Apologies for the delay in getting your monthly cRAHnicle to your inbox! It's been another busy Rotary month!


April is Maternal and Child Health Month for Rotary International. Through Rotary projects around the world, we expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented. 
In 2018, Rotary After Hours in partnership with Matagalpa Rotary Club and Gundersen Global Partners raised over $51,450 with the help of a global grant from Rotary International to increase diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer for women in the Matagalpa Region of Nicaragua. This increase in care was achieved with professionals from Gundersen providing training to local healthcare practitioners and sourcing necessary equipment. Nicaraguans look to mothers as a leader in family life. Rotary Opens Opportunities and in this case, it means providing these women the resources to prevent a deadly disease. Interested in hearing more about this past project of ours? Lisa Kobs wrote our global grant and I'm sure would be happy to share more the next time you see her.
Switching gears, many thanks to everyone who attended RAH's sHARk Tank 2021! It was a fun night! (Read more about the meeting below and stay tuned for the winner to be announced very soon!) Our plan is to host our future club meetings in a hybrid format. Locations will vary for a bit, so be sure to look for meeting notices for details. We welcome you to join us in person or virtually, whatever your comfort level and availability allows. 
There is so much goodness packed into this month's cRAHnicle - don't stop reading til the very end!
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Hope to see you all soon,
Marissa Dickinson
Rotary Club of La Crosse-After Hours, President 2020-2021