President's Message May 25, 2009
The annual membership meeting was successful as was the auction. The annual meeting ended up with a profit. Special thanks go to Alton Kelly for providing those in attendance with several fund-raising alternatives to consider. I feel a new drive for the APTA in the 21st century and this was evidenced at the annual meeting. I was especially glad that we have been able to network with other preservation organizations and special thanks go to Patrick McIntyre of the Tennessee Historic Commission and Dan Brown of the Tennessee Preservation Trust who attended our meeting. I have also had the opportunity to meet with Ann Toplovich of the Tennessee Historical Society and Stephen Brown of the Tennessee Preservation Trust. In these tough economic times we are all striving to promote preservation and it is really a plus to combine our efforts to achieve our goals. Our immediate goals are to promote preservation and serve our chapters. If you are interested in starting a chapter in your area, let us know how we can help. No site is necessary. Keep promoting the Preservation of this great state!