Key Club Convention Report

Morning

There were 15 members plus five guests at our Monday meeting.   Rachel Hays and Ashley Waldvogel were our speakers. Key Club advisors, Manny Liebenow and Chris Stelmacher and Key Club President Sydney Loomans joined us also. Mark and Gary were our greeters. John had the grace. Dan had the humor. Happy bucks came from Harry and Gary Ring, Gary Ring is selling raffle tickets for Grief Relief. Sharon was a winner and non- winner. She drew the nine of hearts. We still have 28 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $300.00.    Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors. He had have leg surgery on March 17th. He is doing great. West Bend German night is March 28th.    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.

Rachel & Ashley, Key Club Convention

Rachel and Ashley represented Fond du Lac Key Club in Green Bay. It was held at the Hyatt/KI Convention Center. In additional to the workshops, they attended the talent show and awards ceremony. They attended membership grown and member retention workshop. Their second workshop was better club meetings. They were there for Gary Ring’s Outstanding Key Club Advisor Award. Special thanks to Rachel, Ashley, our Key Club advisors and Gary Ring for attending the convention. For more information, please attend the Key Club Appreciation breakfast on April 24th.  In addition, the Key Club has their regular meeting on Friday morning.

Creating and Cultivating Bookworms

Monday Morning

There were 11 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.   Marianne Geiger was our speaker. Dan was our greeter. Gary had the grace. Steve had the humor. No happy bucks, it was snowy outside. Bonnie was a winner and non- winner. She drew the ace of clubs. We still have 29 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $300.00.    Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors. He will have leg surgery on March 17th. West Bend German night is March 28th.    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.

Marianne Geiger, Wisconsin Bookworms

Recipe for a “Love of Reading”. Mix : 170 students from ages 3 to 5, give them 8 new books free per year, 20 volunteer readers. This reading program is a collaboration of: Fond du Lac County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE), UW Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs, and Wisconsin Public Television. In addition they get a tote bag fort their eight books. We donated one book for the program. Our book was Puddle Pug by Kim Norman. In case, you want to buy for your library. The 170 students are from “Head Start” in Fond du Lac and Early Childhood Class in Ripon. The readers also plan a craft activity in conjunction with the book read. In their seventeen years of reading, they have helped 2,615 children with 22, 000 books. If you wish to read or donate, contact Marianne at 948-9431.

Boating Is for Everyone

Monday Morning

There were 18 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.   Juliana Senfft was our speaker. Dave Krug was our greeter. Mark had the grace. Charlene had the humor. Happy bucks came from Dan, Glen,  and Dawn. Dave Lefeber was a winner and non- winner. He drew the two of hearts. We still have 30 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $280.00.   Dan thanked everyone for their support at Trinity Baptist School “Soup Up”. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors. He will have leg surgery on March 17th. West Bend German night is March 28th.   Gary will host an interclub at Ripon Morning Club next Wednesday. Sign up with Gary next Monday. 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.

Juliana Senfft,The Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan

SEAS, a nonprofit, was formed in 2012. They offer a number of sailing program including lessons for blind, visually impaired and ALS. They promote sailing on Lake Michigan. They offer Match Sailing Races with no sighted guides. They will have a Visually Impaired tournament June 23rd to 25th. Their Adaptive Sailing Weekend is on July 7th & 9th. They offer community rental boating, First Sail, and other classes/workshops.

The Night the Churches Burned

Monday Morning

There were 13 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Tracy Reinhardt was our speaker. Jackie was our greeter. Dave had the grace. Charlene had the humor. Happy bucks came from Bonnie, John, Dawn, Marlin, and Charlene. Dawn was a winner and non- winner. She drew the six of spades.. We still have 31 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $270.00.   Dan announced that Trinity Baptist School is having “Soup Up!” on March 2nd at their gym. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors. Chris reported that Key Club’s Storybook Land had 500 children that came through..  West Bend German night is March 28th.   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.

Tracy Reinhardt, The Night the Churches Burned

Tracy is the librarian at the Galloway House and a Fond du Lac history bluff. She took us back to the first founders, Doty and Darling. Both had their plan to develop Fond du Lac. Darling gave away free lots to business and churches to enhance his subdivision. Fond du Lac had a number of big fires prior to September 25, 1908 big fire, because all buildings were wood and the lack of a real fire protection. September 25th, Crescent Garage started to fire at about 11 pm. It was at the corner of 2nd and Marr. Next was St Joseph’s church and Congregational Church. Also damaged was Grant school, St. Peter’s church, and Salem church. It also burned several residences. They had to bring the Oshkosh fire department in by train to help stop the fires. The 1908 total of damage was $203,000. The book “Night the churches burned” is available at Lulu Press.

Leading Through Caring

Monday Morning

There were 15 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Barb Senn was our speaker. Jim and John were our greeters. Jackie had the grace. Harry had the humor. Pete was a winner and non- winner. She drew the four of clubs.. We still have 32 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $260.00.   Dan announced that Trinity Baptist School is having “Soup Up!” on March 2nd at their gym. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors. Gary Miller reported that we had 41 littles for bowling last Sunday. Thanks to all who turned out to help. After bowling, we served pizza.  West Bend German night is March 28th.   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.

Barb Senn, Sophia Foundation

The Sophia Foundation was established by Virginia Gilmore to nurture the spirt, dignity, potential of people through transformative compassionate leadership. Sophia Servant Leadership Coffee and Conversation are held the 3rd Friday of each month at the Children’s Museum. 2017 conversations will focus on the book “It’s not about the coffee” by Howard Behar. To learn more about Servant Leadership, attend Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference on May 2, 2017. Barb has worked for Sophia for about four years. Foundation relies on local support for their coffees and conferences. Sophia awards a Caring Community Award each year. Last year, they presented it the Sisters of At. Agnes.

