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Howard Suamico Historical Society Minutes

October 5th, Howard-Suamico Museum, Lifebridge Church

Call to Order:   The meeting was called to order by President Tim Rasmussen at 6pm.

Roll Call:  Present were T Rasmussen, B Styczynski, J Deneys, J Steffen, M Drzewiecki, B Gillaume, J Schabow, G Corbeille.  Excused:  S Pamperin.

Minutes:  The September minutes were approved on a motion by B Gilluame, second by M Drzewiecki.  Motion carried. 

Treasurer’s Report:   S Pamperin submitted the financials and the on hand total is $87,122.58.  


New Business:  The Green Bay/DePere Antiquarian Society has offered a matching grant to HSHS and we should take advantage of this offer to purchase things we need.  


The copier at the Museum office has been replaced with a newer, used, color model, thanks to Tom LaPlante from Wisconsin Document Imaging.   

B Styczynski and J Schabow will be manning the HSHS booth on October 10th at the Howard-Suamico Business Expo at the Marq.  They have created new visual displays for the event.

The annual winter booyah sale is set for Saturday, December 2nd at Whispering Pines Tree Farm.  Help will be needed to prepare veggies and meat on Friday, December 1st, at Tim’s house, 2740 Tulip Court, at 9am.  Last one there has to cut onions, so get there early!   

A motion was made by G Corbeille, seconded by B Gilluame, to make a donation of $100 to Lifebridge Church for use of their facility for the annual Used Book Sale, which is a major source of income for the HSHS each year.  Motion carried.  

Old Business:  The second coat of the barn painting was completed on September 8th and 9th.  Thanks to all who helped, it went fast, looks great.  Also, thank you to Mike Barlament for use of the lift and Russ Roland for supplying the paint.   


The 2018 HSHS Calendars are completed and ready for sale.  Members get the first calendar for $5 and each subsequent one is $8.  Please contact Joy or Barb if you have questions.  These make a nice tuck-in gift for the Holidays. 

M Drzewiecki and the Scholarship Committee, also consisting of Lenore Olejniczak and Sandy Pfefferman, has chosen the topic The Fishing Industry in Suamico, for this years’ essay contest.   Essays are due April 3rd, 2018 and the HSHS scholarship offered is $1,000.

Committee Reports:  The barn at Ancestry Acres will be used by the Bay Port FFA for their Fall Ball on Saturday, October 21st.   They will provide porta-potties, tents and decorations for the event. The morning will start with Goat Yoga, with the dance to follow.  Greg Bertrand will be installing additional receptacles and lights before the event. Parking will be at the Village Hall.  

A committee needs to be formed for landscaping of the Ancestry Acres property.  The committee would be working with the Village of Suamico and J Steffen was nominated to head the committee.

The kitchen at Ancestry Acres is looking very beautiful and will be featured at the History Treasure Tour/open house on May 16th.  B Styczynski, J Schabow and Mary Steffen are in charge of decorating.

Book sales have been brisk and there are still Opoly games available at the bargain price of $10 each!  Contact any Society Member to get one…or more!

A date has not been set for the next Memories Show.  Our next General Membership Meeting will be the Holiday Party at Lifebridge Church, 2740 Glendale Ave on December 7th, J Schabow is working on the program.


The Fall newsletter will be out soon per J Schabow, she and Karen are working on it. 

Other Business:  J Deneys reported the HSHS has again committed to taking part in the Brown County History Treasure Tour on May 16th, 2018.  The event will be at the Ancestry Acres home and barn and will celebrate the 200 years of Brown County.

Adjourn:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:40pm on a motion by J Schabow, second by M Drzewiecki.  Motion carried. 


Dates to remember: 

October 5th, the speaker was HSHS member Bryan Drown and was very well attended.  It was fun to see what Bryan dug up and some things that still need to be identified.  Thanks also to his family for the fun side-effects. Bryan used his metal detector to find all sorts of objects, explaining where he found them and what they were. 

November 2nd. Board meeting, 6pm, at the Museum, 605 Maywood Ave.

December 2nd, cleaning of vegetables at Tim’s home.

December 3rd, selling of booyah at Whispering Pines Tree Farm

December 7th, annual HSHS Christmas Party, more to come…

Welcome new members Jean Mortensen, Ann Wasurick, Rick Hidde, Sharon Karow, Tom Mooren, Mary Jo Reimer, Townline Sports Bar/Dave Luedke, Keith Pamperin, Sam Drown, David Kinville. 

Sad to say, we recently lost Rosella Sconzert, a special HSHS member who possessed great knowledge of the town of Howard (Duck Creek).

Submitted by J Spice-Deneys, Secretary