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Town of Veteran Historical Society

 Meeting Minutes

 11 January 2018

 

 

Date: January 11, 2018

 

Present: (9) Gloria Campbell, Bev & Ray Benjamin, Anne & Tim Rodabaugh, Steve Fieno, Anita Hesser, Rick Smith & Shirley Lant.

 

Members Joining (4) or renewing (9) their dues: Shirley, Lant, Anita Hesser, Joann Ripley, Anne & Tim Rodabaugh,

Steve Fieno, Gloria Campbell, Rick Smith, Bev Benjamin, Jean Burleigh, Doreen Hartman, Patricia Lapierre, Ray Benjamin

 

Reading of the last meeting minutes: Adopted by: Bev Benjamin, 2nd by Anne Rodabaugh

 

 

 

 

A quorum was established at the beginning of the meeting. Meeting began at 7:00 p.m.

 

Treasurer's Report: Balance $10,593.02. Included November Bake Sale proceeds of $533.80 & deposit of $38.03.

 Motion to accept the treasurer's report was made by Tim Rodabaugh, 2nd by Steve Fieno. Rick will continue to work  

on the 990 non-profit with the IRS.

Old Business:

1) Gloria reviewed correspondance she had with Ken Ripley who is the town code enforcement officer. It centered around the adjacent building to the town hall. 

 

 

New Business:

 1) The proposal for changes in membership levels was voted on: 9 for 0 against - passed.  

 Levels are yearly - $5, Single life - $100 & couple / partners / family life (all living under one roof) - $150. Gloria

 will revise the by-laws & Tim will make copies of them available at meetings for those who want them. 

 2) Fund Raising - Anita Hesser. Anita suggested we forgo the Spring Bake Sale at the Legion & instead have a Craft

 Fair at Veteran Grange. A date of Saturday May 19, 2018 was decided upon. Tables will be $10.00 each.

 We will try to have tables inside & out. The Society will have a table, bake sale items & sell hot dogs, sloppy jo's,

 chips, bottled water & coffee from the kitchen. Anita will check with the Chemung Co. Health Dept for a food service

 permit. We may not have to pay for it as we are non-profit. Gloria said she would donate some paperback books to sell.

 If Grange members want to have a craft table it will be free to them. We will need to advertise this well in advance. 

 3) Gloria suggested a "Veteran's Wall" fund raiser as we get closer to having an actual building. We would sell blocks

 for a set price for people to sponsor a family member who was / is a Veteran who lived in the town & include those

 Veterans / soldiers who are buried in our cemeteries who may not have any living relatives. This would be a great

 way to honor our Veterans. This will be discussed at future meetings. 

 4) Gloria mentioned that the May 5, 2018 cemetery clean-up will be at Parsons cemetery on the Middle Road & Green

 Bentley on Route 14N. She reinforced the fact that the Town of Veteran is responsible for the upkeep of the VanDuzer

 cemetery on the East Sullivanville Road & the Sullivanville Cemetery on Route 13N. We can continue to alert the town if

 they appear to need attention. The town has monies allocated in their yearly budget specifically for this purpose. 

 6) Tim shared that the Chemung Co. History Museum in Elmira will feature the Town of Veteran from February

 through July. Members of the historical society, the town board, etc. will receive invitations to the opening. Please plan

 on stopping by while the display is up. The Name Quilts will be there for the opening night only. 

 7) Our Gift Membership form was made available to those in attendance. Should you wish to sponsor a new member,

 at any of the levels, simply give the form with the person/s contact information to Shirley. She will send them their

 membership card & welcome letter. Their name will be added to our membership listing. 

 8) There was a short discussion on raising our yearly dues to $10.00 begining in January 2019. This will be discussed

 at future meetings. 

 9) A Building Committee was organized consisting of Steve Fieno, Ray Benjamin, Rick Smith & Tim Rodabaugh. This

 committee will meet to discuss potential buildings / properties in the town for a museum / home for the society. They will

 report at future meetings. 

 Speaker / Presenter: none at this meeting.

 Date / Time of next meeting: March 8, 2018 @ 7 pm at Veteran Town Hall

 Adjournment / motion & second: Motion to adjourn made by Ray Benjamin 2nd by Tim Rodabaugh

 Submitted by: Shirley Lant, Secretary

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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