GAB NEWSLETTER
AUGUST 2017

We love
our Sponsors

“GAB is a non-profit organization. Our board of directors, executives, volunteers and speakers all volunteer their time… without compensation. Without you, GAB could not exist. We never forget that and appreciate your ongoing support and referrals.”

01.17

Peer Ambassadors “represent” at GHS 8th Grader Orientation

Each year Greendale High School hosts a Co-Curricular Fair.

The fair allows incoming 8th Graders to interact with faculty and students and gives them the opportunity to pre-register for sports, clubs, non-profits and more.

Our 8th Grade Transition Team was made up by Peer Ambassadors Noor, Sheridan, Diana, Ashley and Mohsin represent GAB and did superb job at recruiting

01.17

Peer Ambassador Recognized by Communities and Nationally

Peer Ambassador Lucas Smith has taken the GAB message to the “Next Level.”

His passion and commitment have been recognized with the Wisconsin Hero Award, The Prudential Community Spirit Award, and The Daily Point of Light Award

He even appeared at Miller Park to throw the first pitch in front of thousands prior to the Milwaukee Brewers taking the field.

04.17

Buddy Bear the “Ambassadog” welcomed as new GAB Celebrity Speaker

Yes, you read that right. Buddy Bear is on our Celebrity Speaker team. You see, there is a common tie between animal abuse and bullying. It’s crucial to help kids see the connection and to learn the behavioral signs of bullying and abuse.

Buddy Bear the “Ambassadog” is the perfect addition to our line-up of GAB Community Service for elementary schools to teach kids how to become Upstanders

05.17

GAB Peer Ambassadors Shine at 2017 WASC State Jam

It’s happening, Our Peer Ambassadors are making a huge impact throughout Wisconsin. At this years 2017 Wisconsin Association of Student Councils State Jam our Our Peer Ambassadors; Diana Victory, Noor Fleifel, Ariel Griffin, Tess Schaefer, and Anina Lee, lead two, 1-hour breakout groups with thought provoking videos and interactive activities. Their presentations were so effective that one of the students approached our Peers after a presentation and said she was going to contact her school administration to establish a Peer Ambassador Program in her school. Get the full story and event photos.

SPOTLIGHT ELKS LODGE

GAB receives a $2500.00 Elks Gratuity Grant presented by Janis Doleschal, Royal Knight to Linda Lee (Executive Director) In Photo.

05.17

GAB Celebrity Speakers Tour Area Schools

It’s been a great year in spreading the anti-bullying message. As GAB continues to ramp up its services and programs, schools are becoming more inclined to take more focused action in getting students involved.

We have recently visited over 30 schools and organizations and look forward to many more during the upcoming school year.

06.17

HENDERSON’S RIDE FOR HOPE WAS FUN FOR ALL

Over 200 riders took part in Henderson’s ride For Hope to benefit Generations Against Bullying (GAB). Riders left Coal Dock Park on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan in Port Washington, WI escorted by Packer Super Bowl Champs William Henderson and Dorsey Levens joined by former Green Bay Packer Tony Fisher.

06.17

Bader Rutter Receives Awards for GAB Rebranding Ads and Logos

June 2016 was the start of a watershed year for Generations Against Bullying (GAB) on many fronts including Milwaukee ad agency Bader Rutter offering GAB a rebranding right on pace with our new website and eCommerce store. The results were “award winning”

Take a look at the award-winning results and get the full story.

06.17

Peer Ambassadors keep GAB rollin’ at Monthly Meetings

Generations Against Bullying moves ahead at the pace of our Peer Ambassadors and our Peer Ambassadors are rockin’.

Our Student Peer Ambassadors organized productive meetings during the ’16-17′ school year which helped plan GAB events and continued their education. Meetings will resume at the beginning of the upcoming school year. Expect our Peer Ambassadors to exceed all expectations once again.

06.17

GAB PEER AMBASSADORS CLASS OF ’17 RECEIVE VALEDICTORIAN GOLD MEDAL

Generations Against Bullying was one of the seven organizations, clubs, and accomplishments required for graduating Seniors to receive the Valedictorian Gold Medal at Greendale High School this year!

The graduates were adorned with teal cords for being a GAB Peer Ambassador throughout their high school years. Congrats Peer Ambassadors! GAB is so proud of you. Thank you for being an Upstander!

What is an
Upstander?

“How many times have you seen us refer to an “Upstander?” Well if you are a GAB faithful, it must be in the thousands. In fact, you’ve probably seen it at least a dozen or more times in this newsletter alone.

Are you an “Upstander?” Learn More.

07.17

Kiwanis Club Hosts PANCAKE BREAKFAST to help support gab

Place: Waukesha County Fair – Leinie Lodge Tent (Expo Center Fairgrounds)
Date: Saturday, July 22nd

This year the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast benefited Generations Against Bullying (GAB) to help support anti-bullying programs, education and events.

07.17

New GAB Website Launched

As part of modernizing our brand and offering a better website experience to our visitors, we contracted award winning website designer, Dean Voss (Wildstylez Website Design Studio) to oversee, plan and design our new website.

