VCNS Board of Directors tour Richmond Pumphouse – April 14th, 2018. By Brian Coffield

Pump House, Richmond
[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="18" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_pro_slideshow" image_crop="0" image_pan="1" show_playback_controls="1" show_captions="0" caption_class="caption_overlay_bottom" caption_height="70" aspect_ratio="1.5" width="100" width_unit="%" transition="fade" transition_speed="1" slideshow_speed="5" border_size="0" border_color="#ffffff" ngg_triggers_display="always" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] Photo of wood batteau parts in water by Brian Coffield. Other photos by David Samuel. On April 14, 2018, after the VC&NS board of directors held their quarterly meeting in Powhatan, Virginia. The group attended an open house event at the Pump House in on the canal in Richmond.  The event was hosted by a group called "Friends of the Pump House". This group is a new organization that is working to restore the Pump House, a magnificent structure, to its former glory. The event mainly consisted of tours led by Lyn Lanier (also known as “Mr. Pump House”), who is a long time member of the VC&NS.  Later…
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Response to Pledge Card

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
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Rucker Landing signs dedicated during Amherst County’s Batteau Day – June 10, 2017

Amherst County Batteau Day, Rucker Landing
[caption id="attachment_14990" align="aligncenter" width="640"] L-R, Dr. Bill Trout, Holt Messerly, Claudia Tucker, Jeff Taylor, Mike Rucker and "Thomas Jefferson".[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14996" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Claudia Tucker, Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors at Amherst County Batteau Day, June 10, 2017.[/caption] Claudia Tucker Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors gave a nice presentation to begin the dedication ceremony. The following are her remarks we are publishing here with her permission: "Good afternoon! I am here on behalf of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors to join in the festivities of the day but also to share with you the impact that the Rucker Family has had on Amherst County, In 1775 an entrepreneur, agriculturalist and businessman named Anthony Rucker [and his brother Benjamin] saw the need to develop…
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VC&NS Fundraising – Krogers Reward Card

Fundraising, Krogers Rewards
Please link your Krogers rewards card so that your spending can help the VC&NS in our fundraising. Thank you to Donna Riedel for setting up this new deal for the VC&NS. Please see the following instructions on how to link your Krogers card: New Organization Number 92535 Congratulations on your enrollment into our Kroger Community Rewards Program.  Your participants can begin enrolling online within 48 hours of this notification.  Just go to the appropriate website mentioned below and begin enrolling.  You have been assigned a new NPO number 92535. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence. TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM: Simply encourage your members to register online at Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after…
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