Posted by Brenda Weiss on Nov 09, 2018


La Crosse RYE Holiday Party Weekend


 December 7th through December 9th

Hosted by:

La Crosse Area Rotary Clubs

Friday Drop Off Time:

Friday arrive at the Onalaska Public Library, at 5:30 pm, 741 Oak Ave S, Onalaska, WI

Friday Activities:

Local families will host out-of-town students. Families will provided dinner and breakfast.

Saturday Drop Off Time:

Saturday arrive at Noon at South Lanes Pizza, 4107 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse, WI

Saturday Activities:

  • Noon - Pizza at South Lanes Pizza
  • 1 – 3 pm – Bowling
  • Volunteering at the Ugly Sweater 5K
  • 5 pm - Participating in the Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk
  • Evening – Volunteer and enjoy the Rotary Holiday Lights
  • 9 pm - Holiday Party at the Boys & Girls Club (Please bring a gift to exchange not to exceed $25 – Inbounds would be great if you have something from your country.)

Sunday Activities:

7:30 - 8 am Wake-up, pack and dress

8:30 am Breakfast provided by local Rotary Club 10:00 am Pick up

Sunday Pick Up Location:

Terry Erickson Boys & Girls Club, 1331 Clinton Street, La

Crosse, WI

Sunday Pick Up Time:

10:00 am

The weekend is MANDATORY for Inbound Students and OPTIONAL for our new outbound students.  If any Inbound Student has a conflict, please contact Jan Bonsett-Veal (608-576-7508) or Bill Pritchard (608-780-2637).  If you have questions, contact Brenda Weiss (608-212-8750) or Bill Pritchard.

This will be a fun weekend spending time with your RYE family and making new Rotary friends.  We also will be enjoying the great outdoors and chances are that it will be quite cold.  Please bring warm clothing.  Ask your host family to help you if you are not sure what to bring. 

What you will need for the weekend:

  • Warm clothing including coat, hat, gloves, and warm shoes.
  • Sleeping bag and pillow (you will be sleeping on the floor on Saturday)
  • A gift to exchange (not exceed $25)
  • Toiletries
  • Pajamas



Jan Bonsett-Veal, Chairperson,

Judy Steinhauer, Administrative Coordinator,

Bill Pritchard, Inbound Coordinator,

Tammi Richmond, Assistant Inbound

Toni Pabon, Outbound

Ann Oberle, Outbound

Brenda Weiss, Trainer, Information Coordinator & Registrar,

Posted by Toni Pabon on Sep 01, 2018
If you are thinking about going on exchange with Rotary, your next opportunity will be for the school year of 2019-20.  We are now accepting applications for 2019-20 school year.


  • Not YOUNGER than 15.5 on August 1, 2019
  • Not OLDER than 18.5 on August 1, 2019
  • A minimum of 2.75 GPA or student ranking in the top 50% of class
Interested in Going Abroad? Toni Pabon 2018-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
Class of 2018-19 Outbounds Toni Pabon 2018-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Toni Pabon on Apr 04, 2018
Outbound Homework Assignment #3:  The Book Review due date has been postponed from April 17 to May 15th.  Students will receive the book at orientation.
Image result for the exchange student's guide to survival
Homework #3 Book Review Postponed Toni Pabon 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Toni Pabon on Jan 21, 2018
The weekend date has been changed from March 9 - 11 to March 2 - 4.  Please update your calendar.  Registration information will be sent out early February.   This event is MANDATORY for INBOUNDS and OPTIONAL for OUTBOUNDS.  
For more information about this event visit:
Weekend in LaCrosse - DATE CHANGE! Toni Pabon 2018-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Toni Pabon on Nov 17, 2017
Completed applications are due by November 25, 2017.  Applications submitted after this date may jeopardize your country priorities and selections.
Below is the application checklist.  Please send us your documents ASAP.  Completed documents can be mailed to Ann Oberle. 
Online Application Submitted
School Reference Link Sent
School Reference Complete
Country Selection Sent
 Country Priorities
Medical Report Received
Dental Report Received
Signed Rules
Guranatee Form
Languate Profiency Letter
Host Family Referal*
Split Family Notarized Form
Birth Certificate
Copy of Passport*
Payment 1 recevied
Photo Release
Signed Financial Agreement
*We can process your application without this document, but you still need to submit them ASAP.
Mail To:
Ann Oberle
1068 Chandler Lane
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
  • DATES are in European Format:          DD/MM/YYYY
  • TYPE as much as you can!  Handwritten documents from doctors and dentists are accepted, but pre-type the page as much as possible.
If you have any questions about your application, please contact us. 
Best Regards,
Toni Pabon
Outbound Co-Coordinator
Rotary Club of Sun Prairie
(C) 608-628-7306
Ann Oberle
Outbound Co-Coordinator
Rotary Club of Sun Prairie
(C) 608-347-1266
Completed Applications are Due Nov 25 Toni Pabon 2017-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Toni Pabon on Oct 22, 2017
District Outbound Interviews are Sunday, November 5, 2o17.  This is a mandatory event for future outbound students.  If you cannot attend this date, please contact Toni Pabon ASAP.  

