Old Mission Peninsula
November 1, 2007 – 7:00 pm
Peninsula Township Town Hall
I. Social Time: Arlene & Bob Dean
II. Program: Stef Staley, Executive Director of
the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, will present “Days Gone By” – Grand
Traverse Lighthouse, as well as a brief summary and educational program
of the Grand Traverse area lights.
III. Business 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
P.O. Box 115
Old Mission, MI 49673
Please indicate “Old Mission Membership Form” and your return address.
2. Joys and
concerns among members.
IV. Monthly Reports:
Minutes – Anita Klein
1. Motion to
Report – Warren Berthelsen
1. Motion to
C. Any Committee
Reports to be given.
V. Old Business:
2. Bring a dish to pass.
3. No place settings required – will be furnished.
4. Two meats will be provided – sliced turkey (Jerry
Ostlund) and sliced ham ( Shirley Donovan).
5. Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Doors open at
5:30 pm. Program will start at 7:00 pm.
6. Business meeting to follow with approval of
November Minutes and Treasurer’s Report.
7. Christmas sing along with lead singer, Al Bonney,
by Joan Bonney at the piano.
Update: Duties and responsibilities for the Hessler Log
Cabin will be completed this month.>
Laura Johnson and Fred Stoye will update us on any Lighthouse changes.
VI. New Business:
A. New Book for
the OMPHS will come out in Summer 2008 and to be supported by the
“Walter Johnson Memorial Fund”. Carol Lewis
make her presentation with our Treasurer, Warren Berthelsen.
Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society
October 4, 2007 - 7:00 pm
Peninsula, Township Town Hall
October 07 Minutes
I. Social Time
II. Program: Our scheduled music program with
Al Bonney was canceled due to illness. It has been rescheduled
for our February meeting.
III. Business Meeting:
A. Meeting was called to order at 7:17 p.m.
1. Jacky Burns announced
the lineup of our upcoming programs.
a. November -
Stef Staley, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse will
present "Days Gone By" an
membership forms are available at our meetings or by contacting
Chairman Ann Marie Grenadier directly.
educational program on the lighthouse.
b. December - Sheryl Hayward, Executive Director of
the City Opera House will present a program on the current
happenings and history of the City Opera
c. January - Old plat maps and the history of the
Kroupa Family will be presented.
d. February - Music program with Al Bonney.
e. March - Program on surreys with Don Sharpton.
f. April, May and June are still in the works.
3. Joys or concerns:
a. Lucile Bagley was celebrating her Birthday
(everyone sang Happy Birthday).
b. Nancy Warne reported that the Public Library is
currently showing a display on the Dougherty House. The
was put together by Nancy and her husband
David. Everyone should stop in and have a look!
4. Community news:
a. Cal Jamieson will be planting trees on Saturday at
9:00 am. All volunteers should meet at the Catholic
III. Monthly Reports:
A. September Minutes - Barb
Berthelsen/Anita Klein. The minutes of the September
meeting were approved as written and accepted.
B. Treasurer's Report - Warren
Berthelsen. Warren distributed the August report and
answered questions. Report was approved and accepted.
IV. Old Business:
A. Update: "Scenic Highway" - Penny Rosi
was absent so no report.
B. Update: Lighthouse/ Park
- Fred Stoye reported in Laura Johnson's absence. We eventually
want to open the Lighthouse to the public
year around. We think it will take about
$85,000 to get it started and we may start with it only being opened on
certain days. We hope to
have a couple of rooms for displays and a gift
shop. We are also looking into a program where people pay to live
in the lighthouse. This would help with costs and security.
C. Update: Duties and
Responsibilities for the "Hessler Log Cabin" – Paul Burns
reported that a rough draft has been completed and will be
typed, after it is reviewed it will be sent to theTownship.
D. Update: Development of a
new newsletter to be attached to the minutes each month - Warren
Berthelsen. Warren reports
that no one
volunteered to help with this project so it is on hold for now.
V. Committee Reports
A. Archives, Ann Swaney: Ann
reports that once a month the state archives of the state of Michigan
sends out a image on their web site and this month it was apple
pickers on Old Mission.
B. Dougherty Home Site, Bob
Dean: Bob reminds everyone that they should have received
an update in the Township Newsletter.
Marty Klein reports that an old
Ice House from the Dougherty Site era has been donated to the
Dougherty Society. The building is 14' x 18' and should fit
on the existing ice house foundation at the Dougherty site. Plans
are in the works to dismantle the building and move it to the
site within the next week.
C. Historian, Bob Rosi: No report.
D. Log Cabin, Patti
Rudolph: Closing of the log cabin is October 13th at 1:00
pm. Everyone who volunteered should meet at the cabin. A
work day is set for Sunday, October 14th at 1:00 pm.
We have a lot to accomplish that day so be sure to come.
Carl Johnson: Carl reports that the shutters will consist of
three rough sawn boards with a cross board at the
top and bottom. They will sit on
the sill and be secured with
fasteners. They should be ready
E. Log Cabin grounds, Barb Berthelsen:
F. Membership, Ann Marie Grenadier: No
G. Photographer, Tom Maguire: On
vacation, no report.
H. Tree Committee, Rebecca
Nothstine: $550 has been donated to the tree fund by the
following people; Patricia Sharpneck $200, Nancy
Bryant $100, Theresa Nesvacil $50, Gloria McClay $50, Phylis Montague
$50, and Ann Smith $100. Rebecca also reports that she is working
with Bob Dean to produce a map with the GPS coordinates for every
tree. This will include the type of tree, when it was planted, ho
it was given by and if it is a memorial tree. Cal and his helpers
will be planting 25 trees on Saturday.
VI. New Business:
A. Carol Lewis will make a
presentation on her new book about the history of Old Mission at
the November meeting
B. A potluck dinner is being
planned for the December meeting.
Everyone should bring a dish to pass and
we will only have a short meeting. Al Bonney will conduct a
Christmas sing along
and Santa may pay a visit
C. Fred Stoye reports that the
Park Board would like us to consider oving one of the donation
boxes located at the Log Cabin to the Log Church. It was
decided to get back to them in November.
D. Bob Schermerhorn made a motion
to please have all speakers move to the front and use the
microphone. The motion was seconded
by Anita Klein and
VII. Adjournment 8:00 pm.
Anita & Marty Klein
Lee & Donna Hornberger
Flo & Bob Schermerhorn Jacki & Paul
Tom & Gladys Maguire Warren
& Barb Berthelsen
Bob & Arlene
Bill & JoAnn cole
Lucile & Ted Bagley
Leo & Rebecca Nothstine Char