Welcome to the Rotary Club of Eau Claire

$70,000 grant awarded to improve women's health in Ghana
The Rotary Club of Eau Claire has joined with the Rotary Club of Accra-East to help fight cervical cancer in Ghana. The two clubs were recently awarded at $70,000 grant from Rotary International to purchase cervical cancer treatment devices. These devices will be used in rural communities 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. 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! The bridge shines every night and every season. Individuals and orgnaizations 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.

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.

Dustyn Dubuque
Jun 01, 2023 12:00 PM
1860s base ball -- Menomonie Blue Caps
Dr. William "Bill" Klish
Jun 08, 2023 12:00 PM
Rotary International Foundation
Kelly Christianson
Jun 15, 2023 12:00 PM
2023 Alice Report
Crystal Halvorson
Jun 22, 2023
Menomonie Market Food Coop