Letter from the President's Desk
This past year has been an
exceedingly busy and productive year for the Camp Squanto Alumni
Association. As most of you know, we contributed $1,250 to build
one adirondack in the new staff village and we recently finished
our fund-raising effort for the kitchen project at camp. During
the two months of the fund-raising drive, we raised $1,000 which
enabled Brian Bishop and his tireless crew to complete the
kitchen renovations in time for the camping season. We would like
to extend our sincere thanks to the many members who contributed
to this fund-raising effort. In particular, we would like to
offer a special salutation to Chris Corkery whose generous
donation played an integral part in our success.
Now that we have finished our
fund-raising efforts for the kitchen project, we are focusing our
attention on the annual meeting scheduled for Saturday, August
7th at Camp Squanto. We are particularly excited about this
year's meeting because, in addition to the usual business of the
Association, we will be holding our 1st Annual Alumni Association
Auction. We expect that the auction will be quite an event
because we have elicited the assistance of a world renowned
comedian and auctioneer. Our special guest is none other than
Camp Squanto's own David Casoni who is prepared to fast talk his
way into your hearts and wallets that afternoon. Dave has
assembled quite a collection of items for the auction, all of
which are listed in this Newsletter. If you are unable to attend
the annual meeting, but are interested in one or more of the
items on our auction list, we are entertaining written bids
provided they are submitted before July 30, 1993. Instructions
for submitting a written bid are also found in the Newsletter.
Please take a moment to read the
various announcements and articles in this edition of the Alumni
News so that you can be up to speed on the activities and events
of the Camp Squanto Alumni Association. You might also learn
something about old staff or camping friends. I look forward to
seeing most of you at camp throughout the summer and at the
annual meeting in August. Have a great summer and camping season.
Very truly yours,
Thomas J. O'Brien
3rd Annual Meeting Coming
On August 7th, the 3rd Annual
Meeting of the Camp Squanto Alumni Association will take place at
Camp Squanto. The Meeting will begin at 2:30 PM at Basset Hall
and will include annual reports, a discussion of present and
future plans and voting upon several motions.
Each year we have had an increase
in the number of people who attend and we would like to see the
number rise even more. As we did last year there will be
refreshments for all, several doorprizes and the pleasure of each
Please attend this year and say hello to some old friends and
make some new ones as well.
Immediately after the Annual
Meeting on August 7th at Camp Squanto, the first annual CSAA
Auction will commence. This year we have had several generous
donations made with the intentions of helping the CSAA raise
Dave Casoni will be the chairman
and auctioneer with assistance from his father Skiddie and Bill
Basset. Together they have assembled the following items open for
||Signed print by
||Set of framed
||Set of framed
||Set of framed
||Set of framed
||Gift Certificate to
||Gift Certificate to
||Lot of 6 fresh
||Lot of 6 fresh
Come on down, bid and have some
laughs with us. If you can't make it you can mail a bid on any or
all of the above items, please state the item and lot number you
are bidding for and include a phone number that you can be
reached at. Mail bids must be received prior to Saturday July
31st.If your bid wins you will be contacted and you must arrange
pick up of the items purchased.
Annual Meeting August 7, 1993
Village Dedication August 7, 1993
CSAA Auction August 7, 1993
Squanto Returns to Camp
Its that time of year again!
Squanto the Indian will once again be returning to Camp Squanto
to bring the ashes of the past to inspire the future.
Most of us have seen the arrival
of Squanto as he and his fellow indians canoe across Faun Pond
and remember the silence as he wished well to all. However, for
those of us who have not had the treat of seeing this exceptional
ceremony, it will take place on Sunday July 5th at Camp. Please
arrive before 7:30 PM so as to have plenty of time to see it all.
What have we done?
