Tuesday, April 3, 2007.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with 16 members present.

The meeting was turned over to a representative from the Spencer County Public Library. She is on the board of Think Lincoln. The group is working on a project "How Far Would You Walk for a Book?". The kickoff for the Lincoln celebration will be at the Lincoln National Boyhood Memorial at Lincoln City, Indiana on Mother's Day on May 11, 2008. The group plans, with the help of Lincoln Pioneer Village, to have a walking tour of Rockport for the Boy Scouts, who will be camping at Lincoln City during this weekend, pointing out historical sites that pertain to Abraham Lincoln.

The tours would start at the Lincoln Pioneer Village, visit historical sites in the city, stop at the library for a restroom break, walk back to the village, and end the tour with a provided lunch. Also, at the end of the tour, the scouts would be furnished, free of charge, an age appropriate book about Lincoln.

The committee was wondering if the Historical Society would want to help.

The representative said that the committee was going to sell T-shirts to help with the cost of the celebration. She also said the the library has many activities that they are planning to do during the celebration centered around the theme of Lincoln.

The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting.

The treasurer's report was given.

There was a discussion on the upcoming Historian of the Year banquet. The date has been set for June 9, 2007 at the Chrisney Youth and Community Center and the building has been reserved. The caterer we had hoped to use was unavailable. A motion was made and seconded to give the president permission to have tickets printed for the banquet and let him hire a caterer for the banquet from the names that were mentioned. The honorees are to be notified.

The president mentioned several tours and publications that are available. He also mentioned that the State of Indiana is doing a survey of historical bridges in Spencer County.

There was more discussion on the walking tour for the scouts. There was major concern about how the scouts would be transported from one end of the city to the village, as this would be a considerable distance.

It was brought up about changing the by-laws to have the meetings less often. Now they are held every month. It was also mentioned that the newsletter did not need to be eight pages.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 7:00 PM in the Genealogy Room.