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Tips for charter staff

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!

2 Replies

KenH, April 27, 2020 at 9:26 pm

Not everyone uses a charter and not everyone has no need for the stimulus check. If you and your family need it, keep it, that is what it is for. But if you are able to give it away to people who do need it, consider doing that too. LawnchairMan’s idea is excellent but if you don’t use a charter there are plenty of charities that can get help to those who need it. My wife and I want to do that but so far we have seen no sign of it!


Bluestreelguy ., May 13, 2020 at 8:16 pm

Give til it hurts. But be careful they’ll accuse us of being Socialists. Wait I like that idea keep giving please. If we all share we all win.


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