In 2007 members the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary came together to create this trademark event after seeing the growing issue of youths being stuck behind a television or computer screen. They decided to rally the community to help fund efforts to get youths up, outdoors and involved in local conservation efforts. Since its inception, Battle on Bago has raised close to $500,000 and given it back to the community.

Board Members

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Glenn Curran resides in Winneconne, WI and is employed at Associated Bank as a Vice President in Commercial Banking. He enjoys spending time with his family along with time outdoors hunting and fishing. He has been actively involved in Oshkosh Southwest Rotary for 11 years, serving as President in 2011-2012 in addition to serving on the board of directors for the Oshkosh Boy’s & Girls Club, Finance Committee for Cerebral Palsy of Mideast Wisconsin, Oshkosh Area Economic Development Committee, Leadership Oshkosh Graduate ’06, past volunteer for Junior Achievement, and as a Hunter’s Safety Instructor.

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Todd Reuss (“Rooster”) Grew up in Ashwaubenon, WI. Graduating from high school in 1984, and then attending UW-Oshkosh majoring in Marketing and Management Information Systems with a minor in Finance. Todd currently lives in Winneconne with his wife Laura, son Tristan and daughter Isabel and enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. He has been employed at General Beverage Sales Company in Oshkosh since 1993 and joined The Oshkosh Southwest Rotary in 2008 and works with the Battle on Bago Committee and also for the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club among all the other activities he helps with.

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Mark Tushar resides in Oshkosh, WI and is co-owner of Derby Molded Products in Neenah, Oshkosh Marine Supply in Oshkosh, and Lake Lite Innovations in Neenah. He enjoys spending his time “up north” with his wife and three children doing activities such as fishing, hiking, canoeing, campfires and hunting. Mark is very involved in the community as well, belonging to Oshkosh Southwest Rotary, Wisconsin Family Business Forum, Boy Scouts, Leadership Oshkosh, Meals on Wheels, Oshkosh Youth Baseball and Battle on Bago.

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Brian Gliszinski is one of the four original founders of Fox Valley Metrology, headquartered in Oshkosh. Brian is currently Vice President and manages the day to day operations for four physical locations located throughout the Midwest. He is a Milwaukee native and graduated from MSOE with a degree in Engineering. He has a passion for integrating technology into everyday activities. He currently lives in Oshkosh and enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He joined The Battle on Bago Committee in 2013 and runs the Weigh Station.

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Lori Davis resides in Neenah, WI and is Account Executive at Galow Plastics. She is the previous owner of Contract Converting and Valley Graphics. She enjoys time spent with her family doing outdoor activities like snowmobiling, fishing, boating, 4-Wheeling and racing. Lori is currently President of Oshkosh Southwest Rotary. She is a founding member of Battle on Bago, Oshkosh Irish Fest and Oshkosh Oktoberfest. Lori is also President of Oshkosh Family/Meals on Wheels. She has been an Ambassador for the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Oshkosh and volunteers at Church, Rotary, Waterfest, Young Business Professionals, etc.

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Noah Hinrichs
Jim Erdman
Chris Anderson
Jeff Janis
Jared Abbrederis
Glenn Nelson

Past Beneficiaries

Total Donated To-Date: $493k +

Raised $199,000 in 2013!

  • Otter Street Fishing Club
  • Kids For Fish
  • Reelin’ the Youth
  • West Shore Fishing Club
  • FDL Eagles Club Kids Fisheree
  • Butte des Morts Conservation Club
  • Savannah Kleinhans Memorial
  • Kids Wish for Fish
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Upper Lakes Council
  • Wisconsin U14 Girls Soccer Term
  • College Scholarships through Rotary
  • Wisconsin DNR – Sonic Tagging
  • Berlin, Wisconsin Rapids, Milwaukee Lutheran, Omro, North FDL, Prairie Farms and Oshkosh West High School Outdoors Club
  • Oshkosh Southwest Rotary
  • $13,000 In Scholarships
  • Todd Ruppert Family
  • Winneconne Booster Club
  • Ripon High School Outdoors Club
  • Poygan Conservation Club
  • C&R Musky Club
  • Brothertown Fishing Club
  • Quinney Fishing Club
  • Payne’s Point Hook & Spear
  • Brighton Beach Fishing Club
  • Northern Impact Girls Volleyball
  • Boy Scouts
  • Stockbridge Fishing Club
  • Berlin Boy’s and Girls Club