Fundraising going well
Thursday, April 11, 2013Ron Wood completed his retiring from the Mason County Historical Society Monday when the former executive director of the society also retired from his role as part-time director of development for the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum project.
Wood has done that part-time role for the past year after working the previous 21 years in the executive director?s role for the MCHS.
John Thorp, MCHS board president, said Wednesday the organization will move quickly to find someone to fill the part-time director of development position.
?The past year has just been great to put the maritime project in good position,? Wood said this morning. ?We?ve raised over half the money needed ... It puts it in very good position to get the full $3.8 million.?
?During Mr. Wood?s 20-plus years as executive director of the society, Historic White Pine Village grew dramatically both in size and programming. Mr. Wood recruited a large number of society members, volunteers, donors and business partners, all of whom have contributed greatly to the work of the society,? according to the board?s statement about the retirement.
For more on the project, fundraising for it, and thoughts from Ron Wood, John Thorp and William Anderson, see Thursday's Ludington Daily News. Buy it at the newsstand. Buy an electronic version called the eEdition on line, or better yet, subscribe.