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    Members may attend some events at no charge.


    Online registration is open to all (members and non-members).

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    Thank you to all who helped deliver Rotary Lights program brochures to advertising businesses during the last two weeks of November. Also to those members who helped decorate and remove decorations from LIR’s tree at Riverside Park. Names to be included in next issue of this newsletter. ~ Bob Perlock, LIR Rotary Lights Liaison

    2016 SPRING OPPORTUNITIES

    Topics to interest both current LIR members and non-members as well! Members may attend most any of these events at no charge; however, you need to register in advance, as these classes fill very quickly!

    Lunch Bunch

    (All dates are Thursdays at noon)

    If you are interested in meeting friends, old and new, good food and casual conversation, check out the dates and locations below. Lunch and transportation will be on your own and pre-registration is not required. Be sure to invite a friend! Reminders will not be sent.

    May 19 | Famous Dave's
    Jun 16 | Huck Finn's 

    LIR-wildflowersWildflowers of Springtime 

    May 6, 2016 | 10 a.m.-noon | Myrick Park Center, Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse | LIR members - $15

    Jon Cowan, WisCorp Naturalist, Volunteer

    Remember the childhood wonder of finding and picking a whole bouquet of flowers and dandelions for Mom? Join experienced naturalist, Jon Cowan, in discovering the beauty and the variety of the wild flowers of Hixon Forest. Jon is a naturalist, retired from the US National Park Service. 

    UPDATE: LIR Spring Annual Meeting

    May 17, 2016 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Valhalla Carwright Center, UWL | LIR Members - $12

    In memory of Dr. W. Carl Wimberly, the LIR Annual Breakfast Meeting will be held in his honor.

    His accomplishments were many during his career at UW-La Crosse and continued into his retirement. Carl was a founding father of LIR and the recipient of the Burt and Norma Altman LIR Distinguished Service Award. He also was a past president, and an active curriculum committee member. 

    For those of you who knew him, we invite you to share a few words at the beginning of the meeting.  

     

    Plan to attend and bring a friend! Join other LIR members for a brief business meeting and opportunity to visit with one another. There will also be a brief presentation by one of La Crosse’s finest police officers.

    As we prepare for the upcoming Spring Annual Meeting we are looking for nominations for LIR Officers for the 2016-17 year. If you or someone that you know is interested in being on the ballot, please contact Jan Olson or Sally Olson to have your name included. The open offices include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, although we are accepting nominations for all positions on the board.

    We are looking for additional members to sit on the Curriculum Committee and the Promotion/Membership Committee!

    Wisconsin Association of Lifelong Learner's (WALL) Conference

    September 7-9, 2016

    Planning for the WALL Conference to be held in La Crosse in the fall of 2016 is now underway. Become a member of the committee by contacting Karen McGarvey: kmcgarvey@uwlax.edu!

    WALL website!


    LOOKING AHEAD

    LIR-wolf

    As we prepare for the upcoming Spring Annual Meeting we are looking for nominations for LIR Officers for the 2016-17 year. If you or someone that you know is interested in being on the ballot, please contact Jan Olson or Sally Olson to have your name included. The open offices include President, Secretary and Treasurer, although we are accepting nominations for all positions on the board.

    Look for a  class about Wolves and their status in Wisconsin to be coming soon!