Welcome to the Rotary Club of Eau Claire


Half Way Through 2023-24
 
This year started off with the Rotary Club of Eau Claire Morning merging into the Rotary Club of Eau Claire. By summer's end Chippewa Valley After Hours club had merged into the original Rotary Club of Eau Claire.
 
Other highlights to date:
  • Grant partner Rotary Club of Accra-East purchased 50 mobile cervical cancer treatment devices and presented them to Catholic Hospital-Battor to launch the Rotary International Foundation project "Protecting Women from Cervical Cancer in Ghana" 
  • Purchased and assembled Thanksgiving meals for 48 local families in need. 
  • Granted awards to local agencies to ship school supplies to Liberia, purchase holiday gifts for foster families, and support the American Red Cross Northwest Chapter Heroes Breakfast.
  • Agreed to sponsor outbound exchange student for 2024-25
  • Improved the Fairway Trail near Boyd Park by cutting down old lilac bushes and removing brush
  • Listened and learned from a couple dozen community, business, and education leaders at weekly club meetings
  • Socialized at Riverbend Winery and Holiday gathering
Shown, left to right: Assistant Governor and club member Steve Nick, Rotary Club of Chippewa Falls President Carmi Simonson, District 6250 Governor Michelle McGrath, and Club President Patrick Thoney. 

$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 Clubs of Eau Claire and Accra-East raised $70,000 to purchase cervical cancer treatment devices for use in rural communities in Ghana. These devices were delivered to the Cervical Center Prevention and Training Centre at Catholic Hospital, Battor, Gahan in September 2023.
 
This project has the potential to treat more than 10,000 women over the next 5 years. 
 
Photo: Delivery of cervical cancer treatments devices to Catholic Hospital Battor. 
 

Club News
These are exciting times. The Rotary Club of Eau Claire now includes the former Rotary Club of Eau Claire Morning and Chippewa Valley After Hours Club Members. The merger of the Morning, Noon, and After Hours 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.   
 

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
2023 Holiday social

Speakers
Mark Broses
Jun 27, 2024
Rotary Exchange experience to Poland
Todd Restel
Aug 22, 2024
District 6250 Governor Visit