Stir It Up 2017 – A Wonderful Success!

WOW and THANK YOU to everyone for your generous support as sponsors, ticket sellers, attendees and volunteers at Stir It Up! A charitable fundraiser on Sunday, November 5. For event photos: https://www.flickr.com/…/134064841…/albums/72157662471126878.

We welcomed a record-breaking 700 attendees and raised about $40,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, raffles and other donations. Three high schools, Elkhorn Area High School, Big Foot High School Music and Westosha Central High School Choirs provided fantastic entertainment while guests enjoyed delicious and hearty samples from 18 top area restaurants. For a complete list and menus: www.stiritupwalco.com.

Thank you again…what a truly awesome event. Be sure to mark your calendar for Stir It Up 2018 – Sunday, November 4!

Stir It Up breaks record

 

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#GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 is the national #GivingTuesday (www.givingtuesday.org) campaign and VIP Services will once again be taking part. #GivingTuesday has become a day dedicated to charitable giving, combining the power of social media and the generosity of people around the nation to bring about real support for their communities.  Following closely on the heels of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday celebrates the power of giving in all forms and inspires people to think about charitable giving at the start of the busy holiday season. We hope that you will consider supporting VIP Services.  To make a gift on line – click here!

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Rest Area Maintenance (RAM) Program Recognized

Carol Deyaert from VIP’s Ram Crew is pictured with Lt. Gov. Kleefish accepting the award.

MADISON (WKOW) — A group of Wisconsin Department of Transportation workers were honored on Wednesday at the State Capitol for their dedication and service to the community. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch recognized the 30-year Anniversary of the Rest Area Maintenance Program.  Watch it on line – click here!

“We know that you guys do exactly what needs to be done every day to make sure that everyone’s safe,” said Kleefisch. “And that our rest areas are beautiful and that everyone has a really nice time and fond memories of our great state of Wisconsin, so thanks guys.”

The “RAM” program offers jobs to workers with disabilities to help them earn a paycheck and live independently.

17 million people stop at rest areas around Wisconsin every year. A recent survey revealed more than 95% of people reported cleanliness of restrooms as excellent or good.

The VIP Services Rest Area Maintenance (RAM) program provides facility maintenance for state-owned rest areas in Walworth and Rock County, as well as a Safety Weight Enforcement Facility in Dane County. VIP’s RAM crews also maintain the Genoa City Park and Ride site and the state welcome sign.  Congratulations RAM Crew!

 

 

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Volunteers Step in for Weeks of Caring

During Aurora Health Care’s Weeks of Caring campaign, VIP Services, Inc. clients, (seated, from the left), Travis Pederson, Kelly Findlay, Stephen Weisbrod and Martin Ingram, play Bingo Sept. 25 with volunteers (not in order) Marquette Baylor, Erica Ward, Dawn Greeson, Dawn Hixton and Denise Dobersztyn. Amy Rademaker (not pictured) also volunteered at VIP. (Heather Ruenz photo)

For the complete story go to My Walworth County – Southern Lakes News – click here!

For more photos and stories, go to our Facebook page – click here!

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VIP Voice Newsletter – Summer 2017

Hear ye, hear ye! Check out our latest edition of the VIP Voice!  VIP Services – Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Corporate Volunteers Give Back

Corporate Volunteers Giving Back – We recently welcomed volunteers from the bio-tech company, Genentech. They engaged with the clients on an art project that practices fine motor skills as well as enjoyed lively conversations followed by a tour. Thank you to Genentech for volunteering, making an impact in our community!

Corporate volunteering provides employees with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in their communities.  To learn more about our corporate volunteer opportunities, please contact Lynne Dempsey, Volunteer Coordinator at 262-723-4043 ext. 106 or lynnedempsey@vipservices-inc.org.

 

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Stir It Up! Sunday, November 5th

It’s the 3rd Annual Stir It Up fundraiser on Sunday, November 5 from 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School (www.stiritupwalco.com).  This Walworth County-wide charitable fundraising event to benefit VIP Services, the Walworth County Shelter Build and area high school music programs.

