The Eastern Division Memorial Fund was set up in 1975 to provide a means of honoring and remembering patrollers and friends of skiing. Their names are engraved on plaques, which are displayed at Eastern Division events throughout the year.
From Dave Nelson, Eastern Division Memorial fund chairman:
“I was in the Army’s Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery and I am still affiliated with the Old Guard, 3rd Infantry Division. As I looked at the rows of head stones in Arlington, I knew that they are our heroes. I think of the names on the Eastern Division Memorial Plaques as our heroes too. When one passes on we send flowers. But in a few days the flowers wilt and fade away, but not the names on our plaques.”
Money from the Memorial Fund is awarded each year as scholarships to our best and brightest young adult patrollers to assist them with their higher education. So far we have awarded 78 scholarships to the sum of over 30,000 dollars.
Please take a look at the division web page (www.nspeasy.org) and read about the Memorial/Scholarship Fund. There you will find out about the program, how it started and why.
Contributions to the Eastern Division Memorial Fund can be sent to:
The Memorial Fund
c/o David J. Nelson, Fund Chairman
2 Terrace Road
Boonton, NJ 07005
Please state in whose memory the gift is being 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 past years we have received contributions in amounts ranging from $15.00 to $1000.00 to be used in this very worthwhile. This program honors the memory of a loved one while assisting the future of our own dedicated patrollers through scholarships.
Scholarship Applications are reviewed prior to the Division Officers Spring Meeting. To insure sufficient time for such review, it is required that all applications be provided to the Fund Chairman by March 31. If you know of a deserving young patroller that needs assistance with college, an application is available at http://www.nspeast.org or email Dave Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make a contribution to the fund in honor of a deserving member of your patrol, or your region, or create a legacy for yourself.