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 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. 

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

Peggy Halvorsen
Nov 30, 2023
at EC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, Teamwork Africa
Thomas Barland
Dec 07, 2023
at EC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, Teamwork Africa, Pearl Harbor