Emerson Women’s Club Meeting – October 21 – Guests Welcome

Calling all ladies!

You are cordially invited to the Emerson Club’s October meeting this Monday, October 21, 2019 at 4:15 PM. The meeting will be held at the Bassett House located at 708 W. Main Street.

Founded in 1897, the Emerson Club was Whitewater’s first women’s club. Over a century later, we’re still meeting monthly to enjoy friendship, stimulating programs, and engaging conversation.

Please join us and see what the Emerson Women’s Club is all about!

11th Annual Stuff the Bus – Today (Sat.), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Nelson’s Bus Service, Inc. and the Whitewater FFA Chapter are teaming up again for this year’s 11th annual Stuff the Bus. The main objective of this food drive is to get the students of the Whitewater Unified School District, local area businesses and the Whitewater community involved by donating food and monetary contributions to Stuff the Bus Oct. 18 and 19 in an effort to stop hunger. On Oct. 18, the public is invited to attend from noon to 6 p.m., and on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nelson’s Bus Service Inc. and the Whitewater FFA will be located in the Walmart parking lot to fight hunger. Come on Saturday for fun activities and giving back to the community. People of all ages are encouraged to come and donate to the efforts of ending hunger.

Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens: WHITEWATER POLICE K-9 UNIT Benefit at Young Auditorium – TODAY (Sat., 10/19)

Oh my gosh, da Manitowoc Minute is back on da road coming to UW-Whitewater real quick once. It’s a brand new show that’s one part Manitowoc Minute, one part Charlie Berens and three parts Craigslist. What could possibly go wrong? Get some tickets real quick once and keep ‘er movin! (As of 10/16 the main floor is nearly sold out, but there are plenty of seats available in the balcony.)

Comedian, host, actor and Emmy-winning journalist Charlie Berens is a dynamic talent in the comedy world. Berens is the creator and star of the Manitowoc Minute. In 6 months he transformed the viral video series into an hour-long variety show selling out venues, sometimes within minutes. Charlie’s career extends beyond the Manitowoc Minute. From creating content for Funny or Die, TBS Digital and Fox Sports 1, to hosting shows for Fox, CBS Sports Network and Variety, Berens’ skill set proves invaluable in a rapidly changing media landscape.

Saturday, 10/19, 8 p.m., Young Auditorium. Reserved seats are $25 for adults and $15 for UW-W students. Proceeds benefit the Whitewater Police Department K-9 Unit. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office in the Center for the Arts or University Center, by calling 262-472-2222, or online at https://tickets.uww.edu/Online/default.asp

Upcoming City & Community Meetings: Week of October 14-20

City of Whitewater Plan & Architectural Review Commission - Monday at 6:00 PM
Whitewater Municipal Building - More information
School Board of the Whitewater Unified School District- Monday at 6:30 PM
Central Office of Whitewater Unified School District - More Information
Whitewater Unified School District Policy Review Committee - Tuesday at 9:00 AM
Central Office of Whitewater Unified School District - More Information
City of Whitewater Common Council - Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Whitewater Municipal Building - More information
City of Whitewater Finance Committee - Thursday at 5:30 PM
Whitewater Municipal Building - More information

Public Invited to 2020 Census Discussion at League of Women Voters on Thurs., 10/17

On October 17, 6:30 p.m., the League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area will host a public program in the City Hall Council Chambers to inform citizens on the importance of the 2020 Census and how to participate in the process. Program speakers include Patricia Gillette, Partnership Specialist with the Chicago Regional Census Center and US Census representative for the Whitewater area and Miguel Aranda, UW-Whitewater graduate-student member of Whitewater’s Complete Count Committee and advisor for the UW-Whitewater chapter of Voto Latino. The program will explain the process of the count and will address lingering concerns over the confidentiality of personal information and distrust following recent heated debates of adding a citizenship question, which we now know will not be a component of the 2020 Census.

