November is Foundation Month!
At the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, GA, then-Rotary President Arch C. Klumph said: “It seems eminently proper that we should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.” 103 years later, we recognize Klumph’s idea as not only visionary, but revolutionary. It is impossible to quantify the good that has been done over the last century as a result of The Rotary Foundation. Thank you to all who support the Foundation. I don't want to steal any more of Josh's thunder so please make sure to read his cRAHnicle story below on the impact our giving to the Rotary Foundation has! If you didn't have the opportunity to join the recent Polio webinar that several D6250 Interact Clubs (the High School equivalent of Rotary) held I hope you'll find the time to watch it. They had the honor of hosting Mike McGovern, the Rotary International Polio Plus chair and Randy Sproule, District 6250 Polio Plus Chair. We are THIS close and can't give up the fight! 
October was another great month to be a RAHtarian with ten opportunities to partake in. There was something for everyone. It was awesome that so many of you took advantage of one of the many Rotary Opportunities. From cranberry bogs to a virtual run for The Good Fight, picking up trash along our Adopt-a-Highway, the District’s Vibrant Club workshop (with 8 of us in attendance!) to the dark history of downtown La Crosse and food trucks for Polio. A big thank you goes out to all our members who are helping find innovative ways to help us continue to make an IMPACT and keep Rotary FUN during the pandemic. Our hats go off to Service Committee, Programs and Socials Committee and a big shout out to Madeline Behringer for helping us raise $475 for our Polio Plus efforts. A big thank you to all of you RAHtarians who have participated and joined a club event!
The next couple of months will be equally as fun with bell ringing, remembering our good friend we lost a year ago, Dave Knutson, with a special trivia night, and our one and only Ugly Sweater 5k fundraiser coming up! And don't forget, our November social will be incorporating being thankful for local businesses that have helped our club over the years. Whether it is a restaurant or business, we have many supporters that have helped us be active in the community and internationally. "Let's Give Thanks" to them by ordering food, take out, a gift card, or any item. Please write a thank you card and include that you are a member of RAH and thanking them for their support to our club. Share a picture on this event so you can earn credit! As the winter months approach us, we are seeking new opportunities to stay connected. If you have an idea for a social, program or volunteer opportunity please let us know!
Stay healthy & well, 
Marissa Dickinson