2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Pro-Am Raises $110,000 for Iowa Youth and Families


June 26, 2017


Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
(641) 497-5294 x1272

30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament Raises $110,000 for Iowa Youth and Families

Pictured left to right: Lee Eft, Rob Talbot, Lance Horbach, and Miguel Gutierrez.

(Marshalltown, IA) – Quakerdale announced today that the 2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised $110,000 to support their work with Iowa’s youth and families. This year’s event marked the 30th year that Lennox Industries Inc. and Lennox International Inc. have partnered with Elmwood Country Club to help raise funding for Quakerdale’s youth and family services.

An idea that was conceived in 1987 and first held in 1988 with a goal of raising $2,000 (which actually raised $12,000), has raised a total of $1,873,000 in it’s 30 year history.

Champions Tour Professional, Jerry Smith

104 amateurs, including Lennox executives, dealers, suppliers from all around the US and Canada, joined 26 Iowa PGA Professionals, celebrities Chuck Long, Bobby Hansen, Gary Thompson, Andy Garman, and Celebrity Professional Jerry Smith from the Champions Tour to play 18-holes of golf at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. The day concluded with an awards and dinner banquet where Quakerdale was presented with a check for $110,000. Guest speaker Jon Janke (a 2017 graduate of Quakerdale’s Promise Academy) spoke of the impact Quakerdale’s program had on his life and thanked those attending for providing the funding necessary to keep this ministry going.


Tied for 6th place with a team scores of 61 were:

Brian Houchin, Normal, IL,
Jack Huether, St. Louis, MO
Mike Wood, Newton, IA
Doug Young, Richardson, TX
Nate McCoy, Iowa Golf Association, Ankeny, IA

Pete Kelly, Marshalltown, IA
John Miller, Rock Falls, IL
Larry Slauson, Robins, IA
Tom Sommers, Cleveland, OH
Mark Lemon, Airport National Golf Course, Cedar Rapids, IA

Jayme Honkomp, Peosta, IA
Gary Nystrom, Boone, IA
Scott Roberts, Niceville, IL
Christopher Serpe, Kenosha, WI
Dave Ranney, Lamoni Golf & Country Club, Lamoni, IA

Mike Bryant, Shawnee, KS
Bill Lawless, Eldora, IA
Scott Stalzer, Marshalltown, IA
Dan Webber, Marshalltown, IA
Jay Horton, All Star Pro Golf, Iowa City, IA

Tied for 3rd with a scores of 60 were:

Bill Carlson, Dallas, TX
Lee Eft, Polk City, IA
Chuck Long, Ames, IA
Steve Williams, Monticello, IA
Chris Black, Hickory Grove Country Club, Oelwein, IA

Lance Horbach, Tama, IA
Todd Karr, Montour, IA
Tony Giannetto, Marshalltown, IA
John Meyer, Dyersville, IA
Greg Dingel, Veenker Memorial Golf Course, Ames, IA

Tied for 2nd with a scores of 59 were:

Gary Bedard, Richardson, TX
Abie Chadderdon, Marshalltown, IA
Paul Liddell, Sidney, OH
Steve Meyer, State Center, IA
Sean McCarty, Brown Deer Golf Club, Coralville, IA

Les Lyons, Cassville, MO
Erick Peterson, Johnston, IA
Leroy Olson, Marshalltown, IA
Dan Weis, Fenton, MO
Sam Zoske, Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown, IA

This years’s winning team finished with a team score of 58

John Cain, Calgary, AB, Canada
Scott Follesé, Crystal, MN
Marty Hardon, Tama, IA
Dick Tesar, Rhodes, IA
Ben Wollam, Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown, IA





Hole #3 Closest to the Pin – John Ernat

Hole #6 Closest top the Pin – John Miller

Hole #12 Closest to the Pin – Scott Roberts

Hole #16 Closest to the Pin – Garrett Dickinson


Tied for 12th with a score of 71

Mark Rohde, from Elmwood Country Club, and
Greg Dingel, from Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Tied for 9th with a score of 70

