Leaf 742

Report To The Community And Awards Reception

Report To The Community And Awards Reception

The LEAF Board recognizes that we would be unable to fulfill our Mission of supporting District 742 activities without the contributions of many volunteers as well as generous charitable donations. In November of 2004, the Annual LEAF Appreciation Reception and Awards Recognition was begun to recognize the people who have made special contributions to LEAF and the District 742 activities program through their tireless service or philanthropic contributions.

The first LEAF Appreciation Reception was held in the home of Steve and Paulette Schwegman. In 2005 and 2006, the event was moved to the Paramount Theatre and held in conjunction with a scheduled performance at the Theatre. Invited guest enjoy Hors D’oeuvres and refreshments followed by an awards program. In the fall of 2008, the venue was changed to Tech or Apollo – whichever school is performing a Fall Musical (they rotate). Following the recognition, guests are invited to attend the Fall Musical Performance.

With the addition of sponsors in 2006, the appreciation reception also became a fundraiser for the LEAF Endowment.

LEAF Report To The Community And Awards Reception Goals

  • Thanks to donors
  • Honor volunteers
  • Publicity for LEAF within the St. Cloud Community
  • Cultivation of Loyalty for the LEAF Mission

Previous Award Recipients

Phil Welter Volunteer Service Award
2004 Ken Kelsey
2005 John & Kris Scharenbroich
2006 Jean Sonsteby
2007 Gary Zwack
2008 Bob & Sue Hanks
2009 Dennis Smith
2010 Robert Feigh
2011 Patrick Henry
2012 Wayne Schluchter
2013 Paul Muller
2015 Jim Pehler
2018 Pat Welter
2019 Randy Warzecha,
Lucille Guinta-Bates
Bruce Watkins

George & Shirley Torrey Award for Charitable Giving
2004 Mike Faber and Viking Coca-Cola
2005 Joanne & Paul Dorsher
St. Cloud Times, Bill Albrecht Publisher
2006 Don and Jan Watkins
Regent Broadcasting
2007 Tom and Joyce Schlough
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
2008 Barclay and Janet Carriar
Don Farleo Advertising and Design, Don & Diane Farleo
2009 St. Cloud Lions
2010 Dick Anderson, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
2011 McKay Family Auto/Patty Yarbrough
KDV, Loren Viere
2012 Jason Bernick, Bernick’s Vending and Bernick’s Family Foundation
Mark & Angie Benson, Benson Funeral Home
2013 MARCO, Inc, Jeff Gau, CEO
St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club
2015 Vicki & Lee Morgan
Wayne & Julie Schluchter
2016 St. Cloud Rotary Club
Jim Rahkshani, Café Renaissance
2018 Mark & Ann Thelen
Mike Podawiltz and Diana Murphy-Podawiltz
Liberty Bank, Mark Bragelman
2019 Kiwanis Club of St. Cloud

Coaching/Advising Excellence Award
2005 Ron Kaczor and John Lieser
2006 Deb Bendix and Dave Hoeller
2007 Mike Bakken and Bruce Woidyla
2008 Mick Boatz and Sue Williams
2009 Gregg Martig, Tim Bengtson and Thea Stockinger
2010 Kevin Kiffmeyer and Jason Parker
2011 Megan Pederson and Paul Bates
2012 Cynthia Kaercher and Karmin Schraw
2013 Bernie Rolle and Gary Zwack
2015 Steve Taylor and Justin Skaalerud
2018 Mike Voit, Wayne Chmelik, Karlyn Doyle, and Kerry Kopp
2019 Jill Lipp and Pete Mantanich

Instructional Excellence Award
2009 St. Cloud Education Association, presented to President Mary Broderick
2010 Meredith Boucher and Denis Huebsch
2011 District 742 Advanced Placement Program and Teachers
2013 Mark Weimer, St. Cloud Robotics Program, Jennifer doom, Tech HOSA and Bill Garceau,
Tech Skills USA Program
2013 Jen Day, WE ACT Program Advisor and Sara Martini, PAKRAT Program Coordinator
2015 District 742 Early Childhood Education Program, Alicia Jepsen, Director
2016 Superintendent Willie Jett
2018 District 742 Immersion Program, Sue Linn-Hasbrouk, Director
2019 Tammy Wilson, Principal at Discovery Community School

LEAF Lifetime Service Award
2009 Phil Welter
2012 Don Watkins
2013 George Torrey
2015 Barclay Carriar
2016 Don Farleo
2018 Joanne Dorsher
2019 Pat Welter

 

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