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March 2017

OVHS: Volunteers Needed

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We have a division of the OVHS that is “The Collections Committee.” The Collections Committee helps collect, preserve, and register historic and prehistoric artifacts of Oro Valley area.

The group meets once a month and discusses past and current projects. This division needs volunteers to join the group

because they are short-handed; as they continue to obtain more projects.

If this interest you, please email:

Josephine DiGennaro


Saturday, April 8th we need help at the Steam Pump Ranch “Second Saturdays” for the hours between 9:00am – 1:00pm.

If you can help volunteer for any time slots between those hours, it will be appreciated.

Please help in one of the following areas:

Ranch House Tours – Docents

Selling Water to visitors

Garden assistant

Raffle ticket seller …  Barbara Marriott book

Book sales

Water sales

Membership applications and information


DATE: April 8, 2017

TIME: 9:00am – 1:00pm

LOCATION: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 North Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

*Please RSVP:





Annual Meeting March 23, 2013

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All members are invited to the OV Historical Society

annual meeting on Thursday, March 23 at the Oro

Valley Community Center(Sunset Room), 10555 N. La Canada Drive.

The meeting will begin at 3:00 pm.  If you have not

sent in your ballot or voted via email, you may bring

it to the meeting. We need to receive all ballots before

the speaker.

Our speaker will be Robert Simpson.  He will discuss

“John Nelson and the Lost Chance Ranch.”  Refreshments

and a short board meeting will follow Bob’s presentation.

We hope you can attend!

Jim Williams, President

March 2017 Questionnaire

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Please fill out this seven-question survey to help us better direct our marketing to the people most likely to be interested in the Oro Valley Historical Society.  I will share the results at the March 23 Annual Meeting. Deadline to complete the survey is March 22.


Thanks for your help and ideas.  Just click the link below to participate in the survey.  Your responses are anonymous, of course.


Robert L. Cain

Editing, Writing, Training, Instructional Design

Cain Publications, Inc.



Thank you,

Board of Directors

Oro Valley Historical Society

(Non-Profit Org.)

Your involvement in the Oro Valley Historical Society has helped

to preserve the history of our local area.  

We appreciate your continuing participation!

Al Efron Donation Drive

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Board member, Al Efron has generously offered to donate $1000 to the Oro Valley Historical Society for publicity and community awareness.

He will match donations from our members up to $1000 if sent in by March 23rd.

Please consider donating to the OVHS to match Al’s generous gift.

Mail in your donations to:
P.O. Box 69754, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.

If you want to pay online, click on the Donation button below.

Thank you for your support!

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