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Greetings from the Town of Veteran Historical Society. Happy New Year 2018
The Town of Veteran Historical Society has made great accomplishments in the past year, all thanks to the dedicated volunteers who continue to participate in the Society's work.

Fund raising is our only source of income at this time and thanks to our Fundraising Chairman, Anita Hesser we continue to thrive. Our bake sales are a huge success for the months of April and November. We always need volunteer bakers and helpers. The new tote bag fundraiser was launched in 2017 in hopes of getting community donations and was successful, if not as lucrative as we had hoped. We continue to sell our cookbooks, throws, hats, and Christmas ornaments. Our ongoing can and bottle return helps bring money in. We ask that you return your cans and bottles and donate the money to the Society. Help us to continue our goals and help the environment at the same time. Our new endeavor is a Craft Fair to be held at the Veteran Grange#1108 on the Ridge Rd. Horseheads on 5/19/18 with inside and outside booths. Please contact Anita Hesser if any crafters out there would like to reserve a booth.

We have made great progress in our goals to better The Town of Veteran Historical Society. As most of you know we are a 501C tax exempt organization. The volunteers have worked long and hard to reach this goal. We always need your help. You can donate to the Society, money or artifacts pertaining to our town and get a tax deduction. Our area is the Town of Veteran, which includes Millport, Pine Valley and Sullivanville. We would love you to share old pictures, artifacts or stories pertaining to our area and moneyed items would now be tax deductible for you the donor. We are actively working on our dream of a museum to house our many artifacts since we are now a recognized organization. We hope you will become involved in making this a reality. We have established a Building Committee to diligently work towards this goal. Any member with grant experience, or ideas please let us know about them. Please share your expertise so we can continue to "Keep the Past Present".

Our ongoing Cemetery Projects are doing great. Our cemeteries, not recognized by the town look fantastic, all due to the dedicated volunteers who weed whack, rake and haul brush so we can continue to honor our past residents and honor our military. This is a great project to get involved in. Anyone with Boy or Girl Scout troops or 4-H groups, all help is needed and appreciated and it is a great community service.

A change that was made to our By-Laws and passed by vote in our January meeting was to restructure our dues policy. You may now be a life member or a family life member for a fee of $100 for an individual or $150 per couple/family under one roof. You may still be a regular member for just $10 per year. Also available now are Gift Memberships, if you would like to give a gift of membership to a friend or loved one please contact the Society. This new policy structure will help to eliminate mailing in that $10 per year and will save the TOVHS money in reminder mailings. We would love to have new members or our regular members become life partners in our Society
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Remember we depend on members to help with our fund raising, planning, brainstorming, and volunteering and to attend our meetings. Please put the 2nd Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November on your calendars and join us in helping to "Keep the Past Present".
Please check our website for updated meeting minutes and for upcoming events. www.townofveteranhistoricalsociety.com Become a member today! It is only $10 per year due by December of each year or now become a new life member. Just email us at veteranny@yahoo.com or if you have any questions please write us at Po Box 134 Millport NY 14864 or feel free to call me at 607-739-0753.
Have a great 2018!
Respectfully,
Gloria Campbell/President

 

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