LITTLE FALLS, NJ
Permit No. 273
8 Quarry Road, Little Falls, New Jersey 07424
Located on the campus of Montclair State University
MUSEUM RENOVATION/EXPANSION UNDERWAY
Photo by Bill Heuberger
With a little help from their friends, Carmen and additions and upgrades, will allow us to enhance Hanlon. All funds for the statue and entire project
Yogi Berra helped move some bricks and mortar the Museum experience — especially for the are being raised through private donations, and
last Oct. 5 as part of the Museum’s ground- thousands of youngsters who will continue to a few naming opportunities are still available.
breaking ceremony, paving the way for the benefit from our programs that teach history, The YBMLC will remain open during most of
building’s $3.5 million renovation and expansion. good values and character education.” the renovations, which is being done by Turner
And with a little help from Mother Nature, Indeed, the exhibit gallery, designed by Construction of Somerset, NJ.
the Museum’s new gleaming glass exterior and Gallagher & Associates of Silver Spring, Md., will As Yogi and Carmen donned hard hats for the
expanded gallery entrance will be done around better reflect the remarkable accomplishments ceremonial first digs, they were joined by
the start of the 2010 baseball season. and important values that Yogi Berra has always Montclair State president Dr. Susan Cole, Carroll,
The vastly new YBMLC — designed by Joseph lived by. The upgrade of the theater, which will and students from Bradford School in Montclair.
Tattoni and Arvind Tikku of ikon.5 architects of remain the hub of the Museum’s educational Almost 11 years earlier, a group of Bradford
Princeton, NJ — is expected to be completed in and public programming (and allow for more students were the first public visitors when the
about a year, with the exhibit gallery and theater convenient broadcasts and long-distance learning), Museum first opened.
also part of the overall renovation. is being made possible by a gift from Jay and “It’s going to look great, and I’m grateful and
“This has been a dream of Yogi’s and Carmen’s Patty Baker. humbled it’s happening,” said Yogi. “Mostly I’m
for a long time,” said Kevin Carroll, president of Another impressive feature in the works is a thankful to everyone for making it necessary.”
the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “The renovation life-size bronze statue of Yogi, to be anchored in
and expansion, with all of its exciting new the new plaza, created by famed sculptor Brian
years. A graduate of Rutgers Law School,
Welcome On Board Jim resides in Westfield, NJ with his wife Patti
The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center and their four children.
welcomes the addition of five highly Chip Sgro is Citigroup’s General
accomplished professionals to its Board of Counsel for Anti-Money Laundering and
Trustees. Investigative Services. Prior to joining Citi in
Shawn Jennings is CEO of Real House, 2002, Chip worked for nearly ten years in
Inc., a shelter and outpatient facility for public service, holding positions with the
women with substance and domestic abuse U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S.
issues. He is also a managing partner with Commodity FuturesTrading Commission and
Yogi And Kids Promote Write Stuff BFL LLC, a property management company. the White House. He resides in Boonton
A graduate of Northeastern University, Township, NJ with his wife Kimberley.
Though he never received a formal education,Yogi Berra
Shawn resides in Montclair, NJ with his wife Brian Smith is the Senior Vice
owns three honorary doctorate degrees, authored three
Ann and four children. President, Corporate/Community Relations
NewYork Times bestsellers and is arguably the most quoted
Mark Markowitz has over 25 years of for the New York Yankees. Prior to starting
man in America.
experience in the IT and consulting as an intern for the Yankees in 1993, Brian
Clearly,Yogi — whose granddaughter Lindsay is a YBMLC
industries, and has also been a consultant to graduated from the University of Tulsa,
board member and senior writer for ESPN magazine —
state, local and federal government agencies. where he played linebacker on the football
understands the importance of writing. And that’s the
A key executive in taking companies public, team and earned his master’s in sports
message he and a group of young students from Brooklyn
Mark was also a professor at American management. He lives with his wife and son
and Montclair stressed at the Museum & Learning Center
University, where he received his graduate in New Rochelle, NY.
where they taped a public-service announcement for the
degree. He lives with his wife Cindy and The five newcomers join the existing
two children in Flanders, NJ. Board of Trustees, which includes Kevin
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership
Jim Seery is a partner in the New York Carroll, Julie Jackson, George Turner, Joel
association whose mission is to connect students to college
office of DLA Piper, an international law firm Benenson, Robert Drasheff, Lindsay Berra,
success and opportunity.
which has been providing pro bono legal Lou Lamoriello, Randy Levine, Steven
The PSA, narrated by Bob Costas, is being shown during
services to the Museum for the past two Plofker and James Manfredonia.
