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
Donations $ 18,605.00
Dividends & Interest 211.19
Grant Income-Dezell House 9,650.00
TOTAL INCOME $ 35,059.02
Taxes, Licenses & Permits 112.38
Bank Charges 65.00 177.38
Postage & Sales Tax 53.32 53.32
Newsletter Expenses 890.18
Museum Exhibits/Furnishings 1,266.66
Supplies-Meetings & Events 566.53
Telephone, Internet & Website 976.86
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.