Hudson Daybreak Rotary, Fire Dept. Want Your Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are in our phones, laptops, tablets, even electric toothbrushes. The lithium-ions are becoming more prevalent as battery types such as alkaline fall out of style — and these new, chargeable batteries present waste and fire hazards. Hudson Daybreak Rotary and the city’s fire department have a solution: the two formed a Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling, where area residents can turn in their devices with lithium-ion batteries they no longer use on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hudson Fire Department. 
Hudson Daybreak Rotary, Fire Dept. Want Your Lithium-Ion Batteries Jack White 2024-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

We Are A Golden Rule Club

"The Rotary way works! But Rotary has no patent on it, for it is but the Golden Rule in action. Any person, any nation, can apply it by displacing negative hatred and fear with goodwill based upon understanding.” – Paul Harris, Founder of Rotary
We Are A Golden Rule Club 2024-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Hudson Daybreak Rotary's Car Raffle Raises over $50k Kaitlyn Doolittle 2023-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
At Hilltop Pumpkin Party and Rotary Halloween Parade, 'there’s just so much to do' Jack White 2023-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
2023 Rotary Car Raffle Winners Announced 2023-10-13 05:00:00Z 0 Community,Fundraiser,Youth

Car Raffle Fundraiser to Begin 

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After a one-year break, the Hudson Daybreak Rotary Car Raffle will be kicking off at Booster Days. Since 2005, the car raffle has been one of the largest fundraising engines in the Hudson community, raising over $420,000. Put on by the Hudson Daybreak Rotary — an organization committed to improving youth opportunities — much of the money raised has gone to enhancing education, youth athletics and more.

Car Raffle Fundraiser to Begin Caleb Fravel 2023-06-29 05:00:00Z 0 Community,Fundraiser,Youth

Rotarians build ‘clean’ stoves in Guatemala

Traditional cooking

In Julianna’s kitchen, a pot of dried corn bubbles over open flames. Her makeshift stove is a wood table fireproofed with layers of dried mud. For Guatemalan women like Julianna, the days begin and end with crackling flames that spew ash and blacken the corrugated metal walls. 

Cooking is the primary job of indigenous women in the country’s villages.

And it’s killing them. 

Rotarians build ‘clean’ stoves in Guatemala Shelley Tougas 2023-02-09 06:00:00Z 0 Environment,Volunteer

Host a Youth Exchange Student

Curious about hosting an Exchange Student? Hear from local families as they share their experiences hosting students from around the world.
Contact us for more information about becoming a host family for the 2022/23 school year!
Host a Youth Exchange Student 2022-05-27 05:00:00Z 0 Youth,exchange

Arbor Day celebrated at Hudson High School with tree planting

The Hudson School District, Daybreak Rotary and the city partnered to plant six St. Croix elm trees, donated by Rotary, at the high school on Arbor Day, Friday, April 29.
About 100 high school students joined their Sustainability Club peers, advised by Lance Hovland, to plant the trees on the disc golf course.  
This story was written by Hannah Coyle, Hudson Star Observer. Click the read more button below the photo to see the full story.
Photo by Hannah Coyle
Arbor Day celebrated at Hudson High School with tree planting  Hannah Coyle, Hudson Star Observer 2022-04-29 05:00:00Z 0 Community,Environment,Youth

Rotary donates $24,000 to food bank

The Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club donated $24,021 to the St. Croix Valley Food Bank to help serve the more than 45 pantries, shelters and backpack programs in St. Croix, Polk, Pierce and Burnett counties. 

“We are just so grateful for community support,” Food Bank Executive Director Ann Searles said. 

This donation will help the mobile pop-up pantries the food bank uses to reach rural, impoverished communities in western Wisconsin.  

This story was written by Hannah Coyle, Hudson Star Observer. Continue reading the full story by clicking the Read More button under the photo.


Rotary donates $24,000 to food bank 2022-03-08 06:00:00Z 0 Community,Grants

We Are a ShelterBox Hero Club

1.6 million people have been sheltered since 2000, and our Club help them reached people in need. COVID 19 has not stopped their efforts, our help has provided aid to over 87,000 people so far in 2020. Hudson Daybreak Rotary has received ShelterBox HERO recognition for Rotary Year 2019-2020.

ShelterBox HERO Award

We Are a ShelterBox Hero Club 2020-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

Our First Hybrid Meeting

Exciting news for our Club! After 3 months of zoom meetings, it was great to have the first-ever hybrid Hudson Daybreak Rotary meeting in the new pavilion at the YMCA in Hudson.
Chris Wood presided over his last meeting as club president and handed the gavel over to our new Club President, Ruth Petermann. Our virtual guest was past District Governor Kyle Haugen.
Member will now have these two options for attending meetings moving forward, which will help those who may travel or have work conflicts stay connected. Great opportunities are ahead!
Interested in attending a meeting in person, or via zoom? Contact us for more information.
Our First Hybrid Meeting Tricia Christiansen 2020-06-10 05:00:00Z 0 Meeting
Volunteering at John Coughlin Food Resource Center Tricia Christiansen 2020-04-19 05:00:00Z 0 Community,Volunteer


 Hudson, WI August 19, 2019– Members of the Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club gathered in North Hudson over the weekend to enjoy Pepper Fest.  On Sunday the official winner of the Mustang, in partnership with Hudson Ford, was drawn.  Pepper Fest Grand Marshall, Anita Stillwell, had the honors of drawing the winning ticket which was purchased by Karla Siedow of North Hudson.  A second ticket was draw for second prize, which was for $1,000, was a ticket purchased by Gregorio Buenrrostro of Hudson.    
MUSTANG WINNER ANNOUNCED AT PEPPER FEST 2019-08-20 05:00:00Z 0 Community,Fundraiser
Hudson Rotary Clubs Honor Hudson High School Seniors  2019-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Student plans second service trip to Guatemala 2019-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
Thank You! 2018-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
Exchange student shares thoughts on Hudson stay 2018-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Daybreak Rotary Announces New Leadership 2018-08-13 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Visit Guatemala To Help Build Stoves 2018-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
'TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING 2017-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Hudson Welcomes Exchange Student 2017-09-03 05:00:00Z 0