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March 2013  
Service League of Green Bay Newsletter
In This Issue
"Get to Know Us"
President's Message
Special Feature: Service League and Encompass
Associate Corner
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Get to Know Us: Joey Wilinski

Membership Chair


I grew up in Eagan, MN and have lived in Maribel, WI for the past 25 years. My husband Paul and I have been married for 25 years as well. We were not blessed with kids, but we do have a hobby ranch, 1 dog named Mattie, 12 horses and 17 barn cats (and 0 mice)!
I graduated college with a degree in Biology and Chemistry and worked for the State of Minnesota as an Environmental Health Specialist. Upon marrying Paul I joined the family business, Wilco Cabinet Makers. I have been at Wilco 25 years and work in all capacities of the business including Design and Sales. My main responsibilities include: pricing, marketing, new display designs, research and development for new product lines, following trends and styles, and environmental licensing and issues for Wilco's manufacturing plant. I have been a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) since 1996, and a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer (WRID) since 1998. I am also on the Advisory Board for Fox Valley Technical College for the Interior Design Program as well as being the Advisor for the Kitchen and Bath Program.
I love music and play guitar, ukulele and a little banjo. Some of my other hobbies include: various barn chores, and acting as a stable hand and groomer for my husband when he competes in Working Cow Horse shows throughout the western USA.
My current role in Service League is Membership Chair and assistant Back to School Store Shopper. The previous roles I have held are: Co-Chair and Assistant Co-Chair for Back to School Store, Grant Writer, and all-around laborer.
One project that I am particularly proud of is the new Back to School Store video that we just completed. I worked on this from start to finish, and I feel that it will be an additional resource for Service League in gaining contributions for the BTSS, Basic for Babies, Basic Necessities, and Teens for Independent Living.

The 2013 Big Blue Bash was a Huge Hit! 

On behalf of our entire organization, we would like to thank all of you who helped make the Big Blue Bash a huge success this year - sponsors, including our title sponsor, Prevea; donors, guests, associates, friends, family and Service League members. It is because of YOU that we are able to continue the important work that we do in our community!

A special thank you as well to the Service League women who worked so hard to make this a wonderful evening for everyone involved - thank you ladies!





Welcome to the March 2013 edition of the Service League of Green Bay newsletter. The 2013 Big Blue Bash was a huge success, and we want to thank all of you who helped make it special! We could not have done it without you!


Be sure to check out this month's Special Feature article about Service League and the Big Event for Little Kids, as well as the "Associate Corner" where we highlight Randi Fay. Enjoy and happy reading!

As always, please share this newsletter with your friends and family by clicking "Forward" at the bottom of this email, and let us know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. Make sure to check out our website and Facebook page as we are always updating both of them!
President's Message: Courtney Peirce
This was Courtney's message in the program booklet from the Big Blue Bash, and we wanted to share it with all of our newsletter recipients as well! 



"I was taught that the world had a lot of problems; that I could struggle and change them; that intellectual and material gifts brought the privilege and responsibility of sharing with others less fortunate; and that service is the rent each of us pays for living -- the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time or after you have reached your personal goals".   - Marian Wright Edelman


Welcome to the Big Blue Bash. Our donors, members and community have been brought together this evening to support the children of Brown County. The needs are great....but so is the generosity.


Everyone in this room has consciously decided that with their time, talents and resources that they wanted to make a difference for the community we live in and the children of Brown County. 


And while we recognize that there so many worthwhile causes, we feel sincerely grateful that you - our sponsors, friends and members - have chosen to support our organization and this year's Big Blue Bash.  Although you may never personally know all the lives you impacted - please know what a tremendous impact you have made. Working together we have made a difference in the lives of:

  • 2,900 children who had a back pack full of school supplies
  • 1,352 children wearing a new outfit and shoes for first day of school
  • 113 babies that were given sleepers, blankets, diapers and hats that we purchased together thru our Basics for Babies Program
  • 18 teenagers who had aged out of foster care - received a complete apartment kit to start their independent life from our Teens for Independent Giving Program
  • 102 Encompass children who were given Christmas from our Giving Tree Program
  • Over 1500 individuals shopped our annual Rummage Sale.
  • School children throughout Brown County continue to receive sweatpants, mittens/gloves and other basic items through our Basic Necessities for School Age Children program. 

It is an honor to know and work with you. I am grateful for all that you do to better Service League, our community and the children in it! Thank you - thank you - Thank you!


Very Truly Yours,

Courtney Peirce

Special Feature: Service League and the Big Event for Little Kids 


Service League of Green Bay will once again be participating at the Big Event For Little Kids (BELK) on Saturday April 6, 2013 at Shopko Hall. Each year, Encompass Early Education Care, Inc. partners with various local business and organizations to put on this wonderful event for kids and their families. Everyone in attendance can explore the many fun filled activity booths that fill Shopko Hall, as well as enjoy hours of live entertainment and costumed characters!

Each year Service League members organize and run two booths at the Big Event For Little Kids: the Adopt-a-Friend booth, and the Book Booth. The Adopt-a-Friend booth is made up of gently used and cleaned stuffed animals that can be purchased. Kids can pick out any stuffed animal they like, and complete an adoption certificate to take home with their new "friend"! The Book Booth has gently used books for every age that can be purchased. The prices are family friendly and all proceeds go to support Encompass Early Education Care, Inc.
If you are interested in attending this year's BELK, please visit the event's website,, or visit the Encompass Facebook page! Be sure to look for and visit the Service League booths while you're there!  

Associate Corner:

Randi Fay's CD - Close To My Heart Love Songs and Lullabies
As many of you may already know, Randi Fay is a Service League of Green Bay associate, past president and past associate of the year. We are excited to announce our support of her musical success by selling her CD - Close To My Heart! 
The cost per CD is $10, and proceeds will benefit Service League of Green Bay! If you are interested in purchasing one, please send a check in the amount of $10, payable to Service League of Green Bay, to:
Service League of Green Bay
P.O. Box  372
Green Bay, WI 54305
For more information about Randi and her music, please visit her website at
Thank you all for your continued support of Service League and all we do. Your dedication to our organization and our mission is what makes it all possible. Warm wishes from all of us at Service League!

Katie DuBois
Marketing Chair

Service League of Green Bay

P.O. Box 372

Green Bay, WI 54305 



Calendar of Events

March 2nd: Big Blue Bash - 5:30pm - 11:00pm
March 6th: General Membership Meeting - Oneida Country Club 11:30 lunch, 12:00 meeting
March 27th: Board Meeting - Harmony Cafe 9:00am - 11:00am
March 28th: Service League social at ALoft - 6:30pm, ALL are welcome!
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April 3rd: General Membership Meeting - Oneida Country Club 11:30 lunch, 12:00 meeting
April 6th: Big Event for Little Kids at Shopko Hall