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A Salute to Our Volunteers

Message from the Executive Director

By Bruce Coons

In any successful non-profit organization or museum there is a small group of volunteers on whose hard work and dedication the success of the organization is dependent.

At SOHO this volunteerism begins with the leadership of a dedicated group of individuals: the SOHO Board of Directors. The 15-member board meets monthly, and each member sits on different committees that meet monthly as well. In addition they contribute in other areas their individual skills, wealth of knowledge, and expertise to the benefit of historic preservation in San Diego County.

SOHO has been holding home tours and special events for 34 years now, and this has always been manned by volunteers. Only in the last two years has there been adequate staff support for these labor-intensive fundraisers and educational functions. Without these volunteers we would not have been able to function as successfully as we have. These volunteers become the most visible face of the organization and that interaction contributes significantly to the excellent public perception of SOHO.

Our house museum volunteer staff makes it possible for us to be open six days a week and to engage over 60,000 visitors a year. Our Whaley House volunteers gave a collective 4,500 hours over the last year. It is in great part because of these volunteers that the Whaley House has become, according to a recent survey of Old Town, the number one historic site visitors come to see.

I want to personally thank each and every SOHO volunteer for your individual and collective efforts that have made it possible for SOHO to become one of the most effective preservation organizations in the nation. You should be very proud of what we have accomplished together.

2003 - Volume 34, Issue 3


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People In Preservation Award Winners

An Evening with People In Preservation

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Annual Call For Board of Director Nominations

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Let's Talk Stucco

Thank You

Wish List

SOHO Congratulates the San Diego Historical Society

Whaley House Docents & Volunteers

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SOHO Speakers Bureau

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Annual Meeting

Strength in Numbers

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