Tuesday, November 1, 2005.

The president called the meeting to order with 11 members present.

The newsreporter read her notes of the last meeting.

Several members came in late as the meeting started at 6:30 PM instead of 7:00 PM due to the time change.

The treasurerís report was given. So far, 53 members have renewed their membership for the 2005 - 2006 year.

The president reported to members who had been absent about the choices for living and commemorative historians of the year. The banquet will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the Chrisney Community Center. A member is to get quotes from the caterer on the food for the banquet. Another member is to check on the availability of the guest speaker for that date.

There was a report on the meeting at the Old Rockport Cemetery with the Boy Scout, his family, the superintendent, maintenance supervisor, and several society members to discuss the proposed Eagle Scout project. It was suggested that we, as a society, wait to see what kind of plan is proposed. It was also mentioned to the scout that he might want to contact the local high school Key Club for assistance with the cleaning of the cemetery.

A member reported that some men from Perry County were going to be doing some work on the Huffman Mill Bridge. They were going to check with Parke County, Indiana to see how they take care of their covered bridges.

A member said someone had contacted him about the First Rockport Christian Church to see if we would be interested in taking over the lease on the church. The church had closed in 1973, but they had given a 100-year lease to the local Odd Fellows Lodge and the Rebekah Lodge. The lodges are now going to disband and church would give us a lease for the building. Several society members were former members of the church. It was mentioned that the members would like to tour the building before any decision would be made. After several phone calls, it was decided to meet some of the former church members on Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 AM to tour the building.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 6:30 PM.