January 21, 2018
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Trekkers Thanks Rockland Elks Lodge #1008

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Clayton Collins, Bill Bachofner, and John Crabtree of Rockland Elks Lodge #1008

On behalf of Trekkers, I would like to thank the Rockland Elks Lodge #1008, and three of its members, for volunteering their time to rebuild a roof rack for Bessie, our 1989 International Thomas Bus, and building storage compartments for Lucy, our newest mobile classroom. My sincere thanks go to Bill Bachofner, Clayton Collins, and John Crabtree, who spent several days making the necessary improvements so that Bessie and Lucy are well equipped for their next student expeditions. These men volunteered their time and skillfully made the necessary changes.
This year’s expeditions for Trekkers’ students will begin after the New Year. Our buses will be transporting students as far away as Washington, D.C. during the coming months. Knowing that our equipment is securely stowed away helps improve the safety of our students and staff on the many miles we cover each year.
It’s great to live in a community with wonderful groups like The Elks, and wonderful people who support local nonprofits. As Trekkers celebrates its 20th year of mentoring youth from the midcoast area, it is through the community’s support that we are able to achieve the Trekkers’ mission of connecting young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. With sincere appreciation I thank the volunteers from Rockland Elks Lodge #1008 for sharing their time and skills with Trekkers.
Don Carpenter
Executive Director of Trekkers