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
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.
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.
Alicia Miller stated that the website had been renewed for 2015
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.
Michael Christopher stated that the Township Supervisors closing on the WTMA property is scheduled for March 26, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Clint Rock, recording Secretary
For Gary L. Muller