by photographer Tina Ecker.
 
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International Youth Exchange 2022-23
This school year the club is sponsoring inbound student Lenny W. Lenny is from Belgium and is attending Memorial High School. He joined the high school soccer team almost immediatelly upon arrival and found success on the pitch (Lenny was the captain of his soccer team at home in Belgium). At the end of the soccer season, Lenny was named to the Big River Conference Honorable Mention list. He plans to play tennis in the spring. Some goals while in the United States -- attend an NBA game, go downhill skiing, visit Hawaii.
Lenny arrived in Minneapolis on August 22 and was greeted by club Youth Exchange Officer Steve Nick and host parents Ann & Rusty Brand.
Playing soccer for Memorial Old Abes
Lenny sharing info about himself and Belgium at a club meeting.

Rotary Year 2022-23 Update
 
Carrie Ronnander was installed as Club President in late June 2022. She's shown here with District Governor Ben Bauer.
 
The focus of the first six months has been to continue the good work of Past President Char Gurney. This includes building on a partnership with the Rotary Club of Accra-East in Ghana to submit a Global Grant Project "Protecting Women from Cervical Cancer in Ghana, Africa." 
 
The other major club accomplishments to report are a new website and membership growth.

Speakers
Club Officers
Feb 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Sunem Beaton-Garcia
Feb 16, 2023
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Mary Jane Thomsen
Feb 23, 2023
Local Blood Collections & Blood Supply
Rod Eslinger
Mar 09, 2023
Eau Claire County, Rural Broadband
Dr. Heidi Eliopoulos
Mar 16, 2023
Altoona School District
Joe Radske
Apr 13, 2023 12:00 PM
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