Best Baseball in Fond du Lac!

Monday Morning

There were 13 members plus our guest speaker, Ryan Moede at our Monday meeting. Mark and Gary Miller were our greeters. John had the grace. Charlene had the humor.  Dan had a happy buck for his new parking lot. Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du Lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18 from 4:00 to 7:30.  Back to school program will be August 5th and August 26th.  Pete was a winner and loser. He drew the seven of hearts. There are 49 cards left and a pot of $30.00.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Ryan Moede, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders

Ryan is the general manager of the Dock Spiders. He has been with the Timber Rattlers/Dock Spiders for six years. They play at Marian’s Baker Field and are part of the Northwood League. There are twenty teams in the league and they play seventy two games. The teams are from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa. Timber Rattlers spend 1.5 million to renovate the stadium for their play. There are two full time employees, nine interns and 100 part time employees. Zac Charbonneau is the team manager and is responsible for requiting the thirty members of the teams.

Getting a Major Head Start on College

Monday Morning

There were 17 members plus our guest speaker, Gina Rieder at our Monday meeting. Dan Leeds and Dave Lefeber were our greeters. John had the grace. Charlene had the humor.  No happy bucks. Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du Lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18 from 4:00 to 7:30.  Back to school program will be August 5th and August 26th.  Dawn was a winner and loser. She drew the seven of clubs. There are 50 cards left and a pot of $20.00.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Gina Rieder, College for Kids

Gina is a social studies teacher at Sabish during the regular year. College for Kids is 27 years old. It is part of the UW Extension System. It is an all day camp for student’s grades fifth thru eighth. There are about 190 students in the program. There is also a younger program second thru fourth grades. It is called Leaps. They offer a number enchantment classes. In the off summer season they offer soccer, gymnastics, travel and ACT practice tests. They are grouped together with the Fox Valley and Manitowoc campuses. We sponsored a scholarship for one of their students.

Better Higher Education

Monday Morning

There were 14 members plus our guest speaker at our Monday meeting. The waitress was our greeter. Dawn had the grace. Charlene sort of had the humor.  Harry and Gary Miller had happy bucks. Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. See Dawn for details. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th. Jackie was a winner and loser. She drew the seven of spades. There are 51 cards left and a pot of $10.00.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Zach Messite, Ripon College President

Zach is the president of Ripon College. In addition, he teaches Government and Politics. Ripon College was founded in 1851. There are 800 students at Ripon. About 2/3 are from Wisconsin. The cost of Ripon is $50,000 per year. The average cost payed by their students is $20,000. They offer thirty five majors. 70% of the students graduate in four years. And 90% of the students are job placed or go on to grad school. Ripon just opened a new Health and Wellness at a cost of $23 million. In addition, they have move both the book store and art gallery to the down town area

Visit the Kiwanis for Cheese Curds at Walleye Weekend

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting. Jackie and Sharon were our greeters. Steve had the humor. Happy bucks came from Dawn and Dan. John did the grace. Good news, Del was transferred from Milwaukee to Manor Care for rehab. He will probably be there for two weeks.  He likes visitors in the evening after his rehab is done. Gary is planning an interclub for June 14th at the Evening Club. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th. Harry was a winner and a winner of the drawing. He took home $187.50.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.

Walleye Weekend Review

John and Harry reviewed all the rules and activities at Walleye Weekend. The beer will be Budweiser. The cheese will be fresh. Both the Band Boosters and Family Resource Center will have volunteers to help us.  The hours are 3 – 10 on Friday, Saturday 10-10 and Sunday 10-6. And don’t forget, we will have clean up on Monday morning in place of our regular meeting. We can use help until noon on Monday. We can always use extra help all weekend, especially Sunday. Stop by and enjoy some freshly fried cheese curds!

Key Clubber Wins $10,000 Scholarship

Congratulations to Fondy High Key Club president Sydney Loomans who has been awarded Jostens’s $10,000 scholarship for her outstanding work as a yearbook editor-in-chief. The focus of this scholarship was on innovative and efficient yearbook staff leadership as project manager. The competition for this scholarship is extremely competitive as Sydney beat out thousands of other applicants across the nation and is the first recipient in the entire midwest to win this award. Pictures include Principal Hagen, Sydney Loomans (recipient), and Erika Daleiden (yearbook adviser) as well as Sydney alongside her parents, Mitchell and Kimberly Loomans. The Kiwanis of Fabulous Fond du Lac congratulate Sydney for her fine work both in leading the Key Club and in leading the Fondy High Yearbook staff.

Sydney with her parents

Sydney with Principle Hagen and Erika Daleiden (yearbook adviser)

This Association Is Helping Where It’s Needed

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Cassandra Higgins. Jim and John were our greeters. Jackie did the grace for breakfast. Steve had the humor. Happy bucks came from Bonnie and Gary Miller.  We had a partial interclub to the Noon Club. Pete and Gary Miller golfed at their annual golf outing. . Special Committee is looking for members – see Dawn.  Pete was the winner and non-winner of the drawing. He drew the King of Spades. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.

