Present: Alicia Miller, Charlie Strausbaugh, Steve Patterson, Ken Brown, Elaine Gladhill, Lee Royer, John Gorman, Joe Mackley, Terry Eisenhauer, Darwin Seiler
Staff: John Miller
Alicia Miller called the meeting to order at 6:32pm
Minutes of the April 16 meeting were approved, as presented, on a Joe Mackley/Lee Royer motion. Vote was unanimous.
Amended bylaws were approved on an Elaine Gladhill/Lee Royer motion. Vote was unanimous.
$185.39 in checking and $12,237.49 in money market. Treasurer’s report was accepted, as presented, on a Ken Brown/John Gorman motion. Vote was unanimous.
Brubaker Dedication Follow up – John Gorman provided feedback on the event. Alicia read email from Brubaker relative, commending us on the ceremony.
Night at the Museum Fundraiser – Alicia needs to complete the rest of the registration.
Mason Dixon AT Outdoor Festival, June 20 at Red Run – Darwin will attend on behalf of FMPB. Darwin also announced that they are waiving the registration fee for us.
Is officially part of the Monterey Pass Battlefield property, owned by Washington Township.
Park boundaries need to somehow be established.
Alicia mentioned that the trails have already been established, will be using existing trails. Elaine suggested a walk of property. Alicia will let board know what date/time this will happen.
Interpretive markers will need to be installed. John Miller has an estimate of $5,000 – $8,000 for markers and installation. Charlie suggested approaching businesses to sponsor a sign at a fee of $500/sign.
Alicia reviewed visitor stats, as maintained by John Miller. For March/April, there were 678 visitors at museum or attending events.
Television has been donated by Pat O’Connor and will be installed.
Franklin County Visitors Bureau will print the brochures that we create at no charge. Alicia and John are working on creating and editing them.
Outside tour groups were discussed. Alicia cited the resolution, as put into effect by Washington Township when the property was originally purchased, that states that no outside entity can sell/make profit, while on property. Alicia also reviewed past issues with other tour groups not knowing property boundaries, and then going onto private land.
Staff shirts were discussed. The docents will receive their first one at no charge, and then will pay for any extra they may want. A sign up sheet was passed around for the Board, if they want to order more. Darwin will check with Olympian to see if they can order the shirts.
Alicia reviewed the process of selling items at the museum. Alicia and John installed a brochure/book rack on the wall. This is where books for sale will be placed, with a label indicating the price of each. The price already includes tax, so the docent will not need to calculate tax on each sale.