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|Jun 21 2013|
"Know Yourself - The Story of One Woman with Hereditary Cancer "
|Jun 28 2013|
Curt Esser, Cyber Vigilanty
"Keeping Yourself Safe at Home and at Work"
|Jul 5 2013|
|Jul 12 2013|
Ellen Evensen, Program Director
"Big Brothers/Big Sisters"
|Jul 19 2013|
Car Show Committee
"Car Show Preparation Meeting"
|Jul 26 2013|
Car Show Committee
"Car Show Report Out"
|Aug 2 2013|
"Healthy Living with a Surprise"
|Aug 9 2013|
Past President Kathy Stockwell
""Kathy's Passion - Helping Students Succeed""
|Aug 16 2013|
"Kiwanis Beyond Our Club"
|Aug 23 2013|
|Aug 30 2013|
Round Table Meeting
|Sep 6 2013|
Jordan Steele, Appleton Fire Dept
|Sep 13 2013|
Emily Wagner, Job Developer, Goodwill
"Name Drive to Help Employ More"
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|10th Annual Gof FORE Children Event Set for August 20th |
by Keshemberg, Kathy
Visit our website at www.GolfForeChildren.com for more information on our event.
The 10th annual Golf FORE Children event will bring smiles to the participants the day of the event and smiles to children of the Fox Cities throughout the rest of the year. This golf outing raises funds for the Building for Kids, Children’s Miracle Network, and Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis childrens’ charities.
The past 9 events have raised over $166,000 and we are anxious to add to that total. But, we need the help of our sponsors! Please consider one of the sponsorship opportunities.
We would also love to have you join us on the course. Visit our website at www.GolfForeChildren.com to sign up online with convenient payment options through PayPal or mail.
Not a golfer or can’t commit to the entire day? Join us for dinner and participate in our Silent Auction, Raffle, and other activities in the club house. Speaking of the auction/raffle, if you have something to donate please let us know.
Schedule for the Day
8:30-10:00 a.m. — Registration
10:30 a.m. — Shotgun Start
Lunch on Course
3:30-4:30 p.m. — Networking / Silent Auction / Raffle / “Wall of Wine”
4:30-5:00 p.m. — Dinner
5:00 p.m. — Silent Auction Ends
5:00-6:00 p.m. — Hole Event Winners, Raffle Drawings
|Ex-Packer William Henderson helps Kiwanis Autism Project |
by Stephany, Jay
Please take 5 minutes to watch the following news report from Milwaukee. It highlights Govenor Lynn Messer's Autism Project and how Ex-Packer William Henderson is is stepping in to help.
|Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club to Support Annual ‘Help the Homeless’ Campaign|
by Stephany, Jay
|The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club is once again supporting the annual “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive that runs from now through March 17. |
This year marks the 21st hygeine drive and the goal of this campaign is to supply an entire year’s worth of products to agencies so that they can dedicate their limited financial resources to providing qualified personnel, safe housing, nutritious food, education and counseling to the people they serve.
Did you know that when someone enters a crisis agency in the Fox Valley, typically everything they own fits into one brown paper bag? With this donation drive, those agencies can now welcome them with a basket of personal care items.
Here at Goodwill, you will find a donation box on the Menasha campus by the Goodwill and the Fox Cities Workforce Development Center lobbies as well as the Shiner Center lobby.
Below is a list of the items that are needed:
Toilet bowl cleaner
Paper ProductsToilet tissue
Clips and elastics
Styling products for all hair types
Little girl Items
Children’s pain meds
Treatment for head lice
Forty-five area crisis agencies and shelters (listed below) will receive donations of toiletries and cleaning products from this drive, and we are looking for your support with donations of new cleaning and personal care items. Hundreds of businesses, schools, churches and clubs throughout northeast Wisconsin will be collecting items.
FOX CITIES: ADVOCAP, B.A.B.E.S. Appleton, B.A.B.E.S. New London, Boys & Girls Club Runaway Program, Cerebral Palsy Mideast WI & Arc Winnebago County, COTS Trans. Shelters for Men and Women, Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley, Fox Cities Community Health Center, Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Harbor House, Housing Partnership - Fox Cities, LEAVEN, Mother & Unborn Baby Care, Salvation Army, Ryan Community, and Winnebago County Dept. Human Services
FOND DU LAC: ADVOCAP, Beacon House, Fondy Food Pantry, New Beginnings, Salvation Army, and Solutions Center
GREEN BAY: Family Services Crisis Center/Open Door Youth Services, Family Services Transitional Living Program, Forward Service Corp. Supportive Housing Program, Freedom House, Golden House, House of Hope, Marion House, Oneida Social Services, Salvation Army Emergency Services, Salvation Army Trans. Living Program, St John's Evangelist Homeless Shelter, St Vincent De Paul Homes, Welcome Home Project. (The Brown County United Way partners with the Brown County Homeless & Housing Coalition in support of Help for the Homeless.)
