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.
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.
There were 19 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest. Our guest speaker was a no show. Key Club Officer, Alyssa Weiorka joined us for breakfast. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Jim Freiberg, Del Waldschmidt, Gary Miller and Jan Krug. Marlin needs your ticket sales money as soon as possible.
Dan Leeds was the winner of the 50/50 raffle drawing and he drew the five of clubs for $5.00 dollars Next Monday’s 50/50 Raffle will have 49 cards in the game including the eight pay cards.
Alyssa Weiorka, Fondy High Key Club President
Alyssa filled in for our missing speaker. She is a senior and transferred from WLA. She joined the Key Club to get more involved in helping others. Her first choice for college is Northwestern. She thanked our club for all our support. One of the officer’s goals is to increase the number of events. They are working harder to get better attendance from the Key Club to our club. Some of their events are ARC Christmas bingo party, books to the hospital, Halloween events and the Pink Pumpkin Race. They sold candy for their first fund raiser of the year. They have ninety paid members.
Hixson Award Winners
The board of Directors awarded two Hixsons this year. A $1,000 donation has been made to Kiwanis International Foundation in of the name of Sharon Kollman and Pastor Dan Leeds. This is to recognize these individuals for their hard work for Kiwanis. Congratulation to both Sharon and Dan.
There were 19 members at our Monday meeting along with our guest speaker, Annie Moore, President of the Fond du Lac High School Key Club. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Harry Schneider for the Pork Fest being over and also for a very enjoyable Oktoberfest in Appleton, Dan Leeds for his newest granddaughter, Charlene Pettit for a well done Pork Fest and Gary Miller for Annie Moore joining us on Monday morning. Marlin reported that meals served at the Pork Fest were down about 260 from last year at 1,355. There were 751 take outs and 604 dine in meals. More results will be reported as all the expenses are tallied. Dawn Scannell was the winner of the 50/50 raffle drawing and she drew the Ace of Clubs, not a winner. Next Monday’s 50/50 Raffle will have 51 cards in the game including the nine pay cards.
Annie Moore, Fondy High Key Club
Annie Moore, President of the FDL High School Key Club, joined us on Monday to outline the plans for the Key Club this year. Annie said the Club has three major goals for this year:
- More active participation of more members. Currently it appears that 80 dues paying members will be in the Club. How they get more participation from these members will be the challenge.
- Increase fund raising efforts to build the treasury so they can continue to supply Golden Books to the newborn babies at Agnesian HealthCare.
- Attempt to get more Key Club members to out breakfast meetings on Monday and get to know our members and vice versa.
The Key Club will be cleaning up their section of Hwy 23 East of Fond du Lac on Sunday. They also are tentatively planning their StoryBook Land on February 20th and Youth Services Day will be April 27th , both major service projects.
We had 13 members at our Monday Appreciation Breakfast at Fond du Lac High School. We had a large turnout of Key Clubbers, their two advisors, Chris Stelmacher and Sandi Berka, Principal Michelle Hagen and Assistant Principals, Paulene Mueller, Anthony Pizzo, Timothy Scottberg and Peter Snyder. A bountiful breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, bagels, juice and coffee was enjoyed by all. There was no 50/50 Raffle drawing on Monday. Next week’s drawing will have 41 cards, including seven pay cards, and a pot of at least $128.
Fondy High Key Club
The Fond du Lac High School Key Club had a member attend the 59th Annual District Convention (DCON) the weekend of March 14th in Green Bay. The member told us about her experience at DCON, all the kids that attended (over 800) and how it inspired her to get more involved in her local Key Club organization. She also thanked us for helping her get to go to DCON.
Eleven Key Clubbers then talked briefly about service projects that they participated in and why they found them to be a great thing for their Key Club to do. Those eleven projects were:
- Monthly ARC Bingo
- Shop With A Cop
- Girl Scout Dance
- Parkside Knowledge A Thon
- Story Book Land
- Monthly YMCA Middle School Dance
- Make A Difference Day
- Food Pantry Assistance
- Parent Back To School Night
- Rienzi Cemetery Historical Tour
- Grief Relief Event
Gary Ring officially thanked both Chris and Sandi for all they do for our Club in helping the Key Club members operate this long standing Key Club. Chris and Sandi also publicly thanked Gary Ring for all that does as our Club’s liaison to the Key Club.
The last item of business on Monday morning was the introduction of the new Officers for the Key Club for next year. Looks like a great batch of young adults to lead next year’s Key Club members.
We had 18 members and our guest speaker, Mike Gneuech, at Monday’s meeting back at The Main Street Cafe. John Cooper announced that it looks like we had a record Walleye Weekend. We sold 3,000 lbs. of cheese curds and almost all of our other product as well. It will take several weeks for all the bills to come in but all indications are that we had a record year. Del Waldschmidt asked the members to give John a round of applause for all the work he put into Walleye Weekend this year. Charlene Pettit noted that the sign up for the Annual Kiwanis Picnic is very light at this time. See more details under Kiwanis Happenings. “Happy Bucks” were offered by John Cooper in thanks for all the members who helped at Walleye Weekend and also by Dan Leeds for his time spent with his sister and her family and his grandson for the past three weeks in England/Scotland. Steve Millin was the 50/50 Raffle Winner and he drew the 10 of Hearts, another $10 winner. The next drawing will have 21 cards, five pay cards and a pot of at least $389.
Mike Gneuech – Fond du Lac High School Football
Mike Gneuech, Fond du Lac High School Varsity Football Coach, joined us on Monday morning to tell us about the FDL Football program. This is Mike’s second year as the head football coach at Fond du Lac High School, and he’s optimistic that this season will be a significant improvement over his first year. Mike noted that they’ll be young this year with only 10-12 returning seniors and 16 starters. The reason Mike thinks this will be a better year is the enthusiasm that they’re seeing in the weight room this summer. This is the first week of organized weight training, and they have 387 participants from grades 6–12 signed up to lift this summer. These 387 participants are from a number of different sports and not just the football program. Over the course of the past year the weight program has shown improved results in that prior to Mike’s arrival they only had three 300 lb. squat lifters. This year they are up to 32 lifters who can squat 300 lbs. quite an improvement. Specific to the football program they’ll be having four contact days in July with two of those days in scrimmages with other programs. Mike played four years of collegiate football and has been coaching for the past 13 years in an assistant capacity, the majority of that time at Hartland Arrowhead. Mike is also a social studies teacher at the high school and has received tentative approval to teach a course starting in 2014-15 that will focus on character development and leadership.
Once again the Fond du Lac High School Key Club will be hosting Storybook Land. You are invited to join the Fondy High Key Club as they bring to life such classics as The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Old McDonald, Snow White, and the Beauty and the Beast. The event will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. with tours starting every ten minutes. Everyone ages 3-10 years who is accompanied by an adult is welcome to attend this free event meant to encourage children in the joys of reading. In addition to enjoying seeing their favorite books acted out by Key Club members, each child in attendance will also receive a free children’s book at the end of the tour. This great event will be held at the Fond du Lac High School, door 1, and the Key Club members are asking each person to bring a canned good as a donation for local food pantries. This is a fantastic event that your kids will love. Don’t miss it!