By December 25, we would like 1,000 people to donate $25 to support the construction of a new bathroom building for our boy campers. The $25,000 will cover about one quarter of the projected cost, and it will be a great way to show larger donors the support Camp Batawagama has from generations of former campers, staff members, parents and fans.
Many updates and upgrades took place this summer. Here are Taylor Clark, Kristin Stacy, and Nathan Garwood are updating the Mess Hall.
Please see CampBatawagama.com for more pictures.
As Special Thank You to Frank Trummer
For some, charity is an occasional occurrence, for others an annual tra-
dition, and then there are the rare individuals like Frank Trummer who
have made charity a way of life.
Frank and his wife Barb were introduced to the Friends of Camp BA-
TAWAGAMA during our very early years by former beloved Board
member Lloyd Fairbanks. The Trummers loved playing in our annual
golf outings and over the years became friends with Margee and Jim
Brennan. Frank was interested in learning more about Camp BA-
TAWAGAMA, so Jim introduced him to Brian and Paula.
What followed was a respect for FOCB, the BATAWAGAMA staff and
Brian and Paula’s dedication to children and the traditions we all love
and learn while campers. Frank and Barb share that love for children
and have been contributing generously for many years. Often dona-
tions appear after Frank and Brian have spent time together and Frank
sees a need.
When Friend’s Hall was undergoing construction, he donated substan-
tially so that a beautiful custom fireplace could be added. Recently he
sponsored two camp sites on the new Indian Lake property and one on
the Minnie Lake site. He donated monies to have firepits and wooden
logs for seating installed at all nine campsites on both properties. He
has donated a golf cart which is used for Senior Days and every year in
November gives a very substantial gift.
Frank makes his home in Grafton, Wisconsin where he is the Own-
er and CEO of the Mid-American Seasoning Co. Unfortunately, Barb
passed away in 2018 but Frank has continued their devotion and gener-
osity to charities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan. He relates that
his company has been successful, and he enjoys sharing with organiza-
tions he feels are doing good work that align with his priorities.
Frank continues to work full time. He loves his company and his em-
ployees are like family. In addition to his home in Grafton Frank owns
a home on Chicaugon Lake.
We are so incredibly grateful to Frank for his continued generosity and
even more so his years of support and friendship.
Margee Brennan, FOCB Founder