The Board of Trustees: Preserving and Sharing Our Past

Responsibilities

The 25 members of the Board of Trustees set the policies of The Reitz Home Preservation Society and protect the assets of the Reitz Home Museum. Policies include

A Message from Board President, Steve Bugg

Ringing in the New Year at the Reitz Home

Thank you to everyone for your support of this year's Victorian Christmas, which was again very successful. We received many compliments, had terrific media coverage and record setting tours with a lot of new visitors to the museum throughout the holiday season. 

As reported previously, the Reitz Home Museum had a fabulous year in regards to support from our donors, sponsors, volunteers and staff. Thank you to everyone that had any part in making the Reitz Home live up to our mission in 2014. As many of you know, the success of the Reitz Home Museum is dependent on the kind support from our donors, sponsors, volunteers and staff along with the grants we apply for and receive. Although the Reitz Home had a great year we saw many house museum cut back services and some even closed due to a lack of financial and volunteer support. That's why it is so important that we continue to ask for your ongoing support through your membership, your sponsorships and of course your volunteering. If you have not renewed your membership or are considering becoming a member of the Reitz Home Museum I ask that you strongly consider one of our house museum memberships for 2015. I also ask that if you or your company are able to sponsor one of our supporting events in 2015 we have several nice opportunities at all of our events for sponsors that our Executive Director can discuss with you. The Reitz Home Museum is always looking for volunteers and we have several outstanding opportunities ranging from being an event committee member, serving on our board of directors to being trained to be a docent in the museum. The Reitz Home Guild provides additional opportunities to expand your support of the museum and offer several great events and programs in support of the Reitz Home.  

 I am so pleased to announce that due to the generosity of the members along with the wonderful financial gift from the Reitz Home Guild these gifts (along with prudent financial management) enabled the Reitz Home Museum to invest funds in the museum's future. We are so blessed to be able to financially give back more of our budgeted dollars in 2015 to the upkeep and maintenance of the museum and carriage house. You can well imagine the financial cost to keep the museum maintained and due to our successful year the board approved a budget that allows more dollars to directly support the preservation of the museum. Our committee that recommends building priorities continues to address and balance the short term as well as the long term needs of the museum's preservation.   

Please give as you can, as all funds are greatly appreciated and together as a team we can accomplish a lot more. With your strong support in 2015 I know we can accomplish our mission. 

Sincerely, 

Steven Bugg

Board President

Current Board Roster

Officers

  • Steven Bugg, President
  • Gregory Shekell, Vice President
  • Missy O'Daniel, Secretary
  • Cullen Stanley, Treasurer

General Members

  • Elmer Buchta
  • Barbara Butler
  • Edwin David
  • Gina Hall
  • Amanda Hooper
  • Barbara Keller
  • Margaret Koch
  • Connie McConaughy
  • Stephanie Morris
  • John Nugent
  • Alice Nugent
  • Angela Patton
  • Rebecca Rhymer
  • Sarah Schuler
  • Martha Seal
  • Jennifer Stevens
  • Klara Stone
  • Heidi Strobel
  • Jamie Wicks
  • Kirk Wright