The Bulloch County Historical Society will launch an ambitious Corporate Membership Drive beginning this week, under the leadership of Heather Banks McNeal and Matt Hube, according to Society President Brent Tharp.
“The Bulloch County Historical Society is offering area businesses and professionals the opportunity to become Corporate Members at the nominal annual cost of just $250 and partner in our mission to build and improve our community through the preservation and interpretation of our shared history,” Tharp said. “With a corporate membership comes an impressive list of benefits and opportunities to highlight their business’s commitment to the community.”
This is the Historical Society’s second corporate campaign drive.
Hube and McNeal are heading up a committee of 12 team captains who will make personal calls on more than 100 local businesses over a 10-day period beginning March 4 and finishing on or before March 13.
“Our team captains will not be able to call on every business, but everyone is invited to join,” Hube said. “If you are interested in hearing more about the Historical Society and the benefits of being a corporate member, contact Executive Director Virginia Anne Waters, President Brent Tharp or myself.”
“Our corporate members receive many benefits,” Tharp 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 250 current members; attend lectures like the annual Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture series celebrating Southern life, traditions and culture; and be involved in many meaningful historic learning opportunities he added.
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. Even our coloring books which are given to every third grader in Bulloch County have our corporate members listed! Over 1,000 of these are part of the annual puppet show teaching students the history of Statesboro and Bulloch County.”
The Bulloch County Historical Society meets for lunch on the fourth Monday of each month except November and December when no meetings are scheduled. Meetings are Dutch-treat and are held at the Pittman Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Corporate member’s logos are scrolled during these meetings to an average audience of 85 people.
“Preserving and learning about local history transforms the epic events of our nation’s history into concrete stories of the individuals, families, and institutions which make up our community. We look forward to the business community lending their support to this important mission,” Tharp said.