So looking forward to our General Meeting. We had talked last year about establishing an Endowment Scholarship at Florida Polytechnic in the name of our club to ensure that our efforts continue into perpetuity. Normally this is reserved for major contributors (over $100,000), but Florida Polytechnic is willing to let us do ours at $25,000, giving us 5 years from the date we begin to meet that goal Sounds like a lot, doesn't it? Well, we already have $6,000+ that was raised in the form of donations made in memory of our members who have passed and extra money we have raised at different functions. So if we contribute that amount now, we have another 5 years to raise $19,000. If we meet that goal, then the EWC2 name lives forever in our contribution to the University. We can set the parameters for the scholarship recipients just like we do with our regular, annual contribution. But this is definitely do-able!
I will be proposing this to our members at the General Meeting - one of only three that we have now for a vote.
The greatest thing is that this in no way changes the regular, yearly scholarship that we give as a result of our dues. This is an additional scholarship, and a great way to make sure that the history of our club is remembered forever.