Since the Pledge Cards were sent out along with the Tiller we have been getting some returns. Here are just a few of our members who have Pledged: Mac Sammons - $1,000 Matched by Dr. Trout Phil DeVos - $500.00 Jim Pharr - $100.00 Thomas Fisher III -$100.00 Daniel Monahan - $50.00 Benjamin Stoppe - $25.00 Rodney Lorene - $25.00 Ludwig Kuttner - $25.00 Because we are a Non-Profit is why we ask for your Pledge! In order for us to continue building The History and Preservation of Virginia Canals and Navigation and show that "The Future May Learn From the Past ". Thank you to all that have given, we look forward to receiving your Pledge Card! Donna Riedel- Fundraising Chairman
The VCNS annual conference in lynchburg continued Saturday night with dinner at the Depot Grill. The food and atmosphere was very good. After dinner everyone walked over to Amazement Square for the business meeting and desert. Amazement Square welcomed the VCNS and we held the meeting on the fourth floor. Gail Timberlake opened the meeting and made various announcements. Ralph Smith was awarded the lifetime achievement award with the actual award to be presented at the May 15th meeting of the JRBF in Scottsville since Gail wasn't finished with it yet. Ralph was very appreciative of this award and thanked everyone. The election of Mike Neal to the position of Trustee (2016-2021) was voted on and passed. Mike takes Holt Messerly's position that Holt served out his second term and…
[caption id="attachment_14535" align="aligncenter" width="468"] The Batteau "Margaret Steven's" launching in Lynchburg.[/caption] 240 years of Poling .... and still going strong! Our VC&NS President, Gail Timberlake, encourages all members to "Come home to Lynchburg" this year! Special Feature of this year's conference is the Swift Water Safety Training on the James. Click here for Calendar of Events Posting with Dates and map. VCNS_2016-CONFERENCE-REGISTRATION
The 2015 annual meeting of the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society was held at the old train station. The business meeting was held by outgoing President Brian Coffield. Gail Timberlake was elected the new President. Roger Nelson is the new Vice President. The revised Bylaws passed. The food was catered by Karen Murphy and was very good. The nights speaker talked about the Revolutionary war and the battle that occurred at the Appomattox River beside where the meeting took place. The 2015 conference ended well and on Sunday some attendees may tour Petersburg on their own if they wish.