The Yawgoog Alumni Association is comprised of thousands of Alumni all over the USA and other countries as well. The Alumni was founded by H. Cushman "Gus" Anthony in 1980. Its purpose is to keep the "Spirit of Yawgoog" alive and to accent the Heritage of Yawgoog.
Over the past years, the Alumni Association has made substantial contributions to Yawgoog, thanks to the membership restricted fund interest combined with extra project donations.
Thanks to the continued support of Yawgoog Alumni, we have been able to assist the current camp leadership in a partnership to "keep the spirit of Yawgoog burning brightly for all future generations." Your annual dues have allowed the restricted Alumni fund to see continuous growth. Your annual pledges to Alumni Projects has made many dreams become reality.
We ask that Alumni become "active" members by contributing to the organization in the way of annual dues. The amount requested is minimal, so everyone can get involved. You can become:
(The categories should sound familiar to you as they replicate the CY Awards Program.)
The actual dues contributions are placed in a "restricted " account with Narragansett Council. The principal cannot be touched! Ever!! Only the income, which this account produces, can be used for special projects at Yawgoog each year.
Along with the annual dues, the Association announces an annual project it wishes to accomplish. If an active alumni member wishes to contribute to that project, he may. Although the project donations are not a requirement, they are greatly appreciated.
The Alumni Association has recently added a scholarship endowment fund, in which the principal will continue to grow and the earnings from this fund will be used for staff college scholarship awards. This is another great way to preserve the heritage and spirit of Yawgoog by helping to keep quality staff men at camp.
One other request is for names and addresses of former Yawgoog Campers who are not already members of our great Yawgoog Alumni Association. If you know of any, please include them on the back of your card. Also, give us some news about you and your family for inclusion in the next issue of the "BELLTOWER".