Association of Women in Agriculture Membership Guide Fall 2015 Sydney Endres Membership coordinator Introduction When you join AWA, you will find life long friends, colleagues and a new home on campus. Becoming a member involves much more than simply paying your dues but a commitment. As a potential member, there are certain expectations and requirements you must fulfill to become an active member of this extraordinary organization. There is a time commitment needed to become a member of AWA, but we are sure that you will find it worthwhile. We plan our potential program so that it will not interfere with your studies, but we want you to make a commitment from the beginning. Throughout the semester potential meetings will be held. These are conducted by the Membership Coordinator, and are designed for you to learn about AWA. You will learn about facts, history, important people, the house and our alumni. The meetings will also serve as a great way to bond with the sisters in your potential class. During the potential process you will have the chance to meet the active members by attending active meetings, participating in service activities, and social activities and events. Another part of the program is receiving a big sister. You will be assigned an active whom shares some of your same interests. Use your big to learn more about AWA and meet other actives and alumni. Your big will not only help you out, but become a close friend. Having a big sister gives you another connection on campus and your big sister should become a resource for you and your future plans. Take the potential program seriously. What you put into AWA is what you get out of it. Put in the time and effort, and you will develop the professional and personal skills needed to be successful in life; not to mention respect and deepened friendships from your AWA sisters. Take the time to become close friends with your pledge class, meet other members and learn about the history behind the Association of Women in Agriculture. Your 2015-2016 Membership Coordinator Sydney Endres Background Information Purpose of AWA The purpose of AWA is to help its members prepare for a career in agriculture and agricultural related fields; to aid in women in agriculture in achieving their goals; to improve communication among women in agriculture; and for the general betterment of agriculture. AWA House Information Address: 1909 University Ave. Madison, WI 53726 Phone: (608) 231-3702 Fax: (608) 231-3703 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.awamadison.org AWA Emblem The circle represents the never-ending harvest of maturity and food in agriculture field (waving wheat). The hill and mountains represent those we must climb to accomplish our goals (the sun), which we hold desirable as women in agriculture. AWA Colors Sunshine Yellow and Soil Black AWA Flower Yellow Rose AWA Founding Spring 1973 - Ag Women’s Cooperative Fall 1974 - Name was changed to the Association of Women in Agriculture AWA Prayer Introduced in 1983 when white and blue houses were purchased “Thank you God for happy hearts, For rain and sunny weather. Thank you God for the food we eat, And that we are together.” 2014-2015 AWA Officers Principal Officers President – Emily Selner Vice President – Jessica Pralle Secretary – Caitlin Evers Treasurer – Erica Ballmer Coordinators Membership – Sydney Endres Activities – Rachel Hartlaub Public Relations – Natalie Endres Alumni –Mariah Martin Fundraising – Alyssa Gehring Scholarship – Mikaela Breunig Sentinel –Abigail Martin Sunshine – Caitlin Evers Communications – Emily Schultz Service – McKenzie Rowley House Management House Manager – Olivia Peter House Steward – Taylor Behnke House Assistant- Kristin Broege How to Be an awa “MeMBer in Good StandinG” Attend all mandatory events Complete 2 service projects Complete 1 fundraiser Participate in 1 sister bonding activity Pay dues by the 2nd meeting Excused Absences Class, exams, or scheduled review sessions Studying if you have 3 exams within 24 hour period that the event is planned for Family emergencies Extreme sickness/injury The rest will be submitted to Caitlin and handled on an individual basis Actions for unexcused Absences 1st - email notifying of absence 2nd - email notifying of absence with warning about 3rd 3rd - no longer a member in good standing, name brought to membership for possible deactivation AWA Point System The point system is new this year. The purpose of the point system is to award AWA members for all the activities they do. The basic concept of the system is the more you do with AWA, the more you will be rewarded for it. Throughout your years at Madison, you have the opportunity to reach different point levels. When you reach those point levels, you will receive an award at AWA day. Active Officer Duties Principal Officer Duties President: The President will guard the welfare and aims of organizations and see that all officers perform his/her respective duties. The President will preside at all meetings, or request the