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New SLC Vice President for Advancement & External Relations Named

Tracy Milkowski 1-22-18Tracy Milkowski of Milwaukee has been named vice president for advancement and external relations at Silver Lake College.

“I was attracted by the college’s mission and its Franciscan values, which are clearly evident from the moment you step on campus,” Milkowski said. “Silver Lake College is the only Catholic college in the country to adopt the Work College model.  We are providing a solid education combined with work experience to better prepare our students for the future, benefiting not only our students, but the businesses that hire them. This is a win-win for our communities.”

Milkowski comes to Silver Lake College with 20 years of experience in higher education, most recently as vice president of advancement at Marian University in Fond du Lac. Accomplishments included directing a $13 million comprehensive campaign to fund a science building and endowment.

Milkowski was responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive advancement programs, building internal and external relationships, creating and executing a strategic marketing and communications plan for the university, securing private philanthropic support, and strengthening alumni and community engagement.

“Philanthropy is more than providing financial support to an organization; it is being passionate about solving a problem and investing in that organization to create a positive change for the community and beyond,” Milkowski said. “Investing in education, in Silver Lake College, will undoubtedly continue to strengthen our future for everyone.”

Milkowski earned her Master of Business Administration from Concordia

University Wisconsin in Mequon and her Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.

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Car on Ice Fundraiser

Manitowoc County Rotary clubs introduce a Car on Ice fundraiser to the Lakeshore community.

The Rotary clubs of Manitowoc County have placed a car on the ice at the Manitowoc Marina. The fundraiser will revolve around when the car falls through the ice. Participants will be asked to predict the day, hour, and minute the “Car on Ice” breaks through the ice.

If you guess the correct date and time or the closest to, you will win a progressive jackpot worth at least $1,000. All entries with the correct date will be entered into a drawing to win an additional prize. Everyone who purchases a ticket will also be entered into a drawing for a consolation prize. This event adds additional excitement to winter coming to an end. For a complete list of rules and to view a live video feed of the car, please visit

You can purchase your tickets online at or from an Manitowoc County Rotarian. Don’t know any Rotarians? Reach out through our Facebook page

Rotary Clubs of Manitowoc County support multiple non – profits and other charitable causes throughout the county and world. The car has been stripped of all possible contaminants or pollutants. For more information visit
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Unite for National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month

Wear Red Day is Friday, February 2nd

Show your passion to fight cardiovascular disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day. Millions across the country will be wearing red on Friday, February 2nd to raise money and awareness for the fight against heart disease and stroke.

More than 800,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases each year in the U.S. But 80 percent of cardiovascular disease may be prevented through healthy habits like eating healthier, controlling cholesterol and blood pressure and moving more.

You can support those fighting heart disease and stroke in Green Bay! Here’s how:

  1. Wear red on Friday, February 2nd.
  2. Share a picture of you, your family, friends or colleagues going red. Post on social media with the hashtag #GBGoesRed, #WearRedDay and #WIHearts.
  3. TV Anchors: Wear red on-air and share a photo on social media!

National Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month. February was designated as American Heart Month in the 1960s, when more than half of all deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular diseases. Today, that number has fallen to around 30 percent, but cardiovascular disease is still the #1 killer in the U.S. American Heart Month raises awareness on how Americans can improve their heart health with simple lifestyle changes.

To learn more about National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month, visit


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Where has “Team America” gone?

Jim 10-2015b.jpgAn editorial from Jim Medley, our Operations Manager:

During the President State of the Union Address on Tuesday night we heard of many achievements from the past year. We had a chance to hear of the good things that the biased media refuses to report. We heard of tragedy of the deaths of innocent victims at the hand of MS-13 gang members, we herd heroic stories of the US Coast Guard, the US Army and National Park Service. Then we saw the crutches of a survivor of the brutal North Korean regime. We felt the incredible humanity of a Police Officer and his wife adopting a child from a drug addict. We marveled at the youthful smile of a young boy who honored thousands of Veterans by place American Flags on gravestones.


