Sheboygan, WI, December 1, 2017–The Kiwanis Club of Greater Sheboygan announced at the recent iAutism: APPreciating the Spectrum event held at the Stefanie Weill Center that the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award honoree is Randy Romanoski of Sheboygan Chevrolet-Chrysler and the Sheboygan Auto Group.
The award is given to the citizen of the Sheboygan Area Community who meets the ideals of Kiwanis “strengthening communities and serving children.” Rich Miesfeld, Past President and the club’s Focus on Autism chairperson stated, “Randy exemplifies the ideals of Kiwanis with his service, generosity, and support of the community and especially programs that benefit the families, children, and youth of the Sheboygan Area Community.”
We believe in giving back to the community that provide us with our success,” Romanoski shared. Continuing, “we are actively involved in supporting the local youth and families of Sheboygan County. Rita and I would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Greater Sheboygan for this award.”
The event, iAutism: APPreciating the Spectrum featured activities creating a community awareness of the needs of autism spectrum children, youth, and their families, as well as raised monies to support the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Focus on Autism project. This project raises funds for the purchases of iPads and applications for children and youth identified on the autism spectrum. The use of iPads and applications are excellent tools to enhance the communication needs of these children and youth. The event featured Dr. Darold Treffert, world renowned expert in the study of autism and savant syndrome. Included in the event were testimonials from families whose children have received help from both the receipt and use of iPads and their applications. Emcee for the evening was Martha VandeLeest, President of RCS Empowers.
The event was a joint community effort of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Sheboygan, in partnership with Sheboygan Senior Community and RCS Empowers. Added support came from the Treffert Center of Fond du Lac, the Stefanie H. Weill Center, Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis Club, special educators from the Sheboygan Area and Sheboygan Falls School Districts, Mental Health America, the Game Board, and the Kiwanis sponsored Aktion Club of RCS Empowers.
More information about the Focus on Autism program is found at the website www.kiwanisautismproject.com/.