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					     2008 Wisconsin Grocers Association Education & Scholarship Foundation

If you reschedule it,                                                                                 Golf Winners                                  3

they will come                                                                                        Contest Winners and Sponsors

                                                                                                      WGA Golfers


By C.J. Smith, Summer Administrative Assistant                                                        Major Sponsors                                8

Live by the weather, die by the weather. A   was par-none as golfers were able to play all            Scholars                                      9
stroke of bad luck delayed the WGA Golf      of the on-course contests without needing to
Outing for over a month, but the golf gods   infringe on their wallet or purse every time             The Board of Governors                       11
shone down upon us all with bright sunshine  they felt the itch to test their skills. The new
and warm temperatures on our rescheduled     Longest Drive with a Marshmallow contest
date, adding to what was already pinned to   started as an easy-going competition between
be an exciting day.                                      friends, but quickly evolved into
                                    There were           the new GMO—Greater
Retailers, distributors, manufac-
                                                         Marshmallow Open; better start
turers, vendors, and brokers        several new          training for next year.
came together to drive to Fire
Ridge Golf Course to raise          additions                All these contest entries turned
funds for the WGA Education         to the golf              into all sorts of prizes. Everything
and Scholarship Foundation.                                  from new golf bags and irons to                                December 2008
                                    outing                   golf shirts went out to the most       The Wisconsin
                                                                                                                         applications sent to all WGA
The course was dotted with                                                                                                         members
                                                             successful players. And our best
sponsor products, and tasty         tradition that           ball scramble format made even
food was served throughout the                                                                      Association         March 1, 2009
day. Our generous beverage
                                    proved to be             avid duffers feel like they were       Education &
                                                                                                                       completed Your Store
                                                             playing on day fore of a major                           Scholarship applications
distributors made sure everyone     big successes.           championship.
                                                                                                    Scholarship          returned to WGA
had their pick of lager, ale,                                                                       Foundation is
soda, milk, or juice to beat the summer heat.                                                       ready to help
                                                                                                    you begin the scholarship process for
There were several new additions to the           For more information about the 2009 WGA
                                                                                                    the 2009-2010 school year.
golf outing tradition that proved to be big       Golf Outing contact Cheryl Lytle at the WGA
                                                  at (888) 342-5942.                                • Sponsor a YOUR STORE Scholarship
successes. Our innovative EZ Contest Card
                                                                                                      Program to promote good employee
                                                                                                      relations, guaranteeing a scholarship
                                                                                                      from your store.
                                                                                                    • A YOUR STORE Scholarship Program also
                                                                                                      promotes good public and community
                                                                                                      relations. The WGA Foundation distributes
                                                                                                      a scholarship press release after the
                                                                                                      winners are announced and sends it to
                                                                                                      newspapers in your area.
                                                                                                      SEE BACK COVER TO FIND OUT MORE.

                                                                                                          Download an application
                                                                                                              from our Web site:
                                                                                                           Please call (888)342-5942
                                                                                                               for more information.
Winning TEAMS                                                                                                                                  3

                                                                                                                               2nd Place, -20 par,
                                                                                                              (L-R) Jerry Tadych, Dave Tadych, ,
                                                                                                                       Larry Syring, John Tadych,
                                                                                                                     (not in photo) Steve Lauson

                                                                    1st Place, -21 par
                                                  (L-R) Dave Berrera, Matt Stinebrink,
                                                        Mark Stinebrink, Gary Suokko

