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									BIG FRIENDS                                                                                                        Page 5

•   Volunteer to be a Big Brother,        •   Donate a silent auction item for       •   Good Shop for BBBS! More
    Big Sister, or a Big Couple.              one of our fundraisers.                    than 700 name-brand stores
                                                                                         participate in
•   Talk about what we do to              •   If your family received a new              and donate up to 40% of each
    everyone you know! Help us                digital camera for the holidays,           purchase to us. The next time
    recruit Big Brothers by                   why not donate the old one to              you buy anything on the inter-
    encouraging men you know to               BBBS?                                      net, go to and
    volunteer.                                                                           then click over to your favorite
                                          •    The Winona office is in
•   Sponsor the printing and mail-            desperate need of desk chairs!             store. It’s that easy.
    ing of this quarterly newsletter.
                                          • is a way to
•   Use your Winona SmartTown                 search the internet and donate
    card when shopping in Winona.             to your favorite charity (BBBS)
                                              at the same time! The Yahoo-
•   Save Kwik Trip Milk Moola                 powered search engine do-
    bottle caps and bags for us;              nates a penny for every search
    each one earns us 5 cents.                to your charity. Make
                                              GoodSearch your homepage.

           Check out our website,, to see
             a longer wish list and more ways you can help
                       Big Brothers Big Sisters!

                                   BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE 2009
It’s a tradition! Spring means bowling for the good of the children in our communities, and this year was no exception!

Trempealeau County raised $29,000 in their efforts; La Crosse raised approximately $40,000, and Winona raised
$34,000 to help the kids in our service areas.

We are grateful to our lead sponsors: Kwik Trip,
WHTL Radio, Do Dodge Inn, Donald Helble,
Peerless Chain, Arcadia Lions Club, MCC, and
Harvest Moon Advertising.

And of course, we thank the hundreds of bowlers
who care enough about the kids in their
communities to collect pledges and make this
fundraiser work.

See you next spring!
BIG FRIENDS                                                                                                          Page 6

                             T H A N K Y O U TO O U R D O N O R S
Annual Campaign Donors        Goodview Activity Group      Mark Patterson                Lane Sponsors
Diane Amundson                Steve Handke                 Kenneth & Mary Kay            Donna Helble
Phil & Hope Anderson          Sue and Wilfried Hahn          Peshon                      Videoland
David and Muriel Arnold       Shannonn Hanzel              Richard & Denise Pflughoeft   Bub's
Dean & Mary Auna              Paul and Krystal Himmler     Richard & Sandra Pope         Winona Health
Bill & Janet Baker            Jo Ann Hittner Ph. D.        Susan Rak                     Peerless Chain
Cathy & Eric Bartleson        Robert and Susan             Jim Riddle                    Merchant's Bank
Lynne & Melvin Beier             Hoodecheck                Sue Rivers                    RTP
Brennan Benson                Dr. Sidney Hughes            Rotary Club of Winona         Hawkins Ash & Baptie
Scott and Jane Biesanz        Barb & James Jacques         Pat and Dan Rukavina          Federated Insurance
Gail Bradbury                 Elizabeth Jaszewski            Family                      Eagles
Jeff Boelter                  Augie Karcher                Bruce & Kathy Schott          Leanne and Brad Becker
Dave Burdick                  Wayne & Bonnie Kelly         Phyllis and Earl Schreiber    Russell and Associates

Ruth and Frank Bures          Diane and Michael Kennedy    Stansfield Vending            Walz Buick
Lee Burros                    Cathy Kirkeby                Cindy Teske
Steven Butler                 Robert and Marlene Kohner    Dave & Lynn Theurer           Other Sponsors
Cars-N-Credit                 William Laehn                Karen and Dave Trickett       Lewiston Lions Club
David and Kathleen            John & Cynthia Leaf            Family                      Badger Foundry Company
   Christenson, M.D.          Robert and Debra Leaf        Scott and Kathleen Turner     Midtown Foods
Mike and Linda Cichanowski    Tom Lee                      John Vitek                    Midtown Foods (Mall)
Joan Costello                 Margaret Lundquist           Dale Welch                    Behren's Manufacturing
Donald and Sandra Curtin      Ron & Mary Loftness          Winona Rivertown Lions        Goltz Pharmacy
William Draayer               Management Recruiters of       Club                        Kaleen Engel Law
DTI                              Winona                    Winona State University       Lyle Nienow
Alanna Duffy                  Linda McElroy                Peg Winters                   Glass Replacement Co.
Eagles Club                   Bonnie Merchlewitz           Jon Yeske & Erica Renk        Biesanz Stone
Mark & Carol Engen            Curtis and Barbara Mihm                                    St. Charles Trail Blazers
Ellyn English                 Wayne & Vi Musser            Bowl for Kids' Sake           Brosnahan Law Firm
Kathleen Foley-Shea           Steve and Jane Napieralski   Big Friend Sponsor
Gerald Frosch                 Scott Miller                 Kwik Trip                     In-Kind Sponsors
Greg Gaut & Marsha Neff       John and Marlene                                           Westgate Bowl
Ken and Kathy Geiger             Mulrooney                 Lead Sponsor                  Winona Radio
Debbie Greenwood              Kim O'Connell                Donald Helble                 MCC
Michael and Joette            Thomas & Elizabeth Odgren                                  Winona Post
   Gostomski                  Bill & Lori Ortega                                         Big Guy Advertising
                              Jerry & Patricia Papenfuss

