Establishing a positive and beneficial impact on the community has been at the forefront for members of the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club who recently celebrated their 50th year of existence, having been chartered September 26, 1972.  For 50 years, the local Kiwanis members have spent countless hours offering support and raising funds for charitable causes, both local and non-local to fulfill the mission of Kiwanis of “changing the world, one child and one community at a time.”  
Past Chapter President and Past WI/UM Governor Jean Long Manteufel served as master of ceremonies at the celebration which was attended by current and past club members and their family along with special guests such as Division 10 Lieutenant Governor Mike Hipple and WI/UM Governor-Elect Bill Abbot and his wife Lynn.

After a wonderful dinner, part of the evening was set aside to view a video montage of members that answered the questions: 1) “What I love about Kiwanis” and 2) “My favorite Kiwanis memory”.  It was amazing to hear the different viewpoints of members past and present about how Kiwanis has influenced their service to the community.  The evening ended with the club’s auctioneer Tom Suttner working the room to raise funds for our Presidents Fund.   

The evening would not have happened without the hard work of Manteufel, Tom Ridgen, Linda Brietzman, Mary Ann Wepfer, Jim Pierce and Dave Ahrens. 

To view the 50th Anniversary video, click HERE.