Two notable graduates of Southern Door High School from the ’70s will be inducted into the Southern Door Alumni Hall of Fame next month. Barth Guilette and Tony Klaubauf will be honored at the seventh annual event in the Southern Door Community Auditorium on May 10. Guilette, who graduated in 1973 and currently works for CedarDoor Wealth Management, says he was surprised and humbled by the recognition.
Guilette established the David Spude Cancer Center Fund which supports the Door County Cancer Center. Klaubauf, who graduated in 1976, retired as the Denmark High School superintendent last year and is currently acting as the interim superintendent at Pulaski High School. He shares what he learned most while attending Southern Door schools.
The Southern Door Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 9:30 am on May 10.
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SOUTHERN DOOR TO INDUCT BARTH GUILETTE AND TONY KLAUBAUF IN ALUMNI HALL OF FAME CEREMONY Friday, May 10, 2019 – 9:30 am Southern Door Community Auditorium
Southern Door County School District will hold its Seventh Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:30am in the Southern Door Community Auditorium. The district will honor Barth Guilette (Class of 1973) and Tony Klaubauf (Class of 1976). These honorees were selected as outstanding role models as Southern Door graduates who have made significant contributions in their careers and community. The ceremony provides an opportunity for the honorees to be recognized by the community. Honorees also provide words of advice to the high school students, as they prepare to be college, career, and community ready. The public is invited to the ceremony.
Barth Guilette (Class of 1973) After high school graduation, Guilette obtained an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from NWTC and worked as both a carpenter and draftsman. After working as a financial advisor for R. W. Baird, where he earned the “Baird Only” Award for extraordinary care of clients, Guilette started his own wealth management business in 2004, and built it to over 100 million in assets under his management. In 2012, he helped to establish CedarDoor Wealth Management, and currently works as a consultant for them. Guilette has always been active in the community as a volunteer, board member, and fundraiser for charities. He served as a Charter Member and President of the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary, and received the Paul Harris Fellow award. His advocacy for serving the health needs of the community are evidenced by his services on both the Door County Medical Center Foundation and the Door County Medical Center, as both a board member and President. Guilette was significantly involved in the raising of over three million dollars to spearhead the Cancer Center addition. In 2005, Guilette established the David Spude Cancer Center Fund which perpetually supports the Door County Cancer Center. In 2009, He became the co-founder of the “Queen for A Day” annual golf outing for women, which has raised over $300,000 for the David Spude Cancer Center and DoorCAN charities. Guilette has served as an active member and President of the Southern Door Athletic Booster Club. He also is an active member of the Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood, where he has served as board member, Eucharistic minister, lector, and delivers communion to the shut-ins. He currently is involved in a start-up project called the Third Phase Rhythm of Life, where his mission is to assist others with their physical, emotional, and intellectual needs as they enter retirement.
Tony Klaubauf (Class of 1976) After high school graduation, Klaubauf obtained his undergraduate degree from UW- Green Bay, a master’s degree from UW-Oshkosh, an Educational Leadership certification from Marian College, and a Superintendent licensure from UW- Milwaukee. His educational journey began with classroom teaching, followed by an elementary principal position in Mishicot, before serving as that district’s Superintendent. In 2004, he was appointed Superintendent of the Denmark School District, and served there until he retired in 2018. Over the years, his accomplishments have included: an advocacy for technology; facilitating site-based management; implementing full-day kindergarten; and successfully passing numerous operational and facility referendums. In 2005, Klaubauf was also instrumental in being one of the founders of the Door- Kewaunee Insurance Cooperative, which brought together the nine districts of the two counties to share purchasing power for health insurance. For the past seven years, he has served as the Cooperative’s president, and brought the districts significant savings of millions of dollars in health insurance premiums, while providing comparable benefits for employees. For the past twenty years, Klaubauf has been an advocate for rural schools and the funding needed to providing equitable educational experiences with students in non-rural settings. He was appointed Co-Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association for Equity in Funding – a non-profit group dedicated to research on the state’s funding formula, and providing strategies to districts for their advocacy with their communities and the state legislatures. Over the years, Klaubauf has coached numerous sports teams, and served as a WIAA official. He is the founder and current President of the Denmark/Maribel Community Cupboard, a food pantry started over ten years ago. He serves as Secretary of the Denmark Community Business Association, and is a member of the Denmark FFA Alumni Association, Achieve Brown County, and serves on the Green Bay Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team. Effective July 1, 2019, his journey in education continues, when he takes over a one-year interim superintendent’s position in Pulaski.