Attention Sheboygan County 2019 High School Seniors: Scholarship Applications are Online

Sheboygan Service Club (SSC) is now accepting scholarship applications for the graduating Class of 2019. This year SSC will joyfully award (4) well deserving high school seniors with a $2000 scholarship for exemplary work in the area of academics and community involvement. All applicants must live in and attend school in Sheboygan County or have lived in Sheboygan County two of the four years they attended high school in Sheboygan County. All applicants must be a 2019 graduate. All completed scholarship applications are to be submitted electronically by March 8, 2019 (11:59pm). Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

SSC endeavors to foster interest in its members about the social, economic, educational, cultural and civic conditions of the county and to prepare members for continuing volunteer service within their community.

Please apply by clicking: 2019 Scholarship Application Form

SSC is now accepting applications for our 2019 Partner Charity through 3/31/19

In addition to donating our time to several important non-profit organizations in Sheboygan County, we are proud to host an annual fundraising gala each year (2019 date is 11/16/19).  Proceeds from this gala are distributed to both our Partner Charity as well several other organizations through our General Funding application process.  We select recipients of these funds that align with our mission to support the social, economic, educational, cultural, and civic conditions of Sheboygan County.

Our Partner Charity is typically an organization seeking a sizable donation (over $10,000) and one who is willing to assist in selling raffle tickets, securing corporate tables, and gathering auction items to be bid on the night of the event. In return, we enthusiastically share half of the net proceeds from the gala with our Partner Charity.  The remaining half of our net proceeds are distributed to a handful of other local organizations or projects.

SSC is now accepting applications for our 2019 Partner Charity Requests. Each year we invite all Sheboygan County 501(c)3 to submit an application to be the Partner for the year. Partner Charity Applications (tier 1) and all supporting documents were to be submitted by March 31st.  Submissions must be electronically submitted with all accompanying documents via email by March 31, 2019.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

CLICK the following link to download the application: 2019 Partner Charity Application

General Funding Applications for funding requests under $10,000 will be available September 1, 2019 with an application deadline of October 31, 2019.

Sheboygan Service Club supports anyone in need of compassion, shelter, nourishment or education within Sheboygan County.

Sheboygan Service Club Press Release (Feb 2019)

The Sheboygan Service Club (SSC) was pleased to present a check for $78,225.14 to Mental Health America of Sheboygan on January 29, 2018. Mental Health America offers their thanks to SSC, and to the community, for their generosity and support.  Mental Health America Sheboygan Executive Director, Julie Preder said that “Mental Health America in Sheboygan County would like to express their deepest gratitude to Sheboygan Service Club for their dedication to our community around mental wellness. Through the efforts of their members, friends, and community they continue to make a difference in the lives of Sheboygan County residents. Amanda Hildebrand, current President of Sheboygan Service Club shares that “Sheboygan Service Club is thrilled to have partnered with MHA this year to help support mental health awareness and education in Sheboygan county.  We continue to be amazed at the generosity of our community.”

In addition to volunteering within the community, SSC members host one major fundraiser each year known as the Annual Charity Ball. In the past, the Sheboygan Service Club, Inc. and its Foundation have shared the proceeds from its Charity Ball with 25-50 local non-profits annually. The Sheboygan Service Club and its Foundation support anyone in need of compassion, shelter, nourishment or education within Sheboygan County. In an effort to make a larger impact in some of the local organizations and projects we support, the Sheboygan Service Club and its Foundation has for the last eight years designated half of its Charity Ball net proceeds to support one top organization or project each year; while providing the remaining half of our net proceeds to a handful of other local organizations or project and scholarships.   SSC is now accepting applications for our 2019 Partner Charity and invites all Sheboygan County 501(c)3 to submit an application to be this year’s Partner. Applications and all supporting documents must be received by March 31st. Visit http://www.sheboyganserviceclub.org/charity-ball-fundraiser  to retrieve a copy of the application.

2018’s annual charity ball was held on Nov. 10 at The American Club with over 300 people in attendance. More than $160,000 was raised that evening, one half of which was presented to a single organization, Mental Health America Sheboygan, with the remainder distributed to other area charities, projects or scholarships.  Sheboygan Service Club provided $10,000 each to Rainbow Kids of Sheboygan County, the Shaw Family Playground, the Sheboygan Food Bank and $3500 to Deland Receiving Home. Preder indicated that “the contribution made to our programming will allow us to expand our Mindful Classroom Initiative by certifying teachers in the curriculum and increasing students in the program. In addition, their donation will support our Mindful programming, support groups, and community education. Our work around mental health is a community effort, and we appreciate beyond words their partnership.”

