Posted by Dustin Luecke
RAH seeks to embrace Rotary International's new presidential challenge
As featured in the July issue of The Rotarian magazine, new RI president Mark Daniel Maloney describes himself as a 'cheerful traveler.' As such, he's challenging all Rotarians to take up the mission through four main aspects: engagement, simplification, fun and family, and celebration.
Rotary After Hours has long embraced the idea of engaging both members and the La Crosse community. By trying to integrate more social gatherings outside of meetings and combining service with social aspects, RAH asks members for a little commitment in exchange for a lot of opportunity to get to know colleagues. This upcoming year, RAH invites members to share their ideas on how to further foster this engagement and invite their friends into the fold.

As with trying to keep members engaged, RAH strives to simplify the process of being an active Rotarian. Through relatively low membership costs and a twice-monthly regular meeting schedule, RAH welcomes those with already full schedules. By transitioning now to the ClubRunner format, RAH will make it easier to pay dues, stay up to date with current club events and share our story.


Fun and Family
In this upcoming year, RAH will put a focus on making events and meetings even more enjoyable. The board welcomes suggestions for activities to which members can bring their families and ways to improve our regular meeting format to try to make it a highlight of the week.
Rotary International marks 75 years partnering with the United Nations this upcoming year. With that in mind and given Maloney's passion for travel, RAH wants to celebrate the club's own reach across the globe. Certainly, the commitment to Youth Exchange will keep introducing members to new and exciting cultures. Stay tuned for even more ways we can embrace our worldwide impact!