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July 13, 2016
BCHS Board Meeting
July 12, 2016
The Bremer County Historical Society met, Tuesday, July 16 at 7 PM at Drenkowʼs office.
Eleven board members were present: Lindell, Mackamul, Hoffman, Hoodjer, Heinemann, Drenkow, Robinson, Jahnke, Everding, Buls, Magnall.
Absent: Blanchard, Meyer.
June minutes were approved. Motion by Drenkow. Seconded by Buls. Motion carried.
Treasurer's Report was read by Hoffman. Balance in checking is $8,265.64. Motion by
Robinson. Seconded by Buls. Motion carried.
Curator's Report: A few donations have been received including a 1950 Softball uniform.
One volunteer has quit. Susie Johnson has babysitting duties now.
Heritage Days: Jan reported that 18 items have been signed up for the appraiser. We need 40.
Cookies, lemonade, and bottled water will be offered for sale. Magnall will make signs for the
event. Thursday evening, items could be hauled in for the rummage sale. Merlene has wi-fi lined
up. Elston will provide the sound system. Articles have run in the Sunday Courier and posters
put up. Jan presented 2 heads she would like to have appraised. Drenkow will pay the $15.
Peggy Hamilton will organize the parade float. Magnall's car will be used. The theme will be
remembering the 60ʼs.
Bremer County Fair: The museum will have a display set up in the Log Cabin again this year
along with the Poor Farm and Genealogical Society. Jan will set up the School Display board
and the Mystery Item board. Lindell suggested handing out 50 tickets for free admission to the
museum at the fair. Drenkow made the motion. Robinson made the second. Motion carried.
United Way: Mid-July report is due. Pam has not replied, but her approval is needed before
printing is done.
Committees: Drenkow reported on the Development Committee meeting. Collections committee also met.
Other Business: The leak in the Dish Room was discussed. Kathy would ask her husband to
take a look at the situation. Lindell reported that he sent a letter to the Lionʼs Club asking for a donation on the gutter project.
The Herbert Hoover museum is creating an exhibit on unique items and would like our museum
to loan out the Taft chair. Lindell told the board that the chair was purchased from an antique
dealer claiming it came from the Taft estate before it was given to the museum. The board
advised replying that we are not 100% sure that the chair was owned by Taft.
Jan reported that Carson Ode is selling an Iowa Culture Book that costs $44. Is the board interested in purchasing? The board postponed the decision to the next meeting.
Next meeting will be held August 9th at 7 PM at the museum.
Motion to adjourn at 8:10 PM by Hoffman. Seconded by Jahnke. All approved.
Secretary, Gena Mackamul
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