                                                                                               3rd Place, -19 par
                                                                                               Bill Smits, Jason Fritsche,
                                                                                               Charlie Harvey,Dick Stodola
                        FIFTY/FIFTY RAFFLE WINNER GETS $3,000
                        Congratulations to Erik Groll, Larry’s Markets, the lucky
                        winner of the 2008 50/50 Raffle benefiting the WGA
                        Education & Scholarship Foundation. Erik Groll’s raffle
                        ticket was drawn on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at the
                        WGA Innovation Expo during the Chairman’s Banquet.
                                                                The jackpot was
                                                                over $6,000; half the
                                                                proceeds went to
                                                                the WGA Education
                                                                & Scholarship
                                                                Foundation and the
                                                                other half—totaling
                                                                a little over $3,000—
                                                                to Erik.
                                                                    This year’s raffle
                                                                    proceeds fund the
Fifty/Fifty Raffle winner, new Classroom Grant program where educators may apply                 Team Ball Challenge
Erik Groll of Larry’s      for educational funds for their nutrition-based curriculum.           Team 16A kept their yellow ball throughout
Markets (second from       The WGA Education & Scholarship Foundation Board of
right), won over                                                                                 the round, Mike Williamson, Steve Gilliame,
$3,000. Left to Right,
                           Governors will review applications and approve those                  Peter Markelz, Tom Verhagen, (not in photo)
Brandon Scholz,            fitting the criteria. Watch for more information on how to
                                                                                                 Dave Balota, and each walked away with a
Lee Guenther, and          apply for Classroom Grants.
Tim Metcalfe                                                                                     dozen golf balls.
congratulate him.       The 50/50 Raffle is sponsored by the WGA Education &
                        Scholarship Foundation License No. R0013597A-01557.

                      GOLF OUTING CHAIRMAN,
                                                                                                                                                   2 0 0 8
                      2004, 2005, 2006, & 2008
                      Dave Spiegelhoff
                      Spiegelhoff's Super Foods
                                                                                                                                                   N e w s l e t t e r

                    Dave is a third generation member of the family food retail
                    business which was started in 1914. Dave has been in the food
                    industry all his life, from sorting bottles a the age of six to Director
                    of Operation for Spiegelhoff ’s Super Foods, which represents two
Super Valu supermarkets and one fresh food market called Gooseberries; Spiegelhoff’s
employs over two-hundred associates.
                                                                                                 Silent Auction
Dave has been involved in community schools, churches, Chamber of Commerce, and
                                                                                                 The 2008 Silent Auction offered valuable and
                                                                                                                                                   S C O R E

served as an EMT on the Burlington Rescue Squad. Dave has been married to the love
of his life, Kathy, for 29 outstanding years. They have three children: Justin, who is a         rare items, including framed Brett Favre
graduate of UW–Whitewater, Abby who is attending UW–La Crosse and Mike, who is                   memorabilia and a signed football. The Silent
attending UW–Parkside. Dave and his family reside in Burlington, Wisc.                           Auction raised over $4,000.
                                                                                     Hole Prize Winners
        Mike Smits,
                                                                  Winners received a Fire Ridge golf shirt.
    Supervalu, was
     the winner of
                                                                  HOLE                                     SPONSOR                             WINNER
   Hole 11, Closest
        to the Pin.                                                1.   Shortest Drive . . . . . . . . . . H.E. Stark . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Van Kleek
                                                                   2.   Closest 2nd Shot . . . . . . . . . JWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Hardy
                                                                   3.   Closest to Pin . . . . . . . . . Blue Bunny . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Ausprung
   Kevin Mahany,                                                   4.   Closest 3rd Shot . . Mehmert Store Services . . . . . . . . Steve Lauson
 Nash Finch, Brad
                                                                   5.   Closest to Water . . . . . . Crossmark. . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Scholz
  Brooks, Affiliated
             Foods                                                 6.   Closest 3rd Shot . . . . . Affiliated Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Tadych
     Midwest,and                                                   7.   Closest 2nd Short . . . . . . Old Dutch . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Weber
  Brandon Scholz,                                                  8.   Closest to Pin . . . . . . . . Miller Brewing . . . . . . . . . . . . John Miller
 WGA, relax in the
      club house.                                                 9.    Longest Putt . . . . . . . Badger Inventory . . . . . . . . . Mark Menzel
                                                                  10.   Closest 3rd Shot . The Redmond Company . . . . . . . . . Mike Sisler
                                                                  11.   Closest to Pin . . . . . . . . . Pan O Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Smits
                                                                  12.   Shortest Drive . . . . . . . . Kehe Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Tate
                                                                  13.   Closest 2nd Shot . . . . . . . . Certco . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Wagner
                                                                  14.   Closest 3rd Shot . . . . . Anheuser-Busch . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Lau
                                                                  15.   Longest Drive (Women) . . GTECH . . . . . . . . Margaret Balistieri
                                                                  16.   Longest Drive (Men) . . . Kemps Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Duff
                                                                  17.   Closest to Pin . . . . . . . Averill Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Smits
  Dave Ausprung                                                   18.   Longest Putt . . . . . . . . . . Kraft Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Walsh
won Closest to the
   Pin on Hole 3.

