Town of Veteran Historical Society
Date: January 11, 2018
Present: (9) Gloria Campbell, Bev &
Ray Benjamin, Anne & Tim Rodabaugh, Steve Fieno, Anita Hesser, Rick Smith & Shirley Lant.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
4) Gloria mentioned that the May 5, 2018 cemetery
clean-up will be at Parsons cemetery on the Middle Road & Green
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.
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.
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,
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
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
by: Shirley Lant, Secretary