December 6, 2011


The Spencer County Historical Society met on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in the Rockport Library Genealogy Room.


The meeting was called to order by the president at 6:45 PM with five members present.


The minutes from the last meeting were read and approved. 


The treasurer’s report was given. 


A note was read from Eric Derringe who had microfilmed the 1950 issue of The Rockport Journal.  He had also returned the check which the Society had sent him as a “Thank You”.


The secretary mentioned that she had contacted the Indiana State Library about getting microfilm copies of The Spencer County Leader and The Rockport Journal-Democrat to update the files.  Issues of The Spencer County Leader from 1999-2006 are available on 13 reels and can be purchased for $520.00.  They had sent The Spencer County Leader, 2007-2010, and The Rockport Journal-Democrat, 2006-2010, to be microfilmed.  After some discussion, the item was tabled until the Society learns from the State Library what the total cost of the copying will be.


The treasurer said that the insurance policy on the contents of the Genealogy Room was soon due.  A motion was made and seconded to pay the insurance.  The motion carried.  There still is a need to get a hard copy of the contents of the room for insurance purposes.


The treasurer reported that Old National Bank would be sending the Society new checks after the Rockport Integra is formally closed on December 9, 2011.


The next item was the “Historian of the Year” for 2012.  The Spencer County Community Center in Chrisney, Indiana has been reserved for April 14, 2012 for the Society’s annual banquet. 


A motion was made and seconded on the selection of the Historian of the Year and the Commemorative Historian.  They will be announced at a later date.


The selection of the speaker was tabled until the next meeting. 


The banquet will be at 6:00 PM.  The secretary will check with The Rockport Inn about catering the meal.


A member will order the Historian of the Year plaque and nameplate for the plaque in the Genealogy Room.


A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.


There will be no meeting in January 2012.  The next meeting will be February 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the Genealogy Room.