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Monthly Minutes

Howard-Suamico Historical Society

October 4, 2018

Life Bridge Church, 2496 Glendale Avenue


Call to order:  The October meeting of HSHS was called to order by President, Tim Rasmussen at 6:04 pm.

Roll Call:  Present: Tim Rasmussen, Barb Styczynski, Steve Pamperin, Geri Corbeille, Mary Drzewiecki. Ellery Gulbrand, Brian Gillaume

Excused:  Joy Schabow, Jerry Steffen

Minutes:  The September meeting minutes were approved as received with a motion by Geri Corbeille and a second by Mary Drzewiecki.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Report:  Steve Pamperin reported HSHS current assets are $29,317.89. 

New Business: 

Ø  Barb Styczynski reported the 2019 HSHS Calendars have arrived and are now available at $8 per calendar.

Ø  Tim Rasmussen reported the Optimist Club is celebrating 50 years of the Christmas Parades.  This year the parade will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 pm with the theme of “Golden Years of Christmas”.  Brian Gillaume volunteered to drive the antique fire truck representing the Howard-Suamico Historical Society.

Ø  Tim Rasmussen reported the HSBPA Business Showcase will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Comfort Suites in Howard.  Geri Corbeille, Mary Drzewiecki and Barb Styczynski volunteered to staff a table top display for HSHS.  2019 HSHS calendars and Opoly games will be available for sale.

Ø  Tim Rasmussen reported the HSHS Annual Booyah Sale will be held at Whispering Pines Tree Farm on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10 am until “sold out”.  Anyone willing to help with Booyah Sale can contact Tim Rasmussen.

Ø  Barb Styczynski and Geri Corbeille reported the Annual HSHS Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Life Bridge Church.  Watch for more specific information to come.

Ø  Mary Drzewiecki reported the Scholarship Committee has chosen the subject of “Duck Creek Quarry’s History” for the 2019 student essays.

Ø   Old Business:

Ø  Tim Rasmussen reported landscape projects around the house at Ancestry Acres were completed.  This entailed landscaping around the front porch, removing a bush, lowering the lawn area to stop a water problem, installing edging around the new sign and planting flowers around the new sign.  A “Thank-you” to Jerry and Mary Steffen, Russ Roland, Tim Rasmussen, Pat Boerschinger and Brian Gillaume for their work along with Andy and Troy from the Village of Suamico

Ø  Barb Styczynski reported the following book sales: (1) Memories of Old Duck Creek, (2) Creoles of Wisconsin, (3) Flemish in Wisconsin, (1) Wisconsin Fur Trade People, (1) Early Duck Creek History.

Ø  Tim Rasmussen reported there are no Memories Shows planned at this time.

Ø  Barb Styczynski reported HSHS Programs for 2019 are in planning stage at this time. The next planned program is the HSHS Christmas Party on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Life Bridge Church, 2496 Glendale Avenue.

Ø  Tim Rasmussen reported the HSHS office cleaning project went well. Everything is cleaned and garage is well organized. A “Thank-you” to Brian Gillaume, Steve Pamperin, Barb Styczynski and Tim Rasmussen for completing this project. A “Thank-you” to Jerry and Mary Steffen for the landscaping at the Maywood Office, and to Brian Gillaume for keeping the lawn mowed.

Ø  Discussion was held regarding moving HSHS financial account to obtain a better interest rate.  Following the discussion, Mary Drzewiecki made a motion to check area financial institutions for best interest return and the treasurer will then move the finances to that institution.  Motion seconded by Ellery Gulbrand.  Motion carried.

Ø  A motion was made to adjourn by Mary Drzewiecki and seconded by Brian Gillaume Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:26 pm.

Dates to Remember:

Ø  November 1st, 6:00 pm– Board Meeting –HSHS Museum & Office

Ø  December 6th,7:00 pm -- General Meeting – Life Bridge Church, 2496 Glendale Avenue

                                     Program – HSHS Christmas Party

Ø  January 3, 2019, 6:00 pm – Board Meeting

Respectfully submitted,

Ellery Gulbrand, Secretary