Investment Appeal and Membership Application
FRS SUPPORT INVESTMENT APPEAL AND MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Friends of the Forks of the Roads Society, Inc. (FRS) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational and charitable organization dedicated to bringing about equal history commemoration and tourism democracy in the lower South, especially Southwest Mississippi and Central Louisiana.
Empower African Descendants to develop the collective ownership to rescue-resurrect-reconstruct, present and interpret their history, legacies and culture in ways that publicly achieves equality in history preservation/commemoration and tourism awareness/education.
Self-help volunteerism, advocacy, organization, research, documentation, publication, preservation, presentation, interpretation, education and economic development and maintenance of two standing action groups as follows: An Underground Railroad Association Group and Union Army Black in Civil War Freedom Fighters Commemorations Group.
Regular Individual. Associate Individual. Associate Group.
q Regular Individual Member: Voting rights. Attend meetings, Service Committees & Projects. $30 annual membership investment.
q Associate Individual Member: No voting rights. Meeting Attendance & Service on Committees & Projects Optional. One time annual contribution investment from your heart.
q Group Associate Member: Non-Voting. No Meetings Attendance or Service Required. One time annual membership contribution investment from your heart.
Yes! ____I or ____We want to be a member of FRS. Thereby helping to build the capacity of FRS to accomplish equal history commemoration and tourism democracy initiatives*** as stated in its dedication and mission objectives.
Attached/Enclosed is my/our check/money order in the amount of $________ for membership checked above. Please print out this application for your use.
Please: Make Check payable to Friends of Forks of the Roads Society or FRS. Mail check and application to: P. O. Box 2188 Natchez, Ms. 39121
E-Mail FRS at: email@example.com Call FRS at: 601-442-4719. Visit FRS website at: www.forksoftheroads.net Visit the Forks of the Roads in the National Park Service Network to Freedom website at www.cr.nps.gov/ugrr
***“Each initiative toward making public history in Natchez more racially inclusive represent another victory of the African American experience and, one might add, a victory for history itself.” Professor Jack Davis, author of: Race Against Time Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930. Published in 2001.
“History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on a map of human geography. The role of history is to tell a people what they have been, where they have been what they are and where they are.
The most important role that history plays is that it has the function of telling a people where they still must go and what they still must be”…..Dr. John Henrik Clarke
FRS INCORPORATED “TO DO WHAT GOVERNMENT WILL NOT DO.” WE ADD WHAT OTHERS WILL NOT DO.
Your support is necessary, needed and appreciated. Your investment in FRS extends your presence here in the Deep Southwest and Natchez Mississippi even if you cannot actively do so.
If you are a grant developer and want to develop grants for our projects and mission objective consider doing so. Such help is also desperately needed.
5 yr plan Friends of Forks of the Roads Society Inc Projected Activities for 2007 at a Glance
Committed sites: Old South Trading Post (during Pilgrimage) The Killelea driveway at Clifton Ave. Potential site(s) Little Theatre lot.
12. Research and Development of an African American History Trail brochure for FRS Vidalia members and FRS use.