This may be a new feature. I will be heading off to work exactly one week from today. Trading desks so to speak.
I have had a tour, I have been called on several occasions to â€œhandleâ€ some things. I now have my very own key and code to the alarm system. ( I practically had to sign away my first born child..but it was accomplished.)
Far Guy was so impressed he said he would like to work at the Historical Museum too. I think he may just be my newest volunteer. I have no idea how I am going to recruit more volunteers and members. I am supposed to be thinking about that as many of the members and volunteers are silver hairs and just a few are kicking the bucket.
As with any non profit organization, they are always seeking ways to raise funds. Other than having an old fashioned Lunch Box auction, I am not sure of what I should suggest. I have thought about an old fashioned â€œHomemade Ice Cream Social.â€ I have lots of ideas running through my head. It should be something that conjures up a memory or a discussion about simpler times long ago. Any ideas for me?
There is a fundraising dinner and silent auction scheduled for mid June..I will be â€œworkingâ€ the room trying to drum up some new volunteers. I am not cooking..I already told them I donâ€™t write Grants and I donâ€™t bake or cook.
I have not fundraised for many years..not since I made the rounds to many local organizations seeking funds for the local volunteer fire department to buy equipment.
Next week I will be working on an advertizing brochure and a self tour pamphlet (for people who donâ€™t want me to escort them around talking their ears off) and thinking about the newsletter I am supposed to be writing..and most likely wondering what in the world I have gotten myself into. Oh ya, and being interviewed, I would like to pass that one up..but I do want to have the Historical Museums blog up and running by then..and perhaps that is a great way to reach peopleâ€¦IF I can get them to feature it as a link in the local online Newspaper.
Now what is on my desk at home..
I finished a few Cottonwood Bark Carvings. Hopefully I will be mailing two of them off to the snow stick winners today. The rest are all set to go..well they still need a display board. The North Country Museum of the Arts is featuring Wood Carvers for an entire month this summer. Some of my bark carvings will be on display there.