Thank You for Caring. Thank You for Being Amazing.
Vicky Redlin has been an active member of re:TH!NK for over five years. As staff of the Winnebago County Parks Department, her professional work and personal commitment to making it easier for residents to bike, walk, and be active makes her the perfect person to chair the Active Communities team where she introduced re:TH!NK to the concept of “Safe Routes to Parks.” She has also served on the Leadership Council since 2015 putting her creativity and community connections to good use. Vicky is a life-long resident of Oshkosh and her “historical” knowledge of the culture here proves invaluable. She even goes above and beyond, offering to proofread our eUpdates before they get sent out. Thank you Vicky for everything you do.
Caring in Action Award
Adam Bellcorelli has been a dedicated member of re:TH!NK for a couple years. He represents the Social Connectedness team on the re:TH!NK Leadership Council. He has served as Emcee for the past two Annual Soirees and for the 2018 Legislative Breakfast. He is an active member of the Social Connectedness team to make Oshkosh and Winnebago County a place where people can build relationships and everyone can reach their full potential. He is always willing to give of himself, his time, and his talents to make Winnebago County a healthier place to live, learn, work and play. His positivity and passion for our community is infectious! We are honored to have him working on behalf of re:TH!NK.
Grace Halstead has been an advocate in the re:TH!NK Youth Coalition for five years. She first got involved in FACT, the statewide, youth-led tobacco prevention movement, at Tipler Middle School and has been advocating for tobacco-related issues ever since. Grace played a key role in advocating for tobacco-free parks in the city of Oshkosh, and her hard work and dedication paid off last January when the Advisory Park Board passed a citywide tobacco-free parks rule! Grace has always been a team-player and motivator for the re:TH!NK Youth Coalition and has grown into a leader. It’s been awesome to see Grace find her voice and use it to improve Oshkosh. Thank you Grace!
In 2018, re:TH!NK updated the mission statement and logo, worked on Safe Routes to Parks audits, educated youth about healthy food choices, partnered with the Sacred Heart Neighborhood Association, conducted Festival Scans, and finally reached its goal of tobacco-free parks in Oshkosh!
re:TH!NK has exciting news to share! The Leadership Council took time this past summer to discuss the current and future state of re:TH!NK and has updated the mission statement to reflect our current and potential priorities.
The mission statement is now more reflective of the kind of organization and the kind of work we are involved with re:TH!NK effectively engages the community in creating a healthier environment and opportunities to improve quality of life in Winnebago County.
Along with our updated mission statement, each team now has their very own team logo! Team members gave input on final selections from a cohesive color palate. As re:TH!NK grows and evolves, so can our teams and their logos.
Thank you to Aurora Health Care & Julie Wisneski for supporting the Oshkosh Area School District’s Farm2School tastings. Providing new fruits and vegetables at school allows students to try new foods they may not normally be exposed to at home. This program helps promote buying from local farmers, trying new foods, and making healthy choices.