August 14, 2018

SIAA Board Meeting Minutes August 14, 2018

Present:  Julie Rider, Adam Halstead, Debra Thompson, Lissa Dunn, Lena Castro, Kevin Wills, Cherri Picard, & Shannon Elian

The meeting was called to order by Adam Halstead at 7:05 p.m.  

Minutes: Adam asked everyone if they had reviewed the July minutes and the May Revised Minutes.  Cherri Picard made the motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Kevin Wills. Motion Carried.

Treasury Report:  Debra Thompson made the motion to accept the Treasury Report as presented, seconded by Julia Rider. Motion Carried.

Membership Meeting: It will be a spaghetti dinner. Julia Rider has volunteered to prepare the food. There is no scheduled presentation, however, Lissa suggested we set something up to do a slideshow while everyone is eating. The traveling museum could also be shared. Lissa suggested creating an event on Facebook.

Sesquicetennial:  There will be a planning meeting on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:30 pm at the SIAA Building.

Board Retreat: The Board Retreat will be held Saturday, September 22 from 9:30-1:30 at 133 W. 5th Street.

Bridge Lighting: Michael sent a light over for the Board to look at. He will forward more information as it becomes available. There was a discussion about having people “sponsor” a light. How to recognize the sponsor was also discussed. 

Traveling Exhibit: Lissa wants to have everything ready by Octoberfest. Jody Nickless wants to do a presentation on the Drew Mansion.

Committee Reports:

Rentals: We have 1 new booking since the July Board Meeting.

Membership: At this time, we have 50 members.

Oral History:  Lissa states that there are 5 in various forms of being “ready.” The need for lights and a microphone to do the presentations was discussed.

Building: Lena wants to poly the floors, and suggested a front patio may be nice, and increase our rentals. She will bring prices for next months’ Board Meeting.

Grounds:  Lena will bring estimates to install a patio to next month’s Board Meeting.

Archives: The Archive Committee is working on the Traveling Exhibit. It is unknown which types of boards will be used. Diane Grase is calling a meeting with Cherri & Lindsay. Cherri, Kevin, and Lissa will meet this Friday at SIAA at 4:00 to decide on the boards they will use. They have been budgeted in the Archive fund, so they would not need Board approval to purchase what is decided on.

Home Tour: There will be a meeting of the Home Tour Committee on Thursday, August 16 at SIAA. Debbie said some houses are solid, but we really need about 5 or 6 more.

Garden Club: There may not be an August meeting, due to host issues.

Springfield Holiday Society: They are coordinating with the person who makes the glass ornaments.

New Business: None.

Announcements: Kevin is looking for projectors and screens. Debbie said we may have a projector upstairs, and Kevin said he would look at it. Debbie made a motion that Kevin get a price for the projector and screen, we will vote by email, and move forward. The motion was seconded by Lissa Dunn. Motion Carried.

Adjourn: There was a motion to adjourn the meeting by Cherri Picard and seconded by Kevin Wills. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:04 P.M.

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