We have a winner!
Membership Survey Provides Good insight
Thanks to all our Friends for taking the time to complete our recent membership survey. We asked you to participate and you did not disappoint. We got responses from more than half of our members….a strong expression of your preferences to help guide the future of the Friends of Silver Spring State Park (FSSSP). Our goal is to make sure that our CSO operates in a way that supports both our Park and you, its members. So what did we learn from your responses to achieve these goals?
Here are some top-level findings from the survey:
Winner of the Publix Gift Certificate…..Donates it to Charity
As promised, we put Friends survey participants’ names in a hat and President David Rossiter, drew Judith Angrisano's name as the winner of the $ 25 Publix certificate. It didn’t take Judy long to decide to donate it to a local Ocala food bank. Judy had this to say about her donation: “In these times, there is even a greater need for us to ‘Pay it Forward’ to help others that are struggling to survive.” Judy’s generosity has so inspired the FSSSP Board of Directors that it recently took action to match her donation.
Here’s more about our Friend, Judy Angrisano. Her motivation for participating as a member of the Friends stems from her love of the environment, her avid appreciation of Silver Springs State Park and her desire to make a contribution to its preservation, improvement and enjoyment by others. She has been a member of FSSSP since 2016 when fellow-Friend, Diane Boles encouraged her to join. Since that time, she has volunteered in a number of ways including on Friend’s fundraising events such as Critter Trail, working on gardening crews, serving on the River Patrol and at the Silver River Museum. While she enjoys all these opportunities to serve, she says her heart is with the River Patrol. There she relishes the opportunity to help visiting kayakers, canoers and boaters stay safe and gain deeper knowledge and respect for the River and its unique plant and animal life. As a widow and snow-bird, Judy also expressed deep regard for the community of Friends she has gained through her membership. “I love the people and the personal friendships I’ve made which extend beyond my time in the Park.” Congratulations to Judy and thanks for all you do!