Welcome to the Rotary Club of Eau Claire

Changing of the Guard 2023-24
The Rotary Club of Eau Claire held its annual "Recognition and Installation Celebration" aka "Changing of the Guard," on June 27, 2023. The evening program included installation of new officers, recognition of Paul Harris Fellows, and remarks by outgoing and incoming presidents. Past President Carrie Ronnander summarized the year that was while President Thoney discussed the year that will be. Accomplishments from 2022-23 included:
  • sponsorship of inbound international exchange student Lenny Wats
  • approval and start of Rotary International Foundation project "Protecting Women from Cervical Cancer in Ghana" 
  • scholarships to six area high school students to pursue post-secondary education
  • growth in club meeting attendance and club membership 
  • new website and monthly newsletter
  • merger with the Eau Claire Morning Rotary Club
Shown here is President Thoney thanking Past President Ronnander for her year of service.

Club News
These are exciting times. Effective June 30, 2023, the Rotary Club of Eau Claire includes the former Rotary Club of Eau Claire Morning members. The merger of the Noon and Morning clubs bring together members dedicated to "Service Above Self." The merger makes it easier to pool resources from both clubs and focus these resources toward community projects. It also offers greater service and social opportunities for members of both clubs.

Rotary Youth Exchange
The Rotary Club of Eau Claire hosted a student from Belgium during the 2022-23 school year. Lenny arrived in late August and immediately joined the high school varsity soccer team.  See the photos below for highlights of Lenny's year in Eau Claire. Lenny shared these photos at the last club meeting he attended on June 8, 2023.   

$70,000 grant awarded to improve women's health in Ghana
Cervical cancer is the second leading cancer death for women in Ghana. New technology has made it possible to screen and treat women for cervical cancer in unserved and underserved communities. The Rotary Club of Eau Claire and Rotary Club of Accra-East were recently awarded a $70,000 grant from Rotary International to purchase cervical cancer treatment devices. These devices will be used in rural communities in Ghana.
This project 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! The bridge shines every night and every season. Individuals and organizations can also reserve the bridge to shine in colors of their choice.
Select the links below to learn more about the project and how to light the bridge in your colors.

Installation of 2023-24 club officers
Member mingle bingo
2022 Holiday social

David Minor
Oct 05, 2023
At EC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB: President & CEO, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
Kristen Norgaard and Rachel Downs
Oct 12, 2023 12:00 PM
at EC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, Financial Education Manager and Supervisor
Craig Shuler
Oct 19, 2023
Karl Hoesly
Oct 26, 2023 12:00 PM
at EC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, President, Xcel Energy - Wisconsin and Michigan
Chapin Turner
Nov 02, 2023
at EC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, Owner, Eau Claire Barber College
Michelle McGrath, Ed. D
Nov 14, 2023 12:00 PM
at THE VEIW LAKE WISSOTA Rotary 6250 District Governor Vist