FRIENDS OF WEBSTER
Spring Newsletter May 2009
President Phil Monty 860-429-1931 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Chuck Thurlow 860-546-9683 email@example.com
Treasurer John “Hoss” Haskell 860-376-8189 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Steve Ash 860-460-8920 email@example.com
We are busy getting ready for
JNW’s 46th summer season but
there is much to do. Contact
Ranger Jesse Burnham at 429-
1086 or firstname.lastname@example.org to
find out how you can help.
A big THANKS to the Segerstroms and their staff for
another excellent Trade-O-Ree held this past February.
It brought in over $2,100 to the FOW treasury.
Chuck Thurlow and his team have finished
construction on the Brand Ranger Station. The new
wood shop is already being put to good use making
44 benches for the dining hall. These benches will Ellis Tech masonry students work at work.
go with the 40 new dining hall tables that are being Another project the Friends took on was installing
made at Ellis Tech. (See request for table donations sidewalks at the Greer Dining Hall. Again thanks the
in this newsletter.) FOW purchased a wood planer Chuck Thurlow and his crew for doing the layout and
and band saw. Tim Boyd and his crew have built a setting the forms and more thanks to the Ellis Tech
pole barn over the outside wood furnace. Thanks to Masonry Department for pouring the sidewalks.
Paul Segerstrom for acquiring the telephone poles
used in the building. Kudos go out to the Ellis Tech FOW has received a very generous donation in
Masonry Department for building the wonderful memory of Charlie Pelletier from his family. Charlie
pillars and stone wall in front of the Ranger Station
and for tiling the bathroom. See PRESIDENT continued on page 3
ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE HELP WANTED
Friends of Webster will conduct its Beaver Day June 6
Annual Dinner Meeting and election of FOW Annual Meeting June 6
officers at the camp on Saturday, June Summer Camp Begins July 5
6. The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm Heritage & Alumni Day July 18
following the Beaver Day work projects. Cub Parent Weekend July 18-19
Place your dinner reservation with Hoss Staff Hump Day Party July 22
Haskell by phone at 860-376-8189 or e- Merit Badge Wrap-Up August 15
mail him at email@example.com. FOW Meeting September 10
J N Webster Scout Reservation
BEAVER DAY MEMBERSHIP
Membership in Friends of
Beaver Day is a special work day held at June Norcross Webster expires on May 31
Webster in the spring of each year. All older Scouts, Scouters, each year. Dues for 2010 are
and Friends are encouraged to participate. Beaver Day is a now due. Use the Membership
council-wide activity to tackle major projects at camp to get Application & Renewal Form
it ready for the summer programs. Many hands do make light below Please be sure to include
work! If you have special skills, let us know so we can have your e-mail address.
the appropriate projects and materials ready for you that day.
Wear work clothes and bring your tools, especially for painting, Check the mailing address
carpentry, plumbing, electric, and yard work. When you arrive, label from this newsletter to
check-in at the Greer Dining Hall. see when your dues are paid up
8:30 am Refreshments, Project Review to. If there is no date shown,
9:00 am Begin Work than we do not have a record
12:00 noon Lunch of your dues being current and
1:00 pm Resume Work you may be dropped from the
5:30 pm Dinner and FOW Annual Meeting mailing list at the next purge.
Let us know if you are coming so we have enough food,
materials, and projects ready that day. RSVP to Jesse Burnham
at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 429-1086
FRIENDS OF WEBSTER
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL FORM
Memberships expire May 31 every year.
Newsletter address labels indicate the date your membership expires.
If a date is not shown, we don’t have a record of your dues being paid.
