This is directed mainly to Brancel charter members, but would apply to other charters users as well. Each year that I Ragbrai I tip the charter staff. They work so hard from before sunup to past sundown, yet they are always cheerful and ready to help no matter what weird request I ask. Several of the Brancel staff are college bound, and use tip money to that purpose. I have just realized that Covid has not only taken their current jobs, but will take their Ragbrai tips too.
Therefore, my wife and I have contributed a good portion of our Covid recovery money to these young people. I hope that other charter members choose to join me with whatever amount they think is appropriate. I sent a check to; Brancel Charters, PO Box 98, Waunakee, WI 53597. You would have to look up the addresses for other charters. I trust Bob to disburse it to his staff. Please, folks, these kids deserve some help! Thanks!