Attending: Rick Helwig – Chairman, Tom Paul – Vice-Chairman (not present), Bill Comisford -Secretary, Henry Shaw, Treasurer. Various members of the HQs.
Presentation: Dana Russell gave a presentation on preparing for 1st person in living history.
Chairman’s Report: Rick indicated the executive committee was working with the BWAHS and the Village to resolve the statue issues.
Vice-Chairman’s Report: No report.
Secretary’s Report: Minutes of the March meeting were passed around for review. Secretary’s report was approved and accepted.
Treasurer’s Report: Henry gave a report on the status HQ and Memorial funds. HQ - $4,289.92; Memorial Fund - $7,843.87, plus $50. Treasurer’s report was approved and accepted.
March 30 Shiloh – Bill, Rick, Terry & Val attended the re-enactment. Rick & Val visited Stones River after.
April 14 Antique Road Show (received $125) (1pm – 3pm) – Tom, Rick & Monte attended. HQ received donated items of drum shell and a cannonball.
April 14 Vendors’ Market Day (9am – 3pm) – Bill worked the table at the event, sold a t-shirt and gave out several brochures on the statue.
Upcoming Campaigns (all events need active participants):
May 5-6 Mansfield Civil War Show – Bill and others to man the table at the event. Rick setting up on Thursday.
May 11-12 Statehouse Encampment
May 18-19 Civil War School Days in Sunbury (19th – Farmers Market)
May 28 Memorial Day at Myers Inn
Autumn Lakes Encampment
June 25 – 26 Reynoldsburg Re-enactment, Rick is the artillery commander for the event.
August 12-14 Hale Farm
September Delaware Horse Parade
Ladies Aid Society: Quilt to be made for a raffle item. “Working on a Southern BBQ”
Fundraising: Bill discussed the purpose of the fundraising committee and how it would function. Bill and Liz presented a proposal brought forth from the Ladies Aid Society for a “Sweet Magnolia Barbeque and Chautauqua”. The fundraising committee was recommending the event to the HQ. The proposal was accepted with certain stipulation for attendance and volunteers.
Education: Working on the School Day program. Need volunteers for presenters. Close to 1,000 students already committed. Next meeting set for April 30th.
Living History: Meeting held on April 4th. Group is working on impressions for the Statehouse Encampment and the Reynoldsburg Re-enactment. Next meetings set for May 14th.
Rosecrans’ Memorial: Bill indicated the 100th brick had been sold to Bob Davis (Gov Dennison Sons of Union Veterans). No other report.
Business: The following new business items were discussed:
Army of the Ohio – Rick was in discussion with Bob Minton of The Army of the Ohio. Rick is not getting a warm welcome from the group. Will try to follow-up at the Civil War Show in Mansfield.
Future Demos and Public Presentations: The following is the schedule of upcoming Living History Presentations (need topics and presenters):
· May Payton Seats, Telegraph during the Civil War
· June Rick Helwig, Civil War Artillery
· July Steve Cook, Civil War Journalists (Part 1)
· August Steve Cook, Civil War Journalists (Part 2)
· September Kate Cook, Underground Railroad
· October Valarie Hamill, Pauleen Cushman, Civil War Spy
Next meeting was set for Thursday, May 31, 2012. Bring a friend!
Meeting was adjourned.
W. D. Comisford
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