ALL MEETINGS ARE THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH(JAN,MAR,MAY,JULY,SEPT,*NOV)
is the meetings schedule for 2022:
July 21st at Veteran Grange
September 15 at Veteran Grange
November 3rd at Veteran Town Hall (this meeting is
being held early due to our Craft / Vendor Fair on the 12th)
Town of Veteran Historical Society
19 May 2022
Date: Thursday May 19, 2022
Present: (11) Shirley Lant, Anita
Hesser, JoAnn Ripley, Ray Benjamin, Gloria Campbell, Tim & Anne
Rodabaugh, Gloria Campbell, Tami Mallare, Lonny & Mary Johnson
Members Joining (5); Doug & Carol
May, David, Gene & Joyce Stow; renewing (2) their dues:
of the last meeting minutes: motion to adopt made by Tim Rodabaugh, 2nd by Anita Hesser
A quorum was established - meeting began at 7:00 p.m., held at Veteran Town Hall
Treasurer's report: Unofficial report. Balance in checking accounty per statement is $21, 391.08.
1) Shirley reported for the membership committee: new members are Doug & Carol
the Stow family (Dave, Gene & Joyce).
2) Gloria reported for the Cemetery committee.
Marlene has stepped down as our Cemetery chair
due to other obligations.
Matt Cummings will continue to take care of Greene Bentley,
Crandall & Turner cemeteries.
Gloria made a motion to increase what we pay Matt from
$125.00 to $150.00 for each time he mows these cemeteries due to a rise in the cost of
fuel. This was approved. Hunter Keller who was mowing the
Parsons cemetery is out
the business due to the cost of fuel. Gloria spoke
with two other individuals about taking
over but they declined. Tami mentioned that her son mows & will speak with him.
We talked about the head stone sponsoring project which we do want to
We would like another person or two for the cemetery committee.
We would also like to
have some gas
available here at the museum for trimming.
3) Joan O'Dell spoke on a project the DAR is undertaking. It is for getting new
markers for the
Revolutionary War Soldiers who are buried in Chemung County.
Tim will provide her
with a list of known Revolutionary War Soldiers buried
in town of Veteran cemeteries.
4) Tim spoke for the Building Committee. The committee met in April to review a quote
for the new
metal roof. A contract was signed so we are on his project
list. An estimated start date is
projected for sometime in July.
Tim will check in to the process of getting the building on
registry. Gloria mentioned the back stair case needing repair & modification to
Tim spoke about the cnytuesday.com nominating format for the $2000.00 Grants we may get.
These are done once month so it is important for us to continue to nominate the society.
He also spoke about the DUNS & UEI (Unique Entity Identifyer) numbers.
Work work will continue on this.
6) Tim spoke on the newest additions to the societies holdings.
Our holdings are
growing & we do need to get them organized.
Many thanks to all who have donated items
to our society.
7) Tim mentioned the need to coordinate efforts
to remove the scrap wood
from the porticos that is
in the garage adjacent to the town hall. We also need
to bring two display
cases up to the museum. If some one with a truck is willing
to assist please let us know.
8) Anita spoke on the
Craft Fair scheduled for November 12th. She was surprised at the response
she got when she
sent the emails out. She turned in $475.00 to Gloria for deposit in the bank. Anita
us it will cost $400.00 to rent the Legion so we are already ahead. Prices for baked goods were
& we will be adjusting our prices based on what others are doing. This way we will make a
profit. Tami mentioned a Spaghetti dinner fund raiser. This would be a take out only type of fund
raiser. The meals would be prepared here, picked up or delivered. We would contact several businesses
to let them know. Tami suggested a price of $8.00 for the meal which typically includes the Spaghetti,
a small salad & a dessert. More discussion to follow.
Gloria shared that the Americal Legions Memorial Day salute here at the Grange will be Monday
30th promptly at 8:15 am. The Legion is also doing a Chicken BBQ that day.
Gloria mentioned an event "Women In Service" on Sunday June 12, 2022 from 11 am to 3 pm
the Horseheads American Legion. Her mother will be among those Honored & be presented a
Quilt of Valor for her service during WWII.
Speaker / Presenter: none scheduled for this meeting
/ Time of next meeting: Thursday July 21, 2022 @ 7 pm at Veteran Grange Hall
Adjourment / motion &
second: Motion to adjourn made by Ray Benjamin, 2nd by Anne Rodabaugh
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