Upcoming Events

6th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (New London, WI)

Join us for another fun-filled evening that supports a great cause – the local farming communities of Shawano, Waupaca, and Outagamie counties.

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:00pm – 10:00pm
Crystal Falls Banquet Hall

New London, WI

NEW in 2017!
Soda pop samples from Pigeon River Brewing!

Download the 2017 event poster (PDF) HERE.

 


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

First State Bank, Larsen Cooperative, Waupaca Dairy Promotions, Quantum Dairy LLC, and GreenStone Financial.


Tickets on Sale NOW!

Purchase tickets in-person at Festival Foods (New London location only) or online.

 

Where the Proceeds Go

100% of proceeds go directly back into the Rural Health Initiative to provide complimentary Kitchen Wellness to local farmers, agriculturists, agronomists, and anyone else who contributes to agriculture within Shawano, Outagamie and Waupaca Counties.

Cost (per admission ticket)—on sale NOW!

$30  in advance & in-person at Festival Foods (New London location only)

$32 online

$35 at the door (event night), until capacity is met.

Event Flyer

Click HERE to view, download (PDF) or send it to a friend.

Admission to the event includes the opportunity to taste-test:
  • 25 types of cheese
  • 40 varieties of wine
  • 4 local brews (beer) and 3 soda pop flavors from Pigeon River Brewing Company
  • Flatbread samples from Waupaca Dairy Promotions
  • …and all the water, soda, and chocolate milk your heart desires!

In addition, there will be a variety of events and activities, including:

  • Silent Auction. Be the highest bidder to take home our one-of-a-kind items. Green Bay Packer autographed football, local sports tickets, hand-crafted wooden items — and more.
  • Bucket raffles
  • Lucky Udders paddle stick
  • Money Tree. Sponsored by Premier Community Bank; 1 in 54 chances to win at least $200.
  • Entertainment
Gather up some friends and join us for a evening of fun!

 


Questions?

Call Rhonda at (715) 524-1488 or complete the form below.

Past Events 

13th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (Cecil, WI)

Don’t delay to get your tickets. Last year’s event sold out in advance, before doors even opened! Join us for another fun-filled evening that supports a great cause – the local farming communities of Shawano, Waupaca, and Outagamie counties.

Friday, February 10, 2017

7:00pm – 10:00pm
The Main Event

201 N. Lemke Street, Cecil, WI

NEW in 2017!
Samples by Nueske’s Meats and Five Star Lamb
Get Tickets Now! 

 

Where the Proceeds Go

100% of proceeds go directly back into the Rural Health Initiative to provide complimentary Kitchen Wellness to local farmers, agriculturists, agronomists, and anyone else who contributes to agriculture within Shawano, Outagamie and Waupaca Counties.

Cost (per admission ticket):

$30  in advance & in-person at the following locations: Premier Community Bank (Shawano location only) or stop at the Rural Health Initiative office — located inside ThedaCare Physicians – Shawano, 2nd floor.

$32 online. Click HERE or click RHI Store from the menu above.

$35 at the door (event night), until capacity is met.

Event Flyer

Click HERE (pdf) to view, download or send it to a friend.

2017 Event Sponsors

Thank you to Green Valley Dairy, United Cooperative, Ardex All American Minerals, Shawano Area Dairy Promotions, and Charlie’s County Market.

Admission to the event includes the opportunity to taste-test:
  • 25 types of cheese
  • 36 varieties of wine
  • 4 local brews (beer) from Pigeon River Brewing Company
  • Samples from Shawano Area Dairy Promotions, Nueske’s Meats (NEW!), and Five Star Lamb (NEW!)
  • Water and soda

In addition, there will be a variety of events and activities, including:

  • Silent Auction. Be the highest bidder to take home our one-of-a-kind items. Green Bay Packer autographed footballs, local sports tickets, hand-crafted wooden items — and more.
  • Bucket raffles
  • Money Tree. Sponsored by Premier Community Bank, you’ll have a 1 in 54 chances to win at least $200.
  • Entertainment
Gather up some friends and join us for a evening of fun!

Health Literacy Group (12/7/16)

FREE collaborative community event


YOU ARE INVITED!

Learn how we can work together and connect our resources to expand the Health Literacy group to serve the greater Shawano area.

Join the conversation. Share your ideas.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce
1263 S Main Street
Shawano, WI 54166

Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa will be served.

There is NO charge for this event. Invite friend or colleague, too!

