The Old Mssion Peninsula Historical Society met at 7 p.m. at the
Peninsula Township Hall. JoAnn Cole, Arlene Dean, Shirley Donovan and
Laura Johnson provided ‘Grandmother’s Cookies”, and Nancy Hayward
provided Conifer Tree Tea. Coffee was also provided.
At 7:30 Vice President Bob Rosi invited the women to
give some information about their refreshment. Each woman gave the
origin of their cookie. Hayward explained that conifer tea is
Native American. The group gave the Archive Committee a notebook
with their recipes.
THE PROGRAM: 7:35: Kathleen Osterhaus, Curator, Benzie County
Historical museum, gave a presentation on “Why Inventory?”
Ms.Osterhaus explained that you inventory so that you know ‘what
you have and know what you want.’ She gave excellent information
and the names of several books and told us about a conference that is
essential for our Archives Committee.
CALL TO ORDER: Vice President Bob Rosi called the
meeting to order at 8:18 p.m.
A. Vice President Rosi gave the following announcements:
1. The Township Board of Trustees passed
the Resolution to accept the Dougherty Homestead .
2.. The Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 1 March 2006 has
been mailed to all members, and was available at the meeting.
3, The Legion Hall has been reserved for the
Annual Dinner, June 1st.
B.. JoAnn Cole, Chair of the Nominating Committee,
announced that there are three officers that need to be selected at the
Vice - President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Vice
President is for a one year term, followed by a one year term as
The Treasurer is for a two year term,
Secretary is for a one year to fill the vacated secretary
position (Vacated by Peggy Carter and presently being filled by Nancy
Ms. Cole ask if people would call her if they desired to fill
these positions or with suggest of who would be good in these
positions. She will contact those who are suggested. Phone
is (231) 223- 8778.
C. Jackie Burns announced that Dan Truckey, Director of
the Grand Traverse Heritage Center is speaking on the SE
Wait Exhibit April 13. at 6:45 p.m. The exhibit is on Mr.
Waits pictures of Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula.
D: Bill Cole reported that Flo and Bob Schermerhorn donated
the table to display the Dougherty Historic Home Site, at the
Grand Traverse Historical Society’s Night of Nostalgia
Jackie Burns attended with the Schermerhorn. The Night of
Nostalgia was a musical and very well done.
THE SECRETARY REPORT: Nancy Hayward had sent the minutes of the March
2, 2006 meeting via e-mail and post to members. They were
available at the meeting. There was a correction: Evelyn and Carl
Johnson were present at the March meeting. The minutes were
accepted as corrected.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Bill Cole presented the Treasurer’s
Report. The society has $2873.44. There were Credits of $215.00
and Debits of $485.94. There was $28.00 in the Collection Box at the
Log Cabin. As of 4/6/06 there is $1531.73 in the Log Cabin Account. The
Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.
THE LOG CABIN: Jackie Burns reported in the absence of Patti
Rudolph. Patti needs help to open and close the Log Cabin April
28 and 29th. Jackie circulated a sheet to sign up and close the
Log Cabin. She need 2 persons a weekend. Ms. Rudolph
will be back May 4th.
LOG CABIN DAY: Laura Johnson reported: Log Cabin Day is
Sunday Jun 25th Abraham’s Carriage Co is available for Log Cabin
Day. This is the same company that gave rides in Old Mission at
Log Cabin Day a couple years age. Time set for the rides is 1:00
- 4:00 p.m. Cost to have the carriage for three hours is $350.
Much of the cost have been pledged. Discussion followed concerning the
carriage route and site. The Park Board had approved the carriage
rides, with the location to be determined by the Historical Society.
DOUGHERTY HOUSE PROJECT: Bill Cole Reported that the
committee is in the process of obtaining the 2005 -06
pledges. Almost all of the pledged money is in.
The Committee activities is centered around the organization process of
the content of the house and catagorize it. They are also looking
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Flo Schermerhorn stated that she was
getting the list of donors to the Dougherty House that are not now
members of OMPHS from Bill Cole and will send them a letter inviting
them to be complementary members for the next year and invite them to
the Annual Dinner, June 1st
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Reported by Laura Johnson:
May - Tim Cutler a cooper, will be giving a presentation on his trade.
June 1 - Elk Rapids, Historical Society’s VP Greg Reisiz and
Glenn Neumann, President will be providing a power point
presentation about the Old Mission Peninsula and the Elk rapids
June 25th Log Cabin Day
July - none
August - Bob & Penny Rosi and Penny Pauley will be presenting on
“Illini Orchards Program.”
Vice President Rosi reminded everyone that OMPHS is looking
for a Program Chair for next year as Carol Lewis is resigning as
ARCHIVE COMMITTEE: Bob Schermerhorn stated how much he
appreciated the program and plans for the committee to follow Ms.
Osterhaus’ recommendations. He hopes that he and his committee
will get to some of the seminars The committee is in
the process of educating themselves and is having a meeting with Ms.
Bob stated a correction to the Committee structure. Carol
Prucha wants to be on the Archives committee not the Historian as
stated in the March 2006 Echoes.
THERE WAS NO OLD BUSINESS:
Discussion followed concerning the Annual Dinner. It is
chaired by Terilee Johnson and Ann Dressel. There will be a pot
luck . Wine was suggested. All suggestions should be made to the
The OMPHS has been approved to raise money at Log Cabin
Day Historical Society. All ideas on raising money should be made to
Fund Raising Committee - Dave Charlton, Chair.
ADJOURNMENT: Moved by Verla Jamieson and seconded by JoAnn
Cole that the meeting be adjourned. The motioned carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Lucile Bagley Paul & Jackie Burns Bill &
Carol & Dick Cutler Bob and Arlene Dean Shirley
Nancy & Gordon Hayward Cal & Verla Jamieson Evelyn
& Carl Johnson
Laura Johnson Mary Louise Johnson Marty &
Julianne Meyer Carol Prucha Hedy Quick
Bob and Penny Rosi Barbara Rowlett Bob Rud
Flo & Bob Schermerhorn
GUESTS : Kathleen Osterhaus