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[at-l] Re: Worthy Trail Cause?
- Subject: [at-l] Re: Worthy Trail Cause?
- From: Cosmo.A.Catalano@williams.edu (cosmo catalano, jr.)
- Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 18:08:49 -0400
- In-Reply-To: <200106261703.f5QH35397727@edina2.hack.net>
- References: <200106261703.f5QH35397727@edina2.hack.net>
As a member of the AT management folks in Mass, I'd like to
toss in a little thought on this. We had a long time member of our
group pass away two years ago (Jack Cysz, it's in the archives
somewhere). In his name a fund was set up for the AT Committee (the
volunteer management partner) for tool/equipment purchase and upkeep,
as Jack and his family knew this was an ongoing need of ours.
A named fund might be more helpful to the MATC than a specific
project, because they can put the funds towards the needs that they
think are important, even ongoing projects as opposed to a one time
like a shelter or trailhead kiosk.
To be effective however, the capital needs to be a fairly large
amount, so the interest can be used instead of the principal. We
were fortunate that Jack was well known in the non-trail community,
so we got quite a number of contributions to his fund from people not
involved with the trail, but know of his love for it.
The other idea, might be for a woman-centered project, as Rose was
(and still is) a terrific resource for women learning about the AT
and backpacking in general. Some sort of resource or info for and by
women about the trail or outdoor life? A fund to help women authors
of trail/outdoor books get connected to editors/publishers?
Just a few not well articulated thoughts,