LMHS 2017 Annual Meeting

Here’s What You Missed

The La Mesa Historical Society held its annual meeting on Friday, June 16th. The society announced the winners of its inaugural awards program, welcomed its new board members, voted on its bylaw amendments and unveiled its focus for this year’s capital fund campaign

The awards presented included:

  • 2017 La Mesa Historical Society Volunteer of the Year
  • 2017 La Mesa Historical Society Sponsor/Business Partner of the Year
  • 2017 La Mesa Historic Preservationist of the Year
  • 2017 La Mesa “History Maker”

The La Mesa Historical Society hopes the new awards program will set a new tradition for honoring the society’s members, volunteers, and partners as well as local community members that make a difference in celebrating La Mesa and its vibrant history.

This Year’s Winners:

    • Volunteer of the Year– Melody Andrews:

      Melody holds several distinctions for the La Mesa Historical Society. She was the first student to be placed with the society in its internship partnership with SDSU History Department. She continued on with LMHS beyond her internship and has completed the cataloging and documentation process for the McKinney House Museum.

    • Sponsor/Business of the Year– La Mesa Lumber Company:

      It was apparent to us that in our inaugural year for this award, it would have to go to La Mesa’s oldest and continuously active business, not to mention the society’s most consistent supporter. La Mesa Lumber is celebrating 110 years in business and is still family owned and operated and reflect the important civic pride heritage to the greater La Mesa community.

    • La Mesa Historic Preservationist of the Year– Jim & Charlene Craig:

      After our Mid-Century Modern themed home tour it was apparent that the efforts of these two in restoring their home to its Mid-Century style is exactly the kind of effort in preserving La Mesa history that this award should always consider.

    • La Mesa History Maker of the Year– Aaron Dean:

      La Mesa’s Downtown Village is experiencing a resurgence and that has a lot to do with the businessman, restaurateur, and developer, Aaron Dean. He is the man behind the successful team of businesses in our downtown village.

The La Mesa Historical Society’s focus for this year’s Annual Capital Funding Campaign will be replacing the McKinney House 35 year-old roof. We hope that this project will help to protect the home of the La Mesa Historical Society and maintain the beauty of this community historic landmark. A generous donor has agreed to match funds raised for the project!

Want to contribute to our capital funding campaign?

Official Donation Page