Museum: Plan of Action

This is the day that just might do me in..I have 57 first and second graders coming to the museum.  Uffda..I called for reinforcements. Between the four of us it should be okay..if my voice holds out.

It has been a week already and it ain’t over yet.  I wrote the newsletter..I have been waiting on a slow poke to get me his message and a recipe.  I had to stay late yesterday because of three elderly visitors and I have to go in early today to get ready for the early tour and print out newsletters so one of the gals can help me assemble. Once I get the newsletters mailed I can concentrate on the plan of action that the board asked me for.

The two fundraising projects I worked on brought mixed results. The Chuck Wagon dinner was a huge success, mainly because we presold tickets, which allowed for cooking only for those with tickets, so there was no waste. The Township project was less of a success than I had hoped for.  Some of these tiny townships are sitting on tens of thousands of dollars in their coffers and cannot donate 500 dollars to the museum?  I just don’t get it…what are they saving it for?  Out of twenty-eight townships, I got donations from ten townships..slightly more than 33%.  Better than nothing but not good enough.


Have I told you how expensive archival supplies are? Very expensive. New museum display cases are at least $500 each…I could use ten of them.. One of our members is writing a grant to a huge corporation that is in our area.

Have I told you..How the computer and printer at work might make it through the newsletter printing?  I have my fingers and toes crossed on this one.  One of our members wrote a grant to the local electric association..we will find out next week how much we will receive toward the purchase of a new computer and printer.  The computer recovers from fatal errors many times a day and the printer just stops working sometimes and I have to unplug it so it resets. I am part tech service and repair…I didn’t know it was part of the job description.

The room I want to use in the basement for donated items for a rummage sale/eventually a traveling exhibit area has a problem with its ceiling. The ceiling should be repaired or replaced. ( The two people in charge of this project have been talking about what they should do for many months now.) I am tired of it. The moldy carpet must be removed and the walls and floors painted. Luckily a grant was received that included 14 gallons of paint.  I asked a service organization for far I have been ignored. I am not sure how I can get these men motivated…or if it is even possible. Yesterday I removed all the paintings off the walls. Soon I will move the furniture out. To heck with a service group..I will have to make my own group.

I am going to set up some work days and send out some emails and see what happens…how does that sound for a plan of action?  Pretty good for an old tired broad with a bad cold:)

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2 Responses to Museum: Plan of Action

  1. Bird says:

    Does your high school have a LEO club? It is a service organization for students. It’s worth a try…..or maybe the National Honor Society at the high school does community service. How about a young man looking for an Eagle Scout project? Don’t give up…..someone is bound to step up and help. Good luck!

  2. Jan - Alexandria says:

    Does Hubbard Cty have any Sentence to Serve programs? Douglas Cty’s sentence to serve is made up of incarerated persons and works at things like this all over the county from helping agencies to move, paint, garden, etc. Just a thought…good luck!

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