Thursday, November 15, 2018
Midland Athletic Boosters
President - Deb Paulsen
Vice President - Theresa Gravel
Secretary - Krista Franzen
Treasurer - Kelli Hacke
Transition Leader is Stephanie Kaftan. She will be training and helping new officer group. If you have an immediate concern about the Athletic Boosters, please contact Stephanie at 563-488-2292 x 2360. For other communications, such as questions, suggestions, and comments contact Booster President Deb Paulsen.
Athletic Booster meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM usually in the high school library. All parents of athletes in grades 6-12 welcome and encouraged to attend!
There are a lot of ways you can help the boosters - attending meetings and giving ideas, organizing food stand workers, inventorying food stand supplies, picking up food stand supplies at Sam's Club, inventorying/ordering beverages, coordinating apparel orders, etc. If you can help in one of these other ways it can replace food stand worker assignments. Please let an officer know how you can help them out.
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ATHLETIC BOOSTERS PRESENT 2018 AWARDS TO BISINGER AND BUCHHOLTZ
The 2018 Midland High School Winter Athletic Banquet was held on February 26th. A good crowd was on hand to see the Athletic Booster organization present their 2018 Athletic Booster of the Year Award to Deb Bisinger for her years of service to the boosters, school and students. Deb was quite surprised as she thought she was there to support another award recipient. She stated that she could only do all of the things she does because of the help of everyone at the banquet.
This year the boosters also had a new award to present. They presented the Spotlight On You Award to Kim Buchholtz for her years of service to the athletic department. Both before and after her son Keegan was in school you could find Kim attending the many Midland sporting events. For the past several years she has taken great action photos of all Midland events and posted them online for the parents and students to save or print as they needed. She has served as the athletic director's secretary and helped out in countless other ways when asked. Kim will be retiring at the end of this school year and the Boosters wanted to shine the light on her for ALL of her efforts. Kim was shocked and could only thank the boosters for their thoughtfulness. We wish Kim a very happy retirement and are sure we will see her at many Midland events in the future!
Congratulations to two very deserving award winners! Thanks to ALL who help out our athletic programs in any way throughout the year! Without all of the dedicated help, we could not offer our students all of the opportunities that we do.
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NEW BOOSTER CONCESSIONS STAND NOW OPEN
After years and years of the Athletic Booster officers having to cart all of their food stand items back and forth on carts across the school, they finally have found a home of their own by the new Gold Gym. The officers say they are enjoying their new space and that it will make their lives easier when everything is just in one space and they are not invading someone else's space.
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NOTE: The concession stand at home athletic events is run by parent volunteers. The profit from the concession stand is used to purchase uniforms, equipment that the AD can't purchase, and supplies to support our student athletes (posters and stuff for Homecoming mostly at this time). If other groups want to sell food at a home event or use Booster equipment at a event, please have that sponsor attend a meeting and ask us. It is not OK for a group to just assume they can hold a supper during a basketball game. We plan inventory and schedule our workers accordingly. We can't give up every Friday or Saturday quad basketball date to other groups. I can't remember when we have ever told any group they could not sell food, but it is only right that the sponsor and students learn that one must ask and be given permission to do something of this nature.
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Previous Midland Athletic Booster of the Year Winners:
1993 – John Meyer
1994 – Frank Fishler
1995 – Craig Muhl
1996 – Dave Buchholtz & Larry Meyer
1997 – Albert Boots
1998 – Ronnie Martensen
1999 – Betty Anderson
2000 – Bob King
2001 – Rick Westhoff
2002 – (didn’t issue – forgot)
2003 – Wyoming Fair Association & Jerry Sorgenfrey
2004 – Walters Lumber Co. (Kenny & Bill Walters)
2005 – Ann Reid
2006 – Daryl Schepanski
2007 – Janet Burke
2008 – Michelle Hansen
2009 – Paul Petersen Foundation Committee
2010 – Midland Ambulance Service
2011 – Kim Buchholtz
2012 – Lennie Miller
2013 – Casey Huston
2014 – Karla Bowen
2015 – Betty Anderson
2016 – Wyoming Legion Post 259
2017 – Cindy Dirks
2018 – Deb Bisinger
2019 – ??
Nominate someone you know who is supporting Midland Athletics by getting a short nomination letter to the Athletic Boosters by February 15 of each year.