January 2015 Meeting Minutes

Present: Alicia Miller, Gary Muller, Ken Brown, John Gorman, Steve Patterson, and Lee Royer
Staff: John Miller, Michael Christopher, and Clint Rock
Alicia Miller called the meeting to order at 6:36 pm

Meeting Minutes
 The Minutes of the previous meeting were approved on a John Gorman/Ken Brown motion. Vote was unanimous.

Treasurers Report/Annual Report
 No Treasurers report was presented. However, Alicia Miller briefly discussed remaining expenses.
 It was decided that the timeline for the interior of the museum would be dropped in favor of contributing $6,000 toward the purchase of a replica cannon on a Ken Brown/Steve Patterson motion. Vote was unanimous.

Membership
 It was agreed that membership fees would remain the same on a Lee Royer/John Gorman motion. Vote was unanimous.
 Alicia Miller stated that the Civil War Roundtable mailing list will also be used for mailings.
 John Gorman and Ken Brown will be handling mailings and membership spreadsheet for the remainder of 2015
 Alicia Miller reminded current board members that their membership dues will also need to be paid before the annual meeting.

Public Relations
 Alicia Miller stated that the website had been renewed for 2015

Events
 Alicia Miller discussed the tree lighting event at the Blue Ridge Summit library and museum by candlelight, stating that it had a large turnout and was very successful.
 She also noted the upcoming South Mountain Partnership “Power of Partnership” event on January 30th
 She outlined other upcoming events, including a night at the museum fundraiser on March 28, the museum opening on April 11, the Ken Masterson Brown even on April 17, and the Brubaker Memorial event on April 18.

WTMA Property
 Michael Christopher stated that the Township Supervisors closing on the WTMA property is scheduled for March 26, 2015.
Staffing
 John Miller discussed staffing the museum, stating that he would be conducting open interviews for volunteers on Friday, January 16 and will be conducting docent training on March 7. Alicia Miller asked all board members to attend.
 John Miller also noted that he will be conducting a historic weapons safety workshop, that afternoon.

Annual Meeting
 Alicia Miller reminded board members that the annual meeting will be held on March 19th.
 Board members due for reappointment are: Alicia Miller, Charlie Strasbaugh, and Lee Royer. Lee Royer and Alicia Miller accepted the reappointment nomination. Alicia Miller stated that she would discuss the reappointment with Charlie Strasbaugh.
 Officer nominations were discussed. Gary Muller stated that he would accept a nomination to be reappointed at the Secretary, as did Alicia Miller for chairperson. Nominations for vice chair and treasurer would need to be discussed with current vice chair, Terry Eisenhauer, and current treasurer, Charlie Strasbaugh.

New Business
 Alicia Miller asked if the board would like to advertise with the high school band. It was decided not to advertise on a Lee Royer/Steve Patterson motion. Vote was unanimous.
 Ken Brown inquired about an “open” flag or sign. Lee Royer stated that that would be included in a flag purchase, once a flag pole has been installed.
 Ken Brown asked if the board would permit board member Joe Mackley and former board member, Darwin Seiler, to metal detect on the WTMA property, once purchased. It was agreed to allow this, under the understanding that any artifacts found would be placed in the interpretive center.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:06 pm on a John Gorman/Ken Brown motion. Vote was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,
Clint Rock, recording Secretary
For Gary L. Muller

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Our volunteers are dedicated individuals and key players to the success and preservation of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum. Our staff are trained each spring in preparation for the April-November season. Why should you consider volunteering? Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the mission statement and goals of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, and help promote and protect and preserve this great historical and cultural resource.

The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum is looking for a few good interns and non-paid volunteers to help operate the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park’s museum. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email John A. Miller at jamiller@montereypassbattlefield.org.

We have several non-paid Visitor Services positions available. Position requires working with the public, opening and closing the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum, cleaning the museum and restrooms, grounds maintenance, record daily visitor statistics, and provide assistance to visitors at the park information table. Knowledge of the battle and artifact exhibits is helpful, and will be covered in seasonal training. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Download the following Volunteer Form.

Non-paid Interpreter positions: Provide historical interpretive tours, talks, and education programming. Good research, communication and public speaking skills are required. Volunteers in this position must attend a historic weapons training and become familiar with our living history standards. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Download the following Volunteer Form.

To ensure public safety of the museum’s visitors, staff and volunteers, the museum reserves the right to request a background check (at the museum’s expense) prior to applicants being accepted.

The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum reserves the right to decline any application based upon the museum’s current needs and resources.