July 28, 2018
President’s Letter – Sequassen Alumni Association
As the summer season is upon camp, the trails are now filled with the laughter and excitement of the hundreds of scouts, leaders and staff for the 2018 summer season. It has been great to see so many members over the last few weeks. We are holding the Alumni days each week on Wednesday down at the waterfront during firehose as we have the last few years. If you are unable to make it up for a full week, we do still have 2 more Alumni nights down at the waterfront on Wednesdays from 7:00-approx 8:00PM. We would love to see you there and you are more than welcome to walk around camp and see the camp in full operation mode. If you do attend one of the next Wednesdays, please sign-in at the Alderman Center upon arrival.
On June 9th, the first annual Gala Dinner to support Sequassen was held with a great dinner, awesome raffles and a great silent auction. In talking with attendees, the event was well received and those in attendance had a great time. If you were unable to make it this year, we have scheduled the 2nd Gala dinner for June 8th, 2019. Mark your calendars as the goal is to make the event even better next year! At the spring meeting, we approved the use of the profits from the event to go towards replacing equipment in the kitchen and it looks like we will be able to replace the 10-burner stove in the kitchen that is really showing its age with a brand-new model. A big thank you to Tom Gordon and all who helped to make the first Gala event a great success.
The virtual patch collection section of the website is starting to take shape with pictures of the patches being uploaded and descriptions being created and posted as well. We are hoping to have the collection up by September 1st, 2018. If you notice any missing patches after September 1st that you have, if you could e-mail a high resolution photo to us with a description of the patch, that would be greatly appreciated so we can have as complete a list as possible on the website.
As a reminder, the Alumni membership expires on June 30th each year. To those who have already renewed, thank you! If you have not had an opportunity to renew yet, there are several options available for renewal. If you are going to be at an Alumni day, you can renew there, you can print out the application form after this letter, fill it out and mail it in or you can renew on our website. (https://sequassenalumni.org/membership-information/join-online/) We also have our fall meeting/weekend coming up on September 7,8,9 in Friendship Lodge. The event is again in conjunction with the mini-work party so members can assist the camp. It has been discussed to have more of a program for the weekend, and if you have any suggestions, please let us know at email@example.com. Have a great rest of the summer and I hope to see many of you at the fall weekend.
May the Trails Invite Us Still
Yours in Sequassen,
David J Applegate
Sequassen Alumni Association
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