Health literacy
is the degree in which individuals have the capacity to understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. Including:

  • Understanding medical terminology
  • How to enroll for health insurance and how to use health benefits
  • Locating accepting providers and services
  • Filling out complex forms
  • Understanding medicine prescription and directions

Event Sponsored by ThedaCare Medical Center – Shawano Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant and local consortium members.

To RSVP (preferred), complete the form below:

 

 

Jukebox Jive Dinner Show (10/6/16)

Fundraiser

Join  us for our 1st annual themed Daddy D Productions dinner show, Jukebox Jive, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM at Doxbee’s in Seymour. All proceeds benefit the Rural Health Initiative to continue its mission within Outagamie County.

Each admission ticket includes dinner, milk, coffee, and a clean comedy entertainment show by crowd favorite Daddy D Productions.

Entertainment graciously sponsored by Milk Source, LLC. Thank you.

Tickets are available in ADVANCE ONLY.
$40 per ticket.
If ticket is purchased online, a $2.00 convenience fee per ticket is applied. 

NO tickets will be sold at the door. 

**Schedule of Events**

5:00PM: Social hour. Cash bar.
6:00PM: Dinner, served family style. Dinner includes two choice of meat, vegetables, dinner roll and butter, milk and coffee.
7:00PM – 9:00PM: Themed Jukebox Jive variety show begins, including hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and clean comedy. Appromximately halfway through, there will be a 15 minute intermission and 50/50 drawing (optional). The show concludes with a veterans salute.

About the Avenue

Doxbee’s is located at  N6744 County Rd C, Seymour, WI 54165. Located just a 15-minute drive from either Green Bay or the Fox Cities, Doxbee’s is known for its welcoming atmosphere, friendly owners, and delicious food. For directions, click HERE.

About the Entertainment

Daddy D Productions has entertained thousands of Wisconsinites with their tasteful comedy, talented performers, and abundance of energy. It’s a perfectly concocted combination that has kept guests coming back for more. Every show provides something new and is sure to keep you entertained.

About the Host

The Rural Health Initiative is a 100% community-supported local non-profit. Your purchase to Jukebox Jive assists with the program’s sustainability. To learn more about the Rural Health Initiative, click HERE.

Choose to Move 5K Series.

Choose 1, choose all 3. It’s your choice.

Freedom – June 12

THANK YOU
to everyone who helped make the very first 5K walk/run event at the
Outagamie County Breakfast on the Farm a success!

Over 60 walkers and runners from local communities joined us for a gorgeous morning.

A special thank you to the volunteers who offered a hand, as well as to our sponsors:

  • Bartel Seed & Supply
  • Orthopedic Spine Institute (OSI)
  • Simon’s Speciality Cheese
K & T Dairy: N2518 Holland Road, Freedom, WI

 

Enjoy a few pictures from the event:

Weyauwega – August 28

THANK YOU
to everyone who helped make the  Choose to Move 5K walk/run event at the
Waupaca County Fair a success!

A special thank you to the volunteers who offered a hand, as well as to our sponsors:

  • Waupaca County Fair
  • Bartel Seed & Supply
  • Weyauwega Star Dairy
  • Thrivent Action Team
  • CHS Larsen Cooperative

Registration included:

  • short-sleeve T-shirt
  • race BIB + safety pins
  • 1 FREE admission ticket to 2016 Waupaca County Fair (REQUIRED to enter the fair grounds)

Shawano – September 1

THANK YOU
to everyone who helped make the  Choose to Move 5K walk/run event at the
Shawano County Fair a success!

A special thank you to the volunteers who offered a hand, as well as to our sponsors:

  • Shawano County Fair
  • Bartel Seed & Supply
  • DuPont Cheese
  • Thrivent Action Team
  • CHS Larsen Cooperative
  • Premier Community Bank


Registration included:

  • short-sleeve T-shirt
  • BIB number
  • 1 FREE admission ticket to 2016 Waupaca County Fair (REQUIRED to enter the fair grounds)

5th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (New London, WI)

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016

Mark your calendars. Get your tickets today.

Join us for a fun-filled evening that supports a great cause – the local farming communities of  Waupaca, and Outagamie, and Shawano counties.
video iconWatch highlights from last year’s event.
Click HERE [2 min, 3 sec]

Location: Crystal Falls Banquet Hall, New London

Time: 7:00 – 10:00p

Cost (per admission ticket):

$25  in advance: In-person (see event flyer for locations)  or online*. * NOTE: $2.00 convenience charge applied to each ticket purchased online.

$30 at the door (event night). We accept cash, check, or debit/credit. Convenience charge applies to electronic payment.

Event Flyer: Click HERE (pdf) to check it out, download, and send to a friend.

