Letter from the President's Desk
This has been a momentous year for the Camp Squanto Alumni
Association. Among our achievements is the large increase in
membership, the continued growth of our Endowment fund, the
sponsorship of Post 25 and, soon to come, the first election of a
Trustee, marking the beginning of the second phase of the CSAA.
As most of you realize, the number of people who have attended
Camp Squanto each year is quite large, well over 3000 during the
year-round operations. Now when we consider that number over the
last 25 years ... it really is amazing the number of lives
touched by this Camp. Our mailing and membership lists began with
100 people 3 years ago, today it is almost 700. Most of these
members are still active in Scouting and the Camp, but others are
not able to do so. We hope that this CSAA allows these folks to
keep abreast of what is happening in Camp Squanto and when they
are able to return we hope that not everything will be a
Post 25 has had an amazing beginning. It is active, well
administered and has a large membership. When the CSAA was
approached with the idea of sponsoring an Explorer Post the
Trustees thought what a nice idea it would be to help a few young
folks. Now with over 30 members we all stand back amazed at the
ability and dedication of the Officers and Advisors of the Post
and we are justifiably proud of them all as well.
As of this year there will be an election to the Board of
Trustees at the Annual meeting. This year the open seat is non
specific, in other words there are no requirements that the
Trustee must have before being able to be nominated and elected,
the other four seats each fit a series of criteria for the
specific seat. The Trustees meet monthly and stand a five year
term. It is an exceptional experience but does demand some time
on the part of the individual, if you are interested please read
the article on page 2 or write to the address above.
Please note that the Annual Auction will take place this year
after the Annual Meeting in August. We already have several items
ready including some more collector patch sets. If you have items
you would like to donate please let us know, the more items the
more interesting the Auction will be. It was a lot of fun last
year and I hope to see you there.
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.
Thomas J. O'Brien
President Auction Planned for 1994
Our last Auction proved to be our best fund raiser to date and
we are hoping that this years will be even better. We are
presently searching for Scouting Collectables for this years'
Auction in August. At this time we have secured some fine
collections of Squanto patches, a hand painted figure of Lord
Baden Powell and promises of more items in the near future.
The fine donations last year went beyond what any of us
expected and we are hoping that others out there will help repeat
that performance. Please look around the house for items that you
feel you can part with and help us to help Camp Squanto through
the sale of those items.
Last year through he generosity of one of our members, Brendan
Connolly, we had available the first fully embroidered CSAA
patch. The response to this was so overwhelming that we felt we
must continue the tradition of making these available to our
Starting this summer we will have these patches available for
sale through the Camp Squanto Trading Post or direct through the
CSAA. As we get closer to the 1994 CSAA patches release there
will be further information available. When they are released be
the first on your block to own a sure fire collectors item.
In accordance with the Camp Squanto Alumni Associations
By-laws this year marks the first election of a new Trustee to
the Board of Trustees.
Any member of the CSAA is eligible to be nominated for this
position as this is an open seat on the Board.
If you are interested in applying or nominating someone for
this important position please send your inquiries to:
Camp Squanto Alumni Association
Marshfield Hills, MA. 02051
Election of this position will be by the voting members of the
CSAA on August 6th, 1994 at the Annual Meeting.
CSAA Shirts for Sale
For several years it has been suggested that the CSAA produce
T-Shirts for sale at the Camp Squanto Trading Post and through
the CSAA directly. Starting this summer we hope to have these
shirts ready for your purchasing.
The T-Shirts bear the official CSAA logo in white on a green
background and are quite destinctive. We are sure that you will
be proud to wear one to the Annual Meeting and around the camp we
all love so much.
Something to Toot About
This year marks the second year that the Camp Squanto Alumni
Association will be producing and donating the Camp Maps to Camp
Squanto. Last year we donated 10,000 maps to the Camp and this
year we expect the same.
It is quite a nice thing to visit Squanto and know where
you're going that first day, its even nicer to know that your
generosity has made it possible this year.
As you saw above the next Annual Meeting of the Camp Squanto
Alumni Association will be August 6th at Camp. This years'
meeting has a number of differences from previous years. Chief
among these changes is the election of a Trustee.
However the most important part of the meeting is getting
together. We need your input and help, the Association has come a
long way thanks to you. We want your ideas as to how to make the
CSAA an even more special and inviting group.
Annual Meeting August 6, 1994
Annual Auction August 6, 1994
The Social Calendar
Continuing our update from last issue here are some more folks
who have been spotted since the summer.
Winnie Hosford and her husband Bill made it to the Annual
Paul Burns has been a regular at Camp, helping out where needed.
Mike Burns made an appearance at the Annual Meeting this year.
Tom Holmes has been busy lately. His employer has been shipping
him off to England on a regular basis.
Gary Hyman has graduated college and is now employed by the
Plymouth Public Schools.
Fr. Jim Flavin is now located in St. Colemans Brockton.
Fr. Kevin Sepe is now at St. Michael's in Randolph.
Once again our membership has increased!
Craig Michael Warner
Son of Michael & Janet Warner
News from the Explorer Post
The members and officers of Post 25 have been very busy in the
past few months and it looks like they are going to continue that
way. In November the Posts First Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was
held at Camp Squanto; in December a Formal Dance and in January
they assisted at the Klondike Derby.
The Post is also ready with some upcoming events. They will be
preparing and serving dinner at the Scoutmaster's Dinner at Camp
on March 30th. They are also planning a weekend camping trip in
Looking through twenty or so years of names of those who
attended Camp Squanto is not an enviable job. Our membership
committee needs a helping hand in this task and has asked us to
see if any of you out there know of the whereabouts of the
following people. Also, if you know of anyone who wants to be on
our mailing list, let us know.
Michael Fogel ...............John Burris
Sean Maloney ...............Ray Andruck
Brad Prescott ...............Don Banzi
Paul Rooney .................Bob Bossa
Ken Bryant ...................Dennis Sullivan
Jim Wilson ....................Frank Casella
Dave Poudrier ...............Steve Cote
Tim Groom ...................Mark Hebb
Neil McCabe ...............George Nigro
Another year has gone by and we feel that the past year has
been a great one. Thanks to you, our members, we have
accomplished a great many things. Also, through your generosity
we are finding it possible to continue to expand our assistance
to Camp Squanto. Each year the trustees of the Camp Squanto
Alumni Association enjoy recognizing those of you who donated to
the various projects and general funds here in your newsletter.
Listed below are those of you who have donated to the Association
in the past year.
Richard & Lourdeen Casoni
Skiddy Casoni .............Jeff Goldman
Joe Piche .....................Ray Vallancourt
Ed Thibeault ................Tom O'Brien
Hebert Neilson ............Chris Corkery
Arnold & Marcia Briggs
Paul O'Neil ..................Linda Cousley
Lenny Howes ..............Howard Robinson
Lois Rogers .................Ron Frederickson
Lillian Burrill .................Robert Downey
Bill Bassett ...................Howard Martin
Joe Salvetti ..................Ken Elder
Dave Randall ...............Irene Richard
Dave Casoni ...............Earle Bestick
Once again, Thank You!
The Association doesn't just need warm bodies, it needs cold
hard cash. As we get older and more sure of ourselves, we will be
running more events and opportunities to get together, but in the
meantime, we are always willing to accept contributions. Any
amount you can spare will be appreciated and put to good use, as
well as being tax deductible.
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