Our "Hearts in Unity" 2012 Tanzania Photo Calendar is nearly ready for production. All that remains is to select the final 12 photos to be featured on the pages of the calendar. We've narrowed down the selection of our 10,000+ "Life in Tanzania" photos to just 40, and this is where we need your help!
Dogs Have Owners but Cats Have Staff
Jon Katz Reading and Book Signing
Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
One of my HAWS co-workers related a story to me of an interaction she had recently with a potential adoptive family. It centered around her trying to give a dog and a family a chance - a situation that, on paper, didn't look possible.
Below is a guest Blog written by Bob Glowacki, my CEO at Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin
Do you believe every child starts kindergarten ready and able to learn? You might be surprised to know that every year we as a nation fail to identify 1.45 million children under the age of five who are at risk for developmental delays or other disabilities. These are children who enter school with learning and health issues that have a lasting, negative effect on their ability to learn and succeed. One notable example is among children with autism, who are often not diagnosed until school, and lose four years of early optimal treatment.
This is a guest blog created by Robert Glowacki, CEO Easter Seals Southeast WI
Sunday’s anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is sure to evoke memories, emotion and, for some, philanthropy. The BBB wants to remind people that scammers may take advantage of the anniversary, and that donors should carefully research a charity before they give.
A recent Associated Press investigation found that many 9/11 charities “failed miserably” in serving victims, their families and their memories, yet continue to collect donations. This past week, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs warned that a scammer was calling residents in Northeast Wisconsin fraudulently soliciting donations for a veterans’ clinic in Green Bay.
Mark your calendars!
There is a good chance you or a family member is a renter – or will be.
Since the housing market bust, nearly 3 million households have become renters, with another 3 million expected by 2015, according to census data analyzed by Harvard’s Joint Center for House Studies and The Associated Press. Thirty-eight million now rent apartments or houses.
HAWS proudly announces a brand new event, with all proceeds to benefit animal care and the programs and services of the Waukesha pet resource center.
One World – Many Stories: Life in Tanzania, Africa
Join us for an evening like no other!
Join Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, for its 3rd Annual Thought Leaders Luncheon, presented by the Biz Times Media. This thought-provoking afternoon will feature keynote speaker, Leslie Crutchfield with a presentation titled, “So, You Want to Change the World?”
Leslie Crutchfield is an author, social entrepreneur and a renowned expert on philanthropy and nonprofits. Her book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits was named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Economist. She released a follow-up book in March of 2011, Do More than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. Hear Ms. Crutchfield speak more about the book at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxmnO-G6Z2c.
The Easter Seals’ National Board of Directors has recently announced the award winner for the 2011 Outstanding Advocate Award for Local Government, Milwaukee County’s Office of Persons with Disabilities Executive Director, Don Natzke. Each year the Easter Seals’ National Board of Directors awards an elected or appointed federal, state or municipal official the Outstanding Advocate Award. The award may be given to recognize an ongoing commitment to issues affecting people with disabilities or for one specifically noteworthy accomplishment.
Don Natzke has a long-standing commitment to the disability community and the Easter Seals of Southeastern Wisconsin. He is being recognized for his role in the process to privatize the programming of Wil-O-Way, a recreational facility for adults with disabilities. Don chose Easter Seals as the recreation provider creating a partnership with the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities which is responsible for the success that Wil-O-Way has become today. “Don is a visionary. He is passionate and always finds a way to get things done regardless of red tape or budget difficulties,” says Bob Glowacki, Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin CEO, “Don is very deserving of this prestigious national recognition. He is continuously advocating for the rights and opportunities for individuals with disabilities and finding ways to make them happen.”
It has taken me a while to write about it but here goes...A call came in on my cell on a hot Friday morning. It was a call from a former co-worker. He called to say a mutual friend had died the night before. It did not register for a while because my mind did not want to accept the fact someone I had known and worked with for 10+ years had passed. Ted was a couple of years older but our kids were the same age. This was a sudden and unexpected passing. I have a lot of great memories of traveling with Ted to octoberfest in Munich Germany a few years back with a great group of guys. I have fond memories of grabbing a beer and listening to him tell a story and laughing til my sides hurt.
There is an fundraiser event coming up in October for his family. Details will be following soon that I will post here. The fundraiser will be in Milwaukee and will be a tailgate event during a Packer game. It sounds to be the perfect way to remember Ted and to raise money for the family.
Join Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin and Marquette University High School on Oct. 9 for a free football clinic for children with autism and their siblings. The day of football fun is an opportunity to integrate individuals affected by autism into the community. The inclusion of the individuals and their families will raise awareness for Easter Seals’ autism services.
Children with autism, ages 3-18 and their siblings are encouraged to attend. The clinic will be held at Marquette University High School’s football field from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 9. The clinic will include basic football drills such as throwing and catching, trying on the team’s uniforms, and relay races. Staff members of Easter Seals’ autism department will also be available for training and additional support.
HAWS has many, many, MANY little pets currently available for adoption! So, we're having a special event to promote them...
Dog Adoptions Temporarily Suspended at Wisconsin Humane Society Due to Canine Distemper Case
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Dog Adoption Suspension Lifted at Wisconsin Humane Society
WHEN: Friday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
A while ago I posted a blog saying that school board members and other elected officials should get paid more, much more money to do the job. I got chastised from many of you in the community, especially self professed conservatives. Why do I bring this up?
In the online edition of JSOnline titled: Investment firm to pay 5 school districts $30 million