2016 Event Sponsors: First State Bank • Milk Source •  Waupaca Dairy Promotions • GreenStone Farm Credit Services • Dr. John Mielke Family • Outagamie County Dairy Promotions.

Admission to the event includes the opportunity to taste-test:

In addition, there will be a variety of events and activities, including:

  • NEW this year! Quesadilla Cook Off. 3 teams will compete to win your vote of BEST quesadilla recipe.
  • Silent auction. Be the highest bidder to take home our one-of-a-kind items. Green Bay Packer autographed footballs, local sports tickets, and hand-crafted wooden items.
  • Bucket raffle
  • Every 10! Sponsored by local individuals and businesses.  Play for a chance of winning $100 every 10 minutes.
  • Wine Pull. Pull a cork, win a bottle of wine (or more!)
  • Money Tree. Sponsored by Premier Community Bank. Win $200.

Gather up some friends and join us for a evening of fun. All (100%) proceeds go directly back into the Rural Health Initiative to provide complimentary Kitchen Wellness to local farmers, agriculturists, agronomists, and anyone else who contributes to agriculture within Outagamie and Waupaca, and Shawano Counties.

ALL SALES FINAL. No refunds.

See you there!

12th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (Cecil, WI)

RHIWineCheeseTasting_topofflyer_2016Don’t delay to get your tickets. Last year’s event sold out in advance, before doors opened! Join us for another fun-filled evening that supports a great cause – the local farming communities of Shawano, Waupaca, and Outagamie counties.

Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Location: The Main Event (Cecil, WI)
Time: 7:00 – 10:00p

Cost (per admission ticket):

$30  in advance & in-person at the following locations: Premier Community Bank (Shawano location only), or Rural Health Initiative office (Inside ThedaCare Physicians – Shawano, 2nd floor)

$32 online. Click HERE or click RHI Store above.

$40 at the door (event night), until capacity is met.

Event Flyer: Click HERE (pdf) to check it out, download, and send to a friend.
We love the new look and hope you do, too. Thank you to the creative souls at Cooperative Resources International (CRI) in Shawano for the fresh look.

Sending a BIG THANK YOU to our 2016 Event Sponsors: Green Valley Dairy • United Cooperative • Ardex All American Minerals • Shawano Area Dairy Promotions • Dr. Beth Gillis • Dr. John Mielke.  Entertainment sponsored by Jeff Betley Farms.

Admission to the event includes the opportunity to taste-test:

  • 25 types of cheese
  • 38 varieties of wine
  • 4 local brews from Pigeon River Brewing Company
  • Quesadilla Bites, the 2016  Shawano Area Dairy Promotions featured item
  • Water and soda, sponsored by Shawano County Farm Bureau

In addition, there will be a variety of events and activities, including:

  • Silent Auction. Be the highest bidder to take home our one-of-a-kind items. Green Bay Packer autographed footballs, local sports tickets, and hand-crafted wooden items.
  • Bucket Raffles.
  • Every 10! Sponsored by local individuals and businesses, a $20 gets you into the drawing for a chance to win $100 every 10 minutes from 8:30p – 9:30p.
  • Wine Pull. Pull a cork, win a bottle of wine (or more!)
  • Money Tree. Sponsored by Premier Community Bank, you’ll have a 1 in 54 chances to win at least $200.

Gather up some friends and join us for a evening of fun. All (100%) proceeds go directly back into the Rural Health Initiative to provide complimentary “Kitchen Wellness” to local farmers, agriculturists, agronomists, and anyone else who contributes to agriculture within Shawano, Outagamie and Waupaca Counties.

Lunch & Learn: Prevention Based Initiatives (Appleton, WI)

  • Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  • Location: Grand Meridian. 2621 N Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54911
  • Time: 11:30a – 1:30p

Event flyer (pdf): click HERE.

Community Action for Healthy Living (CAHL), Rural Health Initiative (RHI), and the Community Health Improvement in Action (CHIA) projects of Outagamie, Brown and Calumet Counties are teaming up to provide an educational event for community-minded individuals and organizations.

Join us for a complimentary, healthy lunch and an opportunity to learn about the following local community-based prevention initiatives:

  • Tobacco and E-Cigarettes – Community Action for Healthy Living, Inc will be discussing e-cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Alcohol policy – CHIA will be discussing alcohol related public health problems and why we should be concerned
  • RHI Kitchen Wellness – Learn how the Rural Health Initiative provides preventive free health screenings to Outagamie and Waupaca’s agricultural community Public is welcome.

