Latest Auction Action Update !
Holmen Area Rotary Club 2017 Service Auction
Along with the Purple Pinkie, multiple raffles, bucket raffle, food and drink, the following Live Auction items have been announced for the April 20th 2017 Service Auction:

Live Auction Items


Del Congos de Uvita Costa Rica baby! –


Imagine sandy beaches, tropical splendor, luxurious accommodations! This all can be yours! The Auction item is for 1 week stay at a luxurious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, mansion in Uvita area of Costa Rica. Million dollar Pacific ocean view from a custom built home with largest infinity edge pool in Uvita Area and less than 1/2 mile as the Toucan flies from the Ocean. Privacy on over 13 acres with 35 foot waterfall and only 2.5 miles to shopping, restaurants and bank plus added security of staff living on grounds in another house. The 3,500 sf Kincaid design home has the most incredible ocean views from every room including master suite shower. Home is surrounded by exotic gardens with over 500 tropical flowering plants and fruit trees. All furniture is custom made ,several wood carvings ,custom Italian Tile work throughout. Grounds and house are meticulously maintained by our maid/gardener/security guard. A guest house that could sleep an additional 4 persons is available for additional cost.  Check it out at You Tube- . Truly an amazing opportunity! Scott Ryan

GOURMET CAKES- One of many delectable gourmet cakes can be yours, if the price is right. These are way more better than your mama's and not the usual 'cake walk' fare. Choose from Red Velvet, Almond Raspberry, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Lemon Poppyseed or Dark Chocolate Strawberry. Can’t decide on which one? Maybe you want to buy two! Plates and forks are included so eat it here or take it home to enjoy! Judy McHugh

PARTY TO GO -How about a fun night with you and 9 friends? We arrive with libations and hot and cold appetizers. We bring the basics and mixes, plastic cups, plates, napkins, silverware and serving dishes and clean up the kitchen when we are done. You just provide the place and the guests. Let us do the rest. (4 hour limit). Bev Rott, Cory Berget, and Jason Munz

FOOD NETWORK STARS ITALIAN FEAST FOR SIX.- A complete four course Italian dinner for 8 using exceptional recipes from five different TV personalities. This evening will begin by enjoying a bowl of Mario Batali’s Italian Chicken Soup, followed by Barefoot Contessa’s Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad. Tyler Florence’s Braised Beef Braciole will be served alongside of Giada De Laurentiis’ baked Orzo. The dinner will be completed by serving Sandra Lee’s Kahlua Tiramisu. Complimentary wines will be included. The evening will conclude with some Rotarian fellowship while sipping some ice cold Limon cello liqueur. Truly an evening to remember!  Jim Spencer

SMOKING WHISKEY WEEKEND-Whiskey and Cigars!!! How much better can it get? A few of us got together and asked what would make the best guys weekend ever? After excluding all illegal or immoral ideas, we were left with two things: really good whiskey and really good cigars. The winner of this item will receive premium whiskey from 3 different countries, a selection fine medium bodied cigars and accessories. Designed to be shared with a few really good friends, although you might just want to hole up and enjoy it all yourself! Adam Fleis, Tom Knobloch, Art and Vicki Lyons

10 TASTES OF PERU- For 6-8 people. All of the recipes were brought back from our three trips to set- up and evaluate the Holmen Area Rotary Club’s water project in Peru. Tasty, yet exotic full menu of Peruvian delicacies!  Next best thing to being there. Nancy and Dean McHugh

LET ME MOW YOUR LAWN ALL SUMMER- A Holmen Rotarian will take care of mowing your lawn in the La Crosse, Holmen or Onalaska area for three consecutive months this summer. You decide on the months and leave it up to Scott. Maximum yard size 1 acre. (Service includes lawn equipment, fuel and labor.) Scott Ryan

MOTHERS CAR SPA DAY- Car beat up after a winter of slush and snow? A Holmen Rotarian will wash, polish and wax your car, SUV, van, or pick-up (no semi's please), clean the tires and wheels, wash the windows,  vacuum up the Cheetos from between the seats and clean and treat the leather/vinyl.  All using high quality MOTHERS California Gold wash, clay, polish, wax, tire/wheel cleaner, upholstery solutions and equipment. The winner gets to go home with any of the remaining MOTHERS products. Bob Buck

