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One of the highlights of the annual Big Waunabowskee Bowl-a-Thon is the silent auction. This year, we’re opening it up to the public for online bidding prior to the event! We invite you to register and bid at https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=17156

The following exciting items and packages are available:

·    Party on the Lake (half-day boat rental with food and drinks)

·    Wilderness Resort Family Getaway (two-night stay for four)

·    Kalahari Resort African Queen Suite (one-night stay for six)

·    Green Bay Packers signed football

·    “A Prairie Garden” art print by Terrill Knaack

·    Bishops Bay Country Club golf for four with carts

·    Wine tasting experience at Drumlin Ridge Winery

·    Fiskars gift basket

·    Little Strokes Swim Academy summer swim lessons

·    Aboretum Music School music lessons

·    Wisconsin Historical Foundation “History Lover” Membership

·    Madison Mallards Duck Blind tickets for two

·    Wildtree gift basket

·    Jack Daniels branded golf bag

·    Stella and Dot jewelry sets

·    Gift certificates from great area businesses including: Dorf Haus, Nails by Marlo, The Lone Girl, AcuPanda, Ecco Salon, El Charro Mexican Grill, Market Street Diner, A Healthy Glow, Dave & Busters

Online bidding will close at noon on Friday, April 26th.

To ensure that you have the best chance to win your item, come to Waun-a-Bowl from 5:00-9:00 pm that evening to continue bidding, enjoy the festivities, and take your chance at a 50/50 raffle.

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Waunakee Connection is excited to open registration for the 9th Annual Big Waunabowskee on Friday, April 26, 2019!

The bowl-a-thon brings the community together while raising vital funds for Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. Up to 192 adults will enjoy a mix of bowling, socializing, silent auction, cash raffles and games for a great cause!

Tickets are $300 per team* ($50 per person for a team of six) and includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, live DJ entertainment, pizza, soda, and beer.

* Individual bowlers will be welcomed at $60 per ticket, if space is available. Please contact Lisa Humenik, executive director, at (608) 849-5740 or lhumenik@waunakeenc.com to register less than a full team.

NEW in 2019 there are two shifts to choose from:

Dudes

5:00-6:00 PM | Registration, social, silent auction bidding. and raffle ticket sales

6:00-8:00 PM | Bowling, raffle ticket sales, and additional silent auction bidding

8:00-8:30 PM | Prizes & Dudes raffle drawing

8:30-9:00 PM | Additional social time and silent auction bidding

9:00 – 9:30 PM | Silent auction close and cash-out

9:00-10:30 PM | Optional additional social time & cheering on the Achievers

Achievers

5:00-7:00 PM | Optional additional social time & cheering on the Dudes, silent auction bidding

7:00-8:30 PM | Registration, social, silent auction bidding, and raffle ticket sales

8:30-10:30 PM | Bowling and raffle ticket sales

9:00 – 9:30 PM | Silent auction close and cash-out

10:30-10:45 PM | Prizes and Achievers raffle drawing

NOTE: The registration requires the name, address, email, and t-shirt size for all team members, so it would be helpful to have that information before you register. However, you can also log back in to update your registration form later.

Location:  Wauna-Bowl, 301 S. Century Avenue, Waunakee, WI 53597

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The Electric Cord Drive that we hold with Waunakee Community Schools from November through January continues year-round on a more limited basis. Cords can be dropped off at the WNC building, 208 South Century Avenue, or at the Waunakee Police Department. Check out this video to learn more about how to prep the cords and the positive impact your donation will have!

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FREE English Classes for anyone desiring to use the English language more fluently, no matter where you come from.  Join us at the Waunakee Public Library, Tuesdays, March 5th-May 7th, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers work with all languages.  There is childcare provided!  For more information contact WNC at wncteam@wauankeenc.com

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The WNC Board of Directors is pleased to announce and introduce our new executive director, Lisa Humenik. Lisa started at the beginning of August and is busy learning about our programs, services, processes, partnerships, volunteers, and donors.
Lisa comes to us with 25+ years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. She jokes that while her husband got the career ladder, which took their family to a number of cities around the country, she got the career jungle gym. This interesting and varied path has allowed her to acclimate quickly to new communities and settings, create connections and partnerships, and gain a wealth of skills and knowledge that she applies to making organizations sustainable and impactful. She is excited about working collaboratively with the board, staff, volunteers, and Waunakee community to build upon WNC’s already strong foundation of success.
Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. She has served as the CEO of the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona; as executive director of a K-12 public school foundation, community gardening organization, and a school-based mentoring program; and as director of volunteer services for hospitals and hospice programs. Most recently, she has been consulting for nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the areas of strategic planning, board development, and volunteer engagement. In her free time, she volunteers for a variety of organizations including the United Way of Dane County, Sigma Kappa Foundation, and the Nakoma League.
Lisa’s husband, John, is the publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal and vice president of news for its parent company, Lee Enterprises. They have two adult children, Brian and Lauren, who live and work in Cincinnati.

If you’ve not yet met Lisa, please be sure to stop in and say hello! Watch for information about an open house in September that will be a more formal welcome to Lisa and recognition for all of our amazing volunteers.

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Have you received your free LockMed Lock Box yet?

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection and Waunakee Community Cares Coalition want to give you the tools you need to lock up your medications! Accessibility is the number one contributing factor to the misuse and abuse of medications.

Stop by WNC during our open ours to pick up your lock box, or find out more information at https://tinyurl.com/WNCLockbox

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Did you know? WNC has given away 17 vehicles to families in need!

These vehicles have made a world of difference to families looking to stay mobile, but donating your used vehicle isn’t the only way you can make a difference for a neighbor!

Whether unexpected brake issues leave a family vehicle unsafe or a sudden accident leaves a neighbor unable to get to work, auto repair bills can throw an already-tight budget off track. WNC collaborates with our partners Weaver Auto Parts, Village Mobil, DCAR, and Collision Masters to fix these issues to ensure our neighbors have reliable transportation – but your support makes it happen!

Donate today and designate “WNC Vehicle Program” for your gift!

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