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2018 Hasbrook Award Luncheon

Bosma Enterprises - 11/7/2018 9:30:49 AM

The 21st annual Hasbrook award luncheon was held on November 1, at the Crane Bay in beautiful downtown Indianapolis.  The afternoon was filled with inspiration and a call to action. 

The 21st annual Hasbrook award luncheon was held on November 1, at the Crane Bay in beautiful downtown Indianapolis.  The afternoon was filled with inspiration and a call to action. Guests were captivated by our keynote speaker Kathy Nimmer, former Indiana Teacher of the Year and 2016 Hasbrook award winner. Kathy delivered a heartfelt speech, leaving the audience mesmerized.
 
The 2018 Hasbrook Award winner was Bert Wilhoite, former Bosma Enterprises’ board member. Bert was very grateful and honored to receive the award.  He was then joined on stage by Speaker of the House Brian Bosma and Lou Moneymaker, President and CEO of Bosma Enterprises, who presented Bert with the Hasbrook award. Bill Amrine, director of industries also surprised Bert with his own pair of red converse sneakers. Wearing red converse to Hasbrook is a long-time tradition for Bill, and he wanted his friend Bert to have a pair as well.
 
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks also was honored with the Vision Award. This award is given to a person or organization who has gone above and beyond to support our mission. Representative Brooks has been a champion for Bosma Enterprises, and the true definition of public servant and we can’t thank her enough for her dedication to our mission.
 
DirectEmployers was recognized as Community Partner of the Year. DirectEmployers has been a dedicated partner, especially partnering with us for our many fundraising events like Dining in the Dark and the Bosma Visionary Golf Classic. We appreciate their generosity and support of Bosma Enterprises.
 
The 2018 Bosma Enterprises employee of the year was announced, and the winner was Jerry Swinehart. Jerry had some tough competition, but was chosen due to his willingness to assist his fellow co-workers, promptness and friendly and outgoing attitude.

The afternoon came to a close with a call to action. Bosma Enterprises is raising funds to provide white canes for children who are blind in Sierra Leone. These children are in dire need of white canes, which provide independence for people who are blind. Currently, the school has a limited amount of canes that the students can use, and with the help of our Hasbrook guests, we will be donating white canes to their school. Bosma’s very own Bianca Gerena will be traveling to Sierra Leone in January to distribute the canes and to provide orientation and mobility training to the students as well as training them on how to use adaptive technology. You can still help us with our mission to change lives. For a donation of $50.00, you can help us buy white canes for Hoosiers and children who are blind in Sierra Leone. Donate now at www.bosma.org/donate


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2018 Hasbrook Award Winner Bert Wilhoite stands with Lou Moneymaker and Speaker of the House Brian Bosma.

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2018 Bosma Enterprises Employee of the Year, Jerry Swinehart, stands with Bill Amrine, director of industries, and Brian Petraits, senior manager of industries.