Red Cross New Year’s Eve Soiree

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WHAT: Red Cross Dancing with Our Stars Fundraiser

DATE: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

VIP: 8:00pm

DOORS: 10:00pm

LOCATION:  335 N Broadway St, Green Bay, WI 54303

TICKET INFO:  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Party Details

VIP - Early access, VIP Champagne Tasting, Take Home Gift

All Guests: Passed hors d’ oeuvres, all you can drink champagne & wine, beer, Favors, Premium Cash Bar Featuring Bittercube Cocktails & Vintage Champagne.

Click HERE to by Tickets!  Limited Number Available.

 

 

Get To Know: DWOS Dancer Kim Peeters

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I oversee and manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the company. While my role within the company has changed this past year due to the death of our broker, community leader, mentor to many and my beloved mother, Joyce Bytof, my belief has not.   I vowed to protect their legacy and integrity.  To be proactive in sharing time, talent and business experience I’ve learned over the year.  To help grow the company and keep it solvent for many years to come.   I don’t see anyway a person can improve or grow without being open minded.  I combine both my head & heart in whatever I do.

Growing up with not a lot of money, we couldn’t afford dance lessons like most of my friends. I was so jealous of the beautiful dresses. So, my first dancing recollection was the Lawrence Welk Show (when I was around 6 or 7) that my mom would watch on Sunday nights and with only one TV we watched too. After that it was the box step with boys in gym class and watching my older (3 years older) sister dance in her room in front of the mirror.  I thought she was so cool and I tried to emulate those moves.

When it comes to my favorite dancer on “Dancing with the Stars I like watching Derek, Max, Cheryl, Peta and all of the dancers.  The pro dancers are just so amazing.  They are flawless, beautiful, and talented.  Too COOL!  And, their partners, the actors/actresses, singers, sports players are unbelievable too, especially those that don’t have a dancing background.  To even put yourself out there and try is what makes them all my favorites.  If I have to pick one – Double D Donald Driver.  This is our guy, from our community, our team and this will never change.

My hobbies are golfing, biking, walking, traveling to warm weather destinations, kayaking and mowing the lawn.  My passions are many. My husband & kids, grand-kids, dogs, grand-dogs, good friends, giving back and making a difference, chocolate and a real good belly laugh.

The American Red Cross is known for their long history of providing help and relief to many organizations.  It’s all about giving back, giving often and giving of your heart.  Whose life hasn’t been served or saved by the Red Cross?

Here’s a sneak peek of Kim and her dancer partner, Terry Irwin.

Get To Know: DWOS15 Dancer Ann Vande Hei

ann VI’m the Director of Business Process Performance at Wisconsin Public Service/Integrys. Currently, I’m working in Chicago on Peoples Gas Utility’s Gas Main Replacement program. I’ve been married to my husband, Dave, for 35 years. We have two daughters: Allie and Britta; two wonderful son-in-laws: Jeff and Saul; and four AMAZING grandchildren: Addison, Kennedy, Liesl and Warner.

I remember first dancing with my Dad. I was probably about five or six years old. We were at a family wedding and we danced the Flying Dutchman. At weddings, Mom and Dad were always the first on the dance floor. It used to embarrass me as a teenager, but as I became older and wiser, I saw what a wonderful thing that was. They were great dancers.  Dad AWLAYS asked me to dance a waltz or polka. I cherish those memories.

For the first 30 years that I was with my husband, we had a rule that if he danced, I immediately took the car keys. He was in no shape to drive home if he got out on the dance floor. Now, after taking some lessons in ballroom dancing, we dance every chance we get.  I would also give anything to dance with my Dad again.

Wow, there are SO many. I loved watching Cheryl and Emmitt Smith on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”.  Kirstie Allie was a hoot, too; so much guts and a fantastic dancer.  But, I have to say that Valerie Harper was amazing. She showed so much courage.

I have quite a busy life, shuttling between Chicago and Green Bay each week. But I love it. When I am in Chicago I love to walk along the riverfront and of course shop on Michigan Avenue. But I am always glad to get home to Green Bay and breathe in the outdoors, listen to the quiet.  I enjoy hanging out with my grandchildren, riding bikes, taking a cruise in our convertible and enjoying life on the family compound.

I support the American Red Cross because a good friend of mine, Jody Weyers, works for the organization and I see so many amazing things that she does to help people in need. I am honored to be her friend and be able to help out in my own way by raising funds through DWOS.

Here is a sneak peek of Ann and her dancer partner, Bruce Marshall.