Cassandra Higgins, ARC of Fond du Lac

Cassandra Higgins is the Development Manager for The ARC. The ARC has been serving clients since 1963. They help about 750 adults and youths in the Fond du Lac area. Some of their programs are Special Olympics, Adult Evening and Weekend Programs, Adult Day Services, Youth After School, and transportation training for professionals. They have twenty five vehicles in their fleet. They have nine group homes and one respite home.  For their Community Enrichment Programs, they need both volunteers and money. For Walleye Weekend, they run the “Boss with the Moss.” They also have parking available in their parking lot. Their Annual Golf Outing is August 6th. 80% of their funding comes from Medicaid and the balance is from donations.

Save the Pollenators

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Sandy Smet.  Bonnie and Pete were our greeters. Marlin did the grace for breakfast. Charlene had the humor. Happy bucks came from Dawn, Gary Miller, and Sandy Smet.  We had an interclub to the Noon Club. They were Donna Miller, Gary Miller, Mark, Glen and Jackie. Special committee is looking for members – see Dawn.  Dawn was the winner and non-winner of the drawing. She drew the Jack of Clubs. Bonnie announced that we are serving lunch for Habitat on May 6th and May 18th. We are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Sandy Smet, USDA

We need to be more organic in your gardening. This was the main theme of our speaker Sandy Smet. We need to plant Bee Bomb Plants, Sun Flowers, Petunias, Dogwood and Snap Dragons. Sandy says that we need to leave the dandelions in for the bees. The bee hives have a major enemy in the Varroa Mite. We need the bees for their pollination of trees, fruits and flowers.

More Teens More Accomplished!

Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting.  They North Fond du Lac Key Clubbers were our greeters.  Special committee is looking for members – see Dawn.  Bonnie announced that we are serving lunch for Habitat on May 6th and May 18th. We are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

North Fond du Lac Key Club

President Marisa Strobel introduced the new officers. They are President – Anna Maramonte, Vice President, Allexis Wegner – Secretary, Alime Rabadan – Treasurer. Their fundraisers raised $451.30. They used donut sales, bake sales and raffles.  They donated $957 back to the community. Volunteer hours for Key Clubbers were 1,657. The most heavily volunteered activity was the Kettle Moraine Halloween Tour and Hike. List of special projects are: Shoes for Belize, Project Linus and Humane Society Fundraiser. They had a combined Service Project with FDL Key Club. They made cards for the terminally ill patients.  Stephanie Mallinger was the top senior volunteer with 258.5 hours.  Scholarship winners were Marisa Strobel and Stephanie Mallinger. Special thanks to the Key Club for breakfast.

Where Would You Like to Go Someday?

Monday Morning

There were 14 members plus two guests at our Monday meeting.  They were Wayne and Val Graczyk. Glen was our greeter. John had grace. Steve and Charlene shared the humor.  Happy bucks came from Gary, Charlene and Val. Gary was the winner and non-winner. He drew the nine of diamonds. We have 25 cards and a pot of $350.00.  Special committee is looking for members – see Dawn.  Bonnie announced that we are serving lunch for Habitat on May 6th and May 18th. We are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th.  Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Wayne and Val Graczyk, Someday Travel

Val and Wayne Graczyk have owned Someday Travel since 2010. They plan and take two tours a year. Groups are limited to twenty five persons. They did bring a lot of interesting facts from their travels. City of Athens allows loose dogs. The first Olympics came from Greece. Delphi is the center of earth. Jackie Kennedy started Capri pants. Monto Carlo has to bring in sand for their beaches. 26% of the Netherlands is reclaimed land. Venice is 118 islands. Finally, we learned the true meaning of upper crust and cold shoulder. Upcoming trips are Northern Italy May 16th 2017. Bavaria/Switzerland  is September 6th 2017. In 2018,  they are going to Greece, Athens and Santorini. The final trip of 2018 is the Seine River Cruise.

Incredible Teens Aim to Make a Difference

Monday Morning

There were 15 members at our Monday meeting.  Key Clubbers were our greeters.   Special committee is looking for members – see Dawn.  Bonnie announced that we are serving lunch for Habitat on May 6th and May 18th. We are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th.  Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Fondy High Key Club

We were served a great breakfast by members of the Key Club. Sydney Loomans, Present President, introduced the news officers. They are: Co-presidents are Rachel Hays and Anistyn Dreifeurst. Vice President is Ashley Waldvogel. Secretaries are Emma Guelig, Hannah Joslin and Kassie Ellingson. Treasurer is Eliz Ziegler. Class directors are Abe and Ben Stoffel-Murray. They have 60 active members. During the year, they had 16 regular meetings. They send two members to Key Leader and two to DCON. They raised $500 for the penny wars. Half was give ti UNICEF and half to March of Dimes. They adopted  two families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. At their regular meetings, they had four outside speakers. They purchased 1,400 books for Reading Mothers Program at the hospital. One hundred students attended Youth Service Day.  Special thanks to Gary, Chris and Manny for all their hard work with the Key Club.