Our Chapter members celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a Potluck at Pat's home, enjoying great food, fun and fellowship.
Our major project for 2015 was conducting a raffle to benefit the Healing Strides of VA whose mission is to promote wellnesss for people with personal challenges who can benefit from equine assisted activities in a safe and supportive environment. The raffle raised $1,368 which was presented to Healing Strides.
1st prize - Winner of framed Remarque Moss print, "Winter's Sympathy" value $1,480 - Ray and Joyce Sarver
2nd prize - Winner of"Hawaiian"style quilt, designed, quilted and donated by Don Bunce - Mendy Flynn
2014 - Donated $2,640 to Healing Strides of VA
2013 - Donated $2,700 to West End Center for Youth
2012 - Donated $2,514 to Brain Injury Services
2011 - Donated $2,520 to Special Olympics.
2010 - Donated $2,415 to HopeTree Family Services.
2009 - donated $3,083 to Apple Ridge Farms, Inc.
2008 - Donated $2,597 to the RAM House
2007 - Donated $2,565 to the Apple Ridge Farms. Inc.
2006 - Donated $3,409 to St. Francis of Assisi.
2005 - Donated $3,376 to the Ronald McDonald House.
In past years we have raised money for the Salvation Army Turning Point Shelter, Camp Easter Seal, the Achievement Center, the Ronald McDonald House, the West End Center, the Roanoke Therapeutic Riding Program, and the Christmas Store.
Since our chapter began in 1989, we have raised over $68.700 for charities in our immediate area.
|Remarks to Potential Members:
Moss in the Valley is a local chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society. The chapter was founded in January 1989 & consists of 25 members from the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas.To achieve our goals, we hold at least one major raffle per year to benefit a charitable organization. We also try to support other charitable organizations on a smaller scale. One of the benefits of joining the chapter is having increased opportunities to interact with Pat Moss during Barn Shows, Chapter Training Programs, and other Moss events. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Pat, her art, and to meet regularly with others interested in Moss collectibles.
Members pay only $10 per year for dues. Our chapter members are always excited to meet new collectors. We have found that members stay active and interested by conducting monthly meetings and mailing a newsletter each month.
In 2001, Pat began to offer a free companion print to chapter members who purchased the Members only print. This print is only available to member of a local chapter.
By becoming a local chapter member, you meet and work with Moss collectors, and have fun while providing help and hope in your local community, as well as making new friends. We invite you to join our chapter if you are interested in Pat's art, helping local children through our fundraisers or getting together socially with a great group of people! Our Chapter will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year and our officers and members welcome you to visit us and become a part of our Chapter.