Tuesday evening the members of the Board of Directors met at a special session to discuss the Business Plan for the next five years of the Museum. A lot of great ideas were talked about. One of the main ones is our financial situation…..many people are under the assumption that since we received the large endowment from the late George Sage, that we are set financially. Unfortunately, that is a big myth. We have an operating budget that needs to be met every year. In the last Musings (sent out within the last few weeks), we enclosed an envelope for contributions and we are happy to see some of those come back to the Museum with checks in them. I encourage you, if you did not return the envelope with a contribution and are able to do that, please do it today. You will be seeing a lot more fund raising at events. For instance, we have already instituted an “entrance” fee for the Spring Fling, something we had never done before. Watch for some special events that the Museum will be involved with for fund raising.
As I mentioned in a previous blog, you don’t need to wait for an envelope to come in the mail to send in a contribution. Just send your check to Museum of Bus Transportation, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. You can also make an automatic monthly contribution for as little as $10 a month by using PayPal (http://www.paypal.com/) and use our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for payment. This is sort of a “painless” way to give BIG to YOUR Museum. Please think about this. I know everyone is strapped in this economy–but any way you can help would be appreciated.