Help for Those With Gambling Concerns

Men and women gamblers!  Are you a constant loser because of your gambling?  Are you losing your income, self-respect and loved ones?  Compulsive gambling is an addictive, progressive disease.  If you want help for you or someone you love, you are welcome to attend:

Gambler’s Anonymous Whitewater

First United Methodist Church—In the Library

145 S. Prairie St.

Whitewater, WI 53190

Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For information, call (608) 283-5800

There is no cost to attend G.A.

Fall Masonic Dinner

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM

Roast Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Cole Slaw, Dinner Rolls and Dessert

Adults: $10
Kids under 12: $5

Whitewater-Palmyra Masonic Lodge
226 W Main St, Whitewater

Carry Outs Available

Whitewater Kiwanis and Culver’s Joint Fundraiser Wed., 10/16

On Wednesday, October 16, Culver’s of Whitewater and the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club will team up to benefit the Culver’s/Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club’s Whitewater High School Scholarship Program. A portion of the sales made between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on October 16 will be donated to the program.

Chair of the program, Ed Schweitzer, said, “Kiwanis appreciates the support offered by Culver’s to the Whitewater community. We are so happy to team up with Culver’s to raise funds for scholarships. Customers can enjoy a delicious meal and refreshing Culver’s frozen custard while supporting the Culver’s/Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club’s WHS Scholarship.”

The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club is made up of dedicated volunteers who help children in the Whitewater community and the world, all with 100 percent of funds raised going directly to projects and zero to administrative costs. Each year, the club distributes approximately $20,000, with over half going to the Whitewater Unified School District, including Ferradermis, ELL Summer School Transportation, shoes for students, Badger Boys State and Badger Girls State, and scholarships. Kiwanis helped to build and maintain the Flowing Well Shelter, the shelter and accessible playground at Starin Park and Treyton’s Field of Dreams, as well as adopting a highway to clean up. In addition, the group donates to the Whitewater Youth Soccer Club, the Friends of the Whitewater Aquatic Center Family Partnership Fund, the Whitewater Food Pantry, Bethel House and more.

Funds are raised through annual Pancake Breakfasts that have been served continuously since the 1950s, the Discover Whitewater Series Half-Marathon Pancake Breakfast since it began, and yearly poinsettia and lily plant sales. More information can be found on the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club Facebook page.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

Lincoln Elementary FTP Sends Huge Thank You for Support of Spring Fling

Lincoln Elementary Family Teacher Partnership would like to send out a huge thank you to the citizens of Whitewater and the local businesses shown below for helping Lincoln Elementary Spring Fling raise more than $11,000 to help pay for student field trips, new teacher supplies, new playground equipment, teacher appreciation gifts and meals.  As the new school begins, new funds have been delivered to teachers for new classroom resources and supplies and the new playground is a hit.  All of this would not be possible without your support.    

Creative Balance, Rocky Rococo, Subway,The Real McCoys, Whitewater Cinemas, Cozumel, Second Salem, Whitewater Family Dentistry, Toppers, Kwik Trip, Brain Freeze, Burtness Chevy, Dominos, Casey’s, Attention to Detail, Whitewater Quick Lube, Casual Joe’s, The Black Sheep, Floral Villa, The Duck Inn, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Beloit Snappers, Summerfest, Whitewater Family Dental, Animal Medical Center, Wines for Humanity, Southern Lakes Plumbing and Heating, Willow Brook Golf Course, Spring Creek, Ketterhagen Motor Sales, East Troy Electric Railroad, Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center, Whitewater Traveling Basketball Club, Staller Estate Winery, Creative Energy Art Studio, UWW Wheelchair Club, UWW Athletics, UWW Theatre/Dance Department, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Little Amerricka, Jersey Mike’s, McDonald’s, Backyard Bikes, China House, First Citizens State Bank, Tincher Realty, Fort Community Credit Union, State Farm, Mulberry Glen, Qboba, and Culver’s.