Saturday, December 12, 2015

Building on Habitat for Humanity’s Success

Wednesday Dec. 9—The mission of Habitat for Humanity is well known; helping people in need to live in good homes.

We were joined by Jeff Finke, the manager of the new Habitat ReStore in Waterloo. The ReStore is a retail store that sells and accepts donations of excess and gently used building materials, fixtures, furniture, appliances and other materials.

By providing an outlet for good, usable building materials the ReStore generates funds for Habitat’s mission and it keeps usable materials out of landfills.

Jeff, we wish you great success with this worthy venture.

Gift of Giving Photo Collage - 2015

Enjoy this photo collage of our wonderful 2015 Gift of Giving Experience.  
Click on the arrow to watch it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gift of Giving was a HUGE Success!

The Gift of Giving was a HUGE Success.  Seventy-eight children were taken shopping at Blaine's Farm and Fleet at 6:30 in the morning.  There was great support for the kids. Over 80 adults were there to guide the shopping and another dozen were in the kitchen cooking breakfast for the nearly 200 people.

Here is an article about the event.  Click here to find the whole story on the Courier website. (You may be asked to complete a survey to gain access to the article.)

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Rough Risers are Active in December

Wednesday, December 2 - Business Meeting     

Wednesday, November 9 – ReStore Stores from Habitat for Humanity
We will have Jeff Finke who is the ReStore Manager for Heartland Habitat for Humanity.  Mr. Finke will discuss Restores which are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

Wednesday, November 16 – Wrapping Presents
We will be wrapping the presents that we are donating to a needy family.

Wednesday, November 23 – Holiday Message
An invited person will share a holiday message with the club. 

Wednesday, November 30 – Round Table
No presentation this week. We will have the opportunity to spend time talking with each other.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Nate Loenser, Son of Larry Loenser, Achieves with the Chicago Bulls

It is not often that you get to see stories about people achieving their goals.  This video which was run on CBS Television shares the story of Nate Loenser, son of our member - Larry Loenser.

Starting as the video coordinator with the Chicago Bulls, Nate is now also working as a coaching assistant.  This is an inspiring video to watch considering the challenges that Nate has faced.