Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 5-3-03

President Jack Smith opened the May 5, 2003 meeting of the Avon Historical at the French Creek Nature Center at 7:00 p.m. with 50 members and guests being present.

As a first order of business Jack asked the secretary to read the minutes from the last meeting. Following the reading of the minutes upon a motion by Bill Mayton and second by Anna Allen, the minutes were approved as read.

Jack then Barb Wolf for the treasurer's report and she reported as follows: as of today, the checking account has a balance of $564.19, and the money market has a balance of $5,902.19. Jack asked if there were any outstanding bills to turn over to the treasurer, and there were none.

As a first order of business Jack stated that in view of our presence here at the French Creek Nature Center tonight and the tour of the facility planned, we would dispense with our normal committee reports unless a chairman needed to make a report. There being no reports Jack then moved on to state that following our short meeting we will have refreshments and then everyone will be free to move about at their own pace to view the exhibit.

Be reminded that we have the winning Eagle entries here on display with the winners names and classifications. The remainder of the Eagles are at The Old Town Hall.

Jean Fischer then announced to the members that on Sunday, June 15th a Bicentennial Historical Marker will be dedicated at the Burrell house on East River Road in Sheffield. The are asking that everyone park here at the French Creek Nature Center and we will be taken by bus to the Burrell house. The house will be open from 2 to 4 for tours that day and the dedication of the marker is planned for 4:00 p.m.

They are planning to have dessert and coffee for the guests but we were thinking that it might be fun to pack a picnic lunch for supper there where we will conduct a short business meeting that day. [No picnic is planned.]

There being no further business to conduct, upon a motion by Mike Wolfe and seconded by Ruth Plas, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Nancy McGhee, Secretary

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