Kiwanis Happenings – December 1

Well, it has been a while since we have gotten an update out here, so we need to recap two weeks worth of meetings.

Monday Morning
We had 17 members and one guest at Monday’s meeting. Joining us was Rita Meidam, Executive Director of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation. A donation presentation was made by Dave Lefeber from the Human & Spiritual Aims Com-mittee for the Annual Love Light Fund Raiser. Marlin Towne offered a “Happy Bucks” in celebration of the birth of Lois and Marlin’s third great-grandson in Virginia. Congratulations Lois and Marlin. Dan Leeds was the 50/50 Raffle winner, AGAIN, and he drew the four of clubs. Still not a winner so the pot continues to grow.

Steve Rose, Winner Success Network – November 21 Meeting
Steve, who grew up on a dairy farm, made his initial mark professionally as a radio personality. Besides writing, he also has hosted and produced the television show Leap of Faith, which aired in Green Bay in the late 90s. An avid athlete and fierce competitor, Steve works out five times per week. Steve Rose burst onto the scene in 1996 with the release of the book Leap of Faith: God Must Be a Packer Fan, which is arguably the greatest Green Bay Packer feel-good book of all time. That book tour helped Rose realize his dream of becoming a professional speaker, which he has been doing in companies, schools and churches ever since. He has also written five other books, including Coincidence or Godincidence. Steve is a dynamic, passionate and caring speaker gifted with the ability to help individuals and companies realize their full potential and achieve their purpose. He does this while sharing his in-spiring story that includes recovery from alcoholism, business failure, bankruptcy and other challenges to living his dreams. Rose’s Peanut Butter Promise seminars and keynotes are in great demand because of the vast personal and professional performance-raising results. Steve’s unique down-to-earth speaking style has been a hit with hundreds of audiences all over the USA.
Steve’s dad, David, and his brother, Gary, joined Steve for his presentation. Steve told us many of his childhood stories of working on the farm in Eden and attending high school in Campbellsport.

Rita Meidam, Executive DIrector of Agnesian HealthCare Foundation – November 28 Meeting
Our scheduled speaker wasn’t able to make our meeting so Dave Lefeber asked Rita to tell us a little about herself and the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation. Rita has been with Agnesian HealthCare for the past 22 years and recently was promoted to the role of Executive Director of the Foundation. The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, along with the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers, is raising money to assist the Grief Relief program. Love Lights are $10 per person and available through the Information Desks at St. Agnes Hospital and the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic. Proceeds from the Love Light fund drive will benefit Agnesian HealthCare’s Grief Relief program, which provides a safe place where children, teens and their families can grieve openly and share experiences as they move through the grief process in a supportive environment of their peers. Grief Relief’s mission is to provide a safe place where children, teens and their families can grieve openly, while they share their experience as they move through the grief process in a supportive environment of their peers. The Grief Relief program meets twice monthly in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic West building, 912 S. Hickory Street in Fond du Lac. Grief Relief also offers suicide support as well as a support group for widows/widowers on Wednesdays. Several members of our Club spent a couple of hours this past summer helping to paint several rooms of the Grief Relief Center.