June 1, 2021
425 N Linwood, Appleton, WI 54914
920-734-7225
www.fvlhomes.org
Save the Date for Our Summer Concert Series

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy great music with family and friends for our first outdoor summer music series. The concert will take place in our Linwood Commons front parking lot at 425 N Linwood Ave in Appleton. Thanks to our series sponsors: Care Patrol of the Fox Cities, St Mark's Lutheran Church in Neenah. Additional financial support provided through a Thrivent Action Team grant.
Help Wanted
Part Time Building Manager

We are seeking a part time building manager to work 12 hours a week. Work schedule is flexible. The ideal candidate must possess a hardworking, team focused attitude with experience in property management. Hourly rate of $15-20 per hour and is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include: Establish make-ready schedules. Inspect units to ensure proper condition prior to move-ins and inspect the grounds to ensure community is clean and safe for tenants. Contract review and negotiation for vendors, including grounds keeping, construction, waste removal, maintenance and security services.

Must have property experience and the ability to self manage and prioritize. Must have a valid driver's license, high school diploma, problem solving skills and able to pass a drug test and background check.

If you are interested, please email your resume and a letter of introduction by June 15,2021 to Executive Director Lynn Ann Clausing Rusch at lynnann.fvlhomes@gmail.com.
Join Our Community!

WE ANTICIPATE a one bedroom apartment opening in June or July. Are you interested in living at Linwood Place? Please contact us for information and to schedule a tour by calling 920-734-7225 or emailing our Executive Director Lynn Ann Clausing Rusch (click here to email).

Linwood Place is a faith based independent living community for persons 62 and over. We serve persons wishing to partake in community living and maintain independence without the work of home maintenance.
Our Volunteer Nancy
Is In The News!

Click here (see page 3) of the Volunteer Fox Cities June RSVP Rambler newsletter to read an inspiring feature article about all the wonderful things Nancy Mader does to support the ministry at FVLH. We are blessed to have her as a cherished volunteer.
FVLH Annual Meeting Held on April 24
Congratulations and WELCOME to our newly elected board members! We are excited to have these community members support our ministry with their time and talents.


Allen C Borgwardt
Recently retired after working in the marketing and sales field in Senior Living Communities his entire professional working career. Allen is a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. He is currently a Hospice Volunteer and facilitates a men’s grief group. 

Reverend Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer
Serves as the associate pastor at Emmaus Ecumenical Catholic Community in Oshkosh. Retired from Crossways Lutheran Camping Ministries. He is also an associate member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Reverend Jennifer DeNetz
Serves as the co-pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Pastor Jennifer also served at Calvary, Green Bay; Our Redeemer, Menasha; and Trinity, Waupaca. She especially enjoys leading worship, teaching youth, visiting members, and giving retreats.
 
Deni Kuchler
Serves on the staff at First English Lutheran Church as the Neighbor Network Coordinator where she is also a member. Deni has a degree in Journalism with an emphasis on Advertising & Public Relations and worked in retail and merchandising.
 
Gwen Schwandt
Graduate of the Lutheran Bible Institute. Gwen was instrumental in the development of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and later served on the staff at Zion Lutheran Church. She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church. 
 
Ann Voermans
Served as a store manager for Jo Ann Fabrics, as well as, trained store managers and opened several new stores. Ann was also a Personal Banker at Valley Bank and did office work at her children’s grade school. She is a member of First English Lutheran Church.
Selective Cutting Of Buckthorn On Our Wooded Property
 
You will notice that we are doing a selective cutting in our woods. The purpose is to remove and clear the area of the invasive plant called buckthorn. At the same time, undesirable trees and windfalls will be removed. You may have already seen that both our neighbors to the south and west are completing the same project.
 
What will happen and when?
All woods will be selectively cut to remove the buckthorn to allow more desirable trees and plants an opportunity to grow. All trash and discarded items (accumulated in the woods from trespassers) has created a dangerous and unsafe environment. 
 
This project will allow us to manage the woods for future landscaping possibilities. It will also allow us to be better stewards of our land, partner with our neighboring landowners and beautify our property. 
 
