Posted by Bob Spencer on Oct 01, 2019
The second Youth Exchange Cultural Celebration will take place on Thursday, November 7th, 5:30-8:30 pm and is hosted by the Coulee Region Youth Exchange Council (CRYEC)!  We are asking you to be an active partner in our mission to support the Youth Exchange students that spend their year in the Coulee Region by sponsoring our event.
The CRYEC has been hard at work planning an event that will give you a chance to learn about our Youth Exchange students and their home countries.  The students have hand-picked recipes that represent their culture and are working with local chefs to let you sample their “comfort food.”  It will be held at the La Crosse Club, to ensure an intimate setting and allow you an opportunity to interact with the students.  We’ve set a fundraising goal of $5,000 for this event.
We have students from Austria, Brazil, Germany and Hungary this year.  As part of their year with our Rotary Clubs, they’re given great opportunities to travel around the United States.  Funds raised from this event will assist the students with paying for the two week trip in June.  Most students take on odd jobs as they spend the year to assist with their fundraising.   Our event will allow them to focus on their experience with our clubs instead of figuring out how to raise the funds on their own.
Hosting this event is very exciting for the CRYEC, as it’s one of a kind.  We hope you will consider being part of our success through a sponsorship.  Information regarding available sponsorship opportunities and marketing benefits at each level are enclosed. We would be honored to have your confidence and partnership.
The Rotary Works Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. If you have any questions or would like to become a sponsor, please don’t hesitate to contact us at We look forward to speaking with you more regarding your participation.
Youth Exchange Cultural Celebration Sponsorship Levels
West Coast - $300
Includes: Name/Logo printed in event program and on digital slide show, one event ticket and verbal recognition during the event.
The West Coast trip is the prime trip to go on for Youth Exchange students.  It includes Disneyland, California Adventure Park, Rodeo Drive, the Kodak Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Stopping at Universal Studios, as well as the attractions at the unique Santa Monica Pier, and San Francisco, the students stay busy!  But, that’s not all, they also see the Grand Canyon, experience outdoor activities at Yosemite Park and spend a fun day at San Diego's Mission Beach.  There are two full coach busses full of students that make memories to last a lifetime.
East Coast - $200
Includes: Name/Logo printed in event program and on digital slide show and one event ticket.
The East Coast tour starts with a visit to Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  From there the students go to Washington DC and see the White House, the US Capitol, and many of the monuments.  Niagara Falls, Six Flags amusement park, and the wonderful and diverse city of Boston are also on the agenda.  Students get to walk through the concrete jungle of New York City and experience the United Nations Headquarters, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, a Broadway show and much more!  One final stop in Seaside Heights, New Jersey to try their luck on the boardwalk rounds out a busy two weeks of new experiences.
Grand Rapids - $100
Includes: Name and Logo printed in event program.
Grand Rapids, MI is where the students end their experience with Central States Rotary Youth Exchange.  They share a few days with the other inbound students who just lived a year they’ll never forget, with the outbound students who are gearing up for their year abroad.  This visit to Michigan signifies a year spent in a new country and the sharing and finalizing of those memories.
Youth Exchange Cultural Celebration Planning Committee