Much has been happening with The Sherburne Inn project in the last month. Our nine-member board of directors is complete (profiles of each member will soon be posted on our website), Save The Sherburne Inn Restoration Project is officially incorporated with the State of New York, our application for nonprofit status is ready to send off for approval, and our business plan is under review by the board and approaching finalization. Our volunteer list continues to grow; soon we will post a discovery survey on our website that will help us clarify the skills of our volunteers so that we can call upon you for specific needs as the project moves forward. Finally, we are initiating a weekly column in The Sherburne News as a way to keep everyone updated on where we are, and to provide a look back at the rich history of The Sherburne Inn.
Most importantly, in the coming days we will launch our fundraising campaign. In addition to calling on those of you who have already pledged a donation, we will also be sending a fundraising brochure by mail and email. Please be as generous as possible, share with your contact network, and become a part of one of the most exciting community projects Sherburne has seen in many years. The board is also hard at work on developing a video of the project that we will use for Internet fundraising, and of course we will be working on grants and talking with potential corporate supporters in the days ahead.
Stay tuned to The Squeaky Pen, our Facebook page, The Sherburne News, and our website (http://thesherburneinn.wordpress.com) for more information.