Golf Candids

WGA President and CEO Brandon Scholz welcomed golfers to a pleasant morning at Fire Ridge Golf Club. Three teams won trophies and many golfers won
prizes in contests and games.

                                           (LEFT) Golfers attempted to hit a marshmallow in the new Longest
                                           Drive with a Marshmallow contest. (RIGHT) WGA member Paul
                                           Frey, Affiliated Foods, and Debbie Schneider, WGA Member
                                           Service Representative, were two of many volunteers who helped
                                           make the outing a success.
                                                                                 Contest Winners
                                                                                 Money in the Bank
                                                                                 Steve Gilliame, Old Dutch, $500
                                                                                 Gary Suokko, Fresh Brands, Inc., $50
                                                                                 Chip-In-One Contest
                                                                                 SPONSORED BY WGA EDUCATION
Diane Henschel won first place and Jim Hintz took second in the WGA               & SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Education and Scholarship Foundation Chip-in-One contest. Pictured with
Brandon Scholz.                                                                  1st Place, Diane Henschel, Supervalu, won $100
                                                                                 2nd Place, Jim Hintz, Quality Foods, won $100

                                                                                 Putting Contest
                                                                                 SPONSORED BY COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES
                                                                                 1st Place, Kevin Mahany, Nash Finch, won Coca-Cola Putter
                                                                                 2nd Place, Terry Rank, Lakewood Supervalu, won
                                                                                   Coca-Cola Olympic T-shirt
                                                                                 3rd Place, Brad Brooks, Affiliated Foods Midwest, won Coca-
                                                                                   Cola Olympic T-shirt
   Michelle Kussow presented John Leemkuil the 2008 Grocers Care Award.
 Jack Femyer won the Guess the Tees contest.                                     Longest Drive with a Marshmallow
                                                                                 Brad Miller, Supervalu, won a one-night stay at the Madison
                                                                                  Concourse Hotel
                                                                                 Ball Bag Challenge
                                                                                 SPONSORED BY CROSSMARK SALES & MARKETING
                                                                                 Mike Smits, Supervalu, won a Tabasco golf bag full of
                                                                                 golf balls, donated by Crossmark.

                                                                                 Packer Paddles
Brandon Scholz presents Diane Henschel with a Callaway putter.                   Bob Saftig, Poynette Piggly Wiggly, won four tickets to the
                                                                                  Packers v. Bengals game

                                                                                 Hit the Green and Win
                                                                                 SPONSORED BY GRANDE CHEESE
                                                                                 Wayne Hall, Affiliated Foods Midwest, won the drawing for
                                                                                  a new gas grill

                                                                                 Guess the Tees

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Brandon Scholz presents Brad Miller with a certificate for a one-night stay at
                                                                                 SPONSORED BY BERRES BROTHERS COFFEE
the Madison Concourse Hotel for his furthest drive with a marshmallow.           Jack Femyer, H.E. Stark Agency, won Berres Brothers
Bob Saftig, Poynette Piggly Wiggly, won 4 Packer tickets through the Packer       Gift Basket
Paddle raffle.
                                                                                                                                               N e w s l e t t e r

                                                                                 Dollars for Scholars
                                                                                 SPONSORED BY AVERILL ANDERSON, LLC
                                                                                 Mark Menzel, Crossmark, won $150
                                                                                 Bob Marks, Crossmark, won $150
                                                                                 Ken Koester, Affiliated Foods Midwest, won $150
                                                                                                                                               S C O R E

