Project Linus Presents Mission to Blanket the World with Love

Monday Morning
We had a large group at Monday’s meeting with 19 members, 11 Key Clubbers and our guest speaker. Joining us from the North Fond du Lac Key Club were Perla Chavez & Cynthia Newton, from the Fond du Lac Key Club were Sydney Blaine, Katie Bucher, Luckie Cha, Kevin Ditter, Joshua Gutzmann, Sarah Jacobsen. Brad Morgan, Emily Nett and Bridget Stollfus along with our guest speaker Penny Kollmansberger. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Gary Ring for a successful mission trip to build houses in Biloxi, MS last week and by Gary Miller ($2) one each of our Key Clubs in attendance at Monday’s meeting. Bonnie Baerwald announced a Community Services Committee meeting next Thursday (4/4) at 11:15am in the MPTC Cafeteria before the Club Satellite meeting. Marlin Towne was the 50/50 Raffle winner (2nd week in a row) and he drew the six of Spades, still not a winner. Next Monday’s game will have 29 cards, eight pay cards and a pot of at least $297.

Penny Kollmansberger, Project Linus
Penny Kollmansberger is the Chapter Coordinator of the Fond du Lac County Chapter of Project Linus, located right here in Fond du Lac. It is the mission of Project Linus to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers”. It is Project Linus’s secondary mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children. The National Chapter of Project Linus began in 1995 and the local chapter was formed in 2006. The local chapter has produced over 7,300 blankets since they began in 2006, with most of those blankets going to local children. In times of “national/regional emergencies” some of the blankets could go to needy children in other parts of the country. Our Club Satellite sponsored a “blanketeer” night several weeks ago with a great turn out of Club Satellite and Host Club members all making blankets of various shapes and sizes.