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Wilmington Historical Society
Minutes –Wednesday, April 18, 2007
E.M. Cooper Memorial Library
7:00 p.m.

Attendance

Merri Peck
Doug Wolfe
Guy Stephenson
Gene Loughran
Daryl Austen
Pete Yuro
Randy Preston

1. Open discussion & information sharing: “History of the Wilmington Fire Department” Did you know…?

Secretary’s Report
Steve made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Guy. All in favor. Treasurer’s report
IRS Form 990 mailed – THANK YOU Bob Cressey! That was a LOT of work!
As of 4/7/07 Our Bank balance is $5817.82

Communications

Standing Committee Reports
Merri and Karen will sometime before the annual meeting in June to create forms for archives use, internet policy, ethics policy, and disaster policy.

Publications and Programs Committee
To begin in June, our new meeting date will be the 1st Wed. of the month at the Community Center - except for July 9 due to the 4th of July

Our Meeting dates and “Open Discussion” topics will be as follows:

Our Special Program Dates and Events are as follows:
Look for details on future flyers, local newspapers or on our website at www.wilmingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Membership ---103 paying members in 2007 so far.
A suggestion was made to possible entice younger members by providing a scholarship? And/or having them do some local research using our records and other sources. We should contact local teachers and schools.

Old Business-
Wilmington cannon: We have experts that have a great interest in our canon and gun and hope to visit our area this Spring or Summer. We are looking forward to getting all of our Military history in one place for experts to review and display!

Patrick McIntyre is doing a great job in keeping our website up and running!

New Business -

The Proposed changes in by-laws were read, reviewed, and accepted by the Board of Trustees: (current in black underlined italics) (Proposed in red underlined italics) were read and accepted. Guy made a motion to accept, seconded by Doug, all in favor. THESE WILL BE VOTED ON BY THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AT THE MAY 16 MEETING.

1)

ARTICLE II
Schedule and Quorum for Meetings
Section 1. Regular meetings of the society and board of trustees shall be held on the third Wednesday of each month.

first Wednesday of each month.
(Reason: we are changing meeting place to the Community Center and need to change the day in order to accommodate all others who use the space.)

2)

ARTICLE III
Duties of the Officers and Trustees
Section 4. The treasurer shall be responsible for the safekeeping of society funds, for maintaining adequate financial records, and for depositing all monies with a reliable banking company in the name of the society. Monies shall be paid out by numbered checks signed by any two of the four officers. The treasurer will collect dues, and shall render an annual report based on the calendar year.

signed by any one of the four officers
(Reason: having 2 officers sign for each check is impractical and cumbersome.)

ARTICLE VI
Amendment to the Bylaws
Section 1. These bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting by a two-thirds vote of those voting, provided notice was given at the previous meeting. Or they may be amended at a special meeting called for that purpose, with previous notice and a two-thirds vote. All proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing.

Guy made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Pete. All in favor!

Respectfully submitted –

Merri C Peck, Vice President

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