In addition, financial support was provided to the YMCA, Project Linus, Sheboygan Cancer Fund, JMKAC and the Senior Activity Center.  SSC President, Amanda Hildebrand says that “Sheboygan County is a better place because of organizations like MHA, our Food Bank, Rainbow Kids, and the amazing new Shaw Family Park and we are humbled at the opportunity to help serve these, and many more, important causes in our community.”

The theme of this year’s show was the 2011 comedy film “Bridesmaids”, where the crowd was entertained with musical and comedic skits related to scenes from the movie.  The SSC promotes sisterhood and the empowerment of women to lift each other up and create lifelong, meaningful friendships while serving the greater community.

The 2019 Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at the American Club.  In addition to hosting an annual Charity Ball, SSC also offers area high school seniors the opportunity to apply for one of the four $2000 scholarships to be awarded this year.  And in the summer, SSC invites children entering kindergarten to learn the all about keeping safe at Safety Town.  More information about these and other SSC initiatives can be found online at www.sheboyganserviceclub.org or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SheboyganServiceClub

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Back Row: Natasha Torry (SSC Community Relations Coordinator), Katie Eaton (SSC Member), Teresa McAlpine (SSC Vice President), Lisa Koepsell (MHA Mental Health Resource Specialist)
Front Row: Julie Preder (MHA Executive Director), Amanda Hildebrand (SSC President), Briana Heusterberg (MHA PATH Coordinator and Mindful Instructor)  Rachel Lewinski (MHA Mindful Instructor) Andrea Gutschow (SSC Giving Coordinator), Trisha Erpelding (MHA Education Coordinator and Mindful Instructor)

Sheboygan Service Club Press Release (Mar 2018)

The Sheboygan Service Club was pleased to present a check for $62,513.55 to the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County on January 11, 2018. Family Resource Center offers their thank to SSC, and to the community, for their generosity and support.  The Family Resource Center said of SSC that “Their willingness to give shows how much our community values our mission of ‘building strong families and strong communities.’”  Jaime Marchi, current President of Sheboygan Service Club shares that “it is always such a rewarding experience to give that check to our partner charity.  We work so hard to make our fundraiser a success, and to see the joy on their faces when they receive the money makes it all worth it!”

In addition to volunteering within the community, SSC members host one major fundraiser each year known as the Annual Charity Ball. In the past, the Sheboygan Service Club, Inc. and its Foundation have shared the proceeds from its Charity Ball with 25-50 local non-profits annually. The Sheboygan Service Club and its Foundation support anyone in need of compassion, shelter, nourishment or education within Sheboygan County. In an effort to make a larger impact in some of the local organizations and projects we support, the Sheboygan Service Club and its Foundation has for the last seven years designated half of its Charity Ball net proceeds to support one top organization or project each year; while providing the remaining half of our net proceeds to a handful of other local organizations or project and scholarships.   SSC is now accepting applications for our 2018 Partner Charity and invites all Sheboygan County 501(c)3 to submit an application to be this year’s Partner. Applications and all supporting documents must be received by March 31st. Visit http://www.sheboyganserviceclub.org/charity-ball-fundraiser  to retrieve a copy of the application.

2017’s annual charity ball was held on Nov. 11 at The Berkshire with over 200 people in attendance. More than $140,000 was raised that evening, one half of which was presented to a single organization, the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County, with the remainder distributed to other area charities, projects or scholarships.  Sheboygan Service Club provided $10,000 each to both Mental Health America and Rainbow Kids of Sheboygan County.  In addition, financial support was provided to the YMCA, Project Linus, Sheboygan Cancer Fund and Easter Seals.  SSC President, Jaime Marchi says that “We truly hope that the money we raise makes a difference to the local charities we support.  We are blessed to have these organizations in our community, and Sheboygan Service Club looks forward to working with them in the future.”

The theme of this year’s show was Welcome to La La Land, where the crowd was entertained with skits from an assortment of movies and shows from the early 1900s.  The SSC was founded by Edith Testwuide in 1931 as a way to address the many needs of the community during the Great Depression.

