Becker joins BBBS Board of Directors

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Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Fond du Lac County is proud to announce a new board member, Kim Becker of Integrity Saw & Tool, Inc.

Kim joins the BBBS Board with over 30 years of Human Resource experience in financial services and manufacturing. In her current role as Human Resources Manager at Integrity Saw & Tool, Inc. Kim is responsible for the Human Resources function including payroll, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, safety and benefits administration. She also manages the accounting function for the company.

 

Prior to joining Integrity, Kim was the Vice President of Human Resources at Hometown Bank and was a Wisconsin State Licensed Employee Benefits and HR Consultant with Jackson Kahl Insurance. She previously served on the Fond du Lac HR Association Board of Directors and has been certified in HR since 1995.

 

Kim and her husband Joe live in Oakfield. They have four children and three granddaughters with two more grandchildren on the way. Kim enjoys hiking and cooking and is an avid Green Bay Packers fan!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is a United Way Agency that assists children with social, emotional and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. The agency matches children with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couples or Big Families in a community or school based program. Children aged 6 through 13 can enroll in the program through a parent or guardian referral. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license for the community-based program, 16 years old for the school-based program. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 920-922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org


 

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Adopt a Family in Full Swing

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It seems like yesterday (and in some cases it was!) that school started, leaving parents and businesses to wonder, what is next? At Big Brothers Big Sisters, our focus shifts to the holiday season and our ninth annual ‘Adopt a Family’ program.

“I know it seems early,” said Tammy Young, Executive Director of BBBS. “It is! In order for our organization to help over 100 families in 2017, we need to start now.”

“We were able to help 99 families in 2016,” said Young. (Up from 77 in 2015) “We want to exceed 100 in 2017! We are looking for businesses, families, clubs or organizations to give the gift of Christmas to a family in need.”

Will you make a BIG difference in the life of a child this holiday season?

“There is no shortage of people in need,” said Jennifer Smith, Senior Community Based Program Coordinator at BBBS and the staff person responsible for spearheading this initiative. “Anyone interested in adopting a family can select the size of the adopted family. We have small, medium and large families who are at risk of not having anything under the tree this holiday season.”

Anyone interested in helping is asked to call the BBBS office at 922-8200. To avoid a duplication of services, only those families in need who are not adopted through the Salvation Army, Department of Social Services or another area human service organization are eligible to participate.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is a United Way Agency that assists children with social, emotional and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. The agency matches children with a Big Brother, Sister, Couple or Family in a community or school based program. Children aged 6 through 13 can enroll in the program through parent or guardian referral. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license for the community based program, 16 years old for the school based program. For more information about the program or to volunteer, call 920-922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org.

 

RAE NELL HALBUR JOINS BBBS STAFF

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(Fond du Lac, September 6, 2017) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Fond du Lac County is excited to announce the recent addition of Rae Nell Halbur as their Administrative Specialist.

Rae Nell, a marketing graduate of Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC), brings a wide range of skills and work experience to BBBS. While at MPTC she was chosen as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, was presented with the FDL Area Foundation-Agnes Rose Memorial Scholarship and was a finalist for the MPTC 2012 Student of the Year.

In addition to her position at BBBS, Halbur works part-time as an on-air personality at Mountain Dog Media, covering local 4-H/FFA activities.

Rae Nell has over 40 years in volunteer procurement, youth mentorship and fundraising within 4-H where she has been a 4-H Leader for over 40 years. She is past-president of the FDL Area Women’s Fund and is active with the FDL Area Agri-Business Council. In addition, Halbur and her husband Ray own and operate Burledge Holsteins east of Fond du Lac. They milk 150 Registered Holsteins and operate about 300 acres.

“We are super excited to have Rae Nell on board!” said Tammy Young, Executive Director of BBBS. “Her background and connections within the Fond du Lac community make her the perfect Administrative Specialist for our agency. Her number one goal is to make sure our busy office is running smoothly. She will be performing a variety of office duties, including some marketing and grant writing. We’re thrilled to have her as part of the BBBS family!”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is a United Way Agency that assists children with social, emotional and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. The agency matches children with a Big Brother, Sister, Couple or Family in a community or school based program. Children aged 6 through 13 can enroll in the program through parent or guardian referral. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license for the community-based program, 16 years old for the school-based program. For more information about the program or to volunteer, call 920-922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org.

 

Surf's Up and Staff is ready to "hang 10"

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Photo L to R:  Tammy Young, Executive Director, Jennifer Smith, Senior Community Based Program Coordinator, Lisa Warntjes, Enrollment and Match Specialist (School Based), Joscelyn Deanovich, Community Based Program Coordinator, Tammy Sodermark, Office Manager

Can you believe Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Beach Bowl for kids’ sake is just 1 week out? Are you ready to have a great time? We have a ton of fun things in store including a best-dressed costume (chance to win $50), a live DJ and a photo booth!

If you haven't signed up yet, click on the link below to get started:

BBBSFDL-events


The Welsch Restaurant and Ale House Community Giveback Program

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THE WELSCH RESTAURANT AND ALE HOUSE COMMUNITY GIVEBACK PROGRAM

EAT, DRINK AND DO SOME GOOD!

