LPN Gets Support from Granite Club Members
By Susan Thompson
In 2008, 12 businesses made monetary or in-kind contributions to Lake Panorama National to support the construction of Spikes, the snack and restroom facility located between the first and 10thtees. In exchange, the businesses received a sponsorship sign on an LPN tee box. Several of these businesses have maintained their sponsorship ever since. Donor signs are made of granite, and words such as unwavering and steadfast define granite. Thus, members of the Granite Club are recognized as unwavering, steadfast LPN supporters.
Original Granite Club members who renewed for 2019 are Panora Telco on the third hole; Guthrie County State Bank/GCSB Investment Center on hole five; Exterior Sheet Metal on the eighth hole; Bryton Insurance on the ninth hole; and Total Financial Solutions on the 10thhole.
One new member—Minnesota Cabinets—joined the Granite Club this year, and is featured on the 18thhole. Five new members joined in 2018 and renewed this year. These are Bristle Farms on the first hole; Beer Can Alley on #2; Panora State Bank on #4; Hawley Insurance on the sixth hole; and Robert Carr/State Farm on #16. Three members joined in 2017, and have renewed annually. These are Martin Brothers on hole 12, Jensen Sanitation on #13, and Tometich Engineering on the 17thhole.
Four holes remain available for sponsorship – seven, 11, 14, and 15. Annual sponsorships are $500. New sponsors also are asked to pay the cost of the sign, which is $250. Granite Club members receive a free round of golf for a foursome, including carts, when they purchase or renew their annual membership. Club members also are recognized on the LPN website and in the LPN Resort Weekly e-newsletter.
Granite Club membership isn’t restricted to businesses. Individuals, couples or groups are welcome to become club members, showing their support and appreciation for Lake Panorama National. Details of the Granite Club, along with a request form for more information, can be found on the LPN website at lakepanoramanational.com. Or call Royce Shaffer, LPN operations manager, at 641-755-2080.