Kiwanis Happenings – June 30, 2012

These news updates have been a bit less sporadic during June as the club geared up and finished a successful Walleye Weekend fundraiser. Here is an update on the past two weeks:

Monday Morning
We had 19 members at the Ramada Hotel for our Monday morning. President Gary welcomed Sharon Kollman back after a leave of absence. It was good to see Sharon looking well. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Gary Miller for being back from vacation at Lake Tahoe and also by Ron Seidl for celebrating his and Joan’s 52nd wedding anniversary. Bonnie Baerwald announced that Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help staff the FDL County Fair admission gates. You can sign up by calling Habitat for Humanity directly for available times and dates if you’re interested. The 50/50 Raffle winner was Bob Kahl who drew an Eight of Hearts. While Bob didn’t win he did take another card out of the deck. Next week’s drawing will only have 39 cards in the deck with seven pay cards still in the mix.

UW-Extension, Diana Tscheschlok – June 18
In 1911, the Wisconsin legislature provided funds for counties to jointly employ with the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture “an agriculturist who is an agent of a restricted area, a county or a part of one.” The Oneida County Board was the first county to ask the University for this service, with expenses to be shared on a 50/50 basis. Luther was hired in February 1912, and two additional agents were hired that same year, one in Eau Claire County and the other in Barron County.
In 1912, Luther provided agricultural information about livestock, winter feed, soils and legumes. Today, Cooperative Extension (CE) is home to four program areas offering local information in person and online, providing research-based information 24/7. Local CE offices also connect communities with University of Wisconsin campuses, where CE faculty and staff provide research-based information about the issues facing the people of Wisconsin. With an office in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties and on three Native American reservations, CE develops practical educational programs tailored to local needs and based on university knowledge and research. CE delivers expertise to the public, addressing a wide range of needs, in both urban and rural areas of the states. Information about County CE offices is available on their website.

Walleye Weekend Update – June 25
Del and John gave a recap of the recently completed Walleye Weekend.