There were 16 members plus five guests. at our Monday meeting. Lois Towne joined Marlin for breakfast. We had an interclub from the Noon club. They were Don Kurki, DickTaddey, Ray Farr and Ann Calnin. Glen and Pete were our greeters. Marlin and Chris had happy bucks. Father Glen had the grace. Steve had humor. Harry announced preliminary numbers on Pork Fest. We had 1,375 tickets turned in for dinner. Profits look to be around $8,900. Reminder from Anne Lemke be sure to “Like” our Kiwanis page on Instagram. Melissa Schmidt represented the club at the Boys and Girls Club Annual Spelling Bee last week. Their team came in the middle of pack. She was teamed with a 3rd and 6th grader. Reminder from Harry, Rewards Winners be sure to fill out and return your form. Sharon was our winner and loser. She drew the Ace of Clubs. There are 35 cards left and a pot of $230.00. 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 Peter or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.
Tracy Reinhardt, Lakeside Park Photo History
Tracy has collected a number of Langdon Divers’s photos of Lakeside Park. Lakeside was just a marsh on Lake Winnebago in the early days. There was more water than land in the beginning. The first pavilion was built at the end of Main St, in 1905. In 1921 the trolley ran to the park along Main St.. Other attractions to the park in the early days were camping, boat houses, and skating. They had races on the ice. As part of beach, a 60 slide was built in 1921. The beach and bath houses closed in 1965 due to the poor water quality. In 1924 they built the present band stand and a giant sandbox. The band stand is still there. Tracy works at the Galloway house and loves to collect history on Fond du Lac. Tracy has a great program on the night the churches burned in Fond du Lac.
There were 16 members at our Monday Meeting plus our guest speakers Jordan Skiff and John Redman. We were greeted by Steve and Gary Miller. Steve had the humor for the day. Mark had the grace. No one had happy bucks. Happy birthday was sung to Mark by Dan. Dave Twohig was the raffle ticket winner and drew the nine of hearts, no winner. Monday’s 50/50 raffle will have 13 cards including four pay cards with a pot of $511. Side note – Del is at home. We have a possible interclub from New Holstein Kiwanis. Their Spanferkel is Monday August 29. See Dawn to sign up. Social committee is planning a night at Thelma street band on August 25th. See Thelma or Charlene for details. Sharon will be our representative for the Boys and Girls Club on October 12th. 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 Gary Miller if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Dave or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.
Jordan Skiff – Lakeside Park Improvements
Jordan Skiff and Parks Director John Redman were her to present ideas to improve Lakeside Park. Ideas from the seventeen person advisory committee were turn over to Excel engineering for a plan. The main idea is a new pavilion at the end of Main St. The possibilities of a restaurant and a pier into the lake are on the list. This would be the hub of the park. Because of all the variables, this is on the 2019 list of projects. A splash pad would be on the 2018 list of projects. Other items would be a bridge to the West side. Viewing stations would be added for Supple Marsh’s. Bike trails thru the park. Add an ice rink. A number of opinions are pushing for improving the old pavilion.
There were 19 members at our Monday meeting plus two guests. Our guest speaker, was Dr. Ryan Haus. In addition, Tonya Feucht, our newest member from MPTC Satellite Club joined us for breakfast. Happy bucks came from Sharon for tonya being our newest member. Pete added two bucks, one for Tonya and one for Sharon bringing Tonya in. Special thanks to our greeter, Dawn and Mark for invocation. Vickie handled the humor for the day. She does qualify for the Dr. Waffle award. Chris was the ticket winner. She drew the ten for diamonds for $10.00. Next Monday’s 50/50 Raffle will have 43 cards in the game including the six pay cards with a pot of about $95.
Dr. Ryan Haus, Fond du Lac Youth Baseball
Ryan is working to build two new diamonds at Lakeside Park. They will be built in phases with the lights being the final stage. The project has been delayed because of the dispute between the Fond du Lac School Board and the Boys Baseball. They hope to break ground in 2016 and play ball in 2017. History, two boards were formed in 1984. One was to develop the fields and the second one to run the daily baseball games. A new nonprofit was developed to run boys baseball and add new fields. We have committed $5,000 to the news fields. No money has been spent on the new fields. The two fields on Fourth Street have not been used in the past year. They are owned by the old Baseball Inc. The new nonprofit would like to rent the fields for 2016.
We had a better turnout of 18 members at our Monday meeting even with the bitter cold. Our scheduled program wasn’t able to attend due to a medical emergency. Happy Bucks were offered by Charlene Pettit for the extra minutes of daylight we’re getting each day so it’s a little lighter in the mornings on her way to babysit her grandchildren and by Dan Leeds, even though he didn’t have an extra $1, for the birth of his second grandchild on the same date as his first grandchild. Charlene noted that the Social Committee is organizing an after Project Linus gathering for drinks once a new date has been set. Gary Miller was the 50/50 Raffle winner this week and he drew the Two of Hearts, a non-winner. Next week’s drawing will have 43 cards with eight pay cards and a pot of at least $114.
