2016 Community Impact Luncheon
Congratulations to all of the wonderful community members who received awards at the 2016 Community Impact Luncheon on Wednesday, January 13th! Thank you for your service to your community and to United Way of Otter Tail County!
Helen Johansen – Volunteer
Rich and Mary McCrady
Incoming UWOTC President Randy Kempfer & outgoing President Dennis Johnson
Top Corporate Awards
Tino Harris – Otter Tail Power Company campaign coordinator
Women’s Leadership Council Member Tammy Banks
Keynote Speaker – Melvin Carter
2016 UWOTC Board of Directors
President: Dr. Randy Kempfer, InVision Eyecare
Treasurer: Mick Siems, Mill Street Residence, Fergus Falls
Secretary: Dianne Beckman
Dennis Johnson – Retired
Cori Brown: Boys & Girls Club of the Perham Area
Joshua Heggem: Pemberton Law Firm, Fergus Falls
Tracy Bieger: Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham
Lori Mattfeld: United Community Bank, Perham
Chris Marvel: American Federal Bank, Fergus Falls
Diane Thorson: Otter Tail County Public Health
Barbara Axness: Pelican Valley Health Center, Pelican Rapids
Pastor Tom Peterson: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls
Jennifer Hendrickson: Perham Public Schools
Jeff Drake: Battle Lake Public Schools
January – United Way Community Investment Grant application will be available.
April 13th – Ottertail Food Drop, Ottertail Community Center, 11am food distribution
May 5th – Little Black Dress and Black Tie Affair – Fergus Falls Bigwood Event Center
May 20th – Shot in the Dark Golf Tournament, Perham Lakeside Golf Course
Volunteer of the Year – Arne Gudmestad
Community Champion Awards
Top Corporate Awards
Otter Tail Power Company $15,000
Service Food Market $7,000
Otter Tail Corporation $3,894
Security State Bank $3,000
Great Plains Natural Gas $2,000
Top Employee Campaigns
Lake Region Healthcare $25,323
Otter Tail Power Company $22,726
Otter Tail County Employees $14,515
Sanford Health $9,100
State of Minnesota Employees $8,382
Otter Tail Corporation $7,788
Pelican Rapids Public Schools $7,241
Fergus Falls Public Schools $4,386
Pemberton Law Firm $3,565
West Central Initiative $2,490
Lakeland Mental Health Center $2,000
Bell State Bank & Trust $1,828
Minnesota Motor Company $1,915
Community Hero Awards
Arne Gudmestad – Volunteer of the Year
Rich & Mary McCrady
Val & Paula Dietz
Dr. Daniel Traiser
Top Employee Campaigns
David Phillipe – Volunteer
Business Giving in Otter Tail County
Otter Tail Power Company
$10,001 – $15,000
Lake Region Medical Group, PA
Otter Tail Corporation
Lake Region Healthcare Corp.
$7501 – $10,000
Otter Tail County Human Services
State of Minnesota
$2501 – $7500
Pelican Rapids Public Schools #548
Service Food Market
Target Store #1174
Fergus Falls Public Schools 544
Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Kershner
Security State Bank
Great Plains Natural Gas Co.
Wells Fargo – Fergus Falls
Farmers & Merchants State Bank – NYM
The Williams Company Store
$1001 – $2500
Keller Williams Realty
Paulson Land Company
The Federated Church
West Central Initiative
Minnesota Motor Co.
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Lakeland Mental Health Center
Victor Lundeen Co.
Bell State Bank & Trust – Fergus Falls
Wings Flight Training
Hanley & Murphy Dental
Otter Tail County Solid Waste & Recycling
Otter Tail County Public Health
UPS Fishing Tournament
Fergus Falls Noon Rotary
Bell State Bank & Trust – Fargo
Parkers Prairie Public School #547
Otter Tail Telcom/Parkregion
American Federal Bank
Battle Lake Public School #542
New York Mills Public School #553
Grace United Methodist Church
$501 – $1000
Krekelberg Law Firm – Pelican Rapids
New York Mills Lions Club
Underwood Public School #550
Mills Fleet Farm
Rischard Marketing – Tag Up
Pickett & Demuth, LTD
Lakes Country Service Cooperative
Perham Public Schools 549
Century 21 Vista, Inc. – Fergus Falls
RDO of Fergus Falls
US Bank/U.S. Bancorp
Otter Tail County Coordinator
Eide Bailly LLP
Bank of the West
Flint Communications, Inc.
Leaf Mountain Church
Pelican Dental Clinic
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Fergus Falls Newspapers, Inc./Daily Journal
Otter Tail County Assessor`s Office
$251 – $500
Bremer Bank (Perham)
Dennis W. Happel Attorney at Law
K.L.N. Enterprises, Inc.
