HOPE HISTORICAL SOCIETY                                                    
MINUTES FOR JUNE 19, 20018  

 The meeting was called to order by President, Donovan Bowley, at 7:00 P.M. Those attending were Donovan Bowley, Bob Appleby, Gwen Brodis, Ann Leadbetter, Mary Ireland, Marie Berry, Barbara Ludwig, Florance Merrifield, Juanita Hunt, Cynthia Della Penna, Jim Della Penna, Lewis Merrifield, Emily Saladino, Peter Saladino, Bill Boyd, Nancy Ford and Linda Hillgrove. Guests were Carol Brown Jaeger and Sarah Smith.

SECRETARY’S REORT: Secretary, Linda Hillgrove, summarized the Minutes for December 12, 2017 which was unanimously accepted.  

TREARURER’S REPORT:  Treasurer, Gwen Brodis, reported Income: $1,024.13; Expenses: $1,202.05; Balance in Savings, $15,167.85; Balance in Checking, $522.99 which was unanimously accepted.   

OLD BUSINESS: Emily Saladino was given copies of some maps and a letter from Charlotte A. Robbins to Westbra Bowley around 1942 by Donovan Bowley. This request was for a school project by Charlotte A. Robbins requesting Maine history from the historical society. Emily is still requesting pictures, stories, interviews, reproductions, or objects for the Travelling History Treasure Chest. Again, this is an outreach project to benefit the HHS and, has been accepted with enthusiastic anticipation, by the Principal of Hope Elementary School.  

NEW BUSINESS: Our thanks to Marie Berry for mowing the lawn and Diane Sprowl for mowing the ditch.   

BUILDING REPORT: Volunteers for Spring Cleanup at the HHS home are needed. Some wallpaper is loose and needs to be repasted. Windows need washing and some window frames need repainting.    Refreshments were provided by Marie Berry and Linda Hillgrove.   

PROGRAM CHAIR; Program Chair, Ann Leadbetter, introduced the speaker, Carol Brown Jaeger, who spoke about growing up in what is now the home of Hope Historical Society. The July 17th meeting will start at 9:30 A.M. at the HHS home then we will walk or car pool to Amy Wilton’s Photography Studio. The August meeting will be announced at a later date. No time has been set or the day time meeting with Bruce Gamage, the speaker in September. The ANNUAL MEETING is October 16th and the speaker will be a speaker from Ford Enterprise regarding Maine Forestry. Donovan Bowley will speak on November 20th about our local mills. December 11th will be our Christmas Brunch.

Respectfully Submitted,

Linda Hillgrove, Secretary