The Best Way to Improve the Workforce

Monday Morning

There were 15 members plus three guests at our Monday meeting.   Melissa Worthington, Lisa McArthur and Bernadette Seefeld were our speakers. Marlin and Chris were our greeters.  Charlene had the humor. Mark, John and John had happy bucks. Harry had the grace. Gary Ring is selling raffle tickets for Grief Relief. 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. Bonnie drew the four of diamonds. We still have 26 cards and a pot $325.00. 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.

Melissa Worthington, Lisa McArthur, and Bernadette Seefeld, Fond du Lac Works

Melissa, Lisa and Bernadette all work for the Fond du Lac Association of Commerce. They talked about different programs at the Association. They range from Fond du Lac works, which is working on the skilled shortage. Other programs are Lemonade Day, Career Academy, Youth Apprenticeship, Project Grill and many more. The ideas are mainly to help replace the retiring boomers in the work force.

Suicide Assistance for Fond du Lac Teens

Monday Morning

There were 11 members plus two guests at our Monday meeting.   Marian Sheridan and Jim Salasek were our speakers. Steve was our greeter and had the humor. Dan had a happy buck. John had the grace. Gary Ring is selling raffle tickets for Grief Relief. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  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.

Marian Sheridan and Jim Salasek, YScreen

YScreen started in 2002 and serves the whole county. The student Alcohol and Tobacco survey showed that 21% of students surveyed had considered suicide in the past year. The Fond du Lac School District sought evidence based best practices in youth suicide prevention. Emotional health screening was implemented at Fond du Lac High School. Between 2002 and 2015 school years, the percentage of students surveyed that reported having suicide decreased from 21% to 17% . The YScreen advisory board, which is a blend mental health professionals, school administrators and community agency representatives, is the guiding forces of the Fond du Lac Area YScreen Program. Major funding for YScreen is provided Fond du Lac School District, Agnesian Healthcare and the Fond du Lac United Way.

Fresh Ideas from the Idea Studio

Monday Morning

There were 12 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.   Jon Mark Bolthouse was our speaker and tour guide for the Idea Studio. Gary Ring is selling raffle tickets for Grief Relief. 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.

Jon Mark Bolthouse, FdL Library Idea Studio

The Idea Studio has been 2 ½ years in the making. It is a place to do something. They have a kitchen to teach things like bread making once a month. There are two 3D printers, two sewing machines, comb binding machine and a serger for quilters. In addition, there is a recording studio, silhouette cutter, button maker and a laser. The laser is the only machine that requires staff assistance. If you are thirteen or older, you can attend a badging training session to qualify you for their functions. Breads of the World: Mexico is April 18th.  Every month the library has a program on the history of Fond du Lac. April 20th is the Children’s Home of Fond du Lac.

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.