Vice-President to take the chair. The President will appoint all officers and committees decreed necessary and not otherwise provided for. The President will set all meeting dates, whether of the entire membership or of selected members and the Executive team members, prepare agendas, and will rule on membership requests for meetings. The President will coordinate with the Secretary to keep record of members in good standing. The President will work with the Treasurer to write any grant proposals for the organization. The President will serve as the chairperson of the team and will call meetings and distribute information to team members. The President shall serve on the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. Corporation Board of Directors, and prepare reports for these meetings. The President shall cote only to break a tie. The President shall oversee surveying the membership as a method for evaluating the officer team. The President will head the AWA student membership Executive Team Vice-President: The Vice-President will assist the President, and in the absence of, or at the request of the President, will preside and perform the duties of the President. The Vice-President will, upon resignation or permanent absence of the President, succeed to that office until such a time as elections are held. Vice-President is responsible for communication within the organization and shall inform members of meetings and activities through a calendar of events and e-mailings. The Vice-President will keep advisors informed of student membership activities. The Vice-President shall serve as an ex-officio member on committees and be responsible for the functioning of all committees and teams. The Vice-President will serve on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. The Vice President will serve on the AWA student membership Executive team. Secretary: The Secretary will keep an accurate account of all meetings of the organization and write communications. Minutes will be sent out via e-mail within three days and be posted on the website within three days. A file of all past minutes will be kept. Secretary shall contract with a photographer, or work with current contractor to have composites taken. Including an accurate list of members, correct name spellings, and their positions needed. The secretary will be responsible for all books, office supplies, and other organizational property, not otherwise delegated to other Officers or Coordinators. The Secretary will keep an attendance record. The Secretary will work with the president to keep record of each members’ status within the organization. A letter of warning will be sent to members after they have two strikes. After three strikes, the member is no longer in good standing and will again receive a letter or email regarding his/her status. The Secretary will serve on the AWA student membership Executive Team. Treasurer: The Treasurer will be responsible for keeping and submitting organizations financial policy and assets, and will make all disbursements in payment of the organizations debts and obligations. The Treasurer will collect both membership dues for the Corporation, by the end of each semester, and the student membership, by the third meeting of each semester. The Corporation dues will be paid to the Corporation Board each semester. The Treasurer will maintain accounts as directed by the Board of Directors of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc., and if necessary, with the Student Organizations Financial Office. The Treasurer will serve on the Financial Management Committee of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. The Treasurer will work with the President to keep record of each members’ status within the organization, and help write any grant proposals for the organization. The Treasurer will serve on the AWA student membership Executive Team. The Treasurer shall live in the AWA house. Membership Coordinator: Membership Coordinator will recruit new members at the beginning of each semester and throughout the year as well. This will include planning a social event for potentials and members, usually held the second week of school each semester. Membership Coordinator will match big sisters to each potential, and will inform big sisters of their responsibilities. Big sisters will be involved in the education and initiation process of the potential, helping him/her learn the rules and traditions of AWA. Membership Coordinator will have plaques available for each potential member. The designing of the plaques will be done by each potential’s big sister before initiation. Membership Coordinator will facilitate an activity for all potentials. This activity should be done as a group to encourage bonding and sisterhood between class members during the education process. Membership Coordinator will have a professional activity designed to familiarize student and potential members in a formal business discussion each semester. This activity should build professional skills. Membership