July 18, 2022

Susan Imhoff, Charity Grant
Rotary Club of St Simons
St Simons Island, Georgia 31522

Dear Susan,

As chair of the St Simons Rotary’s Charity Grant, I wanted to thank you for all the consideration that the Lynx Educational Foundation operator of the Tall Ship Lynx received from Rotary’s substantial contribution.  It was my sincere pleasure to be in attendance and recognized for the work that is better known as the “things the Tall Ship Lynx does in the community and for education” I was honored and humbled to be on the list.

I think it is appropriate for disclosure, transparency and in the spirit of trust that the Grant award was given for you to know of where and what the money was used for so  Rotarians can take pride in knowing that their hard-earned fundraising efforts went to need other than a “General Fund”.

As you know Lynx does a lot of Youth Educational Sailings for schools and other civic organizations such as Boy and Girls Club to name one. As a US Coast Guard inspected vessel under sub–Chapter T we are required to adhere to strict safety standards, some of the regulations are in “percentages”.  I would like you pass on to your fellow Rotarians that I purchased 30 USCG Youth Type 1 Life Jackets to compliment the already existing number we had aboard.  As Lynx has become popular in the younger grades our sailors are smaller, together St Simons Island Rotary and the Lynx have gone beyond the requirements to accommodate our younger sailors, in safety and comfort, thank you!

I am very proud of the relationship we have with the St. Simons Island Rotary

Sincerely grateful,

Captain Donald E. Peacock, President Lynx Educational Foundation