100K CLUB FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
On Friday, October 30, 2015, we held a kick-off party to get our new year-long fundraising campaign, the 100K Club, rolling. 41 party goers had a grand time in the beautiful chapel at Meadowinds on Paradise Ridge. Guests mingled with new and old friends while enjoying the fine chamber music played by the Harmonia Trio and the well chosen beverages offered by the Wine Company of Moscow and One World Cafe. In addition, outstanding appetizers were prepared by Kitchen Counter Catering. Over $13,000 were raised to support the Latah Trail. The goal of this campaign is to attract 100 donors each of whom will pledge $1,000 to support the Trail. We are off to a FANTASTIC start. Please consider taking part in this adventure. The idea was originated by long-time Trail supporter Jay Hunter. If you would like more information please contact Tom Carroll at.... firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to join the 100K Club please mail your check of $1,000 dollars to the Latah Trail Foundation, P.O. Box 9344, Moscow, ID 83843. Smaller donations are always welcome, as well. We value all support from monetary donations small to large, as well as donations of volunteer hours. There are avenues for everyone to contribute to this great community asset. If you have ideas on fundraising concepts and activities please share them with me, Tom Carroll, via phone at 208.874.3860 or email at email@example.com. Thank you all, for your time and support. Community involvement is a valuable and wonderful thing. Thank you.
Photos from the event, taken by Antone G. Holmquist.
2015 Nonprofit Excellence Award
Nora Carpenter and Tom Carroll
(left to right: First Judicial District CASA Program, North Idaho; Idaho Operation Lifesaver, Pocatello; Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, Boise; Idaho Guard & Reserve Family Support Fund, Boise; Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Bellevue; Latah Trail Foundation, Moscow.)
Annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards Top Six Honorees Named
(BOISE) – The Idaho Nonprofit Center received 197 completed nominations during the 2nd Annual Idaho Nonprofit Excellence Awards process. A total of 135 organizations were nominated across the state (some were nominated more than once) with six nonprofits honored with 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Award:
First Judicial District CASA Program, North Idaho
Idaho Operation Lifesaver, Pocatello
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, Boise
Idaho Guard & Reserve Family Support Fund, Boise
Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Bellevue
Latah Trail Foundation, Moscow
All 135 nominated nonprofits were recognized in a presentation at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards Dinner on September 15th with the six honorees recognized on stage and presented with the award.
“The Excellence Awards are designed to highlight the tremendous services nonprofits across Idaho deliver every day that contribute to the quality of life and economy.” Said Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director.
All recognized organizations received their nominated by someone in the community who believed deeply in the services provided. Each organization also submitted both quantitative and qualitative information, in addition to operational documentation regarding 990 tax filings and board governance.
The Idaho Nonprofit Center represents the interests of the 5,500 charitable nonprofits in Idaho, the 52,000 nonprofit employees, and the 425,000 volunteers acting as a vehicle of information, a convener of leaders and allies, and a bridge between the nonprofit, public and private sectors.
Margaret Littlejohn Memorial Bench & Tree Dedication Ceremony
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1pm a bench and tree were dedicated to the memory of Margaret Littlejohn. This dedication took place on Paradise Path between F Street and Mountain View Park in Moscow, Idaho. About 60 people attended the ceremony on a beautiful sunny late summer day. The bench is situated to reveal a stunning view of Moscow Mt. Lena Le, Margaret Dibble, and Bill McLaughlin all said lovely words commemorating Margaret Littlejohn's life and the positive impacts that she had in her community.
Margaret Littlejohn was a great supporter of recreation and a great advocate of nature. She was a dedicated promoter, in both her professional and volunteer efforts, for the health and wellbeing of nature, as well as for the health and wellbeing of her community.
The memorial bench and tree were made possible by the generous donations of her friends and family.
The photos from the ceremony were taken by Nick Sanyal.
Margaret Dibble, Bill McLaughlin, Lena Le
Bear Creek Canyon Washout Fixed!
A great big thank you to Randy McCall at North Idaho Crushing! Randy donated his time and equipment to finish fixing the washout in Bear Creek Canyon. In addition, Andy Grant, Latah County Parks and Recreation Manager, did a great job fixing much of this new section of trail. Randy came in to finish the job. Thank you Randy, thank you Andy. This section of trail is yet to be opened. We will make an announcement once that happens.
Visitors to Moscow Blog about the Latah Trail
Emily and Barry, the Traveling Twosome, cycle all over the country. While enjoying Walla Walla, it was suggested that they travel to Moscow to check out the Latah Trail. They took this advice, and then wrote a wonderful blog about their travels in our region. Click here to check out their blog. They will write about the Chipman Trail next.
RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY PHOTO CONTEST
See the link below to enter your photo of the Latah Trail in the Rails-to-Trails first ever photo contest. Contest ends Aug 21, 2015. So get out there on the Trail and upload some cool photos to Flicker. You may just win. Good luck. See all the cool photos from trails around the country. https://www.flickr.com/groups/rtc2016photocontest/