Clark Smith, AHEAD,
Chuck Moran, American Legion Memorial Golf Cource, and
Jay Monahan, Sugar Creek Golf Course

Tied for 7th with a score of 69

Jay Horton, All Star Pro Golf, and
Grant Feilmann, Wakonda Club

Tied for 5th with a score of 68

Jeff Smith, Harvest Point Golf Course, and
Sam Zoske, Elmwood Country Club

The TOP Four:

4th Place with a score of 67, Chris Black, Hickory Grove Golf Course

3rd Place with a score of 65, Nate McCoy, Iowa Golf Association

2nd Place with a score of 64, Ben Wollam, Elmwood Country Club

Our 2017 Champion, is Sean McCarty, Brown Deere Golf Club with a score of 61

A big “Thank you” to all who participated in this year’s event, worked behind the scenes, served on the tournament committee, donated or provided goods and services. We look forward to “seeing you” again next year!

Lennox/Quakerdale Golf Committee

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Photos courtesy of Tom Apgar, Apgar Photography Studio, Marshalltown, Iowa


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Jerry Smith, 2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Celebrity Professional


May 9, 2017


Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
(641) 497-5294 x1272

Jerry Smith 2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament Celebrity Professional

(Marshalltown, IA) – Quakerdale announced today that PGA Champions Tour Professional Jerry Smith will be their celebrity professional for the 30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament.

Jerry was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He is a graduate of Baylor University, and currently resides of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Jerry is the fourth generation in his family to participate in the golf industry. He credits his father, a course superintendent for more than 35 years in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for getting him involved in golf. Jerry and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Giavanna and Olivia.

Jerry’s PGA accomplishments include a win at the 1991 Waterloo Open Golf Classic, an Asian Tour win at the 1998 Guam Open, and a Champions Tour win at the 2015 Encompass Championship played in Chicago llinoisL. His 3rd place finish at qualifying school this year has earned him exempt status on the PGA Champions Tour. This is Jerry’s third year on the Champions Tour and he is highly regarded by his peers.

Jerry Smith will be inducted in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame on June 13th. On June 14th and 15th he will be joining the participants at the 30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown.

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Beaver Hills Country Club to Host 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic


October 31, 2016


Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
(641) 497-5294

Beaver Hills Country Club to Host 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic

(Cedar Falls, IA) – Quakerdale announced today that it will be holding its 2nd Annual Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm at Beaver Hills Country Club in Cedar Falls, Iowa. This online fundraiser will run from December 5 to December 10 and feature 14 charities and 8 Quakerdale ministries.

Conceived in 2015, the event is designed to help expand awareness, increase online email subscriptions, and invite people to join their work as a volunteer, donor, or legacy supporter (leaving a legacy through a planned gift). The 2015 Quakerdale Winter Classic results for Quakerdale alone included an increase of 23 time in web traffic, more than 392,000 impressions on 71,000 plus Twitter accounts, nearly doubled their online subscriptions, and had 161 participants (100 from Iowa, 60 from the US, and one international).

In addition to Quakerdale’s eight ministries:

Family Centered Services

Beth Andrew, (641) 497-5294, BAndrew@Quakerdale.org


Ryan Keller, (641) 497-5292, RKeller@Quakerdale.org

Mobile Camp

Jason Kinney, (641) 497-5294, JKinney@Quakerdale.org

The Promise Academy

Larry Ketcham, (641) 497-5294, LKetcham@Quakerdale.org


Rob Talbot, (641) 497-5294, RTalbot@Quakerdale.org

Quakerdale Eagles

Dustin Johnston, (641) 497-5294, DJohnston@Quakerdale.org

Quakerdale Retreat Center

Adam Koester, (641) 497-5294, AKoester@Quakerdale.org

Wolfe Ranch

Adam Koester, (641) 497-5294, AKoester@Quakerdale.org


… 14 charities have accepted their invitation to join Quakerdale ministries this year:

Apostolic Pentecostal Church Youth Group, Cedar Falls, IA (20)