MANITOWOC: Domestic Violence Center, House of Hope, Lakeshore CAP, R.A.Y.S Runaway & Youth Services, and Salvation Army
MARSHFIELD: Soup or Socks
OCONTO/MARINETTE: Forward Service Corp., NEWCAP Oconto (Housing, Community Access), NEWCAP Marinette (Housing, Community Access), Rainbow House Oconto and Marinette, and Haven of Hope
OSHKOSH: ADVOCAP, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Father Carr’s Place 2B, Salvation Army, and Winnebago County Human Services
WAUSAU: The Neighbors' Place
|Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Donates $1,500 for Autism iPad Project |
by Stephany, Jay
|Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people and the world around them. Those affected typically display major impairments in three areas: social interaction, communication and behavior (restricted interests and repetitive behaviors). |
Teachers are using iPads as a tool to reach out to children with ASD and the results are remarkable. Autistic children are showing tremendous improvement after playing fun-filled exercises on the iPad which is less stressful and more fun for the teachers and students, and mutually beneficial for parents, siblings and other caregivers.
WI-UM Kiwanis District Governor Lynn and First Lady Merita Messer are passionate about helping children on the Autism Spectrum learn and communicate. Their granddaughter, Kelsey, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, so the Messers have firsthand experience with the unique challenges for children on the Spectrum. With this in mind, Governor Messer created the GOVERNOR’S PROJECT ON AUTISM SPONSORSHIP as his Governor’s projects.
Governor Messer goal is to raise $750,000 during his term, which will be used to furnish iPads, Autism software Apps and protective cases for approximately 1,000 children on the Autism Spectrum in the WI-UM Kiwanis District.
In this spirit of helping children in the Fox Cities, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club donated $1,500 to this cause. “By providing iPads to 3 autistic children, this allows them to communicate with their families and teachers, maybe for the first time. Our Kiwanis Club is very proud to be able to provide this type of service to our children here in Appleton”, stated Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club President Mary Ann Wepfer. “This is truly a perfect project that addresses the mission of Kiwanis -helping communities, one child at a time; this time we get to help 3 at once.”
The Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Kiwanis District Foundation, Inc. is partnering in this effort, acting as a portal for funds raised in support of Governor Messer’s Project and the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club will be working with the Appleton Area School District on the iPad distribution.
DID YOU KNOW? . . .
• Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys.
• Boys are far more likely than girls to have autism spectrum disorders.
• Autism prevalence figures are growing.
• More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.
• Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
• Autism costs the nation $137 billion per year.
• Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.
• There is no cure for autism.
|Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club Raises $4,200 for Eliminate MNT Project|
by Schnell, Sara
|The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club is so active in our community that we give back 10 fold on a continual basis. We do it with cheerfulness and exuberance. |
Kiwanis International is, also, amazing in its commitment to the children of the WORLD. We have united with UNICEF to wipe out Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus from the face of the Earth. Just like we conquered the Iodine Deficiency on this dear Planet, we are going to take care of Tetanus and hopefully never hear again how this horrific decease can take the lives of newborns and young mothers.
Maternal Neonatal Tetanus, or MNT, is referred to as a silent killer, as it attacks children in far reaches of the world and is 100% fatal. Yet, Maternal Neonatal Tetanus is totally preventable. It takes 3 vaccines for $.60 each given to woman in childbearing years. Sounds rather simple doesn't it? Unfortunately these women are living in some of the remotest areas of the world, some in war torn countries, some just so far from cities and medical centers that they are uneducated to the clean practices of birthing and unable to become vaccinated.
Well, we at the Fox Cities Kiwanis Club are more dedicated to SERVICE than fund raising, but never close our doors or hearts to doing whatever it takes to get the job done. We decided to try a raffle this year, dedicated to the Eliminate-MNT project. Jan. 5th we sold raffle tickets for $10.00 each, 6 for $50.00. We asked each member to sell at least 10 tickets; if they could… many did, some could not, but still sold what they were able, and many exceeded our wildest expectations.
