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Monthly Minutes for Thursday, April 5, 2012 ~ Life Bridge Church, Howard

Call to order:  President Nancy O'Kelley called the meeting to order at 5:50pm

Roll call:
President              Nancy O'Kelley     > present
Vice President      Barb Styczynski   > present
Secretary              Tim Rasmussen   > present
Treasurer              Jan Wilkey          > excused
Director                 Geri Corbeille      > present
Director                 Nancy Krause      > excused
Director                 David Lane          > excused
Director                 Joy Schabow       > present
Director                 Jerry Steffen        > excused

Minutes:  
J Schabow made a motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting as sent out, seconded by B Styczynski.  Motion carried.

Treasurers Report: 
J Wilkey sent in a report showing that we presently have $11,832.57 in our treasury with no outstanding bills.

New Business: 
Membership Letter: N O'Kelley prepared the annual letter to the membership and it will be mailed in the next couple weeks. This letter goes to present, past and potential members.

Old Business: 
Committee Reports
History:
The committee is meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00am until Noon.  They finished volume 2 of the obituaries and are working on volume 3.
Fundraising:
~The used book sale is collecting books at Thornberry Cottage, Kimps Hardware, and the Suamico Village Hall.  We presently have 100 boxes of books donated.
~The 2012 calendars are being reduced to $5.00 each. We presently have 32 calendars left. 
~N O'Kelley reported that we sold one or more copies of each of our books in March.
~Aluminum Can Collection: the Society is collecting cans in bin #1 behind the Howard Village Hall this month. Remember to drop off your cans to support the Society.
~Rummage sale: J Schabow reported that we will participate in the Suamico Village Wide Rummage Sale on May 4.  We are collecting items for the sale on Wednesday, April 11 and Saturday, April 14 from Noon to 3:00pm at the Robert Vickery Homestead, 12787 Velp Avenue in Suamico.  G Corbeille will work on food to serve at the sale.
~Brat Sale: N O'Kelley reported that we will be hosting a brat sale at Olsen's Piggly Wiggly on July 14.  More information will be available as the date gets closer.
Marketing & Programs: T Rasmussen reported that the next H-S Memories show will be held in Suamico at Idlewild Park at 6:30pm on April 18, May 23, August 15 and September 19. We will also hold one show on Saturday, June 23 at the Suamico Fireman's picnic.
Website: N O'Kelley reported that the website is being updated with new photos and information. JoAnne Bickel-Custer has agreed to help work on the website.
Parades:  no report
Newsletter: Joy Schabow has recruited help from JoAnne Bickel-Custer to assist with the newsletter.
HSHS Office:  T Rasmussen reported that the office will be open to the public on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.  The times for opening will be 10:00am until noon. Jay Pamperin has been hired by the village to look at the roof and to try to fix the two leaks that we have.
Vickery Property:  T Rasmussen reported that we are working with Lloyd Carpenter from Bay Architects LLC and he sent us the preliminary plans for the barn.  The committee met on April 2 to discuss the plans and some changes have been sent to Lloyd for his updating.
We moved the books  from garage into the house and most have been sorted. The large garage was cleaned out so the rummage sale will have a lot of room.
Acquisitions:  B Styczynski reported that they have catalogued some items.
Annual Meeting & Banquet: the annual meeting will be held at Townline Sport and Banquet Hall on June 7 and the cost for the meal will be $15.00 per person.  The Banquet will start with a cocktail hour at 5:00pm, followed by a meal of tenderloin tips and chicken at 6:00pm. The election of officers, a bucket raffle and entertainment will follow. The deadline for reserving your spot at the banquet is May 25.
HSHS Clothing: no report

Other Business:
Scholarship Committee:
L Olejniczak reported that three applications have been submitted for the scholarship and the committee will meet next week to decide who will receive the scholarship.
Printer repairs: T Rasmussen reported that the printer keeps getting an error code and we need to resolve this by purchasing a new belt for around $220.00. G Corbeille made a motion to go ahead and purchase the necessary parts, seconded by J Schabow. Motion carried.
State Grant:  N O'Kelley and B Styczynski will be applying for a State grant for archival supplies.
A motion to adjourn was made by T Rasmussen, seconded by J Schabow.  Motion carried at 6:35 pm.

Respectfully submitted: 
T Rasmussen
Secretary

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