Volume XXXII Issue #34 April 4, 2011
Greeter and Prayer: Vicki Pape
Presiding: President Kathy Schwandt
Congratulations to Lori Rich on being selected as the Ripon City Manager.
· Orlo Bierman from Green Lake
· Ellis Bosveld from Ripon Area Rotaract
· Ryan Prellwitz of Ripon Area Rotaract
· Leticia Resende – our inbounder from Brazil
· Matt Barg – Ripon High School student of the month. Matt’s biography will follow in the next issue.
· Steve Hollenback – from Memory Photography in Ripon. Being inducted as a new member today.
· Cassie Bornick – from Jackson Kahl; being inducted as a new member today. potential new member and will be inducted soon.
· Marc DeGroot – from Spartech. Being inducted as a new member today.
· Frank Cumberbatch – guest of Randy Hatlen. Prospective new member.
· Julie Gneiser – guest of Janet Vossekuil
· Jeff Liddicoat – Horicon Bank and top rose seller. Guest of John Triller.
· Fred Schwertferger – guest of John Triller and speaker for the day.
New Member Inductions:
Cassie Bornick, Marc DeGroot, and Steve Hollenback were inducted as new members. Biographies will follow in the next issue.
April Birthdays: April Anniversaries:
1 – Dan Ige Lori (Randy) Rich – April 12, 2986
5 – Vicki Pape Hank (Shirley) Grams – April 29, 1961
8 – Bryan Fritsch 20 – Dean Rogers
22 – Brett Traver
23 – Tim Lyke
Hopefully we made money for End Polio Now, or for Panama.
John Triller introduced Fred C. Schwertfeger, President, Friends of the Horicon Marsh. He spoke about the history of the marsh and about the new Horicon Marsh International Education Center. The marsh is among the most important wetlands in the U.S. and is an internationally recognized bird habitat. Created in 1921, the marsh is divided into two sections: the state-run Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area, and the Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. It is one
of the more accessible wetlands, offering a scenic drive and hiking trails and bike trails.
It was once known for its huge population of ducks but unrestricted hunting in the 19th and early 20th centuries wiped out the ducks. Now Canada geese are the dominant species, although the marsh is the home or migratory waypoint for more than 200 species of birds. Horicon Marsh is the largest cattail marsh in North America and its most common mammal resident is the muskrat. The best time to see migrating geese at the marsh
is during the next month or so.
The new Horicon Marsh International Education Center, opened two years ago, is owned operated by the non-profit Friends of the Horicon Marsh. The Center offer education programs and field trips, lectures and slide programs, movie nights, and other activities. There are plans for a new natural history museum on the center's lower level. (Thanks to David Sakrison for this.)
Upcoming Program (April 11th):
NO NOON MEETING – SCHOLARSHIP DINNER AT CJ’s AT THE WAYSIDE
Upcoming Program (April 18th):
Vicki Pape introduces Kathy Schaub and the 5th grade choir.
Lee A. Prellwitz – Scribe 748-2536