Treeo's Landscaping will be mulching all invasive buckthorn and underbrush from the garden area to the property lines to the west and south. Larger, more desirable trees will remain. 

After the cutting is complete, we will look at potential landscaping and plantings to create a border to the south.
 
How will this be funded?
A very generous grant has been given to us by our neighbor, Warehouse Specialists. This grant as well a discount from Treeo's will cover 100% of the clearing project. Thank you, Warehouse Specialists and Treeo's!
 
This will be a significant change in property. It may not look pretty this year, but with some additional landscaping and plantings, we look forward to having a beautiful and safe area for all the tenants, family and friends to enjoy for years to come.  If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Ron at 920-810-3222 or email at ronrobertson13@gmail or Lynn Ann at 920-734-7225 or email at lynnann.fvlhomes@gmail.com.
Special Delivery of Golden Balls of Sunshine!

Students from Stephen Foster Elementary School in Appleton created beautiful painted flower pots and filled them with bright marigolds for our tenants to enjoy. Thank you for choosing our community as part of your service project!
Is Your Spring Cleaning Complete?

After a year of COVID isolation, we are looking forward to some safe social activities. Can you help us with a gently used or new donation of the following:

  • A digital piano for future worship and entertainment programs in our Commons
  • Hard cover books for our community library.

If you can donate any of these items, please click here to email our Executive Director, Lynn Ann Clausing Rusch
Encore! Handbell Concert

FVLH tenants had the opportunity to attend a special online viewing of "Blast From The Past" a Handbell Concert presented by Encore! Handbell Ensemble from Oshkosh.  We were able to watch this presentation in our Commons on our NEW BIG SCREEN TV!
Thanks to Thrivent and Their Policy Holders!

The Ministry of Fox Valley Lutheran Homes is able to continue to serve our tenants because of generous supporters. Are you a Thrivent policy holder that would like to support the social and/or education programs we offer to our tenants? You can apply for an Action Team grant to support a special need, project or activity right here at Linwood Place. Thrivent offers financial resources to increase the impact of the project. Click here to apply for an Action Team grant. If you need more information about Thrivent's Action Team grants or would like help getting your request processed online click here to email our Executive Director, Lynn Ann Clausing Rusch.
Thanks to Memorial Florists & Greenhouse and Thrivent
“Flowers are like friends; they bring color to your world."

Thanks to Memorial Florists & Greenhouses and a Thrivent Action Team grant, each of our tenants received a beautiful geranium to brighten up their balcony! We are blessed as our community continues to color our world. We were also able to add two new planters and other flowers to beautify the entrances of our building.

Food Donations to Our Tenants

We continue to receive food packages through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program distributed by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Our tenants look forward to the items that include apples, potatoes, cheese, chicken, hot dogs, yogurt and milk. We appreciate the support of our community.

Shop Amazon Smile and Support
Fox Valley Lutheran Homes


Many of us shop online these days. Every time you shop using Amazon, you have the opportunity to support Fox Valley Lutheran Homes. Amazon Smile automatically donates 0.5% of your purchase price to support our ministry. Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost
to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Fox Valley Lutheran Homes Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your device.
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "Fox Valley Lutheran Homes Inc" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

 Click here if you are ready to shop and support Fox Valley Lutheran Homes!
Donate On-Line through PayPal

Due to the pandemic, many of our fund-raising opportunities have been canceled. We look forward to the time when, once again, our seniors will be able to participate in programs that are vitally important to them.  Programs that meet their holistic needs of mind, body and spirit help them maintain a quality of life. This is possible because of support from people like you. Please consider making a donation to support our ministry. You can mail your donation to the address above or make an online donation by clicking here. 
 
Again, we thank you for remembering this growing group of elders that need our support through the ministry of Fox Valley Lutheran Homes. 

Linwood Place, a ministry of Fox Valley Lutheran Homes is a non-profit corporation affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and area congregations. The board of directors is composed of community leaders, clergy and dedicated volunteers who guide the operation and plan for the future.

We are a non-sectarian project. Persons of any race, color, creed, religion, national origin or sex are welcome.