Meet and network with local legislators and communityminded partners on critical topics that affect us all.

RSVP requested by Monday, December 7th. Contact Wendy Vander Zanden at  920-462-4188 or wendy.cahl@gmail.com

1st Annual Cultibrate (Wausau, WI)

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Join us for local food and beverages, horse drawn wagon rides, live musical entertainment by Brad Emanuel, and variety of silent auction and bucket raffle items.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Location: Willow Springs Garden: 5480 Hillcrest Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
  • Time: 6:00 – 9:00p
  • Ticket Price: $25 per ticket, which includes:
    • A delightful event at a gorgeous venue, Willow Springs Garden. Come enjoy the scenery while socializing with like-minded community members.
    • 1 Featured Drink Ticket (good for your choice between two local microbrews from Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company)
    • Access to five delicious food stations featuring local food. Stations include meat ka-bobs, smashed potatoes, fresh vegetables,  a variety of local cheeses, and dessert.
    • Complimentary soda and water
    • Access to cash bar
    • Complimentary horse drawn wagon rides. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the newly renovated round barn!
    • An impressive selection of silent auction and bucket raffle items.
    • 50 chances to participate in the Wine Pull. Everg participant wins a bottle of wine!

For immediate questions, contact Project Manager Gail Kell at gail@rhiwi.org.

100% of proceeds stay local and benefit Rural Health Initiative – Marathon.

2015 Event Sponsors

A special THANK YOU to each of our event sponsors. Sponsorships allow for 100% of proceeds to directly benefit the

Sun Sponsors ($500+)Major Event Sponsors

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Additionally, United FCS has graciously agreed to match all proceeds, up to $10, 000. 

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Sprout Sponsors ($250)

Athens Veterinary Service, Carpet City, Central Wisconsin Evergreens, Dr. Tiffany Ludka-Gaulke, Marathon County Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Agriculturist, Johnson Creek Dairy, Misty Hollow Farms, Peter Trucking & Peter Grain, Rural Insurance, Thrivent Action Team, Cherokee Garage Inc., and Pagels Pub and Grub.

Seed Sponsors ($100)

Al and Jeani Maszk, Big M Acres, Marathon Feed Inc., Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, Van Der Geest Dairy, Vine Vest, Swiderski Equipment Inc, Zebro Realty, LLC, Country Fresh Meats, Mia Beyer, Dennis & Antonina Olszewski, and Bledsoe Cheese, Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors

We’ve been fortnuate to receive an abundance of in-kind support, as well. Each donation, whether financially or volunteerism, is greatly appreciated. A complete list of in-kind sponsors will be listed in the event booklet.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased in-person  at the following locations and online (in advance), as well as at the door (day-of):

THANK YOU for your support!

 

4th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (April 24, New London, WI)

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Crystal Falls: 1500 Handschke Dr, New London, WI 54961

Friday, April 24th     7:00 – 10:00pm

Cost: See below.

Today – Thru 4/23/15

  • $25 – In Advance (Cash or Check, thru 4/23). Complete and mail the bottom portion of event flyer to RHI with payment. RHI will notify you if your tickets will be mailed to you, or reserved at the door.
  • $27 – In Advance (Online w/ Debit or Credit, thru 4/23). You will receive an e-ticket. Print and bring with you to the event.

Fri, 4/24 (Event Night) – No online sales on day of event.

  • $30 – At Door (Cash or Check)
  • $32 – At Door (Debit/Credit)

Event Flyer [pdf]RHI Wine & Cheese Tasting_Event Flyer_04-24-15

Click Contact Us or call 715-524-1488 if you have questions.

Event Sponsors include (listed in no particular order):

  • Larsen Cooperative
  • First State Bank
  • ThedaCare Physicians
  • Outagamie Area Dairy Promotions
  • Waupaca Area Dairy Promotions
  • Milk Source

100% proceeds go directly back into Rural Health Initiative to provide preventive health screenings within Shawano, Outagamie, and Waupaca counties.

No refunds, billings or transfers.
Photo and Video Release: The Rural Health Initiative (RHI) often takes photographs and video during our events for use in brochures and on the Web. By registering you agree that the RHI may use any image of you that might appear in photographs or video taken at a RHI event.

 

Strengthening You and Your Farm (Cecil, WI) – CANCELLED

The UW-Extension and Rural Health Initiative are proud to co-sponsor this farm family health & business management conference.

