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Managing the Greatest City in the Country

Monday Morning

There were 15 members and one guest, Joe Moore at our Monday meeting .Sharon and Gary were our greeters. Dan had the grace. Charlene and Steve had the humor.  Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du Lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. Melissa Schmidt will represent the club at the Boys and Girls Club Annual Spelling Bee in October.   Sharon was the winner and a loser. She picked the two of hearts. There are 44 cards left and a pot of $102.00.  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 Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Joe Moore, Fond du Lac City Manager

Joe Moore gave a report on the City of Fond du Lac. Unemployment is at an all-time low, 2 ½%. This accounts for the high number of employers looking to hire. Bad news, based on family income levels, the number of free or reduced school lunch program is at 50%.  The Military Rd roundabout will be done in November. The Second St. Bridge should be done any day. The Retlaw Hotel is hoping to start remodeling soon and be open by next summer. CD Smith is the contractor. . Hwy 23 projects stopped in 2015 and Joe hopes to see it restarted by next summer. Law Enforcement is reporting the lowest crime rate in years. However domestic violence is still increasing. Seven people died from heroin last year and Narcan was used over eighty times to prevent heroin deaths, Both the Combined Building and the two Catholic schools are in the process of being converted to apartments. Feel free to call Joe Moore or any city councilman with any other questions. They can be reached at the City of Fond du Lac web page.

Educating Kids Beyond High School

Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting. Harry and Chris were our greeters. John had the grace. Gary had the humor, very good humor.  Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du Lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event.  The Kewaskum Kiwanis Craft Beer and Wine Festival is August 2nd. Harry was the winner and a loser. There are 46 cards left and a pot of $82.00.  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 Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Bonnie Baerwald, MPTC Promise Program

Moraine Park has three main campus, Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam, and West Bend. They have 2,816 FTE students which mean 16, 236 students. They have 330 employees in the system. The Promise Program will help 300 students with an annual cost of $27, 150. It starts in the fall of 2018. They will need to raise $1/1.5 million to start the endowment. Some of the eligibility requirements are: reside in MPTC district, high school GPA of 2.5, score 16 on ACT and be eligible for Federal Pell grants. To remain eligible: full time student at MPTC, GPA of 2.5, eight hours of community stay in good standing. For complete list of requirements go MPTC web page of talk to Bonnie. What can we do to help: student referral, service learning referrals and donate to the program.

Kiwanis Details Update

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting .Steve and Charlene were our greeters. Jackie had the grace. Steve had the humor.  Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du Lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18 from 4:00 to 7:30.  Back to school program will be August 5th and August 26th.  John was a winner and small winner. He drew the ten of spades for $10.00. There are 48 cards left and a pot of $30.00.  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 Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Board Meeting Recap

Dan recapped the Membership Committee survey. If you need a copy contact Dan. The rescheduled picnic is 5 – 8 at Deneuve Shelter on July 19th. Contact Charlene to attend. Bring your shovel, rake, and gloves to 501 Farwell Ave to help with landscaping on July 18th. Sign up with Bonnie for the Dock In addition; she has signup sheets for Back to School programs on August 5th and 26th. Harry reported that we made almost $28,000.00 at Walleye. Total numbers of volunteer hours were over 1000 hours. We donated $2,500 to Band Boosters and $500.00 to Family Resource Center for their help. Fondue Fest is cancelled this year. We move on to Pork Fest on September 28th. We will need your help on the 27th and 28th. In addition don’t forget to get your cake recipe ready.  Gary Miller has scheduled an interclub for Ripon Morning on Wednesday July 19th. Contact Gary to join the party.  Any questions on the board meeting, contact Dawn with your questions.

Best Baseball in Fond du Lac!

Monday Morning

There were 13 members plus our guest speaker, Ryan Moede at our Monday meeting. Mark and Gary Miller were our greeters. John had the grace. Charlene had the humor.  Dan had a happy buck for his new parking lot. Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du Lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18 from 4:00 to 7:30.  Back to school program will be August 5th and August 26th.  Pete was a winner and loser. He drew the seven of hearts. There are 49 cards left and a pot of $30.00.  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 Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Ryan Moede, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders

Ryan is the general manager of the Dock Spiders. He has been with the Timber Rattlers/Dock Spiders for six years. They play at Marian’s Baker Field and are part of the Northwood League. There are twenty teams in the league and they play seventy two games. The teams are from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa. Timber Rattlers spend 1.5 million to renovate the stadium for their play. There are two full time employees, nine interns and 100 part time employees. Zac Charbonneau is the team manager and is responsible for requiting the thirty members of the teams.

