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Del Congos de Uvita Costa Rica baby! –
Imagine sandy beaches, tropical splendor, luxurious accommodations! This all can be yours! The Auction item is for 1 week stay at a luxurious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, mansion in Uvita area of Costa Rica. Million dollar Pacific ocean view from a custom built home with largest infinity edge pool in Uvita Area and less than 1/2 mile as the Toucan flies from the Ocean. Privacy on over 13 acres with 35 foot waterfall and only 2.5 miles to shopping, restaurants and bank plus added security of staff living on grounds in another house. The 3,500 sf Kincaid design home has the most incredible ocean views from every room including master suite shower. Home is surrounded by exotic gardens with over 500 tropical flowering plants and fruit trees. All furniture is custom made ,several wood carvings ,custom Italian Tile work throughout. Grounds and house are meticulously maintained by our maid/gardener/security guard. A guest house that could sleep an additional 4 persons is available for additional cost. Check it out at You Tube- https://youtu.be/e_dQVzwfX2I . Truly an amazing opportunity! Scott Ryan
GOURMET CAKES- One of many delectable gourmet cakes can be yours, if the price is right. These are way more better than your mama's and not the usual 'cake walk' fare. Choose from Red Velvet, Almond Raspberry, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Lemon Poppyseed or Dark Chocolate Strawberry. Can’t decide on which one? Maybe you want to buy two! Plates and forks are included so eat it here or take it home to enjoy! Judy McHugh
PARTY TO GO -How about a fun night with you and 9 friends? We arrive with libations and hot and cold appetizers. We bring the basics and mixes, plastic cups, plates, napkins, silverware and serving dishes and clean up the kitchen when we are done. You just provide the place and the guests. Let us do the rest. (4 hour limit). Bev Rott, Cory Berget, and Jason Munz
FOOD NETWORK STARS ITALIAN FEAST FOR SIX.- A complete four course Italian dinner for 8 using exceptional recipes from five different TV personalities. This evening will begin by enjoying a bowl of Mario Batali’s Italian Chicken Soup, followed by Barefoot Contessa’s Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad. Tyler Florence’s Braised Beef Braciole will be served alongside of Giada De Laurentiis’ baked Orzo. The dinner will be completed by serving Sandra Lee’s Kahlua Tiramisu. Complimentary wines will be included. The evening will conclude with some Rotarian fellowship while sipping some ice cold Limon cello liqueur. Truly an evening to remember! Jim Spencer
SMOKING WHISKEY WEEKEND-Whiskey and Cigars!!! How much better can it get? A few of us got together and asked what would make the best guys weekend ever? After excluding all illegal or immoral ideas, we were left with two things: really good whiskey and really good cigars. The winner of this item will receive premium whiskey from 3 different countries, a selection fine medium bodied cigars and accessories. Designed to be shared with a few really good friends, although you might just want to hole up and enjoy it all yourself! Adam Fleis, Tom Knobloch, Art and Vicki Lyons
10 TASTES OF PERU- For 6-8 people. All of the recipes were brought back from our three trips to set- up and evaluate the Holmen Area Rotary Club’s water project in Peru. Tasty, yet exotic full menu of Peruvian delicacies! Next best thing to being there. Nancy and Dean McHugh
LET ME MOW YOUR LAWN ALL SUMMER- A Holmen Rotarian will take care of mowing your lawn in the La Crosse, Holmen or Onalaska area for three consecutive months this summer. You decide on the months and leave it up to Scott. Maximum yard size 1 acre. (Service includes lawn equipment, fuel and labor.) Scott Ryan
MOTHERS CAR SPA DAY- Car beat up after a winter of slush and snow? A Holmen Rotarian will wash, polish and wax your car, SUV, van, or pick-up (no semi's please), clean the tires and wheels, wash the windows, vacuum up the Cheetos from between the seats and clean and treat the leather/vinyl. All using high quality MOTHERS California Gold wash, clay, polish, wax, tire/wheel cleaner, upholstery solutions and equipment. The winner gets to go home with any of the remaining MOTHERS products. Bob Buck
