Each year, the New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce honors a community member(s) or organization for their positive influence on our community.  The chosen candidate(s) will have shown a concern for the well-being of their fellow citizens by their leadership, example and community involvement.  Nominations are accepted by the Chamber and a committee will select the winner.

Nominations due by November 24, 2023

Download "Distinguished Person Nomination Papers 2023.doc"

Dianne Reese - 2022 Distinguished Person of the Year 

For her life-long record of service to New Holstein which continues to this day, Dianne Reese has been named New Holstein’s Distinguished Person of the Year for 2022 by the New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce.
Reese will be honored at the annual dinner meeting of the Chamber scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Altona Supper Club. The dinner is open to the public.

Reese has served the community in a variety of ways over the years. When she and husband Ron owned New Holstein True Value Hardware, they were strong supporters of community causes. She later entered city government including serving as mayor and was a “hands-on” mayor—even helping to pull invasive weeds from the prairie area at Kiwanis Park.
She has been a longtime member of the New Holstein Kiwanis Club and has served the club in a variety of capacities. Reese continues to serve in her retirement years, currently working on a project to get new organization signs at the entrances to the community as well as helping the Kiwanis ‘n Cops ‘n Kids reading program. (source: Tri-County News, December 15, 2022)

Diane will be honored on January 12, 2023 at Altona Supper Club.  The dinner and awards banquet is open to the public.  RSVP is required.   Deadline to RSVP is January 6, 2023.

For details and RSVP, please contact the Chamber at 920-898-9095 or info@newholsteinchamber.com