Big East Conference basketball telecasts throughout the
YOGI IN THE NEWS living examples of how service to country changes
lives and helps develop leaders,” said Edward
• A longtime fixture at the Bob Hope Classic,Yogi Walker Jr., president and Navy Memorial CEO.
served as the iconic PGA Tour event’s first-ever
“Classic Ambassador” for the tourney in January 2010. • Yogi presented the incomparable Mariano Rivera
and his family with a special ring to commemorate
• Escorted by First Lady Michelle Obama and his 500th career save in a Sept. 29 ceremony at the
Second Lady Jill Biden,Yogi was a featured part of Stadium.
the 2009 World Series opening ceremony
honoring the nation’s veterans. All watched as Tony • During an August game at Yankee Stadium,Yogi
Odierno, a West Point graduate who lost his left reunited with The Greatest, Muhammad Ali.Yogi,
arm during the war in Iraq, threw out the first pitch Yogi gets a hand from Michelle Obama and Jill Biden who was a pretty fair boxer himself in his younger
before Game 1. Two days after the Yankees’ 27th days, passed along good wishes to Ali’s youngest
• Yogi received the U.S. Navy Memorial
championship,Yogi and Carmen rode in an old-time son Asad, who was drafted as a catcher by the
Foundation’s prestigious Lone Soldier Award in
car to help lead the Yankee parade down the Angels in the 40th round of 2009 amateur draft.
Washington D.C. on Sept 22, given annually to
Canyon of Heroes. former sailors who exemplify the Navy’s core • Yogi was inducted into the inaugural class of the
• For a TBS special on World Series heroes,Yogi values. Yogi, who served on an Allied missile boat St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame in November,
was interviewed at the Museum by Mr. October during the invasion of Normandy in 1944, was enshrined in his hometown with the likes of
himself, Reggie Jackson, during the network’s 2009 honored along with FedEx CEO Fred Walker and Cardinals legend Stan Musial and Olympic track star
postseason coverage. cosmetics giant Ronald Lauder. “Our honorees are Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
AUTHOR DISCUSSIONS 30 years ago, his new biography received glowing
Author discussions at the Museum are always a
reviews largely due to his supreme research.
That included insight into Munson’s troubled
A special thank you
source of entertaining storytelling and insights into childhood with an abusive and neglectful father, to our celebrity friends who generously
fascinating subjects. Recent highlights included an and, later on, how George Steinbrenner defied a donated their time to our many events,
evening with Jerry Izenberg, the legendary tell-it- tradition by making the gruff catcher the first programs and fundraisers.
like-it-is columnist who recently retired after almost Yankee captain since Lou Gehrig. Alan Kalter Mariano Rivera
a half-century at the Star-Ledger. Speaking of the wild ‘70s, no stranger baseball Bart Oates Mark DiIonno
To say Jerry is sort of a passionate fellow who trades ever transpired than the one involving Fritz Bob Lorenz Michael Kay
has zero tolerance for social injustices is a little like Peterson and Mike Kekich, who swapped wives Bobby Shantz Mike Pagliarulo
saying Springsteen can sort of energize a crowd. and families as members of the Yankees in 1973. Brian Leonard Mike Pope
Introduced by current Ledger columnist Mark Peterson, forever remembered for the unique Bruce Beck Mike Sheppard Jr.
