We Can Never Say Thank You Enough!

By Betsy A. Wandtke, Major Gift Officer

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Donors, Board Members and Volunteers at Kodiak Jack’s in Oshkosh.

It’s always our pleasure to be able to thank our donors for giving us the ability to serve others.  In the last couple of weeks of RED CROSS MONTH, we had three Donor Appreciation Events.  They were casual gatherings complete with appetizers and volunteer interaction.  Not only were they successful in saying thank you, but were a lot of fun to boot!

Our attending donors were able to meet board members, staff members and most importantly, the volunteers that serve our organization.  The pictures that were shown and explained, were mostly regarding “Superstorm Sandy”.  Our volunteers were also able to discuss what an ERV (Emergency Response Vehicle) was and how versatile they are, along with other mysteries about how the Red Cross gets things done in the field.

The donors and many of the rest of us were riveted to the stories of survival and the ability of those affected to overcome any situation with the help of a “friend”.  The Red Cross volunteers are those “friends” that show up to do whatever needs to be done.  They are worth their weight in gold!!

The donors also asked questions about SAF (Services to the Armed Forces), Blood Services and other aspects of the American Red Cross.  Our board members and staff were there to answer those questions and more.

We would like to thank Big Tomatoes and Los Banditos in Green Bay, Mark’s East Side in Appleton and Kodiak Jack’s in Oshkosh for their hospitality and donations to make these events happen.

We also would like to thank the volunteers, board members and staff members that were fully engaged in this endeavor.  We could not have done it without them!!

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Dine For Disaster “Heroes” Announced

Restaurants & Patrons Pair Taste-buds and Disaster Relief Together

This event – Dine for Disaster – invites patrons to simply eat-out at participating restaurants on Thursday, May 17, 2012. More than 180 participating restaurants will donate a portion of the day’s sales and collect customer’s financial donations to benefit local disaster relief and community disaster prevention efforts of the American Red Cross.

 While the Red Cross responds to big disasters such as floods, hurricane, tornadoes each year, but the most frequent threat people face is a fire in their own home! Last year, Chapters responded to nearly 63,000 fires. That’s one every eight minutes!  In each case, we meet with the victims and assess their needs – often while still standing on the street while their home burns or smolders in smoke. Based on their needs, we provide a warm place to sleep, food to eat, infant supplies, we can replace medications, glasses, etc and we provide compassion, a recovery plan and hope to all disaster victims.

Nathan and Marcia Haupt of  Schreiner’s Restaurant  in Fond du Lac and Pat Beimborn of Los Banditos  in Green Bay are spearheading Dine for Disaster with their fellow restaurateurs.

The Haupts’ and Beimborns’ recognize the American Red Cross is always there in an emergency, and they are honored to support them on the local level. “Through Dine for Disaster, local restaurants are in a position to support the local Red Cross Chapter, while providing our guests with an opportunity to socialize, enjoy their favorite meal, and know they’re helping others in the process,” Nathan Haupt said. “It’s a win-win situation, with the community as a whole benefiting. We’re proud to be part a community where businesses that are thought to be competitors are always willing to work together for the greater good.”

Beimborn agrees and is participating because it is a chance to support the work that the Red Cross does in the community. “We at Los Banditos feel it is a great way to say ‘Thank You’ to the community for their support by helping give back to an organization like the Red Cross that helps our neighbors’ right here in Green Bay and throughout Northeast Wisconsin when disaster strikes.”

For the second year, Society Insurance is the corporate sponsor for Dine for Disaster.

