Revenue Challenge Update

Dear Friends of the W.I. Foundation and Rec Center,

 

It's time to send another update on our 2018 Revenue Challenge progress and ways to help meet the goal of doubling the revenue of the Rec in 2018 as compared to 2016.  The goal is a little over $110,000 (2016’s revenue of $55,000 x 2).  This pie chart shows the progress through September.

We have almost $30,000 in revenues to add in these last three months of the year to meet the challenge and receive $55,000 in unrestricted matching funds. Along with providing critically needed finances for the Rec Center, a priority list of building maintenance items has been identified that, if successful, this challenge grant will help address.

How can you help? Become a member if you aren’t already and consider becoming a Challenge Member in any amount over the cost of a regular membership. Purchase a membership as a gift. Participate in the Rec’s next 30-for-30 exercise challenge beginning November 15. Sign up for a class. Honor your friends and family or remember a loved one with a gift of light on a tree at the Rec (and for this challenge year only, a half- day pass at the Rec will be sent to those you honor) through a Rec Center Season of Lights holiday greeting for a minimum $5 fee (with a suggested $10 fee for this challenge year) per recipient.

Because for this challenge, it is only Rec Center revenues that count, we encourage you to focus your generosity towards the Rec Center in the ways shown above as you are able through December 31,2018.

It will be good for your health and the health of the Rec!

 

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Rec Run 2018

Thank you to everyone for a great 25th annual Rec Run.  We had over 215 participants which is fantastic.  The weather was perfect and the runners were great.  A huge thanks to the sponsors on our t-shirts and to all my volunteers.  All of this would not have been possible with out the help from our community.  This year not only did we have Firefighters run, but also Coast Guard running and helping with the event.  So thank you!  Mark your calendars for next years run July 27th.  Until then keep running!

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30th Anniversary Open House and Community Health Fair

30th Anniversary Open House and Community Health Fair

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 19th, 12:30-2:30pm to help us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the dedication of the Rec Center with an Open House and Community Health and Wellness Fair.  The Health Fair is co-sponsored by the Washington Island Community Health Program (WICHP). This event will include health screenings, demonstrations, helpful information and refreshments.  A free-will collection for the Rec at the Health Fair will be eligible for matching in the2018 Revenue Challenge.  Donations will also be collected for WICHP. This event is partially supported by a Thrivent Action Team grant.

 

As a reminder, the 2018 Rec Center Revenue Challenge, offered by the same anonymous donors who matched $100,000 in donations in 2015, is to increase awareness and promote health and wellness through community participation in the Rec's programs.  Over $5,000 has already been raised through new memberships, Challenge Memberships, and our first "30 for 30" Challenge of the year ($30 to walk, run, bike, swim, etc., as many miles as possible in 30 days).  Registering and participating in the Rec Run (Saturday, July 28) will count towards this challenge. Gifting memberships to family and friends or upgrading your membership will also count. Other qualifying events will be publicized during the year.  The challenge ends on December 31, 2018. If we are successful, the Rec will receive $55,000 in unrestricted matched funds.  Until then, our special Spring Campaign is matching $20,000 in donations to the Foundation or Rec Center at P.O. Box 68, Washington Island, WI 54246.

Foundation News

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Thank you to the many generous donors who continue to support the Foundation/Rec.  From significant donations to your extra change at Mann’s Store (thank you for sharing, Mann family!) it makes a wonderful difference for a place that means so much to so many.

2018 Revenue Challenge – It’s for your good health, and the health of the Rec!

The W. I. Foundation and Rec Center have received a second challenge grant from the same anonymous donors who provided matching funds of $100,000 in 2015.  To successfully meet the 2018 Revenue Challenge, the Rec Center must double its paid-in revenue from members and guests for 2018 as compared to 2016, such as membership dues, daily passes and Rec Run registrations.  The Rec would realize a matching donation of $55,000 of unrestricted funds if we meet the challenge.  We will be announcing plans that will involve the Washington Island community – full-time and summer residents, visitors and guests to meet this goal.

Specials for the 2018 Challenge year!  

The first 10 NEW* annual memberships in 2018 (paid in full) get a $25 value gift certificate donated by local businesses.

There are limited financial scholarships available for NEW* individual and family annual memberships.  The scholarship is for ½ the cost of the membership.  Applications are available at the Rec, Nicolet Bank lobby and Mann’s Store.  (The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 24th at 12pm.)

Become a Challenge Member!  Members can add any dollar amount to their membership.  By doing so, you will receive a special bonus item from daily passes to Rec merchandise and help meet the challenge.

(NEW* members are those who have never been a member or who have not held a membership since December 31, 2014.)

The Rec Run is one event that will help earn revenue towards the challenge.  Mark your calendars now for July 28 and plan to participate!

For two complimentary ads regarding the Challenge, the W.I. Foundation thanks the W.I. Observer.

Carolyn Foss, President

 

Julie's Fitness Corner

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Julie Anderson offers classes at the Rec through NWTC.  She offers two classes on land and one in the water.  Julie’s classes are 8 sessions each.  Aqua-Cardio is in the water and is a very popular class with a good workout.  The two classes on land are a ball class and a somatic class.  Call the Rec for more information on these classes.  Julie also offers personal training.  Not sure what to do in the weight room?  “Julie to the rescue” will get you comfortable on how everything works and show you the right way to use the equipment.