                                                                                 Red Ticket Raffle
                                                                                 SPONSORED BY SUPERVALU
Money in the Bank, sponsored by Guarantee Bank, winner Gary Suokko
(second from left) celebrates with Brandon Scholz, Terry Rank and Shawn
                                                                                 Charlie Harvey, Country Store, won a set of Nike Sasquatch
Kessler. Suokko won $50.       Steve Gillame, second from left, took home         Sumo Irons donated MillerCoors and golf bag donated by
$500 from the Money in the Bank contest.                                          MillerCoors
    6            2008 TEE SPONSORS

Affiliated Foods
                                                    Kehe Food Distributors
                                                    Kemps Dairy Products
                                                                                                 Altria Big Putt                               Participants
Averill Anderson                                    Kraft Foods                                  Sponsored by Altria
Badger Inventory                                    Kraft Pizza                                  Each golfer received a chance to putt 50’ for $1,000.
Blue Bunny                                          Mehmert Store Services                       (Names in order of pictures below, top to bottom, left to right.)
Certco, Inc.                                        Old Dutch                                    1. Jeff Maurer
Crossmark Sales & Marketing                         Pan O Gold                                   2. Peter Markels
 /Gerber Baby Food                                  Roundy’s Supermarkets,                       3. Diane Henschel
GTECH                                                Inc.
                                                                                                 4. Kevin Mahany
H. E. Stark Agency Inc.                             The Redmond Company
                                                                                                 5. Larry Syring
JWR                                                 Trig’s Food & Drug
                                                                                                 6. Dave Seeber
                                                                                                 7. Jason Fritsche
2008 RETAIL SPONSORS                                                                             8. Charlie Harvey
National Avenue Sentry                          Gooseberries                                     9. John Badalamente
Piggly Wiggly–Watertown                         Grande Cheese                                    Although no one reached the bottom of the cup, each received
Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly                      Hegenbarth Food Group                            an Altria golf bag accessory pack with a golf towel and sleeve
Conrad’s Sentry                                 Klotz Piggly Wiggly                              of balls.
Festival Foods                                  Larry’s Markets, Inc.
Fox Brothers Piggly                             Metcalfe Markets
 Wiggly                                         Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly
General Beverage                                Poynette Piggly Wiggly

 WGA OFFICERS                     BOARD OF                         Paul Lucas
 Lee Guenther
 T.A. Solberg Company Inc.
                                  Gary Bickmore
                                  Nash Finch
                                                                   Dave Koenig
                                                                   Fresh Brands, Inc.
 VICE CHAIRMAN                                                     Jeff Maurer
 Brad Brooks                      Mike Coppersmith                 Pierce’s Markets
 Affiliated Foods Midwest         Festival Foods
                                                                   Tim Metcalfe
 SECRETARY/TREASURER              Karen Godin                      Metcalfe Markets, Inc.
 William Dowling                  Godin’s Piggly Wiggly
                                                                   Kevin P. Morris
 Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.
                                  David Hegenbarth                 Coca Cola Bottling Company
                                  Hegenbarth Food Group, Inc.      Dave Ryman
                                  Aija Jantz                       CERTCO, Inc.
                                  SUPERVALU                        David Spiegelhoff
                                  Steve Loehr                      Gooseberries
                                  Kwik Trip

                                 Dave Hegenbarth                 SECRETARY/TREASURER
David Spiegelhoff
                                 Hegenbarth Food Group
                                 Aija Jantz
                                                                 Tom Verhagen
                                                                 Larry’s Markets
                                                                 Mark Menzel
                                                                                                 2                         3                         4
Gooseberries                     SUPERVALU
                                                                 Crossmark Industries
Brad Brooks                      Cheryl Lytle
                                 Wisconsin Grocers Association   Dave Ausprung
Affiliated Foods Midwest
                                 Brandon Scholz                  George Prescott
Sarah Decorah
                                 Wisconsin Grocers Association   Prescott’s Management Service
Wisconsin Grocers Association
Lee Guenther                                                     Brandon Scholz
                                                                 Wisconsin Grocers
T.A. Solberg Company Inc.        WGA FOUNDATION                   Association
Karen Godin                      BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Godin’s Piggly Wiggly                                            Mark Stellpflug
                                                                 Stell’s Piggly Wiggly
                                 Rick Lambrecht
                                 Mega Management Corp

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                                            Check out
                                Premier Grocery
                                Industry Outing
                                                in 2009!

