We do good in the world and have fun doing it
While many networking and social groups exist in La Crosse, few offer the opportunity to form as deep a connection with peers and make as lasting an impact as Rotary. From fundraising, planning, and coordinating construction of classrooms in Uganda to building Little Free Libraries in La Crosse, we bring together leaders to share ideas and take action.
We work hard, but also have fun. In addition to monthly service activities and meetings, Rotary After Hours hosts multiple social events each month, allowing members to get together and celebrate our accomplishments. If you’re just looking to exchange a few cards and gain business prospects, this club is not for you.
If you’re looking to roll up your sleeves and make meaningful change in our community and the world, we hope you’ll join us.
What is Rotary?
Rotary After Hours is part of Rotary International, a global organization comprised of 34,000+ clubs worldwide. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when hearts and minds work together. Rotary leaders from countries, cultures, and occupations around the world are taking action — to enhance health, empower youth, promote peace, and improve their community. Rotary After Hours is part of this global effort. For more information visit www.rotary.org.
Board of Directors
Austin Bragg – President
Austin has been a member of Rotary After Hours since Feb 2014 and has been on the board since 2015. She is an engineer at the Trane Company and is currently a Customer Training Manager, supporting customers and sales account managers with software program training. Outside of Rotary, she enjoys playing golf, tennis, and weekends at the lake.
Keith Lease – President-Elect
Keith is a lifelong resident of La Crosse who joined Rotary in 2012. Keith transferred from the Downtown club in 2015 after attending several After Hours meetings as a visiting Rotarian. Keith is heavily involved with Rotary youth programs like RYLA and is the District 6250 Interact Co-Chairperson. He enjoys long walks on the beach and cupcakes. (not in that order)
Brandon Harris – Vice President
Brandon joined Rotary in 2016 after attending the Starting the Year with Servant Leadership event. He works in the Information Technology Services department at UW-La Crosse while serving as Chair of the University Staff Council. Brandon serves as Chair of the Foundation committee and is a member of the Membership committee in addition to his role as Vice President. When he is not working, studying, or attending Rotary events he enjoys performing shows at the La Crosse Community Theatre.
Emily Allen – Secretary
Emily joined Rotary After Hours in 2015 and works for Organic Valley as a Campus Recruitment Specialist. In her free time, Emily enjoys working out, traveling, being outdoors and anything that involves family and friends.
Liz Evans, Secretary-Elect
Liz joined Rotary After Hours in February 2015. She works at Great Rivers United Way as their Community Impact Director. In her role she gets to help local non-profit organizations do great work the community. In her free time, Liz likes to spend time camping, fishing, and paddling with her family, friends, and dog Trixie.
Brianna Manguson – Past Secretary/Director
Brianna joined Rotary in 2014 shortly after she started her career as the Wellness Coordinator for the School District of La Crosse. She joined Rotary to meet like-minded people who enjoy making a difference in the community. Outside of work and Rotary she enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and football season.
Andrew Steger, Treasurer
Andrew moved to La Crosse in 2011 to grow his career at Trust Point, Inc. and joined Rotary After Hours in 2013. He quickly realized how lucky he is to be part of a great group of people and is motivated to help serve our local community and fellow Rotarians in any way he can.
Carl Rausch – Sergeant at Arms
Carl has been a member of Rotary since (Unsure of my official date, it’s sometime after February 2016) and is currently serving his first term on the board. He also serves on the Membership Committee. Outside of Rotary, Carl works in the accounting department at La Crosse Seed headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outside with friends and family. Carl also likes to play soccer, lift weights, and travel.
Danya Bouska – Director (3 year)
Danya joined Rotary After Hours back in April of 2013 to make meaningful connections and a positive impact in the community. Outside of Rotary, Danya is a Product Manager for Quartz Health Solutions. In her free time she can be found enjoying outdoors spending time with friends and family.
Ashley Finch – Director (1 year)
Ashley is an Optometrist at Gundersen Health System. She joined Rotary in May 2017 and became a board member shortly thereafter. She is originally from Onalaska and wanted to become more involved in her community. Outside of Rotary she enjoys spending time at the lake, being active outdoors, and traveling.
Laura Hundt – Past President
Laura joined Rotary After Hours in February of 2012 and was elected to the Board of Directors that same year. Laura works at Logistics Health Inc, in La Crosse and has lived in the area her whole life. Laura has taken over the role of Service Committee Chair and is involved with our Youth Committee as the Outbound Coordinator for our exchange students. She recently moved to the country with her boyfriend and in her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, family and her dog Coach.