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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
       info@916educationfoundation.org                                    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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