We had 18 members at Monday’s meeting along with our guest speaker Eric Toney. Bob Kahl had a “Happy Buck” for Deanna’s successful hip replacement surgery several weeks ago. Bob was quite proud of his newly recognized nursing skills. Gary Miller is looking for additional members who might be interested in attended an InterClub to the West Bend German Night on Tuesday evening, March 26th. Final chance to sign up will be at Monday’s meeting. Gary Miller also circulated “Thank Yous” from the Girl Scouts and the American Legion Auxiliary. Marlin Towne was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the eight of Diamonds, not a winner. Next Monday’s game will have 30 cards, eight pay cards and a pot of at least $282.
Eric Toney, Fond du Lac County District Attorney
Eric Toney is the newly elected FDL County DA and he joined us on Monday to talk about the DA’s Office. The mission of the Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office is to promote public peace and safety by just and vigorous prosecution; to seek and do impartial justice by ensuring that the guilty are punished and the innocent go free; to protect the health and welfare of children who are victims of child abuse and neglect; to safeguard the rule of law and to promote citizens’ participation in law enforcement by treating all persons who come in contact with the criminal justice system with fairness, dignity and respect. Eric told us that they have eight attorneys, including himself, in the DA’s office plus support staff. Five of the attorneys cover the five circuit judges in FDL County and three attorneys, funded through grants, cover the Misdemeanor Diversion Program, sexual assault cases and Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) cases. Eric also talked about the concept of a Drug Court that’s being explored in Fond du Lac County. The concept would hopefully get first time offenders, if they qualify, into a treatment program that would help them live normal, productive lives. The final words of wisdom from Eric were that speeding violations will no longer be plead to a non-speeding violation and failure to yield to emergency vehicles and school buses will be strictly enforced.