Category Archives: Donations

Giving ‘Til We Give Out

Monday Morning

There were 17 members at our Monday meeting .Jim. Pete & John were our greeters. John had the grace. Dawn had a happy buck.  Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du Lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. Melissa Schmidt will represent the club at the Boys and Girls Club Annual Spelling Bee in October.  Gary organized an interclub for the Noon Club on Tuesday. Sharon, Jackie, Gary Miller and John attended the Noon Club Tuesday. Pete was the winner and a loser. He picked the King of Spades. There are 43 cards left and a pot of $112.00.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

What We’ve Accomplished

  • Relay for Life Sponsorship – $500
  • Boys and Girls Spelling Bee – $500
  • Landscaping for Habitat – $625
  • Back to School Programs – $300
  • FdL BMX Trophies – $200
  • Pork Fest – September 28

Kiwanis Details Update

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting .Steve and Charlene were our greeters. Jackie had the grace. Steve had the humor.  Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du Lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18 from 4:00 to 7:30.  Back to school program will be August 5th and August 26th.  John was a winner and small winner. He drew the ten of spades for $10.00. There are 48 cards left and a pot of $30.00.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Board Meeting Recap

Dan recapped the Membership Committee survey. If you need a copy contact Dan. The rescheduled picnic is 5 – 8 at Deneuve Shelter on July 19th. Contact Charlene to attend. Bring your shovel, rake, and gloves to 501 Farwell Ave to help with landscaping on July 18th. Sign up with Bonnie for the Dock In addition; she has signup sheets for Back to School programs on August 5th and 26th. Harry reported that we made almost $28,000.00 at Walleye. Total numbers of volunteer hours were over 1000 hours. We donated $2,500 to Band Boosters and $500.00 to Family Resource Center for their help. Fondue Fest is cancelled this year. We move on to Pork Fest on September 28th. We will need your help on the 27th and 28th. In addition don’t forget to get your cake recipe ready.  Gary Miller has scheduled an interclub for Ripon Morning on Wednesday July 19th. Contact Gary to join the party.  Any questions on the board meeting, contact Dawn with your questions.

Creating and Cultivating Bookworms

Monday Morning

There were 11 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.   Marianne Geiger was our speaker. Dan was our greeter. Gary had the grace. Steve had the humor. No happy bucks, it was snowy outside. Bonnie was a winner and non- winner. She drew the ace of clubs. We still have 29 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $300.00.    Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors. He will have leg surgery on March 17th. West Bend German night is March 28th.    Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Marianne Geiger, Wisconsin Bookworms

Recipe for a “Love of Reading”. Mix : 170 students from ages 3 to 5, give them 8 new books free per year, 20 volunteer readers. This reading program is a collaboration of: Fond du Lac County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE), UW Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs, and Wisconsin Public Television. In addition they get a tote bag fort their eight books. We donated one book for the program. Our book was Puddle Pug by Kim Norman. In case, you want to buy for your library. The 170 students are from “Head Start” in Fond du Lac and Early Childhood Class in Ripon. The readers also plan a craft activity in conjunction with the book read. In their seventeen years of reading, they have helped 2,615 children with 22, 000 books. If you wish to read or donate, contact Marianne at 948-9431.

United to Help

Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Amber Kilawee. Amber was our guest speaker.  John and Bonnie were our greeters. Glen had grace. Harry had the humor. Happy bucks came from Bonnie, Sharon, Jim and Dan. Jim won again and drew the queen of diamonds, no winner.  We have 40cards, 6 winners and a pot of $150.00. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact Dawn if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Amber Kilawee, United Way

Amber Kilawee Director of the Fond du Lac United Way was our program on Monday. The fund Raising Committee presented a check for $800.00 from proceeds of Fondue Fest. United Way funded over $570,000 last year. There are twenty six different agencies from Habitat to Astop. In between, there is Senior Center, Girl Scouts, YMCA and Catholic Charities to name a few. Almost 30,000 individuals are served by United Way agencies. Harry’s check presentation photo and a link to their video (Fred) are on our Facebook. For more information or to donate go to fdlunitedway.org

