Notes of the Intersociety Meeting, 7-19-00

On Wednesday, July 19, 2000, the Brownhelm Historical Society hosted the semi-annual Intersociety Meeting of the Lorain County Historical Societies.

It was a picture-perfect summer evening that started with a tour of their historical building at 5:00 p.m. followed by a tureen dinner at 6:00 p.m. There were a total of 92 people attending. Avon was well represented with 17 members from our club present.

There was a splendid array of food from all the fine cooks attending and everyone ate to their heart's content - and then some. We all agreed that the food was delicious and plentiful.

Each organization gave a short summary of what was going on in their club regarding renovations, projects or fund raisers they were currently working on.

The president of the Amherst Historical Society reported that they had recently been `given' a building from the city. He then made a presentation to the group to get their response as to whether or not any other groups would be interested in sharing the building for exhibits, meetings, or whatever.

In return everyone would contribute a share to the utilities and upkeep of the building. If this was not favorably received, the alternative plan would be to turn the building into a memorial for servicemen from the area - or a combination of both. A quick poll was taken and at least 8 clubs expressed an interest to participate. A meeting will be scheduled in September to begin the organizational process.

The short meeting was concluded at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Nancy McGhee, Secretary

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