Better Higher Education

Monday Morning

There were 14 members plus our guest speaker at our Monday meeting. The waitress was our greeter. Dawn had the grace. Charlene sort of had the humor.  Harry and Gary Miller had happy bucks. Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. See Dawn for details. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th. Jackie was a winner and loser. She drew the seven of spades. There are 51 cards left and a pot of $10.00.  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 Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Zach Messite, Ripon College President

Zach is the president of Ripon College. In addition, he teaches Government and Politics. Ripon College was founded in 1851. There are 800 students at Ripon. About 2/3 are from Wisconsin. The cost of Ripon is $50,000 per year. The average cost payed by their students is $20,000. They offer thirty five majors. 70% of the students graduate in four years. And 90% of the students are job placed or go on to grad school. Ripon just opened a new Health and Wellness at a cost of $23 million. In addition, they have move both the book store and art gallery to the down town area

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)

This Association Is Helping Where It’s Needed

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Cassandra Higgins. Jim and John were our greeters. Jackie did the grace for breakfast. Steve had the humor. Happy bucks came from Bonnie and Gary Miller.  We had a partial interclub to the Noon Club. Pete and Gary Miller golfed at their annual golf outing. . Special Committee is looking for members – see Dawn.  Pete was the winner and non-winner of the drawing. He drew the King of Spades. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.

Cassandra Higgins, ARC of Fond du Lac

Cassandra Higgins is the Development Manager for The ARC. The ARC has been serving clients since 1963. They help about 750 adults and youths in the Fond du Lac area. Some of their programs are Special Olympics, Adult Evening and Weekend Programs, Adult Day Services, Youth After School, and transportation training for professionals. They have twenty five vehicles in their fleet. They have nine group homes and one respite home.  For their Community Enrichment Programs, they need both volunteers and money. For Walleye Weekend, they run the “Boss with the Moss.” They also have parking available in their parking lot. Their Annual Golf Outing is August 6th. 80% of their funding comes from Medicaid and the balance is from donations.

Save the Pollenators

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Sandy Smet.  Bonnie and Pete were our greeters. Marlin did the grace for breakfast. Charlene had the humor. Happy bucks came from Dawn, Gary Miller, and Sandy Smet.  We had an interclub to the Noon Club. They were Donna Miller, Gary Miller, Mark, Glen and Jackie. Special committee is looking for members – see Dawn.  Dawn was the winner and non-winner of the drawing. She drew the Jack of Clubs. Bonnie announced that we are serving lunch for Habitat on May 6th and May 18th. We are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th.  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.

Sandy Smet, USDA

We need to be more organic in your gardening. This was the main theme of our speaker Sandy Smet. We need to plant Bee Bomb Plants, Sun Flowers, Petunias, Dogwood and Snap Dragons. Sandy says that we need to leave the dandelions in for the bees. The bee hives have a major enemy in the Varroa Mite. We need the bees for their pollination of trees, fruits and flowers.

More Teens More Accomplished!

Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting.  They North Fond du Lac 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.  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.

North Fond du Lac Key Club

President Marisa Strobel introduced the new officers. They are President – Anna Maramonte, Vice President, Allexis Wegner – Secretary, Alime Rabadan – Treasurer. Their fundraisers raised $451.30. They used donut sales, bake sales and raffles.  They donated $957 back to the community. Volunteer hours for Key Clubbers were 1,657. The most heavily volunteered activity was the Kettle Moraine Halloween Tour and Hike. List of special projects are: Shoes for Belize, Project Linus and Humane Society Fundraiser. They had a combined Service Project with FDL Key Club. They made cards for the terminally ill patients.  Stephanie Mallinger was the top senior volunteer with 258.5 hours.  Scholarship winners were Marisa Strobel and Stephanie Mallinger. Special thanks to the Key Club for breakfast.

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.