We had 20 members and our guest speaker, Lesley Manowske, at our last Monday’s meeting at the Ramada Hotel. “Happy Bucks” were offered up by Charlene Pettit for her daughter’s new daughter and also for her other daughter’s passing of the CPA exam. Glen Treml also had a happy buck for winning last week’s big 50/50 raffle prize and Marlin Towne also had a happy buck that he still has all ten of his fingers. Steve Millin had an “Honor Buck” for Gary Ring’s past year as President of our Club. Gary was going to dig into the Kiwanis Prize Box. Gary Ring officially passed the Gavel to Marlin in preparation for his Presidency that begins on Monday, October 1st. Gary Miller was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the ten of spades, a $10 winner. Gary donated his winnings to the Party Fund.
Lesley Manowske, Youth Leadership
Lesley Manowske presented Youth Leadership whose objectives are as follows: To provide education and experiences that help students frame and develop their leadership philosophies, to acquaint students with issues, needs, resources and other factors that influence our community’s future, to provide insights into the workings of local business, education, government, non-profit and other entities, to inspire students to become ambassadors of community leadership among their peers, and to create a strong and diverse base of future leaders for the community.
Youth Leadership Fond du Lac was created in 2006 to give emerging young leaders the chance to learn how the community works, where its opportunities lie, and how they might fit into future solutions. Participants must be juniors in high school. Through monthly daylong sessions over an eight-month period, the students become a team. They complete a project to benefit the community, learn directly from people in charge of businesses and organizations across the county and learn from one another. Classes are September through April meet at businesses and organizations in and around Fond du Lac. Leadership students also must complete a group community project. The group is in charge of envisioning, planning and executing a project that addresses a civic need.