About Us

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

Keith Lease – President 

Keith is a lifelong resident of La Crosse who joined Rotary in 2012. He 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 Chairperson. He enjoys long walks on the beach and cupcakes (not in that order).

Brandon Harris – President-Elect

Brandon joined Rotary in 2016 after attending the Starting the Year with Servant Leadership event. He works in the IT Services department at UW-L. Brandon serves as Chair of the Foundation committee and is a member of the Membership committee in addition to his role as President-Elect. He also serves as President of the Rotary Works Foundation and Vice President of LeaderEthics-WI. This year Brandon will earn his MBA and MS Information Systems degrees from Indiana University-Kelley School of Business. When he is not working, studying or attending Rotary events he enjoys performing shows at the La Crosse Community Theatre.

Marissa Dickinson – Vice President

Marissa grew up in La Crosse and joined Rotary in 2016. She has enjoyed being a part of several committees (Programs/Socials, PR, Ugly Sweater, Mini Masters and iFeed) and the great people she’s met along the way. Marissa works for Mayo Clinic as a Strategy Consultant. She enjoys traveling, drinking a good beer and spending time with those she loves most.

Liz Evans – Secretary

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.

Morgan Stittleburg – Secretary-Elect

Morgan moved to La Crosse in May of 2016 to work at Co-op Credit Union as a loan officer and joined Rotary After Hours a year later. She joined Rotary to get to know and interact with other successful and driven young professionals within the La Crosse community. Outside of work Morgan enjoys working out/lifting weights, playing volleyball, hiking, hunting, fishing and traveling.

Emily Allen – Past Secretary/Director

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.

Carl Rausch – Treasurer

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.

Dan Benjamin – Sergeant at Arms

Dan joined Rotary After Hours in December of 2017 and works for Fowler and Hammer as a Project Manager. In his free time, Dan likes to fish, travel, play board games, cook and be with family and friends.  He enjoys cupcakes and medium length walks on the beach.

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 Santolin – Director (1 year)

Ashley joined Rotary After Hours in July 2015. In addition to being a board member, she is co-chair of the Youth Committee and Ugly Sweater 5K committee. Outside of Rotary, Ashley works at Mayo Clinic Health System as their Community Engagement Coordinator. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family, play tennis and watch movies.

Nick Ragner – Director (1 year)

Nick first joined Rotary in the fall of 2017 and currently works as the Director of Development for The Salvation Army. In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with family, watching The Office, and walking his dog Brady.