Zoological Society



The N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. is an independent organization that supports a Northeastern Wisconsin educationally oriented, accredited zoological facility (NEW Zoo), which will present animals in natural settings.

The N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, seeks to involve the community through financial and in-kind support, for capital improvements of the properties and related projects.   Clicking on the links below will provide you with more information on the variety of ways the N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. supports the NEW Zoo.

Society News Update March 17, 2014

Mid March comes with many changes for the Society.  The changes are bitter-sweet.  Four long-term Society officers are stepping down from their positions, while four newer board members are stepping up to fill their shoes.  These are big shoes to fill but, we are confident that these individuals will do just that, and create new and exciting footsteps for the Society.

Judy Krawczyk, president from 1999 to 2014, will continue on as board member emeritus.  Arnie Rentmeester, secretary from 1985 to 2013, will continue on as a member of the board.  Rick Colberg, vice president, from 1989 to 2014, will continue on as a member of the board.  And, Rita Dufour, treasurer from 1992 to 2014, will join our technical advisory committee.  These generous individuals have given a combined total of 90 years of volunteer service, to the Society, in support of our NEW Zoo.  This does not include the many years of volunteerism each of them has given to other organizations.  We thank them for their generosity and we applaud them for truly making our community a better place to live!

Steve Bieda, board member since 2009, became our new Society president March 17, 2014.  Lizz Gibson, board member since 2013, is our new vice president.  Dave Czarnecki, board member since 2007, became the secretary for the Society in 2013.  Last but not least, Mary Rehberg, society member since 2013, is now the new treasurer.  We welcome these four with open arms and we thank them for taking on their new roles and responisibilities.

A strong board of directors is needed, for the leadership to be effective.  The current board of directors include:  Rick Colberg, Frank Czarnecki, Dr. Tracey Gilbert, Paul Kosmoski, Arnie Rentmeester, Ben Schnekelberg, and Hank Wallace.  These members have given many years of service to the Society and the NEW Zoo.  The Society is fortunate to have a technical advisory committee that works alongside the board members offering expertise in various areas.

We are blessed to continue the Society mission of supporting our beautiful zoo.  This wouldn’t be possible without the dedication from all past and present board members, committees, volunteers, foundations, businesses, and community-minded individuals.

Please contact the Society to learn more about becoming a member of our organization.

We hope you support us and follow along as we enter this new and exciting chapter.


Conservation Grant Fund

Endowment Fund

Pet Memorial Garden

Bench Program

Wall of Honor Program

Brick Program

Current Fund-raising Project


Contact the Society

PO Box 12647
Green Bay WI 54307
920-434-6814 or e-mail carlazoo@netnet.net

Annual Reports


Board of Directors

Steve Bieda

Vice President
Lizz Gibson

Dave Czarnecki

Mary Rehberg

Board Members
Rick Colberg
Frank Czarnecki
Dr. Tracey Gilbert
Paul Kosmoski
Arnie Rentmeester
Ben Schenkelberg
Hank Wallace

Board Members Emeritus
Dick English
Judy Krawczyk

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Neil Anderson
Rita Dufour
Janet Groh
Angela Kawski-Kroening
Carla Krawczyk
Vern Krawczyk
Tom Lund
Carmen Murach
Bernice Rentmeester
Sam Rodriguez
Karl VanRoy