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.
We had a huge turnout at Monday’s meeting with 16 members and 15 guests. Joining us on Monday were 11 Key Clubbers from North Fond du Lac’s Horace Mann, Michael Friedel, Jessica Gohde, Cami Hoerth, Briana Mathes, Brooke Mathes, Emily Romuald, Brittany Sabel, Ericka Schwartz, Russ Schwartz, Tianna Robinson, and Pa Vang along with their advisor, Jean Hintze, Danny Loomans from the Fond du Lac Key Club and our two guest speakers, Kelly Jo McClanathan and Jennifer Schoonover. The Fund Raising Committee presented Danny Loomans with a check for $1,000 for the Food For Freedom Project from the proceeds from the NFDL PDQ Brat Fry. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Gary Ring in appreciation for his family’s surprise birthday party over the weekend, Sharon Kollman for her last two days of work this week before she retires and Jan Krug ($5 of her own money, not Del’s) for all of the Horace Mann Key Clubbers and Jean Hintze at our Monday meeting. Dave Lefeber was the 50/50 Raffle Winner and he drew the Nine of Diamonds. Not a winner so the kitty continues to grow. Monday’s game will have 25 cards, eight pay cards and a pot of at least $357.
Team JUMP, Leadership Fond du Lac
Kelly Jo McClanathan and Jennifer Schoonover joined us on Monday morning to tell us about their Team JUMP Leadership Fond du Lac Project. In support of future waterfront district development, including the move of the Children’s Museum, Team JUMP found that a plot of land behind the new site of the Children’s Museum is underdeveloped and not being maintained. In past years, the area housed many businesses; however, most of the store fronts are now vacant. Team JUMP plans to design and construct an exploratory nature area on a portion of this plot to serve as a future connection to Lakeside Park. Utilizing natural grasses, trees and plant life that are native to the area, their goal is to assist in reinvigorating the development of this area by attracting visitors to the site by making it more visually appealing, as well as providing a learning environment for visitors of the Children’s Museum, Lakeside Park and area business. Team JUMP is holding a work session on Saturday, May 11th, starting at 9:00AM for anyone that wants to help build this park like area behind the new location of the Children’s Museum. If you want to help on Saturday or just want to make a monetary donation contact Kelly Jo McClanathan through the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce website.