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Fond du Lac History in Pictures

Monday Morning

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.

Experiencing Italy

Monday Morning

There were 18 members and four guests at our Monday meeting. Key Clubbers, Ashley Waldvogel and Rachel Hays stopped by for breakfast and brought us candy to buy. Gail Luttenberger joined us to hear Mark’s program. Joe Truesdale joined us to talk about his program, Ideacamp.. Harry was our greeter. Harry and Jan had happy bucks. Harry had the grace. 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 will represent the club at the Boys and Girls Club Annual Spelling Bee in October. Mark was our winner and loser. He drew the nine of spades. There are 37 cards left and a pot of $210.00. 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.

Mark Luttenberg, Trip to Italy

Mark and Gail Luttenberger talked about their 2nd trip to Italy. They booked the trip thru Globus. They arrived in Rome five days early. The trip traveled to Lugano in the North and Capri in the South. In addition to Rome, they saw Pompeii, Sorrento, Assisi, Venice Island, Florence and Pisa to name a few. We will not be able to describe the great photos that Gail and Mark took in this newsletter. Rome has over four million people. It is hot and dry in the summer.  The Vatican is on the highest hill in Rome. It is a separate state. Side note – they did celebrated both their birthdays and anniversary in Italy. For more information or a great program, contact Mark and Gail. Thank you for sharing your 2nd trip to Italy.

Doing Saintly Work for the Community

Monday Morning

There were 16 members and one guest, Audrey Watry at our Monday meeting.  Charlene and Steve were our greeters. Dan did the humor. Dawn had the grace.   Need your help, please review your rewards totals from Harry. It was in an email from September 3rd. Reminder from Anne Lemke, be sure to “Like” our Kiwanis page on Instagram.  Melissa Schmidt will represent the club at the Boys and Girls Club Annual Spelling Bee in October. Jim was our winner and loser. He drew the eight of clubs. There are 38 cards left and a pot of $200.00. We had an interclub on Tuesday at the Noon Club. Joining Gary Miller were Glenn, Charlene, Dawn and John. 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.

Audrey Watry, St. Vincent De Paul

Inspired by gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization leads women and  men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to the needy and suffering in tradition of its founder Blessed Frederic Ozanam and its patron St. Vincent de Paul. All money raised by your donation of good goes back into the community. They have been at the old Copps store for about five years. Their prior location by the Holiday Inn has been donated to the Fondy Food Pantry. It will open soon. They are the largest lay organization. In addition to donation of goods and buying at the store, you can donate $100 for a “Helping Others Tile”. Be sure to buy a Vinny Card for $5.28 to be eligible for their special sales days. For furniture pickup dial 322-9505. To get help with rent, utilities, or food call 933-3650.

Humanity Project

Monday Morning

There were 12 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Judy Goldsmith.  .Jackie and Sharon were our greeters. Mark had the grace. Dawn and Marlin had a happy buck.  Marlin had his fourth great grandson. Dawn thanked everyone for a great district convention. Gary thanked everyone for the interclub to the noon club.  Melissa Schmidt will represent the club at the Boys and Girls Club Annual Spelling Bee in October.  Jackie was the winner and a loser. She picked the six of Spades. There are 42 cards left and a pot of $132.00.  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.

Judy Goldsmith, Humanity Project

They started in Fond du Lac with eight people three years ago. History hasn’t told the whole story about our history. There are still items such as the slavery abolition, Jim Crowe laws and disadvantages for blacks even after the civil rights laws of 1964. We still have housing discrimination, wage discriminations even in our current era. Prejudice still exists and needs to be broken down for our society to thrive. They meet once a month from September to May. Their meeting is the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Unitarian Church. They will have a kickoff September 13th from 6 – 8:00 at Marian University. You can go to unitedfordiversity.org/event for more information.

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)