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“Our Mission: to preserve and enhance Boulder Junction for present and future generations.”
Foundation's 2014 Focus:
Building the BJCF Restricted Endowment Fund
During 2014 the Foundation Board will focus upon building the BJCF Restricted Endowment Fund. The Board has set a goal to raise a minimum of $50,000 for the Endowment this year. More than $44,000 was added to the Fund during 2013, increasing its total assets from $19,908 as of December 31, 2012 to over $76,000 today.
The Foundation intends to grow the long term endowment fund so that its earnings can be used to award grants to local organizations for projects and programs in the community. To this end, the Foundation is also planning to work with community organizations to understand and define what community needs exist that would fall within the mission of the Foundation. Stay tuned for more news as the work progresses!
Every gift to this fund demonstrates your conviction that together we can truly influence the future of our community. MAKE A DONATION TO THE BJCF RESTRICTED ENDOWMENT
Foundation Thanks Two Charter Board Members
At the October meeting of the Foundation, two directors, Krista Maurer and Gene Klisnick, were presented with certificates of appreciation for their four years of outstanding service to the community and as directors since the Foundation was formed in 2010. With Foundation term limits, they will be completing their terms in November. This October is the Foundation's 4th Anniversary.
Thank you Krista and Gene!
2014 Colorama Dinner
Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!
Thanks to our Guests at the 55th Annual Colorama Dinner. It was our pleasure to have you attend the Dinner with us!
Thanks to Camp Manito-wish YMCA (Anne Derber, Don O'Melia, Grant Herman & Staff), the NLS 8th Graders, Teachers, and Parents, Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce, the Boulder Jct Lions and Lionesses, the Boulder Jct Fire and Ambulance Crew, all the generous businesses that donated door prizes, and all the numerous volunteers and helpers. This wonderful event could not be successful with out you!
Please Thank and Support our Colorama Dinner Event Sponsors:
Tier I Sponsors: Coontail Market-Steve and Lisa Coon, Owners, Long & Company, Inc., Insurance and Financial Services-Jacqueline Long, President
Tier II Sponsors: Liesen & Pinzl Dental Practice
Tier III Sponsors: Alder Lake Cranberry Gift Shop-Sue Indermuehle, Owner, Aspirus Woodruff Clinic, Pierce Century 21 Realty-Jeff Long, Agent, Dr. Mindy Wolf, Podiatrist, Winklers Greenhouse-Theresa and Steve Winkler, Owners
Members of the Foundation Board presented the NLS 8th Graders "volunteer servers" with funds from the Colorama Dinner proceeds for their Spring trip. Including tips, the 8th graders raised $1,300 for their trip working at the dinner. Great job!
Congratulations to the 2014 Historic Canoe Raffle Winners!
Grand Prize 1st Prize Hand-carved Pileated Woodpecker 1947 Old Town Canoe by Wiley Miller, Wiley Miller's Wildlife ImagesChris Pfannerstill, Boulder Junction & Arizona Gary Schleinz, Boulder Junction with Dennis Aukstik, BJCF President, and Dave with Jeff Long, MC, and Dennis Aukstik Osborn, Little Lakes Canoe Restoration & Guide Service, who restored the canoe.
2nd Prize $500 Gift Certificate to Peeplelures
All funds raised through the 2014 Raffle sales will benefit the Endowment Fund of the BJCF which is invested through the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, Wausau, WI. It is the goal of the Foundation to raise $50,000 in 2014 through the Raffle and other donations to the fund.
Congratulations to the People's Choice Award Winners!
The Community Foundation ran a new, friendly, contest/fundraiser this summer. For one dollar a vote, participating BJ eatery patrons cast their votes for their favorite food items in each restaurant, plus their favorite server or bartender. This first year the contest raised about $1,000 for the BJCF Restricted Endowment Fund which ultimately supports grants for creative community programs and projects. Thank you BJ Diners!
The following results were announced at the 55th Annual Colorama Dinner on September 20, 2014, at Camp Manito-wish. All eating establishments will be awarded a certificate naming their top menu items. The top server and bartender will be awarded a cash prize. Congratulations to the People's Choice Server and Bartender!People’s Choice Server: Mike Sarafolean at the Rustic Roadhaus (not shown) People’s Choice Bartender: Krystal Halvorson at the Boulder Beer Bar
Shown in the photo:
Jimmy Dean Van Rossum, Owner & Chef, Guides Inn, Krystal Halvorson, favorite bartender & Jesse Van Rossum, Owner & Chef, Boulder Beer Bar
Favorite Menu Item Winners In Each Eatery
Aqualand Ale House - Caramelized Onion Apple Pizza
Boulder Bear Bar - Cheese Curds
Boulder Junction Bakery – Pecan Rolls
Gooch’s A-1 Bar & Grill – Broasted Chicken
The Granary – Boulder Burger
The Guides Inn– Pan Fried Walleye
Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern - Grouper
The Ice Shanty Drive-In - Gyros
Junction Tap – Cheese Curds
Mad Dog Jakes – Zanzibar Ice Cream
McGann’s Café and Wine Bar - Pizza
Northern Lattes – Kona Mocha
The Outdoorsman Restaurant – Butternut Squash Soup
Rustic Roadhaus – Pizza