Coordinator will work with the Activities Coordinator to plan a social event for students and potentials each semester. Membership Coordinator will plan the Initiation Ceremony of potential members with the Executive team and the committee members. Membership Coordinator will serve on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. Activities Coordinator: Activities Coordinator will plan the AWA Spring Formal. Activities Coordinator will contact the UW Homecoming Committee to obtain information and inform members of homecoming activities and promote participation during homecoming week. Activities Coordinator will plan other social events for the membership. Public Relations Coordinator: The Public Relations Coordinator will update the AWA booth and take it to functions to inform people about AWA. The Public Relations Coordinator will keep stocks of business cards, stationary, and envelopes full. The Public Relations Coordinator shall provide information to female high school students about AWA. Mailing lists come from Agriculture Hall acceptance lists and signup sheets from the AWA promotional booth The Public Relations Coordinator will serve on the Communications Committee of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. Alumni Coordinator: Alumni Coordinator will plan AWA Day with the Alumni. Alumni Coordinator will send the names, phone numbers, and addresses of graduating AWA members to the alumni membership coordinator each semester. Alumni Coordinator will plan an alumni social event when alumni and students have the desire for such an event. Alumni Coordinator will help plan Real World Workshop with the Marketing committee. Alumni Coordinator will serve on the Corporation Board and the Corporation Board and the Communications and Programming Committees of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. Fundraising Coordinator: Fundraising Coordinator will organize events to raise money for the membership. Fundraising Coordinator will organize the auction at AWA Day with proceeds going to the Education Committee of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. Scholarship/Awards Coordinator: Scholarship Coordinator will provide members with the AWA scholarship applications from AWA, Inc. and will inform members of other scholarships they may apply for. Scholarship Coordinator will get plaques/awards for outstanding members as merited. Scholarship Coordinator will monitor the test files. He/she will encourage and remind members to donate quizzes and exams to keep the file up-to-date each semester. Files should not leave the house. Scholarship Coordinator will head the Formal Interviews Scholarship Program. Scholarship Coordinator is responsible for AWA member of the month recognition. Scholarship Coordinator will serve on the Education Committee of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. Sentinel Coordinator: Sentinel Coordinator will familiarize him/herself with the by-laws of the Association of Women in Agriculture and the newly revised edition of Roberts’ Rules of Order to keep order at meetings. Sentinel Coordinator will assemble slide shows for any appropriate events. Content of each show should be varied for each audience: use of old pictures should be minimal. Sentinel Coordinator will have photos taken at all AWA activities and placed on WalMart website and AWA Website for viewing. Sentinel Coordinator will be in charge of scheduling speakers for selected meetings. Sentinel Coordinator will be in charge of setting up and taking down the Great Room for meetings. Sentinel Coordinator is responsible for planning senior recognition night. Sentinel Coordinator will assemble a by-laws revision committee when deemed necessary. Sunshine Coordinator: The Sunshine Coordinator will update the birthday list at the beginning of each year and add new members throughout the year. The Sunshine Coordinator will recognize members’ birthdays and meetings with cards and small gift or candy. The Sunshine Coordinator will decorate the house for holidays and seasons, including obtaining and decorating the Christmas tree. The Sunshine Coordinator will recognize the graduates each year with a gift. The Sunshine Coordinator will send cards, flowers, etc. for events deemed necessary. Communications Coordinator: The Communications Coordinator will maintain and update the website on a regular basis. o Articles on the website may be written by AWA members. o Copies of bills must be sent to the Corporation Board Treasurer and Marketing Committee. o Communications Coordinator position may be taken for internship credit dependent on department approval and individual decision. The Communications Coordinator will serve on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Inc. Communications Coordinator will send out e-alerts to the students, alumni, and friends of AWA as deemed as necessary. Communications Coordinator will work closely with alumni to proof read and approve the e-alert prior to being sent. Communications Coordinator will