Our new website launched in July 2017 and visitors will enjoy an incredible visual experience as well as improved accessibility and detail about GAB Community Services, plus easier registration, contact and donation options, among many more upgrades.

Enough talk… there is no better way to introduce the new and improved GABNOW.ORG to you than inviting you to take a browse yourself. Check out the new and improved GABNOW.ORG

SPOTLIGHT ON STEVE LODES

A Special Thanks to Greendale High School Principal; Steve Lodes.

Mr. Lodes has shown GAB exceptional support and hospitality by welcoming us into the school and allowing us the space to conduct our Student Peer Ambassador Meetings.

Thank You Mr. Lodes!

08.17

GAB GEAR SHOP NOW OPEN

The GAB GEAR SHOP had a “soft opening” in late July and it’s official grand opening in early August. Team GAB and GAB supporters can now show their Upstander pride while contributing to GAB and helping save precious lives with our programs and services.

GAB GEARswag” includes logo clothing, accessories, cool posters, school support materials and more.

08.17

GAB GEAR SHOP NOW OPEN

The GAB GEAR SHOP had a “soft opening” in late July and it’s official grand opening in early August. Team GAB and GAB supporters can now show their Upstander pride while contributing to GAB and helping save precious lives with our programs and services.

GAB GEARswag” including logo clothing, accessories, cool posters, school support materials and more.

08.17

CAMP GAB OFFERS TEENS FUN WITH A POSITIVE MESSAGE

Generations Against Bullying presents the 1st Annual Camp GAB at the Keweenaw Base Camp of Camp Luther in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula of upper Michigan from August 14-18, 2017. Check out photos and videos sent from CAMP GAB going on now,

08.17

Encore! GAB invited back to Catholic Memorial High School

This is a great event for us and students at Catholic Memorial High School – Waukesha. The event allows students to interact with GAB representatives, and other non-profit organizations, giving them the opportunity to volunteer for causes that interest them.

GAB made an impact last year at this event, and Jennifer Denton, Service Coordinator for the annual Learning – Crusader Day invited us back for an encore visit.

08.17

SIGHT & SOUND SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES PROMO IN SUPPORT OF GAB

Sight & Sound Solutions of Waukesha launches new and exciting ATT DirecTV program to help support GAB.
Tim Townsend Sight & Sound Solutions is a longtime friend and supporter of the GAB Movement and recently announced he would donate $100.00 to GAB for everyone who switches their television service from any other provider to ATT DirecTV at the Sight & Sound Solutions store in Waukesha.

Thank YOU
GAB VOLUNTEERS

“Volunteers have hearts of gold and volunteering takes a sheer selfless sense of wanting to give back to the community. GAB is so grateful to all our volunteers who have helped to make our world a better place. It is your selfless giving of time and effort that has made GAB a tremendous organization and has helped us save lives. You are all amazing volunteers! Thank you.”

Sincerely,
Linda Lee

09.17

COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL TO SUPPORT GAB


Where:
Franklin, WI
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
Tickets:
$10.00 per person
$5.00 for kids 12 and under
$5.00 for seniors over 55

Generations Against Bullying announces it’s 1st Annual Country Music Fest. The festival has 5 of the areas top bands booked including Milwaukee own Chasin’ Mason.

09.17

CHO’S MARTIAL ARTS 2017 charity break-a-thon announced

Event: Cho’s Martial Arts Studio 2017 Charity Break-A-Thon
Where: Cho’s Martial Arts Studio
8550 Forest Home Ave. Greenfield WI
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Times: 11:00 am – 2:O0 PM

For the second year in a row, Cho’s will be hosting a fun afternoon of a Martial Arts exhibition. There will be fun, food, raffles, and more. Cho’s had dedicated the funds from this event to help support GAB programs and services.

10.17

GAB invited to share our mission at the 2017 Ponyville Ciderfest

GAB has been selected as the main charity for this years Ponyville Ciderfest. The event is a family friendly fan convention dedicated to the cultural phenomenon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! There will be a wide array of activities, seminars, and more. Learn More.

GAB has been offered premium space and time to share the GAB Mission with fest visitors.

12.17

GAB Confirmed for the Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference

Event: Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference
Dates: December 7 & 8, 2017
Place: Radisson Paper Valley Hotel – Appleton, WI.

Generations Against Bullying is scheduled to attend and present at the Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference in December at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI.

We will be working at a display table at the conference for the participants to visit throughout the first day of the conference. Stay tuned for more information, a follow-up post and pictures.

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GAB nEWSLETTER

GAB RECEIVES GRATITUDE GRANT FROM ELKS LODGE

OPEN HOUSE WITH SPORTS ACADEMY AND GRACE MUSIC ACADEMY

SPRECHER BOOTH

PEER AMBASSADOR SHERIDAN SHAFER CHOSEN FOR GAB SCHOLARSHIP

AND MUCH MUCH MORE

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