MISSION PENINSULA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
-- Thursday, November 5, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.
Time Thanks to
Patti Rudolph for the cookies!
7:00 Program -- (Introduction by Nancy Warne)
Marty Klein and Bill Cole gave a presentation on the reconstruction of the
icehouse, the restoration of the outhouse, and construction of trails all on
the grounds of the Dougherty House property. A 30-minute video by Nancy
Warne was shown , featuring the reconstruction process performed by the
dedicated volunteers from June through November of 2008.
Warne called the meeting to order after the conclusion of the program.
News: Joys & Concerns. None.
of October minutes.
JoAnn Cole made
a motion to approve the October minutes. Steve Lewis & Cal Jamieson
seconded the motion. Minutes were approved.
gave special recognition to Marty Klein and Bill Cole and special thanks to
Marty for his expertise and supervising the volunteer work crew in the
reconstruction of the Dougherty House.
Cole thanked Patti Rudolph for making the cookies every day for the workers.
Report. Warren Berthelsen, Treasurer, presented the Treasurer's
Report. There are now 70-72 members.
on Christmas Party. At the request of Donna Hornberger,
Laura Johnson reported on the Christmas Party arrangements.
Christmas Party will be held Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the American Legion
Hall in Old Mission. Doors open at 5:30 PM, dinner is at 6:30 PM.
Bring a dish to pass, and bring plates and silverware. Coffee and punch
will be served, and cups will be provided.
the program, Al and Joan Bonney will lead us in song!
Cabin. The Hessler Log cabin was closed on October 10. Bob Dean
participated in the closing and reported it went very efficiently. The
shutters made by Carl Johnson are working wonderfully. Easily installed
over the windows, it is no longer necessary to move all the items inside up
into the loft for the winter.
Paul Burns has stepped down as Log Cabin Committee Chair, a new person is
needed, at least by spring.
Jamieson noted that the lighthouse keepers open and close the log cabin on a
daily basis during the season. Also, there has been diamond dust placed
on the walkways that now extend all around the cabin.
Steve Lewis reported the next newsletter is in production and will be
issued as early as next week. Subjects covered include Dick Bassett of
Bassett Island, the tree project, barn quilt blocks, the Dougherty House, and
others. This issue will be 8 pages, and in color.
website includes all past newsletters, agendas, minutes, and a membership form.
None. [Still need a Secretary, though.]
Fund Raising. None.
Committee. The good work of the Tree Committee was covered in a
recent Record-Eagle article.
Jamieson reported the recent tree planting was a real success. Bob Dean
arranged for two Scout troops - from St. Francis and the Congregational Church
- to help plant. Forty-six trees were planted in 2-3 hours!
trees were planted as replacements this fall. Next year will have many
new plantings. Memorial trees are still available for $50.00 each.
has been granted for planting trees along the road at the new Center Road Park.
from Peter Dougherty Society. None.
from the Lighthouse. Fred Stoye reported the Mission Point Light
closed November 1 for the season. 12,000 people went through this year -
3,000 more than last year.
on the catwalk revealed additional leaks and dry rot which are being
who would like to be a winter resident at the lighthouse please contact someone
on the Park Commission.
will be improvements in displays for next year, continuation of a wedding
program, and possibly an enlarged picnic area behind the lighthouse in the
former parking lot area. The new parking lot is functioning well and
provides three times as many parking spaces. Long term plans are to make
the whole lighthouse into a museum. The gift shop opened this year for
the first time and moneys from this are used for improvements of the lighthouse
V. Old Business. None.
VI. New Business. Bill Cole reported that a while back,
there was a feature presentation on the Dougherty House done by TV
7&4. From this, Howard Duncan, grand-nephew by marriage to Anna
Dougherty Howard, youngest daughter of Peter Dougherty, contacted the PDS and donated
8 wood planes of Peter Dougherty.
When Howard Duncan
was 8 years old, he attended the Old Mission Centennial of 1939 whereby the Log
Church had been built to commemorate the event. Howard Duncan also
donated mementoes of this event - a photo of the Log Church, a photo of Anna
Dougherty Howard and Ruth Craker, a program, and an article from The Cherry
Bill Cole brought a
copy of these documents to the meeting. He recommended that the Board
undertake a discussion and if, interested, develop a plan for displaying the
artifacts in the Log Church. This plan would then be brought before the
membership for discussion and vote.
Steve Lewis borrowed the copies to scan to put on the OMPHS
newsletter/website, where after they will be returned to Bill Cole so they will be available for display in the Log
Steve Lewis recommended that the OMPHS
open a PayPal account for the website. In this way, people could pay
their dues online as well as make donations. There is only a nominal fee
and only for a transaction. The Board will take a look at this.
Bill Cole noted that the OMPHS has
been fortunate to be able to borrow a projector from Barb and Warren Berthelsen
when needed. However, the OMPHS Board should consider looking into buying
one for our own. Bill made the motion to look into buying a projector,
Laura Johnson seconded it. Motion passed.
Nancy Warne noted that the OMPHS
should look into buying a recorder for the minutes, since we are borrowing them
now. Nancy made a motion to look into buying a recorder. Bill Cole
seconded the motion. Motion passed.
VII. Adjournment. There was a consensus to
adjourn. Meeting was adjourned.
Stephen & Carol Lewis
Jerry L. Ostlund
Wm. & Gretchen Soutear
Arlene & Bob Dean
JoAnn & Bill Cole
E. Timothy Carroll
Jim & Judy Hall
Minutes by Laura Johnson