News from Around the District





Grand Chute Kiwanis Club Donation  
3/10/2014 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Tyler Skibba
The Grand Chute Kiwanis Club partnered with Badger Elementary School in Grand Chute, WI, to raise $500 towards their Starfish Fund.  It is a fantastic program where children with family financial difficulties can propose to do a "chore" for the school in order to apply for money in return, which(more)

Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce 2013 Community Service Awa  
2/18/2014 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Charlie Price

The Dodgeville Kiwanis  club was the recipient of the Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce 2013 Community Service Award. The award is given to any organization, club, group  or foundation that went above and beyond the standard of expected mission to provide something special to the Dodgeville area. Kiwanis was one of

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Monroe Club Issues Challenge  
1/20/2014 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Jim Glessner
Monroe Kiwanis has issued a meet or exceed challenge to other clubs in(more)

Key Club Invites you to "Stars of Service - A Night At the Oscars"  
12/8/2013 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Kathy Gillis, Key Club District Administrator
Hello Kiwanis District Members,

The WI-UM Key Club cordially invites you to attend our District Leadership Conference (DCON) being held at the Hyatt on Main, Green Bay, WI, March 7-9, 2014.  A very enthusiastic group of 750+ students, Faculty Advisors, partner vendors, and Kiwanis members will gather for our
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Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis Supports Governor Brar's Project  
11/12/2013 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Peter Grimm
Governor Gurdip Brar spoke to Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis, chartered in 1917,(more)

Governor Gurdip Brar Welcomed by Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis  
11/12/2013 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Peter Grimm
Governor Gurdip Brar spoke to Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis and was welcomed by:  Joan Pinch, Lt. Gov.; Dave Oldenburg, President; Kathy Leifer, President-Elect; Dale Hans, Treasurer; Mary Weishapple, Secretary; and Rod Drendel, Past-President.

The Key Club District Needs Dedicated Kiwanians for Adult Committee Additions  
9/30/2013 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Kathy Gillis

   

WI-UM Key Club

District Board Adult Committee Members Needed

(To begin March 2014)

 

Are you aware of the SLP Programs?

Do you possess leadership qualities?

Would you like to work with an enthusiastic group of high school students?

Do you have the time and interest to become involved?

 


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Past President Receives Door County Volunteer Award  
5/21/2013 - Club : Sturgeon Bay - Submitted by : Mike Wagner
The Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay's immediate past president Dave Pape(more)

MALE COUNSELORS NEEDED FOR MDA SUMMER CAMP IN KENOSHA COUNTY WISCONSIN!  
4/24/2013 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : MDA - Milwaukee
MDA of Southern WI's summer camp is this June (6/9-6/14) in Kenosha County and is for all individuals ages 6-17 who have an active neuromuscular disease diagnosis. In order for camp to run smoothly, the camp is in need of more male counselors.  Volunteer counselors are matched one on one with a camper for(more)

George F. Hixson Fellowship Award  
10/25/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Patricia Eldred

The George F. Hixson Fellowship Award, established in 1983 to honor Mr. Hixson, the first Kiwanis International President, was presented to Ken Koscik. Ken is a skilled craftsmen and teacher in the art of building wood-strip canoes and kayaks. In addition to teaching our own members, who have built five canoes and will be

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Downtown Madison Kiwanis Supports Local Kids  
10/2/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Patricia Eldred

The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison selected two youth-oriented programs as recipients of the 2012 Bob and Carroll Heideman Community Service Grant Awards. Tri 4 Schools and the Simpson Street Free Press will each receive a check for $2,500 at the annual Kiwanis Awards Banquet on October 15. (more)


Manitowoc Golden K Kiwanis elects new officers  
10/2/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Ron VonDrachek

  

The Golden K Kiwanis sponsored an Awards & Installation banquet at Knox’s Silver Valley Banquet Hall on Monday evening.  The new slate of officers for the club were installed for the 2012 – 2013 year.  Also installed were the K-Kids presidents from Jefferson, Jackson, Madison and
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Kewaskum Kiwanis 49th Annual Golf Outing  
5/10/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Clark Pearson
The Kiwanis Club of Kewaskum will hold it's annual L.N. Peterson golf outing on Thursday, July 19.  The 49th annual Pow Wow golf Outing and family style dinner will be at Hon-E-Kor Country Club in Kewaskum.  The format will be a four person scramble.