DiIonno, Izenberg enthralled a packed audience exchange, was also a stellar pitcher on some not- Bruce Driver Moose Skowron
with tales ranging from his Newark childhood to his so-stellar Yankee teams. He won 69 games from Bruce Harper Nick Swisher
travels with Muhammad Ali and other first-person Cody Ransom Ottis Anderson
1969-72, and was a 20-game winner in ’70 when he
brushes with history, all included in his deeply Dave Anderson Pat Flaherty
had a rookie catcher named Thurman Munson. Fred Hill, Jr. Pat Hodgson
personal memoir Through My Eyes:A Sports Writer’s Last September, the whimsical Peterson, now an
58-Year Journey. Fred Hill, Sr. Paul Mirabella
evangelical Christian and battling prostate cancer, Gary Carter Peter King
On the 30th anniversary of Yankee legend captivated Museum visitors with great baseball Gene Michael Ralph Branca
Thurman Munson’s terrible death at age 32, Marty tales. And he also talked of his long-ago Gil Hodges Jr. Rich Kotite
Appel spoke eloquently of the man he knew so controversy, and other issues in his self-published Goose Gossage Rick Cerone
well and captured in his riveting biography: Munson: memoir, Mickey Mantle Is Going to Heaven. Graig Nettles Rod Gilbert
The Life and Death of aYankee Captain. And in November, popular NFL expert Peter Gretchen Randolph Ron Guidry
Marty is the ultimate Yankee historian, having King entertained visitors and greeted old friends in Ian Eagle Roy White
served as the team’s PR man in the raucous 1970s, a Montclair homecoming of sorts as he read from Jay Black Scott Brunner
and having authored 17 books, including a children’s and signed copies of his new book Monday Morning Jimmie Johnson Scott Goodale
biography of Yogi Berra. Joe Girardi Steve Balboni
While Marty co-wrote Munson’s autobiography John Franco Sweeny Murti
Joseph Gannascoli Tiki Barber
Karl Nelson Toby Dawson
Kay Murcer Tom Verducci
POSADAS The prevalence of obesity has more than Laura & Jorge Tom Vigorito
doubled for young children in the last two Posada Tony Veteri
PREACHING HEALTH decades. It’s made worse by an increasing Lee Mazzilli Whitey Ford
One day after an exulting ride up the Canyon of sedentary lifestyle, driven by video games, Len Coleman Gene Tolliver
Heroes, Jorge Posada and his wife Laura were television and computers. And in a fast-food
warmly greeted by another legion of fans at the society in which unhealthy food is ubiquitous in
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. kids’ lives, there’s also dwindling
Yet the Posadas came not to bask in more opportunities for exercise.
adoration, but to help promote a message which Both Posadas feel passionately
TEEING UP FOR CHARITY
is regularly emphasized in Museum programs — about nutrition and physical Spots are filling up fast for the 2010 Yogi Berra Museum
the importance of healthy living and physical activity, as do issues are amplified Celebrity Golf Classic, to be held June 14 at the beautiful
activity. They signed over 200 copies of their new for minority children. Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, NJ.
book Fit Home Team:The Posada Family Guide to They also acknowledged that One of the nation’s most popular celebrity golf outings,
Health, Exercise and Nutrition the Inexpensive and past experiences with the illness featuring past and current Yankees and Mets and other athletes
Simple Way. of their son reinforced the and entertainers, this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of
Their timing couldn’t be more fitting. importance of health in their lives. the event — as well as Yogi’s 85th birthday.
There’s a childhood obesity crisis in our country. And Laura called on parents to be Proceeds from the event are designated for the Museum’s
motivators and lead their kids by educational programs, summer camps, after-school clinics, and
Photo by Kristie Cataffi
example. “People have to stop community outreach programs throughout the region.
making excuses and start looking For registration and sponsorship info, call events director
for activities they will enjoy and Joni Bronander at (973) 655-6890 or email@example.com.
keep families active and healthy,”
she told an interviewer. “Our
book reminds readers of the
simple things we used to do when
were growing up that are
sometimes forgotten. It will lead
families step by step on how to
work as a team and make a
change for life.”
Laura and Jorge Posada with new friends.
Roy White, Gene Michael, Mickey Rivers, Yogi, Oscar Gamble and
Goose Gossage at last year’s Celebrity Golf Classic.
Two of the Museum’s recent exhibits paid tribute to two Yankee icons,
both forever connected by more than their pinstripes.
Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter, both team captains, also are the
embodiment of Yankee pride and leadership. The Museum
commemorated the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell —
“The Gettysburg Address of Baseball” — last summer with an
exhibit featuring baseball treasures from the collection of Stephen
Wong, including Gehrig’s game-used cap and 1939 road jersey.
And this winter, in honor of Jeter being named Sportsman of
the Year by Sports Illustrated, the Museum organized an exhibit,
Captain, Champion, Sportsman. The exhibit featured the sterling
silver Sportsman’s Trophy crafted by Tiffany, engraved with each
athlete’s name since the award was instituted in 1955, as well as
original artwork by renowned sports artist James Ferrara. Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter were subjects of recent Museum exhibits.
MUSEUM HONORS CLOSERS participated in a lively discussion expertly recent graduates pursuing a career in an
moderated by Michael Kay, and to be broadcast increasingly media-driven market. Attendees
As much as anyone, Rich (Goose) Gossage by the YES Network in February. heard stories and advice from leading sports
changed the perception of relief pitchers in one of The Museum gratefully thanks our guests, professionals including David Galant of MLB
the game’s most dramatic developments of the co-sponsors Nautica and the New York Yankees Productions, Don Sperling of the NY Giants, Gary
20th century. and especially the legendary relievers for making Hoenig of ESPN The Magazine; Kelly Whiteside of
Like many relievers, he was a failed starter, the event successful. Proceeds will benefit the USA Today, Colleen Duffy-Brace of ANC Sports;
relegated to the “junkpile” or bullpen. But over the Museum’s year-round education programs. and Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
last generation, relievers of Goose’s ilk have In partnership with Lunar Sports, the Museum
evolved into a most indispensable part of every
team. Today, a team simply cannot win without an Getting The Jump On hosted two three-day “Sports Business Camps”
for high school students last summer, providing
ultra-reliable “closer,” the bullpen savior who Careers In Sports tools for what they’ll need on their journey to a
almost never pitches without a lead or for more Whether it’s Yogi Berra or Steve Jobs, the formula sports business career. Plans are underway for
than one inning. for career success isn’t exactly a mystery — love future camps this summer as well.
Today relievers and closers come in all shapes what you do, and do it great. Also this summer, the Museum will again host
and sizes. And without question, the greatest of If you’re trying to break in and get ahead in the the popular Bruce Beck-Ian Eagle Sports
them all is a slender gentleman from Panama ultra-competitive multi-billion sports industry, the Broadcasting Camp, run by two of the area’s most
named Mariano Rivera. Though 40 Rivera is as message is similar: Be original, work hard, be the best. accomplished broadcasters. Now entering its
indomitable as ever as a member of the Core To that end, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning ninth year here, the camp is nationally recognized
Four — the Yankees’ homegrown quartet who Center is helping young career-seekers on as the finest of its kind with numerous campers
came up in the mid-1990s and played vital roles in another level, continuing to provide them the ultimately graduating to high-profile internships
the team’s championship runs, including last year’s. inside track on the fast-changing sports industry and jobs at major media outlets. Regularly
Fittingly, Rivera, Gossage and John Franco, the through interactive seminars and camps. featuring guest appearances from other
Mets’ longtime closer whose 424 career saves are In its partnership with Diamond Sports Group, broadcasters and a Q&A with Yogi Berra, this
most by a lefthander, were the guests of honor the Museum hosted Media and Sports: It’s A Whole year’s camp will be held July 26-30. For more info,
last November at the Museum’s gala fundraising New Ballgame, last October for students and www.sportsbroadcastingcamp.com.
event,“Closers.” Each mingled with guests, then
EDUCATIONAL FORUMS personality. He
TIKI’S LIFE LESSONS
Photo by Andrew Mordzynski
The Museum has been a hub of sports education forums, was interested in
one notable being its series of “Your Kid and Sports:What In the storied 84-year history of the New business, literacy
Every Parent Should Know” seminars. Longtime educator York Football Giants, nobody has gained and philanthropy
and coach John McCarthy expertly moderates these seasonal more rushing and receiving yards than concerns and
panel programs in which attendees receive terrific advice a 5-foot-9 fellow whose multi-dimensional created Tiki
from college coaches and former athletes. talents have also served him well off the Ventures.