  • Date: CANCELLED. (Originally scheduled for Thursday, 3/26)
  • Location: The Main Event: 206 N Lemke Street, Cecil, WI
  • Time: 9:30 – 2:30p (FREE health screenings offered 8:00a – 9:30a; see below for details.)
  • Cost: $15 per person (includes lunch)

11th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (Cecil, WI)

NEW in 2015 (to increase your sippin’ pleasure)…Limited Tickets + Open Seating for All + Group Ticket Pricing

  • DATE: Friday, February 13, 2015
  • TIME: 7:00-10:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Main Event: 206 N. Lemke, Cecil, WI 5411
  • COST: $30 per ticket (in advance); $40 (at door, on night of event).
    Group Ticket Pricing ($15 savings!): 8 tickets for $225 (in advance only)
  • Event Flyer [pdf]2015 RHI Wine and Cheese [Shawano] Flyer

Click Contact Us today to reserve your tickets.

Event Sponsors include: ThedaCare Physicians, AgVentures, Shawano Area DAIRY Promotions, Ardex All American Minerals

3rd Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (New London, WI)

  • DATE: Friday, April 24, 2015
  • TIME: 7:00-10:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Crystal Falls Banquet Hall: 1500 Handschke Drive, New London, WI 54961
  • COST: Ticket Price: $25 per ticket (in advance)

4th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (April 24, New London, WI)

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Crystal Falls: 1500 Handschke Dr, New London, WI 54961

Friday, April 24th     7:00 – 10:00pm

Cost: See below.

Today – Thru 4/23/15

  • $25 – In Advance (Cash or Check, thru 4/23). Complete and mail the bottom portion of event flyer to RHI with payment. RHI will notify you if your tickets will be mailed to you, or reserved at the door.
  • $27 – In Advance (Online w/ Debit or Credit, thru 4/23). You will receive an e-ticket. Print and bring with you to the event.

Fri, 4/24 (Event Night) – No online sales on day of event.

  • $30 – At Door (Cash or Check)
  • $32 – At Door (Debit/Credit)

Event Flyer [pdf]RHI Wine & Cheese Tasting_Event Flyer_04-24-15

Click Contact Us or call 715-524-1488 if you have questions.

Event Sponsors include (listed in no particular order):

  • Larsen Cooperative
  • First State Bank
  • ThedaCare Physicians
  • Outagamie Area Dairy Promotions
  • Waupaca Area Dairy Promotions
  • Milk Source

100% proceeds go directly back into Rural Health Initiative to provide preventive health screenings within Shawano, Outagamie, and Waupaca counties.

No refunds, billings or transfers.
Photo and Video Release: The Rural Health Initiative (RHI) often takes photographs and video during our events for use in brochures and on the Web. By registering you agree that the RHI may use any image of you that might appear in photographs or video taken at a RHI event.

Strengthening You and Your Farm (Cecil, WI) – CANCELLED

The UW-Extension and Rural Health Initiative are proud to co-sponsor this farm family health & business management conference.

  • Date: CANCELLED. (Originally scheduled for Thursday, 3/26)
  • Location: The Main Event: 206 N Lemke Street, Cecil, WI
  • Time: 9:30 – 2:30p (FREE health screenings offered 8:00a – 9:30a; see below for details.)
  • Cost: $15 per person (includes lunch)

3rd Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (New London, WI)

  • DATE: Friday, April 24, 2015
  • TIME: 7:00-10:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Crystal Falls Banquet Hall: 1500 Handschke Drive, New London, WI 54961
  • COST: Ticket Price: $25 per ticket (in advance)

 

11th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (Cecil, WI)

NEW in 2015 (to increase your sippin’ pleasure)…Limited Tickets + Open Seating for All + Group Ticket Pricing

  • DATE: Friday, February 13, 2015
  • TIME: 7:00-10:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Main Event: 206 N. Lemke, Cecil, WI 5411
  • COST: $30 per ticket (in advance); $40 (at door, on night of event).
    Group Ticket Pricing ($15 savings!): 8 tickets for $225 (in advance only)
  • Event Flyer [pdf]2015 RHI Wine and Cheese [Shawano] Flyer

Click Contact Us today to reserve your tickets.

Event Sponsors include: ThedaCare Physicians, AgVentures, Shawano Area DAIRY Promotions, Ardex All American Minerals

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Kick Off Celebration [RHI – Marathon]

Join us for this complimentary event featuring guest speaker Ben Brancel, introduction of staff and an overview of program services. A light lunch will also be served.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:00a – 1:00p
Country Aire Banquet Hall

F1312 County Road P
Stratford, WI 54484

Ticket Price: Complimentary (RSVP required)

Lunch sponsored by: United FCS and Partnership for Progressive Agriculture (PPA)