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February 2, 2004

Meeting called to order by Bill Wallace at 7:35P.M.

Members present included Joe Turner, Joan Turner, Anne Epling, James Coachman, Buddy Gross, Dean Robinson, Mike Sanders, Chuck McPherson, Dave Perkins, Marvin Moore, Bob Delack, Helen Wilcox, Beanie Korosy, Shirley Galatas, Jay Rhodes, Bettie Mease, Betty Jean Moore, Kay F. Holley, Lorelei Keif, Bill Wallace, Pat Moore, and Terri Ohr and visitors, Holly (Ficht) and Bill Gallups.

Minutes of Jan. 5, 2004, approved as corrected.

Treasurer's Report presented by Buddy Gross. Bank balance as of February 2004, is $11,595.13. Donation from Shirley Galatas for the safe is included in balance.


1. Membership Committee - Bettie Mease -No report. Thanks to Buddy for filling in for Bettie while she was recuperating.
2. Program Committee - Jay Rhodes -May's fish fry set for Clearwater High School for May 1.
3. Public Relations - Dean Robinson -All publicity is continuing. Nice write-up in Clearwater Gazette and Belleair Bee.
4. Museum Committee - Jim Coachman - Jim Coachman is researching for donation of roofing materials. Dean received 2 estimates on the roof replacement. A 30 year shingle roof by Dean Roofing for $16,627.00. Another estimate for a life time metal roof for $15,167. Motion made by Mike Sanders and second by Chuck McPherson to have this company make a presentation at the March meeting. Lorelei Keif will contact Better Business Bureau for rating of company. Dave Perkins contacted 2 references provided by company and both parties were pleased with service and materials. Dean Robinson received 25 gallons of donated paint from Dyco Paint Co.
5. Artifacts and Documents Committee -Joan Turner -Dave Perkins brought in a donated 1900's Clearwater souvenir plate painted for S.P. Tilley of the sunset on Clearwater Bay. An antique dealer contacted Dave Perkins concerning the sale of a similar souvenir plate for sale for $40. A motion was made by Jay Rhodes and second by Dean Robinson for the Historical Society to purchase the plate for a possible future fund raiser. Dave also received a donation from a relative of Eddie Moore of a Bomber memorabilia softball. Shirley Galatas brought in VCR tapes of the tour of the Plumb House by the classroom from Plumb Elementary. Mr. Fulmer has donated negatives of historical pictures of Clearwater. We will need to create a folder of photos available for reproduction by Fulmer that will be available for sale to the public. Bob Delack loaned us some historical pictures from Martha Gibson that Mr. Fulmer made copies and negatives of for the Clearwater Historical Society.
6. Historical Research - Pat Moore -Mike Sanders received numerous questions form relatives of Jessie and Helen Sanford concerning the history of Clearwater. Mike was able to answer her questions and it was very much appreciated.
7. Fund Raising - Helen Wilcox -Pictures have been placed on our web site of items that we have for sale.
8. Homestead Committee - Anne Epling -Reminder that we still need staffing for Sat. hours for March and April. Mike Sanders will place article in our next newsletter for volunteers for Saturdays in the future. The Women's Club brought by Helen Wilcox for a tour of the Plumb House was most impressed and appreciative of the tour given by Dave Perkins and Mike Sanders.

The Clearwater Library officials are now uncertain of where the marble sign will be placed in the library. Bill asked to be contacted when they are making that decision.

Mike Sanders and Laddie Irion verified that either shingle or metal type of roofing would not hinder the historical integrity of the Plumb House.


No new business.

Motion made to adjourn by Dean Robinson and second by Jim Coachman at 8:40.

Terri Ohr