 Participating Restaurants on May 17, 2012

Listed by County 

BROWN  
Graystone Ale House De Pere
Gyro Kabobs De Pere
The Abbey De Pere
1951 Green Bay
Allouez Café Green Bay
Bay Family Restaurant Green Bay
Big Tomatoes Green Bay
Kavarna / Parisi’s Green Bay
Legends Green Bay
Los Banditos East Green Bay
Los Banditos West Green Bay
Mackinaws Grill & Spirits Green Bay
River’sBendSteak & Seafood Green Bay
St. Brendan’sInn Green Bay
The Bar Of Green Bay Green Bay
The Bar OnHolmgren Way Green Bay
Timsan’s Green Bay
Titletown Brewing Co Green Bay
Zesty’s Frozen Custard Green Bay
Zesty’s Frozen Custard Green Bay
Zesty’s Frozen Custard Howard – Suamico
CALUMET & DODGE  
Cobblestone Creek Dining & Banquet Brillion
Triple J Wing & Clay Woodfire Grill Brillion
Terra Verde Coffee Chilton
Outpost Pub & Provisions Sherwood
The Cliffs of Sherwood LLC Sherwood
The Granary Supper Club Sherwood
DOOR  
Bailey’s Harbor Cornerstone Pub BaileysHarbor
White Gull Inn Fish Creek
Chamfered Center  (Maxsells) Florence
Joe Jo’s Pizza & Gelato SisterBay
FOND DU LAC  
EdenCafé & Eden’s Grill Eden
A&W All-American Food Fond du Lac
BackYard Grill & Bar Fond du Lac
Bagelmeister Fond du Lac
Boda’s Restaurant Fond du Lac
Cibo Steaks & Spirits Fond du Lac
Domino’s Pizza Fond du Lac
Duffy’s Sports Pub & Steak Fond du Lac
Faros Family Restaurant Fond du Lac
Fazoli’s Fond du Lac
Friar Tucks Fond du Lac
Gilles Frozen Custard Fond du Lac
Gino’s Italian Restaurant Fond du Lac
Main Exchange Fond du Lac
Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders Fond du Lac
Nick & Willy’s Pizza Fond du Lac
Parrot Palms Fond du Lac
Philly’s-on-4th Fond du Lac
Pockets Fond du Lac
Rocky Rococo Pizza & Pasta Fond du Lac
Salty’s Seafood & Spirits Fond du Lac
Schreiner’s Restaurant Fond du Lac
Season’s Restaurant Fond du Lac
Sebastian’s Steak House Fond du Lac
Sunset Supper Club & Lounge Fond du Lac
The Coliseum Fond du Lac
VillaPalermoCafé Fond du Lac
Goose Blind Grill & Bar GreenLake
Blanck’s Supper Club Malone
Jim & Linda’s Lakeview Supper Club Malone
Lantern’s Markesan
Reilly’s Pub Markesan
Dave & Brenda’s Idlewile Inn Saint Cloud
Wendt’s On TheLake Van Dyne
Helen’s Kitchen Waupun
Tony’s Pizza Waupun
KEWAUNEE & MANITOWOC  
Al Corso Restaurant Collins
Cedars Resort Kiel
Billy’s onMain Luxemburg
A&W Restaurant Manitowoc
Big Apple Bagel Manitowoc
Four Seasons Family Restaurant Manitowoc
Friar Tucks Manitowoc
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant Manitowoc
Schooners Restaurant Manitowoc
Subway (3 Locations) Manitowoc
The Courthouse Pub Manitowoc
Time Out Sports Bar & Grill Manitowoc
Tony’s Pizza Manitowoc
Subway Mishicot
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant Two Rivers
Subway Two Rivers
MARINETTE, MARQUETTE & MENOMINEE  
Cousins Subs Crivitz
Figaros Crivitz
King Buffet Marinette
Lauerman House Inn Marinette
Victorian Inn Marinette
Peshtigo Corral Peshtigo
OUTAGAMIE  
B.J. Clancy’s Restaurant & Pub Appleton
Cinder’s Charcoal Grill Appleton
Cinder’s West Appleton
Culver’s of Darboy Appleton
GingeRootz Asian Grille Appleton
Mark’sEast Side Appleton
Rocky Rococo Pizza & Pasta Appleton
Schreiner’s Diner Appleton
Stone Cellar Brewpub Appleton
Super Bowl Appleton
Chute Inn Family Restaurant Suring
SHAWANO & SHEBOYGAN  
   
