A quorum was established at the beginning of the meeting. Meeting began at 7:00 p.m.
Report: Balance $10,698.02. Motion to accept the treasurer's report was made by
Anita Hesser, 2nd by Steve Fieno.
Rick reported that the 990-N has been accepted by the IRS & is on file.
The society is good for another year
1) Fund Raising Chair Anita Hesser reported
on progress of the Craft / Vendor Fair. She has worked
hard & developed some excellent forms to be used. There
were some good suggestions made at this
meeting with regard to this event. There are a number of crafters / vendors
interested already. The
Food Permit application process was started after the meeting. We will continue to work on
everything prior to the actual event as it has all the makings to be a successful fund raiser.
Building Commiittee Chair Steve Fieno reported he has spoken with Bruce Whitmarsh & got
some forms after the meeting
in order to get registered on one of the NYS Grant Sites. He will also
contact Gloria to see if she has other forms
he may need. There were several properties of interest
discussed in the town. Steve said he would visit one of them
to see if it would meet the societies needs.
Rick suggested the society get some form of legal representation whether
it be on a pro-bono or paid basis.
There were some lawyers names suggested for contact.
3) Tim reviewed an email
sent to the society by Richard "Red" LaPierre who is on the town Planning Board.
The email was in reference
to the building adjacent to the town hall to determine if the society was interested
in utilizing a portion of it.
He is planning on making a motion at the March 15th town board meeting to begin
the process of applying for a grant
to renovate the building. After much discussion the members in attendance
agreed that the society is no longer interested
in pursuing use of that building. Tim will send a reply to Red
thanking him for thinking of the society.
Tim mentioned that Erin Doane from the Chemung County History Museum noted there were 21 people
who attended the official
opening for the Town of Veteran Display. There were some questions from
attendees on town census & maps. As a
result there are copies of the 1853, 1868 & 1904 maps for
people to take on the display case in the court room.
Shirley & Tim will continue to follow up on members whose 2018 dues have not been paid. Welcome
our two newest
members - Tami & Sadie.
Speaker / Presenter: none scheduled for this meeting.
/ Time of next meeting: Thursday May 10, 2018 @ 7 pm at the town hall