I. Social Time: Arlene & Bob Dean
Program: Al Bonney will lead us in singing some of our old favorite songs along with providing the history of a few of these songs.
A. Meeting called to order.
1. As always, new membership forms may be picked up from chairman Ann Marie Grenadier, directly at our meeting or by a written request to the following address;
P.O. Box 115
Old Mission, MI 49673
Please indicate “Old Mission Membership Form” and your return address.
2. Community news.
II. Monthly Reports:
A. January Minutes – Anita Klein
1. Motion to approve
B. January Treasures Report – Warren Berthelsen
1. Motion to approve
III. Old Business:
A. Volunteers needed: We need a volunteer to act as chairman for the Hessler Log Cabin for this year (2008) and the next. Responsibilities are outlined in the January Minutes. Paul Burns
B. Update from the Nominating Committee: Any results in finding a Vice President and Treasurer for next year’s slate of offices? Laura Johnson/ Barb Berthelsen
C. Update on the Hessler Log Cabin Responsibilities and duties there of – Paul Burns/ Fred Stoye
IV. New Business:
A. We received a memo from Dave Charlton that he is resigning his position at the end of this term. We will therefore need a new Chairman for Publicity/Fund Raising for next year. Paul Burns
B. Any other new business to be added. Membership
I. Social Time & welcome – Paul Burns. We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and may you have a Happy New Year! Just a reminder, if the weather is bad and we decide to cancel the meeting, we will be calling everyone before on the day of the meeting.
Program introduction – Jackie Burns. Michael Kilmury has several maps of the
Program: Michelle Kroupa, presented “Reminiscing with
John Kroupa” (John
is Michelle’s Great Grandfather).
Michelle showed pictures of the Kroupa family while playing a taped
interview that was done with John several years ago. Michelle and her parents
(Joan & Dave) than answered questions about this very prominent family on
III. Business Meeting:
A. Meeting called to order at
B. Community News – no reports.
IV. Monthly Reports:
A. November Minutes – Anita Klein. The minutes of the November meeting were approved as written and accepted. There were no minutes for December since we did not have a meeting. We had the Christmas party instead.
Report – Warren Berthelsen.
C. Membership - Paul Burns announced that anyone in the audience who is interested in becoming a member of the Society should talk to Ann Marie Grenadier.
V. Committee Reports: No reports.
VI. Old Business:
to Old Mission Lighthouse: Fred Stoye
reports that as of
B. Hessler Log Cabin Duties: Paul Burns reports that the Duties and responsibilities for the Hessler Log Cabin have been typed and submitted for review to Fed Stoye. Fred will review and return the document to Paul and than the Historical Society Board will review it. Once it has been approved by the Board it will be presented to the Historical Society members.
D. Christmas Party Dinner: All comments regarding the party were positive and a decision was tentatively made to do it again this year. Thanks were made to Jerry Ostlund and Shirley Donovan for providing the meats and bread, to Joan and Al Bonney for the entertainment, and to the decorating committee.
We also want to acknowledge Sheryl Hayward, for her wonderful program about the current happenings and history of the City Opera House.
VII. New Business:
A. Hesler Log Cabin Chair: We need a volunteer to replace Patti Rudolph as chairman of the Hesler Log Cabin Committee. Patti is willing to provide training when she returns in the spring. We hope to have a volunteer by the February meeting. Patti’s job consisted of organizing volunteers to; open/close the cabin on the weekends; setup work days for yearly maintance; open/close the cabin in the spring/fall. One thing that we have to consider is that Jim will no longer be opening and closing the cabin during the week. Security is also something we need to consider. Grant (the new grounds keeper) will be checking on things but will not be living in the Lighthouse.
B. Nominating Committee: We will need volunteers to run for Vice President and Treasurer. Voting takes place in June. The offices are for a two-year period. The Vice President become President after the first year. If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact Barb Berthelsen or Laura Johnson (Nominating Committee).
VIII. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at
Anita & Marty Klein Lee & Donna Hornberger Steve & Carol Lewis
Dave Charlton Jacki & Paul Burns Jerry Ostlund
Fred Stoye Shirley Donovan Nancy & Dave Warne
Laura Johnson Judy Charlton Sally Frye
Penny & Bob Rosi Shirley Donovan Bill & JoAnn Cole
Judy & Ken Weaver Michael Kelmury Bob & Arlene Dean
Lucile & Ted Bagley Warren & Barb Berthelsen
Anita Klein, Recording Secretary