MINUTES FOR OCTOBER 15, 2019
The meeting was called to order by President, Juanita Hunt at 7:00 P.
at the Hope Fire
our Annual Meeting. Those attending were: Barbara Ludwig, Bill Jones,
Bob Appleby, Ron Howard, Juanita Hunt, Jim DellaPenna, Cindy
Florance Merrifield, Bill Borch, Mary Ireland, Bernice Gleason, George
III, Linda Hillgrove, Ann Leadbetter, Marie Berry, Judith Jones,
Bowley, Sydney Hall, David Hall, and Emily Saladino. Guests were: Rhona
Viola Richardson, Thomas Ingraham, Chuck Huus, James Kimmett, and Betty
Ingraham, Lyn Marx, Ann Tani, and
and Barbara Drake.
Secretary, Linda Hillgrove’s report was unanimously accepted.
Treasurer, Gwen Brodis, in her Annual Report of: Balance in Checking
from September 30, 2019 of $1,438.84; Balance in Savings of $6,512.59;
Balance in CD for same period of $35,263.65.
OLD BUSINESS: Jim DellaPenna
scraped and painted windows on the upper level as well as some on the
level. Thank you as well to Cindy DellaPenna, Lewis and Florance
Juanita Hunt and Linda Hillgrove.
Marie will be calling people to bake for the Election Day Bake, Craft
and Quilt Sale to be
held November 5, 2019 at the Hope Town Office from 8 A. M. to 8 P. M.
the polls close.
As a fund raiser to accompany our voting day bake, craft and quilt
raffle Cindy DellaPenna
would like to put together a cookbook with recipes in all categories
Appetizers, Beverages, Soups, Salads, Vegetables, Main Dishes, Breads
and Rolls; Desserts, Cookies, Candy, Preserves and Relishes, etc. The
submissions is December 10th
which is our Christmas Pot Luck Brunch at 9:00 A. M. at the Hope
Historical Home. Recipes can be sent to Cindy
DellaPenna at 173 Main Street, Hope, ME 04847 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 7th Juanita Hunt and Cindy DellaPenna
spent an hour and a half with 10
Sweet Tree students from the 5th, 6th
and 7th grades. They discussed Hope’s history,
old land maps, roads, some gemology, and
antique items stored at the HHS home. The students prepared questions
visit and took notes. On October 27th grades one
to four from Sweet
Tree will visit.
WEBMASTER: Bob Appleby is concerned that a new computer tech has not
been found to oversee our
website. Juanita will look into options.
NEW BUSINESS: Election of officers was held with a nomination and
seconded to keep Juanita Hunt as President; Cindy DellaPenna, Vice
President; Treasurer, Gwen Brodis,
and Linda Hillgrove as Secretary. There are committees to be filled
Program Chair, Publicity, and Webmaster. Please contact Juanita Hunt.
Lewis Merrifield has measured the ell windows and received an
estimate of $331.69 for four
storm windows. Lewis will scrape and paint the windows before
new storm windows. A motion to accept the estimate of $331.69 was made
Donovan Bowley reported
that the State Grange is moving and will be sending information they
have from defunct Granges to the historical society of said towns.
The Tuesday, November 19th
meeting will be a Day Trip to Robbins Lumber, Inc., in Searsmont at 10
A. M. Handouts will be provided if members do not want to walk
three miles to view the whole facility.
Linda Hillgrove, Secretary