Community Gifts Committee
The Community Gifts Committee is vital to the success of all Foundation events. This committee works very hard plan and promote the various calendar year events such as the Annual Valentine’s Wine Tasting, the Annual Waterways Heritage Festival, cocktail parties, local restaurant nights, and many more! It is this committee’s goal to raise public awareness and funds for the Foundation while having fun! Community Gifts Committee meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm.
Docents have begun providing VIP Tours of the Battlefield Historic Park for privately scheduled tours and during Foundation events. The Docent Committee began with over 20 volunteers and meets regularly to continue to develop this great program. Docent duties include: giving guided tours of the Historic Park and future Visitor Center; explaining the history and crucial details surrounding the Battle of Great Bridge and the history of the waterways of the region; and assisting with educational programs, events, and activities on and off Park and Visitor Center grounds. The docent’s job is an important one and crucial to the success of our goal of preserving and promoting history.
The Finance Committee keeps abreast of the financial status of the Foundation, prepares budgets and assures that all financial reocrds of the Foundation are kept and maintained in accordance with standard accounting practices.
Historical Preservation and Presentation Committee
The Historical Preservation and Presentation Committee focus is to search for, collect and acquire artifacts, maps, books, articles, documents or other materials relating to the purposes of the Foundation and to study and consider the means by which such objects and information should be presented.
The Landscape Committee works to conserve, protect and manage the natural resources that we are the stewards of for the enjoyment of present and future generations. The Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation site has long been an important natural resource with its unique wetlands and habitats which supports a variety of rare and unique species of plants and animals. The Native Americans valued the wetlands for the rich agriculture and diverse habitat.
The waterways or blueways offered easy connections to ports and major towns and cities.
The Battlefield pier is a launch point to the Intracoastal Waterway system offering picturesque recreational and environmental trails to the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. The wetlands and greenways offer native and unique vegetative corridors with trails and vistas for visitors to enjoy historical and ecotourism habit such as the native switchback cane known as the Green Sea because of its swaying action like waves in the wind.
The Membership Committee focuses on promoting public awareness of our Foundation. The primary goal is to recruit Household Patriot Members through mass mailings, local events, word of mouth and phone banks. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 2:30 pm.
Project Planning & Research Committee
The Project Planning and Research Committee engages in planning and research as may be necessary to conduct any project authorized by the Board of Trustees.
Resources and Grants Committee
The Resources and Grants Committee focuses on grant research and proposal drafting on behalf of the Foundation. The committee focuses on government, private foundation and business grants that are applicable to the mission of the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation. This committee meets every other month.
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