We had 18 members at Monday’s meeting along with our guest speaker, Paul Osterholm from Habitat for Humanity and two guests, Dawn Rehrauer from Grief Relief and Dan Hebel from Boy’s & Girl’s Club. Gary Ring presented checks of $500 each to Dawn and Dan for our matching grant to his Cheers for Volunteers donation. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Glen Treml for his granddaughter’s baptism on Sunday, Vickie Goldapske for a successful and fun archery golf outing this past weekend at the NFDL Archery Club and Gary Miller ($2) for the Bicycle Loop dedication on Saturday and for his golf league starting on Wednesday. Glen Treml was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the eight of Spades, not a winner. Next week’s 50/50 Raffle drawing will have 22 cards with five pay cards and a pot of at least $413.
Habitat for Humanity – Paul Osterholm
Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County has an open-door policy. All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.
Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac has completed 23 homes in the community. They have placed 104 family members into completed houses in Fond du Lac County. Homes have been built in Fond du Lac, North Fond du Lac, and Ripon.
Habitat houses around the world are built according to the same 3 guiding principles:
- Simple: Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
- Decent: Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
- Affordable: The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.