Christina Cortez, (515) 494-3638, ccortez909@gmail.com

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Waterloo, IA (23)

Andrew Finnegan, (319) 235-9946, afinnegan@heartlandhfh.org

Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (27)

Wes Blanchard, 515-961-0725, wes@weslynn.net

Love Never Sinks, Clarksville, IA (22)

Michelle Lucas, (319) 961-0398, mllucas72@icloud.com

Manning Child Care Center, Manning, IA (26)

Michelle Starman, (712) 655-5437, mccc@mmctsu.com

Multiplication Catalyst Ministries, Wichita, KS (18)

Randy Littlefield, (913) 683-3831, newchurches@efcmaym.org

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Black Hawk County, Waterloo, IA (19)

Leslie Cohn, (319) 235-5263, namibh@qwestoffice.net

Neighbors Across the Land, Charles City, IA (05)

Marie Conklin, (641) 691-4146 or (641) 691-7204, natldrr@gmail.com

ReaLife Church, Waterloo, IA (15)

Michele Feltes, (319) 334-0155 or (319) 334-0263, Michele.feltes@gmail.com

Riverview Ministries, Cedar Falls, IA (14)

Marlene Wilson, (319) 268-0787, riverviewcc@gmail.com

Sacred Moment Ministries, Waterloo, IA (21)

Karen LaVelle, (319) 239-1432, karen159ln@gmail.com

South Sudan & Sudan Christian Community for Peace and Unity, Omaha, NE (16)

Aislinn Rookwood, (402) 515-7774 or (402) 715-8012, aisnielsen@yahoo.com

Tama County Young Guns 4-H Club, Gladbrook, IA (25)

Melissa Keller, (641) 750-2781 or (641) 750-6480, rmkeller2@netscape.net

THE LIFE Project, Cedar Falls, IA (17)

Matt Reisetter, (319) 230-2271, matt.reisetter@p2c.com

“This year is lining up to be something really special” said Dan Smith, tournament director. “We cannot thank Beaver Hills Country Club enough for stepping up and hosting this year’s event. I’m excited to see what God is going to do through this virtual golf tournament to position some awesome charities to do amazing work in 2017.” The event is open to the public. If you would like  to support one of these charities, you can contact them using the information provided below their listing.

To learn more about the 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm, follow this link:


For information on how your charity can participate in the 2017 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm, contact:

Dan Smith
Tournament Director
(641) 497-5294


#MakingADifferenceQ — #qwc2016proam


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Quakerdale Announces 2015 Volunteer of the Year

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July 7, 2016


Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
(641) 497-5294

(New Providence, IA) – On Thursday, June 30, Quakerdale held a Volunteer Reception in the Broer Commons at their New Providence campus. Volunteers from various Quakerdale ministries came together to celebrate the power of volunteering, to recognize the 2015 Q-Award Nominees, and to honor the 2015 Volunteer of the Year by presenting them the Q-Award.

Established in 1979, the Quakerdale Q-Award annually recognizes and honors individuals who have enhanced the organization’s mission through significant and/or unique volunteer contributions. Q-Award recipients are nominated by Quakerdale staff and selected by the Board of Trustees. Ministry directors are asked to consider special non-staff individuals who they believe made a significant contribution either directly or indirectly through raising funds, hands-on physical work, or in some other way partnering with them by sharing their time, talents, and/or treasures. All nominees are invited to and recognized at the Volunteer Reception held in June. The recipient of the Q-Award is announced at this event.

2015 Volunteer Nominees are…

Terry Beare, Promise Academy, New Providence Campus
Terry Beare and Mary Humrichouse
Terry Beare with Mary Humrichouse

“Terry is a tireless volunteer for home Eagle Basketball games keeping the score book. Terry has done this for at least four years and maybe longer. Many times Terry will keep the book for three back-to-back games…meaning almost six hours of nonstop action to keep track of. Terry also volunteers with the maintenance department every Tuesday and many weeks more often than that.”

