Wentworth Family Trust Gift to the Town of Madbury
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              November 10 2016                   Request for 2017 Grant Submissions
As many of you are aware when Carl Wentworth passed away in 2014 he left a generous Trust Fund titled the Wentworth
Family Trust which he and his wife Dorothy had established in 1993. It stipulated a Kingman grandfather clock to be
distributed to the Historical Society; provides directions concerning scholarship funding for the benefit of Madbury residents
with financial need intending to pursue post secondary education, with input from the Town's School Board Representative;
and the following clause:
1. First for the use of the Town of Madbury and or its inhabitants for charitable, educational and recreational
purposes to the benefit of the Town of Madbury and its inhabitants and for the acquisition, repair and or
replacement of maintenance, fire safety or other equipment necessary or desirable for the safe, efficient
operation of the Town of Madbury.
The trust document goes on to describe how the amount to be distributed each year will be determined by Charter Trust
Company of Concord, who is designated as the Trustee, based on the market value of the trust assets as of December 31st
of the preceding year. It directs the governing authority of the Town to provide a prioritized list each year to the Trustee of
the desired expenditures that the Town would like to have covered.
There does appear to be a requirement that there be a distribution made and spent each year. We continue to work with the
Trustee to develop the complete process and identify the timing of those disbursements.
Here is the opportunity to bring forth that worthy project that can not be covered in the budget. We are asking you to help
us out by providing a brief description, justification and cost estimate if you have projects/items that would seem to fit the
criteria above. Please provide those in writing on this form. 
Wentworth Family Trust Disbursement Recommendations
from the Town of Madbury, Board of Selectmen
for the year 2016
Air Packs and Bottles
This project will replace the current breathing apparatus equipment used by the Fire Department which was
purchased with grant funding assistance in 2001 .  The current bottles will expire in 2017 .  This project will span
two years, funding will be requested in 2017 as well.  Additionally funds from the Fire Equipment Capital Reserve
will be utilized to complete the replacement of this safety equipment.
Trail Equipment at Tibbetts
Installation quotes came in higher than budgeted and the Recreation Commission has requested these additional
funds to complete the project of adding fitness stations to the half mile walking trail recently constructed at Tibbetts
Field .
Large Format Scanner
This is a new piece of equipment that has been discussed for use of Town departments, boards and affiliated groups
which currently outsource or use personal equipment to complete projects beyond the scope of the small
copier/printer/scanner currently available at Town Hall.
Historical Society Storage Supplies
The Madbury Historical Society has a group of volunteers that have been working to properly store items that have
been donated as well as cataloging and digitizing information.  To date funding has been from private donations of
the group itself.  They are seeking to purchase suppl ies that include acid-free files, map/roll storage, tissue paper,
plastic sheet protectors , memory sticks, CD-R, book storage boxes, polypropylene file cases, and copy paper.
Powder Major Conservation Project
The Society for the Protection of NH Forests is working on multisource funding of this project to conserve a 195
plus acres of land the majority of which is in Madbury.  This project will assist in protecting the water resources and
preserving the rural and historic character of the town while providing trails for recreation and outdoor educational
purposes.  The funding must be raised by this fall to meet the time sensitive need to complete the purchase of the
property. The Selectmen would suggest the amount donated to this project include any residual in the funds
available this year from the Trust.  A matching grant will double this funding amount.
You can watch a video of Carl Wentworth talking about the Kingman Farm here.  (53 minutes, YouTube)
The 1988 Madbury Town Report was dedicated to Carl and Dorothy Wentworth. 
You can download the dedication page here.
Dorothy and Carl Wentworth Scholarship

Dorothy and Carl Wentworth were long-time residents of Madbury, NH. They owned and operated Kingman Farm until 1961.
Dorothy and Carl were deeply committed to the Madbury community. They established the scholarship to offer financial
support to Madbury students who intend to pursue post-secondary education.
The Dorothy and Carl Wentworth Scholarship will be awarded annually to graduating high school students. Eligible students
must be:
    A resident of Madbury, NH
    A high school senior
    Able to demonstrate financial need
    Planning to attend an accredited college, university or technical school
Payment will be made directly to the institution where the scholarship winner is enrolled.
Applicants for the yearly scholarships should see the Oyster River High School, Local Scholarship Application at the
Counseling Office.  Deadline is generally late May, or very early April.