March 16, 1998
Our Historical Society is a reality. At an organizational meeting on Feburary 28, 1998, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws were approved. The Society has Incorporated as a Nonprofit Corporation and we are now in business. The following temporary officers were elected to serve until our May, 1998 meeting when permanant officers and directors will be elected: President, Mrs. Margaret Sue Berryman; Vice President, Mr. Kenneth R. Holmes; Treasurer, Mr. S. Wallace Edwards; and Secretary, Mrs. Barbara Hopper.
You are cordially invited to become a part of this excitng new venture for our county. The first general meeting of the Historical Society will be held on Monday, April 6, 1998 at the Surry County Recreation Center at 7.00 P.M. We hope that you will join us as we begin to make plans to preserve and promote Surry County's long and rich history.
Some of the ideas and plans already under way or being considered include:
The Society is now accepting members and we hope you will want to be a part of this effort to preserve and promote the history of Surry County for future generations. A membership application is attached. We hope you will consider the highest level membership possible this year. We will begin to implement many new programs and your support is important to these efforts. You may return your application to the Surry Historical Society at the address shown on the application. We will also accept memberships at our meeting on April 6th.
The Surry County, Virginia Historical Society and Museums, Inc. has an active and far reaching agenda. We hope you will join us as a founding member, and work with other citizens and friends of Surry County to achieve the purposes and goals of the Society. We look forward to seeing you at this first general meeting. Please contact me at 757-294-3567 if you have questions about the Historical Society.
Margaret S. Berryman