HOPE Hope Historical Society Minutes
June 21, 2022

The meeting was called to order by President Juanita Hunt at 6:30 PM. There were 15 members present: Catherine Pease; Judith Jones; Bill Jones; Ann Leadbetter; Linda Hillgrove; Ron Smith; Jim DellaPenna; Cindy DellaPenna; Mary Ireland; Margaret Morse; Juanita Hunt; Marie Berry; Gwen Brodis; Linda Black; Bruce Linthicum; plus, guests, Kathy & Andy Swift; our speaker for the night, Emma Jordan and her guest Ellie Montiero.

There were no noted errors or omissions to the secretary's minutes of May 17, 2022, which had been sent out to all members, therefore there was a motion to accept the minutes as submitted; the motion was seconded and approved.

Gwen presented the treasurer's report for April 30, 2022 to May 31, 2022. Income for the month was $256.54 and expenses were $931.63, with the largest expense being heating oil at $849.80. At the end of May, there was $356.79 in checking and $24,787.82 in savings. There was a motion to accept the treasurer's report, seconded and approved. We will see next month, that $653.35 was taken in on June 14th, voting day, from the bake & craft sales. A thank you to all that participated.

Old business -

Judith & Bill Jones along with Ron Smith planted a dwarf spruce tree in the middle of the old tree stump out front. An appreciative thank you was made by all members present.

New business -

Marie Berry discussed the upcoming yard/craft & bake sale this Saturday, June 25th from 8 AM to 12:30 PM. Baked goods that can withstand sun and heat are most welcome. The house will be open and attended by Gwen, Donovan, and Ann Leadbetter. The raffle basket will be on display, tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.00 - Marie estimates that the contents of the basket have a value of at least $250.00. Marie asked if anyone objected to the selling of surplus dishes currently taking up space in the kitchen of the house; there was no objection made.

The house will be open Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM for the months of July and August. Marie has volunteered to be the docent.

Juanita pointed out that casters have been installed on the large glass display case by Jarvis Johnson and that she and Margaret Morse have begun placing items in it. They are particularly interested in any local Boy Scout memorabilia that may be available for display. They are also working on placing small homemaker articles of yesteryear in another glass display case.

Margaret took a count of members present, interested in next month's Robbins Lumber Company tour in Searsmont on Tuesday, July 19th. If anyone else is interested, please contact her at 763-3344 as the Company needs a count before that date. Comfortable shoes are recommended. We will congregate in the Robbins parking lot off Route 131, at 10 AM. There is no evening meeting in July.

Ron Smith informed us we are one step closer to activating the internet at HHS, as Tidewater has installed the outside fiber optic box.

A motion was made to adjoin the meeting at 6:55 PM, it was seconded and approved.

Our speaker, Emma Jordan, gave a short talk on her current and aspiring film career. She has posted several of her short films on her website:https://emmajordanvideo.weebly.com/ . Emma's The Musicbox filmed at Hope General Store can be accessed through her website and watched on YouTube. Emma is attending college; she aspires to obtain additional experience in either Montreal or New York City upon graduation but believes ultimately, she will return one day to the midcoast.

Respectfully submitted,
Cynthia DellaPenna, Secretary