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Town of Veteran Historical Society

Meeting Minutes

9 November 2017

 

 

Date: Thursday November 9, 2017

 

Present: 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

 

 

 

A 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

 her again. 

 

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

 

 Old Business:

  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 it.

 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.

 

New Business:

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

 motion 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

 at the 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

 cases to use for the displaying of uniforms. 

 5) 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, 2018 meeting. 

 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

grants & 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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