Shawano Optimist Club Installs Seven new members
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2016
Shawano Optimists Welcome Seven New Members
The Shawano Optimist Club, which has served youth and many organizations in the Shawano area for 40 years, has added seven new members following a recent membership drive. Longtime Optimist member Jim Leuenberger conducted the installation of the new members at a recent club meeting, telling the new members that “being a member of the Shawano Optimist Club will provide great opportunities for you to return service to your community. We invite you to share your talents and resources by serving on club committees and working on service and fund-raising projects.”
The seven new members are:
Daniel Mauel, a Lieutenant and 26-year member of the Shawano Police Department.
Kriss Kimmer, who has lived in the Shawano community for the past 10 years.
James Lonick, an investment and financial planner with Prudential. Jim and his wife, Debbie, have three children, Abigail-26, Jay-25 and Adrianna-22. Jim is currently serving as a Deacon at Sacred Heart Church in Shawano.
Michael Johnston works at State Farm Insurance in Shawano as co-owner and office manager with his wife Idell. They have two sons, Grant-21 and Will-19. Born in California, Michael and Idell have lived in Shawano for nine years.
Jennifer Schroeder is a physical therapist at Thedacare Medical Center-Shawano, a position she has held for 13 years. She is married to Randy and has two sons, Zack-19 and Seth-16. She has lived in the Shawano community for 17 years.
Bradley Rabideau is a Lieutenant with the Shawano Police Department. He has been in the department for 17 years. He and his wife, Wendy, have four children, Kaitlyn-23, Andrews-21, Madelyn-17 and Abigail-12.
Michael Musloff is a Lieutenant with the Shawano Police Department. He has been in the department for 16 years. Born in Antigo, he has lived in the Shawano area for the past 21 years. He has two children, Alyson-17 and Mikah-13.
For more information on the Shawano Optimist Club, go to the club’s website at Shawanooptimist.org or contact club president Doug Erdman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seven newest members of the Shawano Optimist Club are, seated, from left, Kriss Kimmer, Michael Johnston and Jennifer Schroeder. Standing from left, Brad Rabideau, Michael Musloff, Dan Mauel and James Lonick.
Bike Rodeo deemed a success for Shawano Optimist Club
The Shawano Optimist Bike Rodeo was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Zion Lutheran Church parking lot. We had 82 boys and girls participate in the event. Children from Kindergarten – Grade 6 were eligible to participate. Each child received a free bike helmet, a free bike license from the City Police Department, and was eligible to sign up for 2 free bikes and several other prizes.
Participants had a bike maintenance check to be sure the bike is safe to ride. In addition the boys and girls got to show off their bike skills by Balancing at a slow speed, Coasting, Straight line riding, Figure 8 riding, Weaving, and Stopping on a line. Scores for each event were awarded and trophies for given to the top three boys and girls in their age group. In addition, an overall Grand Prize winner was awarded. The winners were:
Kindergarten & Under
1st place Grace Bubolz Teagan Harkey
2nd place Brooklyn Wright Bennett Aumann
3rd place Elizabeth Behnke Ben Schindler
1st place Lily Bubolz Sam Schindler
2nd place Danielle Carroll Hunter Colon
3rd place Madisyn Skalitzky Aden Steinbring
1st place Makenna Bubolz Donavan Steinbring
2nd place Rachael Carroll Derek Minch
3rd place Rose Cavanaugh Crew Weisnicht
1st place Sarah Carroll Ashton Brugger
2nd place Alexia Powell Alexander Paque
3rd place Elise Pyatskowit Chase Christenson
Grand prize winner was Kadyn Graf with a perfect score.
Winners of the 2016 Shawano Optimist Club bike rodeo were: front row, from left, Brooklyn Wright, Aden Steinbring, Elizabeth Behnke, Rachael Carroll, Teagan Harkey, Madisyn Skalitsky, Bennett Aumann, Ashton Brugger, Makenna Bubolz, Grace Bubolz and Lily Bubolz.
Back row, from left, Donavan Steinbring, Hunter Colon, Rose Cavanaugh, Sarah Carroll, Crew Weisnicht, Chase Christenson, Alex Paque, Derek Minch and Alexia Powell.
The Shawano Optimist Club celebrated Respect for Law week with a Steak Fry and Award Ceremony for two officers. Shawano Police Department recognized Shane Stange and the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department recognized Bill Uelman. Shawano Police Chief Mark Kohl made the presentation and told everyone in attendance why he chose Stange to be the officer of the year and the main reason was his activity with the kids and the community from young to old. Deputy Justin Hoffman stepped in for Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber and told everyone in attendance why Bill Uelman was chosen to be the recipient and once again it was his activities in the community and also his activity with the kids in the Bonduel Community.
Pictured from Left to Right Shawano Police Officer Shane Stange, Shawano Police Chief Mark Kohl and Shawano Optimist President Doug Erdman
Pictured from left to right Shawano County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Hoffman, Shawano County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Uelman and Shawano Optimist President Doug Erdman
Tri Star Basketball Regionals
Congratulations to the children who participated in the Regional for the Optimist Tri Star Basketball Competition.
Congratulations to Maddy Weinig who finished 3rd for 9 year old Girls
Congratulations to Eli Passehl who finished 3rd for 9 year old boys
Congratulations to Morgan Weinig who finished 1st for 13 year old girls.
Others who made the trip did not make the Top 6, Maybe next year.
Mountain Bay Run is coming
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Shawano Optimist Club
P.O. Box 412
Shawano, WI 54166