Bill & Karen Hoel

2001 Commodore

Bill Hoel and First Mate Karen Hoel

Commodore Career: Broadcast News/Financial Advisor Commodore Date of Birth: March 20
Commodore Hometown: La Crosse, WI
First Mate Career: Emergency Services/Teaching

First Mate Date of Birth: June 28

Hometown: La Crosse, WI

Date of Marriage: 1972

Commodore Hobbies and Interests: Golf, reading, Badger hockey, Rotary.

Commodore Community Involvement: Rotary,
La Crosse Center Board, Gateway Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (past board, District Chair), La Crosse Public Education Foundation, Bethany St. Joseph Corp. Board, FCC, La Crosse Youth Initiative, La Crosse-Dubna Friendship Assoc., Oktoberfest, Riverfest, MS Walk, Big Brothers Big Sisters, La Crosse Skyrockers, Coulee Council on AODA, CMN, United Way, Freedom Honor Flight, Irishfest, Past District Governor of Rotary District 6250.

First Mate Hobbies and Interests: Genealogy, reading, knitting, political activism, Badger hockey, disaster preparedness/emergency management.

First Mate Community Involvement: New Horizons, United Way, La Crosse Community Theatre, WEA, Airfest, Genealogy Assoc., La Crosse Library, La Crosse County Historical Society, Oktoberfest, UW-L Alumni Assoc., Riverfest, Irishfest, Freedom Honor Flight, Peace Corps, League of Women Voters.

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