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Town of Veteran Historical Society
 
Meeting Minutes
 
16 May 2024
 
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 7:00 p.m.
 
Present (12) Gloria Campbell, Rick Smith, Tim Rodabaugh, Terri Johnson, JoAnn Ripley,
Anita Hesser, Jean Seymour, Shirley Lant, Ray Benjamin, Donna Kaysa, Lonell & Mary Johnson 
 
Members Joining (0); renewing their dues (0)
 
Meeting held at Museum at 7:00 pm.  We have a quorum
 
Reading of the last meetings minutes: Motion to adopt made by Anita Hesser, 2nd by Jean Seymor
 
Treasurer's report: Balance in account: $30,075.74.  March income: $186.70; no expenses.
April income: $609.60; no expenses.  Motion to accept the treasurer's report made by Tim Rodabaugh, 2nd by Ray Benjamin
 
New Business: 
 
1) Gloria opened the meeting by letting everyone know we are working on Grants / Funding
requests. She mentioned the bees in the wall & what it would entail to have them removed.  
 
2) Gloria shared that Bruce Whitmarsh is looking for volunteers to serve on the Chemung
County historical markers committee.  Anyone interested is encouraged to contact him.  
 
3) Gloria shared that we would need to think about changing our meeting day / time due to
scheduling conflicts at the town hall.  After a discussion it was decided our meetings
will now be the third Wednesday of every other month at 10 am. 
(July 17, September 18, November 20).
 
4) Membership committee: Shirley reported no new members / no dues. 
 
5) Cemetery committee: Tim reported Matt Cummings will no longer do Turner / Crandall &
Greene Bentley.   Hunter Kehler is on board for Parsons; Tim has asked him to look at
Turner / Crandall & let us know if he would do them.  Rocky Rumsey continues to mow the front
of Greene Bentley.  Tim spoke with his wife Cindy & asked her to please tell him thank you. 
Bob Shaw, who lives next door to Turner / Crandall reports a large Ash tree needs to come
down.  The Historical Society is not liable for this as these two cemeteries are considered private.  
 
6) Building Committee: Ray reported the bathroom is done.  It looks wonderful & Alvin did a
super job.  The attendees thanked everyone who had a hand in the renovation.  Studies are
needed on the building, which are in the works.  A new electrical breaker box is needed.   
 
7) Fund Raising Committee: Anita reported Doug's Fish Fry will be Friday June 14th at
Grand Central Plaza from 11 am - 6 pm.  Volunteers & baked goods are needed.  Tioga
Downs is keeping us in mind for the change donation we asked about.  Our Craft Fair will
be Saturday November 16th at the Horseheads American Legion from 10 am to 2 pm. 
Volunteers & baked goods are needed.   The 2024 Quilt was on diaplay & is beautiful. 
Tickets are $5.00 & Gloria has asked that each member sell 4.  The shelf sitters were
mentioned but it was felt they may not be good sellers.  Tim gave Anita
some decals which were made by Arnie Wheeler.  Gloria mentioned she is researching
Venmo / Paypal as possible ways for us to accept payments. 
 
8) An antique B & H oil lamp was added to our collection. 
 
9) Tim reported he attempted to meet / call Dave Conkin & was not successful so sent him
a letter to which there has been no response. 
 
10) Tim share that the Veteran Views paper will be published every month & include items of
interest around the town.  It will be available at the museum, Millport Landing, Hubbard's Market
as well as possible other locations. 
 
11) Tim will ask Arnie Wheeler for an estimate to replace the old Parsons cemetery sign. 
He will also order tee shirts for those members who expressed an interest & signs for the
Craft Fair will be ordered.   
 
Speaker / Presenter: none scheduled for this meeting.
 
Date / Time for next meeting: Wednesday Julyy 17, 2024 @ 10 am at the Museum / Grange
 
Adjournment / motion & second: Motion to adjourn made by Ray Benjamin; 2nd by Rick Smith
 
Submitted by: Shirley Lant, Secretary
 
 


 

  

 

 

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