The 2018 WASCOE Annual Convention will be held at the Hotel Marshfield on

Friday, April 20, 2018 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Banquet to follow.

  • Come to learn about your WASCOE Benefits as well as network with your fellow employees!
  • Enjoy a delicious and fun dinner and awards banquet with friends!
  • Have a blast at the scholarship auction and help raise money by bidding on creative donations!

CONVENTION INFORMATION

  • Deadline to book your hotel room is Monday, March 19, 2018!  Call (715) 387-2700 to book now!
  • Deadline to register for the convention is Tuesday, April 10, 2018!
  • Where:  Hotel Marshfield, 2700 S. Central Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449

SPEAKER

Gary F. Sipiorski

He was a local and state FFA officer from Denmark, Wisconsin.  In 1973 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls with a degree in Animal Science.  Gary was in the feed industry with for eighteen years working with feed dealers and consultants making over 1,000 calls on dairy farms a year.

Gary spent seventeen years with the Citizens State Bank of Loyal as an agricultural loan officer and worked his way up to President and CEO where he serves on the Board of Directors.  He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking in Austin, Texas.  He did business primarily with dairy producers.  Actively involved in the state of Wisconsin, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program.  Gary served as state and national director of the Independent Community Bankers of America and chair on the national agricultural committee. Gary chaired the advisory board of the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors advisory board for the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Science. Gary has taught the financial portion of a 234 course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Growing Agriculture in Wisconsin.  In January 2008 he was asked to be on the Advisory Council on Agriculture, Industry and Labor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Gary joined the Vita Plus Corporation on October 1, 2008 a plus 400 employee owned nutrition firm based in Madison, Wisconsin.  He is helping in developing financial training tools for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin and writes for Hoard’s Dairyman and many other agricultural publications.  Gary has given many presentations in Wisconsin, the U.S. and internationally.

Gary has been married to his wife Linda for forty-five years.  They have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Gary

RAFFLE TICKETS

Get your raffle tickets now!  Contact an officer or director for more information on obtaining tickets.

  • $20 each; only 250 tickets available!
  • $2,000 in prizes will be awarded!  Need not be present to win!
  • Top prize $1,000; other prizes are $500, $250, $100, $50 x 3.

For more information about the raffle, contact jonwilliams321@hotmail.com.

LUNCH AND DINNER

Lunch

We are offering an option of a Club Sandwich or Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap provided by the hotel for $12.50.  If you choose to go with the sandwich or wrap, please select one of those options when registering and it will be available for you at the hotel.

Club Sandwich is honey turkey breast, Apple Wood smoked ham, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Monterrey Jack cheese.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap is toasted honey wheat wrap with grilled chicken, Apple Wood smoked bacon, fresh greens, shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing.

Dinner

Dinner will be beef tips, chicken cordon bleu, honey glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, and a BLT salad.

SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION

We will be having our annual scholarship auction after the banquet.  This is our sole source of income for the scholarship fund, which allows WASCOE to be able to offer the scholarships to our members.

In order to make our scholarship auction a successful event, we need you to donate items that we can auction.  Please bring these items with you to the convention, or if you will not be attending, please send them with someone who will be attending.

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Williams at jonwilliams321@hotmail.com.

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration for the convention is over.  Registration will be at the door.

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Beam at bearsfan2003@gmail.com.