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Schmiesing receives Bridge Builder Award

November 27, 2012
The Journal

Bridging Brown County awarded Wally Schmiesing the 2012 Bridge Builder Award on Nov. 15th at its annual banquet at the Comfrey Community Center.

The Bridge Builder Award is given to a person that has exemplified volunteering and dedication to their church, community and the county. This award was started in 2007.

Schmiesing's record of service includes:

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Jim Lilleodden, left, service chairman of Bridging Brown County Board, presents the 2012 Bridge Builder Award to Wally Schmiesing.

-- Hosting 13 International students through the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Agricultural Student Trainee Program.

-- Being active in the Brown County Farm Bureau.

-- Serving Lake Hanska Lutheran Church in many capacities, and provided leadership in the formation of Prairieland Lutheran Parish.

-- Serving on the Lake Hanska Preservation and Improvement Council, which eventually accomplished the dredging of Lake Hanska.

-- Participating in the Blandin Leadership Program, and serving on the Bridging Brown County Board.

-- Serving on the Region 9 Council, and being trained in Senior Insurance Counseling, working with seniors citizens on their insurance options.

-- Serving on the Brown County REA Board for 27 years, several as President.

-- Serving on the governing boards of Madelia Community Hospital and Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

-- Serving on the Committee planning Brown County's 150th. Anniversary

-- Being a delegate to National AMPI Conventions in San Antonio, Texas.



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