August 1, 2020
Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial Committee Meeting
A Zoom meeting was held at 10:02 am
The Committee: Chairman – Gene Foley, Treasurer – Dave Witter, Archivist/Artist – Michael Tieman, DAR Liaison – Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen, Rob Greene, Tom Akers, Eric Salbeda.
Fundraising/Grants - Gene Foley, Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen, Dave Witter.
Two new members were added to the Committee– Joel Simmons and Craig Keller.
Positions for PR and Marketing were not filled.
Discussions were concerning ongoing fundraising efforts and restructuring of the ORWM Committee.
This has been a challenging year for all of us during the Covid-19 pandemic. Especially if you are a non-profit organization trying to raise money to build the Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial.
This year all of the usual events we do to raise money have been cancelled. They included the Beaverton Memorial Day
Musket Volley Salute, Beaverton, OR: Lake Oswego Fourth of July Parade: July 10-16 National SAR Congress in Richmond, VA: Aug 15 Multnomah Village Parade Portland, OR. Plus we could not get out to organizations and schools to promote the Memorial. The balance of the year is up in the air for all of us, we can only pray it will be a better second half of the year.
Having said that, we do have good news to share.
In the last year we met our goal of selling all 13 of the State Benches. Our wreath sales for 2019 were 64 wreaths sold and we had good overall cash donations. In total our donations for 2019 amounted to over $28,000.
So far in 2020 we are doing better than we thought we would considering we cannot get out. We have sold 42 wreaths, and brought in over $3300 in donations.
All in all a positive start of the year.
We want to thank all of you who have donated to the Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial and look forward to continuing to raise money and awareness for the Memorial.