SALSA GARDEN- You don’t have to climb the wall to Mexico for great salsa! You can grow and make your own. Barry and Kristin Gardeners (M and M) Extraordinaire will come to your home and build a 4X4 raised bed garden that includes; organic composted soil, tomato plants, mild and hot pepper plants, cilantro and onions. Everything right in your back yard required to make fantastically fresh salsa! Barry Miller and Kristin Mueller
BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE LIMO CRUISE WITH COCKTAILS - (For those 21 and over) For you and 6+ of your friends, a luxury Limo, stocked with your choice of cocktails for the evening! (Really- no one has to get married to bid on this) . Barry Ploessl
THE EASE OF ELEGANCE DINNER- Arrive in casual dress but dine in elegance. Dinner, drinks, and lots of fun and laughter for six. The evening will begin outdoors by the fireplace with homemade margaritas and tasty hors d' oeuvres. Later we'll gather in the dining room to continue your evening with a gourmet meal, wine and, of course, a scrumptious dessert. When the evening does end, you won't be going home empty handed as you'll be taking home any leftovers and a special dessert, made just for you. This way you'll be able to enjoy the same great food the next day and remember just how much fun you and your friends had over at my home. Jackie Jensen-Utz
KILLER DRONE SESSION- Get High Def video and pics of your home, wedding, party, construction site, BBQ, family reunion, etc. from the air! The possibilities are endless! Up to 4 hours includes travel and set up. This is our $1000.00 pkg. We provide HD video or pictures with the very best equipment on the market (DGI Phantom4- Samsung Gear 360 camera for Virtual Reality). You get a digital file of all the filming. If you “BUILD A WALL” we will fly over it!! By Bigshot studios. James Gross
WINE BUY- Buy a cork, match it to a bottle and take that bottle home!. Larry Bodin
WINE TOUR- Chris Butler
Bucket Raffle Items
Attorney Services – Will, Durable Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney- $100/min Sonja Davig.
Fine Art by Art Anderson- Two beautiful prints perfect for any office, study or living room. Edward Davig.
Bloody Mary Basket- All the fixins for truly phenomenal Bloody Mary. Matt Cromheecke
“Take a look at Holmen Basket” – Locally sourced items for a truly amazing experience. Nancy Proctor
Coloring Book Basket – Coloring Book Basket – Children and adult coloring books that will keep you and yours entertained for hours. Justin Bodin
Pamper Me Basket- Basket of goodies to make you feel good. Peg Knobloch and Sue Maline
Quilt by Michelle Henderson - Hours of hard work are clearly evident in this beautiful hand made work of art. Donated by Art and Vickie Lyons daughter, Michelle Henderson
Brewer Basket- Your favorite Wisconsin Baseball team items and tickets.
Golf Lovers Basket- Get ready for warm weather! A basketful of golf goodies guaranteed to take strokes off your game (or at least make you feel like a pro!) Kathy ReinoltPIES - no, not squirrel pie but pie to die for(no foolin!) and 4 doz. Homemade, best ever choc chip cookies. Scott Marshall
- MARCH 17-18th - World Famous Travis Clark (Multi-Award winning Clark Crew BBQ from Yukon OK) Cooking Class - (Didn't make it? - It was Awesome! - next time )
- APRIL 29th - First Steak Cookoff Association Judge's Class - Become a Judge- taste all the different entries!
- June 23rd - Kids Q Competition, GrillMasters/PitMasters, Steak Cook-off, Dave Rogers Blues Band, The Retro Specz
- June 24th - Pulled Pork Competition, VIP Rib Competition, Kansas City Barbeque Society State Championship, Stand-Alone Backyard Cook-Off, Mystery Ingredient Competition, Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball, The Blue Olives
A video compilation by Holmen Rotary member Steve Johnston and his company the WOW Factory. The video shows many of the successful projects of our Rotary club including Peru Biosand Water Filters, Student Exchange, Holmen Police K-9 unit, E-cycle, Halfway Park Clock, and Holmen High School Interact Club. We meet 7am Wednesdays at Holmen Village Hall. Come join us. We need your help to change our community and our world.
