Volunteers needed for January 23/24  (in Stevens Point)
     We have all heard the phrase REDUCE  REUSE  RECYCLE, here is an opportunity to help make that happen.   McDonald's has kindly offered to re-purpose their restaurant furniture for public hospitals and Learning Centers in Nicaragua.  Volunteers are needed to load furniture in Plover and unload at storage facility in Stevens Point. Please contact wnp@uwsp.edu for details and to let us know if you can help.   Click here for previous example
Ardith McDowell
It is with a sad heart that we report the death of long-time friend and member of WAHCE, Ardith McDowell.  Ardith passed away in Madison on December 30th at the age of 98.
 
Ardith served for 9 years as ACWW Letter Friend Coordinator, matching 648 women from around the world.  Many of these letter friends remained friends for years.
Ardith was also active with the Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners.  In fact, she initiated the ongoing partnership between W/NP and WAHCE.  Many years ago the Ardith McDowell scholarship was made available for WAHCE members to travel to WAHCE supported international projects, and is still available for members to apply for.   Ardith was very active in Marquette County and lived in her rural Montello home until the age of 90.   A memorial service was held for Ardith on Monday, January 16th at the Chapel of Oakwood Village where she resided until her death.   Click here for obituary
 
The 2017 Learning Center Trek workshops will be dedicated to Ardith and her efforts that have helped make the Learning Centers in Nicaragua what they are today. 
2017 Martin Eyeglass Distribution
Each year the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI supplies refurbished eyeglasses to W/NP and the WI Lions for distribution in Nicaragua. Nearly 10,000 people are evaluated and fitted with eyeglasses annually by the Martin Eyeglass Project and the WI Lions Mission.
This year the Martin Project is traveling to rural communities in the Esteli and Jinotega areas of Nicaragua.  Click here for photos
 
Significant planning and resources from a vast group of participants, make clear sight and improved vision a reality for many who otherwise may have no other options. This project is made possible by Lions International. There are approximately 20 Lions centers worldwide that coordinate, sort, clean, categorize, box and label donated eyeglasses to prepare for distribution to developing countries such as Nicaragua. Click here to see the process from donation to distribution
Changing lives, one pair at a time
2017 Winter Travel 
March 18 - 26   Explore Nicaragua over Spring Break    Nicaragua

Please email wnp@uwsp.edu if you would like more info 

               A beautiful place to visit in Winter!
Thank you to our everyday Fund Raisers...
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To our 6 valued KWIK TRIP CARD contributors,
 
kwik note of thanks to let you know how VERY much we appreciate your selecting W/NP as the recipient for your Kwik Trip rewards.   
 
Each quarter when we receive the check ( this quarter was $99.81) we are thankful for your decision to help W/NP simply by making that designation, everyday purchases make a difference, and for sure it all adds up.  The contributions from Kwik Trip rewards for 2016 were $413.83 - this will pay for 1 monthly electricity bill at the W/NP office in Managua - everything helps.   Here's a comment about Kwik Trip we have kept in our testimonies file....
 
" Just put my check in the mail today to renew our family membership.  Also, last week we received our Kwik Trip donation program annual summary.  Just by buying gas whenever possible at Kwik Trip and using a Kwik Trip debit card, Kwik Trip donated $60 to WNP on our behalf.  It doesn't sound like much, yet 1) this donation did not cost me a penny and 2) if each of the 300+ WNP members participated in a similar program, WNP would receive nearly $20,000 a year."
 
Thanks again everyone!  If you don't have a Kwik Card and would like to sign up, Click here
Rebates: $ .03 gallon, 10% in-store purchases, with Kwik Trip matching 5%

Gas Cards are also available for purchase at the W/NP Office, 5% donation to W/NP
Online Donation changes
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2017 W/NP Membership
$10 Student  $25 Single   $40 Family   $100 Amigo   $500 Life