Among the topics covered in recent and future programs: football field. And through-
How to nurture your child’s ability, how to find their best That fellow, of course, is Tiki Barber. And out “An Evening
sport, how to select the right college; and how to best realize the most accomplished offensive player to With Tiki Barber,” Carmen Berra welcomes
your child’s athletic potential. ever wear Big Blue regaled Museum the effervescent Tiki Barber to Museum.
Other programs for students regularly examine ethical visitors last year — including a group of University of
issues in the media world. Clearly, the way people consume New Jersey high school football captains Virginia graduate showed a heartfelt
news, and the way it’s produced and delivered, changes — with an equally inspirational and interest in providing young people the
almost every day. In partnership with Montclair State’s entertaining discussion about his struggles proper message about hard work and
broadcasting department, the Museum continues to host and triumphs. respect.
important seminars, including “Sports Media Ethics in the Age Not unlike the legendary Jim Brown, Tiki later signed copies of his children’s
of Twitter and Facebook,” featuring leading sports journalists. Barber left football at the prime of his book Teammates, which he co-authored
The Museum is planning other media programs looking at career to pursue other interests, which are with his twin brother Ronde, a defensive
the impact of the new technologies, and the importance of considerable. He was interested in politics back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
time-tested imperatives of accuracy, fairness and independence. and world events and became a news
Hope Legacy Benefits Museum Programs May 27 Yogi Berra Signing of The Yogi Book: I Really
The Museum was recently awarded a $50,000 grant by the
Mark Your Calendars Didn't Say Everything I Said Just in time for Father's Day,Yogi
March 25 Ten Things Every Coach/Parent Should Know Berra will sign copies of his revised New York Times best-seller of
Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation, which will be About Sports Safety Program in conjunction with Athletic his legendary quotes. Books available for purchase at Museum.
used to provide programming for students in the Paterson Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) to inform coaches and Pre-orders are required to guarantee receiving a signed copy.
parents on health issues, including injury prevention, treatment, Call (973) 655-2378 for info.
Public Schools. proper conditioning and coaching the child beyond the athlete.
June 14 Yogi Berra Museum Celebrity Golf Classic
The grant will enable the Museum to bring its character For more info and to register, visit www.atsnj.org.
Annual charity golf event at Montclair Golf Club to support
Deadline for registration is March 21.
education programs to high school students, as well as afford Museum’s education programs. For registration and sponsorship
May 14 Old School Coaching Still Matters: How New opportunities, call (973) 655-6890.
elementary students an opportunity to visit and participate in Jersey's Top Masters Build Successful Football Programs
Museum programs. July 8 Screening of Jews and Baseball:An American
Breakfast workshop for football coaches featuring some of New Love Story Special screening of new feature-length documentary
Helping children was always a special cause for Bob Hope, Jersey's most accomplished leaders. Guests include: Rick Giancola, by Clear Lake Productions written by Pulitzer Prize-winning
Montclair State coach; Mike Miello, Hackensack HS coach; Doug former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow. Film will be
who was the most successful and influential comedian of the Wilkins, 2009 New Jersey Coach of the Year at Mountain Lakes followed by discussion with Berkow.Tickets: $15.
past century. One of the most famous Americans of his time, HS; and Warren Wolf, New Jersey's all-time winningest high school For reservations, call (973) 655-2378.
coach at Brick HS. Program, moderated by John McCarthy,
he was admired worldwide for his achievements in his chosen founder of Museum's Coaching Institute, is sanctioned by the
art form as well as his charitable endeavors. NJSIAA and all participants receive three hours of professional
in-service credit.Workshop fee: $50.
