Aquarium Club of Lancaster County

Aquatic Life Education Fund (ALEF)

The ACLC Aquatic Life Education Fund has been instituted to assist schools in our area with funding for the continued development of curriculums related to the study of aquatic life.  The importance of continued education of young people in this field could not be overstated and we felt that there is no better way to show our support than to develop a means for our club to assist financially.

The program will work as follows:

  • Five percent (5%) of the ACLC’s auction proceeds annually between

      September 1st and August 31st will be earmarked for this fund

  • The ACLC will also collect any donations offered by members and guests at all meetings and events held during the year and put 100% of those into the fund

  • The ACLC will accept nominations from ACLC Members in good standing, for schools to be considered recipients beginning in September of each year and the decision will be made by a vote of the ACLC membership no later than at the June General meeting.

  • Nominations should be accompanied by a letter from that school’s representative with a description of the program the funds will be used for.

  • Schools must be pre-college education facilities from neighboring counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.

  • No fees or other costs will be deducted from the funds collected. 100% will go to the school selected by the ACLC. A check will be awarded to that school as soon as possible after August 31st each year.

  • In an effort yo maintain the fund, the annual award will be no less than $500 and will not exceed $700.  All funds collected in excess of $700 will be rolled over to the following year.

  • Payment amounts will be revisited if the rollover totals exceed two years worth of maximum funding (currently $1400).  The review will consist of examining the source funds and assessing trends from those sources.