Our Mission -- "Here To Serve"
The mission of the Friends of Chippokes Plantation State Park is to identify and promote activities to enhance the cultural and natural resources of Chippokes Plantation State Park.
In furtherance of our mission, the Friends of Chippokes shall actively encourage donations and fund-raising to support the Park.
Our Activities and Programs
The knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff at Chippokes love our park and are committed to giving all our guests a memorable and outstanding outdoor experience, rich in natural beauty and cultural history.
The Friends of Chippokes develop, staff, and finance a number of programs and activities for our guests all year 'round.
The Friends of Chippokes (FOC) operate the Gift Shop located in the Packard garage (c. 1837). Money raised in the Gift Shop and other activities is used to enrich the Chippokes experience for our guests. For example, the Friends provided the funds to purchase the TVs and DVD players in the guest cabins.
Friends also become "residents" from Chippokes' past at certain times during the year.
Some of the FOC's Accomplishments
The recipe book, Christmas ornaments, and the DVD are for sale in the Gift Shop.
The latest fundraisers are custom-made Chippokes ornaments that are also for sale in the Gift Shop.
FOC raises money to fund specific park needs and programs, mainly through donations, Gift Shop, and firewood sales.
Helping The Friends
If you are willing to help, the Friends are willing to let you. Heck, they even provide any training that might be necessary!
A few of the many Volunteer opportunities that abound at Chippokes:
You might have special skills or talents that will allow us to expand our programs. TALK TO US!
You do not have to be a member of the Friends of Chippokes in order to be a volunteer. However, by becoming a member of FOC, you will be better informed and will become an integral part of Park operations. So, if you want to join, you are quite welcome!
Annual dues are $15 individual; $25 family, and are renewed at the end of January.
To join, submit your name, address, phone, e-mail, and check payable to "Friends of Chippokes," to: Friends of Chippokes Plantation State Park, 695 Chippokes Park Road , Surry , VA 23883.
Friends of Chippokes was incorporated in 1999 by a group of dedicated volunteers to carry out Our Mission.
FOC is a 50lc(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and gratefully received.
For more information e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regularly scheduled meetings are the second Saturday in the month, at 10:00AM, in the Jones-Stewart Mansion conference room. Prospective members are encouraged to come to a meeting and get acquainted.
Officers include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three directors. All are elected to serve two-year terms, and can be reelected.
Officers (Click on title to send e-mail.)
President -- Dee Vandenbrink
Vice-President -- Barbara Lindley
Secretary -- Anne Nall
Treasurer -- Leah Duncan
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