Having a Scoop with Ramone's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor
ECHR, in cooperation with Ramone's in downtown Eau Claire, are highlighting area agencies that are bettering our community. Each month, we'll sit down at Ramone's and learn more about these outstanding individuals and organizations all while relaxing with some great ice cream from a family-run operation.
EPISODE #12 - Boys and Girls Club
MarLee Johnson from the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley's Eau Claire location joins us. We talk all about the organization both during the ongoing pandemic but also the club in general and what to look for.
On this installment of "Have a Scoop with Ramones Ice Cream" we meet Kristen from the Beaver Creek Reserve. She heads up Outreach and Development for them and joins the program to discuss all that one can do there. Even during the pandemic and with winter weather here, there are still plenty of activities that allow area residents to take advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds us.
20% of the population has dyslexia. Its more about science than education and is something many innovators, musicians and even doctors face. Dr. Tammy Tillotson from the Children's Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin joins Scott and Blayne to discuss.
We learn what dyslexia is and common myths
What schools can do to help the issue. Are teachers prepared to teach the science of reading?
Ways you can help the center locally.
Becca from Red's Mercantile and the Red Letter Grant joins the program talking about local female entreprenuership.
How her business “Red’s Mercantile” got started
The start of the Red Letter Grant to support local female entreprenuers
Balancing her time with both
How can people volunteer/support Red Letter Grant
Keys for success for entrepreneurs (hiring employees and avoiding your own burnout)
Why going to the “opening” of a new shop is exciting for her
The best way to “win” one of the Red Letter Grants
This episode features a look at the operation of Big Brothers Big Sisters with the local agency's CEO Wes Escondo. Among the topics covered:
- The work that goes into coordinating and maintaining matches
- The need for volunteers
- Who makes a good "Big"
- Other ways to volunteer
- What motivates people associated with BBBS
- Their "Battle Golf" fundraiser
- Re-thinking fundraising during 2020.