I would like to take this opportunity to thank Katherine for her hard (and unpaid) work as the program coordinator and treasurer of Spring Creek Homesteading Fund.
It is a given that the organization would not exist if it hadn’t been for Katherine’s vision and efforts to establish it, push through the incorporation paperwork, and finally to obtain 501c3 status to provide some tax benefit to our supporters. But, starting the organization was only the beginning, no pun intended.
Katherine worked many hours to develop first rate programming, recruit competent and friendly instructors, secure space for potlucks and other events, disseminate information about homesteading-related goings-on, and to provide support to others trying to make the Centre Region a more self-sufficient and community-minded place. The result of her work is a first-rate organization that has given those involved a little more self-confidence to do something new and a chance to meet like-minded souls.
Her efforts on behalf of Spring Creek Homesteading Fund will be sorely missed. Please join me in wishing her good luck in her future endeavors.
As we move forward, Spring Creek Homesteading Fund will go through a transition period. We will need to find a new board member (or members) and some one to help coordinate events. It is my hope that we can continue to offer programming related to homesteading skills, participate in local events related to agricultural sustainability and local resiliency, and promote a sense of community with potlucks and other events. How this looks, and whether it continues to have the degree of professionalism that Katherine set as the standard, remains to be seen.
I have established a new contact email, firstname.lastname@example.org, to coordinate events after Katherine’s final day on the job.
Thanks again to Katherine for all of her hard work.
Josh Lambert, President, Spring Creek Homesteading Fund