November 2013 President’s Report

“Volunteers are us.” “You got it!” Each year we have approximately 400 members that support the Museum in various ways, such as through donations, contributions and volunteering of time. Volunteering of time is probably one of the most important benefits we receive from our members. Volunteer time and expertise is what grows and propels our Museum. Engineers, conductors, car hosts, front desk staff, event staff, painters, carpenters, electricians, blacksmiths, etc. Every volunteer position is significant in its importance and function, which brings up the point of this report. Help! We need you…well, we need more volunteers to venture forward. We have lost the service of too many volunteers. Too many have passed away, relocated elsewhere, have limited travel and transportation abilities, or have succumbed to other responsibilities which preclude their continued ability to share their time and dedication at the Museum.

So, again, we need your help! Please think about your interests, what you like to do and what you could do. Would you enjoy helping and have the time to assist the Museum? We do need your physical support at the Museum. Many of our volunteers have reaped the rewards of sharing volunteer time, talents and expertise. We thank you in advance for any consideration and assistance you might afford us.

            On behalf of the DRM, Wade Roese.