Hope Historical Society Meeting
April 21, 2015
Open House will be May 23, 2015 from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Dedication is at 11 a.m. Dedication of the Faith Hart Room will be
at 11 a.m. Leeann McKlousky will be contacted to advertise the open house.
Treasurer\u2019s report: Gwen Brodis gave an update
on the heating oil situation. She contacted Maine Coast Petroleum who wants
monthly payments. If oil goes down they do not reimburse by give back in
oil. Pen Bay Oil is our current supplier. Motion made and seconded to have
Gwen prepay oil from PB Oil. Service contract is included.
Webmaster\u2019s report: Bob Appleby said he had
Midcoast Internet Solutions who sold out to GWI. GWI service is not reliable
for him. It is 20$/month for a web host. Donovan suggested we contact Jim
McKenna in Appleton regarding a better internet service/web hosting. Donovan
will contact Jim McKenna regarding a web host. Bob Appleby will contact
Lincolnville regarding web hosting.
Donovan reviewed letter from Maine Historical Society
re: Paul Revere and Forgotten War Disaster.
Gold Cane: Jonathan will check with Bill Pearse
to have him return the cane.
Appleton to co-host meeting in the fall re: what
societies are doing.
Florance has a queen size quilt for a raffle sale
to be held on voting day in November as well as a bake sale to raise funds
Lawn Mowing: We need to have someone mow the lawn
at Katherine Brown House. Ann checked with Jonathan Duke. Jonathan has not
responded to Ann as he is checking with the Selectmen to see if the same
person who mows True Park (Todd Snyder). Barbara Carver used to mow the
lawn but is no longer able. Our thanks to Barbara.
Life Membership is an option. Appleton has life
memberships. Warren charges $ 10, Camden/Rockport is 20-25$. Previously
brought up in Knox-Lincoln meeting. Membership would be $100.00 for lifetime
membership if approved. We need to recruit new and younger members.
Tom Ford\u2019s report. We need curtains. Paul
Hart did electrical. Clean Up Day April 25. We have hot water now. Wiring
and rewiring done in Faith Hart room, attic and garage. Floor is reinforced
and new BR is WC accessible. Where do we go from here? Numerous maintenance
things still need to be done. Clean Up Day is 9-noon. Paul Hart will contact
Viking to donate material to finish the wheelchair ramp. Scott, Paul and
Tom will have it done by Open House May 23.
Kevin Johnson, Penobscot Marine Museum\u2019s Knox
County Historical Photo Exhibit, will be speaking on May 19th at 7p.m.
Attending: Bob Appleby, Herb Hart, Bill Jones,
Gwen Brodis, Ann Leadbetter, Donovan Bowley, Tom Ford, Paul Hart, Barbara
Ludwig, Nancy Ford, Bob and Linda Hillgrove.