The event is a fundraiser and membership drive for the Foundation that preserves and restores the historic campus of Homelake, the oldest veterans’ center in Colorado and the state of Colorado's official repository of all unclaimed military medals.
Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow. Board members will discuss the history of the foundation and its accomplishments in preserving and restoring buildings on the campus, including the chapel and the old administration building. In addition, there will be a silent auction of a few items.
Cost of the dinner/membership specials is $30 per person or $55 per couple. If one would like to attend the dinner and meeting only, the cost is $20 per person. Without a reservation the dinner cost is $25 at the door.
Foundation President Sue Getz said, “If you cannot attend the fundraiser, please consider getting a membership with the Foundation. Membership dues are extremely reasonable and a worthy commitment at $15 a year for an individual membership, $25 a year for a couple, $100 for sustaining members, $500 for a corporate membership, and $1,000 for a life membership. Your membership will allow you to vote at the annual meeting in March as well as continue to support the foundation and its endeavors.”
Membership can help the Foundation in many ways, Getz said: “Building our membership shows we have a stable, full membership base when we apply for grants and ask for donations. In addition, we have more volunteers who will be able to help with publicity, fundraising, cataloging military memorabilia and other items, running the museum, program development, and complete current and future restoration projects. Finally your contributions and donations assist us in meeting our goals, required matches for grants and preserving the history at Homelake,” Getz said.
Membership forms are available from Christa Davis, 719-852-5118. Donations are always welcome, Getz added. The Foundation board is comprised of 15 members. Currently the membership is at 14. The annual meeting will see the election of five members to 3-year terms. Those interested in running for the board should contact Davis at 719-852-5118.