OLD MISSION PENINSULA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
April 6, 2006, 7 PM
PENINSULA TOWNSHIP TOWN HALL
13235 CENTER ROAD
I. Social Time: Grand Mother’s Cookies provided by Joann Cole, Arlene Dean, and Laura Johnson. Tree Tea by Nancy Hayward
II. Program: Kathleen Osterhaus, Curator, Benzie County Historical Museum, “Why Inventory? Inventory and Collection Management”
III. Business Meeting Call to Order and Announcements
Town Board Passing Resolution to Accept Title to Dougherty Homestead
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
Fundraising at Log Cabin Day
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OLD MISSION PENINSULA
Minutes of the meeting
The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society met at at the Peninsula Township Hall. Shirley Donovan and Lucile and Ted Bagley provided the refreshments.
THE PROGRAM: : Cal and Verla Jamieson gave a
presentation on the Mapleton Area History, and on cherry farming
equipment. Pictures were provided by: Tim Carroll, Carol and Jack
Dame, Wesley Gore, Carol Holmes, Helen Mumford, The Peninsula
Telephone Company, Penny Rosi, Terry Wells, and the Northwest Research
firm. The Jamiesons were introduced by Carol Lewis.
CALL TO ORDER: President Steve Lewis called the meeting to order at .
President Lewis gave the following announcements. :
A. He sent a letter in support of the Omena Historical Society’s Rotary grant.
B. The Society has jointed the Michigan Historical Society . The Society is receiving literature from them, and we are looking for a place to house the literature.
C. Carol and Steve Lewis attended the Park Board meeting and requested that the Society be able to do fund raising on Log Cabin Day. The Park Board gave permission for the fund-raising and the Society can now raise money on a much larger scale. The Society need a fund-raising committee.
D. The Township Board of Trustees voted to table the resolution to accept title to the Dougherty Historic Home Site. The society’s board encourages attendance at the next board meeting on March 14th and letters of support to the Record Eagle. President Lewis has written a forum letter to the Record Eagle urging the township to support the resolution to accept title to the Dougherty Home site.
Angie Jensen moved, and Bob Schermerhorn seconded that the following petition be circulated among the members present and have it presented to the Township Trustees at their next meeting:
Whereas over two hundred citizens
have raised the money necessary to purchase the Dougherty Homestead,
Whereas the fact that Peninsula Township will take title to the Homestead has been openly and repeatedly stated during the entire fund raising effort,
We the undersigned members of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical
society, strongly urge the members of the town board to vote to accept title to the Homestead at its next meeting.
The motion carried unanimously.
Discussion followed concerning what the options were concerning organizations available to receive the property.
Vice President Bob Rosi announce:
A. The Society received a letter from Ann Hooper. The Grand Traverse Historical Society is inviting the OMPHS to participate in a Night Of Nostalgia. on March 18th. We are invited to have a table to display the Dougherty Historic Home Site. Cost is $25.00 .President Lewis took a vote of the Board, who were all present. They voted unanimously to participate. The project was turned over to the Membership Chair, Flo Schermerhorn.
B. The Dougherty House Steering Committee is placing an ad in the Record Eagle thanking all of the donors for their support of the project. The Record Eagle will pay for half of the full page ad. Bob Rosi moved that the OMPHS contribute $50 to the ad thanking the donors. The motioned was seconded by Ted Bagley. The motion passed unanimously.
C .The Program Chairman, Carol Lewis is resigning as chairman. She has the programs in place through August. Bob thanked Carol for all the work she has done.
Bob announced that he is looking for a new
Program Chairperson. Call him or e-mail him at
D. Bob Schermerhorn moved, and Ann
Dressel seconded: To offer a one year free OMPHS membership to donors
to the Dougherty House that are not now members of the Society The
motion carried unanimously
THE SECRETARY REPORT: Nancy Hayward had sent the minutes of the
They were available at the meeting. The minutes were approved as presented..
TREASURER’S REPORT: Bill Cole presented the Treasurer’s Report. The Society has $3144.38. Bill has moved the money from the Log Cabin Restoration fund to the Log Cabin Account.. It now has $1503.73. Bill went on to explain that according to the 25% - 75% split between the Township and the Society, the Township has $1486.95 in the Log Cabin Account, and OMPHS has $16.78. Future contributions to the donation box will raise our share to 25%.
LOG CABIN: Laura Johnson had nothing to report..
DOUGHERTY HOUSE PROJECT: Bill Cole had
given his report under announcements.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Flo Schermerhorn reported that we had one new member during February and another person joined during the meeting.
She is writing letters to the guests who have attended OMPHS’s meetings, introducing the society and inviting them to join.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Report by Carol Lewis.
April - Kathleen Osterhaus from
May - Tim Cutler is a cooper and 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 Connection. Delete quotation mark.
June 25th - Log Cabin Day
July - none
August - Bob & Penny Rosi and Penny Pauley will be presenting an “Illini Orchards Program.”
LOG CABIN DAY: Carol Lewis reported that
she has sent 120 letters to crafts people to participate in Log Cabin
Day. She has 6 responses. Albert and Sue VanSlyke will have
a horse and carriage repair shop..
Terry Johnson and Heath Reamer will prepare sandwiches for the Participatants
ARCHIVE COMMITTEE: Bob Schermerhorn report that he and several members of the Dougherty Steering Committee met with Eastern Mich. Univ. Professor Ted Ligebel and his graduate asst. Dana Goodwin on Thursday March 2. Prof Ligibel heads the Historic Preservation Program which offers a Master of Science Degree and other studies in the fields of Preservation Planning, Historic Administration and Heritage Interpretation. The purpose of our meeting was to explore if we could work with his program to assist us and his students in the Dougherty project. More discussion will follow when we can determine projects that would meet both needs.
ADJOURNMENT: Moved by Ted Bagley and seconded by Ann Dressel that the meeting be adjourned. The motioned carried. The meeting was adjourned at
Lucile & Ted Bagley Paul and Jackie Burns
Bill and Ann Cole Gary & Marie Cornell
Carol Cutler Bob & Arlene Dean
Shirley Donovan Ann Dressel
Don and Mary
Joe and Nancy Harris Nancy Hayward
Verla & Cal Jamieson Angie Jensen
Mary Johnson Carol and Steve Lewis
Tom & Gladys Maguire Clara Moon
Carol Prucha Barbara & Jim Rowlett
Penny & Bob Rosi Flo & Bob Schermerhorn
Nikki Sobkowski Jack & Vi Solomonson
Martha (Aiken) Bartonr Krista & Jerry Becker
Marty & Rich Brauer Ruth &
Ed & Karen Conway William Fischer
Nancy Heller David & Chois Jaymes
Gary & Marie Lehto Mary Jo Lance
Mary Lyon John & Pat Metzker
Penny Paully Grace & Bob Rudd
Jane Sweet Gary Warte
Phil & Marge Weatherholt Pat Wolf