FREMONT COUNTY BIRTHDAY PARTY at the Administration Building in Canon City - 10 a.m. - lower level. Cake will be served. State Senator Grantham will be in attendance. 150 year celebration for the County. 50 year celebration for the Admin Building. Bring your families and invite your neighbors to this historic event.
Greetings on this beautiful day! Wasn't the moisture a blessing - our earth needed it desperately.
Our next meeting, and the final one of 2011, is on Saturday, November 12th at 10 a.m., at the History Center. December and January we have no membership meetings.
We've decided for this meeting, we'll have potluck lunch with our leftover barbeque brisket. Bring a side dish with you. We'll furnish the plates, napkins, plasticware, and a drink. Most importantly, please, RSVP to this email or to Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org . We need to know how much of the meat to cook. Yum...yum, making myself hungry just thinking about it!
During the business portion of the meeting, we'll be discussing the WOW ! book. Your Board has been working diligently on the guidelines so that we'll have uniformity in the submissions.
MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR YEAR 2012 ARE PAYABLE IN JANUARY. You will be receiving a notice in the mail from the treasurer in November. If you pay in November or December, dues will extend through December 2012. You will receive a membership card as your receipt of payment. A single membership is still just $10 and a family is $15. If you pay by PayPal on the web site, it is slightly higher because of the PayPal fee, $11.05 for single and $16.05 for family.
HAPPY AUTUMN everyone! September has flown bye and is now history...
Our monthly meeting will be this Saturday, October 8th, at 10:00 a.m., in the Society meeting room in Wetmore.
Your Board met two weeks ago to formulate a plan of attack on our book, WOW! Women of Wetmore. The book is not an overnight process and we've not set a deadline for completion. The focus will be to preserve the stories of the courageous women who partnered in settling the Wetmore-Hardscrabble area; they had faith, fortitude, and vision. We set dates to run from 1860 to 1920; however, we may have to stop at 1910 or 1900, as we're not doing an encyclopedia. The woman needs to have lived in the Wetmore-Hardscrabble area during this timeframe. There are at least 19 resources that we can utilize in the research. We'd like to include at least 5 photographs for each family. Each participant will be required to sign a release/gift document to the WHGHS on their submissions. If you have your family history written, bring it Saturday so we can show how the format will glean the woman's information. If you have no history, we'll show how to begin gathering your information. We already have a listing of almost 80 women's names! In other words, the program will be a work session after the formal business is completed.