VENUE: THE HATCHERY - 410 E Veterans Memorial Dr, La Crosse
Mar 21, 2024
Rotary Lights Presentation: Pat Stephens
VENUE: THE HATCHERY - 410 E Veterans Memorial Dr, La Crosse

THE PURPOSE OF ROTARY LIGHTS, INC. IS TO FEED THE HUNGRY OF THE COULEE REGION 

https://www.rotarylights.org/

The annual Rotary Lights display began in 1995 and has grown tremendously since then due to the fantastic support from the greater La Crosse community.

Pat Stephens has partnered with incredible volunteers and volunteer organizations since then and now, nearly 130,000 visitors per year enjoy this holiday tradition while driving, walking or taking a carriage ride through Riverside Park.

At our meeting, the past year's illumination of the downtown waterfront and some of the people who helped make it a success will be celebrated with checks to multiple organizations.

Pat Stephens retired in 2013 from UW-L after many years in leadership with its Foundation.  He is the "Irish Man of the Year", an Iverson-Freking Ecumenical award recipient, long-time leader of Freedom Fest, recipient of Viterbo University's Pope John XXIII award and the driving force behind many community fund raisers and community events.

Rotary Lights Board of Directors

Roger Bjorge - Onalaska Hilltoppers
Mike Diveley - Onalaska Hilltoppers
Bill Hoel - La Crosse Downtown
Brad Johnson - Onalaska Hilltoppers
Aaron Miller - After Hours Rotary
Neil Wieser - After Hours Rotary
Terry Miller - La Crosse East Rotary
Spencer Niebur - La Crosse East Rotary
Sherry Sime - Caledonia Rotary
​Mark Etrheim - Valley View Rotary

 

Brad Quarberg - Valley View Rotary
Nancy Proctor - Holmen Rotary
Steve Holman - La Crescent Rotary
Beth Stempinski - Caledonia Rotary
Pat Stephens - La Crosse East Rotary
Dave Ebner - La Crescent Rotary
Jim Warren - Valley View Rotary
Bill Wiesjahn - La Crosse East Rotary
John Wettstein - La Crosse Downtown
Mark Dahlke - La Crosse East Rotary

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