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.

Celebrity Bartender Night: Dancing with Our Stars 2015 Team Keith!

Join Dancing with Our Stars dancer, Keith Cronin of the Green Bay Packers and guest bartenders Bianca White, Erin Longley & former Packers player, Johnathan Franklin at Hagemeister Park on Monday, November 24 to help raise funds for the American Red Cross and his DWOS15 campaign to win the coveted, fundraising Mirrorball Trophy.

·         Player appearance autographs will be from 6:30pm – 8:00pm –  $25 minimum donation
·         Silent auction and raffle items.
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Get to Know: DWOS15 Dancer Bill McGlin

6900Bill (1)I’m a 911 Communication Supervisor for Brown County Public Safety and also an EMT with Wescott EMS in Shawano County.  I have committed myself to helping others by working in the public safety field for 15 years. Now I’m ready to step out onto the ballroom floor and see what magic I can create!!!

At the age of 10, my family took a vacation to Texas to visit my Aunt who was stationed in the military.  One afternoon we went to the Stockyards in Fort Worth to take in the attractions.  While at Billy Bob’s Dance Hall I was exposed to country line dancing and couples dancing.  From that moment I was fascinated with line dancing.  Once back home we saw a local ad for line dance lessons at a local establishment.  I started taking lessons, which I quickly picked up.

Cheryl Burke is my dream dance partner!  She is an amazing dancer and true inspiration.  She has the competitive drive and passion for dance as well as a humble personality. She’s not my favorite dancer of all-time on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, though. That would be Derek Hough.  He is an amazing dancer and choreographer.  I am in awe of his style, dedication and chemistry with his partners.  He is always having a great time on the show.

HERE’s a sneak peek of Bill and his dance partner Mina of Simply Ballroom:

My passion for the dance floor has carried me through my life and around the world teaching, competing and performing.  When I don’t have my dance shoes on, I enjoy exploring the outdoors through hiking, biking, kayaking, boating and road trips across the country.  I have always had a love for music and enjoy the fine arts as well.  I enjoy a night out on the town but have just as much fun spending an evening at home with family and friends for game nights.

The mission of the American Red Cross falls into place with my line of work.  I have worked with the Red Cross hand-in-hand both on the scene of emergencies as well as in the Communication Center requesting their services for our responders and the public in the time of need.  The Red Cross is always there when the public safety responders request them for their services.  Dancing with Our Stars gives me the opportunity to give back to this great community organization.  I am honored to be a part of such a worthy cause.

Jeremy Lister + Andy Davis + Red Cross = Amazing Night

Nashville residents Andy Davis and Jeremy Lister will be performing for one night only in a special benefit concert to raise money for the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Louisiana-born Andy Davis will bring more of his unforgettable hooks and dynamic stage presence to fans new and old when he returns to the Meyer. His musical influences range from David Wilcox to Stevie Wonder and Radiohead to Rufus Wainwright. Davis’ first album, Thinks of Her, sold out on college campuses when it released in 2004. His songs have been heard on Grey’s Anatomy, Jersey Shore, One Tree Hill, and Davis himself appeared on Drop Dead Diva, acting and performing the song “Unchained Melody.” He has worked with legendary producer Mitchell Froom to produce the albums Let the Woman and Heartbreak Yellow. His latest, Help! is the product of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, a true testament to the devotion of his fans. Davis is a prominent member of Ten Out of Tenn, a critically acclaimed collective of Nashville singer/songwriters.

Jeremy Lister appeared as part of the group Street Corner Symphony which won second place on the popular television show, The Sing-Off. Lister is perhapsbest known for his song “Set Us Free,” which was used as the theme song for season two of the MTV docu-drama World of Jenks.

We are also excited to have Naomi Khang added to this amazing line up. Naomi  is the second place winner of this year’s Talent Jam, where she performed “Heartbeat” by Johnny Swim. Talent Jam is a local talent competition for high school and college students. This year, eleven acts competed on stage at the Meyer Theatre on November 2, 2013. Naomi represented West De Pere High School.

Click HERE to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $20. All ticket proceeds benefit the American Red Cross on behalf of James Rivett who will be Dancing With Our Stars 2014.

Click HERE for full event details.

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Get to Know: Mike Spurlock from Partner, Spurlock, Runyan, Miller & Associates, C.P.A.s

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photo by Frievalt Photography

Describe your first dance lesson: I was about 14, taking lessons at a church function.  My partner was about 1 ½ feet taller than me and I couldn’t miss stepping on her feet.  The town bully didn’t like me dancing with her (or any other girl for that matter), and picked a fight with me.  He was a big guy and I wasn’t (4’8’’).  He lost and I never was bullied again!  Dancing must have made me quick on my feet.

Who is your dream dance partner:  Jennifer Grey

Why support the American Red Cross: It is a world-wide supporter of people in crisis.  They are there when we cannot be.

Hobbies or Passions: I am an avid aviator.  Started when I turned 60 and haven’t looked back!  I am also a proud grandfather of six (who will be taught to fly!).  Reading, cigars, board gaming re-enactments, gardening, Young Eagles, church and other civic functions, Civic Air Patrol, modeling, did I mention flying?