Sheboygan ATHENA Award Nominees Revealed, Plus Rock the Block Results


SHEBOYGAN — Nominees have been announced for a local award that honors someone who honors women leaders, inspires women to reach their full potential, and creates balance in leadership.

The ATHENA Leadership Award fulfills the mission of ATHENA International and the following individuals were recently named by the Sheboygan County Chamber as this year’s nominees for the award:

  • Amanda Kroener, Van Horn Automotive Group;
  • Anna Grunwald, Sheboygan Area School District;
  • Casey Irish, dynamic;
  • Claudia Krepsky, Rohde Brothers;
  • Denice Nugent, YMCA of Sheboygan County;
  • Eileen Robarge, Wisconsin Lakeside Property Management;
  • Emily Micolichek, Miller Engineers and Scientists;
  • Emily Kunde, The Production Farm;
  • Grazia Perrella, Family Services Association;
  • Heather Cleveland, Green Bicycle Co.;
  • Jackie Erdman, Above & Beyond Children’s Museum;
  • Karin Kirchmeier, Partners for Community Development;
  • Katy Glodosky, Stefanie H. Weill Center;
  • Katy Pruitt, Sheboygan County;
  • Kayla Schetter, Core Connection Pilates;
  • Kimberly Kuehl, Mercury Marine;
  • Kristen Wlodek, Lakeshore Community Health Care & Working Moms of Milwaukee;
  • Kristin Blanchard Stearns, Lakeshore Community Health Care;
  • Lindsay Harrison-Eirich, Engaged Marketing Co.;
  • Rebekah Hintzman, Ruff Academy, Woof Daycare, Pawtisim, Ruff Rage Room;
  • Tricia Ann Brost, Brost Group Real Estate; and
  • Whitney Zimbal, Nevvo’z Pizza.

The winner will be announced at a luncheon Nov. 10 at the Bull at Pinehurst Farms Golf Course-The Manor. People can register to attend the luncheon online at or by calling the Chamber at 920-457-9491.

A whole crowd at the inaugural ATHENA Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Blue Harbor Resort and Spa in Sheboygan, Wis.

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Start your week here in Weekly Dose, a roundup of local community news. Here are some other things happening in the Sheboygan County community:

Volunteers donate over 1,300 hours to help Sheboygan residents:Habitat for Humanity Lakeside’s Rock the Block brought together more than 200 volunteers to carry out home repairs in the Gateway neighborhood of Sheboygan in late September.

Habitat’s annual event aims to increase safety for residents of a selected neighborhood. This year’s event included replacing porches, removing yard waste and installing new storm doors. Several projects aimed to help residents age in place safely by installing grab bars and handrails.

“Habitat strives to help entire communities thrive,” Lorrigan Puls, volunteer and community engagement coordinator, said in a press release. “It goes beyond our Home Ownership Program. Home repairs and community projects like cleaning up an alley may seem like a small thing, but they have a daily impact on many people.

Volunteers assess the Gateway Community Garden expansion.

The three-day event helped improve homes and the neighborhood. The Gateway Community Garden received two additional flower beds and the walkways parallel to Erie Avenue received necessary cuts.

A month has passed since volunteers came together to work on nine homes in need of repair, and Habitat continued to wrap up the larger projects throughout October. Now his team is gearing up to plan next year’s event.

Sheboygan North/South Drama will stage “Freaky Friday”: Sheboygan North/South Drama will premiere “Freaky Friday: A New Musical” from November 4-6 and November 10-12.

The shows will take place at 7 p.m. on November 4-5 and 10-12 and at 2 p.m. on November 6.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here.

The show will take place in the auditorium at Sheboygan South High School, 1240 Washington Ave., Sheboygan. The duration is 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

Sheboygan Police Chief Wins National Champion for Kids Award: Sheboygan Police Chief Christopher Domagalski was recently selected as this year’s Champion for Kids award recipient at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Dallas.

A press release says the award is presented annually by the organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids to a select few police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors across the United States who have demonstrated a commitment to public safety and the success of the next generation.

Sheboygan Police Chief Christopher Domagalski speaks during the National Night Out at End Park, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Sheboygan, Wis.  National Night is a community policing outreach event.

“Chief Domagalski has been a champion member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids for almost as long as he has been police chief, standing up for children and families in need of support,” said Josh Spaulding, national director of Fight Crime: Investing in Children, in the press release. “He has been an effective advocate, especially for families who have access to the early childhood care and education programs they need to ensure their children’s success early in life. He has also been a strong supporter of voluntary home visiting programs – key programs that help parents provide safe and nurturing environments in their children’s early years.

For Domagalski, the question is personal. According to the press release, “he frequently refers to the time he spent raising his five children, and is knowledgeable about the local childcare landscape and his Sheboygan community.”

“It is an honor for me to receive the Champion for Kids 2022 award,” Domagalski said in the statement. “Creating a safer community for our children has been one of my highest priorities as a law enforcement official. And I look forward to advocating for our youngest Wisconsin residents for years to come. coming.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a national organization of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and survivors of violence that advocates strategies to reduce crime and put children on the path to a successful life.

Sheboygan Church, a collection site for Operation Christmas Child:Crossroads Community Church, 4321 County Road A in Sheboygan, will host a drop-off for Operation Christmas Child in November.

Returns to the church will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from November 14 to 20 and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 21.

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, provides the opportunity to fill a shoebox with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys, which are distributed worldwide to children in need.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and distributing shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys to children around the world. Individuals, families and groups can turn empty shoe boxes into fun gifts. The project partners with local churches around the world to provide gifts to children in need. A step-by-step guide to making a shoebox giveaway can be found on the “How to Wrap a Shoebox” webpage on

Attendees can find the nearest drop off location and hours of operation when planning to drop off their shoebox gifts. The online search tool is searchable by city or postal code. Signs at each location will identify the drop-off point.

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