Bucks County Association of Township Officials
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BCATO is currently developing its new website that will be launched in July 2015. If you need anything in the interim, please contact Jamie Gwynn, our Executive Director, at executivedirector@bcato.org.

Thank you,

President Dan Rattigan

BCATO Accepting Nominations for its 2015 Dr. Richard Derstine Youth Award

2015 PSATS Youth Award Application Guidelines and Form

Press Release:

The Bucks County Association of Township Officials (BCATO) is accepting applications for its 2015 Dr. Richard Derstine Award. The award was established to honor outstanding youth who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities and is open to all youth groups, such as 4-H clubs, scout troops, school and church groups, and civic service club youth organizations from elementary school through grade 12.

To be eligible, all projects must involve youth in planning and implementation and must have a major impact on one or more townships of the second class in Bucks County (governed by a board of supervisors). Eligible projects must have been undertaken no earlier than September 1, 2014 and have been completed no later than August 1, 2015.

Eligible projects include such activities as community beautification, cleanup and fix-up of buildings and litter cleanup projects; direct services to residents of the community, such as the elderly, children, the underprivileged, the disabled and hospitalized patients; fund-raising projects for worthy causes within a township; soil and water conservation, environmental protection and recycling; voter registration; safety; recreation; and blood donation and first aid.

All program entries must be nominated and submitted by their local township chairperson. The organization's executive board will select a winner, who will win a $100 cash award and be recognized at the organization's annual convention held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Spring Mill Country Club in Northampton Township.

Application guidelines and forms are available on BCATO's website at www.bcato.org (Go to "PSATS Youth Awards" under "Programs and Services"). The deadline for completed applications is Saturday, August 1, and two hard copies must be submitted via mail to Jamie Gwynn at the following address:

Bucks County Association of Township Officials
P.O. Box 856
Doylestown, PA 18901

Special Note: The application guidelines and forms are the "PSATS Youth Awards Contest" applications guidelines and forms. BCATO purposely constructed its contest to be similar to encourage more participation. As a result, one hard copy will be retained by BCATO for its contest and the other hard copy will be mailed by BCATO to PSATS for entry into its contest - the winner of that contest receives $500 and statewide recognition.

For questions about the BCATO contest, please contact Jamie Gwynn at (267) 685-6280 or at executivedirector@bcato.org

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