Melody made a motion, seconded by Mark to approve the minutes from Jan. Motion carried
Treasurer: $12,578.00 Melissa Hawk moved to accept. Seconded by Carol Murphy. Motion carried.
Publicity: Newsletter coming out next week. Vance reports 300 hits a day on the FB page with 558 people following us.
Collections: Kathy will order the plaque for the Gee Whizz washing machine
Security: All installed at less than the cost of previous security and no need for phone, saving approx. $50 per month.
Fence: Still waiting for good weather
Handrail: Mike has some ideas for this
Vacuums have been purchased and are in use
The walnut tree has been removed
Mike is purchasing the old fridge at a cost of $100. Motion to accept his bid Melody Kirk, seconded by Melissa Hawk. Motion carried.
There was a discussion of catered events at the house and a question arose about liability etc. Carol made a motion, seconded by Melissa that hired caterers for all events must be licensed, bonded and insured. Motion carried. Rental policy will be amended.
There was a discussion about the layout for the kitchen with some concerns by Peggy Hepworth. Mike will take her opinions into consideration when purchasing and installing cabinetry.
Mark Randleman brought up the BRAVO grant cycle. Rachel Woodhouse is the contact person. We need construction estimates for the porch before we can consider writing any grants for that. Mike says they were received but apparently never shared with the board. No one currently on the board knows where they are. He will look into it.
A committee was formed for the May tea. To keep costs down the tea will be a simpler affair than previously done and local history will be the focus with no paid speakers.
Kathy gave a report about Feb volunteer hours.
Minutes: Correction of December minutes to read Bill Schooler's Grandmothers dress. Melody Kirk moved to accept, Mark Randleman seconded. Motion carried
Treasurer: The treasurer reports a balance of $11,497.40
Publicity: Facebook still getting lots of hits. 400 on new data. We need to post the Jan breakfast.
Collections: Discussion of the Farley jugs offered by Arden Owens and the glass case from Brian Owens. Melody Kirk made a motion to accept, seconded by Vance Gehlbach. Motion carried.
Events: Events committee chair Melissa Hawk discussed upcoming events. The play will be finished in March. A spring tea is planned as well as birthday celebrations in August that will include the History 101 project from the State Historical Society. We would like to have some displays of the Betzer collection at that time and will need volunteers to put that together.
Carol will be in charge of the garage sale again this year.
House: We still need a house manager.
Calendar: It was decided that all uses of the house will be put on the website calendar so that everyone can easily see when the house is busy and when free. We will not post private info as names etc of renters but simply that the house is rented at that time.
Annex: Trees need to be removed, We need to set a budget for this and find someone to remove them.
Old Business: Need pest control person for bats in the attic
A discussion of a wish list to be posted on the website.
Vance question utility charges on the annex.
New Business: We are still one board member short. Melody Kirk made a motion to ask Carol to serve out the remainder of the term. Seconded by Vance. Motion carried.
The fence is in the garage and waiting for good weather to install, A container is needed for the Christmas trees in the garage. The glass case needs moved into the house. The board wishes to thank all who worked on the Holiday Tour/décor and the removal of the decoration.
Mark Randleman made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Vance. Meeting adjourned.
Carol Murphy made a statement to the Board of all of the activities in December.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Motion to accept from Mark Randleman. 2nd by Melody Kirk.
MEMBERSHIP: Motion to give Lori Curtis and Ethel Lee lifetime memberships for their continuing work on stained glass windows. Melissa made the motion to accept and Melody 2nd. Membership continues to grow with a new lifetime member.
PUBLICITY: Newsletter will be published Dec. 20th. Carol continues to send articles to the Carlisle Citizen.
WEBSITE: Vance Gelbach continues to monitor and add articles. Usually over 500 hits on website and facebook per article.
COLLECTIONS: Bill Schooler has loaned his mother’s wedding dress and display to us with intent to deed to us.
Glass case was accepted by board. Motion to accept by Mark Randleman. 2nd by Vance G.
NEW BUSINESS: Voted to cancel February breakfast due to conflict with the play being presented by high school students at the Randleman House.
INVENTORY: Kathy Fleishman and Carol Murphy will work on in Jan. & Feb.
SECURITY: Update. Order is still on and waiting for installation. Discussion of cameras being installed by the doors or using personal codes to enter.
OLD BUSINESS: Fencing has been purchased and tree removal is scheduled. Vote to pay $800 to have tree removed. Melody made motion. Vance 2nd.
Handrail to be installed when weather is more moderate.
2 vacuums to be purchased for house by Melody.
Discussion of writing grants for BRAVO. Mark questioned why we have not written grants and who would be in charge of that process. More information needed.
Discussion of tea for Mothers Day. Melissa Hawk in charge of arrangements.
Shoveling snow was discussed. Mike will shovel this week and hopefully everyone will take turns. Mr.Peno is plowing driveway.
Discussion of pets in the house. Excrement was found under dining room table and removed but we need to be better caretakers of house.
Chamber of Commerce luncheon and Tour of Homes by the library foundation was a big success and involved lots of volunteers.
Jim Garnett would like to give his book “Growing up in Carlisle” to the first 10 members of the New Year. Mark made motion to accept offer and Melody 2nd.
Mention was made of all of the Christmas tablecloths disappearing.
Mark moved to adjourn the meeting. Vance 2nd.
Minutes from the previous meeting were read. Melody Kirk made a motion to approve, seconded by Arden Owens. Motion carried
Treasurer's report : $11,179.81 balance in both accounts. Motion to approve, Mark Randleman, 2nd Arden Owens. Motion carried
Discussion about winterizing the house at 235 Penn. Mike agreed to do this and have utilities turned off.
Membership. Two new lifetime members and a matching donation from Meredith
Website and Facebook: 593 hits on the calendar information
Collections: Carol reported that Schoolers would like to give us Wm Schooler Sr's grandmother's wedding dress. Motion to accept by Melody Kirk, 2nd Melissa Hawk. Motion carried.
There was a discussion of selling the extra print from the Betzer Collection. We will advertise and take bids. Motion to sell Mark Randleman 2nd Vance Gehlbach. Motion carried.
Discussion of Chamber Luncheon
Calendars are ready and available for sale $15.00
Rental agreement discussion. We settled on $150.00 day flat rate effective Jan 1, 2017. Person renting must be a member who will be given a key to open and close. Mark Randleman made motion to approve, 2nd by Vance Gehlbach. The board will review and make final vote next month.
Betzer Collection inventory report by Danny Roach & committee. Copy available.
A plaque will be purchased for the Gee Whizz Washing machine.
Security: Vance recommends going with A Tech Security. He received a bid of $36.95 month with a set up fee of $190.00. Motion to approve Melody Kirk, 2nd Mark Randleman Motion carried
Discussion on fence. White vinyl ordered from Menards. Vance, Glen, and Mike will figure costs and completion. Discussion of the removal of the walnut tree. Mike will get bid.
Painting door jamb of red room. Kathy & Melody
Railing for front walk needs to be completed
Mike purchased new locks for the kitchen door and will put locks on the annex.
Mark Moved to adjourned, 2nd Melissa.