Kiwanis Welcomes Relay for Life for Donation Presentation

Monday Morning
We had 21 members and seven guests at our Monday morning meeting. Joining us were four Fondy High Key Clubbers, Megan Buechel, Katie Bucher, Luckie Cha and Bridget Stollfus and three guests from the American Cancer Society, Katie McCormick, Becky O’Brien and Sarah Karweick. Vickie Goldapske had a “Happy $” for her first deer with a bow and arrow, a 9 pointer that weighed in at 162 lbs. Gary Miller reminded members to watch for the Evening Club Spaghetti Dinner at the KC Hall on November 14th. That also can count as an attendance credit and possibly even an InterClub. John Cooper was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the Ace of Diamonds. While that wasn’t a winner it does take another card out of the deck. Next week’s drawing will have 47 cards with nine pay cards and a pot of at least $70.

American Cancer Society, Relay for Life
John Cooper introduced three representatives from the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life Team in Fond du Lac, Katie McCormick, Becky O’Brien and Sarah Karweick. Katie is a full-time ACS employee while Becky and Sarah are volunteer co-chairs for the 2013 Relay for Life in Fond du Lac County. As part of the introduction John also presented a check to ACS Relay for Life in the amount of $1,245, which is the amount raised in the past two year’s Brat Fry at Relay for Life. Katie talked briefly about our local Relay for Life and that 2013 will be the 18th Annual in Fond du Lac County. The 2012 Relay for Life raised $284,385, down slightly from the previous year, but still a tremendous event for our community. The 2013 Relay for Life is scheduled for Friday, August 2nd at Fond du Lac High School. While it seems like that date is forever in the future the planning group for the local Relay for Life is already meeting and planning and will have their first Relay Team Meetings in early January. Apparently success drives from the commitment and energy of the local volunteers and dedicated staff of the regional ACS.