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Wednesday, October 2nd,, 2019
Wilmington Community Center---- 6:30pm

1. Attendance/introductions

2. OPEN DISCUSSION “Wilmington by the Decades (1)--- 1860-69”

3. Secretary’s Report

4. Treasurer’s report --- decide amount go into Keegan Building Construction Fund Money Market acct. from 2019 fundraising

5. Communications--- emails, thank-you notes, letters, announcements

6. Acquisitions & research

7. Standing Committees---
a) Library, Museum, Historic Sites Committee---
--- WHS open for researchers ***third Tues. of each month*** at Wilmington Community Center, 10 am – 1pm, NEXT RESEARCH DAY, Tuesday, Ocober 15th ( who?)
b) Programs Committee ---
---Programs, Open discussion and research days updates, grant applications--- Festival of Colors status/results—Sat. Sept. 14th—Theme for WHS- “Hiking the Adirondacks: Searching for the View”
c) Membership & Nominations Committee ----
- Reminder membership letters sent out—Nancy Cressey

8. Special Committee Reports
--- Building Committee (Karen/Guy) ---
--- Cemetery Committee (Guy/Karen)

9. Report from Board of Trustees/any concerns for the Board of Trustees ---

10. Old Business---
--- Fundraising committee--- (Linda Joss-Dyke)
--- Whiskey Run & Heritage Festival – any report updates?
--- Wine tasting- Cadence Lodge/ Robards?
--- stickers, books, Festival of Colors—Linda & Jess
--- Website (changes- Patrick & Donna, Karen)—need to update PayPal for purchases, www run, etc.
--- Grants ---- received to date: Humanities NY (total $3200), received Essex County Arts Council (total $360), Ironman Foundation Community Grant ($500 toward our building fund). Steve Peters of Elevate 518 wrote Ironman Foundation Grant, Ironman Volunteerism grant ($450) for programs, preservation and displays.
---- New grant for possible professional assistance for Whiskey Run & Festival may applied for through Steve Peters of Elevate 518.
--- WHS--- Ironman Volunteerism grant status—from the Half Ironman 70.3 held on September 8th --- Other

11. New Business----
--- Essex Count Arts Council luncheon—who can attend to represent WHS? Merri?
--- 2019 Annual Report status
--- January meeting date? (1st Wednesday is Jan. 1st---change to????)
--- Annual appeal letter- committee to write letter, order envelopes, etc. to go out in November (Note: Giving Tuesday--- December 3rd)
---- Update WHS Mission statement--- further ideas?
--- re-visit discussion about “round-up donations” in the Wilmington Community
---- Other

11. Set agenda & discussion topic for next meeting

12. Meeting adjourned---

Future meetings for your calendar: November 6, NO DECEMBER meeting NO DECEMBER meeting



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