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Visit the Kiwanis for Cheese Curds at Walleye Weekend

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting. Jackie and Sharon were our greeters. Steve had the humor. Happy bucks came from Dawn and Dan. John did the grace. Good news, Del was transferred from Milwaukee to Manor Care for rehab. He will probably be there for two weeks.  He likes visitors in the evening after his rehab is done. Gary is planning an interclub for June 14th at the Evening Club. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th. Harry was a winner and a winner of the drawing. He took home $187.50.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.

Walleye Weekend Review

John and Harry reviewed all the rules and activities at Walleye Weekend. The beer will be Budweiser. The cheese will be fresh. Both the Band Boosters and Family Resource Center will have volunteers to help us.  The hours are 3 – 10 on Friday, Saturday 10-10 and Sunday 10-6. And don’t forget, we will have clean up on Monday morning in place of our regular meeting. We can use help until noon on Monday. We can always use extra help all weekend, especially Sunday. Stop by and enjoy some freshly fried cheese curds!

Where Would You Like to Go Someday?

Monday Morning

There were 14 members plus two guests at our Monday meeting.  They were Wayne and Val Graczyk. Glen was our greeter. John had grace. Steve and Charlene shared the humor.  Happy bucks came from Gary, Charlene and Val. Gary was the winner and non-winner. He drew the nine of diamonds. We have 25 cards and a pot of $350.00.  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.

Wayne and Val Graczyk, Someday Travel

Val and Wayne Graczyk have owned Someday Travel since 2010. They plan and take two tours a year. Groups are limited to twenty five persons. They did bring a lot of interesting facts from their travels. City of Athens allows loose dogs. The first Olympics came from Greece. Delphi is the center of earth. Jackie Kennedy started Capri pants. Monto Carlo has to bring in sand for their beaches. 26% of the Netherlands is reclaimed land. Venice is 118 islands. Finally, we learned the true meaning of upper crust and cold shoulder. Upcoming trips are Northern Italy May 16th 2017. Bavaria/Switzerland  is September 6th 2017. In 2018,  they are going to Greece, Athens and Santorini. The final trip of 2018 is the Seine River Cruise.

The Best Way to Improve the Workforce

Monday Morning

There were 15 members plus three guests at our Monday meeting.   Melissa Worthington, Lisa McArthur and Bernadette Seefeld were our speakers. Marlin and Chris were our greeters.  Charlene had the humor. Mark, John and John had happy bucks. Harry had the grace. Gary Ring is selling raffle tickets for Grief Relief. 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. Bonnie drew the four of diamonds. We still have 26 cards and a pot $325.00. 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.

Melissa Worthington, Lisa McArthur, and Bernadette Seefeld, Fond du Lac Works

Melissa, Lisa and Bernadette all work for the Fond du Lac Association of Commerce. They talked about different programs at the Association. They range from Fond du Lac works, which is working on the skilled shortage. Other programs are Lemonade Day, Career Academy, Youth Apprenticeship, Project Grill and many more. The ideas are mainly to help replace the retiring boomers in the work force.

Leading Through Caring

Monday Morning

There were 15 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Barb Senn was our speaker. Jim and John were our greeters. Jackie had the grace. Harry had the humor. Pete was a winner and non- winner. She drew the four of clubs.. We still have 32 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $260.00.   Dan announced that Trinity Baptist School is having “Soup Up!” on March 2nd at their gym. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors. Gary Miller reported that we had 41 littles for bowling last Sunday. Thanks to all who turned out to help. After bowling, we served pizza.  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.

Barb Senn, Sophia Foundation

The Sophia Foundation was established by Virginia Gilmore to nurture the spirt, dignity, potential of people through transformative compassionate leadership. Sophia Servant Leadership Coffee and Conversation are held the 3rd Friday of each month at the Children’s Museum. 2017 conversations will focus on the book “It’s not about the coffee” by Howard Behar. To learn more about Servant Leadership, attend Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference on May 2, 2017. Barb has worked for Sophia for about four years. Foundation relies on local support for their coffees and conferences. Sophia awards a Caring Community Award each year. Last year, they presented it the Sisters of At. Agnes.

A Vision for Thomas’s Trains

Monday Morning

There were 13 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Tom Murray was  our speaker.  Harry and Chris were our greeters. Dan had the grace. Charlene and Steve had the humor. Happy bucks came from Harry, Bonnie, Gary and Dan.  Reminder, Mid-Winter is Feb. 11th. Contact Charlene or Gary if interested. John was a winner and non- winner. He drew the Jack of hearts. We still have 35 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $240.00.  Melissa Schmidt will have a MS Fund Raiser Feb 4 & 5th at TNT. Cost is only $20.00. Special  thank you for all those who worked the Vex Robotics Tournament. Dan thanked all for their support at the Trinity Baptist auction.  The Boys and Girls Club’s fund raiser “Reach for the Stars” is Feb 17th. 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 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.

Tom Murray, The Train Project

Tom is a retired Industrial Arts Teacher. The last seven years, he has been working with 3rd & 4th graders to teach them industrial arts skills. His new project is THE TRAIN PROJECT. This skill for kids is a process to teach industrial arts to kids.  Kids learn by doing and never forget. It can be a lifetime skill, by teaching one child at time to build his train set. Tom is looking for mentors to help these kids. The local Menard’s has offered to help with the materials to build the train.

