MINUTES FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
The meeting was called to order by
President, Juanita Hunt, at 7:00 P. M. Those attending were: Gwen
Berry, Mary Ireland, Bill Jones, Judith Jones, Cindy DellaPenna, Viola
Richardson, Bunny Gleason,
Ron Smith, Bob Appleby, Florance Merrifield, Donovan
Bowley, Linda Hillgrove and Jim DellaPenna.
Hillgrove’s report was unanimously accepted.
TREASURER’S REPORT:Treasurer, Gwen Brodis, reported an income
for June 30 to July 31, 2019 of $725.00; Expenses of $10,882.72 with a
in Savings: $6,512.04; Balance in Checking; $887.70.
Income from July 31, to August 31, 2019 was
$202.66; Expenses: $324.05; Balance in Savings of $6,512.34; Balance in
Checking of $766.31.
OLD BUSINESS: Appreciation was
expressed to everyone who helped make the lawn, craft and food sales
for the months of June,
July and August a success. There were eight guests who toured in
you to Ann Leadbetter for assisting those guests with their questions.
Marie Berry announced $513.50 was realized for the
August 31st lawn, food and craft sale.
There is more painting to be done butthe
scraping and painting of windows and doors are almost completed.
Roger Hunt installed the gaskets on the garage doors. Chris Pearse
donated a 6’x6’
beam to designate the edge of the parking lot which was installed by
Appreciation was expressed to Marie
Wayne Berry for maintaining the lawn this summer.
NEW BUSINESS: Gwen Brodis will send a
thank you note to Carol Brown Jaeger and her sister, Janice Brown
and area history papers they donated to HHS.
As a fund raiser to accompany our voting day bake, craft, and quilt
raffle and the summer bake, craft and
yard sale days, we thought it might be nice to put together a Hope
Society cookbook with recipes submitted
by current society members. We would appreciate
an assortment of favorite recipes in all categories such as
Appetizers, Beverages, Soups, Salads, Vegetables, Main Dishes, Breads
and Rolls, Desserts, Cookies, Candy, Preserves and Relishes, etc. In
order to have
the Winter to put the book together, a deadline of our Christmas Pot
December 10th is the latest for recipe
submissions. Please provide a contact name,
email or telephone number should there be a need for clarification;
each recipe submitted will be credited to the submitter. Should there
be an excess of duplicate recipe submissions,the editor will reserve
the right to
choose the most complete submission. Please submit recipes to Cindy
either in person, or by snail mail or email as follows: Cindy
Main Street, Hope, ME 04847 or Email:
Juanita Hunt called an
executive meeting on
September 9th to discuss Lindsay Pinchbeck’s
request to use the HHS home on Election Day from 8:30 to 11:30 A. M. as
a school classroom.
Lindsay uses the room at the Town Office a couple days a week for the
students but it
will be used for casting votes on November 12, 2019. Bill Jones made
to allow Sweetland School use of the HHS home on Election Day and the
motion was carried. Sweetland School tours will be hosted by Juanita
Hunt and Cindy
DellaPenna on Saturday, October 7 and Saturday, October 28 at the HHS
Thanks go to Ron Smith for collecting bottles and the miles he
has walked to pick up returnable bottles that litter our roadsides. If
you would like to donate your returnables Bill Jones
would be happy to help.
WEBMASTER REPORT: Webmaster,
Bob Appleby, is anxious for a new person to take over the HHS Website.
If there are any members with computer expertise please let Bob know.
He can be
contacted through the
Cynthia DellaPenna introduced the speaker, Jim DellaPenna. “A Brief
History of Astronomy Plus Stars, the Speed of Light,
and More: was accompanied by a slide show of the stars, planets,
and our solar system.
Our Annual Meeting will be held October 15th
2019 at the Hope Fire Department beginning at 6 P. M. The Nominating
comprising of Marie Berry, Mary Ireland and Linda Hillgrove. If anyone
is interested in running for office please let a Committee Member know
October 15th meeting.
The October meeting is our Annual Pot Luck at 6 P. M. at the Hope Fire
Station with a business meeting to
follow at 7 P.M. Please bring food items to share and your own place
refreshments will be provided.
Ron Smith, speaker for the October 15th
meeting, will be sharing information about his visit to Greenland “The
Refreshments were provided
Merrifield and Marie Berry.
The November 19th
meeting will be a tour of Robbins Mill in Searsmont. We need to be
there by 10 A.M.
More information to come.
Linda Hillgrove, Secretary