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All Elves Needed! Our Ugly Sweater 5k Presented by Emerj360 is this Saturday, December 3rd! 

Santa needs your help! Our Ugly Sweater 5k Presented by Emerj360 is this weekend and is RAH's' biggest fundraiser of the year! Money raised allow us to do projects in our community such as build beds for kids, buy a van for The Good Fight Community Center, do trail mainentance in Hixon Forest and SO MUCH MORE! 
Volunteer opportunities are available Thursday 12/1, Friday 12/2, Saturday 12/3 and Sunday 12/4. Please sign up to fill a need (or two!) You are also welcome to run/walk the 5k as well!

For more information, visit

“There’s the Grinch!”

Kids and parents alike shouted at the RAH float as it glided down the parade route for the opening ceremony of Rotary Lights.
Bradley Burke’s Jeep adorned with lights pulling the float captured attention and the spectators loved it. RAH members and friends danced alongside the slow procession, enjoying attention for the Ugly Sweater 5k, the promotional centerpiece of the RAH float.
When the parade arrived at the end of Riverside park, Santa counted down, the Skyrockers lit up the night with fireworks, and the lights came on. Faces lit up all around us with genuine joy. Smiling and laughing, the crowd was pleased. Thank you to all!

Brad brought bacon. RAH won the Golden Ladle. The End.

Well, there was more to it than that. The Bikers welcomed us with open arms. Scratch got us set up with electrical for our roaster pan; Karma made sure we had plenty of soup cups; Lurch made sure none of the other chefs intimidated us; and Turtle complimented us sheepishly on our presentation. Then the people came. And came back. Our Saddlebag Potato soup was so good, there were murmurs in the room about it. But with the toppings of shredded cheddar, bacon crumbles and green onion, it was great.
.... And now, the 2022 CHAMPION SOUP!
RAH must defend our Golden Ladle in 2023. Perhaps we can divide and conquer by putting together two teams, creating two soups, and keeping the championship trophy for another year! The Jaycees already told us via facebook they are coming for it. Go RAH!

We want to give a big, warm welcome our newest member, Kassie Miller!

Kassie is originally from Freedom, Wisconsin (a small town between Appleton and Green Bay, coincidentally also founding member Justin Garvey’s hometown) and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from UW-La Crosse. She now works as Fund Development Director at The Parenting Place.
Kassie enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, and crafting. In the summer especially, you can find her in the yard much of the time, checking in on her and her husband’s plants and trees. Also, her grandma taught her to crochet when she was 10 and she has been coming back to it ever since. In fact, she is  crochet instructor for people who want to learn the basics of crocheting! 
Kassie is excited to meet and spend time with people who want to make the community a better place. We think she has found the right group!

Purchase "Paddy" the Teddy Bear and Support WAFER Food Pantry

All proceeds raised from the sale of "Paddy" the Rotary Lights Teddy Bear will go WAFER for the renovation of their new food pantry. These limited addition bears can be purchased for $20 each at one of the following locations

November is Rotary Foundation Month


After Hours has a YouTube Channel!

Were you unable to attend a meeting and want to catch up on what you missed out on? Several of our club meetings have been recorded and are stored on our Rotary After Hours YouTube Channel! Subscribe to our channel so you don't miss any of our future videos.
After Hours Membership

Active Members: 55 

Welcome to our Newest Members:

  • Kassie Miller

Members leaving us:

  • Brian Richardson

Rotary Attendance:

  • October: 35%

Challenge: We often have visitors that are considering joining our club!  Rotary International President Jennifer Jones says it all begins with an invitation. Continue inviting friends, family and those members of the community you interact with or meet who would be great additions to Rotary After Hours! 

Member Birthdays
Kristin Swartz
March 10
Lori Francis
March 20
Cullan Lucas
March 31
Join Date
Aaron Miller
March 2, 2011
12 years
Danielle Rathke
March 2, 2011
12 years
Dustin Luecke
March 2, 2016
7 years
John Brevik
March 2, 2011
12 years
Justin Garvey
March 2, 2011
12 years
Lori Francis
March 2, 2011
12 years
Marissa Dickinson
March 2, 2016
7 years
Ryan Born
March 2, 2011
12 years
Shane Stuhr
March 2, 2011
12 years
Ben Addington
March 7, 2014
9 years
Brianna Boehm
March 19, 2019
4 years
Board Minutes
October 2022 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Photo Albums

Youth Exchange 2022-23
Club Meetings 2022-23
Service 2022-23
Social 2022-23
Ugly Sweater 2021
Rotary Lights 2021
Paul Harris Fellow Recipients
Club Information
After Hours meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 
5:30-6pm - Networking/social
6-7pm - Club meeting/program
Meeting Location:
The Main - An Event Space
422 Main Street, La Crosse WI
Parking: surrounding streets, in nearby ramps, or in the State Bank parking lot.
A meeting fee of $10-12 will be collected.
*A virtual option to join will most always be made available
RAH service and social opportunities vary each month - check out the upcoming events below to learn more! 
Upcoming Events
RAH 3/28 Club Meeting: Rick Kyte
The Main - An Event Space
Mar 28, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Service Committee Meeting
The Main Event Space
Mar 28, 2023 5:45 PM
First Robotics Competition- Seven Rivers Regional
Mar 29, 2023 – Apr 01, 2023
Membership Committee Meeting
Mar 28, 2023 7:00 PM
Pints for Polio Fundraiser & Social Event
Big Al's Pizza
Mar 30, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RAH Pints for Polio NO BEER and NA Registration
Big Al's
Mar 30, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Series
Cargill Room
Apr 06, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
RAH 4/11 Meeting: Rotary Lights Check Night
The Main- an Event Space
Apr 11, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
RAH Youth Committee Meeting
Apr 18, 2023
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Highway Clean Up and Social Fox Hollow
Hwy B/Fox Hollow
Apr 20, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
View entire list
Board of Directors & Officers
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary Elect
1-Year Director
3-Year Director 20/21
Membership Chair
Public Image Chair
Service Projects
Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor