Sam's Club and the Wal-Mart family of businesses made a $500 donation to the Chautauqua Lake Association in support of their lake maintenance efforts.
"The Chautauqua Lake Association is most appreciative of Sam's Club support this year," CLA President Douglas Conroe said. "The support of local businesses and foundations, our members and our public partners, (Chautauqua County and New York state), and lake municipalities enable us to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users."
The CLA has been part of the Chautauqua County community for more than 60 years and promotes and facilitates the ongoing scientific study of Chautauqua Lake and its surrounding ecosystem. They provide lake maintenance services including: harvesting, shoreline cleanup, removal of debris, aquatic vegetation and many other in-lake management activities to protect and improve the quality of Chautauqua Lake.
Sam’s Club Grants Coordinator Toni Bellitto presents a check for $500 to Chautauqua Lake Association President Douglas Conroe and General Manager Paul Swanson. The donation will go toward supporting lake maintenance efforts planned for the 2013 season.
Conroe added, "Currently, a great deal of our financial support is from individuals and businesses. With government funding becoming increasingly tight due to local and state financial challenges, our private support is extremely important. Sam's Club has been a great partner to the CLA."