President Andrew Bakkum and over 20 members from the Rotary Club of La Crosse joined the regular CVRC  ZOOM meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and presented a fabulous program on the community of La Crosse and their Rotary club.  They are a vibrant and active Rotary club with over 180 members and serve a beautiful community that they showcased with video and PowerPoint presentations.  Many members of both clubs stayed after the meeting to ask questions and start new friendships.
 
Our President, Dave Handy, and about 17 members of CVRC attended the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of  La Crosse on Thursday, March 25, 2021 where a total of 91 participated in the ZOOM meeting.  Our members were warmly welcomed and individually introduced to the meeting, and shared the experience of larger club meeting, and the efficient meeting managed by President Andy.  A presentation by video and PowerPoint was shared by Dave Handy   which highlighted the beauty of the Creston Valley and the accomplishments of Creston Valley Rotary Club.  It was well received by our new Rotarian friends, and another time of Q & A followed the regular meeting.
 
Both clubs and members unanimously agreed that our connection in the virtual experience is only the beginning of a long-term relationship between our clubs...and that a TRUE ROAD TRIP and Club Friendship Exchange is in the future.  Thanks 
 
Both meetings in their entirely can be viewed on the links below.  The club presentations are about 15-20 minutes into the meeting recordings.
 
Creston Valley Rotary Club meeting - March 23, 2021 -  https://youtu.be/0BRqVE-8ucI
 
Rotary Club of La Crosse meeting - March 25, 2021 -  need to access ZOOM recording and here is the link and the PASSWORD.
 
The La Crosse meeting can also be viewed on the private unlisted postings at https://youtu.be/AaS0OQNnk1Y  (Rotary Club of La Crosse) and  https://youtu.be/qF6yOcI7ye4 (Creston Valley Rotary Club)....and for the Creston program presentation...start at the 18:00 minute mark.