Baylake Bank. Helping Build the Good Life.Baylake Bank Community Service Project Benefits Veterans Groups

Kevin “KC” Johnson representing Disabled American Veterans Department of Wisconsin accepting donation from Baylake Bank CEO Rob Cera and Baylake Sales & Service Representative Samantha Rodriguez.
Kevin “KC” Johnson representing Disabled American Veterans Department of Wisconsin accepting donation from Baylake Bank CEO Rob Cera and Baylake Sales & Service Representative Samantha Rodriguez.

Vern Schroeder representing Camp American Legion accepting donation from Baylake Bank CEO Rob Cera and Baylake Sales & Service Representative Samantha Rodriguez.
Vern Schroeder representing Camp American Legion accepting donation from Baylake Bank CEO Rob Cera and Baylake Sales & Service Representative Samantha Rodriguez.

December 2, 2011 --  When Baylake Bank employees gathered for all-staff meetings on Friday, November 11th – Veterans Day – they enjoyed educational sessions, team building projects, and other activities. “We had the day jam-packed with activities so we could make the most of our time together. Everyone learned a lot, but we definitely had plenty of fun along the way!” said Samantha Rodriguez, Baylake Bank Sales & Service Event representative.

She added, “A huge highlight of the day was when we presented nearly $3,500 from fundraising efforts we had implemented in the months prior to the Sales & Service event to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans Department of Wisconsin (DAV-WI) and Camp American Legion.”

Vern Schroeder from American Legion Post 318 was present on behalf of Camp American Legion, which serves approximately 400 injured and disable veterans each summer with physical therapy, good food, fresh air and peaceful rest. Schroeder commented that 207 first time attendees went to Camp American Legion the past year, and the number of 20-29 year old veterans utilizing the camp has increased by 55% in recent years.

DAV-WI State Commander Kevin C. “K.C.” Johnson accepted the donation for the DAV, and stated that the mission of the DAV is building better lives for all of our nation’s disabled veterans and their families. He commented that the Baylake Bank donation will be used for the DAV van transportation program, in which free transportation is provided to any veteran to any VA hospital or clinic in the state. Johnson concluded by asking the audience to “Please remember the men and women in uniform today; remember the sacrifices that they and their families are making.”

Baylake Bank, a Baylake Corp company and Member FDIC/Equal Housing Lender, serves its Wisconsin communities from financial centers in Brown, Door, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Waushara counties and from its website at www.baylake.com. For more information call (920) 743-5551 or 1-800-267-3610
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