33 members. ARC Club Waunakee is the student-led organization approved by the WCSD Board of Education November 14, 2011 as the state's K12 pilot, its first district approved and based, student-led ARC club. Club development started in summer 2010.
‘’Our mission is to provide youth opportunities in leadership and participation in delivering Red Cross programs and outreach to students, schools, families, individuals and the community.’’
American Red Cross K12 Club Waunakee
Club information from public Facebook page "American Red Cross Club Waunakee" http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/American-Red-Cross-Club-Waunakee/343052819040973?sk=info)
The WI K12 Club Waunakee was founded by American Red Cross Badger Chapter Youth Ambassadors Ashley-Anne and Savie Hobbins in the summer of 2010 with support and coordination of the Waunakee Community School District, its Board of Education, the Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs Network partnership (and WYEN’s WI DPI partnership) and American Red Cross Badger Chapter.
Mary “Minnie” Hobbins founded Badger Chapter in 1909 and also served as Badger Chapter’s Executive Director preceding, during and after WWI, with fourth, fifth and sixth successive generations active today. In spring 2010, American Red Cross Historians in Washington DC wrote an archival work on the family’s ties to American Red Cross titled, “A Family’s Tradition of Giving” (Mary Etta Boesl). The American Red Cross K12 Club Waunakee project founders represent the 6th consecutive Hobbins generation serving American Red Cross.
American Red Cross K12 Club Waunakee is K12-designed, Board of Education-approved, district-based American Red Cross club and designed to embrace K12 students while following and adhering to school district policies, procedures and minor children risk and safety guidelines. The club is envisioned to intermesh the unique requirements and constraints of district K12 site-based clubs. It was envisioned to be emulated by and connect the 424 separate school districts within the state via the WI Youth Entrepreneurs Network partnership with WI DPI, facilitate linkage between youth and the American Red Cross.
American Red Cross K12 Club Waunakee is a student-led, coordinated family and community effort. The club is designed as a ‘’framework’’ that can be emulated and link together other school sites within the district and link to new school district-based clubs within the state and A
June 2010, national American Red Cross Historians wrote an article "A family's tradition of giving" about the family's 5th & 6th generation of volunteers: http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?vgnextoid=6145c2537a0d8210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD
2012 American Red Cross Blood Donors article: "ARC President: Witness to the Gift of Life'': http://www.redcrossblood.org/ugc/donor-stories/120227/arc-club-president-witness-gift-life
2012 National Jefferson Award for Public Service video clip: http://www.wkow.com/story/16319944/jefferson-award-winner-ben-hobbins
Summer 2010 by Ashley-Anne and Savie Hobbins. Club Officers are: Ashley-Anne Hobbins, President; Savie Hobbins, Vice-President; Hannah Walther, Secretary.
PK12 Board of Education approved, District-based, Student-led public service organization.