Camp Courageous announces new board of directors

     The Camp Courageous Board of Directors announced the election of the following officers and members for the 2020-21 term.

     The Chair of the Board of Directors is Amanda Schlemme. She is a camper parent, so she realizes firsthand the important role Camp Courageous plays in the lives of thousands of individuals with special needs, and their families. She is also the owner of Two Gingers Tavern & Eatery in Cascade and an accountant for Knuth Farms/Bale Barn, also in the Cascade area. Schlemme has been involved with the camp for many years.

Camp Courageous Board of Directors

     • Chair: Amanda Schlemme, Cascade

     • Chair-elect: Amy Rouse, Washington High School, Cedar Rapids

     • Secretary: Mary Van Houten, catering sales manager, Kirkwood Hotel, Cedar Rapids

     • Treasurer: Randy Faulkner, president, Hawkeye Dry Ice, Cedar Rapids

Those re-elected to a three-year term

     • Margo Ahrendsen, camper parent, advocate, farmer, Oxford Junction

     • Mary Johnson, retired, Rockwell Collins, Marion

     • Amy Rouse, Cedar Rapids

     • Jan Short, retired teacher, Winthrop

     • Mary Van Houten, Cedar Rapids

Other board members

     • Jim Foels, farmer, Brooklyn

     • Sheri Grawe, grandparent of campers, retired, Marion

     • Greg Greco, financial planner, Cedar Falls

     • Merlin Hulse, retired farmer, Tipton

     • Jill McDermott, camper parent, school counselor, Maquoketa Valley, Monticello

     • Diane Pitlik, former non-profit director and special needs advocate, Cedar Rapids

     • Trish Recker, fundraising consultant, Adrenaline Fundraising, Cedar Rapids

     • Bruce Scheff, retired, active volunteer, Cedar Rapids

     • Phil Short, farmer, Winthrop

     • Mag Welter, retired special educator, Monticello

     • Chris Wiese, vice president of sales, LimoLink, Cedar Rapids

     • Winnie Williams, retired, Fawn Creek Homes, Monticello

     • Jim Zimmerman, retired principal, Sacred Heart School, Monticello


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