Bowl for Kids’ Sake           Eleva-Strum Lions            Robbes                        Majestic Pines
Lead Sponsors                 Falls Meat Service           Scott’s Auto Body and Sale    Metropolis Hotel
Do Dodge Inn                  Family Farms                 Sobotta Financial LLC         Minnesota Lynx
Arcadia Lions                 Brad & Julie Garber          Darrell Sonsalla              Minnesota Twins
Gold ‘n’ Plump                Global Finishing             State Bank of Independence    Osseo Golf and Recreation
Acquisition Reality           Gold ‘n Plump                Strum Hardware                  Center
                              Gundersen Lutheran           Tri-County Cruisers           Rockfest

Other Sponsors                Hamlin Farms                 Tri-County Memorial           Schultz’s Barn
Arcadia Credit Union          Haukeness Financial             Hospital                   Sharp 1 Hour Photo-
Arcadia Dental                Hong Construction            TCC                             Eau Claire
Arcadia Lions                 Jade Springs                 Titan Air                     TCC
Barneson Insurance            Kelly Iverson Trucking       Trempealeau Lions             Trempealeau Mountain
Big Creek Vet Service         Johnson, Gunderson           Brian Underwood               Deb Wright
Kathy Bisek                     & Runkel                   Union Bank of Blair           Viking Recreation Area
Blair Lions                   JP Mechanical LLC            United Bank                   Williams Diamonds
Brown & Hart Truck and        Ann & Ralph Kisor            WHTL Radio
  Auto                        Kwik Trip                    Waumandee State Bank          Raffle Donors
C New Roof                    Marry Go Round               Westland Insurance            Falls Meat Service
Central Builders Supply       Michels Electric             Williams Diamond Center       Holtons
Classic Super Sports          Miland Motors                Whitehall Lanes
CBS                           Orville & Shirley Myren      Whitehall Lions
John Damon                    NAU Country Insurance        Carol Wineski
Steve & Mary Deetz              Company
Immanuel Lutheran             Oium Blacktop                Grand Prize Donors
  Church Endowment            Oium Well Drilling           AmericInn
Independence Lions            Osseo Lions                  Ashley Furniture
Do Dodge Inn                  Ostertag Orthodontics        Barb Bangert
Eleva-Strum                   Partners Credit Union        Brewers
   American Legion            Pehler Brothers              Country Jam
Eleva Broiler Fest            Pigeon Falls Lions           Days Inn West
Eleva Lutheran Church         Pleasantvile American Vets   Green Bay Packers
   Local Missions
BIG FRIENDS                                                                                                              Page 7

                              T H A N K Y O U TO O U R D O N O R S
Annual Campaign Donors        Bowl for Kids' Sake         Signature Chiropractic &
American Purchasing                                        Massage Center                  In-Kind Donors
   Services                   Big Friend Sponsor          Skipperliner                     Breakfast Optimist Club
Anonymous                     Kwik Trip                   Subway                           Captured Moments
Julie & Mark Beyer                                        Syl’s Place                         Photograhy
James & Diana Birnbaum        Lane Sponsors               Target                           Coulee Christian School
Heidi & Scott Blanke          Big Sky Cattle LLC          Wal-Mart Super Center            Sarah Danielson
Dean Bloch                    Brenengen Auto Group                                         George Carden Circus
Borton Construction           CenturyTel                  Catered for Kids’ Sake           La Crosse Tribune
Breakfast Optimist Club       Coulee Bank                 Vicki Brenstein                  Vicki Markussen
Kevin & Michelle Bryant       Citizens State Bank         Marilou Burke                    Abe Palmbach
Betty Cook                    Cvikota Co.                 Children’s Musuem of             Rick Parchim
Curt & Kristine Cvikota       Franciscan Skemp              La Crosse                      Valley View Mall
Karen & Mark Drazkowski       Onalaska Clinic             Joe Cody                         Viterbo Fine Arts Center
English Lutheran Church       Harris Bank                 Culina Mariana
   Special Ministry Team      Jacobson Dental Clinic      D & D Candy
Esch Builders                 Markgren Landscape Group,   Drugan’s Castle Mound
Famous Dave's BBQ                Inc.                       Country Club
Fifth Ave. Awards             Mead & Hunt, Inc.           Forevermore Floral & Gifts
First Supply                  Premier Auto Group          Grounded Specialty Coffee