keep updated email addresses for all those receiving the e-alert. The copies of bills must be sent to the Corporation Board Treasurer and Communications Committee. Service Coordinator: Service Coordinator will coordinate all service activities deemed appropriate by the membership. House Manager and House Steward Responsibilities: House Manager: The House Manager will recruit residents by giving out contracts to interested AWA members, and set up tours or weekend visits for incoming freshman. The House Managers will maintain equipment and house appearance inside and out, including but no limited to: House job assignment (weekly/monthly) Leaf raking, lawn mowing, snow shoveling/removal Shampooing carpets, waxing floors for special events Repair/painting Responsible for collecting check-in and check-out forms The House Manager will plan meetings with the House Steward and house residents to go over/explain house rules and expectations and go over house jobs and fining system. Outof-House Representative shall be notified of all such meetings. The House Manager will collect rent, parking, and fines and send to appropriate accounts. (Rent and parking to AWA Corporation Board Treasurer, fines to house checkbook.) The House Manager will attend all Corporation Board meetings and serve on the House Management Committee. A report stating house needs and problems should be given at these meetings. The House Manager will send a report to the meeting in their absence. The House Manager will assign rooms according to the established and approved point system. Parking will be assigned similarly. House Manager and House Steward will have first pick in parking. The House Manager will collect a second set of keys from those parking at the house. The House Manager will plan Parent’s Day with the House Steward. House Steward: The House Steward will purchase food and supplies based on residents’ preferences, the cook’s grocery list, needed cleaning supplies, etc. Other supplies can be purchased through distributors or can be purchased by the House Steward. Large cost items and major house supplies should go to the House Management Committee for approval and possible funding. The House Steward will plan meetings with the House Manager to set quarterly House Bills, assign K-Crews, and evaluate cooks’ performances. The House Steward will be responsible for the AWA House Cook. Update contracts as necessary, hire/fire cooks, complete all federal and state tax forms and pay the cook from the house account. The House Steward will attend all Corporation Board Meetings and serve on the House Management Committee. A report stating house needs and problems should be given at these meetings. The House Steward will send a report to the meeting in their absence. The House Steward will plan Parent’s Day with the House Manager. The House Steward will be responsible for encouraging out-of-house members to take advantage of their free meals and for keeping record of this. In/Out of House Representatives: In and Out of House Representatives will attend all meeting of the Executive team, House Management Committee, and any house resident meetings. In House Liaisons will be selected from the elected In-House officers by the elected In-House Officers. Out-of –House Liaisons will be selected from the elected Out-of-House officers by the elected Out-of-House officers. If there are no Out-of-House officers elected, the Out-of-House Officer will be nominated from and elected from the membership. AWA Inc. Board of Directors: The board includes thirteen offices – five alumni of the student’s organization, the senior advisor of the student organization, an off-campus advisor of the student organization, the active president, the house manager, house steward and alumni coordinator. There is also a faculty member (either from CALS or the School of Veterinarian Medicine). AWA Activities Professional AWA Day- a day convention for actives and alumni. This day involves seminars/workshops to build professional skills, the corporation annual meeting, the installation of new officers, silent auction, slide show and awards. Officer Retreat – officers and chairpersons spend weekends in August and January planning the upcoming semester’s activities. Formal Interviews – actives interview potential members in a professional atmosphere to build interview and social skills. Guest Speakers – at selected meetings, professionals from various agricultural careers or AWA alumni are invited to share their experiences and offer advice and insight to the members. CALS Career Fair – Each year, many members attend the Career Fair to speak with Companies and businesses that are offering internships and permanent jobs in the agricultural industry. Social Potential Dinner – invite potential members for a picnic/pizza party at the house and hold an informational meeting. This is a good opportunity to have potentials meet the actives and find out more about AWA. Homecoming – Each year AWA participates in many homecoming activities. The biggest task