Rosecrans’ Headquarters
Minutes of Meeting Held
Thursday,  February 23, 2012

Attending:  Rick Helwig – Chairman, Tom Paul – Vice-Chairman, Bill Comisford -Secretary, Henry Shaw, Treasurer. Various members of the HQs at Myers Inn Meeting Room. 

Presentation:  Rick gave a presentation on primary research sources for Civil War. 

Chairman’s Report:  Rick discussed new format for meetings to help stream-line and keep the length of the meetings to around an hour to hour and a half. 

Vice-Chairman’s Report:  No report. 

Secretary’s Report:  Minutes are on the website for review.  Secretary’s report was approved and accepted. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Henry Shaw gave a report on the status HQ and Memorial funds. Treasurer’s report was approved and accepted. 

Upcoming Campaigns (all events need active participants):

April 14 - Antique Road Show (receiving $349) (1pm – 3pm)

April 14 - Vendors’ Market Day (9am – 3pm)

May 5-6 – Mansfield Civil War Show

May 11-12 – Statehouse Encampment

May 18-19 – Civil War School Days in Sunbury (19th – Farmers Market)

September – Delaware Horse Parade 

Committee Reports

Ladies Aid Society:  Quilt to be made for a raffle item. 

Fundraising:  No report at this time.  Meeting TBD. 

Education:  Working on the School Day program. 

Living History:  Dana volunteered to be the chairman, meetings to be set up. 

Rosecrans’ Memorial:  Discussed the activities to date.

Business:  The following new business items were discussed: 

Affiliation with The Army of the Ohio:  Bill indicated that he had several discussions with The Army of the Ohio commander, Bob Minton.  There is concern as to how we would fit.  He suggested getting together with several of us at upcoming events:  Shiloh Re-enactment; Mansfield Civil War Show; and Scio Spring Drill.  Bill and Rick to follow-up with Bob at Shiloh 

Calendar of Events:  Rick discussed the potential events for 2012.  Members to complete the listing as to which events they are interested in, with a decision to be made at the March meeting on which events to attend. 

Future Demos and Public Presentations:  The following is the schedule of upcoming Living History Presentations (need topics and presenters): 

·         March                          Steve Cook, Journalism during the Civil War

·         April                            Dana, Living History 1st Person

·         May                             Payton Seats, Telegraph during the Civil War

·         June                             Rick Helwig, Civil War Artillery

Next meeting was set for Thursday, March 22, 2012.  Bring a friend! 

Meeting was adjourned. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

                                                                        W. D. Comisford
Secretary, Rosecrans’ Headquarters

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