As the staff of Dane Buy Local was working on our first DBLAs, we came to realize that there was one more category for which we wanted to recognize a Dane Buy Local member. That member turned out to be an individual to whom we wanted to give a special award this evening. We're calling the award, the Dane Buy Local Spotlight award and this award goes to Mike Polk.
Mike tends to work behind the scenes so tonight we are bringing him out of the dark and shining the spotlight on him. Mike has been a Board member for the past 5 years representing Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin. Mike can be counted on not only to attend and contribute to Board meetings, but he also regularly comes to breakfasts, socials, and other Dane Buy Local events.
Mike has served for several years as a loyal member of the Events Committee. We can depend on him to contribute ideas and follow through with assignments - like soliciting auction donations, picking up auction items and bringing them to the office, and setting up rooms for events. Mike's employer, Group Health Coop is one of Dane Buy Local's gold level sponsors and Mike has been instrumental in securing that sponsorship.
Tonight we honor Mike with our Spotlight Award. Congratulations, Mike Polk!