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October 15, 2014
Illuminators Educational Foundation-Torch Award Dinner
Honoring: Karl Schroeder 
Castlewood Country Club 
707 Country Club Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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MISSION STATEMENT

The Illuminators Educational Foundation provides college scholarships
to further the education of members and their families of the Illuminators,
Western Association of Food Chains and the California Grocers Association.

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News & Information

Friday
Sep262014

Illuminators at the 2014 CGA!!

Mary & I just want to take a moment for making this year’s CGA Convention the most exciting ever!  The feedback from the CGA and our Retail partners regarding our Organizations performance was extremely positive all the way down to the memorable Special Events on Tuesday.  Every one of our committees over-delivered on this Convention and the participation at both Illuminator functions in the San Jacinto room this year was “over-the-top”.

I’m very proud of our Chair & Vice Chairs, my Liaisons, and my fellow Officers for their unbending support and ensuring we delivered on bringing fun and relaxation back to the annual gathering of Grocers.

Before I sign-off please don’t forget about our Torch Award honoring Karl Schroeder.  I hope to see most of you there.  Mary & I are feeling pretty good about the upcoming WAFC and we don’t anticipate any issues with delivering another flawless convention.

I hope everybody had a good time and was able to accomplish a lot in regards to meetings with our Retail partners.  Enjoy the break and we’ll see you at the next event!

Monday
Sep152014

Illuminators Networking Dinner with Eric Stille

I just have one word that best describes this evening with Nugget Markets… “Wow”

What an incredible story told by Eric Stille, President & CEO of Nugget Markets, taking us all on an incredible journey through Nugget’s 89 year history all the way to their new format called “Fork Lift”.  After listening to Eric’ story its plain to me why Nugget is rated #10 in Fortune Magazine’ 100 Best Companies to work for.

The future is definitely looking brighter for Nugget Markets; those of you who were fortunate enough to attend this terrific Networking dinner know exactly what I mean.

If you see Eric Stille in the near future please remind him that we are indebted to him and his leadership team for supporting our Networking Dinner with beverages and cheeses and for just making it a very classy evening for all 120 attendees.

Tuesday
Jun242014

Save The Date: 9-11-14 - Illuminators Networking Dinner

Monday
May262014

Illuminators Networking Dinner Honoring Superior Grocers

 

Thank you to all who attended the Southern California Illuminators Networking Dinner with Superior Grocers.  With your help we had another sell-out crowd.  We also must acknowledge our gratitude to Mimi Song, Chairman & CEO of Superior Grocers and her Leadership Team, for the VERY generous donation to our Illuminator Education Fund.  Our organization would not be able to continue to offer all of the Scholarships that we do without your support.  Thank you for contributing to the success of our future leaders.

Tuesday
Apr292014

Please give a warm welcome to our 2014 Illuminator Headlite Willie Crocker!!

Every year at the WAFC our Illuminator Guard Changes it’s colors.  This year at the WAFC in Hawaii we said Aloha to our 2013 Headlite Ed Hepler and we said Aloha to our New Headlite for 2014 Willie Crocker.  It is very significant that Aloha means hello and goodbye.  As we use this greeting we are cognizant of the fact that while we are saying good bye to a tremendous leader we are welcoming another new leader that while different, still has the Illuminator core goals and mission values as his most important focus.  At this time we would like to thank Ed Hepler.  He was an amazing Illuminator Headlite who worked tirelessly to help us gain new members and put on new and exciting networking events.  We truly appreciate his sacrifices to help make the Illuminators the greatest organization it can be.  Thank you Ed for everything you have done for our organization.

At this time we would like to welcome Willie Crocker as our new 2014 Headlite.  We look forward to seeing what new heights Mr. Crocker will take our Organization to.  Please welcome him and show your support when you see him at the podium for our next event!