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Annual membership meeting is January 26 at Pickett House Heritage
Tyler County Booster - January 2009
After the cold weather last week it was nice to have sunny, warm weather for a while. Since I am writing this prior to the MLK Parade I can only hope that the weather holds so that participants and observers alike will have an enjoyable time. Ms. Mayme Brown, a long-time board member of the Tyler County Heritage Society, has been responsible for the parade and activities to follow that honor Dr. Martin Luther King since the city began these celebrations. Hats off to Ms. Mayme for keeping the dream alive. Time is running out for you to make your reservations for the annual membership meeting of the Heritage Society. This year’s meeting is set for Monday, January 26th, at the Pickett House Restaurant located in Heritage Village. If you would like to have dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m., please call the Village at 283-2272 to reserve your place. Cost of the dinner is $12 per person and you may pay at the door. We need your reservation so we will be sure to have enough of the wonderful fried chicken and side dishes. If you decide not to eat at the Pickett House but want to attend the business meeting, please plan on arriving around 6:45 p.m. so that the meeting can begin promptly at 7:00. We hope you will choose to come and participate in your Heritage Society. On the agenda for the meeting is recognition of volunteers who have made outstanding contributions during the past year. Also on the agenda is the election of new officers and board members. The nominating committee will present the names of Elizabeth Toliver for president; Fred Sullivan for vice-president; Erline Ingle for secretary; and Pat Brown for treasurer. Brenda Cowan, Sandy Taylor, Jewel Bell, Jean Lamar, Mayme Brown, Pat Brown and Erline Ingle will be proposed to serve as board members from 2009-2012. Anna Beth Willis will be proposed to serve in Tolly Lovelace’s unexpired term until 2011. Brenda Cowan and Anna Beth Willis will be new to the board. Additional nominations from the floor will be accepted provided that permission of the person nominated has been obtained and you have verified that they are willing to serve. Maybe you would like to be a part of the Board. I can guarantee you that you will become “hooked” on getting the message out about the Village and the history of the past it portrays. You will also develop a better understanding of why we need volunteers for so many things and why our fund-raising efforts need to be successful. The guest speaker for the evening will be Steve Hart, an author of several books about this area of Texas. Among his works are Settlers of the Western Woods and By the Muddy Angelina. I know we are in for a treat as he makes his presentation. Membership dues are also “due”. The cost of membership in the Tyler County Heritage Society is $20.00 for individuals, $30.00 for a family, and $60.00 for small businesses. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating – as we go out for grants to help run the Village one of the questions frequently asked concerns the number of members of the Society. Grant-givers use this figure to gauge the amount of local support of the mission. We need your help to keep this number high enough for us to be noticed when we seek grants. We also need your dues to help with our daily operating expenses which, while very low all things being considered, continue to increase every year. Thanks to those of you who have already paid your dues and thanks in advance to those of you who will. If you are unable to attend the membership meeting you may bring your dues by the Gift Shop at the Village or mail them to the Tyler County Heritage Society, P.O. Box 888, Woodville, TX. 75979.