Minutes of Meeting Held
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Attending: Rick Helwig – Chairman, Tom Paul – Vice Chairman, Bill Comisford -Treasurer, Polly Horn, Robert Souder, Suzanne Allen, John and Kathy Beckley, Greg Williams, Dick Logan, Renee McCroskey, Linda Paul, and Joe Heiberger
Secretary’s Report: Bill presented the minutes from the meeting of March 26, 2009. Minutes were approved and accepted.
Treasurer’s Report: Polly indicated the bank account has been set up.
Activities: The following activities were discussed:
Artillery School – April 18th: Cancelled.
School Days in Sunbury – May 15-16: Slow response to letters sent out to schools. The plan is to again have 10 to 12 stations similar to those presented at the Sunbury Re-enactment in May, 2008. Planning for a similar program to the public on Saturday, May 16th. Polly will handle press releases to the various newspapers. A potluck dinner for Friday night.
Mansfield Artillery Show – May 2-3: John and Tom to set up the Headquarters. Tom, Bill, John and Kathy, Rick and Polly plan to attend.
Ladies Aid Society: Polly discussed the progress on getting a group of women together to form a “Ladies Aid Society”. Polly will be trying to get someone to chair this group and get things organized. Planning to have something ready for the “School Days” program.
Other Up-Coming Activites:
· May 25: Memorial Day, Rosecrans’ Headquarters, Myers Inn
Unit Impression: Rick again discussed the need for everyone to come up with their own individual impression (whether it be a soldier or a civilian). Impression can be a specific individual (i.e. General William S. Rosecrans), a branch of the service (i.e. artillery, cavalry, etc) or other (camp follower, sutler, officer’s wife, etc).
Unit Flag: Bill will follow-up getting an estimate for the headquarters’ flag.
Rosecrans Memorial: Tom report on the progress of a memorial to General William S. Rosecrans. Tom has discussed the project with a foundry in Minnesota. Possibility of having a model made.
Demos and Public Presentations: As
discussed at the February meeting, the idea of members of the
Headquarters providing a public presentation or demo on a subject of
the Civil War as a part of our monthly meeting was overwhelming
agreed to. Several ideas brought up by Rick and Bill were
discussed. The following schedule was agreed to:
Other: Joe discussed a proposal by Krogers to pay the BWAHS $150 to set up sometime during the Farmer’s Market on the Square. Discussed the possibility of October 3rd.
Souders Elementary School has requested a presentation at the school to the 4th and 5th graders (2 – 45 minute sessions) for June 2nd. They are willing to pay $75. Tom and Rob to try to put something together.
Polly will update the website, add to the BWAHS newsletter, and do an announcement for the newspapers.
A future meeting was set for Thursday, May 28th. Bring a friend!
Meeting was adjourned.
W. D. Comisford
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