The Best Way to Help Boys and Girls

Monday Morning

There were 12 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Joscelyn Deanovich was our speaker.  Steve was our greeter. Jim had the grace and Charlene had the humor. Happy bucks came from Gary and Dawn. Reminder, Mid-Winter is Feb. 11th. John was a winner and non- winner. He drew the six of hearts. We still have 37cards, 5 winners and a pot of $210.00.  Trinity Baptist auction is this Friday at the old St. Pats gym. Wine Around the World is January 28th at Holiday Inn. The February social will be at the Meadows. Date will be announced  soon. 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 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.

Joscelyn Deanovich, Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Our speaker was Joscelyn Deanovich, community based Program Coordinator for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She has been with BB/BS since October. BB/BS is about to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Big’s need to do two activities a month with their little’s. You can be a Big, Big couple, or Big family. You must be 18 and be approved by BB/BS. They have a number of fund raisers. They are Bowling for Kids, Lobster Boil, Cars for Kids, and 5k Splash and Dash. They have 125 Littles’s enrolled and 49 on the waiting list.  For more information go to their web page, www.bbbsfdl.org

United to Help

Monday Morning

There were 14 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Amber Kilawee. Amber was our guest speaker.  John and Bonnie were our greeters. Glen had grace. Harry had the humor. Happy bucks came from Bonnie, Sharon, Jim and Dan. Jim won again and drew the queen of diamonds, no winner.  We have 40cards, 6 winners and a pot of $150.00. 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 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.

Amber Kilawee, United Way

Amber Kilawee Director of the Fond du Lac United Way was our program on Monday. The fund Raising Committee presented a check for $800.00 from proceeds of Fondue Fest. United Way funded over $570,000 last year. There are twenty six different agencies from Habitat to Astop. In between, there is Senior Center, Girl Scouts, YMCA and Catholic Charities to name a few. Almost 30,000 individuals are served by United Way agencies. Harry’s check presentation photo and a link to their video (Fred) are on our Facebook. For more information or to donate go to fdlunitedway.org

One Approach to Your Health You Must Integrate

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Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting plus two guests, Dr. Jennifer Norden and Gail Luttenberger. Jennifer was our guest speaker and Gail was here to check on Mark.  Charlene and Steve were our greeters. Gary had grace. Steve had the humor. Happy bucks came from Bonnie, Mark, Charlene and Steve. Glen won again and drew the six of clubs and won nothing.  We have 43 cards, 7 winners and a pot of $55.00. Fourteen members qualified for the rewards program for last year. Their charity will receive $50 from the Kiwanis.   Rules of the program are participating in three fund raising events for total of at least twenty hours, participate in two interclubs, and 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.  Bookworms is having a fundraiser at East Culver’s on Nov. 14th from 5 – 7:00. 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 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.

Jennifer Norden, Agnesian Healthcare Integrative Care

Dr. Jennifer Norden does integrative health at St. Agnes. Integrative Health is a good whole person medicine. She works with each patient to find what they need to heal. She uses mediation, yoga, healthy eating, deep breathing, acupuncture and supplements. A couple of her rules, exercise only on days that you eat. Take vitamin D during the winter. Review your mediations yearly with your doctor. She helps solve chronic medical issues such as: anxiety, cancer, chronic pain, depression, fibromyalgia irritable syndrome and stress. Dr. Norden earned her medical degree from Madison, Internal Medicine at Oregon, acupuncture at ULCA and Integrative training at University of Arizona.  For more information or to schedule an appointment go to www.agnesian.com .

Senior Level Excitement

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Monday Morning

There were 12 members at our Monday meeting plus two guests, Cathy Loomans and Sydney Loomans. Our guests, Cathy is our guest speaker and Sydney is Key Club President. Dan of Leeds & Lefeber was our greeter and had the grace. No one was funny on Monday. Happy bucks came from Dan, Gary and Mark. Mark drew the six of diamonds and won nothing.  We have 45 cards, 7 winners and a pot of $35.00. 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. Children’s Museum open house for the Agnesian Healthcare display starts November 7th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.   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. 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.

Cathy Loomans, Senior Center

Cathy Loomans is the director of the Senior Center. Cathy is a city employee and the building is owned by the city. The Friends of the Senior Center is the fund raising arm of the Senior Center. Their membership drive is the main fund raiser. The have a summer social, dinner raffle books, gift shop and a travel club. The Friends have five employees at the Senior Center. Over 60,000 seniors visit every year. They have a number of outreach programs, health & wellness, art, recreation classes, movies, and caregiver programs for seniors.

Best Ways to Develop an Economy

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Monday Morning

There were 12 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest. Our guest, Steve Jenkins, FCEDC Director, was our speaker.  Sharon and Jackie were our greeters. Dave had the grace. Sharon had  humor and it was good. Please get all money and tickets to Marlin as soon as possible. Dave Krug drew the four of spades and won nothing.  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. Oakfield Storybook Land had their open house from 9:30 to 11:30 on Saturday. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  Mark was Sharon’s replacement to be our representative for the Boys and Girls Club Spelling Bee on October 12th.  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.

Steve Jenkins, Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation

Steve Jenkins has been the director of FCEDC since 2012. They are responsible for work force development. The economy is still strong in Fond du Lac. However, he believes Fond du Lac is a status quo community, too conservative. They are studying a merger with Association of Commerce. Good items, the sale of the Retlaw, new activity at Forest Mall and group to coordinating a valley growth.