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Minutes of Meeting
7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 19, 2004
E.M. Cooper Library

Attendees:
Karen Peters
Guy Stephenson, Jr.
Doug Wolfe

Since there was no quorum, this was an unofficial meeting. Informal discussion of agenda, but no actions taken.

Review of minutes-typo error in balance.$33,364.72 should read $3,333.27. Correction will be made at next meeting to correct minutes.

Communications --- Northern New York Underground Railroad meeting May 24, 2004 in Plattsbvurgh. Re: Keeseville Baptist Church Project. Report given to Wilmington from NNY UGRR from John Papsin regarding Hickock House possible connection to Thayer and known underground Railroad conductor, Wendell Lansing.

--- AASLH & Upstate Newsletters received.

Finances- 4/21 $3364.27.
Purchases--- stamps, film, Past Perfect5 Software.
Balance 5/19 --- $2,266.61 ( Karen summary)

Standing Committee Reports ---
Publicity/ Programming ---
Wednesday, June 2 --- 7:00 p.m. at the Wilmington Town Hall, "VIRTUAL HISTORY WALKING TOUR OF WILMINGTON"--- slide show presentation by Karen Peters, showing the "now" and "then" photos of historical buildings in Wilmington. Followed by the Annual Meeting and election of officers.

Wednesday, July 21 --- 7:00 p.m. at the E.M. Cooper Library, "Hunting Bees and Bear Trapping" program presented by Guy Stephenson.

Wednesday, August 18 --- 7:00 p.m. at the E.M. Cooper Library, "My Olympic Experiences" program presented by Wilmington Town Supervisor and Olympic bronze medal winner, Jeanne Ashworth.

Special Committee Reports -
Whiteface Visitor's Bureau -- will ask for our website listing/link with them

Board of Trustees Report --- no action.

Nominations ---
Incumbents re-nominated. Nominations still being accepted.
President --- Karen Peters
Vice- President --- Merri Peck
Secretary --- Nancy Cresey
Trustee ( 3 year seat) -- Steve Connor

Old Business---
Gun Storage/ Trailer Office -- Ready to transport, select site w/ power/ security
--- Deed of Gift/ Loan duration until permanent housing secured.
--- Discuss location w/ Town Supervisor.

Wilmington Guns --- summary by Steve Connor
--- ownership is Wilmington's.
--- Wooden repairs examined by area craftsman for recommendations. Need to research any paperwork (G.A.R., etc.) for information on items.

Display cabinets from North Elba- Lake Placid Historical Society ---
---available, currently we have no storage for them. Doug will follow up

Past Perfect Software ---
--- 2 day training using Past Perfect may be available through Northern New York Library System in September of October.

Website ---
---established as www.wilmingtonhistoricalsociety.org ISP is Primelink (donated 50 mb storage. Domain name is $30.00 for 2 years. --- Patrick McIntyre, Librarian for North Country Community College, resident of Wilmington, Wilmington Historical Society member is our webmaster. Photos, meeting minutes, events, programs, etc. to be included.

Upstate History Alliance --- offering "Get Ready" grant for consultants to aid in planning, goal- setting, objectives. WHS will follow up on grant schedule/ application.

"Dam" ---
--- Guy examined 1938 plaque --- names of notable involved
--- coordinate with existing blueprints and photos.
--- small town ceremony for new dam work possible

Sunset Clause ---
---resolution of support to eliminate from Wilmington Town Board.
---Copy received and forwarded to legislators and state officials.

Fundraiser films ---
---Site and support activities discussed. Liabilities, volunteers and rain location ( i.e., Fire station) considered.

ACT program (re: fundraising workshop) --- no report.

New Business --- none

Next meeting --- Annual meeting, June 2, 7:00 p.m. Wilmington Town Hall Community Center (*****NOTE CHANGE IN PLACE*****)

Respectfully submitted,
Doug Wolfe, Trustee

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