Life Smiles Dental
Wells Fargo – Pelican Rapids
Otter Tail County Attorney`s Office
Dorn & Company
Calvary Lutheran Church – Perham
Robert Russell, Attorney at Law
Bell State Bank & Trust – Pelican Rapids
Otter Tail County Commissioner`s Office
Allegro Marketing, Inc.
Companion Animal Hospital
Otter Tail County Auditor & Motor Vehicle
Compass Inspection Consultants, Inc.
Edward Jones (Perham)
Fergus Falls School of Dance
M-R Sign Company, Inc.
Norwegian Grove Township
West Central Turkeys
Tire One/Royal Tire
Farmers Elevator Co.
Rohde Insurance Services
Fergus Falls Monument Company
$25 – $250
Beyer Body Shop, Inc
N.F. Field Abstract Company, LLC
Shopko – Perham
Shopko – Fergus Falls
Ottertail Coaches, Inc.
Perrin Auto Body
Spangler Partners, Inc.
Super Septic, Inc. of Pelican Rapids
The Wild Goose, Inc.
United Community Bank
The Muddy Moose
Otter Tail County Extension Service
Park Region Co-Op
Whoolery Dentistry, P.C.
O`Reilly Auto Parts
Chamber of Commerce Fergus Falls Area
Coldwell Banker Preferred Partners – Pelican Rapids
Cooper`s Technology Group
Craig Rude D.D.S.
Dean`s Country Market – Perham
Lakes Area Cooperative
Minn-Dak Transport Inc. & Gerald N. Evenson, Inc.
Ole and Lena`s Pizzeria
Smith Family Chiropractic
Strand Ace Hardware
Ugstad Plumbing & Heating
Underwood Quik Stop / Underwood Oil Inc.
West Central Abstracting
Kiwanis Club of Otter-Risers Inc.
Bremer Bank Bake Sale
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Henning Community Fund
Carlson Highland & Co.
Fergus Tire Center
Guardian Crop Insurance
Hilltop Lumber Co., Inc.
Mauk Jewelers, Inc.
Otter Tail County Veteran`s Services
Overland Insurance Agency, Inc.
Overland Mechanical Services
Perham Health & Perham Living – Sanford
Swenson , Saurer, Gerber, Anderson
Otter Tail County Highway
Otter Tail County Land & Resource Management
United Way of Otter Tail County
A Place To Belong
Allen Haugrud, Attorney at Law
Bjorn`s Heating & Air Conditioning
Christianson Bus Service
Coldwell Banker Preferred Partners
Doug Thorson Sales
E J`s Floor Covering
Erickson Insurance Agency
Everts Lumber Co
Farmers State Bank
Fergus Falls Lodging LLC
Fergus Falls Optometric Center
First National Bank of Battle Lake
Harvest Homes of Fergus Falls
Industrial Finishing Services
Investment Realty Northwest, Inc.
Lakes Country Insurance Agency
Lund Implement Co
Modern Assemblies, Inc.
Murdock`s Hardware, Inc. – Ace Hardware- Perham
Nathan Seeger Law Office
Nature`s Garden World
Nyhus Family Sales
Schmitz Body & Paint
Smith & Sem, Ltd.
Spanky`s Stone Hearth, Inc.
Svaren Financial Services
United Methodist Women – Perham
Winkels Carpet Center, Inc.
Don Pablo`s Mexican Restaurant LLP
Hemmelgarn Builders, Inc
Midwest Insurance Agency
Schoeneberger Funeral Home
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans- Perham
City of Perham
All Building Corporation
BHH Partners Planners Arch
Body Mind Center, LLC
College Way Auto
Dairyland Veterinary Service Ltd.
Gottenborg Chiropractic Clinic
New Horizons Realty Co. of Perham
Northern Aire Bowling Lanes
Otter Tail Adjusting
Otter Tail Tire, Inc. – Tires Plus Total Car Care
Pine Shelter Veterinary Hospital
State Farm Insurance – Pelican Rapids
Sverdrup Mutual Insurance Company
Team Electronics – Perham
Vistad Chiropractic Clinic
Warner Garage Door
Weckwerth Animal Hospital
Azure Vision Care
Attitudes for Hair
John`s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Security Insurance and Investments
Fergus Falls Spine & Injury Center
Preferred Auto Body Services LLC
Jaycees – East Otter Tail County
Crane-Johnson Lumber Company
Dan`s Vacuum & Sewing
American Family Insurance – Bruce Jacklitch Agency, Inc.
Eddie`s Insulating & Siding Service
Lakes Family Eyecare Inc
Pinnacle Pro Floor Care
Riverview Place Floral
South Mill Service
State Farm Insurance – Swenson
The K Foundation
Beauty Cellar Inc.
Photo Magic of Perham
United Way of Otter Tail County
120 East Washington Avenue
Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537
218.736.5147 (Fergus Falls) – 218.770.9406 (Perham)
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