The Bulloch County Historical Society will launch an ambitious Corporate Membership Drive early in January, under the leadership of William I. Griffis, according to Joe McGlamery, president of the Historical Society.
“Following the vote by the Society’s membership to change the by-laws at our June 2014 Annual Meeting, we can now offer area businesses and professionals the opportunity to become corporate members with an impressive list of benefits at the nominal annual cost of just $250,” Griffis said.
“During 2015, we are offering local businesses and professionals the opportunity to become charter corporate members of the Bulloch County Historical Society,” McGlamery said.
Griffis is heading up a committee of 10 team captains who will make personal calls on more than 100 local businesses over a two-week period beginning Monday, Jan. 12 and ending on or before Jan. 23.
“Our team captains will not call on every business in the phone book, and anyone who is not contacted is invited to contact project coordinator Virginia Anne Waters, Joe McGlamery or myself,” Griffis said.
“Our charter corporate members will receive a number of benefits,” McGlamery said. “In addition to full participation in Society activities like our monthly and annual Dutch-treat meetings, they can participate in a number of activities focused on local and regional history; receive our informative monthly newsletter, “Ramblin’ Through Bulloch,” mailed to more than 350 current members; attend lectures like the annual Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture series celebrating Southern Life, traditions and culture; be involved in many meaningful historic learning opportunities like the annual “Tales from the Tomb” educational tour of historic Eastside Cemetery and other events.”
Waters said, “The corporate membership package offers multiple opportunities to promote local businesses through inclusion of the business name or logo on various publications and printed material of the Society, including the monthly newsletter, various printed programs of the Society, as well as on the Society’s popular website, BullochCountyHistory.com.”
“The Bulloch County Historical Society meets for lunch on the fourth Monday of each month except November and December when no meetings are scheduled,” said Dr. Brent Tharp, vice president of the Society. “Meetings are Dutch-treat and are held at the ballroom of the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University.”