Wisconsin Nicaragua Partnership
The 2016 Golf Outing will be Wednesday, July 27 2016. To register, click here.
Last year’s annual golf outing took place on July 31st at the Winagamie Golf Course. It was exciting news that the outing was a great success! Very special thanks to Judy Miller for coordinating the event that exceeded all previous years in # of participants, and to Mary Beth Nienhaus for hosting the event each year. Among all the things the Appleton folks do, the golf event really stands out as a fantastic way to spread the word about W/NP and the projects in Nicaragua. One aspect of the golf event this year that really put things into perspective was the fact that Ed May and Mike Glenn attended from Onvoy (this is the company that provides our Gaylord boxes and pallets.) The donation of the Gaylord boxes is at the heart of our shipping program and we appreciate immensely their support of W/NP. We have corresponded electronically for many years but have never had this face to face contact. The golf event did that as well as bringing folks from all around the state of Wisconsin to enjoy a wonderful afternoon together. The Hales Corners/Milwaukee group consistently brings extra spunk to the day’s events with their joyful spirits and fun attitudes! The diverse group of people really made it a fun event and everybody enjoyed the good company, the delicious lunch and exciting raffle time. Some had special interest for the Nicaraguan projects while others joined in to golf or just to be part of the group – all are always welcome! We take nothing for granted and dearly appreciate the heartfelt efforts from both the north and the south that help keep the organization going.
Again, BIG thank you to all the participants and donors for their significant support of the 8th Annual W/NP Golf Event. Click here for photos from the days event.
December 3, 2015: Sherin Bowen Library kids baking activity - Manuelitas stuffed cheese mmmm
November 2015: Monthly Learning Center Meeting at the Managua Office
End of Year Activity SB Library: Sherin Bowen Library end of year party and evaluation
Sherin Bowin Library: Children’s Day at the Sherin Bowen Library
2015 Library Report: What is the Sherin Bowen Library?
In this photograph, we feature an awards ceremony honoring three children for their participation in the library activities. We awarded Nathalia for her dedication in baking class and in the library, being one of the youngest participants. We honored Samira for her support and attendance in the library, having been a great help to Jael. We gave Rodmi an award for his enthusiasm and spark that he brings to the group at every meeting at the library.
The 50th Anniversary was a grand event where over 250 shared an evening of dining, entertainment and fellowship as we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas! United States Ambassador Laura Dogu kicked off the evening with this message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcZ82ZFv3ow
Photos from the 50th Anniversary event:
Institutional linkages and affiliations are critical assets to Partnership activities. W/NP has enjoyed a mutually beneficial fluid relationship with the Wisconsin National Guard for many years, and more recently with the WNG State Partnership program. In late June of this year, the Managua office hosted five WI National Guard members. The purpose of the delegation's visit, coordinated by Kathrine Berberich, US Army Bilateral Affairs Officer, was to learn more about the projects of W/NP in Nicaragua. Katie understands the value of collaboration and commented, "I just can't stop thinking about how little things make a big difference. I am from Wisconsin and it is within my reach to do something small to make a big difference." We very much appreciate their interest and especially taking time to learn about the many W/NP projects that produce significant impacts as a result of volunteers from WI and Nicaragua working together.