OLD MISSION PENINSULA HISTORICAL
March 2nd, 2006, 7 PM
PENINSULA TOWNSHIP TOWN HALL
13235 CENTER ROAD
I. Social Time
II. Program: Cal Jamieson will be speaking on “The History
of the Old Mission Peninsula.”
III. Business Meeting Call to Order and
A. Minutes, Nancy Hayward
B. Treasurer, Bill Cole
C. Log Cabin, Laura Johnson, Carol Lewis
D. Dougherty House Project, Bill Cole
E. Membership Committee, Flo Schermerhorn
F. Program Committee, Laura Johnson
G. Archive Committee, Bob Schermerhorn
V. Old Business
VI. New Business
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OLD MISSION PENINSULA HISTORICAL
Minutes of the meeting February 2, 2006
The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society met at 7 p.m. at the
Peninsula Township Hall. Gladys and Thomas Maguire provided the
THE PROGRAM: Joyce Wardwell, Herbalist and author, gave a presentation
on” English & Native American Gardens in the Mid Nineteenth Century
“ She explained the difference in the two. Nancy Hayward
introduced Joyce to the Society.
CALL TO ORDER: President Steve Lewis called the meeting to order at
ANNOUNCEMENTS: President Lewis stated the Board had met and had taken
action on the following:
A. Authorized joining Michigan Historical Society. Bill
Cole reported that this has been completed..
B. Authorized transferring money from the Log Cabin Restoration
Account to Log Cabin Escrow Account. In our contract with the Township
Park Board, Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Log Cabin account from
funds donated in the collections boxes are to be placed in the OMPHS
account and 25% in an escrow account for future repairs and
maintenance. When the society donated $5000 from the Log Cabin Account
to the Dougherty House Campaign, there was not enough money left in the
account to meet the required 25%. The Log Cabin Restoration
Account is money left over from moneys given the Society by the
Old Mission Peninsula Women’s Club.
C. Authorized paying $132 for security system at the Dougherty
House. Neither the Township or the Foundation at this time can legally
pay for the system.
D. Decided to write new text for the donation boxes. The
Society may have responsibilities for the Dougherty House when it is
purchased, and the donation boxes should have a generic text for both
houses and possibly the log church.
E. Referred to the Membership Committee a proposal to offer one
year free membership to donors to the Dougherty House. These donors
will be new members of the society.
F. Inform the Members that there will be a Township Public
Hearing on the Dougherty Historic Home Site February 14, 2006 at 7
p.m. It will be held at the Peninsula Township Hall..
G. The Society has a website. Www.omphistoricalsociety.org
THE SECRETARY REPORT: Nancy Hayward had sent the minutes of the January
5, 2006 meeting via e-mail and post to members. They were
also available at the meeting. Nancy had received a correction to
the minutes from Dave Charlton. He said his wife’s name is Jody
not Judy. The minutes were accepted as corrected.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Bill Cole presented the Treasurer’s Report.
The Society has $3787.87. Bill stated that he would transfer the
money from the Log Cabin Restoration fund to the Log Cabin Account as
soon as he gets to the bank. He explained the Log Cabin agreement
between the Township Board and the Society. The Log Cabin
Restoration Fund will be eliminated when the $561.10 is transferred to
the Log Cabin Account.
There followed a great deal of discussion concerning the contract
between the Park Board and the Society. President Lewis stated
that this contract needs to be revisited
Bill reported that we have three new members.
LOG CABIN: Laura Johnson reported that the lights are on in the Hessler
Log Cabin from 9 am till 5 pm. - Seven days a week. People
can now see the house better.
DOUGHERTY HOUSE PROJECT: Bill Cole reported that the committee is
meeting every Wednesday Morning. They are between stages, but are
writing a proposal for money for the contents.
They have entered into phase I and II and are writing grants for the
They are planning for storage of the contents.
He invited everyone to the meetings
Bill went on to say that ownership of the Dougherty Homestead is very
important and is not necessary guaranteed. He encouraged everyone
to get to the Township Hearing on the 14th as the Township Board will
be voting on accepting the Dougherty Homestead.
Bob Rosi read the notice of the Public Hearing on the 14th.
Bill Cole moved and Hedy Quick seconded that the secretary be
authorized to sent a letter by post and or e-mail informing the members
of the Public Hearing on the Dougherty Historic Home Site; February 14,
2006 at 7:30 p.m. and requesting that the members to be present if
possible and if not to send a letter in support of the township
accepting the Dougherty House. The motion passed unanimously.
Discussion followed on what role the Society would play in the
Dougherty Home Site.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: There was no report as Flo Schermerhorn was out
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: March - Cal Jamieson will be speaking on “the
History of the Old Mission Peninsula.”
April - Kathleen Osterhaus from Benzie County will be speaking on”
Inventory and Acquisition for the Dougherty House”
May is open
June 25 - Elk rapids VP and Former President will be talking about “The
Connections between Dougherty there and Dougherty here.”
July - none
August - Bob & Penny Rosi and Penny Pauley will be presenting an
“Illini Orchards Program.”
ARCHIVE COMMITTEE: There was no report as Bob Schermerhorn was
out of town.
COMMITTEE REORGANIZATION: President Steve Lewis presented the updated
organization structure of Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society
Committee. He said that Nancy Hayward would join the Log Cabin
committee and be responsible for developing the gardens at the Hessler
Log Cabin. If you wish to be involved call Nancy.
Dave Charlton, Publicity/Fund Raising is an excellent addition
with a lot of experience.
Bob Rosi is our historian, and he will accept others.
Tom Maguire is photographer.
Flo Schermerhorn needs help on Membership.
Carol Prucha asked to be on Archive Committee .
Laura Johnson asked to be on Hospitality (Meetings)
Steve said that Organization Structure would be sent out with the
Click here to see the Committee Structure.
Nancy Hayward said she was going to do refreshments in April and ask if
anyone would be willing to make their Grandmother’s cookies.
JoAnn Cole volunteered to make her Grandmother’s cookies.
ADJOURNMENT: Moved by Evelyn Johnson and seconded by Ann Dressel that
the meeting be adjourned. The motioned carried. The meeting
was adjourned at 9:35 p.m.
Warren & Barb
Bill & JoAnn Cole
Arlene & Bob
Dean & Laura Johnson
Mary Louise Johnson
Carol & Steve
Gladys & Tom Maguire
Bob & Penny Rosi
Mr & Mrs. Ron