Golf begins with a shotgun start at 11:30 AM. 
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Manitowoc Golden K Kiwanis Supports Camp Wawbeek  
3/24/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Ron VonDrachek

Golden K Kiwanis Club Seeks Donations

Members of the Kiwanis of Manitowoc – Golden K will be at Copps Food Center, Festival Foods, Fox’s Piggly Wiggly, Rob’s Family Market and Shopko Department Store April 6th and 7th when they will be accepting donations for Easter Seals Wisconsin Lily Day.  Those

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Celebrating 95 Years of Service and Fellowship  
3/13/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Patricia Eldred

The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison will recognize its 95th Anniversary at a celebration at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison on Monday evening April 23. Kiwanis members are a diverse group of men and women dedicated to personal involvement and financial support for community needs and club activities that foster personal

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Platteville Kiwanis Celebrating 90 Years  
3/5/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Bev Johansen

Bev Johansen, Secretary-Treasurer of the 90 year old Platteville, Wisconsin Kiwanis Club, stands in front of the world’s largest "M" holding  her Kiwanis Teddy Bear and the current Kiwanis Magazine. This year the Platteville club will celebrate its 90th year.

  

The large "M" stands for the mining

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Dave Schultz Remembered  
1/6/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Dan Fisher
Last year our club lost a cherished member in Dave Schultz.  Dave was a true Kiwanian and came to our club with his dream of building a handicapped-accessible cabin in Bong Recreational Area in Western Kenosha County.

It was Dave's dream, but he felt he needed the backing of an organization such as Kiwanis to make
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Darboy Kiwanis Club Hosts Annual Adopt-a-Family Party  
1/3/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Teresa Bath
     On a bustery December night, the hearts of(more)

Hixson Fellowship Awarded to Milton Schmit  
1/3/2012 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Teresa Bath
In November, the Kiwanis Club of Darboy was proud to present(more)

Historic Event/Outstanding Kiwanis Women  
12/29/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Francine Pease
Historic event: Kiwanis Honor Outstanding Women
Six outstanding Kiwanis Women, from the Kiwanis Club of Greater East Troy, were honored on December 15, 2011, with a Hixson Award The Hixson Award is one of Kiwanis International Foundation's highest honors and membership is given only to individuals that demonstrate
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Kiwanis Club of Racine Donates $30,000 for new YMCA Building  
12/16/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : David Voss
Racine Kiwanis President Jeff Johnson presented the Racine YMCA with a(more)

Mission-Driven East Troy Kiwanis Enrolls Twelve New Members  
11/15/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : David Bruey

The Kiwanis Club of Greater East Troy has successfully completed a three-year plan of club development and began this year with twelve new members and twenty-two continuing members.  The club is confident of attracting additional new members when they become needed to accomplish the club’s growing list of

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Kiwanis Family Hockey Night  
10/23/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Janet DeGroot
It is once again time for another Kiwanis Family event. It is time for Kiwanis Family Hockey Night! After the incredible response we had to the Kiwanis Family Brewer Game I know that you will want to mark your calendars for December 2, 2011 at 7:00pm, when the Milwaukee Admirals are taking the ice at the Bradley Center in(more)

Greater Hudson Club Awards Hixson  
10/21/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Fred Dietze

John Rheinberger the Immediate Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson was presented the George F. Hixson award at a recent meeting of the Club.  Presenting the award was Fred Dietze, the Wisconsin Upper Michigan District Governor.  Rheinberger, who was the Clubs first President, made a commitment

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2011 Bay Cliff Work Bee  
9/28/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Ken Benson

This year we had a Bay Cliff Kiwanis Family Work Bee with Kiwanis, Circle K and Key Club all getting together Saturday, September 17 at Bay Cliff health Camp. The Kiwanians were fence painting and cutting down dead trees.  The Circle K was finishing up their 24 hour service project hauling/piling fire wood and helping

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Perennial Roots is Smashing Success  
9/25/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Pete Duesterbeck

Members of the Wild Rose Kiwanis Club sat down last winter and envisioned a long-term project which would tap into some of the concepts behind the random acts of kindness mindset established by Anne Herbert during the early 1980s. The club of thirty-five members has been an engaged group of individuals over the past

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Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee presents $100,000   
9/23/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Ron Clayton

On September 15, 2011 the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to the River Revitalization Foundation (RRF). In return, Kiwanis will be honored with the naming rights to the new Kiwanis landing, a non-motorized boat launch on the Milwaukee River located in the heart of Milwaukee. 

