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The Ugly Sweater 5k Presented by Emerj360 is in the books!

Thanks to all who came out and ran, walked and/or volunteered or just showed up to cheer. We had over 400 registrations and a record amount of sponsorships this year. Money raised from the Ugly Sweater 5k allows us to do great things and projects in our community. (Start thinking about Shark Tank 2023 projects to pitch!)
There are so many thank you's to give, but we'd be remiss to share a huge thank you to James Murray for his leadership and great work as event chair. James tirelessly worked for months to ensure it was a successful event for our club and participants, even recruiting his family to help throughout. Next time you see him, make sure to thank him. No doubt the stress added some greys to help with his Santa beard for next Christmas!
Thank you also to Brad Burke, Brandon Harris and Neil Weiser for being the lead men for course logistics. Those were a lot of cold hours spent outside all weekend! It takes an army to pull it off and we appreciate everyone who lended a hand. 
Of course, our annual tradition of celebrating with cold drinks (and warm toes) at Howie's on La Crosse continued! ❤️🎄🍻
Check out all of our UGS5k event photos!

It was a holly, jolly Rudolph party volunteering at Rotary Lights!

Over 3 million lights, carriage rides, s'mores and 5 million food items collected the past 28 years! Rotary Lights, is the crown jewel of La Crosse from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve. Rotary After Hours volunteered at the park and witnessed the sheer joy and generosity of those who visited. Over 3,000 volunteers supply the people power to make the festivities in Riverside Park happen year after year. ☃️🎄❄️
News 19's Roger Staffaroni went live from Rotary Lights as it entered the home stretch for 2022. How many RAHtarians do you count?

Get Ready! March is Membership Month in the House of RAH!

Why did you join Rotary? Was it:

  • To get more involved in your community through volunteering opportunities?
  • Meet new amazing like-minded people?
  • Learn to be a better leader?
OR maybe it was to
  • Expand your network?
All great reasons and your inclination to join is most likely different than mine. The uniqe and great thing about Rotary After Hours (RAH), is that the club offers something for everyone! You can stick to what brings you purpose and passion, or you can do everything on RAH's calendar.

Socials - yep! ✔️
Networking - you bet! ✔️✔️
Service - it's what we do (a lot of!) ✔️✔️✔️

March will be a special month of RAH activities welcoming new and prospective members and encouraging those we haven't seen in awhile to come hang out! You are encouraged to share an inite, or two, or three, or ten with someone outside the club to help RAH grow and increase the impact we can make in our world. Stay tuned for incentives and inner club competition details for those that bring the most guests to check out RAH.

The March events will all be ones you won't want to miss! More information and sign-ups to come.


Friday, March 3rd - Rotary Etiquette Dinner at Pogreba's (SOCIAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)
Our kick-off to RAH March Membership Month!
Please join Rotary After Hours for a three course meal with etiquette instructor Janie Morgan.
Learn how to present a professional image while dining with employers and colleagues.
We encourage your to join with significant others, friends, a co worker or ask a potential member to sign up! (Those of us that did this several years ago are still talking about how fun it was - don't miss your chance to attend!) 
*Business professional dress or formal attire required.
Registration and payment required by Friday, February 24th
$45.00 per person including tax/gratuity. A portion of the cost has been paid by Membership Committee.
RAH Members can sign up themselves and guests on our direct link with payment.

Tuesday, March 14th - Club Meeting featuring, Rick Kyte (PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)

Rick Kyte is the Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University. Rick teaches a variety of courses dealing with ethical issues in business, health care, law, politics, and the environment. He has published and lectured widely on topics related to justice, forgiveness, virtue, and the meaning of life.

Saturday, March 18th - Hixon Forest Trail Work  (VOLUNTEER/SERVICE)

Come help clean up the bike and hiking trails in Hixon Forest. 


Tuesday, March 28th - Club Meeting Featuring Vocationals From Our Own Members! (NETWORKING)

Some of our favorite meetings are Vocational meetings! We learn more about our amazing members - a look into their lives, what they love to do and why they chose to live a life of service above self through Rotary and other channels.

Thursday, March 30th - Pints for Polio (SOCIAL)

Time & Location TBD

Check out our website: or send us a message for more information.



We Are Seeking Nominations for Rotary After Hours' Next Board of Directors!

This includes self-nominations by individuals interested in serving on our board. The survey is anonymous. It's a great way to see the more intricate workings of the club and become better friends with some great RAHtarians. Check out the Top 10 Reasons you should consider joining!
or use the QR Code:


Nominations will be accepted through the end of the day on Friday, February 10th. 

The 2023 - 2024 RAH Board of Directors will assume roles  July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. The board meets for an hour each month (currently the 1st Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 pm). 

2023-2024 Open Board Positions:

  • President-Elect (3-year term)

  • President-Elect Nominee (4-year term)

  • Treasurer-Elect (2-year term total; 1 year as Treasurer-Elect, followed by 1 year as Treasurer)

  • Sergeant-at-Arms (1-year term)

  • Director (1-year term)

  • Secretary-Elect (2-year term total; 1-year as Secretary-Elect, followed by 1 year as Secretary)

Important Dates:
  • February 10: Nominations due

  • February 10-April 30: Candidate and position conversations via the Election Committee

  • May 9: 2023-2024 Club Board presented to the club membership for vote

  • July 1: New Rotary year kicks off and the new board is welcomed!

Questions? Email RAH Secretary at: or reach out to Ashley!

Welcome to the World Baby Everett!

Congratulations to Mandy and Brian Richardson on the arrival of their sweet little Everett Arthur Richardson!
He was born on November 23rd, 2022 weighing in at 7 lbs, 5.5 oz.

Sending love and blessings to the Richardson family.


After Hours Membership

Active Members: 53

Welcome to our Newest Members:

  • Kassie Miller

Members leaving us:

  • Brady Lowe
  • Ryan Riebel

Rotary Attendance:

  • November: 56%

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
Stefanie Kline
February 10
James Murray
February 11
Meg Puckhaber
February 27
Join Date
Eileen McGuine
February 2, 2021
2 years
Liz Evans
February 18, 2015
8 years
Jeremy Moritz
February 28, 2012
11 years
Laura Lee
February 28, 2012
11 years
Board Minutes
December 2022 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Photo Albums

Youth Exchange 2022-23
Club Meetings 2022-23
Service 2022-23
Social 2022-23
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
Rotary Leadership Series: "Issues and Development in Global Climate Conditions
Online or In Person at the Waterfront Cargill Room
Feb 09, 2023
12:05 PM - 12:35 PM
RAH Volunteer Event: Galentine's Day Brunch
La Crosse Country Club
Feb 11, 2023
6:00 AM – 11:30 AM
RAH Club Meeting:7 Rivers Cardiac Arrest Education
The Main- an Event Space
Feb 14, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
RAH Service Event: Monday Meals
Trinity Lutheran Church
Feb 20, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
RAH Youth Committee Meeting
Feb 21, 2023
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
RAH Social - Ski and Trivia Night at Mt. La Crosse
Mt. La Crosse
Feb 23, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Service Committee Meeting
The Main Event Space
Feb 28, 2023 5:45 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Feb 28, 2023 7:00 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