The 2015 WaunaFest Parade Marshal Genna Eaton is Founder and Executive Director of our very own 501(c)3 nonprofit Waunakee Neighborhood Connection (WNC). Annually, WNC supports more than 1,000 members of the community, including 300 children and 200 seniors with more than 3 dozen needs-based programs including the WNC Store. In 2014, WNC provided 29,385 clothing and household items at no cost to community members in need. WNC relies on the dedicated service of our wonderful sponsors, partnerships, donors, and volunteers! Already this year, over 5000 volunteer hours have beenlogged to fulfill WNCs mission to benefit our neighbors in need. WNC encourages all with a willing heart to contact us, share your resources and join with WNC in Building a Stronger a Community…one story at a time!

Congratulations, Genna! Thank you so much for your enormous commitment and service to our community!

 

 

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Family Circle named Waunakee as one of the top ten places to raise a family in its August, 2015 issue.  WNC is honored to be recognized in the article as a facilitating agent for several of the many good and neighborly deeds that make this community such an awesome place to live! An enormous thank you to each and every one of you for your continuous support and generosity toward our community.

Be sure to check out the article here.

Congratulations, Waunakee!

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Blogs are a great thing for you if you own your own business, run a non-profit, or just want other people to read about what you have to say. It is proven that people who have a blog have more leads from other places that help their blog get out there. Just by making a couple of blog posts on a website can give you more followers and more people will read your posts. As you can see by this infographic, people who have a blog for their company have a large increase in popularity compared to people who don’t. To conclude, having a blog can positively impact you and your business after just a couple of entries.

 
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com (Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

 

Thanks again,

Jimmy Vlasak

 

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The Student Room in the WNC building is a great place for members of the student team to relax with friends after long or hard days. We have been making larger improvements on this room, and it is coming along very nicely.

 

One of the most popular features in the room is the PlayStation and Xbox. We like to play against each other and see who the best player in the student team is. In the future, we plan to have gaming tournaments for kids who want to participate. The winner will get a small prize and bragging rights over their friends. These systems bring joy to everyone that lays hands on them.

 

Another thing that we love to do is play foosball on the foosball table. Foosball was one of the first things that was put in the student room and is a huge hit among both students and, occasionally, the adults. Along with the gaming tournaments, we are trying to organize a foosball tournament to bring even more fun to WNC.

 

Other things that happen in the Student Room are various projects getting done. For example, the WNC Steel goat is currently being decorated down there. We also decorated vases and helped give the cabinets a new and original look. On the flip side, we like to just relax and talk to our friends. We will talk about ideas we have, or just about things that are happening in our lives.

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com (Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

 

Thanks again,

 

Jimmy Vlasak

 

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Welcome to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection’s new website.  One of the additions to our site is the WNC Blog, written by a member of our student team, Jimmy Vlasak.  We kindly thank Jimmy for offering his writing talent to us for this feature. We hope you enjoy WNC news written from his perspective!

Our student team has a lot of ideas that are beneficial to WNC and our community. Here are some of the things that are happening with us.

One of the things that we think will get our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages out there is rewarding the people who decide to follow us. For students, we are brainstorming ideas for Kokopelli discounts. For those who do not know about Kokopelli, it is a coffee shop in the high school run by the special education department. It is a favorite spot for WHS students. Whoever likes one of our social media pages will get a percentage off of their purchase. Stay posted with WNC on Social Media!

Endres Manufacturing is hosting a contest for the best decorated steel goat. As a student team, we will be decorating our steel goat for the contest. All of the steel goats will then be placed on Main Street for all of Waunakee to see! Each team was given $100 for decorations for their goat and will have a certain amount of time to complete it. They will then be judged on different categories and each winning team will receive a prize.

With the launch of our website, we will be updating this blog and many other exciting features including Student’s Corner run by me, Teddy, and Teagan. Student’s Corner will be a feature about what is going on with the student team, and what kinds of things they are working on. Everyone at WNC hopes you will enjoy the website and the additions to come!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. I am very excited to be writing entries from now on! Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com (Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

Thanks again,

Jimmy Vlasak

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“I have always been a believer in helping people who need help. It is a comfort to know that the Waunakee community (through WNC) will benefit from my efforts.”  –Bob Ziegler, Volunteer Project Manager

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Bob led the way in our construction project for our new store.  Bob sadly passed away on August 4, 2014.  His presence is sorely missed, and he will forever be in our hearts at WNC.

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