Appeal from the President of the Dade Battlefield Society
I'm writing you today as the current president of the Dade Battlefield Society, the Citizen's Support Organization for the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. Our organization is one of the major ways one can contribute time and resources to assist the park in its many programs, but like many groups, we have experienced a past year like no other, one that leaves us in need (more than ever before), and this is where you come in.
In March of 2020, the park closed to all public events, and only recently has sprung back with the reopening of the Visitor's Center, nature walks, living history programs, and other activities for the public and volunteers. With this closure, and the safety of all in mind, we had the difficult decision to cancel our premiere event, the Dade Battle reenactment, as well as other quality events like Florida Heritage Day and our World War II weekend for the remainder of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. These are events that are our principal way of raising funds to support park programs. Another substantial way is through membership in the Dade Battlefield Society. We lost members with the inactivity and renewals were difficult to conduct with a new board in place and several barriers in the way that slowed the total transition of the new leadership.
Today, I have the good news to report that we are back, and plan to be better than ever with your help. If you're a current member - we thank you! If you're a past member - please consider rejoining us and be one for supporting the preservation of history. If you know anyone who loves history, nature, or just wants to belong to something that matters - pass this information on to them or direct them to our website www.dadebattlefield.com.
On behalf of the Dade Battlefield Society, I thank you. Sincerely Ross Lamoreaux President Dade Battlefield Society
Benefits of Membership:
Invitation to the DBS general meeting
Eligibility to become an officer and/or board member
Priority notice for special events
The knowledge that you have helped to protect and preserve history!
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