Thank You Waconia Lion’s! For your generous cash donation of $3,000
Thanks to Doug Sayles and Peter Potter for their effort in fund raising for the Waconia United Food Shelf. They brought in 575 pounds of food and $1265 in cash donations! What great role models for their students! Thanks to the community for supporting their efforts.
Photo courtesy of the Waconia Patriot.
Once again we are the benefactors of our generous community! The Stuff-a-Truck event organized by Mackenthun’s and supported by all of the schools and community members, delivered 8,372 pounds of food to the Waconia food shelf Friday afternoon! Thanks to Mackenthun employees, some community members and basketball and soccer players from Crown College for helping unload the semi!
Thanks to Mayer Lutheran seniors, Maddie, Morgan, Brenna, Parit, and Dain for their volunteer service in October.
Thanks Waconia Lion’s Club for the generous donation to the Waconia United Food Shelf!
Walk On Waconia donated $6,607 to the Waconia United Food Shelf on July 9th. Walk On Waconia participants also donated 602 pounds of food to the food shelf on the day of the event. The Walk On Waconia is an annual 10 mile walk/run around Lake Waconia starting at St. Joseph Catholic School. The event takes place every April and also includes a 10 kilometer option for runners and walkers. This year’s event, the ninth annual, attracted an event record 470 participants. The Walk On Waconia is organized by St. Joseph Catholic Church with the support of Unhinged Pizza, Koch Bus, Mocha Monkey, Promise Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Oakwood Church, ParkSide Church, Faith Lutheran Church, Waconia Moravian Church, Waconia Fire Department, and Carver County Sheriff. Lakeview Clinic and Ridgeview Medical Center are major sponsors of the event.
Proceeds from Waconia Lions Beer sales at the HTB Block Party were donated to the Waconia Food Shelf. Holding a check for $700 is Todd Hann, Mike Orth, Matt Gassen, Jayne Gassen, Marty Cramer and Mary Beth Diethelm. This donation was matched by Open Your Heart for the Hungry and Homeless so it was stretched even further! Thanks Waconia Lions and HomeTown Bank!
Excerpt from 1/24/2013 SunPatriot.
Marty Cramer of Waconia, the recipient of the Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club’s 2013 Service Above Self Award, stands with club president Ron Seib. There are some people who live for service, who cannot imagine what their life would be if they did not look after the needs of others. Marty Cramer, the recipient of the Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club’s 2013 Service Above Self Award, is one such person. Cramer’s work career started as a speech clinician. Next she earned her early childhood special education degree and then became the Coordinator of Early Childhood Special Education Services for the Carver Scott Educational Cooperative. Her career was a busy one and, after retirement, she found herself in a predicament. She needed something to do. More importantly, she needed something to do that she felt was meaningful and would service to the community. She became involved in the Stephen Ministry program at her church prior to her retirement. As she notes, the training for that program is valuable for any program dealing with people in crisis. She also became involved as a volunteer crisis counselor for the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. Then, after she retired, her church asked her to be liaison from Faith Lutheran church to the Waconia United Food Shelf board. Shortly after she began doing that, she was asked to be a coordinator and then last year, the Board asked her to take over the directorship. However, Cramer said, “I call it lead coordinator, because I work collaboratively with the other coordinators. Everyone’s work is important.” Becoming involved in this organization was a comfortable transition for Cramer because the emphasis was on service, something in which she deeply believes. “In my work life, communication was the key and the same is true here — with clients, donors and the community,” she said. The Waconia United Food Shelf will celebrate its 10 year anniversary this year and Cramer is very proud to be a part of this service to the community. “I find this service so rewarding,” she said. “You always feel you are helping someone through a hard time.“ READ MORE