We had 15 members and eight guests at our Monday morning meeting at the Retlaw Plaza Hotel. Joining us were our guest speakers, Kris Shoemaker, Terry Shoemaker, Diane Fricken and Adam Holz as well FDL High School Key Clubbers Megan Buechel, Joshua Gutzman and Kevin Ditter and Evening Club Member Brian Olson. Brian was selling Spaghetti Dinner tickets as well as the Evening Club’s Big Money Raffle tickets. Adult dinner tickets are $8 and Children are $4.00. The event is moving this year to the Eagles Club vs. the KC Hall. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Bob Kahl ($2) for the nice press we got for the photo op of our donation to the Fruth Field project, Harry Schneider for his wedding anniversary and Steve Millin for being late and forgetting to greet and do the invocation. Chris Serres was the 50/50 Raffle winner and she drew the King of Clubs, another non-winner. That leaves 47 cards with eight pay cards for our next drawing in two weeks. The new pot for our next drawing will be at least $59.
United Singers of Fond du Lac
Former member Kris Shoemaker was the main speaker and she introduced her entourage of folks associated with the United Singers of Fond du Lac. This choral group started in 1994 at Brooke Industries and was affiliated with VSA of Wisconsin until this past year. They are now an independent group that is establishing themselves as a 501(c)(3) so they can receive tax deductible donations to help support this effort. United Singers of Fond du Lac currently has 42 members and is the largest such choir in the State. Adam is a current member of the choir, and also a Kiwanis Aktion Club Member and he gave a brief talk about why he loves being in the choir. He’s been in the choir for about five years and loves performing and practicing. The United Singers practice on Tuesday nights at the Church of Peace from 5:30 – 6:30PM. Anyone is welcome to come and watch the choir practice if you’d like. Our Club made a check presentation of $200 to the United Singers of Fond du Lac at Monday’s meeting.