Check Out What This Program Is Doing for Girls

Monday Morning

There were 13 members at our Monday meeting plus two guests, Sandi Smet Quinn Devereaux. Sandi and Quinn were our guest speakers.  Pete was our greeter. Marlin had grace. Charlene had the humor. Happy bucks came from Mark and Gary. Glen won again and drew the five of clubs and won $5.00.  We have 41cards, 6 winners and a pot of $140.00. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  Future “Save the Dates” are Trinity Baptist Church’s Carols & Sweets 5:00 PM December 11nd. Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact Dawn if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Sandi Smet & Quinn Devereaux, Badger Girls State

Sandi Smet from the American Legion Auxiliary introduced Quinn Devereaux from last summer class. They sponsored eight high school girls last summer. The students learn about state government. The program is one week at UW Oshkosh campus. Quinn had to write an essay to St. Mary’s Spring to be considered. Things that she enjoyed the best were learning parliamentary procedures and meeting Governor Scott Walker. Wisconsin. It also helps the girls learn leadership skills. The cost is about $275 per student for the week. The Badger Boy’s program is at the Ripon Campus. We have donated money to American Legion Auxiliary for a number of years.

Play It Forward for Your Community

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Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Mary Scharinger. Mary was our guest speaker.  Harry and Dawn were our greeters. Steve had grace. Steve also had the humor. Happy bucks came from Charlene. Bonnie won again and drew the three of spades and won nothing.  We have 44 cards, 7 winners and a pot of $65.00. Fourteen members qualified for the rewards program for last year. Their charity will receive $50 from the Kiwanis.   Rules of the program are participating in three fund raising events for total of at least twenty hours, participate in two interclubs, and participate in two community service projects. All activities must be reported to Harry. Any questions please check with Harry.  Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  Missed Facebook thank you messages are Leslie Jaber Wilson (Pillar & Vine) and Tim Weddle for the summer picnic. Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact Dawn if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Mary Scharinger, Play It Forward

Marian student Mary Scharinger had a vision to change the world one note at a time. She is developing a program to provide piano lessons free of charge to low income children. She has four students right now with three more waiting to get in. The free lessons come with a tiny catch. The students must volunteer one hour a month.  While Scharinger had the idea for the program for a number of years, her final project for her leadership class at Marian gave her the opportunity to start the program. She is recruiting piano teachers to take student for free. She has a donated piano at Big Brothers/Big Sisters to help with lessons. Music is donated by Mike’s Music. Our community service committee donated $100 to her project. She is working on the paperwork for a 501©3. For more information, visit her Facebook, Play it forward.

A Way to Keep Your Child Sleeping Safe

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Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting plus three guests. In addition to our guest speaker, Dr. Karen Meyer, we had Key Club member, Annie Moore.  She is the Key Club President.  Brian Olson joined us with tickets for the Walleye dinner. However, he was missing the other two members for their interclub. Happy bucks came from Gary Miller for the first interclub of the year. Pastor Dan Leeds and Linda were honored on their twenty fifth anniversary at Trinity Baptist Church. Dawn Scannell for her first interclub.   Remember – Marlin needs your ticket sales money as soon as possible.

Jackie King was the ticket winner. Unfortunately, she drew the Jack of Diamonds, no winner. Next Monday’s 50/50 Raffle will have 47 cards in the game including the eight pay cards with a pot of $57.

Karen Meyer, Agnesian Health Care

Karen Mayer is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist. Keeping your newborn safe and comfortable is at the top of a parent’s priority list. It’s our priority as well. That’s why every baby born at Agnesian Hospital leaves with a sleep sack courtesy of the Kiwanis Clubs of Fond du Lac. We want to take every precaution to make sure our babies are safe. Using a sleep sack, along with the correct sleep environment, can eliminate some of the factors that might lead to s sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) tragedy. Keep loose blankets out of the crib. Newborns like being wrapped up snugly. The program started in 2010. We have given away over 3,400 sleep sacks. Other items used to help decrease infants deaths, babies sleeping on their backs and promoting empty cribs. That’s means no bumpers, blankets or stuffed animals.  Special thanks to Gary Miller and Jan Krug for their demonstration of the sleep sacks. All sleep sacks are purchased thru the Halo Company.

Fondy Key Club Update

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Monday Morning

There were 19 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest. Our guest speaker was a no show. Key Club Officer, Alyssa Weiorka joined us for breakfast. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Jim Freiberg, Del Waldschmidt, Gary Miller and Jan Krug. Marlin needs your ticket sales money as soon as possible.

