The Hope Historical Society meeting was called to order at 7:15 P.M. by President Donovan Bowley. Present were: Gwen Brodis,
Bob Appleby, Ann Leadbetter, Bill and Judith Jones, Ron Smith, Joe Berry, Mary Ireland, Barbara Ludwig, Herb Hart,
Arthur Small, Dan Dalrymple, guest, Ginnie Lezhnev and Linda Hillgrove.

SECRETARY'S REPORT: Secretary, Linda Hillgrove, read the minutes from July 21, 2015 which were unanimously accepted and approved.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Treasurer, Gwen Brodis reported a checking account balance of $566.54 and savings of $1,624.27.

INCOME: Coastal Opportunities $192.20
Donations 50.00
TOTAL--------------------------------- $242.20

Maine Hosting Solutions $ 39.90
Central Maine Power 56.20
MMG Insurance (3 mo.) 323.00
Motion to receive the treasurer's report was made and seconded with unanimous approval.

OLD BUSINESS; Tickets are available up to and including Fall Voting Day on a quilt made and donated by Florance Merrifield.
The Concord buggy donated by Vickie and Herb Harriman is stored in the HHS barn. The buggy was made at the South Hope
Manufacturing Company circa 1860s to 1910.
NEW BUSINESS; We will be hosting the Come Autumn Conference of Local Mid Coast Historical Societies on September 26, 2015.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORT: Ann Leadbetter outlined the monthly speakers for the remainder of 2015 as:
September 15th - The Merrifields, Game Wardens
October 20th - (Annual Meeting) - Tobin Malone, on Montpelier
November 17th - John Boeckler - Photographs
December 8th - Annual HHS Christmas Brunch
Bill Jones, with input from Mary Ireland, spoke of their interesting and fun summers at Hatchet Mountain Camp.
The Camp was operated during the years of:
1926 - '38 - boys overnight camp
1939-ca '60 - rental camps
1949-'55 - boy' day camp
1959-'61 - boys day camp

Refreshments were served after the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Hillgrove