FWCDP Board Member Update

March 2018
Here is a quick update on board members
Katie Reichenberger joined the organization in the late summer of 2017.  Katie R, volunteered  for a clean up day and has been with us ever since.  Katie R, is our current Vice President, learning and growing the group as much as she can to take over for Michelle Kennedy, President one day.  To learn more about Katie R Click here.
Katie Kinnon step away from a board position in summer of 2017.
Gwen Grosskopf is FWCDP Secretary and has been with FWCDP since its inception in various roles.
Dorothy Walbrun is FWCDP, Volunteer Coordinator.  Dorothy and her husband Bruce have been using the dog park since its opening.
Norm Eslinger & Bruce Walbrun are Best Friends Dog Park Maintenance.  They are part of the day to day keeping an eye on the dog park.  Ensuring we have bags in the boxes, holes are repairs and projects are brought to everyone attention.  North and Bruce are long time users of Best Friends Dog Park.
At this time we are having monthly board meetings to organize.  We we publish when public meetings will resume.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us 920.267.7801 or info@winnebagocountydogparks.com

Annual Meeting Update

FWCDP - Meeting Flyer - May 2016The Annual Meeting was Saturday, May 14th at 9am.  Highlights from the meeting:

  • The Board welcomed Gwen Grosskopf to the Board as Secretary
  • Set dates for monthly meetings through Oct, taking a break for the holidays and will start again in Jan
  • Announced the Doggie Paddle dates
  • Rec’d update from Winnebago County Parks Dept
  • Rec’d update from Winnebago Pet Expo
  • Asked for support for Committees

The next meeting date will be posted as soon as the location is confirmed

FWCDP Welcome New Board Member

Please help us welcome our newest FWCDP Board Member, Gwen Grosskopf!
Gwen Grosskopf, FWCDP Secretary
Gwen is a long time Best Friends Dog Park user and supporter of the Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc. Next time you see Gwen around the park with her Newfies (Newfoundlands dogs), stop and say hello!
If you’d like to become more involved, FWCDP is looking for another Board member as well as Committee Chairs and active members. Please contact Michelle to learn more! Best Friends Dog Park is a community dog park and we are an all-volunteers organization. Your help is needed and appreciated!

Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks Annual Meeting May 14th 9am

FWCDP - Meeting Flyer - May 2016
Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc Annual Meeting will in include updates on the additional dog park, the current dog park, fundraisers, ect. Come support your dog park!
JP Coughlin Building- Room B
May 14th from 9a-1030a
Meeting open to everyone!
We looking for people to work on Committees. This is a good time and place to learn more!
This is your opportunity to make a difference at the dog park. Come support your dog park!

Kennedy Steps Down, Linder Steps In

Michelle Kennedy who has been President of Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc since inception stepped down the end of June, 2014.  Michelle was instrumental in getting the organization their 501(c) 3, improvements at Best Friends Dog Park, starting the Doggie Paddles and the Winnebago Pet Expo.  Additional during her time with Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc. multiple properties were pursued for the additional dog park in the northern part of Winnebago County.
Michelle leaves to help daughter with her animals while her daughter deploys.   Michelle did not leave the dog park behind.  She will continue to support the group remotely and will stay supporting the Winnebago Pet Expo.
Mike Linder, Tripper’s Dad, has stepped in as President of Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc.  Mike comes to the group as a regular user of the dog park and advocate for the groups mission and vision.  Mike has many years experience leading and directing volunteer groups. Business Development and managerial experience are additional skills Mike brings with him to help direct Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc.    Please help Mike feel welcome when you see him!
Your support of Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks,Inc is imperative for the parks to stay nice and continue.  To volunteer please reach out to Mike at  mike@winnebagocountydogparks.com

Welcome!

dog welcome homePlease help us in welcoming Sandy LeMoine, Lori Baldauf & Kathy Casperson as the Committee Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary to the Committee that will be working specifically on the efforts for a new dog park in Northern Winnebago County!   This is a 8 member committee. Kathy Casperson and Paula Krause will be joining us on the main board of Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks.
If you have land in the northern Winnebago County you would like to discuss the possibility of it being used as an Off Leash Dog Park, please contact us at:   info@winenbagocountydogparks.com or 920.267.7801

Best Friends Dog Park

imagesBest Friends Dog Park is in need of “poop bags” please.  They do not have to be official “poop bags”.  Used/new plastic grocery / shopping bags work also as long as they do not have holes in them.  If you send out your old bread bags, please shake out the crumbs.  If there is food left in them we have “critters” in the bag boxes.  PLEASE make sure to remove your receipts and “extra” items including food from them before bringing them out.  We have an over flow box (the big brown box between the front gates) to put them in.
We are also trying to schedule a fall clean up day.  Once a date is determined we will post.
I have had a few various concerns of dogs getting “locked” in-between the front gates. PLEASE watch when you are leaving and coming and if a dog wasn’t in there, please don’t leave them in there.
Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc, last meeting for 2013 is November 9th at 9am at the  Town of Menasha Parks & Recreation Department, Neenah.  We will be planning for 2014 as well as establishing volunteer groups.  If you want to be part of working the beach/doggie paddles, dog park clean up, fund raising, Petco Partnership, Winnebago Pet Expo, or any other area, please attend this meeting.

Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc Quarterly Meeting

What's NextWe have changed the public meetings to QUARTERLY to discuss updates, changes and upcoming events for Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc. This include updates on the additional dog park, the current dog park, fundraisers, ect. Come support your dog park!
JP Coughlin Building- Volunteer Room
625 E. County Road Y; Oshkosh WI
Sep 14th from 9a-1030a
The next meeting is at:
Town of Menasha Municipal Building
Nov 9th 9a-1030a
Meeting open to everyone!
Monthly Meeting to discuss:
Issues at the Best Friends Dog Park
Projects at Best Friends Dog Park
Events we are participating in
Fund raisers
Additional Dog Park
We looking for people to work on Committees. This is a good time and place to learn more!
This is your opportunity to make a difference at the dog park. Come support your dog park!
Click here for the Facebook Event