SALSA GARDEN- You don’t have to climb the wall to Mexico for great salsa! You can grow and make your own. Barry and Kristin Gardeners (M and M) Extraordinaire will come to your home and build a 4X4 raised bed garden that includes; organic composted soil, tomato plants, mild and hot pepper plants, cilantro and onions. Everything right in your back yard required to make fantastically fresh salsa! Barry Miller and Kristin Mueller

BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE LIMO CRUISE WITH COCKTAILS - (For those 21 and over) For you and 6+ of your friends, a luxury Limo, stocked with your choice of cocktails for the evening! (Really- no one has to get married to bid on this) . Barry Ploessl

THE EASE OF ELEGANCE DINNER- Arrive in casual dress but dine in elegance.  Dinner, drinks, and lots of fun and laughter for six.  The evening will begin outdoors by the fireplace with homemade margaritas and tasty hors d' oeuvres.  Later we'll gather in the dining room to continue your evening with a gourmet meal, wine and, of course, a scrumptious dessert. When the evening does end, you won't be going home empty handed as you'll be taking home any leftovers and a special dessert, made just for you.  This way you'll be able to enjoy the same great food the next day and remember just how much fun you and your friends had over at my home.  Jackie Jensen-Utz

KILLER DRONE SESSION- Get High Def video and pics of your home, wedding, party, construction site, BBQ, family reunion, etc.  from the air! The possibilities are endless! Up to 4 hours includes travel and set up. This is our $1000.00 pkg. We provide HD video or pictures with the very best equipment on the market (DGI Phantom4- Samsung Gear 360 camera for Virtual Reality). You get a digital file of all the filming. If you “BUILD A WALL” we will fly over it!! By Bigshot studios. James Gross

WINE BUY- Buy a cork, match it to a bottle and take that bottle home!. Larry Bodin 

WINE TOUR- Chris Butler


Bucket Raffle Items

Attorney  Services – Will, Durable Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney- $100/min Sonja Davig.

Fine Art by Art Anderson- Two beautiful prints perfect for any office, study or living room.  Edward Davig.

Bloody Mary Basket- All the fixins for truly phenomenal Bloody Mary. Matt Cromheecke

“Take a look at Holmen Basket” – Locally sourced items for a truly amazing experience. Nancy Proctor

Coloring Book Basket Coloring Book Basket – Children and adult coloring books that will keep you and yours entertained for hours.  Justin Bodin

Pamper Me Basket- Basket of goodies to make you feel good. Peg Knobloch and Sue Maline

Quilt by Michelle Henderson - Hours of hard work are clearly evident in this beautiful hand made work of art. Donated by Art and Vickie Lyons daughter, Michelle Henderson

Brewer Basket- Your favorite Wisconsin Baseball team items and tickets.

Golf Lovers Basket- Get ready for warm weather! A basketful of golf goodies guaranteed to take strokes off your game (or at least make you feel like a pro!) Kathy Reinolt

PIES - no, not squirrel pie but pie to die for(no foolin!) and 4 doz. Homemade, best ever choc chip cookies. Scott Marshall







Holmen Area Rotary Club Service Auction


Come and enjoy the lively bidding and banter

Don't miss this opportunity to have a great time and support the Holmen Area Rotary Club and their mission. 

Plenty of thrills with raffles, silent auction items and a fantastically fun live auction!

Hearty appetizers and a cash bar

Just $20.00 per ticket or better yet, why not sponsor a table for 8 of your friends and colleagues?

$175 Table Sponsor- 8 tickets with reserved seating, a drink ticket for each guest, table sign of sponsor

Or be an Event Sponsor ! - includes 8 tickets with reserved seating, a drink ticket for each guest, table sign of sponsor, advertising at entrance , program ad, mention at the event. Opportunities for sponsorship available at $250, $500 or $1000


Tickets can be purchased during the Rotary meeting at the Holmen Village Hall on Wednesday Mornings 7:00 to 8:00 AM or Contact Barry Miller at 

For sponsorship opportunities and information please contact Barry Ploessl at