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Wild Rose Kiwanis Presents Random Acts of Culture  
7/13/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Joan Laabs

The Wild Rose Kiwanis Club announces its first “Random Acts of Culture” event to be held on July 24, 2011.  The event is titled “Perennial Roots” and will be an old fashioned house and garden party with entertainment by several talented musicians, a speaker, and a pastel artist.

 

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Builders Club Students raise money for ELIMINATE  
6/6/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Teresa Bath, JRG Builders Club Advisor & member of
Members of the J. R. Gerritts Middle School Builders Club, in Kimberly, WI, are making a positve difference in their school, their community and the world. After viewing a video on the new Kiwanis International Eliminate project, these 7th and 8th grade students were moved to organize fundraising events to help secure(more)

Brookfield Kiwanis One Day service project  
5/10/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : William Clayton
The Brookfield Kiwanis and Brookfield East Key Club joined forces to work on 3 goat platforms and a ramp.  This project was for the Genesee Lake School and farm for the handicapped students.  The completed project took about 3.5 hours. We had 4 Kiwanis members and 3 key club members. Total man hours 24.5.

Achieving Club Excellence workshop for Great River Region Kiwanis Clubs   
4/13/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Mark Finger

To: Division 20 and Great River Region Kiwanis Clubs

You have a free opportunity to start changing the world by improving your own Kiwanis club!  Lead the way to a larger, more vibrant club that is providing significant service to children.  

The Achieving Club Excellence workshop, facilitated by KI Area

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May and June Webinars  
4/12/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Mark Finger

Devote your Tuesday evenings in May and June learning to make an impact on your club meetings, club website, community projects and Kiwanis members worldwide by attending these free webinars:

 

Being an Informed Delegate (May 17): Get an overview of what delegates will discuss at the Kiwanis International

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There's still time to learn in April  
4/11/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Mark Finger

Want a quick, easy, free way to learn about your favorite Kiwanis topic, without even leaving home? Try a Kiwanis webinar! There’s still time to sign up for these in April.

 

Reveal: Reach Out (Tuesday, April 12): You probably came to the Kiwanis family because someone you knew asked you to join. Here you’ll learn

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CAPITAL REGION CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL WORKSHOP  
3/24/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Marcia Lee

       The Capital Region of WI-UM held its Region Workshop March 19, 2011 at the Stoughton High School.

        After eating pancakes and enjoying the Irish Dancers fantastic show, we met in four classrooms.  Division 4 Lt. Gov. Ron Schuler held

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Cumberland Kiwanis Grows by 20% in Four Months  
2/10/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Keith Anderson, Club Sec.

The Cumberland Kiwanis Club is a growing community organization.  Despite the loss of several relatively inactive members at the close of the last club year, the official membership has grown from 50 to 60 since October 1.  The “secret” of this growth has not been a highly organized

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Escanaba Aktion Club in Action  
2/1/2011 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Ken Benson

Hi All,

I thought you’d like to see our AKtion Club in “action”.

Below is channel 6, WLUC TV Marquette MI website with our latest feature.

Our apologies to Dorothy Kollmann for their misspelling of her name, I guess non of us told Yona the correct way.  Sorry!

It is interesting to see how a half hour

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Sparta Kiwanis 90th Anniversary Celebration  
12/30/2010 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Jennifer Kysilko

Pictured from left to right;  District Govenor Lyle Plagenz, Hixson members Bob Hess, Burr Nussdorfer, Wayne Slotten, Duane McClain & Paul Solberg. 

The Sparta, WI Kiwanis Club held its 90th anniversary banquet at Jake’s Northwoods in Sparta on October 5th. The club’s Hixson Fellows

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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Winners  
10/8/2010 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Mary Ann Wepfer

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and 2010 -2011 New Officers


The 2009-2010 Kiwanis year was an outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club founded in 1972. The Club accomplished 61 service projects and 2,163.5 hours of service to the community. According to the Independent

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Kiwanis Work Bee at Bay Cliff Health Camp  
10/4/2010 - District : Wisconsin-Upper Michigan - Submitted by : Ken Benson

 

This year the weather cooperated with us for our work bee at Bay Cliff Health Camp.  Though we did not have the numbers of workers we hoped for, the 10 of us connected with Kiwanis were all kept busy from repairing screens, painting and staining, picking apples from the oodles of apple trees in Bay Cliff’s

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