by Virginia Wright, AKCHO Treasurer
As the year 2017 winds down we look back at a year of excellent monthly AKCHO member meetings, which provided members with the opportunity to visit interesting locations throughout the county, along with professional education and networking activities relevant to our sector of the arts and culture community. We also gathered as a group at our Annual Meeting for Members and celebrated and recognized the accomplishments of some of the individuals and organizations within the history and heritage community at our annual Awards Program.
This year we made some changes to the administration and funding of our organization and we now have our first directly paid staff member, who oversees all of the administrative paperwork and communication for AKCHO. We would be unable to provide you with the excellent resources and communication without her expert help.
All of this valuable work relies on the financial support of our members. As we enter into 2018 we invite you to renew your annual membership, or join as a member for the first time. Memberships are now structured differently, with a tiered system that takes into account the size of members’ operational budgets. For your convenience, you can fill out the membership form using our online form, or if you prefer, you can download and mail in the form along with your membership dues.
Thank you for your participation in local history and heritage. We cannot do this work without your support!