Tuesday, March 7, 2006.
The president called the meeting to order with 10 members present.
The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting.
The treasurer’s report was given. 69 members have renewed their membership for the 2005 - 2006 year. There was a membership renewal form received from Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. A motion was made and seconded that we renew our membership. It will be from 4-1-2006 to 3-31-2007.
A letter had been received stating that David Ranger had been reappointed as the Spencer County Historian.
Another letter was read from a member who told about a fund raiser while he
was living in
The member also showed us his “Early Settler Certificate” that showed he was a direct descendant of a settler in Clinton County, Michigan ca 1852 that had been issued to him February 10, 2006.
A member gave a report of the meeting of the “Friends of Huffman Mill
Bridge” on February 16, 2006 at DJ’s Restaurant in
Someone is going to write a grant for the “Friends of Huffman Mill Bridge”. The member had suggested that they make a
brochure telling about the
Two members had contacted Russ Stilwell and he will attend the Historian of the Year banquet and talk about Charles Lieb who is being honored as the Commemorative Historian.
The two members had also attended the Commissioners’ meeting to ask permission to hang a framed picture of Charles Lieb in the Courthouse rotunda. Permission was granted. The picture is going to be framed and will be ready for the banquet in April.
A member mentioned that the Coast Guard had one more paper to be processed
to allow paddlewheel boats to dock at
A member stated that they were going to open the refurbished “Candy Castle” south of Santa Claus next month. The Santa Claus Museum that is located next to the Santa Claus Post Office is also slated to open soon.
A member asked about the work at the cemetery being done as an Eagle Scout project. No one had any information about what has been done.
The president had the tickets for the Historian of the Year banquet to be
held at the
A motion was made and seconded to purchase the book “Images of America, Jasper and Huntingburg”. Motion carried.
A motion was made and seconded to purchase the book “Military Review of Dubois County, Indiana – Vol. II”. Motion carried.
Several members mentioned the Christmas ornaments that were sold during “Christmas
in Ferdinand”. They have a different
ornament each year and they are collectors’ items. Some discussion followed about what we could
do to honor various locations in
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 6:30 PM.