Penn Yan Academy Class of
Memo from our Scholarship Fund Chair - Janie Legro Smith - 11/12/06
Scholarship Fund is still alive and growing slowly.
We have received several hundred dollars in Dave Tidwell’s memory, such
a blessing. The balance of our
account at this time is $2417.03. This
is enough to keep the awards going for two more years, 2007 and 2008, as we give
two $500 awards each year.
out the pictures of the past winners and their biographies.
They are all nice deserving kids with big plans for their futures.
I talked to each of them and they were so pleased and thankful to receive
this small boost. And I think they
were excited to think there was someone out there who wanted to give them a
we can collect just another $600 we can keep the Scholarship going through our
50th years. 50 YEARS!
Can you believe that? I know
most of you are just at that point in your life when you are retired or
considering it. That means we are
really reexamining our financial situations and many of us are contemplating
reducing or eliminating all or most of our donations.
After all, we’ve been giving all our life and now it’s time to spend
on ourselves, right?
that is true, I feel that way too sometime, but this is a way to give a little
of what we can afford to help young people who are now in a place we were in
nearly fifty years ago, and will be someday where we are now.
They are the future of this world, and if we help them out, we might be
making the world a little better place.
sending an additional check for $100 in this week.
Bill Schrouder, who is also on the Scholarship Committee, has pledged to
do the same. If only four more of
you could do the same, we would be covered through for fiftieth year.
If lots more of you could send in $100 or more (or less, every dollar
helps) maybe we could go on much longer.
give this some serious thought. If
you can and wish to help, thanks a whole bunch.
If you can’t or would rather not, that’s okay too, I understand that
we all have different priorities.
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and best to you all,