Town of Veteran Historical
9 November 2017
Date: Thursday November 9, 2017
Bev & Ray Benjamin, Gloria Campbell, Dick & Jean Coon, George Farr, Steve Fieno, Marlene Little,
Tim Rodabaugh, Jean Seymour and Rick Smith
Members Joining (1) Ray Benjamin (1) paying / renewing their dues: Marlene Little
Reading of the last meeting minutes: From our September 14, 2017 meeting. Adopted by: Bev Benjamin,
2nd by Jean Seymour
quorum was established at the beginning of the meeting. Meeting began at 7:00 p.m. Thank you to
our President Gloria Campbell for volunteering to take the minutes
for this meeting. It is great to see
Treasurer's Report: Balance $ 10,275.55. We paid out
$52.00 for the P.O. box rental. Four mannequins were
purchased @ $64.00 each. Our website cost
$143.40. Marlene Little submitted a receipt for $38.88 which was
for refreshments at the Van Duzer cleanup. Motion to accept the treasurer's report was made by Marlene Little,
2nd by Steve Fieno
1) The gift membership form will be tabled until the January 2018 meeting.
2) The two hand made quilts &
quilt rack were sold for $100. The check was handed over to the treasurer.
3) Anita Hesser reported on the status of the website. Her son in law will try to help us with
4) Craft Fair / Bazaar was discussed
briefly & will be tabled until the January or March 2018 meeting. Anita
was excited to the prospect of offering baked goods, hot items in the kitchen at the Grange.
This would be
something we might do for
the Fall of 2018.
5) The Van Duzer
cemetery cleanup was a success. Thank you to all who assisted! Thanks to Marlene
Little for coordinating these cleanups with Vicki Ellis of the Probation Department.
1) Anita followed up on the Bake Sale scheduled for Friday November 17,
2017 at 4:30 pm at the Horseheads
American Legion. Baked goods can be dropped
off at the Veteran Town Hall that morning between 10 & 11 am
or at the Legion if they are packaged & priced. Four members have volunteered to assist - others are welcome.
A neighbor of Marlene's - Zonnie Bush
has already donated $10.00 which was turned in.
2) One of the mannequins which were purchased was on display for all to see. We were able to get these
at a great discount.
3) Gloria presented an amendment with regard to membership levels.
After discussion it was accepted by a
from Anita Hesser 2nd by Jean Seymour. A letter to all members in good standing will be sent out by
December 1, 2017 to inform them of the amendment. This will be voted
on as the first order of business
January 11, 2018 meeting.
4) A suggestion
to take our Name Quilts down for a rest was made. Tim will store them in the bags we have,
dismantle the tripod stands & tag them as our property. The historians
are looking for locking vertical display
to use for the displaying of uniforms.
Gloria propsed that we develop a building committee. This committee would look in to building prospects,
security, insurance, etc. This will be discussed at the January 11,
6) Marlene announced
the cemetery cleanup dates for 2018. They are: May 5th, June 30th, September 15
and October 13, 2018. Specifics will be announced at future meetings.
Speaker / Presenter:
Our speaker this evening was Bruce Whitmarsh from the Chemung Valley History Museum
in Elmira, New York. He shared a great deal of information regarding monies in the forms
of gifts & grants. There
are many websites
that outline specific grants & how to go about applying for them. There are grants at the local,
state & federal levels. This very informative talk was very helpful
for us to understand the basics of getting
& what they can be used for. Bruce offered his expert advice & assistance to us as we work with this
process. He also offerred staff at the Museum to assist us
with specific questions.
Date / Time of next meeting:Thursday January 11, 2018 @ 7 pm at Veteran Town Hall
Adjournment / motion & second: Motion to adjourn made by Bev Benjamin, 2nd by Jean Coon
Submitted by: Gloria Campbell