PLEASE R.S.V.P. for an interview session by Friday, October 27!  CLICK HERE to RSVP your spot.

  • MORNING SESSION 8:30 - 11:30
  • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00 - 4:30
The Outbound Calendar has been set for 2018.  Please review the dates carefully.  If you have any conflicts with MANDATORY dates, please contact Toni Pabon ASAP.
The Financial Agreement has been finalized for 2018-19 students.  There are no changes to the fees compared to Last Year.  REMINDER:  First payment of $600 is due at the Interviews on November 5th.  Please review the costs carefully.  Mandatory meetings are included in the Flat Fee, however, if parents are required to attend, the Flat Fee only covers one parent, not two.  If two parents attend a meeting, you are expected to pay the cost for the 2nd parent.
PARENTS:  Please bring a signed copy of the Photo Release Form to the Interviews.  
STUDENTS:  Please bring copies of your Supplemental Documents (completed or partially completed).  
We look forward to seeing you at the Interviews!
The District 6250 Outbound Co-Coordinators
Toni Pabon
Ann Oberle
Sarah Flanagan
Updates for Outbounds 2018-19 Toni Pabon 2017-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Toni Pabon on Apr 14, 2017
Below is information for District Conference May 12-14, 2017 in LaCrosse, WI. 
CHECK-IN:  Students should arrive no later than 4:00 pm on Friday.  Check-in starts at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 12 at La Crosse Center.  Student room assignments will be given out during check-in.  Please arrive by 4:00 pm.
Students are expected to stay at the La Crosse Center Friday and Saturday night.  If you cannot stay overnight, you will need to get approval prior to the event from the Richmond’s (outbounds) or Bill Pritchard (inbounds).  There will be 4 students assigned per room.  Inbounds and outbounds will be paired together based on countries. 
Students excused on Saturday should plan on staying through Saturday Lunch.  There is a GREAT speaker during lunch on Saturday.  You don’t want to miss her presentation.  Barbara Nieviadonski is a past outbound exchange student from Brazil to Germany and she will talk about “Exchange - A year in the life.”
Dress for the orientation sessions is casual.  However, Rotary blazers and dress clothing should be worn to the Saturday night dinner.  Hotel has a pool.
OUTBOUND STUDENTS AND PARENTS:  Attendance for the outbound student is mandatory, but parent attendance is optional. 
Students do not have to pay additional fees, but they must register so we have head counts for meals and such.  This event has been pre-paid as part of the program feeRotary will book your student’s room at Radisson Hotel La Crosse based on the registration options selected. Additionally, parents must make their personal hotel arrangements directly themselves.  
DISTRICT YOUTH EXCHANGE OFFICERS & INBOUND STUDENTS:  Inbound Students are REQUIRED to attend!  YEO's - you are responsible for registering your inbound students.  Please make certain he/she has transportation to and from the conference.  Please make sure your Inbound is registered by the deadline. 
For more information about the conference, please visit:
** A detailed agenda for all students will be sent soon **
District Conference Toni Pabon 2017-04-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Emy Andino on Nov 24, 2016

Happy thanksgiving to all of you! I am so grateful that each one of you is here and I want you to know how grateful I am to be your Inbound Coordinator! I send you all a big hug and can't wait to see you again soon!!!

Maria Emilia Andino
Happy Thanksgiving Emy Andino 2016-11-24 06:00:00Z 0


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