The 2018 Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at the American Club.  In addition to hosting an annual Charity Ball, SSC also offers area high school seniors the opportunity to apply for one of three $1500 scholarships awarded each year.  And in the summer, SSC invites children entering kindergarten to learn the all about keeping safe at Safety Town.  More information about these and other SSC initiatives can be found online atwww.sheboyganserviceclub.org or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SheboyganServiceClub

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Left to Right:  George Palmer (FRC Acting Executive Director), Sara Suchow (FRC Board Vice President), Heather Bixler Barnes (FRC Board President), Dharmesh Murthy (FRC Board Member), Carisa Resimius (FRC Parent Educator), John Mather (FRC Board Member), Renee Wachuta (FRC Parent Educator), Carol Myers (FRC Literacy council coordinator), Peggy Weidmeyer (PAT (parents as teachers ) program supervisor), Jaime Marchi (SSC President), Andrea Gutschow (SSC Giving Coordinator), Dan Erpelding (Treasurer), Jamie Gambrell (FRC Board Member), Darren Opel (FRC Board Member), Dane Checolinski (FRC Board Member)

Back Row:  Trisha Erpelding (Education Coordinator), Joanna Brandt (Lead Peer Specialist) Lisa Koepsell (Mental Health Resource Specialist)
Front Row: Andrea Gutschow (SSC Giving Coordinator) Brianna Heusterberg (PATH Coordinator | Mindful Instructor), Wendy Yurk (Board President), Kate Baer (Executive Director), Jaime Marchi (SSC President), Teresa McAlpine (SSC Community Relations Coordinator)

SSC Gives Back (Press Release 2017)

The Sheboygan Service Club reached its highest level of giving back in its 85-year history by presenting its largest single donation of $87,742.70 to Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County in January.

Who are we helping…

Safe Harbor is a domestic abuse program which provides prevention, intervention, education and outreach services to empower individuals, families and the community in an attempt to end domestic abuse and sexual assault.  SSC proudly chose Safe Harbor as their 2016 Partner Charity for their Annual Charity Ball.
In addition to helping Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, the Sheboygan Service Club also donated $10,000 to Mental Health America (MHA) and $10,000 to Rainbow Kids, Inc.  We were also excitied to financially help Boys and Girls Club of Sheboygan County, Deland Receiving Home, Living Life with Autism, Sheboygan Firefighters, St Vincent DePaul, Easter Seals, Bookworm Gardens, and Camp Anokiji.
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What is our Giving Strategy?

In 2015, the ladies of SSCrevolutionized the way we share our proceeds from the annual gala.  The goal was to make a larger impact on fewer organizations.  We still select a partner charity which will receive half the show proceeds however, we also have two additional tiers of giving that organizations can apply for based on need.  Tier 2 (requests up to $10K) and tier 3 ( requests up to $1,500).  Each member of SSC is given the opportunity to review and vote on every application for funds.  This has allowed SSC to help multiple organizations each year reach their goals of serving our community together.

85th Sheboygan Service Club Anniversary Endowment Campaign

Lifetime members generously supported Sheboygan Service Club, Sheboygan Service Foundation, and The Endowment Fund in 2017 during the 85th SSCAnniversary Endowment Campaign. Together, we raised $9,652.85 for The Endowment Fund. With this successful campaign, we are closer to realizing the goal of using earned income from The Endowment Fund to support our scholarship program. This will allow for more funds from the Charity Ball Fundraiser to be distributed to non-profit organizations doing great work throughout our community. Sheboygan Service Club continues to have a proud history rooted in the belief that a group of women can give powerful witness to charting and social justice.

Thank you to the Endowment Advisory Committee (Barbara Gruber, Tippy Jung, Lisa Liebl, Nancy Schreiber) for leading the campaign and thier continued support and and guidance.

We are proud to announce our 2017 Partner Charity – The Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County.

The Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County is a non-profit organization which originated in 1991. The FRC provides support to parents in their role as the first and most influential teachers of their children and to professionals in order to increase the quality of services available to families in Sheboygan County.

SSC is excited to partner with The Family Resource Center and raise funds that will support a program called Parents as Teachers.

“Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.”

SSC believes a healthy community starts with a healthy home.  The Family Resource Center shares this belief and exists for the purpose of educating, supporting, and strengthening the families of Sheboygan county.

To learn more about the Parents as Teachers program please visit: http://parentsasteachers.org/ or to watch a video on the program, please visit: https://youtu.be/D-WqSLg5N5w

Save the Date!  We hope you plan to join us in making history once again…the 2017 SSC Gala show theme is Lost in La La Land!
2017 SSC Board

Foundation Secretary- Sharon Crawford
Foundation Treasurer- Heather Cleveland
Giving Coordinator- Andrea Gutschow
Treasurer- Jamie Longmiller
Secretary- Mary Dalzell
Community Relations- Teresa McAlpine
Legislative Officer- Katie Eaton
Vice President- Amanda Hildebrand
PRESIDENT – Jaime Marchi

Upcoming events:

Annual Charity Show – November 11

at The Berkshire in downtown Sheboygan.