President Mike Wolfe opened the October meeting of the Avon Historical Society at 7:00 p.m. with 25 members being present.
As a first order of business the secretary read the minutes from the last meeting which minutes were read and approved.
Mike then asked Barbara Wolfe for the treasurer's report. Barb reported that as of September 30, 2000, there was a balance of $727.32 in the checking account. We are holding $65.00 for a memorial gift for Jack Kearney. This money was a gift from Jack's relatives.
Barb stated that as of this evening there are 9 paid up members for this year. She will be collecting dues after the meeting. Dues are $5.00 for single and $7.50 for a couple.
There was a short discussion on what we want to do with the $65.00 donation for Jack. It was decided that we should contact Jack's wife, June to see what she would like us to do. Many thought a book donation to the Avon Library would be a good idea - but Barb will discuss it with June.
The President then announced that Jim Szipple was a new member of the board of trustees.
Under old business Jean Fischer displayed a painting by Rose Mitock and reminded members that prints are available for $35.00 of which $30.00 goes to our club and $5.00 to Mrs. Mitock.
Dr. Fischer then told the members present that the "no parking" sign stating that cars will be towed away that is posted in Smitty's parking lot does not apply to the Avon Historical Society. Smitty has told Dr. Fischer that our members are welcome to park there at any time. This sign is intended for festivals only.
Dr. Fischer then presented several bills to the treasurer for reimbursement - one for $14.75 for postage, copies and certified letters to the Ohio Bicentennial Committee; a bill for $15.85 from Sears for primer paint; and additional $25.00 for second coat paint. A motion was made by Jack Smith and seconded by Mike Wolfe to authorize the payment of these bills.
There being no further business to be conducted at the regular meeting Jean Fischer then announced this evenings speaker, Millie Arthrell who gave a wonderful recounting of the expedition of Lewis and Clark.
Last year to celebrate their 60th anniversary Millie and her husband traced the actual trail originally traveled by Lewis and Clark in their expedition from 1803 through 1806.
She brought handouts of maps noting the trail Lewis and Clark took which made it easier for everyone to visualize the expedition as well as books and artifacts to examine. As always Millie's presentation was absolutely fascinating and we all marvel at her wonderful story telling talent.
The evening was concluded with coffee and refreshments.
Respectfully submitted, Nancy McGhee, Secretary