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On December 1, 1975 a committee was formed to set up an Eastern Division Memorial Fund to provide a means of honoring & remembering Patrollers & Friends of Skiing. Their names are now engraved on plaques, which are displayed at Division events throughout the year. Comprising the board was Bruce Halliday (NJ) Eastern Division Awards Advisor; Bob Bettle (NJ) ADD; Don Page DD, Tyler Davis ADD; Frank Murati SC E. NY & Al Pels RD NJ. On April 25,1976 at the Eastern Division Officers Meeting they created and established the Eastern Division Memorial Fund. Zack Wellman became the first Fund Chairman.
Contributions to the Fund are accumulated and the interest generated by these moneys is used to provide scholarship assistance to Patrollers who are furthering their education.
The Memorial Fund has grown over the years to over $47,000, and we have awarded 90 student scholarship grants totaling over $35,000.
Contributions may be made to the fund c/o David J. Nelson, Fund Chairman, 2 Terrace Road, Boonton, NJ 07005. Please state in whose memory the gift is made and provide the address of the family. The Fund will inform the family of the contribution and the name of the benefactor, without revealing the amount of the gift. The contributor will also receive a letter of thank you from the fund. In the passed years I have received contributions in amounts ranging from $25.00 to $1000.00 to be used in this very worthwhile program which keeps the memory of a loved one while assisting the future of our own dedicated patrollers.
Applications are reviewed prior to the Division Officers' Spring Meeting. To insure sufficient time for such review, it is requested that all applications be provided to the Fund Chairman by March 31. Scholarship awards are announced at the Spring Officers' Banquet.
PDF files of the names on each Memorial Fund Plaque are provided below.