Helping Children Love to Read

Monday Morning

There were 13 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Sarah Newton was our speaker. Pete and Bonnie were our greeters. Harry had the grace. Harry had the humor. Chris was a winner and non- winner. She drew the six of spades.. We still have 33 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $250.00. Happy bucks from Bonnie and Pete.  Dan announced that Trinity Baptist School is having “Soup Up!” on March 2nd at their gym. 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.

Sarah Newton, FdL Children’s Library

We worked with Sarah to install the Story Book Walk at Lakeside in 2014. Last year, they installed another Story Book Walk at Hamilton Park.  They are developing more areas in the libraries for children to read. They have building block games for the older kids at the library. In addition, they have checkers and cards to play. Kids have to be 8 yrs. old to be left alone in the library. They are working with groups such as Blue Line and Eden Elementary for new programs. This year the Children’s department will be carpeted and FDL Express will be restaged.

Singing the Praises of the Children’s Chorale

Monday Morning

There were 12 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  David Hein was  our speaker. Marlin was our greeter. Dave Krug had the grace. Charlene had the humor. Jim was a winner and non- winner. He drew the three of diamonds.. We still have 34 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $240.00. The Boys and Girls Club’s fund raiser “Reach for the Stars” is Feb 17th. 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.

David Hein, Children’s Chorale

David has been director of the Chorale since 2009. The Chorale has been around for twenty years. They are doing a special anniversary concert on June 7th. In addition to David, they have two other employees, Kristin Barr, business manager and Patricia Siekierke, accompanist. David is a music professor at Marian College. Children are in the Chorale from 4th thru 8th grade. They have fifty students now and have had a high of 140 students. The students come from all schools in the county. The cost of tuition is $225.00. They practice every Monday for an hour.

A Vision for Thomas’s Trains

Monday Morning

There were 13 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Tom Murray was  our speaker.  Harry and Chris were our greeters. Dan had the grace. Charlene and Steve had the humor. Happy bucks came from Harry, Bonnie, Gary and Dan.  Reminder, Mid-Winter is Feb. 11th. Contact Charlene or Gary if interested. John was a winner and non- winner. He drew the Jack of hearts. We still have 35 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $240.00.  Melissa Schmidt will have a MS Fund Raiser Feb 4 & 5th at TNT. Cost is only $20.00. Special  thank you for all those who worked the Vex Robotics Tournament. Dan thanked all for their support at the Trinity Baptist auction.  The Boys and Girls Club’s fund raiser “Reach for the Stars” is Feb 17th. 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 Dawn 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.

Tom Murray, The Train Project

Tom is a retired Industrial Arts Teacher. The last seven years, he has been working with 3rd & 4th graders to teach them industrial arts skills. His new project is THE TRAIN PROJECT. This skill for kids is a process to teach industrial arts to kids.  Kids learn by doing and never forget. It can be a lifetime skill, by teaching one child at time to build his train set. Tom is looking for mentors to help these kids. The local Menard’s has offered to help with the materials to build the train.

A Clearly Great Choice to See

Monday Morning

There were 14 members plus two guests at our Monday meeting.  Dr. Clarence Tam and Terry St. Lawrence were our speakers.   Sharon was our greeter. Jackie had the grace and Gary Miller had the humor. Happy bucks came from Gary and Glen.  Reminder, Mid-Winter is Feb. 11th. Gary was a winner and non- winner. He drew the King of hearts. We still have 36 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $220.00.  Melissa Schmidt will have a MS Fund Raiser Feb 4 & 5th at TNT. Cost is only $20.00. Trinity Baptist auction is this Friday at the old St. Pats gym. Wine Around the World is January 28th at Holiday Inn. The February social will be 25th at the Meadows. 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 Dawn 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.

Dr. Clarence Tam, Ophthalmologist 

Our speaker was Dr. Clarence Tam. He has been with Agnesian for about two years. He did medical school at Baylor and his residency at Cleveland Clinic Eye Institute.  His four areas of study are cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The two ophthalmologists at Agnesian are Dr. Tam and Dr.Strittmatter. Their office is at Health Plaza, 421 Camelot Dr.  For more information contact them at 926-8472.

The Best Way to Help Boys and Girls

Monday Morning

There were 12 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Joscelyn Deanovich was our speaker.  Steve was our greeter. Jim had the grace and Charlene had the humor. Happy bucks came from Gary and Dawn. Reminder, Mid-Winter is Feb. 11th. John was a winner and non- winner. He drew the six of hearts. We still have 37cards, 5 winners and a pot of $210.00.  Trinity Baptist auction is this Friday at the old St. Pats gym. Wine Around the World is January 28th at Holiday Inn. The February social will be at the Meadows. Date will be announced  soon. 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 Dawn 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.

Joscelyn Deanovich, Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Our speaker was Joscelyn Deanovich, community based Program Coordinator for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She has been with BB/BS since October. BB/BS is about to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Big’s need to do two activities a month with their little’s. You can be a Big, Big couple, or Big family. You must be 18 and be approved by BB/BS. They have a number of fund raisers. They are Bowling for Kids, Lobster Boil, Cars for Kids, and 5k Splash and Dash. They have 125 Littles’s enrolled and 49 on the waiting list.  For more information go to their web page, www.bbbsfdl.org