Phone: ( ) E-mail:
I would prefer to receive FOW newsletters/mailings by: (circle one) E-Mail or Snail Mail
I would like to help Friends of Webster in the following ways:
Building/Renovation Fundraising/Donation Newsletter/Publicity
Tools/Equipment Events/Cooking Campmaster Weekends
Circle one: Family @ $40 Scouter @ $20 Scout (under 21) @ $10
Make check payable to: “Friends of Webster”
Mail to: John “Hoss” Haskell, FOW Treasurer, 100 Lake Rd, Jewett City, CT 06351-1316
continued from page 1
helped to survey the land, plan
the layout of the camp, and raise
money to help get the camp
started. He also made all the
early maps of camp showing
the campsites and buildings.
The money will be used to build
map kiosks strategically located
throughout the property with
new camp maps. THANK YOU
to the Pelletier family.
In other news, the Friends
purchased two Slushie machines
for use in the Trading Post and
Randy Becker has secured
a donation for new rugs for
the Campmaster Cabin. But
there are still many projects
to work on. We hope to have
cement pads poured by each
of large doors at the Ranger
Station. Construction awaits for
a 3rd Adirondack Shelter (all the
wood is on hand). A handicap
accessible ramp is needed for the
Trading Post. The septic system
at the Ellis Directors Cabin needs
repair. And a roof needs to be
built over the walk-in freezer.
I look forward to seeing many old
and new friends at the Heritage
& Alumni Day on July 18.
Come help dedicate the new
Brand Ranger Station and honor
Peter Perry with the first Webster
Lifetime Achievement Award.
As always, my heartfelt thanks
to the many volunteers that help
to improve and strengthen our
New sidewalks will improve handicap accessibility and
remediate drainage problems at the Greer Dining Hall. Phil
FOR SUMMER CAMP
Many former camp staff and friends would like to
spend the entire summer at camp but no longer can.
However, as a camp staff volunteer, you could come
for a week or spend just an afternoon in the program
area that you used to work in or enjoy. Together, we
can create a program that will forever live in the
memory of all who attend Scout Camp this summer.
If you are interesting in helping JNW this summer
in any of the following ways, please contact
Camp Director Pat Boyd at 860-208-5531 or pat.
SUNDAY TROOP CHECK IN HELP:
Danny Dolnick of Troop 1 in East
Hartford displays his calico bass. Cover Office Building
FISHING DERBY A SUCCESS Parking Lot/Traffic Control
Trading Post Staff/Assistance
The Annual Scout Fishing Derby was held at JNW
Cook Hamburger & Hotdogs for Visitors
on May 1-2. Derby Chairman Barry Grant reported
that there were 64 participants this year, most of Volunteer for a Week: [Dates: ________________]
whom slept out on Friday evening. Everyone Commissioner (Camp/Troop Liason)
enjoyed a fabulous fishermans breakfast prepared Provisional Leader
by Tom Wohlhueter early Saturday morning. The Merit Badge Counselor
rains ended just in time for the Scouts to cast their Program Area Staff [Area: _____________]
lines in hopes of a Goss pond lunker. Fishing was Other ______________________________
a little slow due to the still cold water of early May.
Hump Day Staff Party:
However, six young men were lucky enough to earn
Cover Camp (Office/Dish Room/Health
trophies for the biggest fish caught that day. Many
thanks to Barry and his staff for continuing to hold
Cook/Prepare Food for Staff
this wonderful event year after year.
Friday Night BBQ & Family Night:
DONATIONS FOR DINING Sell BBQ Tickets
With the recent expansion and renovation of the Greer Cook/Clean Up
Dining Hall, a table replacement project is underway. Trading Post Staff/Assistance
New tables will be built just as the original ones, but
with poplar tops instead Other:
of plywood. Students at Ellis Once a week Demonstration (ie cooking/
Tech School will construct hobby/etc)
the tables for the 2009 summer Help Ranger (Cut grass, cut weeds, paint)
season. The cost of each Other ______________________________
table is $300. We need your help! Each table will
have a plaque inscribed to recognize the donation.
Send your check to “Friends of Webster”, c/o Hoss
Haskell, 100 Lake Road, Jewett City, CT 06351 along
with a clearly written inscription of what you would
like engraved on the plaque. Also, be sure to include
your e-mail address and phone number.