Several people have asked
"So, what does this alumni thing do anyway?". Well if
you read this Newsletter you have a good idea we are trying to
help with the maintenance and upgrading of Camp Squanto. This
sounds great but we felt it was time for a little better
accounting of ourselves and the money we have raised. This has
been a very busy year for us and this list defines ours outlays a
Doors for Casoni Museum $
Kitchen Renovations $1000.00
New Adirondack $1250.00
Camp Maps $ 150.00
Explorer Post $ 25.00
Newsletter mailings $ 750.00
Total Expenditures $3475.00
There are also several fees and
other minor bills that the Association accrues yearly that are
not included in the above figures. Considering the economy we
have had a very successful year thanks to many of you, for those
of you "waiting to see if we really are going to do
something useful", don't you think we have proven it?
Silver Deer Awards
The Silver Deer Award is a Camp
sponsored presentation made to those people who have given of
themselves to the Camp and the scouts far in excess of the norm.
The award was first given to Al "Woody" Woodman in 1985
as thanks for his many years of service to the Camp. Woody
thought so much of the idea of a special Camp Squanto award that
he and several others have made presentations on a yearly basis
The CSAA would like to extend our
congratulations and thanks to the following recipients for all
Over the years these people have
shown themselves to be deserving of recognition for the parts
they play in making Camp Squanto a better place, the Silver Deer
is a sincere attempt at saying thank you.
CSAA Sponsors an Explorer Post
In early March the CSAA was
approached and asked if we would be interested in sponsoring an
Explorer Post at Camp Squanto. After a short discussion the
Trustees decided that this would be an excellent way for our
group to help the present and future generations of Camp Squanto
Arnold Briggs has been elected as
the Committee Chairman, Tom O'Brien as the Institutional
Representative and Kevin Guarino will be the Advisor. Anyone
interested in helping or joining should contact Kevin at Camp
Kitchen Project Summary
The Fund Drive for the renovation
of the Kitchen at Camp was successful in raising $1000 towards
the refurbishments. The Trustees would like to thank all those
who donated towards this project and would like to invite you
down to camp to see what your generosity has done for Squanto.
CSAA Opens Memorial Trust
One of the objectives of our
organization is to help direct capital towards enduring Camp
projects. Last year at the Annual Meeting we heard from Joanne
Carpenter, daughter of former Camp Director Ed Christophers, as
she stated her desires to erect a living memorial to her father.
After several meetings and much thought on her part, Joanne asked
the Camp Squanto Alumni Association to administrate an account to
maintain the Ed Christophers Staff Village.
The Memorial Fund is set up to
allow for the regular maintenance and upkeep of the Village as
well as several other continuing projects started in Ed
Christophers name. The interest earned on this account will be
used in the best possible way to help the staff and campers at
Camp Squanto and the Trustees of the Camp Squanto Alumni
Association again want to thank Joanne Carpenter for the trust
she has in our group.
Christophers Village Dedication
On August 7th the official
Dedication ceremonies of the Ed Christophers Village will take
place. All are welcome to attend and join in the festivities at
Camp. It is our pleasure to part in the ceremonies as we have
contributed the funds to erect one of the adirondacks. The CSAA
President and trustees will be present to congratulate the
generosity of the Christophers Family and spend an enjoyable day
at Camp. Please join us that day and take pride in what our
Association has helped to accomplish.
Camp Maps Donated
This year marks the first year
that the Camp Squanto Alumni Association will be printing and
donating the Camp maps to Camp Squanto. It is well remembered
that the Little Commissioners and Woody greet everyone as they
enter Camp on Sundays. It is also remembered that they presented
you with a copy of the "Camp Squanto Map".
This year the Association
reflected on the cost of producing and printing this oh so
necessary item and decided that here was another way we could
help. The Camp Squanto Alumni Association has elected to donate
the 10,000 maps to the Camp each year hence and will update the
Map annually. Please come on down to Camp and see where all those
funny line go.
We are saddened by the passing of
a former Camp Commissioner and Adult Leader from Troop 1 Hanover.
Mr. George Smith
Our thoughts and condolences are
with the Family and friends of Mr. Smith. He was a true Friend of
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