HOPE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MINUTES FOR OCTOBER 16, 2018
The meeting was called to order by
President, Donovan Bowley at 7:05 P.M. Those attending were: Donovan
Bowley, Ann Leadbetter, Bernice Gleason, Viola Richardson, James
DellaPenna, Cynthia DellaPenna, Barbara Ludwig, Marie Berry, Gwen
Brodis, Juanita Hunt, Jarvis Johnson, Mary Ireland, Bill Jones, Judith
Jones, Barbara Ludwig, Florance Merrifield, Linda Hillgrove and guests:
Bernice Gleason, Viola Richardson, and Guest Speaker, Paul Miller.
REPORT: Secretary, Linda Hillgrove summarized the Minutes for September
18, 2018 meeting which were unanimously accepted.
REPORT: Treasurer, Gwen Brodis, gave the Annual Report of $34,651.92 in
CDs; Balance on Hand October 1, 2018 of: Savings, $9,906.54; Checking,
$443.81 for a Total of $10,350.35. The Total income was $8,412.04;
Total Expenses, $3,997.46; Balance in Savings, $14,390.77; Balance in
Checking, $374.16 which was unanimously accepted.
Thanks to the many volunteers, especially for house opening and
closing, Brian Cassidy; Marie and Wayne Berry for work on the lawn;
Diane Sprowl for mowing the ditch; Bill Jones for gathering returnables
to benefit HHS and our transcribers, Cindy DellaPenna, Bob Appleby,
Linda Hillgrove, Bill Jones, Ron Smith, Victoria Westbo and Donovan
Bowley. Scott McIntyre replaced the large kitchen window and sashes in
the Faith Hart room and Marie painted and stained them.
BUSINESS: Donovan has done a great job as President of HHS but
announced he will be stepping down as President. After retiring he will
be working with Gwen cataloging donated items. Cindy DellaPenna will be
the Hostess on Mondays as the HHS home will be open from 9 A.M. to Noon.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR: Several items were received from the Verna N.
Dyer estate; a number of things from Ann Leadbetter, as well as items
from Juanita Hunt, Betsy True, Captain Jim Sharp, Gwen Brodis, Mary Lou
Richards, Donovan Bowley, Roger Moody, Arthur Sprowl, Barbara Ludwig;
the Kleene family, the Jenny Family, Elizabeth Mills, items from the
estate of Walter Howe and the Walsh History Center of Camden Public
The Town Clerk’s Record Book is well on the way to being transcribed
and indexed, with Cindy DellaPenna, Bob Appleby, Linda Hillgrove, Bill
Jones, Smith, Victoria Westbo, and Donovan Bowley participating. Cindy
has borne the majority of this work and is doing the indexing.
since November 2017 have been: in April, Roger Moody on Knox County
History; in May, Capt. Jim Sharp, on Boat Building; in June, Carol
Brown Jaeger, Growing Up in Hope; July, Studio Visit with Amy Wilton,
Photographer; August, David Smith, Maple Sugar Making; and September,
Bruce Gamage, Appraising Antiques.
Our exhibit this past year has been various items from our archives.
Nominating committee consisting of Marie Berry, Mary Ireland and Linda
Hillgrove announced officers for 2019; Juanita Hunt, President; Cindy
DellaPenna, Vice President: Secretary, Linda Hillgrove: Treasurer, Gwen
Brodis; Bill Jones and Ann Leadbetter will share the Program Chair
PROGRAM CHAIR: Program Chairperson, Ann Leadbetter,
introduced Paul Miller, Forester, speaking about his work in the woods
and how he became a Forester.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Election Day Bake
Sale to benefit HHS will be held and a drawing of the Benefit Raffle
ticket on a Queen Size Log Cabin pattern quilt made by Florance
Merrifield, November 6th. Contact Marie Berry regarding donations for
the bake sale. Raffle tickets for the quilt are one dollar for one or
five dollars for six tickets
Our November 13th meeting will be a
discussion on Mid-Coast Settlement and Mills by Donovan Bowley starting
at 7 P.M. at the HHS home.
The December 11th meeting will be our
Annual Christmas Brunch starting at 9:00 A.M. at the Hope Historical
Home. Please bring a casserole or other items to enjoy. Drinks will be
Linda Ludwig Hillgrove, Secretary