Next Quarterly Meeting September 10  

 
Learning Center Bag making class  
Thank you to all who have sent fabric, sewing machines and supplies to help make sewing classes possible.  Some of the sewing machines are in need of repair, if you would like to help purchase some of the parts needed, you can donate online at  www.wisnic.org  and please indicate in comment section for sewing machine repair.



Warehouse Packing Day September 15

Always a fun time and all are welcome to join in as schedules permit.  

Thank you Portage County Home and Community Education (HCE) for helping out at the August Packing Day,  Click here for more photos


Special thanks to Thrivent for helping out with the purchase of packing supplies and food/beverages for the volunteers!!

Sports
"My mission is the youth! My vision is to have little kids playing flag, women flag and a juvenile team." Eduardo Cordoba, coach and organizer has been in the newspaper, on local TV and radio stations getting the word out about upcoming games and promoting this relatively new sport in Nicaragua, "The women's team will face the team of El Salvador at 1:00 pm, at the Thomas Cranshaw stadium in Managua, while the males will play 2:30 pm, against Club Leones de Cartago of Costa Rica."     Click here for news article

The flag football teams started about 2-3 years ago and have been practicing vigorously ever since to prepare for the upcoming games. "Our clubs started as a new project focused on young people and an opportunity for them to develop in a sport that requires a lot of teamwork and discipline," said Cordoba.
The "AsociaciĆ³n Guerreros de Nicaragua" offers traditional American football along with male and female flag football teams. This Saturday September 3, will be two international matches.   


WAHCE (WI Home and Community Education) 
Just in the past month... St. Croix, Juneau, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Fond du Lac HCE counties have brought donations to the W/NP warehouse for the Learning Center projects in Nicaragua.  Very special thanks to ALL the HCE members who are sharing their supplies with the women in Nicaragua!!

On  September 13, at the Eau Claire WAHCE State Conference 10 am at the International workshop #201 and 3 pm Learning Center workshop #406 you can:    
  • Drop off donations of Quiltlets and/or Learning Center items (sewing/cooking/crafts/cosmetology) for transport to W/NP warehouse
  • Pick up iron on labels for Quiltlets, please contact W/NP to place order for # of labels needed at 715-346-4702 or email wnp@uwsp.edu  
  • Purchase Chica Nica doll dresses and other hand crafted items from Nicaragua
  • Sign up for the "I Went the Distance!" October Bike/Hike event and get t-shirt 
Thank you!!!  
Bike/Hike event coming soon.....
The main objective for the event is to raise awareness in Wisconsin and Nicaragua, and we know it does...this year we have 10 event sponsors from Nicaragua!  Contact our office or stay tuned for registration forms that will be available mid-September.  


".. one day I wore one of the Bike/Hike shirts. At the end of my shift, one of the other employees commented on my shirt and told me that he was involved in the organization and had traveled to Nicaragua to deliver items! I didn't catch his name, but it was such a coincidence! I thought it was pretty cool :) " - Claire Gorman, UWSP student
Are you a member of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners?
Memberships run calendar year, contact wnp@uwsp.edu to check your status

Student- $10
Individual- $25
Family- $40
Amigo- $100
Life- $500