Kiwanis Happenings – November 17

Monday Morning
We had 21 members and our two guest speakers, FDL Police Chief Bill Lamb and Officer Ryan Williams, at Monday’s meeting. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Gary Miller celebrating the decision to keep Taylor Park Pool open and by Bonnie Baerwald for a great vacation to San Diego, where she took in a Packer win at Qualcomm Stadium. Del Waldschmidt was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the five of Clubs, a $5 winner. There’s still plenty of money left in the Raffle for next week.

FdL Police Officer Ryan Williams
FDL Police Chief Bill Lamb started our program on Monday by telling us a little about himself, how long he’s been Chief and recent budget negotiations and the impact on the Police Department. He then turned the program over to Officer Ryan Williams who told us about his experience this past spring when he was shot on duty and one of his fellow officers was killed in the line of duty. Officer Williams talked about his mission to talk with fellow officers that you can survive such an event. Officer Williams also talked about a fundraising bike tour, “Unity Tour”, that he and two fellow FDL Officers are preparing for this summer. Officer Williams also brought along the vests that saved his life and the bullet fragments that came from his wounds. Very interesting program and truly one of our local heroes.

MPTC Satellite Club
Our Satellite Club at MPTC held their second meeting November 17 and inducted their ninth member, Kathy Ebert. Their next meeting is Thursday, December 1st at Noon, again at MPTC. The meeting room will in the general vicinity of the cafeteria, which is in the A building, around A-102.