Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument
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FRIENDS OF BOOKER T WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT

Spring ~ 2018

Special Event Coming!!!
April 28, 2018 --Seventh Annual Booker T Washington  7th Annual Legacy Dinner Guest Speaker:  Beth Macy, author of the New York Times bestseller TRUEVINE Trinity Ecumenical Parish 40  Lakemount Drive (Hwy. 122) Moneta, VA 6 PM to 9 PM Tickets:  $25 members; $30 non-members Tickets can be purchased from any Friends board member or call Gloria Martin at 540-420-464

 FRIENDS OF BOOKER T. WASHINGTON       Website: www.friendsofbookert.org        Email:  friendsofbowa@gmail.com 

FBTWNM Board Officers 

President:  Cindy Simmons 540-874-4872 

Vice President:  Ruby Penn    

Secretary:  Paula Clay             

Treasurer:  Kaye Hancock           

Recording Secretary:  Edith Morgan

 
MISSION In partnership with the National Park Service, The Friends support Booker T. Washington National Monument and its mission to preserve and protect the birth site and childhood home of Booker T. Washington and promote public awareness and appreciation for his legacy

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."        Booker T. Washington

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Welcome new members!  The Friends of Booker T Washington National Monument is so happy to have you on board with us.  Our recent membership drive brought us 35 new members and Ruby Penn, our recording secretary won the membership drive prize with the most new memberships.  A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL NEW MEMBERS AND RENEWING MEMBERS!

We would like to keep this momentum going so tell your friends and neighbors to join us.  Our website is able to receive memberships and payments and you can also call us for a brochure and mail in your membership. 

MEMBERSHIP TO FRIENDS We welcome new members to be part of our   Friends organization:      

Students--$5

Patrons--$100-$499

Individuals--$15

Sponsor--$500-$999

Family--$25

Benefactor-$1000+

Organizations--$50

Memberships may be paid by mail or at our website  through Paypal. 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Welcome new members!  The Friends of Booker T Washington National Monument is so happy to have you on board with us.  Our recent membership drive brought us 35 new members and Ruby Penn, our recording secretary won the membership drive prize with the most new memberships.  A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL NEW MEMBERS AND RENEWING MEMBERS!

We would like to keep this momentum going so tell your friends and neighbors to join us.  Our website is able to receive memberships and payments and you can also call us for a brochure and mail in your membership. 

ANNUAL MEETING OCTOBER 29, 2016

On your next visit to the Park please check out our scrapbook of memories the Friends made in the 8 years our group has been around!  Take a brochure for your neighbor, or better yet bring them with you to see the new movie, THE MEASURE OF A MAN.  Our next Annual Meeting is right around the corner so please mark your calendar for October 29 and plan to join us to learn more about our year’s activities and upcoming plans.  ~By Robertson Simmons, Vice President, FBTWNM

Say it ain't so.  Summer is about over and October is fast approaching.  October is special for the Friends because it is the month we host our annual metting.  We like to acquaint ourselves with our new members and reacquaint ourselves with our members that have been with usfor a while.  It is also when we elect our officers and new board members.  This year we will be electing a new President, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary and a few new board members.

If you are interested in being an officer or joining our board please let me know.  This is my last year as president and I am chairing the nominating commettee.  We need more help by those that believe in our cause to help take the Park and Friends to greater heights.

If you are not interested in joining the board, come out anyway and help us elect those that will help guide the Friends over the next two years and join us for a cup of coffee, a bite to eat and conversation.   ~By Penny Edwards Blue, President,FBTWNM

 

 Grant, Membership and Scholarship News

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
A Letter of Intent has been sent and received.  This grant is to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscapes representing African American Cultural Heritage.  The fund supports Capital Projects, Organizational Capacity Building, Project Planning and Programming and Interpretation.
 


The Friends have been awarded a scholarship for $2000 to help in travel expenses in attending the Friends Alliance Meeting in Washington, DC in March.  Two board members Gloria Martin and Ruby Penn have been chosen to attend.  
 
 

In honor of the 101st anniversary of the National Park System and the 62nd anniversary of the BTWNM, the Friends Group is inviting 101 local leaders and businesses to start a tradition of sponsoring the park through the Friends Group by joining the 101st Booker T. Washington Bucket Challenge with an annual donation gift of $100.  The leadership gift will preserve this piece of history right here in our community so that future generations can discover the legacy of Booker T. Washington and the richness of Smith Mountain Lake, VA.  The Membership committee is headed by Rich Millar and Ruby Penn.
 

     
The Friends will be awarding two $500 student scholarships this year at the Legacy Dinner to FCHS students.

 

Spring ~ 2018

 

Legacy Dinner 2017 - April 28th,6pm

 

We are a non-profit organization.. If you would like to help out, please contact us for a list of our most needed items or volunteer opportunities.

 

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