        WGA Golf Outing                                                                          8                                       9
        watch for more info
                                                         2008 WGA Golfers                                                                                                              7

Todd Landfried, Jeff Calder, Brandon Scholz,   Brent Tischler, Dave Frank, Jim Zdroik,      Kent Burnstad, Derek Burnstad, Dennis          Dick Stodola, Charlie Harvey, Bill Smits,
Garth Alston, Ken Wash                         Andrew Freinik, Andy White                   Kramer, Mike Jankovich, Ken Kramer             Jason Fritsche, Steve Simer

Jack Femyer, Ken Thompson, Dan                 Dick Clark, Storm Walsvik, Mike Novak,       Tom Branta, Denny Wautlet, Glen Bersie,        Ruben Rendon, Bruce Weber, Terry Rank,
Gladowski, Mike Smits                          Paul Fassbender                              Dave Ausprung                                  David Weber, Dave Seeber

John McNeil, Diane Henschel, Brad Miller,      Craig Anderson, Ryan Gasper, Russ Averill,   Mike Sisler, Dan Lauersdorf, Scot Haas         Dennis Lueneburg, Dave Hegenbarth,
Pat Quinette, Dan Futato                       Les Blankenship                                                                             Barb Hegenbarth, Tom Lau,

Dan Williamson, Mark Menzel, Jim Ball,         Jeff Korneli, Jerry Hardy, Dennis Schmitz,   Jeff Klotz, Fran Vickman, Vern Parker, Kevin   Wayne Hall, Brad Brooks, Ken Koester,
Bob Marks                                      Jerry Ozark, Jeff Maurer                     Mahany, Mike Shaffner                          Leo Hansen

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                                                                                                                                                                                           N e w s l e t t e r

John Leemkuil, Nick Balistreri, Margaret       John Badalamente, Jerry Howard, Ken Duff,    Bob Fox, Barb Fox, Shawn Kesler, Jerry         Jeff Tate, Merlin Schwartz, Mary McLaughlin
Balistreri, John Miller, Kerry Van Kleek       David Hervey, Ryan Olson                     Flickinger
                                                                                                                                                                                           S C O R E

 Mike Williamon, Steve Gilliame,                Bob Wagner, Jim Hintz, Bill Hughes,          Matt Stinebrink, Gary Suokko, Dave Barrera,    Dave Tadych, John Tadych, Jerry Tadych,
 Peter Markelz, Tom Verhagen                    Bob Saftig                                   Mark Stinebrink, Ron Brock                     Steve Lauson, Larry Syring
          Thank you to our
                        Major Sponsors
             Altria Corporate                                                                    MillerCoors Company

             Anheuser-Busch                                                                      Nash Finch Company
                                                                                                 Cedar Rapids
             Berres Brothers Coffee
                                                                     Nash Finch Company
                                                                                                 St. Cloud
             Coca-Cola                                                                           Pep’s Pizza/Benetti Foods
                                                                                                 Retail Data Systems
             Dean Foods                                                                
             Fresh Brands Inc.
             Golden Guernsey/
             Morning Glory                                                                       TCI Architects, Engineers,
             Guaranty Bank

     YES! I want to support the WGA Education & Scholarship Foundation.
        Please send          Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

           me more           Company ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

       information           Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    about the 2009           City____________________________________________________________________State ____________Zip ________________________

         WGA Golf            Phone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

            Outing.            Mail to: WGA Education & Scholarship Foundation
                               One South Pinckney Street, Suite 504, Madison, WI 53703
Cory Bryant
 Elk Mound
                     Hugh Miller                                            2008                     9

                                                               Your Store
 Mega Foods,          SPONSORED BY:
 Eau Claire           Sendik’s


Mikala Dale
 Eau Claire          John Owen                                                            Contact
 SPONSORED BY:        Elm Grove                                                           Sarah Decorah
 Mega Foods,          SPONSORED BY:                                 Bryanna Walz          at sdecorah
 Eau Claire           Sendik’s Elm,                                  Reedsburg            @wisconsin
                      Grove Elm Grove                                SPONSORED BY:
                                                                     Viking Village       for more

