August 2015 President's Report



  • Sent out annual dues reminders to museum members.

  • Worked on museum speaker series for 2016.

  • Went with Shep Oliver, Faye Middleton, and Anne Monroe to see the antique bicycle collection owned by Myrna Ivey.

  • Updated the museum bylaws as approved by the Board of Directors on July 14th.

  • Met twice with Greg Price, Museum Treasurer.

  • Picked up Dr. Ward’s painting of Christ to be hung over his desk in the Ward Medical Room. This painting hung over Dr. Ward’s desk during his medical career.

  • Did Christmas Home Tour form for the Lumberton Visitors Bureau which will advertise our annual fundraising event.

  • Wrote a press release for the new bicycle exhibit for the Chamber of Commerce and the Lumberton Visitors Bureau.

  • Met with Mickey Gregory of the Lumberton Visitors Bureau to acquire information on the Master Gardeners for our museum garden project. This project is being headed up by board members Colleen Brown and Marion Thompson.

  • Met with Colleen Brown regarding the Christmas Home Tour and the garden project.

  • Wrote two grants to the Lumberton Visitors Bureau: $5,000 for newspaper advertising and $2,000 for exhibit signs and posters.

  • Presided at Executive Committee meeting.

  • Spoke at Red Springs Rotary Club on behalf of the museum.

  • Met twice with Brandon Ventura at Sign City to design posters for the bicycle exhibit.

  • Did interview with The Robesonian about the bicycle exhibit.

  • Met with city officials Rob Armstrong, Tim Taylor, Willard Clark, and John Locklear along with board members Colleen Brown, Marion Thompson, and Evelyn Price to discuss the museum garden project. Clearing out of the underbrush, vines, and tree limbs will begin September 14th. This will be done at no cost to the museum. We will then begin to solicit ideas for the garden design. In addition, Marion Thompson is investigating possibilities with CSX rail service as to how they might assist us with the project.

  • Worked with Faye Middleton to dismantle the brides exhibit and prepare for the bicycle exhibit. Ann Chaney also assisted in this effort.

  • Served as docent 8 times during the month.

  • Had bicycle exhibit advertised in Carolina Country and Country Living magazines. Circulation around 750,000 readers.

Richard Hardaway Monroe, President

Submitted: September 02, 2015

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