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Key Clubber Wins $10,000 Scholarship

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.

Sydney with her parents

Sydney with Principle Hagen and Erika Daleiden (yearbook adviser)

Incredible Teens Aim to Make a Difference

Monday Morning

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.

Key Club Convention Report


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.

How to Develop Key Leaders


Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting plus three guests. Our guests, Marisa Strobel, Ashley Waldvogel, Rachel hays talked to us about Key Leader program. Jan was our greeter. Dan had the grace. Harry had humor and  it was good. Please get all money and tickets to Marlin as soon as possible. Pete drew the two of spades and won nothing.  We have 46 cards, 7 winners and a pot of $25.00. Fourteen members qualified for the rewards program for last year. Their charity will receive $50 from the Kiwanis. All winners need to get their Charity to Harry.  Rules of the program; participate in three fund raising events for total of at least twenty hours, participate in two interclubs, participate in two community service projects. All activities must be reported to Harry. Any questions please check with Harry.  Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  ATTENTION – Dawn is looking for a volunteer to be our Vice President for the coming year. See Dawn for details. Highlight of the installation banquet. Anne Lemke was named Kiwanian of the Year. 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.

Key Leader Program

Our club sponsored three students from the high schools to attend this year’s program in September at Camp Wawbeek. The Key Leader program is twelve years old. They have offered 569 programs to over 28,000 high school students. It is open to all high school students. Over 75% of the students are Key Club members. Gary and Donna Miller took our students to the event in September. Ashley and Rachel are from Fond du Lac High School. Marisa is from North Fond du Lac High School. It was three days of building leadership skills and team building. The three students did demonstration some of the activities, such as effective listening.


The Best Thing About Kiwanis


Monday Morning

There were 11 members at our Monday meeting. We were greeted by the Chris Stelmacher and the Key Club members.  We have all kinds of fund raisers, Gary Ring for Grief Relief, and Pete for South Shore Coracle on April 23 & 24th.  Next Monday’s 50/50 Raffle will have 24 cards in the game including the five pay cards with a pot of about $360.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact Gary Miller if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Dave or myself. We have donated money to support Dream Catchers. They have two games in May, the 7th and 21st. Save the dates, more detail on the group to follow.

Key Club Breakfast

The Key Club provided a great breakfast on Monday. In addition to introducing this year’s officers and next year’s officers, they listed all their projects for the year. They had over fifty community events and programs on their chart. The newest event was the Teddy Bear sleep over at the library. Thirty teddy bears stayed overnight with the Key Club members. They put together a power point of the bear’s activities. In addition the kids got story and book from Storybook Land of the Key Club. The Key Club was chartered in 1991. Chris Stelmacher has been one of the advisors for twenty five years. Gary Miller presented a plaque for her years of service. In addition, Gary presented a monetary award to both Chris and Sandy for their service to Key Club. We thank both Chris and Sandy. Mandy Liebenow was introduced as the new advisor with Chris. Principal Michelle Hagen and two other assistant principals were also introduced. Again thank you to the Key Club.

Fondy Key Club Update


Monday Morning

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

hixson 2015

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.

One More Evidence of the Amazing Youth of FdL


Monday Morning

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.

More Amazing Teens and Their Accomplishments



Monday Morning

We had 16 members at our road trip to the North Fond du Lac Horace Mann Key Club for our Annual Appreciation Breakfast.  Former member Rich Traxinger joined us for breakfast and to check out how everyone was doing.  There was no 50/50 Raffle drawing this week.  Next week’s drawing will have 39 cards, including seven pay cards, and a pot of at least $160.

North Fond du Lac High School Key Club

Jean Hintze, NFDL Horace Mann Key Club Advisor, and a number of NFDL Key Clubbers welcomed us on Monday morning for our Annual Appreciation Breakfast.  No one should have gone away hungry as they provided a wonderful variety of bagels, breakfast sweets, various fruit offerings and juice and coffee.  Jean turned the program over to the Key Clubbers and they led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Key Club Creed.  The current officers then introduced next year’s list of officers.  They noted that they had 62 members this year and raised almost $503 from five different fund raisers.  They also detailed all of the activities/money donated back to the community. They donated $2,319 back to a number of causes in addition to a total of over 2,080 hours of volunteer time to a long list of causes/agencies.  The list included things such as Friendship Learning Center Halloween Party, NFDL Optimist Pancake Breakfast, Friendship Learning Center Tutoring, Autism Child Care and many, many more.  The group then talked about a special project (Riley’s Project) that provided household/personal care items to needy families.  The NFDL Key Club also had another banner year of Excellence Award Winners (Five Members) at this Spring’s DCON.  The NFDL Key Club Scholarship Awardees; Riley Behnke, Shelby Demboski, Nicole Fox, Alexus Kraus and Elizabeth Redmond were introduced and gave a brief report of where they’re going to college and what they hope to study.  And finally, the new officers unveiled their goals for next year; new volunteer venues, 10 Excellence Award Winners at DCON, Polar Plunge continued success and continue to collaborate with NHS and Student Council.  GREAT JOB!!

More Key Club Service!


The Fond du Lac High School Key Clubbers have been as busy as Santa’s elves.  Over the next several weeks they’ll be helping with Shop With a Cop, Fondy Food Pantry to create holiday grocery boxes, ARC Bingo Night, Christmas Cookie Decorating, and Christmas Adopt-A-Family.

They also have coming up over the next several months the ARC house cleaning, Polar Plunge, and Reading at the Children’s Museum. Keep an eye out for the Key Clubbers as they endeavor to make our community and world a better place to live. We are proud of our key clubbers and encourage them to keep up the fantastic work.

Pork Fest Success Owed to Community


Thank you so much to everyone in the Fond du Lac area who came out and helped make our Pork Fest fundraiser a resounding success. Our preliminary numbers show that we fed over 1,500 pork chop meals with the help of our own Key Clubbers and Trinity Baptist School who helped serve and bus tables. Beyond the money that was raised, which will all go back into the community, we were also able to help the community out in another way by donating two carloads of leftovers to the broken bread program. The Kiwanis of Fabulous Fond du Lac are committed to helping make our community a better place to live, and we thank you again for the part that you had in making it possible. Be on the lookout for announcements of financial donations and gifts that are possible because of the community’s support of fundraisers like this.