is teaming up with Sigma Alpha or the Babcock House and decorating a float for the parade. Parent’s Day – potentials of AWA travel throughout CALS campus to find clues and things. It is a great opportunity to get to know each other. Dinner at AGR – AGR invites both active and potentials of AWA. This is a great way to get to know another student organization affiliated with CALS and to get to know one another better as well. Christmas Party – before finals week, the club has a big celebration with food, drink, and music. Big and Little sisters exchange gifts. Spring Formal – our major social event, actives and dates enjoy a day and evening of activities at a unique location each year. Sports – active in intramural sports since the very beginning. Possible participation in volleyball, baseball, football, and basketball teams. Service Christmas Caroling – go to area convalescent centers, nursing homes and retirement homes to spread holiday cheer Food Drive – before Thanksgiving and Christmas, members collect canned goods that are taken to food kitchens in the area. Cleanup – once during the school year, members clean up along the Lakeshore Path. CALS Day for Kids – In the spring, members work at a booth and teach 4th graders about agriculture in Wisconsin. And many more service opportunities offered. They vary from year to year. Fundraisers Breakfast on the Farm – located in the Stock Pavilion on campus. Events of the day include the petting zoo, guest speakers, informational club booths, milk mustache pictures, a visit from Bucky and various entertainment acts such as polka band and cloggers. A vast amount of time is put into promotions and preparation. Diggin’ It – AWA Alumni hire members to come help with yard work, projects around the house, etc. Restaurant – AWA teams up with local restaurant to participate in their fundraising programs (ex. Mia Za’s and Qdoba). Football Parking – at home games, the parking lot at the house is cleared out and Badger fans can park their vehicles for $15. Many fans tailgate before the game. This is one of AWA’s biggest sources of funds – especially for scholarships. Fundraisers vary from year to year. Some past fundraisers include selling cook books, popcorn, cringles, bagels, and other food items, handing out milk at WDE, and gift wrapping. AWA HISTORY In the spring of 1973, ten women majoring in agriculture at the University of WisconsinMadison felt a need to unite. The group included Phyllis Agnew (Gerner), Sue Hyslop (Lazaricik), Emily Uhlenhanke (Knigge), Donna Cooper, Sue Gall (North), Lois Legatt (Setter), Aue Alderman (Fritz), Barb Lee, Maureen DeBruin, and Patty Prust (Gonzales). They wanted to encourage their personal development to prepare themselves for careers in agriculture. Furthermore, they wanted the camaraderie that the men’s living units on agriculture campus shared. These ten women formed an organization called the Ag Women’s Cooperative. They sought to for a unified group that would aid women in agriculture to achieve their goals and to improve communication among agriculture women, men, and faculty. In the fall of 1974, the name was changed. After some investigation, the women found that they legally could not be called a co-op. So, the group became the first Association of Women in Agriculture. With the new name, the membership grew. Nellie McCannon was the first advisor. An early goal was to find a house for the group. Kathy Waite organized the first house on 308 N. Prospect St. This was AWA’s home for three school years (’75-’78). A letterwriting campaign during 1974 to CALS women graduates raised $300 and attracted interest in AWA. The money was used to purchase and upright freezer. During these first years, activities with the men’s agriculture living units (DTS, AGR, and Babcock) helped AWA become accepted by the men’s units. In 1978, AWA members rented 1935 University Ave. and 4123 Paunack Place. One early challenge of AWA was being recognized by Ag Hall as being eligible for the Ag living unit grade point traveling trophy. After recognition, AWA won this award often. The first spring banquet was held in 1976. Seniors were honored and a dance followed. The annual banquet also included the installation of new officers and honored outstanding alumni and actives. A corporation annual meeting was also held at this time. Today, this is replaced with AWA Day. Fundraising has always been an integral part of AWA. In 1976, the first Farmer’s Olympics was held. Teams from all of agriculture campus could participate in the events like grain slack slide, fecal fling, and numerous eating contests. A “slave sale” was held in the spring from 1977-80. Because of controversial name, the name was changed to “Foot Follies” in 1981. People bought the services of AWA. Members cleaned and washed cars, etc. However, buyers on saw the feet of people they bid on. The student newspaper, the Daily Cardinal, wrote an article on the slave sale condemning it as “unethical, antifeminist and setting back the women’s movement.” This prompted