Published May 24 2013
Honors and officers - 05/25/13Charities recognized for fundraising success
Awards for superior fundraising results were presented by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation, Fargo, to the top 10 fundraisers on Giving Hearts Day Feb. 14. The award winners include:
FirstChoice Clinic, YWCA Cass Clay, Fraser Ltd., TNT Kid’s Fitness, Churches United for the Homeless, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, North Dakota Autism Center, Oak Grove Lutheran School, Family Healthcare and Great Plains Food Bank.
FirstChoice Clinic raised $249,162, YWCA raised $241,516 and Fraser Ltd. raised $191,342. Each organization in the top 10 tier raised more than $65,000 through the Giving Hearts Day give-a-thon at www.impactgiveback.org.
Along with the recognition, grants were provided by DMF to reward these charities for their results. New Life Center received an award for its first-year success in engaging donors, and 18 charities were recognized for raising at least $20,000 and increasing donations 25 percent or more.
They included: Anne Carlsen Center, CHARISM, Churches United for the Homeless, Elks Camp Grassick, Family HealthCare, FirstChoice Clinic, Great Plains Food Bank, Humane Society of Fargo-Moorhead, John Paul II Catholic Schools, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Make-A-Wish of North Dakota, PULSE Outreach, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, St. Gerard’s Community Nursing Home, TNT Kid’s Fitness, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties and YWCA Cass Clay.
Rebuilding Together earns service award
Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area has received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Metro Area Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities.
The award is given to individuals or organizations that have most significantly contributed to empowering people with disabilities.
Agents earn American Star Excellence awards
Chris Rasmussen-Harvey and Cami Sagvold, American Family Insurance agents in Moorhead, have been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification.
Rasmussen-Harvey and Sagvold join other American Family agents who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to customer service.
Rasmussen-Harvey has been an agent for American Family since 2007 and Sagvold has been with American Family since 1996.
Sanford receives supply management award
VHA Inc., the national health care network, has given Sanford Health a 2013 VHA Leadership Award for Supply Chain Management Excellence.
The award honors Sanford for improving the efficiency of its supply processes and reducing costs to help ensure delivery of quality patient care.
Sanford was one of 11 VHA member systems this year to receive the award.
Historical society elects board members
Hawley (Minn.) Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Tjaden has been elected to the board of directors of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead.
Re-elected to a final term was Dale White, Hitterdal, Minn.
Other elections included: Gloria Lee, Georgetown, Minn., president; John Dobmeier, Barnesville, vice president; Gail Blair, West Fargo, treasurer; and Jade Rosenfeldt, Vogel Law Firm, Moorhead, secretary.
Helen Olson, Hawley, has retired after two terms and Neil Jordheim has retired after serving for 12 years.
Another board member from Fargo is needed. Fargo residents with an interest in local history and/or cultural heritage preservation should contact Maureen Kelly Jonason at Maureen.email@example.com or (218) 299-5511, Ext. 6732.
Hample named physician assistant of the year
Barbara Hample, a physician assistant at the Fargo VA Health Care System, has been named the North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants 2013 Outstanding Physician Assistant of the Year.
Since 1997, Hample has worked as a physician assistant at the Fargo VA Health Care System in primary care and women’s health. She is a 1994 graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Marco receives 2013 Perfect Image Award
Marco Inc. has received the 2013 Perfect Image Award for Outstanding IT Services Provider from imageSource Magazine.
The award honors exceptional businesses and dealerships that have shown excellence in office technology and document solutions.
Marco serves customers throughout the Upper Midwest and nationally with offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.
Mathias qualifies for MDRT membership
Mike Mathias, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual, Fargo, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association of leading life insurance producers.
MDRT is a career milestone that indicates sales and service achievement for life underwriters. Members must meet strict ethical and production requirements to qualify.
Mathias has also qualified for the Court of the Table, which places him among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry.
He is a 25-year MDRT member and a four-year Court of the Table qualifier.
McNeal & Friends named a Retail Star
McNeal & Friends, 506 Broadway, Fargo, has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2013 by editors of the trade magazine for the home accents industry.
The shop is owned by sisters Shelly Neal and Rondi McGovern. The annual list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents, including furniture stores and interior design boutiques that are creative in their merchandising, have a positive presence in their local communities and are distinguishing themselves from the competition.
Cass County Historical Society elects directors
The Cass County Historical Society has elected Ben Hanson, West Fargo, John Monilaws, Valley City, N.D., and Carol Siegert, Hunter, N.D., to its board of directors.
Hanson is a member of the North Dakota House from District 6 and also works as a commercial Realtor for Keller Williams Roers Realty.
Monilaws is a high school teacher in the Lisbon (N.D.) School District and Siegert is retired and has a background in board experience and has also worked in the political field.
Three TMI employees graduate from program
Jon Hasbargen, Michelle Blakeman and Cody Aldinger from TMI Hospitality in Fargo have graduated from the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Leadership program.
Hasbargen is the treasury manager, Blakeman is manager of talent acquisition/development and Aldinger is the help desk manager.
The Chamber’s program is centered on creating leaders through community training and leadership development.
Three join board of trustees at Bethany
Allan Erickson and Stacie Heiden, both of Fargo, and Linda O’Halloran, West Fargo, have joined the board of trustees at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo. Harriette McCaul, Fargo, was elected to a second three-year term.
Erickson is executive vice president and chief financial officer at Gate City Bank, Heiden is chief financial officer at DMS Health Technologies, Fargo, and O’Halloran is the retired chief operating officer at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo.
Board officers elected are: Lloyd Smith, chairman; John Hertsgaard, vice chairman; Roger Olson, treasurer; and Jean Bokinskie, secretary. Other trustees are Jerilynn Brantner Adams, Shannon Charpentier, Fargo, and Dr. David Glatt, West Fargo.
Martha Leclerc, Janice Nelson and Paul Wilson, all of Fargo, retired from the board.
Wellspring for the World elects Bartelt president
Wellspring for the World, Fargo, has elected Maureen Bartelt as president. Eric Johnson was elected as vice president.
Bartelt is employed by Bell State Bank & Trust in Fargo as banker support manager and Johnson is employed by the North Dakota Air National Guard as a videographer.
Other officers are: Bruce Stordahl, treasurer, PBS, Inc.; and Dr. Robert Agnew (retired), secretary.
Board members are: Sue Anderson, Gate City Bank; Al Jaeger, North Dakota secretary of state; Dorothy Johnson, Wellspring co-founder; Renee Kuhn, Moorhead Country Club; Peggy Stordahl, PBS, Inc; and Carl Wall (retired), Merrill Lynch.