Larry Ketcham, Promise Academy Administrator

Samantha Stephens, Wolfe Ranch, Marshalltown
Rochelle Stephens with Mary Humrichouse

“Sammie Stephens and her family have always helped with chores at Wolfe Ranch, usually just on Sundays. With the staff change and all that was happening in 2015, Sammie took on chores 6 days a week. She went above and beyond the call of duty by also helping with camps over the summer. The Stephens family is a vital and cherished part of the volunteer group at Wolfe Ranch.”

Samantha was unable to attend. Receiving on her behalf was Rochelle Stephens.

Riley Farland, Facility Manager, Wolfe Ranch

Patti Downs, Programs & Services, Waterloo Campus
Dave Holm with Patti Downs

“For the past couple years Quakerdale has partnered with Patti Downs to have a garden. Patti is the garden manager and works with a couple ladies from Food Corp. Laura McInerney and Grace Margherio are both Food Corps service members working mostly with the Waterloo public schools and community organizations to engage children in learning about nutrition, cooking, and gardening. These ladies come weekly to work with our clients in the garden and then at lunch time, show the clients different ways to prepare vegetables and then eat with them. This has been a real positive experience for the clients and they seem to enjoy eating something that they have helped grow.”

Leah Churchill, Leader of Operations, Waterloo

Ray Schumacher, Facilities, New Providence Campus
Ray Schumacher wiith Mary Humrichouse
Ray Schumacher with Mary Humrichouse

“Ray has dutifully worked each week on our maintenance volunteer day operating and maintaining the floor polisher. Ray is easy to work with and has even done research for the project on his own initiative. The polisher weighs several hundred pounds and grinds the cement to a polished finish through repeated trips across the surface. Ray has logged countless hours polishing floors in the Broer addition making a surface that will last for decades!”

Robert Talbot, Executive Director

Jean Gedlinske & Orchard Hill’s Route 55, Spiritual Life, Waterloo Campus
Dave Holm with Jean Gedlinske

“Jean and the Route 55 group from Orchard Hill serve at our Waterloo campus by teaching skills training to our youth. They have hosted a game night, a Mary Kay health & beauty demo, provided a Social time at Slife cottage, worked in flower beds with residents, provided an evening meal, worked in the Community Garden with Patti Downs most Thursday mornings, facilitated a Thanksgiving Meal cooking event, and even showed residents how to sew Christmas stockings. Jean also worked with UNI student volunteers to provide a Financial Literacy class.”

Jean was unable to attend. Receiving on her behalf was Dave Holm.

Dave Holm, Spiritual Life Director

Robert Barnes, Heartland Vineyard Church, Hope4Healing
Robert Barns with Mary Humrichouse
Robert Barns with Mary Humrichouse

Bob has been an absolute blessing for Hope4Healing. He would be embarrassed for us to say this, but he is the role model we mention to other church communities considering Hope4Healing. We would like a person like Bob in every community we serve.

He has a very genuine love for people, giving them what they need not just fulfilling a request. He allows them to do what they can for themselves, empowering them to take more control of their lives. At the same time he reacts with “grace” when bad decisions are made, offering forgiveness and perseverance rather than condemnation or giving up. His is a stance of hope, keeping focused on possibilities for positive change.

Bob expects similar attitudes from his team. He has conscientiously selected the members of his team, realizing such a ministry is not for everyone. When things don’t go well within the team, Bob is willing to make the difficult decisions. He is also a source of emotional support for his team, offering guidance when needed. At the same time he is not reluctant to brainstorm with others to find the best solutions to difficult situations. He seeks guidance and support from the Heartland Vineyard pastoral team when circumstances are such that their support is needed. He has a willingness to accept the decision of the church leadership even when the decision they make is not what he originally thought he wanted. He has the humility to share decision making. Bob has managed to lead his team even amidst his own deep personal losses and chronic health issues.

Ryan Keller, Hope4Healing Administrator

The 2015 Q-Award recipient is …

Adam Koester, Rob Talbot, Rochelle Stephens, and Mary Humrichouse

Samantha Stephens, Wolfe Ranch

Check out photos from the event in our Photo Gallery