October 12, 2020
President’s Letter – Sequassen Alumni Association
As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures slowly fall, Sequassen is also undergoing some major changes. The second phase of the Bogan Waterfront renovation is well underway. The concrete blocks for the Dave Farley classroom have been put in (see picture below), replacing the old retaining wall that was partially rotted and leaning significantly at the beach level where scouts would sit for merit badge instruction. The new retaining wall/classroom is a beautiful addition to the aquatic area of Sequassen with room to fit approx. 200 people and the drainage necessary to ensure it remains for many years to come. In the coming months, the upper section of the project will be completed with a pavilion and grassy area that will compliment the classroom and make out waterfront one of the most picturesque locations on West Hill Pond.
I would like to extend my thanks to all who have helped in the fundraising efforts as well as all those who will be working on the construction involved in the viewing area above. This was a major undertaking and it could not have been completed without the support of many people. This gets me thinking about the last 4 years of the Alumni Association. The membership of this organization has been phenomenal and many have stepped up when needed or asked to make us successful over these last few years. Our membership numbers have been doing well for the last few years, but unfortunately, this year with the removal of summer camp, we have seen a small dip in the numbers. If you know of someone who has not renewed (or joined), please reach out to them and remind or suggest they do so we can keep supporting Sequassen.
Unfortunately, Sequassen will still not be open for the fall weekend and meeting that is scheduled for this weekend. As such, we are not going to be able to have the Fall reunion weekend, however we are going to have the business meeting via Zoom like we did in the spring. Please find the join information in the message with this letter. I hope that many of you will be able to make it and log-in on Saturday at 7:00PM for the meeting. This meeting will include elections for officers so having as many members there as possible would be good. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask.
Yours in the Spirit of Sequassen,
Sequassen Alumni Association
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