Come join us at Holmen Area Rotary where we help with projects like these to make our community and our world a better place.
While many folks are starting the second half of their calendar year on July 1, the Holmen Area Rotary Club is beginning their fiscal year. Not only is July 1 the first day of Rotary’s fiscal year, this date marks the beginning of this relatively young club’s 10th Anniversary Year.
The Holmen Area Rotary club consists of approximately 35 members, including business owners, community leaders, retirees and spouses, school administration, insurance, financial advisors, real estate brokers and many more unique classifications.
Rotary represents greater than 1.2mm individuals around the world, making them the largest single service organization in the world. Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self” but can readily be described in six words: Join Leaders, Share Ideas and Take Action. Speaking of Taking Action, “Our club is very active both locally and internationally”, exclaimed Adam Fleis, the club’s president during the 10th Anniversary year.
Community projects completed/ongoing include Holmen’s Hope Community Dinner, Spring Community clean up, Highway 35 road-side clean-up, a 4-sided clock located in Halfway Creek Park, purchase of a Holmen Police K-9 Dog, Camp Decorah Boy Scout Camp restoration, Summer lunches in the Park, Respect Retreat and STRIVE Program (Holmen High School mentorship programs), as well as Holmen High School Scholarships, just to mention a few of the local community projects this club has accomplished in its nine years. And community projects are not all this club does annually. “We host over a half dozen ‘social events’ throughout the year at various venues to promote comradery and to have good fellowship”, remarked Bryan Helgeson, club appointed social director. “One project we are currently working on and are excited to say are very close to finalizing the fundraising portion of the project is our Deerwood Park shelter”, Helgeson went on to say. This will be a $40,000 shelter project and will be donated to the Village of Holmen.
Internationally, this club has supported several clean water projects in multiple villages in Peru as well as a central water system and private family restrooms in another community. These projects are accomplished through collaboration with Water Missions International in one instance and directly through a local Rotary Club in Lima Peru by providing education and funding for the construction of Bio Sand Filters. “Clean water is something we all take for granted”, indicated Dean McHugh, Rotary District 6250 District Governor and club member, “and now, villages in Peru have experienced what it is to be able to drink a glass of water without concern for contamination”. Outside of clean water in Peru, our club has assisted in providing financing to purchase a cow for a community school facility in Kenya. And another international project is our ongoing support for both incoming and outgoing foreign exchange students at the high school level.
“So the projects just described do not just happen,” Fleis said, “the club accomplishes these projects primarily through three annual fundraising events – a Club Member Service Auction in the Spring, Rock ‘n Ribs Competition in the Summer and a Green Bay Packer Raffle in the Fall.”
Rotary has a Foundation that all clubs and individual members support financially. The funds received by the Rotary Foundation are used for many goodwill projects around the world, the eradication of Polio being the primary project. However, a portion of those funds are redirected back to area clubs in the form of Grants to support various club projects. As a result of this club’s fundraising, collaboration with other clubs financial supporting our international projects in collaboration, coupled with grant funds received from the Rotary Foundation, the Holmen Area Rotary Club has raised and supported nearly $250,000 worth of projects in our community and internationally.
If you have a desire to “Join Leaders, Share Ideas and Take Action”, please join other like-minded individuals for a hot breakfast every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Holmen Village Community Room or visit our website at homenarearotary.org.
We look forward to seeing and/or hearing from you.
Holmen Rotarians who were in Lima, Peru this last week to check the status of past and ongoing Biosand Water Filter projects were able to parlay their trip into a preliminary meeting on what they hope will be their next clean water project. Holmen Rotary representatives met with Juan Simon, a representative of Water Missions International. We are in the process of submitting a grant request to Rotary International in the amount of $70,000. The grant would fund a centralized water filtration and distribution system, as well as 100 latrines for the community of 2,400 people.
Holmen Rotary provides water and sanitation facilities to the rehabilitation of an old dining hall, which itself was a Rotary project some 75 years ago.