Teanna Dosch
 Milton              Bryan Nodorft
 SPONSORED BY:        Verona
 Milton Piggly        SPONSORED BY:                                 Amanda Wilkens
 Wiggly,              Miller & Son’s,                                Grafton
 Milton               Verona                                         SPONSORED BY:
                                                                     Sendik’s Grafton,
Alyssa Hopkins                                                                           you very
 Chippewa Falls      Kirin Roeske                                                        much for the
 SPONSORED BY:        Cedarburg                                                          scholarship.
 Mega Foods           SPONSORED BY:                                 Benjamin Williams    It means so
                      Sendik’s Grafton,                              Grafton
                      Grafton                                                            much to me
                                                                     SPONSORED BY:
                                                                     Sendik’s Grafton,   and my
                                                                     Grafton             family.
                                                                                             Hugh Miller
                      Joshua Schara
Brittany Kluz
                      North Freedom
 Ringle                                   NO PHOTO AVAILABLE FOR:
                      SPONSORED BY:
 SPONSORED BY:                            Amber Bischel Chippewa Falls
                      Viking Village
 Mega Foods                                SPONSORED BY: Mega Foods, Eau Claire
                      Reedsburg           Kristine Christofferson Eau Claire
                                           SPONSORED BY: Mega Foods
                                          Leanna Hammes Verona
                                           SPONSORED BY: Miller & Son’s, Verona
                     Brandon Stenseth     Kevin Michels Chippewa Falls

                                                                                                           2 0 0 8
Paul Krenz
                      Eau Claire           SPONSORED BY: Mega Foods, Chippewa Falls
 SPONSORED BY:        SPONSORED BY:       Jared Spude Brussels
 Sendik’s Grafton,    Mega Foods            SPONSORED BY: Marchant Foods, Brussels
                                                                                                           N e w s l e t t e r

                                           GIVE YOUR EMPLOYEE A
                                           SCHOLARSHIP IN YOUR STORE’S NAME!
                                           Scholarship opportunities are still available
Angela Meyer                               through our Your Store Scholarship Program!
 Whitefish Bay       Ryan Voss             Each store funds scholarships for their employees
 SPONSORED BY:        Verona
                                           and the WGA takes care of all the administrative
                                                                                                           S C O R E

 Sendik’s             SPONSORED BY:
                                           duties: application, judging and notification of the
 Whitefish Bay,       Miller & Son’s,
                      Verona               winners! It’s a great way to honor and help to
 Whitefish Bay
                                           further the education of one (or more!) of your
             Building for the FUTURE
WGA Education and Scholarship Foundation Board of Governors
                     The WGA Education and Scholarship Foundation Board of Governors work to create a better future by
                                encouraging workers in the grocery industry to continue their education.
                         They invite you to join them in making opportunities for scholars. Find out more about becoming a
                             WGA Education and Scholarship Foundation Governor. We know you’ve got lots to offer!