Top these stories off with lower taxes for everyone, less regulation, a strong economy, historically low minority unemployment, greater care and accountability for Veterans Health, the most diverse and equal society we have ever known and the respect women are commanding and receiving in today’s America.


This sounds like an “American Team” that is winning. Yet, certain teammates are mad, Democrats are genuinely upset about America doing well. They seemed very sore at other teammates are scoring points or making great plays. Democrats seem upset at Veterans are getting the care they deserve, they are upset that hard working Americans are paying less in taxes, they are upset about retirement and college funds growing and upset that more minorities have jobs now than any other time in the history of this country.


I don’t understand.


Any coach in the world will tell you, a successful team will only win if every member of the team plays together.


When you watch the Superbowl this weekend, think about teamwork and how each team celebrates another players success’s. when we watch the winter Olympics’ next week think about how teamwork helped these athletes make it to compete against the best in the world.


Maybe congress can also see the teamwork of winning and start being a team for the American people.


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AAA and Budweiser Launch “Tow to Go” in Wisconsin this Weekend

Celebrate the Super Bowl with a Game Plan to Get Home Safely

Alcohol impairment is the most common cause of fatal crashes in Wisconsin, claiming the lives of nearly 200 roadway users each year.  To avoid becoming one of those tragic statistics, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to have a game plan to get home safely this weekend if they are celebrating away from home with alcohol. That means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab, staying where you are celebrating or finding another safe way home.

Those who do not plan ahead and need a safe way to get home will have a new option in Wisconsin: the “Tow to Go” program.  This service will be available Friday, February 2nd through 6am Monday morning, February 5th.  The following guidelines apply:

Tow to Go Service Area Phone Number
WI, MI, IA, ND, NE, GA, TN, FL and IN (Fort Wayne/South Bend) (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

Tow To Go Guidelines:

  • Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles
  • The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home
  • Free and available to AAA members and non-members
  • Tow to Go is provided in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only)
  • Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
  • Visit for dates and availability throughout 2018

If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.

“Nobody wins when fans drive drunk,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “If you’re going to be celebrating the big game with alcohol, please plan ahead so everybody wins and your loved ones get home safely.”

“The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of Designated Drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Katja Zastrow, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. It is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home on celebratory holidays. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides Tow to Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.

Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been cosponsors of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers.

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Donkey leads escaped herd of goats and sheep through California neighborhood

The West Covina, California Police Department answered a rather strange call on Thursday at 12:30 a.m. Authorities said there was a report of a herd of animals walking through the streets. Officials posted on their Facebook page that a donkey led more than a dozen sheep and goats on a stroll through a suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles.

The animals escaped their owners’ property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd was eventually corralled with the help of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and taken home.  No injuries were reported to any of the animals or officers.

The Facebook post concluded, “When a police officer reaches the end of his/her career, most of them will say ‘I’ve seen it all.’ Well, let’s add one more rare call for service to that list.”

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Zimmer Forum on February 13th

Brother Steve Herro.JPGBrother Steve Herro, Norbertine brother at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, will be guest speaker at Silver Lake College’s Father Bill Zimmer Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 13. 

The book group, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Endries Family Heritage Room on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road. The event is presented by Silver Lake College in collaboration with St. Francis of Assisi Parish. 

Brother Herro will focus on the book, “Jesus Christ, Peacemaker: A New Theology of Peace” by author Terrence J. Rynne.

Brother Herro’s writings have been included in a national homily resource for the Conference of Major Superiors for Men, a lectionary-based reflection series for Catholic Charities USA. He has written opinion pieces for the Green Bay Press Gazette and the Green Bay Catholic Compass. Brother Herro also regularly contributes writings on social justice themes to the St. Norbert Abbey web page.

In addition to his writings, Brother Herro has given presentations on Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si” to Catholic, ecumenical and secular groups throughout Wisconsin.