HOPE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MINUTES FOR JULY 16, 2019
The meeting was called to order by President, Juanita Hunt at 7:00 P.
M. Those attending were Gwen Brodis,
Ann Leadbetter, Bill Jones, Bunny Gleason, Marie Berry, Jan Corson,
Steve Corson, Jim DellaPenna, Cindy
DellaPenna, Florance Merrifield, Lewis Merrifield Emily Saladino, Peter
Saladino, Donovan Bowley, Linda
Hillgrove and Guest Speakers, Peter and Eleanor Richardson,
SECRETARY’S REPORT: Members reviewed the Minutes. A motion to accept
the Minutes was made by
Bunny Gleason and seconded by Florance Merrifield. The Minutes were
TREASURER’S REPORT: Treasurer, Gwen Brodis, reported Income Total:
$822.57; Expenses: $814.91 and a
Balance in Savings: $17,301.58; Balance in Checking: $260.83. A motion
was made to accept said report by
Florance Merrifield and seconded by Bill Jones and was unanimously
accepted. Gwen informed us that she had
purchased a computer that was approved at the June 16th meeting.
OLD BUSINESS: Juanita reported the shingling is completed with a few
boards replaced. Marie Berry said 13
people toured the Home when she volunteered Monday and stated the need
for more volunteer greeters to fill the
Monday visitation hours from 9 A. M. to Noon.
Marie Berry will have the Yard, Bake and Craft Sale from 8 A. M. to
Noon on July 27, and August 31st
Come see the new items and enjoy Marie’s homemade pies and
pastries along with Florance Merrifield’s crafts.
A motion by Linda Hillgrove to change the date for sanding, caulking
and painting windows on July 20th was
seconded by Bill Jones with unanimous approval due to predicted 90+
degree temps with high humidity. We set
September 14th from 9 A. M. to 2 P. M. as the alternate date. Thanks to
Rankin’s store, for donating a gallon of
paint for the project. Bring your own painting equipment, please
NEW BUSINESS; Jarvis Johnson reported to Juanita that the gasket under
the garage door needs replacing
which will be installed by Roger Hunt and Juanita requested
reimbursement of $24.00 for the purchase. Bill Jones
made a motion to accept and the seconded by Marie Berry which was
We have a Maytag dehumidifier that works and one which does not.
Emily Saladino mentioned that Lindsay Pinchbeck would like to work with
HHS members on a workshop for
families at Sweet Tree. We concluded that we would like to have Lindsay
come to a meeting to discuss the details.
The August 20th meeting will be our Annual Field Trip. We will meet at
6 P. M. for a short meeting to vote on
the By Laws changes, then proceed to Wayne Twitchell’s home on 519
Barnstown Road. Wayne works with steel.
His “creatures” are in three different shops. We can carpool if
desired. This field trip will be held rain or shine.
Refreshments were provided by Gwen Brodis and Marie Berry.
Bunny Gleason introduced Eleanor and Peter Richardson who presented a
lively talk and reading regarding “The
ingraham Diaries, 1795-1875” which took 10 years to transcribe. The
diaries are a lesson in local r\Rockland
history and family life written by Joseph Richardson and his youngest
son, Peter and how it affected Hope’s
The meeting was adjourned by President, Juanita Hunt, and seconded by
Linda Hillgrove, Secretary