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Stakeholders Meeting 2016

AFHA Annual Stakeholders Meeting in Philippi, West Virginia

May 12, 2016 - Philippi

AFHA annual stakeholders meeting will be Thursday May 12 in Philippi. We will explore the heritage and progress in Barbour County, and have a special program about connecting heritage tourism sites.

All AFHA members and interested friends are invited! RSVP is appreciated (for lunch count) to, or leave message at 304-637-6182.

The meeting will be held at Taj Moe Hal Banquet Room in downtown Philippi.    


10:00 -- Meet on the Courthouse square for a tour of downtown Philippi, featuring history & historic preservation projects. Led by Lars Byrne.

12:00 -- Lunch and meeting start at Taj Moe Hal ($10 donation requested for lunch).

12:30 -- AFHA Update and annual elections.

12:45 -- Panel discussion of Barbour County heritage development, led by Cheryl Wolfe, Barbour County Development Authority.

1:30   -- Heritage tourism trails, with guest speaker Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension Tourism specialist. Demonstrations will include AFHA AmeriCorps projects Asset Mapping in Tucker County, and  a draft of AFHA Thematic Tour Map on Railroads and Logging.

2:30   -- AFHA AmeriCorps member presentations.

3:15   -- Meeting concludes

3:30   -- AFHA Board meeting

Please mark your calendar now to join us.  All are welcome!

AFHA Board and Advisory Council

AFHA bylaws provide for an Advisory Council representing various interest groups and counties within our area. The Advisory Council is appointed by the Board from those who volunteer and are interested in participating. At the spring meeting, we invite Advisory Council members to attend, and discuss with us how you can participate in AFHA. (Without taking up too much of your busy time!) If any members would like to volunteer for Advisory Council, please email prior to the meeting.

AFHA Board elections will also be held during the spring meeting. The Board should ideally represent the diversity of AFHA interest groups and geographic areas. AFHA Board meets quarterly, with an expectation of some additional committee work. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else (who is willing!) to the AFHA board, please email before the meeting. 



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