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NEWSLETTER JUNE 2011 2540 County Road F East, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 www.916educationfoundation.org WORDS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The sun is out and temperatures are finally rising – summer is just around the corner! As I finish my second school year with the foundation, I proudly look back on several outstanding activities and events that helped us fulfill our mission. Last fall the Employee Membership Drive surpassed last year’s contributions by 34%, bringing in contributions of more than $35,000. We also hosted our first annual 916 Retiree Breakfast and Business Partner's Dinners, welcoming Gallagher and Associates and HealthPartners as new Business Partners. The popular Annual Gala had its second highest attendance, raising more than $22,000. In April, another new event was launched; the Antiques and Art Fair offered antique appraisals, student art and a craft boutique while raising money for a great cause. The foundation 2010 Benefactor of the Year – ATS&R also hosted two boat raffles for boats constructed by the Transition and WELS-N programs. Finally, if you are looking for one more chance to support the foundation, registration for the annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 13 at Dellwood Hills is now under way, so be sure to save WHAT’S NEW? your spot! • The Foundation would like to congratulate the graduating seniors of the Class of 2011! We It has been a successful year for foundation programs as well. In December wish you the best as you pursue your future the 916 Education Foundation Board approved 38 program grants totaling more than $20,000. The program grants were issued to enhance teaching education and career dreams! and learning in the classroom. This spring the foundation funded the annual • We would like to say a heartfelt goodbye to 916 Employee Recognition event for more than 500 employees of the two outgoing board members, Tom Jefferson district. In May the foundation awarded $20,750 in post-secondary and Joan Purrington. Thank you for your scholarships to graduating 916 students. dedicated service to the foundation! I would like to thank all of the staff, volunteers and supporters of the • A warm welcome to our new board m embers, foundation; we could not do it without you! I also offer a special thanks to Matt Onken and Tony Cavallaro. We are also Linda Zahradka and Sarah Hernandez for providing administrative support pleased to welcome Darrell Stone and Carol to the foundation. Finally, I am grateful for the dedicated board members of Stehly who will be joining the board on July 1. the foundation, who generously donate time, talent and financial resources to the foundation. Have a great summer, and we'll see you next fall! • Congratulations to Dave Holland, winner of the 17' skin-‐on canoe. The skin-‐on canoe was Lisa Beecroft, Executive Director built by nine students from the Northeast Metro 916 WELS North and Transition Programs who participated in a 10-‐week THANK YOU TO OUR 2010-11 BUSINESS PARTNERS! program with Urban Boat Builders. • A big thanks to Sydney Welsh, CTC Graphic Design student, who is the winner of the Spooky Fun Run Logo Contest! Sydney’s graphic will be used in promotions and on T-‐ shirts for the first annual Spooky Family Fun Run 5K and Costume Parade on Saturday, October 15. www.gallagherassociatesinc.com th • 24 Annual Golf Tournament – Monday, June 13 at Dellwood Hills Golf Club. For m ore information visit www.916educationfoundation.org www.healthpartners.com 24th Annual 916 Education Foundation Golf Tournament Monday June 13, 2011 Dellwood Hills Golf Club Please join us for an enjoyable golf outing at one of Minnesota’s finest golf clubs, and help us enrich learning opportunities for students at Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District. SCHEDULE 10:30 a.m. Registration Begins 10:45 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start - 4 person shamble format 6:30 p.m. Dinner The $175 player registration fee includes green fees, cart, lunch and dinner as well as use of the driving range and locker room facilities. To sponsor the golf tournament call EVERY player receives a gift certificate for a Lisa Beecroft at 612-250-4991. foursome to play a round of golf in the future Visit www.916educationfoundation.org to at Dellwood Hills Golf Club! download a registration form. This is a free foursome round of golf for EVERY player! ($320 Value) Gold Sponsor: 20TH ANNUAL GALA Guests celebrated education at the 916 Education Foundation’s 20th Annual Gala on Friday, February 18 at Jimmy’s Conference Center. It was a fun-filled evening with friends benefitting the students, staff and programs of Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District. Thank you to our sponsors: ATS&R, Springsted, HealthPartners, Kraus-Anderson Construction, Blaeser Mischke Financial Group, Gallagher & Associates. The evening raised more than $22,000, including $7,750 raised for this year’s fund-a-need helping the district purchase iPads for classroom and student use. Tracy Luther appraising an antique toy. ANTIQUES & ART FAIR Our first Antiques and Art Fair at White Bear Lake’s South Campus on April 16 was a great success raising $3,000. The event featured displayed and sold artwork created by Northeast Metro 916 students. Antique dealers, including Bonnie and Jim from KARE 11 and Tracy Luther from Luther Auctions, were on hand to appraise antiques, the White Bear Center for the Arts offered free cartoon drawing lessons, and local crafters sold handmade arts and crafts. Thank you to our sponsors: Maplewood Audi and Imports, Carlson Chiropractic, Auto Glass Express, White Bear Center for the Valley Crossing students demonstrating iPads Arts, White Bear Country Inn, Rudy’s Red Eye Grill and John at 20th Annual Gala Fund-a-Need. Matschke from State Farm Insurance. We are also appreciative to all of the volunteers there that day. 2011 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS The 916 Education Foundation is pleased to award 27 students a total of $20,750 in post-secondary scholarships to high school seniors participating in Northeast Metro 916’s Career and Technical Center. 