Thank you for supporting OCEF through the golf outing.

On behalf of all the students and staff in the Oostburg School District, I would like to thank everyone involved in supporting the Oostburg Community Education Foundation’s Golf Outing. This thank you is really extended to three separate groups. 

The first group we would like to thank is the business community. The golf outing received tremendous financial support from a very long list of businesses. These businesses sponsored tee-boxes, provided raffle prizes and auction items, and financially supported the golf event in many other ways. Many of the businesses also sponsored teams of golfers to participate in the event. Thank you to the business community for your ongoing support.  

The second group we would like to thank is the large group of golfers who took the time to participate in the event. Thank you for your support of OCEF and your generosity at the event. 

The third and biggest thank you goes to the OCEF Board. It is simply impressive to see the hard work of this group to organize and grow the golf event, so that OCEF can support the schools in our community. These people demonstrate with their actions that they really care about the young people of this community and their education. The OCEF Board includes: John Daniels, Eric Hesselink, Carl Claerbout, Terry Lemkuil, Ann Brill, Eric Grasse, Darlene TeStroete, Tom Brill, Joyce Eggebeen, Steph Lemkuil, and Natalie Meinen. If you see them in the next couple of weeks, please take time to thank them for their hard work on behalf of OCEF, and ultimately students. 

It may be of interest to some of this blog’s readers, who may not know much about the Oostburg Community Education Foundation, to know that OCEF accepts grant requests from teachers two times per year–fall and spring. OCEF does not sit on the money it makes at events such as the golf outing, it quickly selects projects that improve classrooms, or to support efforts that have an immediate impact on improving the educational experiences of our students. The staff in the Oostburg School District has a great deal of appreciation for everyone who has supported OCEF, because the support to this organization for the schools has allowed us to better serve our students. 

Thanks to everyone who helped make the OCEF Golf Outing a huge success.

Scott Greupink