Welcome to the Rotary Club of Eau Claire


Changing of the Guard 2024-25
 
The Rotary Club of Eau Claire held its annual "Recognition and Installation Celebration" aka "Changing of the Guard," on June 18, 2024. The evening program included installation of new officers, recognition of Paul Harris Fellows, and remarks by outgoing and incoming presidents. Past President Patrick Thoney while President TJ Atkins discussed the year that will be. Accomplishments from 2023-24 included:
 
  • Merger with Chippewa Valley After Hours Club. With last year's merger with Rotary Club of Eau Claire Morning, we are a now 3-in-1
  • Thanksgiving-in-a-Box to more than 50 families in need
  • Shipment of blackboards and school supplies to a school in Liberia, Africa
  • Scholarships to six area high school students to pursue post-secondary education
  • $3,000 in grants to local non-profits
  • $1,471 gifts to Eau Claire Area School District Homeless program
Read President TJ Atkins incoming speech here.
 
Left: President Atkins thanking Past President Thoney for his year of service.

$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 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.

Rainworks Project 2024
American Red Cross Gift, 2024
2023 Holiday social

Speakers
Scott Wuerch
Jul 18, 2024 12:00 PM
Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley
Ryan Ludy
Jul 25, 2024
Executive Director, United Way of the Chippewa Valley
Andy Neborak
Aug 01, 2024 12:00 PM
Business, Service, and Rotary
BJ Hollars
Aug 08, 2024 12:00 PM
Wisconsin for Kennedy book
Phil Swiler
Aug 15, 2024 12:00 PM
Valley Sports Academy
Todd Restel
Aug 22, 2024
District 6250 Governor Visit