Following installation as president of the National Federation of Music Clubs at the 2007 Biennial Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lana Bailey received approval from the NFMC Board of Directors for relocation of the NFMC Headquarters. President Bailey was authorized to appoint a committee to negotiate the sale of the current headquarters building and to complete the relocation as soon as possible. The goal was to relocate to a one-story building with lower annual maintenance/utility expenses and to achieve increased working space for efficient office operations with accessible delivery patterns for equipment and supplies. The Headquarters Building Committee: Laurel Ince, Chairman; Dr. Ouida Keck Vice Chairman; Lana Bailey, Zuill Bailey, Mary Prudie Brown, Francis Christmann, Faith Gossett, Joe Ince, Carolyn Nelson, and Stephanie Westerfield.
The headquarters committee traveled to Indianapolis in August, 2007, to preview real estate and to discuss location preferences. A new complex of professional buildings in Greenwood, an Indianapolis suburb, was a preferred site. The building exterior at 1646 W Smith Valley Road had been completed with the interior to be designed to the specifications of a new owner. Negotiations with potential buyers for the old headquarters building and investigation of the new building proceeded.
Friday, January 30, 2009
NFMC Headquarters, the Eden-Talbot House, at 1336 N. Delaware, Indianapolis IN 46202 was sold to Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP for $557,500.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The new NFMC Headquarters at 1646 Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, Indiana, was purchased for $925,000. An architectural design of the building’s interior began. In addition to efficient office area, the design included a recital hall for musical presentations and/or meetings.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The building was complete, and NFMC occupied its new headquarters. An NFMC dream fulfilled!
Information regarding the history of NFMC headquarters at 1336 Delaware Street from 1980-2009 can be found on this website under About NFMC.