Holmen Rotary provides water and sanitation facilities to the rehabilitation of an old dining hall, which itself was a Rotary project some 75 years ago.


In 2012, Holmen Rotary pledged to complete a $28,000 project to help in the restoration of a 75 year old building at Boy Scout Camp Decorah just north of Holmen.  The building was constructed in the 1930's with the help of donations from the La Crosse Rotary club at that time.  The old dining hall had fallen into disrepair, and even so, lacked water and restroom facilities that would make it functional even if rehabilitated.  Holmen Rotarians, with the help of grants from Rotary Works Foundation of La Crosse, Rotary District 6250, and pledges of some in kind work donations from local businesses, committed to provide a septic system, a waterline, sinks, faucets, toilets, a water heater, and a drinking fountain so the dining hall could be complete with modern water and sanitation when completed.  Holmen Rotary's portion of the project was completed in September 2013.  Many other volunteers including Army Reserves and past Boy Scout camp counselors, along with donation of materials, continue to work toward updating the support beams, windows, exterior siding, and interior furnishings of the building.  The Boy Scouts hope to have the fully renovated building ready to go by Spring 2014.