Vickie Dove reported that the Scholarship Fund has a total of $14,777.85, $3962.18 in a savings account and $10,815.67 in a mutual fund. T-shirts of $150 also went to the scholarship fund. It was also reported that a portion of the estate of Russell Ruckman (amount undisclosed) went to the scholarship fund.

This was before this year’s collection. This year, $2735.00 was collected for the Scholarship Fund, auction of 2 paintings by Gaye Martin for $85, and a USA flag wall hanging by Martha Parcher for $125, making a total balance of $17,722.85, before payment of scholarships for 2001.

The Scholarship committee, composed of Vickie, Ruth, Bob R., Linda, & Martha, granted 2 scholarships—to Andrea Halen for $1000 and to Brandon Tinney for $1500. Bob Ruckman spoke on the scholarship fund and how it works. Any Ruckman descendent is eligible. ” A Ruckman mind is a terrible thing to waste.”