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THE OMAHA BURKE BOOSTER CLUB

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  • The Burke Booster Club was started in 1998 to provide assistance and support to Burke students
  • There is a strong tie between positive behavior and education when a student is actively involved with athletics, clubs and other school sponsored activities
  • The primary mission of the Booster Club is to raise funds and provide financial assistance for over 20 school sponsored activities which provides benefit to hundreds of students at Burke. Raising funds happens primarily in 4 ways:
1. Annual Booster Club membership sales (activity pass)
2. Staff the concession stands for Burke events as well as State Track
3. Burke apparel and blanket/stadium seat sales at home games and other open house events at Burke
4. Company specific sponsorships

Distribution of Funds

Funds are distributed as follows:

1. Wish lists. In conjunction with the respective Coach or Sponsor, wish lists are fulfilled on an annual basis. As example, for the 2015/2016 school year we fulfilled requests for just over $17,000. Some items included were swim gear, indoor pitching mound, uniforms, practice gear, new instruments, etc.

2. Booster Club scholarships.
Every year the Booster Club awards 4, $500.00 scholarships to outstanding and deserving Burke students
These were the recipients of the 2016 Awards:

  • Jackson Abramo
  • Baylee Bench
  • Gunnar Olafson
  • Taylor Valentine

3. Ad hoc requests such as $6,500 towards the most recent weight room renovations and memorials

Monthly Meeting and Volunteering

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We are always interested in new ideas and member participation

Upcoming Meetings are scheduled for 6:00 PM in the Burke Library:

  • Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Volunteering is a great way to not only support Omaha Burke programs, but it also allows you to meet similar minded parents

OMAHA BURKE BOOSTER CLUB BOARD MEMBERS

Co-Presidents: Greg & Rhonda Schmidt
Vice Presidents of Apparel: Janette Manganaro *
Vice President Concessions: Tracy Svevad *
Vice President Membership: Dana Dockter *
Treasurer: Beth Andersen *
Secretary: Tonja Baker *
Support Staff: Susie Ledger *
Athletic Director: Jason Williams

*Two-year term ends on Wednesday, May 10th, an extra big thanks for the thoughtful leadership and support of these individuals

Conclusion

Omaha Burke and its students have been fortunate to have strong support from the Administration, parents, businesses and the Booster Club. We thank you for your on-going support of the Booster Club via your annual membership purchases and involvement with the other fundraising items. As noted above and because we are going to have some open Leadership positions later in the Spring, if you have an interest in becoming more actively involved please join us at an upcoming meeting or reach out to one of the current Board Members.

Thank you, and GO BULLDOGS!!