What do Pink Pumpkins Have to do with Fundraising?


Monday Morning 

We had 17 members at Monday’s meeting along with our guest speakers, “The Mission Drivers” from MPTC. Two “Happy Bucks” were offered by Bonnie Baerwald for a successful Wild Goose Trail Clean Up and the other for Club Satellite Member Jeff Stueber and his Business Management class from MPTC. Bonnie thanked everyone that helped out on Saturday morning to clean the Wild Goose Trail. We had 11 members and seven guests help out in this effort. Harry Schneider was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the six of Clubs, unfortunately for Harry, not a winner. The 50/50 Raffle drawing on June 2nd will have 21 cards with five pay cards and a pot of at least $425.

The Great Pink Pumpkin Walk/Run – Jeff Stueber

Jeff Stueber and his Business Management Class from MPTC, “The Mission Drivers”, joined us on Monday morning to talk about their organizing efforts for the October 18th inaugural Great Pink Pumpkin 5K Walk/ Run. The Mission Drivers is a group of ten students under the direction of Jeff Stueber who are planning not only the inaugural Great Pink Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk but also putting into place a sustainable group of people that will carry on this event into future years. The mission of this group is “to serve our communities by utilizing their strengths and skills to create and promote a close community”. Their vision for this project is:

  • Develop a sustainable business model
  • Benefit the community and students involved
  • Raise breast cancer awareness
  • Register at least 200 runners/walkers
  • Raise $1,000 to donate

The group has gotten the support of the MPTC Student Senate, the Culinary Arts, Corrections and EMT departments and 24 individuals and/or companies in the Fond du Lac area. To date they’ve raised almost $3,500 in cash, $210 in gift certificates and in kind donations of water, orange drink, apples and oranges and ice. The cash donation goal is between $4,000 and $5,000 so the group has almost reached that goal with several more months to go. Great Job Mission Drivers.