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President's Message: President's Message December 4, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

President's Message December 4, 2008

As this year comes to close, I am thankful for many things despite the gloomy economy. The APTA continues to provide a unique look into the history of Tennessee and although money is tight, our sites and chapters have been innovative in finding ways to fund and operate programs.As we move into 2009, I urge anyone interested in Tennessee history and the APTA to consider the following:

1. The state APTA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations to the APTA will be tax deductible. your donations will be used to promote historic preservation in this state.

2. If you are aware of endangered historic sites, let us know if we can help in any way.

3. Remember our historic marking program. We are accepting applications through March 15, 2009.The application form is on this site.

4.We appreciate our members. We hope you will consider membership. The application form is located on this site.

5.The Nashville Chapter has agreed to renovate the APTA office in the Gardners Shed on the grounds of Belle Meade Plantation. The office will be closed due to this process from December 10 through late January or early February. The office phone will be forwarded to the Executive Director. E-mail service will continue uninterrupted. In the interim, the fax number will be (615) 297-2413.

6. The APTA Board approved future e-mailing of the newsletter. Members please provide the Executive Director with your e-mail address.

7. We have opportunities for volunteers and some vacant Board positions. Contact us if you wish to serve the APTA.

Most of all, thank you for your interest in the APTA.I wish each of you a great holiday season and a prosperous New Year.