We can all do something to help the club. Get involved! The efforts of each club member contribute to our success and frankly just makes participating so much more fun.
Sign up and make a difference! You’ll get better acquainted and it will make you feel good to know you’re contributing to the well being and longevity of the club.
Collectively we can contribute to make the club vibrant, healthy, and active!
Do you have a program idea? Do you know someone who can provide an interesting program? Do you want to present a program?
Are you planning to lead a field trip? Do you want to lead a field trip, and need someone to help you with it? If someone has a field trip idea, would you like to help with it?
If your answer is “Yes!” to any of these queries, contact us.
If you are planning a field trip, be sure and clear the date with one of the Vice Presidents before making your final plans or reservations. Others may be planning trips at the same time and this will avoid conflicts.
The Steering Committee produced a book on “How to Lead a Field Trip” several years ago and copies are available at the meetings.
Dues Are Due!
It’s that time of year again! Dues are due by December 31, 2018. Send in your check for dues and preservation donations. Payments can also be made through PayPal. Dues are $25 per year per member — Still the best bargain in town!
2019 Calendars Available
It doesn’t seem possible, but the New Year is just around the corner. Pegi Emmett has received the 2019 calendars with more of Ron Ruhoff’s beautiful photography. Proceeds from the sales after paying for the calendars will go to the Preservation Fund. Prices are as follows: One calendar $7.00, two calendars for $13.50, and three calendars for $20.00. The calendars make great gifts and proceeds go to a worthy cause — The Preservation Fund!
Nominations for Preservation Funds: It’s time to think about making nominations for worthy sites to receive Preservation Funds. If you want to nominate a worthy site, please contact Jim or Jo Bell for a nomination form. Call them at 303.772.5454 or send them an email. Grants will be made soon!
Roxborough Area Historical Society
A donation from the Preservation Fund was made this year to Roxborough Area Historical Society (RAHS) to help with stabilizing the kiln. The kiln has been standing in Roxborough for more than 100 years and was used by miners and brick makers who created distinctive white bricks in the tiny town of Silica. Throughout the years the elements had taken a toll on the structure and RAHS began a process of raising money to make the kiln structurally sound. The GTC donation was not one of the largest, but it did contribute to the work completed to save this historic structure in Roxborough.
What is the Ghost Town Club of Colorado’s Preservation Fund and how can I help?
The Ghost Town Club of Colorado is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of ghost towns, mining camps and historic sites. To accomplish this goal, the club created a Preservation Fund to help support numerous preservation projects. Because we are a non-profit organization, we are able to earmark 100 percent of all donations directly to qualified projects protected by a non-profit preservation society.
The Ghost Town Club of Colorado also contributes to the preservation of historical sites by direct involvement in work days. All members who are interested in working on preservation projects have the opportunity to have a “hands on” experience by volunteering their time and labor to help preserve historic sites.
If you’re interested in making a donation to the Ghost Town Club of Colorado Preservation Fund, please email us.