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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.

Thanks for Supporting Casino Night

About 90 gamers and a crew of dealers, money changers, ticket sellers, and staff at the Ramada Plaza Hotel made the WI-UM Casino Night January 28th a huge success. Almost $1,800 was earned for the Kiwanis International project to help ELIMINATE maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT) from the earth. This deadly disease steals the lives of 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women. The goal is to immunize more than 100 million mothers to protect their babies. Kiwanis International hopes to raise $110 million for this effort — the current worldwide service project for Kiwanis International.

Division 12 Lieutenant Governor Tonya Alling organized the night and had help from several others but she was credited by WI-UM Gov. Fred Dietze, who was on hand, with the success of the night. WI-UM Governor-Elect Lynn Messer was also on hand as was the WI-UM Foundation Chair, Michael Fitzpatrick.

Tonya said, “At a cost of $1.80 per person, with the money raised, nearly 1,000 women will be vaccinated against tetanus.” Attendees had the opportunity to try their luck at winning at blackjack, roulette, craps and other games. Each attendee was given play money for the night’s action and could purchase more to continue their playing. Snacks were provided, and the Ramada Plaza had a cash bar. Circle K students from Ripon College helped fetch drinks, and Key Club members from Fond du Lac High School and Horace Mann High School were available to run errands, sell more tickets, and assist during the evening.

WI-UM Executive Director Mark Finger also made an appearance, while members of several surrounding Kiwanis clubs helped make the evening a success.