WI-UM Kiwanis District immediate past Governor Lynn and First Lady Merita Messer are passionate about helping children on the Autism Spectrum learn and communicate. Their granddaughter, Kelsey, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, so the Messers have firsthand experience with the unique challenges for children on the spectrum. It has been proven that autistic children benefit from the use of software Apps available for the Apple® iPad. An iPad with a protective case and one app will cost approximately $400. Governor Messer’s goal is to raise over $500,000 which will be used to furnish iPads, Autism software Apps and protective cases for at least 1,000 children on the Autism Spectrum in the WI-UM Kiwanis District.
Kiwanis Wisconsin Upper Michigan District
Dan joined the Lakeside Wealth Management, LLC in June of 2013 after spending the previous nineteen years with AG. Edwards/Wells Fargo Advisors. Dan was raised on a dairy farm in nearby Lomira, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Dan is an active member of the Fond du Lac Lakeside Evening Kiwanis serving as Club Secretary and makes his home in Fond du Lac.