Welcome to The Welsch Restaurant and Ale House,

We here at The Welsch would like to thank everyone for all your support over the years. Now, it is time for us to give back! Starting on Tuesday, February 21 and every Tuesday thereafter, we will be donating 15% of our total sales back to a local charity. February 21, 28 and March 7 and 14, all proceeds for these four dates will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the only one-to-one mentoring program of its kind serving all of Fond du Lac and the northern portion of Dodge County.

On Tuesday, March 7, we will be turning our banquet facility into a super kidz play zone. Join us for a night of fun! There is no cost to attend, just come EAT, DRINK AND DO SOME GOOD!

For more information about our community giveback program or to get on our fundraiser list, please contact the restaurant at 920-322-8800 or email us at thewelsch01@yahoo.com. We are excited to be able to help local non-profits and are especially appreciative of all the help Horicon Bank has given us.

Thanks in advance from everyone at The Welsch –

Jason


The Welsch Restaurant & Ale House – W3675 County Road WH, Malone • 920-322-8800

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Announces ‘Big’ of the Year!

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Pictured L to R: Paige, Cassandra (Cassie) Biertzer

Did you ever wonder what you could do to make a difference in the life of a child? How much time or energy it would take and what the reward might be?

 

Just ask ‘Big Sister’ Cassandra (Cassie) Biertzer who was just awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of FDL County ‘Big’ of the Year. She got much more than she bargained for since being matched with ‘Little Sister’ Paige in 2014.

 

“Paige & I have been matched for a little over 2 years now,” said Cassie. “I can definitely say it’s one of the best things that have happened in my life. Together we have gone through some hard times, in both of our lives. We can confide in each other and really relate to each other. Paige comes to all of our family events; it wouldn’t be the same without her!”

 

“This match is a BIG success story,” said Jennifer Smith, Senior Community Based Coordinator for BBBS. “It’s amazing to see the change and growth in Paige since the beginning of her match. With the help of her Big Sister, Paige has overcome many personal issues in her life. She has not only improved her self-esteem, but her health as well just by being matched, said Smith. But, Paige isn’t the only one that has won. “Speaking with Cassie, it’s wonderful to hear how she had grown closer to Paige due to a change in her own personal life. Cassie feels that channeling her time and effort toward Paige helped her get through it.”

 

“Cassie has gone beyond the call of duty for her Little,” said Smith. “In the past two years, they’ve done many fun and unique activities, including: sailing, the Little Farmer, and enjoyed Christmas gatherings, Packer games, a trip to St. Louis and family picnics together. Cassie has even added Paige to her family’s family picture, which is overwhelming to see. I personally believe that after almost 9 years with Big Brothers Big Sisters, this match may be one of my biggest success stories.”

 

BBBS assists children with social, emotional and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. Children in the program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, many coming from single parent households, living at or below poverty level. BBBS matches children with a Big Brother, Sister, Couple or Family in a community or school based program. Children aged 6 through 13 can enroll in the program through a parent or guardian referral. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license for the community-based program, 16 years old for the school-based program. For more information about the program or to volunteer, call 920-922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org.


Bigs & Littles Cheer on Sabres

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Pre-game

                 

                    

Game time! :) 

Bigs and Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters enjoyed building a stuffed animal to bring with them to cheer on the Sabres! Go Sabres!  

 

 

Making a BIG Difference!!

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A special thank you to Jeremy, Reanna and their kids for being a big family to Houston for the past 3 1/2 years. Life is crazy, but they make the time! Watch for them on NBC26! #bbbsfdl

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Klemm joins Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is proud to announce a new board member, Karri Klemm from National Exchange Bank & Trust.

Karri is a creative marketing professional who brings to Big Brothers Big Sisters a wide range of talent and experience. She currently works as a Marketing Coordinator for National Exchange Bank & Trust, where she has been since 2012. Graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a major in Business Administration, Karri has been able to leverage her knowledge of event coordination, promotion, presentation and website management as well as copy writing through a variety of positions she has held since graduation.

Karri actively gives back and is involved with the Fond du Lac Community. She is the current chair of the Fond du Lac County Money Smart Week, a current member of the Boys & Girls Club Reach for the Stars committee, an active participant in NEBAT’s Relay for Life team and a member of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac, serving as NEBAT’s champion. In addition, she is a member of the Fond du Lac Marketing Professionals group and has recently served on both the Leadership Fond du Lac Alumni Board and the Downtown FDL Exploratory Committee for the City of Fond du Lac.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is a United Way Agency that assists children with social, emotional and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. The agency matches children with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couples or Big Families in a community or school based program. Children aged 6 through 13 can enroll in the program through a parent or guardian referral. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license for the community-based program, 16 years old for the school-based program. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 920-922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org.


Memories-Woodlands Senior Center

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Saturday

January 28, 2017

Woodlands Senior Center

Time spent with others:  PRICELESS <3

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