Posted on Jan 03, 2020
Happy New Year! We reflect on 2019 and look forward to bringing more hope, health, and happiness to others in 2020.

Some of After Hours’ highlights and favorite moments from 2019 include:

· Building racks for The Coulee Region Sled Hockey team’s sleds

· Touring the Weber Center for the Performing Arts & The Coulee Recovery Center

· Restocking Hamilton’s Free Little Pantry

· Hosting our 2nd Annual Beer Tasting event to raise money for Polio eradication

· Participating in Aptiv’s “Game On”

· Traveling to Mexico for the instillation of 5 water purifiers we funded, so that over 2,000 students can have access to clean water

· Cheering on (and laughing so hard at) Nicky Douche & AC Riley at a joint wrestling social with Rotary East.

· Being inspired and reminded why we continue to show up by Tom Thibodeau at our ‘Continuing the Year with Servant Leadership’ event

· Volunteering in Upper Hixon Forest; helping to maintain our trail system, remove invasive species and fixing up the butterfly garden

· Serving as counselors at RYLA, supporting the leadership training and being role models for young people

· Past President Keith Lease’s epic departure at his last meeting as pRAHsident

· Pounding stakes, zip tying and assembling the Riverfest fencing

· Attending a luncheon with Rotary International Director, Stephanie Urchick and hearing about the history of women in Rotary

· Saying goodbye to our Youth Exchange student Miki (from Poland) and welcoming Hagen (from Austria)

· Cheering on the La Crosse Loggers at a summer social

· Honoring Laura Lee as our Rotarian of the Year

· Raising $4,300 at our Mini Masters Youth Exchange fundraiser

· Celebrating with area Rotarians at the Pints for Polio event

· Planning and packing meals at iFeed

· Game nights at the Harris household

· Eating dishes of our area Youth Exchange students at the Cultural Celebration

· Ringing the bells for the Salvation Army

· Our Ugly Sweater 5k and all its merriment!

... Plus SO much more!

Thank you to all those who have helped or joined in on our efforts to improve our community & the world! Cheers to more great things in 2020!