Ninth Annual “Chip in fore Kids” Golf Tournament

The Tree House Child and Family Center (Tree House) will host its 9th annual “Chip in fore Kids” golf outing on Friday, May 17 at the Evergreen Golf Course in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble format. Tournament day check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. and Tee Time is at 1:00 p.m. with a shotgun start. Registration fees are just $90 per player, and include lunch, golf, cart, and dinner.

Groups are welcome, and individual registrants will be paired with other players. For those attending the evening dinner and festivities only, the cost is $30.

In addition to golf prizes and a 50/50 cash raffle, blind booze and putting-on-dime pulls will be available as well as innovative bucket raffle and silent auction items. Everyone has the potential to go home with something!
Proceeds from the golf outing support the Tree House Child and Family Center’s efforts to provide child abuse education services and prevention programs both at the Tree House and throughout Walworth County. “These prevention programs are essential in helping to break the cycle of abuse in our children’s lives in addition to serving as the catalyst in giving all children the chance to live in a home free from abuse and neglect,” said Joaquin Alonzo, Tree House President.

To register an individual or a team, sponsor a hole or donate a silent auction item, please visit www.treehouseforkids.net.

For more information, contact Kathy Brown at info@treehouseforkids.net or call 262.741.1441.

“Mind the Gap” Lunch Fixings Program for the Summer of 2019 seeking donations

As London subway trains approach each station, riders are warned to “Mind the gap!” The warning alerts riders to the space between the train and the subway platform, so that they won’t trip on their way off the train.

As the calendar carries us toward summer (yes, it is coming!) we must mind a different gap. For summer brings with it a period of eight weeks during which our schools’ feeding programs do not operate. These feeding programs are the main nutritional support for many of our Whitewater children. Without these programs, or a substitute program, the children go hungry.

Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL), in cooperation with The Community Space, community churches, groups and individuals, fills that feeding gap. Last year, food donations together with cash donations of $7,473 enabled WUL to distribute 1,015 meals that fed 145 children. WUL volunteers acquired the groceries, sorted them, filled bags, loaded the bags into cars, and delivered the food.

It’s time to do it again. WUL is preparing to do the volunteer work that keeps our children healthy and adequately nourished through the summer. We need your help. Please donate cash or groceries to help us fill the pantries of our people. Help us fight childhood hunger in our community.

Our fund-raising target is $7,500. Every dollar we receive will be used to feed people who need your help. Food contributions are welcome and helpful, too.*

Please send your gift to:

UCC Congregational Church

133 S. Franklin St.

Whitewater, WI 53190

In the memo please identify “Lunch Fixings”


If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact:

Mary Sue Reutebuch (608) 931-9844

Lauren Smith (262) 490-4326

Marjorie Stoneman (414) 861-4126 or margiestoneman@sbcglobal.net

Thank you,

Whitewater Unites Lives

Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL) Mission:  Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL) is a locally-focused civil and human rights group that works to connect the people in our community and to create opportunities for all people to learn and support each other in our common humanity.

* If you are deciding whether to contribute food or contribute money, here is something to consider. We are able to buy food at cost or at substantial discounts, so your money goes further if you contribute cash instead of buying food and giving it to our program.

J-Hawks Early-bird Triathlons May 5

J-Hawks invites the community to a fundraiser on Sunday, May 5 at UW-Whitewater’s Williams Center. The fundraiser includes an Adult Sprint Race (starts at 10 a.m.) to include a 500 yard swim, 13 mile bike ride and three mile run. It also includes a Child Tri (tentatively starting at 2:30 p.m.), which includes a 200 yard swim, a four mile bike ride and a one mile run. The event also features a raffle, snacks and beverages.

All proceeds help benefit the J-Hawk Aquatic Club, which offers a youth swim team and swim lessons to area children. Also, families whose children receive free school lunch do not pay the monthly fees, and families who pay a reduced school lunch fee pay only half of the monthly fees.

Registrants should sign up at: https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Whitewater/JHawkEarlybirdAdultOlympicSprintTriandChildTri

For paper registrations, people should email Cheri at j_hawkswim@charter.com. Discounts are available for UW-W students, military personnel/veterans and police/sheriff/fire personnel.

Ladies and Young Ladies Tea Party

 

The Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs is hosting the third annual Ladies and Young Ladies Tea Party at Whitewater’s historic Bassett House on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2 to 3 PM. All proceeds will go to the Bassett House Preservation Fund. Come enjoy scrumptious goodies and delicious tea in a beautiful setting, all for the excellent cause of preserving one of Whitewater’s loveliest historical gems. This event is open to ladies and young ladies six years old or older. Wear your best Sunday hat, or put on one of the pretty hats provided — for little girls, too!

Ticket Information:
Adult and child: $30
Additional child: $10
Individual adult: $25
Reservation deadline: April 28, 2019

Please make your check out to WFWC and send it to Linda Robinson/957 W. Highland Street/Whitewater 53190. For more information, please contact Linda Robinson at (262) 473-3298 or linrob73@gmail.com.

United Methodist Women of Whitewater and LaGrange Hosting 44th Annual Spring Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction to support missions

The United Methodist Women of the Methodist churches of Whitewater and LaGrange are hosting their 44th Annual Spring Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Wednesday, May 1 from 11 am – 1 pm.  Proceeds support a variety of mission projects.

The event is at First United Methodist Church, 145 S. Prairie Street.  Come for the food and stay for the bidding. 

A take out option is available.  Tickets are $8. 

Whitewater Kiwanis and Culver’s Joint Fundraiser April 16

On Tuesday, April 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 April 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.