Big Brothers Big Sisters Shows Camaraderie to Kiwanis

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Monday Morning
We had 19 members, our guest speaker, Kay Vandervort from Big Brothers/Big Sisters and two North Fond du Lac Horace Mann Key Clubbers, Perla Chavez and Cynthia Newton. Gary Miller has four for an InterClub to the Kewaskum Club on January 28th, next Monday evening, but he’s still looking for an insurance member or two in case someone needs to cancel. Check your calendar and let Gary know if you could do an InterClub in Kewaskum Monday evening. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Bonnie Baerwald for a successful Solution Center Christmas Tree Collection Project, Gary Miller in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Vickie Goldapske for surviving Jackson’s 7-year-old birthday party and bowling with 20 youngsters. Bonnie Baerwald informed the group that the UW-FDL Habitat for Humanity Club is having a Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser on March 9th at Grace Christian Church if anyone is interested. Also several of our members, through their employer Adashun Jones, are sponsoring a benefit fundraiser this Saturday for Hunter Propst (see attached flyer) if you’re inclined to participate. Dan Leeds reminded the group that Trinity Baptist School is having their Annual Auction on Friday night at their school. Check out last Sunday’s Action Advertiser for all the details. Dave Twohig was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the King of Hearts. That’s really close to a winner but not close enough. Next Monday’s game will have 38 cards, eight pay cards and a pot of at least $182.

Kay Vandervort – Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is dedicated to providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a voluntary program though which a professional support team oversees a mature, sincere adult volunteer in the development of a supportive, longterm friendship with a child. Often viewed as a recreational program, the greater mission or goal is fun and friendship, with an emphasis on the prevention or early intervention of potential difficulties that children may encounter or develop. Kay noted that Big Brothers Big Sisters currently has 113 matches in place with 50 unmatched “Littles” on a waiting list. Their goal for the current year is to have 130 matches by year end. Kay talked about the upcoming “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” which is one of their major fundraisers coming up the first weekend in March. According to Kay, the average bowling team raises $500 towards the approximate cost of $1000 to support a “Littles” match.