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[at-l] Re: Worthy Trail Cause?
- Subject: [at-l] Re: Worthy Trail Cause?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Linda Patton)
- Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 14:10:44 -0400 (EDT)
> MATC always needs money. We collect about $9,000 a year in dues, but
> have a $135,000 a year budget. ATC kicks in $20,000 or so. The rest
> comes from donations of one kind or another...
NOTE: MATC maintains the most AT miles with the least money
and the fewest members!
> $1,500...was what the club required [a few years ago] for a named
> memorial as part of the stewardship fund.
> As I understand it all the money goes into a common kitty for efficient
> investment purposes, but the club records list the name of the person
> honored in perpetuity.
MATC projects he mentioned:
1> ridge runner/caretaker program
2> paying leaders for Maine Trail Crew (used to be FORCE)
3> construct 20+ mile loop side trail (Mahoosuc-Grafton Notch area)
4> construction of bridge (South Branch of the Carrabasset River
which flows through the valley between Sugarloaf and the Crockers)
Previously mentioned by others:
5> the Kennebec River Ferry program (costs about $7,000 per year)
6> shelter renovations or a new shelter
7> tool/equipment purchase/upkeep
8> land purchase for protection of Bald Mountain Pond
9> repair of bog bridges
I will email Mark Simpson, MATC president, to find out the amount needed
for a named memorial fund, whether donations would be tax-deductible,
whether there are any specific projects which could carry a memorial
plaque (shelter, bridge, etc.) and their costs. Thanks for everyone's
help and suggestions!
Linda L. Patton, Reference Librarian, Strozier Library, Florida State Univ.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047 (850)644-5019 email@example.com
"A world without wilderness is a cage." -- David Brower