We are grateful and proud of the Hope Foundation’s To RSVP call (973) 655-6891 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
G Bohm National Baseball
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Through December 31, 2009 Gail Connolly their gifts, time and in-kind services. We apologize for any inadvertent omissions or misspellings. Donors through December 2009
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Chip Sgro Chris & Joe Howley Larry Blomberg Rosemary Skibicki OUR MISSION is to preserve and promote the values of respect, sportsmanship, social justice and
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Become a member & enjoy all the benefits of being part
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of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center family:
Jason Roelke Dorothy L. Jenkins Mary-Jean Lioy Theresa
Dominianni 1. Yogi Berra’s values, extraordinary learning experience for both adults and
Robert McCann Thomas Chmiel accomplishments and lifelong commitment to the
E Fernandes Michael Miele
Ed O’Hare Michael Ressetar
education of young people are the inspiration and 5.
The YBMLC conducts workshops for coaches,
Edward Pine Michael Zitkansas foundation of the Museum & Learning Center parents and athletes on character education,
Sixth Avenue Vincent Pietrucha
Edward S. Nathan Michael Griffin bearing his name. leadership, sportsmanship and lifelong lessons in
Electronics William Budney
Elliot Levy Michael Hynes William Callahan
Susan & George Erik Castro Mike Andriola William Dunphy 2. The YBMLC preserves and promotes the values sports.
Turner F. Carruba Miriam Sherr
William Vogelson of respect, sportsmanship, social justice and 6.
Topical panel discussions and forums by leading
Texas Liquid Fernando O’Neill William E.Treene excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse, sportswriters, educators and sports historians are
Thomas J. Gordon Frank Falco Willis Platt sports- based programs and exhibits. staples of our learning center.
Foundation Frank Scaraggi Nancy Greulich
Franklin Wyman 3. We provide a creative and enjoyable 7. We host summer baseball and softball camps
educational environment for learners, especially for boys and girls.
children, so they understand how baseball and
other sports teach social and cultural values that
8. The YBMLC hosts thousands of school children
We’re open ’til we close. each year from the diverse population of the new
are as important off the field as on. York/new Jersey metropolitan area, teaching them
• Fundraisers & auctions
• Class reunion
4. The exhibit area captures the rich history of the values of good character, humility, integrity, fair
baseball and the career of Yogi Berra, a wonderful play, respect and decency through the example of
• Business seminars • Rent Yogi’s skybox how Yogi has lived his life.
• Adult birthday parties for a NJ Jackals game
• Cocktail parties
ROOKIE (YOUTH MEMBERSHIP AGE 18 & HOME RUN
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an impressive and unique setting that will make your • Membership card • all benefits above plus an autographed collectible
get-together special. Our Glass Sky Box room opens • 10% discount at Museum store • $450 for one year; $720 for two years is
into box seating with terrific views of all the action in Yogi • newsletter listing & subscription tax-deductible
Berra Stadium. The intimate Museum Theater features • free admission to the Baseball hall of fame in
audio and video capabilities for meetings, presentations and GRAND SLAM ($1,000)
Cooperstown, NY. • all benefits above plus an invitation to an
group fund-raising events. Dance the night away and dine • Museum lapel pin, pen and bumper sticker
in our gallery. Plan a party with entertainment for up to annual event with Yogi
• 100% is tax deductible • $850 is tax-deductible
150, or invite your friends to a summer ballpark dinner.
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Gift Shops Phone __________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________
Museum Gift Shop 973-655-2378
L.T.D. Enterprises Gift Shop 973-655-6888 I Rookie (Youth membership age 18 & younger $20 for 1 year; $35 for 2 years
I Individual ($35 for 1 year; $65 for 2 years)
Tours & Receptions Family ($65 for 1 year; $125 for 2 years)
The Museum offers tours 7 days a week
I Triple ($150 for 1 year; $65 for 2 years)
and is available for rentals and special events.
For details call 973-655-2378. I Home Run ($500 for 1 year; $800 for 2 years)
I Grand Slam ($1,000)
Staff I I would like to buy a Brick. ($100)
Art Berke, Chief Operating Officer
Dave Kaplan, Director Enclosed please find my check for $________made payable to The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
Bettylou O’Dell, Business Manager Please charge my: I Visa/MC I American Express
Joni Bronander, Special Events Director
Paul Reddick, Camps Director Acct # Exp Date
Donna Muscarella, Volunteer Coordinator
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