HONORING LARRY TREANKLER
Five years ago, the AAMA dramatically changed the way we honor our annual Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. We now celebrate the honoree with a Lifetime Achievement Award – Souvenir Ad Journal, the proceeds of which go to support AAMCF Charities. We’re so pleased to share with you that over these 5 years, this souvenir ad journal has raised nearly $400,000 for AAMCF Charities. That speaks volumes to the character and quality of the individuals being honored and the charitable nature of you, our members.
This year’s honoree, Larry Treankler, continues the tradition of recognizing outstanding individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to our industry. Larry’s father, Mel, started Bay Tek in 1977. In 1979 he, along with Larry, MaryAnn and Carl, started MCL in 1979 in the basement of the family home. They decided to work together for four foundational reasons; to work with those they love and care about, to create opportunities for those they love and care about, to make an impact on their customers and suppliers, and to run successful businesses to be able to give back to the communities they work and live in. Within a few years, Larry and Carl decided to buy out Mel’s three partners in Bay Tek, making both companies truly family owned and operated. Larry served as CEO of Bay Tek Games from 1982-2012 before he was reunited with the MCL team in 2012.
Thank you for helping us celebrate Larry by placing a congratulatory ad in the Lifetime Achievement Award Journal honoring him for this prestigious recognition. The Ad Journal was distributed during our Annual Meeting Gala Dinner, October 4, 2018. Net proceeds will go towards supporting children’s charities including the Children’s Miracle Network, Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN), and Camp Sunrise.
In his honor, our industry, friends, and families raised a record $141,000!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the AAMCF office at 847.290.9171. We thank you in advance for your participation and generosity when it comes to our fundraising efforts.