A Message from the President
Greetings, Fellow Members!
It’s been good to see many snowbird members among us in recent weeks, even as some of our people returned north to be with family over the holidays. I wish you all a joyous time, and for those “on the road,” a period of safe and uneventful travel. By the time this newsletter “hits the wire,” we should see most of you back in the Venice area, and we welcome you to the active season underway.Our seasonal calendar officially began on November 1, as we opened the Depot to visitors on a four-days-a-week schedule. As I write this, we will have passed the 40,000-visitor threshold since we started the Docent program in late 2003. This milestone has only been achieved through the dedication of our corps of Depot Docents. We should all be very thankful for their willingness to volunteer their time to enrich area visitors and residents alike.
Read more about VAHS’s many programs and initiatives elsewhere in this newsletter. And if you haven’t volunteered your time and talents toward our mission of sharing historical knowledge and understanding with people in our community, you might want to consider doing so. Just contact our Membership Chair Carol Bailey or any board member, and we’ll be pleased to help you find your “niche.”
Clarke Pressly, President