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Waukesha County Police Chiefs Association offers groups a helping hand

Dec. 17, 2012

Thanks to the efforts of the Waukesha County Police Chiefs' Association several community organizations will receive donations to continue their good works.

The Waukesha County Police Chiefs Association has disbursed a total of $12,850 raised from its annual fall golf outing.

"This is our 27th year of the annual golf outing. It's the one charity event we do every year," explained City of Oconomowoc Police Chief Dave Beguhn.

"Usually we have between 136 and 144 golfers participate," he added.

Due to successful solicitation of corporate sponsorships, the program has gotten stronger in recent years.

"I have been a part of this for seven years, and we've raised considerable funds since 2004," said Village of Chenequa Chief Bob Douglas.

Douglas said they stepped up efforts and as a result, proceeds from the event jumped from approximately $3,000 to between $9,000 and $13,000 annually.

Beguhn said the association decides as a group where the funds will be donated.

"Basically, we prefer to stay with local charities that affect our county and law enforcement," Beguhn said.

This year, eight organizations were selected.

Waukesha County Technical College law-enforcement scholarships ($1,000): "Two $500 scholarships will be given for students in the criminal justice program," Beguhn said.

Waukesha County Crime Stoppers ($500): "This is for the program administered through the District Attorney's Office," he said. The program pays cash rewards to anonymous citizens who give information regarding a person or persons responsible for a given crime.

Special Olympics Wisconsin ($250): "Law enforcement has always been a big supporter of Special Olympics," the chief noted.

Waukesha County chaplains $1,000: "Every September they put on a memorial service during National Law Enforcement Week," Begun explained. These these funds will help defray the costs of that service.

The Women's Center of Waukesha County $1,000: "This is to support women in need of support with domestic situations," Beguhn said.

The Caring Place $400: This group is a nonprofit in the City of Waukesha and helps people with physical or other disabilities

Yell and Tell Program $250: "This program was started in the Milwaukee area and expanded to some of the schools out here to help keep children safe. It teaches children to yell and get others attention if approached by a stranger, and to tell an adult about it," Beguhn explained.

Law Enforcement Administrative Professionals (LEAP) Scholarship (2) $450: "Offers training support for most of the clerical assistants," the chief said.

Waukesha County Child Advocacy Center Task Force, which was awarded $8,000. "They support law enforcement on a daily basis. They have nurses on staff and support children who are victims of abuse and assault. This is where children are taken for forensic interviews," Beguhn said.

"Law enforcement is trying to do its part to support charities that are important to Waukesha County and we're doing what we can," he added.

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Rotary Pancake Day: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 28, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Fundraiser for the Waukesha Rotary Club is 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Expo Center Arena. Advance tickets at Waukesha State Bank, downtown location., $5-$7. $5 advance, $7 at the door; free for children 5 and younger. www.waukesharotary.org.

Ninth Annual Oconomowoc Rotary Wine & Brew Fest: 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Rd, Oconomowoc. Wine, food and beer. Features foods from the best of our local restaurants. Purchase tickets at $50 from an O-Town Rotarian, through Facebook, or in person at most area First Bank Financial Centre locations, Books & Company & Lorleberg True Value Hardware. See more at www.oconomowocrotary.org. $50.

Chili Tasting: 11 a.m. Feb. 28, The Garden Mart, W297 S9115 Highway 83, Mukwonago. Chili tasting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local vendors will be selling unique merchandise. Judging is open to the public and all proceeds from voting will be donated to the Mukwonago Food Pantry. Event is free. Call (262) 363-5252 for information.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash Literacy Event: 10 a.m. Feb. 28, Hartland North Elementary, 232 Church Street, Hartland. Families with children in 4-year old kindergarten through second grade are invited to a special event. The Cat in the Hat and the Lorax will celebrate with a big birthday cake for all of our guests along with lots of literacy activities based around Dr. Seuss books.

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