Monday, July 19, 2010

July Newsletter

The July meeting was held in the barroom since that is where the new
air conditioner donated by Jim and Jean Rosengarten is set up. It is
portable so it can be put in any room with a normal double hung window.
The ancient heater-air conditioners in the music room no longer work.

Esther Borchers graced us with her presence this month and it's always
nice to see her.

We have two new board members and a meeting of the board will be held
in August. The board consists of the officers and 4 others. Officers are:
Rosemary Brussell - president, Alice Barhorst - vice-president, Sheila
Quinlin - secretary, Dorothy Quinlin - treasurer. Board members are Laura
Paulus, Karen Anthony, Tom Busse, and Don Gusching.

The painting of the roof was discussed and after some searching Jim
Rosengarten has acquired a bid for the job. Painting roofs seems to be a
dying art.

2012 will be Ft. Loramie's 175th anniversary and we discussed the
possibility of either writing a new history book for the occasion or adding
to the very successful Sesquecentennial book of 25 years ago.

We are looking forward to Rita Hoying's genealogy workshop on August 8
at 2 pm. If you want to know how to start your family tree or would like
information about your ancestors please come. It's FREE.

The menu for the Christmas dinners was agreed to. I know it's the dead
of summer but we need to start thinking about these things. If you have
never attended the dinner before you should consider coming this year.
You can make a reservation or get information by calling Dorothy Quinlin
at 937-295-2659. We will need volunteers for decorating the museum and
helping with the dinners.