We raffled a 51” Samsung 1080p Plasma TV for 1st place, a Kindle Fire for 2nd, and an Eclipse 4g touch screen MP3 player for 3rd. We asked our guest speaker from the City of Appleton, Amanda Owens, to draw the winning tickets… Mary Ann Wepfer won 3rd, Brain Wepfer won 2nd and Renee Waterman won 1st prize. With tears of joy in her eyes and a heart that was swelling with emotion, Sara Schnell announced to the club that after paying the expenses we raised over $4200 for our Eliminate MNT project. That means that we will save over 2,300 lives of women and new born babies. Two thousand three hundred….. isn’t that beautiful?
Selling is what John and I do for a living, and it can be difficult… so we know for those of you who don’t sell it’s even more challenging. And so to those folks we tip our hats and give a warm and deep thank you.
AND KNOW THIS…: Those of you who did not WIN a prize, you are absolutely a winner and a hero for helping save over 2,300 lives of beautiful women and their newborns… thank you to our Kiwanis FAMILY and all your friends and colleagues for their support.
THANK YOU so very much…. John and Sara and the MNT Committee
|Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Mentioned in Emergency Shelter Newsletter|
by Stephany, Jay
|As part of our 2012 grant process, our club $4,000 to their playground project.
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|Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Awards over $13,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits |
by Stephany, Jay
|The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club recently delivered over $13,000 in annual donations to various nonprofits and community projects in the Fox Valley community. |
“It is with great pleasure and pride in our club that we are able to announce the results of the grant requests submitted to our club and the foundation. This is possible only through the hard work and dedication of each of our members.” noted Chuck Wagner, President of the Club and coordinator of this year’s grant process.
The members of the club, through a grant application process, identified various nonprofit agencies and community projects that would benefit by the annual campaign and through a vote by the Club and/or Foundation Board of Directors, dedicated over $13,000 in donations to the following:
Badger Girls State
Bergstrom Mahler Museum
Building For Kids
Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley
Epilepsy Foundation North Central WI
Fox Cities Diaper Bank
Fox Valley Sibling Support Network
Houdini Plaza Renovation Project
Key Club Leaders Convention
Miracle League of the Fox Valley, a program of Goodwill NCW
|Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Celebrates 40 Years of Service |
by Stephany, Jay
|The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis club recently celebrated its 40th year of serving to the Fox Valley region. |
Members of the club shared birthday cake and memories from the past four decades, with Mayor Tim Hanna thanking the club for their service to the community. Masters of Ceremonies, Jean Long Manteufel, Keith Zentner, and Tom Rigden took attendees down memory lane presenting pictures and personal stories about the club's beginnings. Keith Zentner, the clubs remaining charter member, was also awarded the Life Member status for his 40 years of service though the club.
Since it began in 1972, the group has raised and contributed more than $800,000 in the Fox Cities and provided countless hours of community service and youth-oriented leadership programs. To view the slideshow of the event, visit the following link:
|Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers |
by Stephany, Jay
|The 2011-2012 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 28th at Touchmark on West Prospect in Appleton. The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club accomplished 79 service projects and just under 2,500 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year. |
Each year, the club has an opportunity to award the Tim DuVall Kiwanian of the Year Award to a member that has gone above and beyond what is asked. This year’s president, Chuck Wagner, recognized John Polansky for this award. Polansky has been a part of the club since September 2009 and had been previously a member of the Darboy Kiwanis Club.
The Kiwanis International Foundation established the Hixson Fellowship in 1983 to honor George F. Hixson, the first international president of Kiwanis International. Each year, the Hixson award is voted on by the Appleton Fox Cities Hixson fellowship awards this honor to a member of our club that has made a significant commitment to Kiwanis. In recognition of service and dedication to the Kiwanis cause, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club was proud to recognize and honor Sara Schnell as the newest member of the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Hixson fellowship. Schnell has been with the club since October 2003 and has been an active member of our club serving as Club President from 2010-2011 and currently serves Kiwanis as the Multidistrict Coordinator for the Eliminate Project that Kiwanis International has adopted as our next world project.
In recognition of Sara’s receipt of the George F. Hixson award, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club has made a $1,000 contribution in her name to the Kiwanis International Foundation. Those funds will be earmarked to fight Maternal Neonatal Tetanus in developing countries.
