By PGP DAVID ALLEN
Please note; Brother David writes these reports for the Native Sons Newsletter which is published bi-monthly.
As of this writing the HPF has approved another grant to the Citrus Roots, Preserving Citrus Heritage Foundation from San Pedro. This was done in conjunction with several Southern California parlors. The new video entitled Citrus Roots…Today’s Legacies from Yesteryear—Water narrates the story of water and the citrus industry. As you recall the HPF already has previously co-sponsored a video for the Foundation called, The Boom of 1887.
There are a few substantial requests that have been submitted and are in the investigation phase. They should be wrapped up by Grand Parlor.
At Grand Parlor in San Luis Obispo the HPF will again have a donor’s reception room on hospitality row displaying some of the completed and ongoing projects. This format will:
1) Allow members to meet and visit with members of the board
2) Discuss various potential projects in your area
3) Help to continually learn about the HPF and its goals.
To help continue with the vision of the HPF the room will be receiving donations at this location throughout the convention. The room will be staffed by members of the HPF and will be open for any and all questions. On Wednesday morning the HPF will again be open early for Bloody Marys and on Wednesday evening snacks will be served.
The Historical Preservation Foundation of the Native Sons of the Golden West is now entering its 15th year and in the last five years has been able to assist various organizations and entities with historical projects from the Coast to the Sierra and from the North to the South.
The Foundation is a resource for many aspects of Native Sons involvement in history and sometimes becomes the first point of contact for many groups concerning the Native Sons. The HPF welcomes that opportunity to assist these groups and continue to promote the Native Sons far and wide throughout the state of California.
The HPF looks forward to the opportunity to meet and communicate with members and delegates to discuss future ideas and projects. See you in San Luis Obispo.