to end the favorite event. For several years, the group has sold Tupperware. However, one of our biggest sources of income from 1983 to the present is football parking. On days of the Badger home games, we clear out the house lots, and the AWA Fundraising Coordinator and members volunteer time to pack in cars into the lot. Raffles, bake sales, and car washes have also been sponsored. There was never a complete agreement among members (both active and alumni) as to whether this was the direction AWA should head. In the spring of 1984, the affiliation was dropped by a vote from AWA members. We felt we wanted out own identity and chance to expand on our identity and a chance to expand on out own on a national level. The first spring formal, then called Spring Fling, was held in 1979. It’s a formal occasion and our major social event. As a service organization, we also sponsored the Ag Campus Blood Drive, went Christmas Caroling at an area convalescent center and volunteer to work for community events. We helped freshman students in CALS register for classes before it was done by phone. The Alumni officially formed in 1979, and in 1981, we became incorporated. The change tied us closer to CALS. Through the corporation, the alumni and actives are one organization. The Board of Directors acts as the corporation’s governing body. The first newsletter also came out in 1979. It has served as a way to keep alumni and actives informed of what is happening, four times a year. The summer picnic, where actives and alumni gather at the home of a member or at the house, began in 1980. An advisory committee including Dr. Larry Satter, Rick Daluge, Nadine (Johnson) Miller and Jan Wheaton, was formed to look into housing. After a long and difficult search, the houses on University Avenue (1909 and 1915) were purchased in 1983. The blue and white houses held 19 girls. Members started living here in the fall of 1983 and continued to do so until the new house was built at 1909 University Ave. in 1994. Rural Insurance helped in financing the two houses. Phil Harris did the legal work and Dr. Satter, along with many others, helped to achieve the major goal of AWA. After many years of planning and fundraising, AWA’s dream came true. At 1909 University Avenue, the new house stands where the old blue house once stood. This dream was made possible by the relentless efforts of our alumni including: Sharon Brantmier, New House Committee Chair and Jodi Saevre, Fundraising Chair. On the professional side, AWA hosted its first National Ag Women’s Conference in 1985 and continues the regular event called AWA Day. We also organize an annual careers conference. A database was started on all members by Barb Cooper Sherman and Roger Sherman. This keeps all addresses, parents and other information on all the corporation’s members and supporters. AWA’s past and present members have made it what it is today. We hope that you as new members will find AWA to be rewarding and find last friendship as we have. AWA HOUSING HISTORY Our first house was located at 308 North Prospect and organized by Kathy Waite Braun in 1975. Twelve members lived there the first two years and it was rented through 1978. In April of 1978, Daphne (Johnson) Holterman and Eloise (Wettach) Saeman made contracts with a University Avenue area landlord to rent properties at 1935 University Avenue and 412 Paunack Place for 11 AWA members. Rent was divided and one meal a day was eaten together. AWA members lived around the area for the next five years at the following addresses: 2005, 2009, 2014, and 1837 University Avenue. Several of these houses acquired nicknames like the “Green Goddess” and the “Blue Lagoon.” During the summer of 1979, area realtors were contacted to discuss AWA permanent housing. Dave Stark of Stark Realty got together with AWA and CALS to work out a financial plan. Possible houses were located at 150 Langdon Street and Arlington Place. However, there were problems with both these sites. Arlington Place was a residential area and wasn’t zoned for our needs. Neighborhood associations were reluctant to allow college organizations in its area. Property at 1900 University Avenue was considered, but it was decided that the investment was too great. The houses at 1909 and 1915 were found in 1983. They became known as the blue and white houses. The white and blue houses were homes to AWA members for 10 years, until the completion of the new house in 1994. In the fall of 1994, the new house had its first 26 residents. AWA has gone through many channels to gain support for our housing. In 1980, Delma Woodburn became an active AWA supporter, along with WALSAA. Many people have volunteered their time to AWA. Volunteers include: Rick Daluge, Phil Harris, Larry Satter, Albert Krummins, Rodger Palmer, as well as many students and alumni. Deb Boyke adied in the sale of the white house, with the help of Ellery Jensen. Sharon Brantmeier headed the new house building committee, while Jodi Saevre headed fundraising. The new house building