25 general scholarships for $750 each were awarded to students who will be attending any post-secondary institution. Recipients of the scholarships are: Nghia Bui, Automotive Technology, Centennial Charity Hayden, Cosmetology, Centennial BOAT RAFFLES Amanda Jensen, Law Enforcement, Centennial A huge thank you to the Transition Program and WELS North Jessica Watters, Education & Human Services, Centennial students and staff for their time and dedication in building the 17’ Cody Oveson, Motor Sports, Columbia Heights Skin-On Canoe. The raffle raised more than $1,100. Tickets are Travis Vradenburg, Law Enforcement, Spring Lake Park now on sale for our second boat raffle for a chance to win a Suzette Houle, Medical Careers, Mounds View Norwegian Pram built by the Transition Program and WELS Thomas Kullman, Truck/Diesel Technology, Mounds View North students and staff along with Urban Boat Builders. Barbara Lee, Dental Occupations, Irondale Everaid Fokim, Dental Occupations, North The Pram weighs approximately 110 lbs. It is 11.6 feet long and Melissa Gardner, Dental Occupations, North 40-44 inches wide. It is made of cherry wood, pine and douglas Mika Barrett, Education & Human Services, Tartan fir. Retail price for this boat would be $5,500. Andrea Heller, Dental Occupations, Tartan Ann Johnson, Dental Occupations, Roseville $5 raffle tickets will be on sale now through July 11 and can be Annie Nguyen, Medical Careers, Roseville purchased from Colleen at 651-415-5447 or at the following Alexandria Johnson, Medical Careers, Roseville events: Nicole Anderson, Medical Careers, Stillwater Scott Omodt, Law Enforcement, Stillwater 916 Education Foundation Golf Tournament Ashley Bisping, Interactive Media and Design, WBL Monday, June 13 Darian Hagadorn, Medical Careers, WBL 10:30 am - 8:00 pm Kayla Kaiser, Law Enforcement, WBL Dellwood Hills Golf Club Blake Furlong, Construction Occupations, Park Olivia Giese, Animal Science, Park Marketfest Aimee Lindstrom, Medical Careers, Park Thursday, June 16 Scott VanderVeer, Computer Networking, Woodbury 6:00 - 9:00 pm 4th Street and Banning Avenue Two business scholarships of $1,000 each were also awarded. Downtown White Bear Lake Arthur N. Nelson Scholarship - ACR Home Inc.'s $1,000 Arthur N. Manitou Days Classic & Vintage Boat Show Nelson Scholarship Program supports post-secondary study in Saturday, June 18 psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, or a 10:00 am - 4:00 pm related field. The recipient is Angelina Pirozzoli, Medical Careers, Lake Avenue Water Front (in front of Kowalski's) Park. White Bear Lake Auto Glass eXpress Scholarship - Auto Glass eXpress established a Norway Day $1,000 post-secondary scholarship for students continuing their Saturday, July 10 education at any post-secondary institution. The recipient is 10:00am-4:00pm Courtney Cardinal, Medical Careers, Roseville. Minnehaha Falls Norwegian Pram Boat Launch on White Bear Lake. 916 students building the Norwegian Pram with Urban Boat Builders. 2010-2011 Board of Directors Officer s: Gene J. Altstatt, President - Altstatt Financial Strategies, Inc. Toni Johns, Vice President –Northeast Metro 916 Retiree Gary Benson, Secretary - ICS Consulting Reed Vanderzee, Treasurer - Auto Glass Express Dir ector s: Mary Anderson - Valley Crossing Community School Bruce L. Beck - Bruce L. Beck & Associates, LLC Mike Campbell – Community Member Tony Cavallaro-Community Member 2540 County Road F East Mary Anne Cummings - Community Member White Bear Lake, MN 55110 Eldon DeWeerth - Community Member P hone : Robert DeYoung - Community Member 651-415-5657 Dan Fleming – Northeast Metro 916 Administrator Fax: Betty Gjengdahl – Community Member 651-415-5510 Tom Jefferson-Community Member E- Ma il : Mark Landis– AXA Advisors email@example.com Matt Onken-East View Academy We b : Joan Purrington - Physical Therapist www.916educationfoundation.org Mike Smoczyk - Kraus-Anderson Construction Gary Spooner - Bulletin License Center Fred Treiber - Community Member John Werr - 916 Federation of Teachers Ex -Officio : Connie Hayes – Northeast Metro 916 Superintendent Tracy Brunnette - Northeast Metro 916 School Board 916EducationFoundation Lisa Beecroft, Executive Director Linda Zahradka, Executive Assistant Sarah Hernandez, Administrative Assistant So Many Ways to Make a Difference! The 916 Education Foundation is able to enhance teaching and learning thanks to the generous contributions of individuals, local business and service Legacy Members organizations, bequests, sponsorships and fundraising $5,000 or more* activities. Here are some of the ways you can help us support our mission: • Make a donation E. Dale Birkeland • Donate your vehicle Connie & Chuck Hayes • Become a 916 Education Foundation member Key Team – Edina Realty • Planned gift through will or trust Don E. Lifto • Share your 916 Story Kent Lungstrom • Volunteer Charles W. Oswald • Participate in our events Norm & Joan Purrington Contact 651-415-5657 or visit Bill Warner www.916educationfoundation.org for more information * Either a on e-ti me con tribution or a f uture pledge to the En dowme nt Fund. on how you can help us make a difference!
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