                                                     Larry’s Piggly Wiggly which includes stores in       Roundy’s. He has been an active member of the
2008 Wisconsin Grocers Association                   Kaukauna, De Pere, Manitowoc and Little Chute.       WGA for many years, serving on the Board of
Education & Scholarship Foundation                   Tom and his wife, Judy, have five grown children.    Directors and acting as chairman of the education
                                                     Tom is a lifelong resident of Kaukauna.              committee. In 1992 he was selected as Grocer of
A Foundation                                                                                              the Year. George and his wife, Judi, have three
                                                                                                          children and six grandchildren.
of Promise                                                                  Mark Menzel
                                                                            Crossmark Sales &
As some of you may know, the WGA                                            Marketing                                            Mark
Education and Scholarship Foundation is                                     Mark is the Branch
shifting gears as to how to best help the                                   Manager for
                                                                                                                                  Mark is the second
youth of our communities. We have ended                                                                                           generation Stellpflug to be
                                                                            Wisconsin. He has been
our scholarship at large program and will be                                with either CROSSMARK
                                                                                                                                  involved in the grocery
kicking off a Classroom Grant Program.                                                                                            business. He worked in his
                                                                            or its predecessor
The foundation is offering classroom grants                                                                                       parents store at the age of
                                                     companies for 32 years in different capacities.
to 5th- to 8th-grade school educators to                                                                                          11, attended college, and
                                                     Mark and his wife, Mary, just celebrated their
                                                                                                                                  in 1989 he and his wife,
fund projects that promote nutrition in the          25th wedding anniversary. Mary is a special
                                                                                                                                  Dianne, officially bought
classroom. Grants can be used for lesson             education teacher for the Arrowhead School
                                                                                                          Stell's Piggly Wiggly in New Holstein. Mark
plans, activities, projects, presentations,          District. They have three sons, Michael, Matthew
                                                                                                          serves in many boards in his
school open houses/fairs, field trips and            and Marcus—one out of college, one in college
                                                                                                          community, and raises money for many charitable
                                                     and one in high school. Mark makes his home in
other projects. Funding for the grants will                                                               causes. Stell’s Piggly Wiggly is known for its
still come solely from the WGA Annual                                                                     concentration on community issues, and Mark
Golf Outing and individual contributions                                    Dave Ausprung                 puts a large emphasis on personal accountability
to the Foundation.                                                                                        and values in all parts of his business.
                                                                            Dave has more than 30
                                                                            years in the food industry.                           Brandon
                                                                            He has worked with                                    Scholz
                      Rick Lambrecht                                        independent grocers in                                Wisconsin Grocers Association,
                      Mega Management Corporation                           five Midwest states in                                Inc.
                        Rick is owner and operator                          business development                                   As President and CEO of
                        of three supermarkets, and                          within the retail market.                              the Wisconsin Grocers
                        10 convenience store with                           Dave served as Division                                Association, Scholz has led
                        1,150 great employees. He    President for Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., in                                 the statewide trade group
                        has served as Past           Lima, Ohio, Eldorado, Illinois, and Evansville,                               representing the retail
                        Chairman of the WGA          Indiana. He also served as General Manager of                                 food and grocery industry
and is currently Chairman of the WGA Education       Roundy’s Oconomowoc Distribution Center.             since 1997. The WGA represents the industry at
& Scholarship Foundation. He also serves on          Dave is a member of grocers associations in          the state and federal legislative and regulatory
many national and state grocery and community        Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio and             levels, provides educational seminars, industry
related associations and organizations. Rick and     Michigan and is involved with America’s Second       information, publishes an industry magazine and
his wife Deb have two children and reside in         Harvest Food Bank. Dave is the father of six         sponsors an annual convention for its members.
Chippewa Falls.                                      children and he and his wife, Lisa, reside in the
                                                                                                          Scholz also sits on the Board of Governors for the
                                                     city of Oconomowoc.
                     SECRETARY/                                                                           WGA Education and Scholarship Foundation.
                     TREASURER                                             George                         Scholz holds a B.S. in Management and a B.A. in
                     Tom Verhagen                                          Prescott                       Public Administration from Alfred University,
                                                                           Prescott Management Services   Alfred, New York and currently lives in Madison,
                     Larry’s Markets, Inc.
                                                                                                          Wisc., with his wife, Carla, and daughters, Emma
                     Tom Verhagen joined his                               George Prescott grew up in
                                                                                                          and Avery. His daughter, Betsy, is a student at
                     father, Larry, in business in                         the grocery industry and
                                                                                                          Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
                     December of 1963. Tom                                 was a pioneer in the full-
                     was WGA Grocer of the                                 service grocery format. In
                     Year in 1986. Today, Tom is                           2003, Prescott sold seven
                     an owner and president of                             Pick ‘n Save stores to
                      YES, I would like to set up a Your Store Scholarship Program for my business.

        Your Store Scholarship Program

                                 Establishing a Scholarship Program
                                           Phone                                          Fax

    Name of Scholarship                           ______________________________________________________________________

    About Your Scholarship
    Is there a significance to your scholarship name? (Founder of company, special memorial, etc.)

