Glacier Society Restoration log 2/10/02

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    [font=Courier New:n9057nn5]Glacier Society Restoration log 13 10 Feb. 2002


    1. The year end fund raising suffered, as did other charities, from the 9-11 hangover. However, we did bring in considerable support and increased our number of donors. The most significant contributions were from two entities, one anonymous supplying a new Kohler Generator for the ICEBUCKET. The other contribution was from Peterson Power Systems. This firm has been loaning us a generator that supplies power to our work parties. It now is ours permanently!! These are very significant contributions with a value of over $30,000.

    2. We have completed preparations for the transfer of an “as new” Emergency Generator Room Complete with day tanks, fire extinguisher systems, and electrical switchgear. This operation will take place in March. This equipment will be installed in a new space to be designed by M. Rosenblatt & Sons to meet IMO and USCG regulations for emergency power aboard Inspected Vessels.
    3. Glacier Society participated in the Annual meeting of the United States Arctic Research Commission this past January, by invitation of its Chairman, George B. Newton. We invite you to visit Here you may observe the synergies possible with the cooperation of the Glacier Society and many existing research programs. We were fortunate to meet all the Commissioners and the staff members including Dr. Rita Colwell the most distinguished leader of NSF and a strong proponent of increased research in the Arctic. The Society presented its vision of the restoration process and sure is promising indeed.

    4. Last week the Glacier Society toured England to lay the foundation for establishing formal links in the UK via becoming a UK entity registered with their Charity Board. This will enable UK resident Polar Explorers to join our team and participate in their local currency. We held numerous meeting, which included our Board members Alexandra Shackleton and Peter Fuchs.

    5. Glacier Society will participate in the Annual Winter Board Meeting of the HNSA, (Historic Naval Ship Assoc.) and then the Navy Memorial Dinner the first week of March. Meetings with our Congressional supporters, and MARAD will be perused to complete the transfer documents and prepare to move the ship to the pier at Mare Island. This will be followed by a two-week work period aboard ship. We will be ready to move shortly.

    6. The following skills are needed, and can be executed from home.

    Please help us find volunteers:

    a. Grant writers
    b. Authors for the newsletter & public relations
    c. Researchers to search the national Archives under our direction


    Bernard G. Koether
    Glacier Society, Inc.

    Glacier Society, a 501c3 organization, respects your privacy. If you wish to be removed from these mailings simply reply to with REMOVE as subject and we will remove your name from our data base.


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