MISSION PENINSUAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Thursday, April, 2010
PM Peninsula Township Town Hall.
Social Time :Cookies by Verla
(Program Chair, Donna Hornberger.) Laura Johnson and Stef Staley presented a
program about the history of Mission Point Lighthouse and its keepers. They
have done a great deal of research turning up new information on the keepers
and their lives, including some keepers about which little was known. A book is
on its way, due out May 1.
II. Business meeting:
called to order
historic tour later on this month. If interested in participating, contact
Nancy Warne for information
Approval of March minutes
Treasurer’s report presented and read into the record
Ann Swaney reported that a box of past records from Jackie Burns was accepted
for inclusion in the archives
Cabin Days:( Carol Lewis) Log Cain Day is Sunday, June 27th.
sheet will be circulated at the May meeting. Heather is contacting venders and
crafters. Anne Swaney agreed to coordinate lighthouse volunteers. She needs
folks to work one of two shifts, three people per shift. Total time is 11 am –
3 pm. Carol Lewis is coordinating volunteers at the Log Cabin.
4. Hessler Log Cabin opening, Saturday May 1st.
Warren Berthelsen volunteered to coordinate the opening . Please contact him if
you would like to take part.
5. Memberships are renewed at the June 3rd
6. Nominations: (Barb Berthelsen). Nominees are still
needed for Secretary, Vice President, and Treasurer. Warren has agreed to
continue as treasurer unless someone else would like to do it. The slate will
be presented at the May meeting and voted on at the June Potluck.
7. Newsletter: (Steve Lewis) Expect your newsletter
8. Tree Committee (Bob Dean) Mapping of trees is
completed. Eight new trees were planted plus 37 on Nancy Heller’s property north of the Catholic Church
from Dougherty Society Clean up mid- May.
house report (Laura Johnson). Light house will open May 1. Keepers have signed
up for the entire season.
A secretary is still needed
to take minutes at the meetings
Projector and digital
voice recorder purchase recommendation: (Barb Berthelsen). Epson LCD projector
recommended. Cost including extra bulb, 25 foot extension cord, and outlet
strip is $1083.98. Extended warrantee is another $189
Voice recorder: Cost
for Olympus recorder is $99.
Discussion Steve Lewis moved to purchase
the projector w/o an extended warrantee, and purchase the voice recorder.
Training in using projector would be required for all users. We need to
establish guidelines for projector use. Sue Feiger seconded the motion. Motion
Sue Feiger reported on the
booklet A Short History of the Grand Traverse Region for Later Elementary
Students “Bay Land and People prepared by a class in writing Michigan local
history, Central Michigan College, 1949. It was noted by attendees that
references given for the events in the booklet were often missing.
No new business
Meeting was adjourned.
and Barb Berthelsen
and Arlene Dean
and Carol Lewis
and Gladys Maguire
and Susan Feiger
and Boots Wolff