RCEF 2016 President's Report

January 26, 2017
From: Mary Patterson, 2016 President of Ravenna Community Educational Foundation

Subject: 2016 RCEF Year End Report

1. On November 3, 2016 we held our annual “Taste of Ravenna” event which is our major event for the year. Our attendance was down slightly, most likely due to another activity in the community held at the same time. We had a very successful live auction by auctioneer Don Swanson raising $3200. Raffle tickets for the wonderful variety of donated baskets raised $2185. The award presentations for the evening were to Merrill Bailey for memorial alumnus and Dr. Timothy Beechnau receiving the distinguished alumnus for 2016.
2. Trustees as of December 2016 are Ken Patterson, Ken Punter, Marty Heiss, Mary Arends, Dee Swanson, Jason Helsen – treasurer, Mike Pierson – secretary, Denny Emery- vice-president, Mary Patterson – president.
3. The RCEF fund balance as of December 31, 2016 is $170,975.81. We awarded two scholarship in the amount of $1000 each to Madison Broton and Prezlei Garland. We provided grants to Andrea Hall (FFA), Patricia Vermeer, Tricia Robach, Tim Funk (transporation), Cynthia Vandenburg, Ravenna DI, Kelly Hecksel, Jordan Noble (FFA) and Clark Kantola.
4. We again distributed bottled water at the Ravenna Dog Daze in August, wearing RCEF aprons for a visual reminder of our presence in the community.
5. A RCEF representative was present at the Back to School breakfast for the Ravenna Public School staff held in August 2016.
6. 2017 will hopefully bring continued support from our very generous community, allowing us the opportunity to support the academic endeavors of Ravenna Public and St. Catherine schools.

Respectfully submitted

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