Dan Leeds was the winner of the 50/50 raffle drawing and he drew the five of clubs for $5.00 dollars Next Monday’s 50/50 Raffle will have 49 cards in the game including the eight pay cards.

Alyssa Weiorka, Fondy High Key Club President

Alyssa filled in for our missing speaker. She is a senior and transferred from WLA. She joined the Key Club to get more involved in helping others. Her first choice for college is Northwestern. She thanked our club for all our support. One of the officer’s goals is to increase the number of events. They are working harder to get better attendance from the Key Club to our club. Some of their events are ARC Christmas bingo party, books to the hospital, Halloween events and the Pink Pumpkin Race. They sold candy for their first fund raiser of the year. They have ninety paid members.

Hixson Award Winners

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The board of Directors awarded two Hixsons this year. A $1,000 donation has been made to Kiwanis International Foundation in of the name of Sharon Kollman and Pastor Dan Leeds. This is to recognize these individuals for their hard work for Kiwanis. Congratulation to both Sharon and Dan.

A Sure Way to Help Kids Start Life Healthy and Safe

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Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting plus two guests. Our guest speaker was Shelly Tidemann plus Key Club Officer, Jacob Kroll. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Chris Serres for her birthday. Marlin reported that meals served at the Pork Fest were down about 260 from last year at 1,355. There were 751 take outs and 604 dine in meals. More results will be reported as all the expenses are tallied. Marlin needs your ticket sales money as soon as possible. Also the Fund Raising Committee will do Pork Recap on October 15th at Faros. All are welcome, just RSVP John Cooper. Sharon Kollman was the winner of the 50/50 raffle drawing and she drew the nine of spades, not a winner. Next Monday’s 50/50 Raffle will have 50 cards in the game including the nine pay cards.

Shelly Tidemann, Family Living Educator

Shelly has been with the UW Extension for thirty one years with twenty two year at Fond du Lac. The Fond du Lac County UW Extension and Agnesian Healthcare, in partnership with three Fond du Lac Kiwanis Clubs , two Ripon clubs and the Waupun club have been distributing free parenting newsletters to parents which are timed to monthly development of their child since 1993. These age paced newsletters include: Parenting the First Year which is received monthly, while Parenting the Second and Third years is available bimonthly. In 2010, UW-Extension unveiled an electronic version of newsletters. One in every 10 Wisconsin residents was raised by a parent who received the Parenting newsletters.

One Great Way to Ensure Your Baby Sleeps Safely

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Monday Morning

We had 19 members at our Monday morning meeting along with a four member InterClub from the Oshkosh Mid-Morning, the daughter of one of the visiting Kiwanians, Gail Luttenberger and Wayne Cress, a possible new member checking out our Club.  Gary Miller announced a successful InterClub to Ripon Early Birds last Wednesday.  “Happy Bucks” were offered by Charlene Pettit ($2), one for a great vacation and the other for a warm ballgame on Sunday, Bonnie Baerwald to honor all the hot weather warriors who went to the Rattler’s game on Sunday, a member of the Oshkosh Mid-Morning Club for visiting us and because her daughter was cooperative in joining her and finally another Oshkosh Mid-Morning member because she’s going on vacation.  Jim Freiberg was the 50/50 Raffle drawing winner but unfortunately he drew the Six of Clubs, which was a non-winner.  Next week’s drawing will have 28 cards with five pay cards and a pot of at least $320.  Now we’re getting into real money!!

Dan Leeds, Young Children Priority One

Our scheduled speaker wasn’t able to attend on Monday so Dan Leeds talked about the origin of the local Swaddle Sack Program by all three Fond du Lac Kiwanis Clubs.  With almost a thousand births in the three hospitals under Agnesian HealthCare’s sponsorship, each and every new baby receives a Kiwanis branded swaddle sack.  Dr. Karen Meyer, from the Evening Club, had the vision to promote the swaddle sacks as a means to ensure safe sleeping for infants.  She arranged for the manufacture of the swaddle sacks in China and they were shipped to Fond du Lac and inventoried at the hospital.  The cost was split amongst the three local Clubs.  This program has been operating for the last three years.  Dan also provided a brief overview of the donations we’ve made over the years for the Parenting Newsletter through Agnesian HealthCare and the UW Extension.