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WEST GADSDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.

2015 ANNUAL REPORT


Our Mission Statement: To preserve the history of Gadsden County, emphasizing the western area.


Our Accomplishments:  Our historical collections continue to grow keeping your board busy cataloging and preparing items for display.  Visitation to the Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum is somewhat sporadic, which is disappointing.  We would like to keep the museum open more, but we do not have the volunteers willing to keeping it open.  Any suggestions to help this situation would be welcome.  The hours of operation remain 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on the first & last weekends of each month.  MLD Architects has prepared the drawings and construction documents, and contractors bid on the Dezell House Restoration Project in February, 2016.  The bid was awarded and work began in March, however, it has come to a stand-still due to the time to get advances on the grant money from the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation.  Our financial outlook has improved.  We thank everyone who loyally supports WGHS with your contributions and historical collections.  If you have an interest in joining our Board of Directors, please call 850-442-6434 and I would be glad to talk with you about this terrific opportunity to serve the organization and the community.


Officers & Directors:

Lynne L. Poucher, President    Jane Wagner Clark, Vice-President    John W. B. Canetta

Rosalyn F. Fenn, Treasurer    Linda C. Smith, Secretary        Ellen S. Clark

Ricky Brandon            Dale Cox, Honorary
                    
INCOME STATEMENT as of December 31, 2015

INCOME:                       
    Donations                                   $ 18,605.00

    Dues                                                6,000.00
    Sales                                                   592.83
    Dividends & Interest                          211.19
    Grant Income-Dezell House            9,650.00
TOTAL    INCOME                       $ 35,059.02


EXPENSES:
Administration:
Taxes, Licenses & Permits                     112.38
Bank Charges                                           65.00            177.38


Fundraising:         
Postage & Sales Tax                                53.32              53.32           

Programs:

Newsletter Expenses                               890.18
Museum Exhibits/Furnishings             1,266.66
Supplies-Meetings & Events                  566.53
Insurance                                              2,549.42   
Telephone, Internet & Website               976.86   
Utilities                                                 2,726.87
Dezell House Restoration                     3,487.00        12,463.52
TOTAL    EXPENSES                    $ 12,694.22

NET PROFIT                                  $ 22,364.80


As of 12-31-15 the value of WGHS assets totaled $206,034.29 (includes cash, stocks, the Dezell House with three lots and improvements made to the Dezell House, the Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum w/Patricia Fletcher Vice Meeting Facility with the .33 acre lot.

The official policy adopted by West Gadsden Historical Society, Inc. board of directors is that NO personal information collected at meetings, by mail, or on our official website will be shared with any outside organization or with any individual.  Only board members will have access to this private information.  It is not, nor will it ever be, our intention to disclose personal information to anyone outside the board of directors.  This policy was adopted unanimously by the board on March 9, 2010.
Questions regarding personal information collected and to request corrections may be directed to
West Gadsden Historical Society, Inc.
Post Office Drawer D
Greensboro, FL 32330

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West Gadsden Historical Society, Inc. was organized in June 2004, as a non-profit charitable entity exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

Organization

Lynne Layton Poucher - President, Jane Wagner Clark - Vice President, Linda Clark Smith - Secretary, Rosalyn Fletcher Fenn - Treasurer, John W. B. Canetta, Ellen Sunday Clark, Ricky Brandon, Dale Cox (honorary) 

 

West Gadsden Historical Society will hold bi-monthly meetings.  These meetings or events will be held on the fourth Sunday at 3:00 p.m. unless changed for a special event.  We have various work days during the year and welcome volunteers.  You may call 850-442-6434 or send us an email for more information.

 

 

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Volunteering

We want and need your help.  Whether it's organizing historic collections, painting walls, helping out at events and meetings, or collecting donations, we need you. The success and future of WGHS depends on You. 

Achievements

The Florida Heritage Foundation and the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation has selected the Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum as the recipient of the 2014 Preservation Project of Regional Impact Award.  This is a wonderful recognition of WGHS goal of insuring the history of Gadsden County.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the West Gadsden Historical Society (WGHS) is to preserve the history of Gadsden County while emphasizing the western area of the county.  The rich history, people, places, and natural beauty of this region of the Florida Panhandle will be showcased.