The “All about trout” story (CDT, May 16), is a good example of how our community and local nonprofit organizations work together.
The start-up costs for the 50-gallon fish tank and equipment, is about $1200. This money was provided by the Centre County group called 100+ Women Who Care. The basic mission of the group is to rally 100+ women together with the ultimate goal of making a large impact in our community through financial support to local charities. We meet four times a year, hear a short presentation from two or three participating women in the group asking for support of a local nonprofit organization.
We vote and all the women write a $100 check right then and there, for the organization receiving the most votes. I am proud to be a part of this dynamic group of women and even prouder to say I served as president of the local Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
The Bellefonte teacher, Allison D’Ambrosia and the SCCTU volunteer, Dave Truesdale, have done an outstanding job bringing all the teaching opportunities the Trout in the Classroom program provides, to the students of the Bellefonte Middle School. There are three more local TIC programs sponsored by SCCTU.
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For more information on 100+ Women Who Care, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Judi Sittler at (814) 861-3277.