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President's Message: President's Message- November 7, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

President's Message- November 7, 2008

We had a very successful and positive APTA Board of Directors Meeting today and even through the calendar year is coming to a close, the APTA is still involved in several activities before the end of the year. The new Events section of this site will keep all interested persons informed about upcoming events. I urge all chapter presidents to keep the Executive Director infromed as to upcoming APTA events so that we can get items listed on the events calendar. I also want to remind everyone that we are accepting nominations for the 2009 APTA marking program throgh March 1, 2009. The nomination form is available through this website.

The Fayette County Chapter has been re-formed and is in full swing. Likewise, another new chapter is being considered in West Tennessee. If you are interested in forming a chapter please contact us as one of our key missions is to promote preservation throught the State of Tennessee. Contrary to what you might have heard no site historic is necessary for chapter formation.The APTA is also interested in intervening to protect and preserve endangered historic sites so I urge you to keep us informed if we can help.

If you want to help promote preservation in this state we have a couple of board positions open and we are always looking for energetic and devoted preservationists to serve. Remember, our by-laws and charter calls on us to receive real and personal property for preservation purposes, to advocate for preservation, to educate the public about preservation efforts, to provide technical assistance and to work with other organizations to accomplish the preservation of the history of this state. We welcome all persons with interests in these areas. We are also a 501 (c) (3) organization so your gifts to the APTA are tax deductible. Please call on us if we can be of assistance.