                                                                                                                          LA CROSSE
W.H. Ferguson                 Quiznos                     Tim Hall
Doris Frick                   The BLU Group               Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Jack & Rosie Glendenning      US Bank                     Holmen Locker & Meat Market
Bonny & Tim Goodenough        VPP Group, LLC              Gail Jordan
Virginia Gundersen            Walzcraft Industries        La Crosse Floral                       Thank you to
Dale & Patricia Hansen        West Salem Auto Repair      La Crosse Symphony                         all who
Richard & Cathy Harris                                      Orchestra
Jim & Jane Haskins            Media Sponsors              La Crosse Tribune
Audrey Kader                  WKBT-TV Newschannel 8       Tammy Larson                           BFKS bowlers
Pete & Cheryl Keeffe          Classic Hits 94.7           Lee’s Brewing Supplies                in all locations.
Bobbi Kitowski                KQ98                        Lillian’s
George & Leslie Kroker        95.7 The Rock               Macy’s
Kwik Trip                     WIZM-AM                     C.J. & Karyn Menagh
                                                                                                Bowl for Kids’
La Crosse Loggers             WKTY                        Mid-West Family Broadcasting         Sake would not
    Foundation                Z93                         Monet Floral                          be a success
Kimberly Lonkoski                                         Claudia Newton                        without you!
Warren & Denise Loveland      Graphics & Design           Noelke Distributing
Gary & Debby Luecke           Harvest Moon Advertising    Outback Steakhouse
Steven & Margaret Manson                                  Panera Bread                         Little Moments,
Patty & Greg Martin           Grand Prize & Incentive     People’s Food Co-op                     Big Magic
David Matelski & Jane            Prize Donors             Piggy’s Restaurant                        happen
   Bentz-Matelski             AmericInn Motels & Suites   Pump House Regional
Maxwell White Plumbing        Brice Cohey Consulting        Arts Center
                                                                                                  because of
    Inc.                      Cary Heating & Air          Radisson Hotel La Crosse                    you.
C. J. & Karyn Menagh             Conditioning             Reinhart Foods
Monsoor's Sport Shop          CenturyTel                  Serves You Right
John & Deborah Morrisey       Designing Jewelers          Service Employees
James Nelson                  Festival Foods                  International Union-
James & Sandra Nelson         King Furniture                  Healthcare
North Country Steak Buffet    Kwik Trip                   Michael Sigman
Phil Quillin                  La Crosse Family YMCA       Signature Chiropractic
Dick Record                   Mark Jewelers               SkipperLiner
Claude & Bernice Schafer      Pizza Doctors               Starbucks Coffee
Schilling Family Foundation   Reinhart Food Service       Sunshine Floral
                                                                                                Donors listed are from
Linda Shay                    Three Rivers Lodge          The Waterfront                       December 1, 2008 through
Signature Chiropractic &                                  Three Rivers Lodge                        April 30, 2009.
   Massage Center             Door Prize Donors           Traditions Restaurant
South Lanes                   A&W                         Train Station BBQ
Brian Spreuer                 Blue Moon                   Treehouse Gifts
                                                                                         We apologize if we have inadvertently
State Bank Financial          Burger King                 Beth Twiton                    missed anyone, or if we have spelled
Rebecca & Montana Stewart     Children's Museum of        U-Bake                                 any names wrong.
Edward & Miriam Tanke           La Crosse                 UW-L Theatre Department
James Thiher                  Coney Island                WXOW Channel 19
Three Rivers Outfitters       Coulee Golf Bowl
                                                                                             Please contact Lisa by phone at
Beth Twiton & Randy           Courtesy Corporation                                             507-452-2227, or by e-mail at
   Janssen                    Dahl Automotive                                    to report
Denise Vujnovich              La Cross Area Harley                                       any errors; she will correct our records
Tom & Jenny Walter            Davidson
Nat Wilson                    Panera Bread
Woods & Meadows Inc.
                                                                                                US Postage
                                                                                               La Crosse, WI
                                                                                               Permit No. 207

La Crosse Office
1707 Main Street, Ste. 438
La Crosse, WI 54601
Winona Office
158 Main Street
Winona, MN 55987
Trempealeau Office
PO Box 221
Independence, WI 54747

                                             MISSION STATEMENT

 To effectively match children with caring mentors to share time, experiences, friendship and fun that help chil-
                               dren become caring, confident, competent adults.

                                              VISION STATEMENT

         Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region will continue to be recognized as the premier
provider of one-to-one mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them. This will contribute to
                       better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities for all.


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                                        Quality Mentoring Commitment
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