Celebrating the Season and Looking Forward: Goshen Farm’s Year-End Update

As we approach the end of another year, the Goshen Farm Preservation Society (GFPS) is filled with gratitude and excitement. It’s the season of giving and reflection, and we want to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation to our members, neighbors, community, and business friends who have been the pillars of support for Goshen Farm. In this blog post, we’ll recap some of the key events and developments that have unfolded over the past few months and share our aspirations for the future. Happy holidays to you and your family, and best wishes for the New Year. Read on for our year-end update!

Harvest Pasta Dinner: A Warm Community Gathering

In October, we hosted our Annual Harvest Pasta Dinner, and we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our community. Despite the rainy and chilly weather, our event saw a fantastic turnout. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended. We would also like to express our gratitude to the Irish Restaurant Company for their generous donations and to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for providing us with the perfect venue. The success of this event truly highlights the strength and unity of our community.

End Of Year Giving: Your Generosity at Work

GFPS has made significant progress towards our goal, reaching approximately $49,000 out of our $60,000 target. We want to extend a sincere thank you to all of you who have contributed. As the year draws to a close, we encourage you to consider the Goshen Farm Preservation Society for your end-of-year charitable donations. GFPS is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, making your donations tax-deductible. All Matching Grant donations go towards stabilizing the Farm House foundation, paving the way for much-needed interior renovations. You can donate online or by sending a check payable to GFPS to 1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis, MD 21409. (Note: Please don’t forget to indicate “Matching Grant” on the check.)

Membership Renewal Letters: Be Part of Our Journey

Annual membership renewal letters have been sent out, and we hope you will consider renewing yours. A Household Membership is $35, and an Individual Membership is $20. You have the option to renew by mail, online, or by contacting our Membership Chair at [email protected]. Being part of our membership not only supports our mission but also brings you benefits like tax-deductible membership fees, discounts on event tickets and merchandise, behind-the-scenes progress updates, garden plot rental access, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Looking Forward to 2024

Annual Membership Meeting: Your Voice Matters

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 7:30 pm, when we will hold our Annual Membership Meeting at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse. During this meeting, we will conduct elections for several current Board of Directors’ positions. Current members as of January 2024 can exercise their voting rights either online or in person at the meeting. If you are unsure about your membership status, please reach out to [email protected]. We highly value your participation and input as we shape the future of Goshen Farm together.

Goshen Farm Preservation Society is on the lookout for dedicated individuals to fill important roles within our organization. If you have a passion for making a difference in your community, preserving 22 undeveloped acres, and restoring the Historic Farm House, we invite you to join us. We are currently seeking volunteers for the positions of Events Chair, Financial Development Chair, and Volunteer Coordinator Chair. To express your interest or learn more, please email [email protected].

Save the Date for Upcoming 2024 Events!

Start 2024 on a high note by marking your calendar for our first event of the year: Java & Jazz/Teas & Tunes! On Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 3-5 pm at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, beat the winter blues by joining us for an afternoon of smooth jazz melodies presented by The Jazz Perpetrators. Enjoy delectable sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres while sipping on warm, delicious coffees, teas, and more. The event will also kick off our annual kayak raffle, and we always appreciate your participation. You can also visit our event page for all our 2024 dates.

If you are a business owner interested in supporting Goshen Farm, consider sponsoring one of our events. Your sponsorship is tax-deductible, as GFPS is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. To explore sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].

That Ends Our Year-End Update – Goodbye 2023!

As we bid farewell to another year, we are filled with gratitude for the unwavering support of our community and the dedication of our volunteers and members. Together, we have made significant strides in preserving and restoring Goshen Farm, and we look forward to an even brighter future. Thank you for reading our year-end update. We wish you all a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year. Thank you for being an integral part of the Goshen Farm Preservation Society family.