Re: Jeff Clark Memorial Candle
Thomas C. Petrik (EC92@AOL.COM)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 00:31:10 -0500
Ladies and Gentlemen;
I, for one, am taking a chance here. The Clark family had no more insurance
on Jeff's life than any of us would have on our children, and the cost of the
funeral and other problems may be an important factor to the family.
If anyone besides me has anything they can spare - and I do mean anything -
supposedly there has been a Jeff Clark Memorial Fund set up through the
Harris Bank in Cary, IL. I for one will be on the phone to confirm this and
sending my own donation to the family in a day or so. I strongly urge other
members of the list to also do so if they can.
Other Scouts have died in that Council, and Harris has been willing to set up
memorial funds that allow the family to pay the expenses and then take any
excess money and put it toward the Council, either as a memorial fund for one
of the camps or in some other manner that benefitted Scouting.
I originally questioned Used2bbear on this within a day or two of the
accident, and we corresponded a bit first, since she was an ASM at a JLTC
course my son staffed for their Council last summer. When she told me that
such a fund was established I volunteered to take it to everyone else on the
list for contributions.
Originally I was going to ask us to come up with enough for a memorial James
E. West Fellowship, but the family need is greater, and the money can be used
that way by the family if there is enough left.
As soon as I have any additional information I will post it here. Please
consider making this part of your personal concern, no matter how much you
can spare. I already have a Cub Scout with a $1.00 bill and an Eagle who is
deciding how much of his accumulated Jamboree money he can spare and still
make the trip. If anyone else would donate I would appreciate it, Frank and
Connie (Used2bbear) Novak would appreciate it, and I'm sure the Clark family
will appreciate it.
Yours in Scouting,
Thomas C. Petrik
Eagle, 1974 Vigil 1975 I AM a Beaver
National Association of Presbyterian Scouters, Central Region Board of
My memorial James E. West Fellowship was for my father in 1993.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City