Kiwanis Happenings – February 16, 2012

Monday Morning
We had 23 members and two guests at Monday’s meeting. Joining us were our guest speaker, Katie Rose from Family Resource Center and Cathy Flood, Director of Human Resources at Marian University, a guest of Bonnie Baerwald. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Gary Miller, for attendance at the Mid-Winter Conference, Vickie Goldapske for a safe sturgeon spearing opening weekend attended by her entire family, and Gary Ring for a successful “Happy Hour Social” last Thursday. Gary Miller is trying to put together an InterClub for next Tuesday or Wednesday to one of the Ripon Clubs. Check your calendar and let Gary know if you’re available. The NFDL Key Club is participating in the Polar Plunge this weekend in Oshkosh, donations are welcome to help them in this frigid fundraiser. Jan Krug kicked off an effort to raise a $100 to get Gary Miller to do the Polar Plunge. By the end of the meeting Jan had raised $135 and it looks like Gary is going in the drink on Saturday. Somebody get pictures!! Gary Miller was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew a Jack of Diamonds, not a winner. There are now 35 cards left in the deck, four of which are pay cards. Still lots of money to win and four cards to do it with.

Katie Rose, Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center of Fond du Lac County, Inc. (FRC) is dedicated to the healthy development of children and families through a variety of pregnancy and parenting programs. The FRC is committed to responding to the current and emerging needs of children and families. They believe that every family deserves support, education, and resources. The FRC will utilize its knowledgeable, team-oriented staff, as well as other partnerships and collaborations, in offering a holistic approach to improving the lives of all children and families. Katie is the Executive Director of FRC and has a BA degree in Social Work. In May of this year, she’ll have been with FRC for nine years. Katie talked about how FRC is funded and the various fund raisers that they hold. Check out their website if you’d like to learn more about this valuable resource in our community.