The Bremer County Historical Society met, Tuesday, April 10th at 7 PM at the museum. Eight board members were present: Drenkow, Mackamul, Hoodjer, Hoffman, Mueller, Everding, Magnall, Buls. Absent: Meyer, Blanchard, Robinson, Bell.
Agenda: Mackamul requested change on Item XV to regular meeting needed for officer election and committee assignments. Board accepted change.
Minutes: Motion to approve by Magnall. Second by Everding. Motion carried.
Treasurerʼs Report: Balance in the checking account is $6,821.97. Motion to approve the report by Mueller and seconded by Buls. Motion passed.
Curatorʼs Report: After reading the report, the board expressed concern on the collec- tions accession policy and closing of the Albrecht Wing. The board needs to approve any clos- ings of a room. Motion to accept the report by Mueller. Seconded by Hoodjer. Motion carried.
Gutter Project: Mackamul told about the gutter on west side of dish room having rust on the inside and is leaking. This is at the area where there is usually moisture in the basement. Downspout will not have to be replaced if proper connections can be found. Magnall made the motion to go ahead with replacing this section of gutter and to keep the original downspout if possible. Hoodjer seconded. Motion carried.
City Water Line: Discussion on whether to pay in full or payments for 10 years. Mueller made the motion to pay in full. Buls seconded. Motion carried.
Membership Levels: Last chance to make changes before cards will be printed. Everding made the motion to approve membership/donation levels. Mueller seconded. All ap- proved.
Membership Cards: Mackamul covered mailing options. She will present possible Eve- ry Door Direct Mail routes at May meeting. Some cards will be printed for handing out at May Annual meeting and for our small mailing list.
Amendment/ByLaw Changes: Drenkow presented changes to the Article of Incorpora- tion and By-Laws. After short discussion and slight change, Hoodjer made the motion to pre- sent the proposed changes of term limits of 3 years/3 terms and only 9 on the board at the May Annual Meeting. Buls made the second. Motion carried.
Budget: Drenkow presented a budget he created. He is hoping to get 250 memberships to cover a quarter time director for the museum. Lifetime memberships are grandfathered in, but we should ask these people for a donation.
Lesson Plans for School Visits: Hoodjer has created lesson plans along with Amanda Wente that he will send out to schools in May for 4th/5th grade, 8th grade, and High School. Vis- its would be spring and fall. He will try to get classes to commit so we know how many. The Wal-mart grant can go towards busing. The board encouraged Matt to proceed.
Arrangement Committee Report: Refreshments will be changed to the beginning of the Annual Meeting from 6:30 to 7:15PM. Libraries from Bremer County are being invited to set up displays. We need to open the building and set up at 6 PM.
Spring Cleaning: Everding reported that 2 teams of 5 Rotary people would be helping with the Spring Cleaning.
Brochure: Reprinting the brochure with new membership levels were discussed. Stick- ers would be ok to put on. Designing a color brochure could be the next project. Mackamul said she could apply for an Iowa Tourism Grant for color brochures.
May 8th is the next meeting at 7 PM to be held at the museum. Adjournment was at 8:30 PM. Hoodjer made the motion to adjourn. Magnall made the second. All approved.