Lakeside Park Survey
Since our scheduled program wasn’t able to attend, Gary Miller took the opportunity to talk about the current efforts underway to get input on future uses of Lakeside Park.
The Lakeside Park Exploratory Committee is seeking input from citizens, requesting they take a survey on the use of the park. The results will help the committee understand how people use Lakeside Park and may identify improvements that might lead to more usage.
Paper copies of the survey are available at Fond du Lac City County Government Center, Fond du Lac Public Library and Fond du Lac Senior Center. Completed surveys may be dropped into a box at each location.
The survey can also be taken online and must be completed by Jan. 15.
Gary encouraged everyone to take the time to provide input to help the City Council in their deliberations on how to best position Lakeside Park for the future.
We had 16 members at Monday’s meeting along with our guest speaker, Ryan Haus from Dynamic Chiropractic and Wellness Center to talk about the Lakeside Park Baseball Diamonds. Happy Bucks were offered by Del Waldschmidt for his trip this week to Nevada (thank goodness we got the $ before he left), Jackie King for a weekend with her sister who is battling stage 4 lung cancer and Bob Kahl to correct his Happy Buck from the week before about his son’s victory party after the mid-term election. Gary Ring announced an opportunity for a social gathering on Wednesday night, December 19th at Sebastian’s Restaurant. He’s taking his wife, Lois, out to dinner and offered to buy a round of drinks for anyone that would like to be there before dinner to wish Lois a happy 60th birthday. Be there between 5:30-6:00PM. Dawn Scannell was the 50/50 Raffle winner and she drew the Nine of Clubs, not a winner. After last week’s big winner the pot now stands at $9 with 51 cards left in the deck and nine pay cards.
Ryan Haus, Fond du Lac Youth Baseball
Dr. Ryan Haus joined us on Monday morning to give us an update on the Lakeside Park Baseball Diamond Project. Plans are currently in place to build an exciting new multi-use baseball field complex at Fond du Lac’s beautiful Lakeside Park. There is a significant need for this project and is being performed with cooperation between FDL Youth Baseball, Fond du Lac School District, Fond du Lac Recreation Department, and the city of Fond du lac. The proposed complex will allow our community to offer new, improved, and expanded activities for residents of all ages. The proposal is to build two new youth baseball fields that will be used primarily by youth baseball players 12 years old and younger. Part of Lakeside Park is being offered by and leased from the city to use for the facility. The facility will be managed by the FDL Recreation Department for scheduling and care. Once the facility is built it will be funded through its use and concessions.
The fields will expand the use and improve the beauty of Lakeside Park and will provide a new facility that will offer programs for all ages while being available for use to the public. The proposal includes fields, lights, batting cages, pavilion/shelter, bleachers, playground equipment, etc.
Our Club ended the meeting with a presentation of a $5,000 donation to this project from our Special Impact Committee.
We had 17 members at Monday’s meeting along with our guest speaker, Ryan Haus. Steve Millin had a “Happy Buck” for the Badgers wins in the NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee on Thursday and Saturday, and Gary Miller for his son still having all four of his teams still in the tournament. Gary Ring made a small correction to the Cheers for Volunteers award event; it’s going to be dinner on May 2nd vs. lunch as originally announced. Cocktails start at 5:30PM with dinner at 6:30PM and the awards program to follow at the Holiday Inn. Gary Miller announced an InterClub to the Noon Club on Tuesday and was able to get four members to commit to attend. Bonnie Baerwald was the 50/50 Raffle winner and she drew the Ace of Clubs, not a winner. Next week’s drawing will have 27 cards with five pay cards and a pot of at least $331.
Ryan Haus, Lakeside Park Youth Baseball Complex
Ryan Haus joined us on Monday morning to talk about an opportunity in our community to build an exciting new multi-use baseball field complex at Lakeside Park.There is a significant need for this project and is being performed with cooperation between FDL Youth Baseball, Fond du Lac School District, Fond du Lac Recreation Department and the City of Fond du Lac. The proposed complex will allow our community to offer new, improved and expanded activities for resident of all ages.
The proposal is to build two new youth baseball fields that will be used primarily by youth baseball players (12 years old and younger). Part of Lakeside Park is being offered by and leased from the City to use for the facility. The facility will be managed by the FDL Recreation Department for scheduling and maintenance. Once the facility is built it will be funded through its use and concessions. The fields will expand the use and improve the beauty of Lakeside Park and will provide a new facility that will offer programs for all ages while being available for use to the public. The proposal includes fields, lights, batting cages, pavilion/shelter, bleachers, playground equipment, etc.
The projected cost of the entire facility will be about $400,000. It is intended to be built in phases as funds are raised and not to incur any debt for this project. The baseball fields will be first followed by the concession/bathroom building and lastly the lights, almost $100,000 of the total.