The “Van Kleef Fellowship” is awarded to a Kiwanis member within the Wisconsin - Upper Michigan District and honors an individual who has dedicated outstanding time and service to Kiwanis. The recipient of this year’s award was Jean Long-Manteufel. Jean has been a member of Kiwanis since 1988 and has served in various leadership roles both locally and within the Wisconsin - Upper Michigan District. The “Case Van Kleef Fellowship” is named for Mr. Case Van Kleef, a Wisconsin-based Kiwanian who has contributed endlessly to the Kiwanis International cause. In addition to serving as the Kiwanis International President, Case Van Kleef served two consecutive terms as the President of the Kiwanis District Foundation at a critical time in its development, providing much needed leadership. A donation of $1,000 in Long-Manteufel’s name was submitted to the Endowment Fund of the Wisconsin - Upper Michigan District Foundation to further the work of Kiwanis in the district.
The induction of new Board Members and 2012-2013 officers were held at this time.
New Board Members:
Mary Ann Wepfer
|Become a Fan of Fox Cities Kiwanis on Facebook|
by Stephany, Jay
|Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis is now on Facebook.
Click on the link below to become our friend. This is a great way to stay connected to current and past members as well as a great marketing opportunity via social networking.
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|The Eliminate Project|
by Sara Schnell
|It would be difficult to explain, in a few short words, why we, as American Kiwanis, should become passionate about the Eliminate Project that Kiwanis International has adopted as our next world project.
If you have a family, have seen healthy children come into this world, then you should be able to imagine the agony of watching that baby go from healthy and sweet to sick and tortured.
None of us would stand for this in our own family, much less community, therefore, we need to stand together and stop this preventable disease, called Maternal Neonatal Tetanus from taking another life.
Maternal Neonatal Tetanus is referred to as a silent killer, as it attacks children in far reaches of the world and is 100% fatal. Yet, Maternal Neonatal Tetanus is totally preventable. It takes 3 vaccines for $.60 each given to woman in childbearing years. Sounds rather simple doesn't it? Unfortunately these women are living in some of the remotest areas of the world, some in war torn countries, some just so far from cities and medical centers that they are uneducated to the clean practices of birthing and unable to become vaccinated.
UNICEF has been trying to deal with this problem, and we have decided to come to their aid and help them with the final push, to ELIMINATE this horrible disease. We have agreed to raise funds to provide these vaccines, transport them to these women, and educate them as to safe and clean birthing practices. This is merely $1.80 per woman. Sadly nearly 60,000 babies die from tetanus each year. Our goal is to raise $110M. So we need each and everyone of us to get passionate about this movement and roll our sleeves up and dig deep to raise this money and save lives.
Thank you for taking time to read this article, watch for updates during the year.
Official Eliminate Project Website
|What is Kiwanis??|
by Jay Stephany
|Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service-minded men and women who respond to the unique needs of their communities and address worldwide issues by "Serving the Children of the World."|
Founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1915 by a group of businessmen, Kiwanis International is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Today, the entire Kiwanis family has more than 600,000 members in more than 13,000 clubs. Kiwanis clubs serve in 96 countries around the world and achieve what individuals cannot do alone.
Club meetings traditionally are conducted once a week and offer an atmosphere of fun, learning, and fellowship. In addition to attending the meetings, the typical Kiwanian volunteers each month to assist with club service projects.
Service projects often are linked to the Kiwanis program, "Young Children: Priority One." This initiative places continuing focus on the needs of children in pediatric trauma, safety, child care, early development, infant health, nutrition, and parenting skills.
Service projects also can address other needs within the community, such as working to stop substance abuse, helping the elderly, promoting literacy, supporting youth sports and recreation, responding to disasters, and supporting specific persons in need.
Kiwanis also plays a special role in developing future generations of leaders. K-Kids clubs at the elementary school level, Builders Clubs in middle school and junior highs, Key Clubs in high schools, and Circle K clubs at the collegiate level all are Kiwanis organizations that teach community service and leadership skills to young people. In addition, Aktion Clubs are made up of adults with mental and physical disabilities who enthusiastically perform service to help others.
With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating, tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.
To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.
Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.
A typical Kiwanis club is a snapshot of its community, with members from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder. They are unified in their belief that children and their communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers. In a typical year, Kiwanis clubs invest more than 6.2 million hours and US$100 million in communities around the world. Through these efforts, the Kiwanis organization truly leaves a lasting impression on future generations.
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