Mary’s Country Grove Cedar Grove
Braun’s Ranch ElkhartLake
Subway Howards Grove
Culver’s ofPlymouth Plymouth
Subway Plymouth
Sweet Basil Plymouth
Five Pillars RandomLake
Al & Al’s Stein Haus Sheboygan
Angie’sMainCafé & The Daily Grind Shawano
Majerles Black River Grill Shebogyan
Frankie’s Pub and Grill Sheboygan
HighlandHouse Sheboygan
Subway (2 Locations) Sheboygan
TexasRoadhouse Sheboygan
SOUTHEAST WI COUNTIES  
McDonald’s Caledonia
Wayne’s Drive-in Cedarburg
Emperor’s Kitchen Delafield
Pacific Bistro Delafield
The Barley Pop Pub & Restaurant Germantown
Flipside Café & Grill Grafton
Hank’s Restaurant & Drinkery (Hammerin’ Hanks) Hartford
Hartland Inn Hartland
TexasRoadhouse Kenosha
Gateway Café Kewaskum
Hog’s & Kisses Lake Geneva
Popeye’s OnLake Geneva Lake Geneva
Chancery Pub & Restaurant Mequon
Ferrante’s Mequon
Libby Montana Bar & Grill Mequon
Karma Bar & Grill Milwaukee
No No’s Newburg
Wildman Adventure Resort Niagara
Moe’s Southwest Grill Pewaukee
Piano Blu Pewaukee
Victor’sPier StreetShanty Port Washington
McDonald’s (5 Locations) Racine
Local Folks Slades Corner
Coachman House Supper Club West Bend
Daddy’s Dog House West Bend
The Poplar Inn LLC West Bend
WAUPACA & WAUSHARA  
Chain OLakesAdventures Waupaca
ClearWaterHarbor Waupaca
Domino’s Pizza Waupaca
Hahn-A-Lula Fremont
The Silvercryst Wautoma
WINNEBAGO  
Luigi’s Pizza Menasha
Menasha Grill Menasha
Mihm’s Charcoal Grill Menasha
Culver’s ofNeenah Neenah
Dairy Queen Neenah
Dairy Queen Neenah
Ground Round Restaurant Neenah
Remington’s (Holiday Inn) Neenah
Under the Dome Sports Bar & Grill Neenah
Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In Oshkosh
Benvenuto’s Italian Restaurant Oshkosh
Cranky Pat’s Pizzaeria & Pub Oshkosh
Domino’s Pizza Oshkosh
Domino’s Pizza Oshkosh
Friar Tuck’s Oshkosh
La Sure’s Oshkosh
Lara’s Tortilla Flats Oshkosh
Leon’s Frozen Custard Oshkosh
Mike’s Place Family Restaurant Oshkosh
Planet Perk Café Oshkosh
PlaneviewTravelPlaza Oshkosh
Primo Oshkosh
Robbins Restaurant Oshkosh
Rocky Rococo Pizza & Pasta Oshkosh
TheBrooklynGrill Oshkosh
The Roxy Oshkosh
Woodeye’s Bar & Grill Winneconne

About Local Chapters:

The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter serves 20-counties throughout northeast Wisconsin and the Michigan boarder communities. To learn more about Red Cross programs, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help, contact your local office or the regional headquarters at 920-231-3590. We can also online at www.NEWRedCross.org on Facebook (American Red Cross – Northeast Wisconsin Region), Twitter (NEWRedCross) and our blog (newredcrossblog.org).

The Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross serves eight counties with a mission to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. To learn more about Red Cross programs, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help, contact the Chapter at 414-342-8680 or visit RedCrossInSeWIS.org on the web, twitter.com/RedCrossSeWi and facebook.com/RedCross.SoutheastWI

 About the American National Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

22nd Annual American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Golf Classic Raises $21,000 to Support Local Services

It was a HOT one for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter 22nd Annual Lakeland Chapter Golf Classic held on Monday, May 24, 2010 at Brown County Golf Course.

Bill showing some of his trick shots.

Joining us this year were 34 teams for the 18-hole scramble event. The day kicked off with Bill Schroeder, former Packers Wide Receiver, and current long drive/trick shot artist. Bill showed off his amazing golf talents with a 20 minute demo on the driving range sponsored by Packers Alumni Association. Two teams also had the chance to win the ability for Bill to golf for 9-holes with their team.

The event also featured Red Cross education at many of the holes including adult conscious choking, an overview of how to use an AED, an overview of transportation service, disaster services, and information on blood donation. The day of golf concluded with awards and dinner.

 Contributing sponsors included: Dinner Sponsor – US Paper Mills; Media Sponsor – WFRV-TV5; Hole-in-one Sponsor – Brennan Buick, Course Signage – Quick Signs; Golf Ball Sponsor – Cellcom; Range Balls – Chris Vanderheyden, Board Member; Margarita Sponsor – Los Banditos.

Taking first place this year was Double Digit Sales Growth, LLC: Chris Vanderheyden, Steve VandenAvond, Kipp Karakas, Gary Spielbauer and in second place was the team of J & S Drywall:  Jeff Schomaker, Stan Scheffen, Terry Gorman, Mike Jacobson

First Place: Double Digit Sales Growth, LLC. Photo by Bret Paluch

Second Place: J & S Drywall. photo by Bret Paluch

“We appreciate the sponsors and golfers that participated in this year’s Lakeland Golf Classic, said Steve Maricque, Executive Director for the Lakeland Chapter. “This event is a key fundraiser towards providing critical resources in support of our local community services.”

“I want to thank the golf outing committee including Pat Beimborn, Gerald Henley, Ray Kopish, Chad Resar, Barb Vanden Langenberg, Steve Maricque, Jody Weyers and Mauree Childress for their time and energy in making this year’s event a huge success,” said Chris Vanderheyden, Board Member and Golf Committee Chair. 

The $21,000 raised from the Lakeland Chapter Classic will go to support services in our eight counties including; families affected by disasters, provide rides for those 60 and over and those with disabilities get to medical, nutrition and employment needs, and continue to provide life-saving training classes for people in our community.

 About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.