and building design were completed through the Renchler Company and Design Coalition. Rural Insurance financed the new mortgage. AWA TIMELINE Ag Women’s-Coop formed 1973 1974 Name changed to the Association of Women in Agriculture First fundraiser was a letter-writing campaign First house at 301 N. Prospect 1976 First Spring Banquet Farmers Olympics began 1977 Slave Sale began 1978 Rented 1935 University Ave. and 412 Paunack Place First Homecoming Warm down held 1979 AWA began affiliation with the Farm House Fraternity First Spring (Fling) Formal held Newsletter begins Alumni organizations formed 1980 Summer Picnic started 1981 AWA incorporated to AWA Inc. Slave Sale renamed to Foot Follies; died due to controversy 1983 Affiliation with the Farm House ended 1985 Ag Women’s conference began 1989 First representative on Homecoming Court Fundraising started for new house 1990 Participated in Homecoming with Babcock House for the first time AWA Day and Ag Women’s conference combined 1994 Blue house torn down, building began in spring Building completed in August, first residents moved in for the fall semester Hundreds of donors, faculty, actives, and alumni attend dedication 1995 New house featured in Wisconsin State Journal, receives Community Award 1996 First Kickoff Dairy Breakfast 1997 Record attendance at Dairy Breakfast – over 1000 people served! 1998 AWA celebrates its 25th Anniversary at AWA Day at the ne Monona Terrace Convention Center 1999 Received Cancer Walk regocnition for our outstanding performance and fundraising for the cause AWA had a member on the Homecoming Court 2000 Record attendance at Dairy Breakfast – over 1,500 people served 2003 AWA celebrates its 30th anniversary 2004 AWA House celebrates its 10th Anniversary 2006 AWA had a member on Homecoming Court 2007 Breakfast on the Farm is successful back at the Stock Pavilion 2008,2009 AWA had a member on Homecoming Court AWA PRESIDENTS 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-2016 Jody Spanul Beth Wilhelm Sue Fritz Alderman Maureen DeBruin Barb Spanbauer Flynn Lynnette Becker Pozorski Daphne Johnson Holterman Jeanne Larson Alling Dorothy Farrell Eloise Lohr Laurie Wegner Konech Cathy Lins Valerie Johnson Breunig Julie Straffrude Schleicher Leslie Debels Dianne Deaton Vielhuber Jodi Klusmyer Saevre Lisa Mullen Konkel Janet Steiner Brown Kari Slark Sonja Jensen Mary Ellen Lerum Karls Kim Badtke Katy Duwe Katzman Tammy Voegeli Deanna Drissel Kovar Sara Brantmeier Harbaugh Tonya Bockhop Birkrem Kristin Barlass Paul Mary Knigge Jessie Ivey Potterton Kristina Duwe Hopkins Devon Frei McWilliams Eliza Ulness Christina Wendorf Danyel Hosto Stephanie Paull Abbie Jo Holig Ashley Nimtz Sami Benz Megan Nelson Kayla Krueger Emily Selner AWA ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Honorary Members Occasionally, AWA Inc. chooses an Honorary Member. This person is someone who has helped AWA a great deal in the past. The award was started in 1985. In that particular year, AWA felt that there were several people who contributed to AWA and helped the organization accomplish many of their goals. When AWA chooses to show their appreciation and thanks to a special friend of the group, they are elected as Honorary Members. With this honor they receive an AWA pin and their name is added to a permanent plaque in the AWA house. 1985 Delma Woodburn – A farm girl, her late husband was an engineer professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was one of the first woman to graduate from Short Course in 1940. She donated $1,500 to our study room project. Delma lived just a few blocks from the AWA house on Prospect Ave. She passed away November 9, 2001 at the age of 102. Gordon Berg – A dairy farmer and a owner of Virgo Farms near Brownsville, WI. Mr. Berg attended the Farm and Industry Short Course some years ago. He also contributed $1,000 to the study room project. Phil Harris – Phil taught Ag Economics 336, better known as “Farm Law.” He donated many hours of his time during AWA’s incorporation, house purchase, etc. He also is a Farmhouse Alumnus. Lyman Farzer – As head of investments for Rural Insurance, Mr. Frazer approved money for our house below current interest rates to a fairly risky group! He passed away in 1991. Dr. Larry Satter - A longtime faculty advisor, Dr. Satter worked at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. He assisted the student chapter with events and served on the corporation budget. He passed away in 2006. Jan Wheaton – Jan was the Minority Affairs Coordinator for CALS. She has helped AWA by assisting in miscellaneous details such as copying and reserving rooms for AWA meetings. 