1                                   UNIVERSITY/ NUMBER OF      AMOUNT OF
                                    VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS EACH SCHOLARSHIP
     You may designate the number
     of scholarships awarded within
     each of two categories: university
     and vocational. Circle U (for
     university) or V (for vocational).
                                              U EV AMPLE ________
                                              U V


                                                                                      500 XAMPLE
                                                                                 $ ________________
                                                                                 $ ________________
                                                                                 $ ________________
                                                                                                           }          PLE
                                                                                                                 EXAM 3,000

     If left blank, scholarhsips will be
     granted to the highest scored
     application. Example: you
     may choose to award two
     scholarships specifically for
     university and two scholarships
                                              TOTAL NUMBER
                                                                                 $ ________________
                                                                                 $ ________________
                                                                                 $ ________________
                                                                                                           }       $__________

     for vocational scholars.                 OF SCHOLARSHIPS __________

     TOTAL NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS (from above)                                   FEE PER SCHOLARSHIP                  PLE
2                                                                                                                EXAM 200
           __________________                                                             $50
      EXAM                           at
           __________________        at                                                   $50                       SUBTOTAL

TOTAL                                        Add the SUBTOTAL of the Scholarship Amount to the                   EXAM 3,200
                                             SUBTOTAL of the Administrative Fee to determine TOTAL.                TOTAL
3                                                                                                                 $__________

    Judges independently evaluate and score applications. Scholarships for university and vocational scholars are evaluated
    separately. Judges’ scores are averaged and top scores for university and vocational scholars are granted scholarships. Judging
    criteria include GPA, essays and employer recommendation.
    Local Media
    WGA Education & Scholarship Foundation will send press releases announcing scholarship recipients. Please list your local
    newspapers. Include name of publication, contact person, phone number and fax.
    1. ________________________________________________________________________________________
    2. ________________________________________________________________________________________
    3. ________________________________________________________________________________________
Your Store Scholarship Program
        Guarantee a Scholarship for Your Employees

                                                                  How does the program work?
                                                                  APPLICATIONS WILL BE MAILED to WGA members
                                                                  requesting them. They can then be distributed to employees
                                                                  interested in applying for their store scholarship.
                                                                  All scholarship application packets must be
                                                                  postmarked by March 1st.
                                                                  Payment for Your Store Scholarships must be received
                                                                  by April 1st.
                                                                  Applications are processed and judged, scored, and sent to
                                                                  the WGA Education & Scholarship Foundation Board of
                                                                  What will this cost me?
                                                                  THE MINIMUM AMOUNT for a scholarship is $500.
                                                                  If you would like to contribute more than $500, we
                                                                  suggest you create multiple scholarships or higher levels
                                                                  of scholarships ($1,000 or $1,500 levels).
What is the program?                                              Administrative fees are an additional $50 per scholarship
                                                                  awarded. The funds you provide to support your Your Store
THE WGA EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP                                   Scholarship(s) can be deducted as charitable contributions;
FOUNDATION now offers the Your Store Scholarship                  the WGA Education & Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3
Program, a program designed to assist WGA member                  tax-exempt entity. (Ask your accountant). The awards are
companies provide a scholarship program for their                 paid to the college and not the student.
employees without the administrative concerns connected
with an internal program.
The program provides WGA members with scholarship
applications. Your Store Scholarship applications are organized
and judged through the WGA Education and Scholarship
                                                                       Why is this a good idea?
Foundation.                                                         • A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM promotes good
                                                                      employee relations within your company.
How is this “Your Store’s”                                            It shows that you take an active interest in your
                                                                      employee’s education. This encouragement
scholarship?                                                          improves employee loyalty and morale.
• You determine the name, amount(s), and
                                                                    • A scholarship program also promotes good
  number of awards.                                                   public and community relations. The WGA
• Scholarships are awarded based on your                              Foundation distributes a scholarship press
  direction, within the judging criteria.                             release after the winners are announced and
                                                                      sends it to newspapers in your local area.
• Encourage your employees to submit an
                                                                      The press release includes a list of scholars,
  application because someone from your
                                                                      the names of the awards, and the source of
  company is guaranteed to win!                                       the funds.

 For more information, please contact Sarah at the WGA at (888) 342-5942 or fax 608-244-9030.

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