ON-LINE TICKET SALES – CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets can be purchased at:

-Advia Credit Union (formerly Peoples Bank – Elkhorn and Salem branches)

-Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly (Lake Geneva and Delavan stores)

-Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce

-VIP Services’ front desk

Tickets types and prices:
-Youth (ages 7 – 17): $5.00 (children ages 6 and under—no charge)
-General Admission: $25
-Couple: $45
-Family for $55 (two adults and up to three youths)
-Preferred seating:$50 (includes reserved parking and seating along with table service)

Top area restaurants will generously be donating samples of their signature fare for the event.  Participating restaurants so far include, Best Events Catering, Brodie’s Beef, Crafted Americana, Fiddlesticks Bistro, Geneva Inn, Geneva National Resort, Greenie’s Clubhouse, Hawk’s View Golf Club, Lake Geneva Pie Co., Lakeland Bakery, Lake Lawn Resort, Madison Street Subs, Moy’s Restaurant, Next Door Pub, Sperino’s, Su Wings Chinese Restaurant, The Trout House at Rushing Waters and Tuscan Tavern and Grill.

Entertainment will be provided by wonderfully talented area high school students.  Schedule:

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.      Big Foot High School Jazz Ensemble

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.     Elkhorn Area High School Choir

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.       Westosha High School Central Swing Choir

1:15 p.m.   –   1:45 p.m.     Elkhorn Area High School Jazz Ensemble

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, etc., contact Julie Cotter at 262.723.4043, ext. 105 or juliec@vipservices-inc.org.

Stir It Up provides a creative way for residents of Walworth County to support a group of important causes working to improve the quality of life for people.  The event is sponsored through a partnership with VIP Services and the Rotary Club of Elkhorn. 

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VIP Closed on Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day

VIP Services will be closed in honor of Memorial Day – Monday, May 29.  

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VIP Closed on April 14th

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VIP’s 19th Annual Golf Outing – Monday, June 12th

The VIP Services 19th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 12th, presented by Kikkoman Foods, Inc. and the Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Course sponsor Aldridge Electric, Dinner sponsor Tankcraft Corporation / Plasticraft Corporation and Lunch sponsor MPC, Inc., was a tremendous success netting over $100,000! 

Welcoming the golfers to the magnificent course at Big Foot Country Club in Fontana at the shot-gun start were co-chairs Cherie Ackman and Bob Putnam. The day concluded with a program and special remarks by Executive Director Cindy Simonsen, Board President Donna Neshek and VIP Ambassador Tammie Steinert.  Funds were raised through sponsorships, participant entry fees, loud and silent auctions, raffle ticket sales, and a wine and spirit pull.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, golfers, prize and wine donors, volunteers and committees members.  Their incredible generosity of time, talent and treasure allows VIP to provide programs and services for people with disabilities in Walworth County.

GOLF OUTING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Co-chairs Cherie Ackman and Bob Putnam, J.P. Beierle, Cheri Brost, Rose Crandall, Kathi George, Jim Homan, Regan Homan, Larry Kosiek, Donna Neshek, Bill Ring and Mark Stinebrink

Funds generated from this annual event play a vital role in supporting the mission of VIP Services to empower people with disabilities to explore and experience endless possibilities.

Online Registration is CLOSED

Event Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m.    Registration, Putting Green and Buffet Lunch – NEW!
  • 11:30 a.m.     Shotgun Start
  • 5:00 p.m.      19th Hole Reception and Indoor Putting Contest
  • 6:15 p.m.       Welcome, Dinner, Program, Auctions and Awards

For sponsorship & golfer information, please contact Julie Cotter at 262-723-4043 ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.  

2017 Sponsors To Date

Presenting Sponsor – Kikkoman Foods Inc. and Kikkoman Foods Foundation

Course Sponsor – Aldridge Electric Inc.

Dinner Sponsor – Tankcraft / Plasticraft

Lunch Sponsor – MPC, Inc.

Eagle Sponsors for $2,500

Birdie Sponsors for $1,500

Putting Green Sponsor

 Platinum Medal Sponsor for $1000

  • Marge Bellock

 Gold Medal Sponsor for $500

 Silver Medal Sponsor for $250

 Bronze Medal Sponsor for $100

  • Richard G. Austin
  • Evergreen Septic Services, LLC of Lake Geneva
  • FloraCraft Corporation
  • Bob and Karen Fishbune
  • Bob and Jenny Frentzel
  • Greg and Debbie Hammes
  • Mike and Barb Head
  • Massasoit of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Meadowbrook Inventions
  • Bill and Judy Pengra
  • Wayne and Karen Rockenbach
  • Ed and Christine Scaro
  • Fred Van Strydronck
  • Gerald and Barbara Tax
  • Mark R. Weksler & Company
  • Brad Young

Friend Donors for $50:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank DePaul
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Trow

 Golf outing raffle tickets supported by The Badger Group of Fort Atkinson

2016 Photo Album

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