1987 Dr. Dave Dickson – “Dr. Dave” was a former chairman of the Dairy Science Dept. Each year AWA members cleaned his house and he generously donated funds to AWA for our efforts. In addition, Dr. Dave always promoted our group off Ag campus. He was a major contributor to the New House Fund. Annual dinners in honor of Dr. Dave’s birthday were held at the AWA house in appreciation of his longtime friendship. Dr. Dave continued to be a valued friend to AWA until and after his death in 2010. Joan Stanstadt – Jan was a longtime corporation board member who helped to promote AWA at the state level through her reporter position at both the Wisconsin State Farmer and the AgriView. She has written numerous articles on the organization, its successes and new house fundraising. 1992 Barb Tensfield – Barb served as the off-campus advisor on the corporation board along with playing a role on the new house fundraising committee. She also contributed to several other AWA committees and was a former staff member of the UW-Extension. Honored Guest This person or organization is recognized by the active chapter because they have donated a significant amount of time or resources to AWA. This individual or organization has demonstrated outstanding support for the active chapter and their interest is sincerely appreciated. 2015 – Dave Black, WSUM 2014 – Q106 2013 – Blain’s Farm and Fleet 2012 – Jill Armbruster 2011 – Susan Orth 2010 – Sharon Brantmeier 2009 – Barb Lee 2008 – Gourmet Delight Mushrooms 2007 – Larry Satter Family 2006 – Richard Barrows 2005 – Elton Aberle 2004 – Cheryl McCarthy Family 2003 – WALSAA 2002 – Daughters of Demeter 2001 – Cargill Animal Nutrition-Ana Gleason 2000 – Sunny Fresh Foods 1999 – Foremost Farms 1998 – Badgerland Farm Credit Service 1997 – Wisconsin State Farmer 1996 – Dr. Dave Dickson 1995 – Marjorie Stieve 1994 – Jodi Saevre 1993 – Gretel Dentine 1992 – Roy Hughs 1991 – James Armbruster 1990 – Dick Detlor 1989 – Roger Sherman 1988 – Deb Wendorf-Boyke 1987 – Fonna Morton 1986 – Sue Krull 1985 – Jan Wheaton 1984 – Dr. Larry Satter 1983 – Barb and Fred Flynn, Phil Harris 1982 – Dr. Larry Satter 1981 – Barb Lee 1980 – Maureen DeBruin 1979 – Phyllis Gerner Agnew 1978 – Kathy Waite 1977 – Dr. Dave Dickson Friend of AWA The Friend of AWA is awarded to someone who has been very involved with the active chapter of AWA throughout the year. This person has provided us with guidance and support and has served as a mentor to us by setting a positive example. We recognize this person for going above and beyond the call of duty to help AWA and its members. 2015 – Melissa Cheeks 2014 – Kylene Anderson 2013 – Jessie Potterton 2012 – Ted Halbach 2011 – Molly Jahn 2010 – Vita Plus 2009 – Ron Curran 2008 – Norlin Benevenga 2007 – Katy Katzman 2006 – Karen Topel 2005 – Jim Deley & Parking Crew 2004 – Ronna Morton Balmer 2003 – Tom Wright & West Madison Crew 2002 – Bob Williams 2001 – Gene Blabaum 2000 – Bob and Lisa Hagenow 1999 – Barb Mickelson 1998 – Marjorie Stieve 1997 – Bonnie Bungert 1996 – Joylenne Nagel 1995 – Dick and Joanne Detlor 1994 – Ellery Jensen 1993 – Jayne Krull 1992 – Dwayne Brickson 1991 – Liz McCarthy 1990 – Valerie Breunig 1989 – Barb Cooper Sherm Outstanding Alumnus The Outstanding Alumnus award goes to an AWA alumnus who is excelling in a career in agriculture. We recognize this individual for their commitments to their family, community, and the agriculture industry. The Outstanding Alumni is an excellent role model for AWA members. 2015 - Sharon Brantmeier 2014 – Susan Riedan 2013 – Marcy Tessmann 2012 – Jenny Dierickx 2011 – Jessie Potterton 2010 – Naomi Uhlenhake 2009 – Becky Mentik 2008 - Julie Larson 2007 – Jill Makovec 2006 – Marjorie Stieve 2005 – Daphne Holterman 2004 – Shelly Mayer 2003 – Lisa Mullen Konkel 2002 – Jayne Krull 2001 – Cheryl Zimmerman 2000 – Barb Cooper Sherman 1999 – Sandy Trustem 1998 – Mary Ellen Lerum 1997 – Jill Armbruster 1996 – Dianne Delton 1995 – Barb Mickelson 1994 – Sharon Brantmeier 1993 – Daphne Holterman 1992 – Diane Moll 1991 – Barb Lee 1990 – Sharon Brantmeier 1989 – Barb Lee 1988 – Valerie Breunig Outstanding Woman in Agriculture This Award goes to a woman whose dedication to the agriculture industry has been a great asset to women. They have continually shown sincere interest in AWA and are an asset to our organization. 2015 - Julie Larson 2014 – Kim Bremmer 2013 – Ann Hoskins 2012 – Elizabeth Henry 2011 – Daphne Holterman 2010 – Rosalie Geiger 2009 – Susan Crane 2008 – Pam Jahnke 2007 – Sheila McGurik 2005 – Keri Retallick 2004 – Joann Maedke 2003 – Mary Hasheider 2002 – Cris Peterson 2001 – Joan Sanstadt 2000 – Jennie Maier 1998 – Deborah Lins 1997 – Ardath DeWalle 1995 – Ayse Somerson 1994 – Judy Klusman 1993 – Carol Ward Knox 1992 – Delma Woodburn Other Notable Individuals Mr. and Mrs. Ira Baldwin – Former Dean of CALS, Ira then became Vice-President of the University. They lived in Shorewood Hills and have taken an interest in AWA, They have donated a sewing machine among other things. Marcy Schultz Heim – An AWA alumnus, Marcy was the Development Director for the UWFoundation of CALS. She set up our education foundation and has chaired the committee to raise funds. Rick and Peggy Daluge – The Daluge’s helped AWA search for a house and get organized. Peggy has served on the House Management Committee as well as on the New House Committee. Rick was a former CALS Short Course Dean.