CLEARWATER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

March 3, 2008

Board meeting called to order by Chuck McPherson at 7:31 pm.

Lorelei filled in as secretary. Chuck filled in as president. Chuck welcomed back Martha Coachman McBride.

Members present included: Joe Turner, Buddy Gross, Bob Delack, Joan Turner, Shirley Gallatas, Bettie Mease, Dean Robinson, Mike Sanders, Marvin Moore, Jay Rhodes, Bill Wallace, Bob Valentine, Chuck McPherson, James Warren Coachman, Jr., Martha McBride, and Lorelei Keif.

Minutes of February 4, 2008 corrected and approved.

Treasurer's report given. Balance as of 3-03-08 was $11,609.16. We were recently charged for a false alarm. First one in a long time.

OLD BUSINESS

A. Membership Committee- Bettie Mease We have a new lifetime member. Annual memberships are coming in. Milton Jones, an original member, recently passed away. Mike Sanders sent our condolences.

B. Program Committee- Jay Rhodes Jay addressed possible future problems with Ross Norton because a playground will be built in June where we park and cook. Jay is exploring possible new locations. Issue of raising the price of tickets was discussed. Joe conveyed that rising costs have greatly decreased any profit we make. Jay moved that we raise tickets to $10 for adults and $5 for children. Motion seconded by Lorelei. Motion carried.

C. Public Relations- Dean Robinson CHS continues to be present in local press. Mike requested we send letters of recognition to individuals who have helped preserve Clearwater history. He will draft a letter to Jim Moyles. We received a letter from the Pinellas Genealogy Society thanking us for our ad in their program. Received a thank you from Delphi Academy school children.

D. Museum Committee- Dave Perkins and Mike Sanders M Johnson donated an East Lake rocker. Mike Sanders will pick it up. George Fulmer donated a Blackburn Bomber photo. A window was recently broken in the living room. Our Thursday crew was able to make the repair.

E. Artifacts and Documents Committee- Joan Turner Preservation Committee- Mike Sanders Joe donated a few pieces of literature from past local elections. Martha donated an old family blue back speller that belonged to her grandparents form 1908. Martha also gave us an audio of her father being interviewed about Clearwater history. Mary Hancock donated a 1934 Clearwater High School football program.

F. Historical Research Committee- Pat Moore No report.

G. Fund Raising Committee- Helen Wilcox No report..

H. Homestead Committee- Lorelei Keif and Anne Epling Sign up sheet was passed around for Saturday shifts at the museum. We are in need of more people to sign up.

NEW BUSINESS

Bike Florida has requested we have the house open for tours during their upcoming event. No interest expressed by members to participate.

Joe presented a report on our home owners insurance. He met with his agent and our attorney. We satisfy our lease agreement with our current policy. Nothing can be deleted from our current coverage. We thank Joe and Jim Coachman for their time involves with this endeavor.

Motion to adjourn was made by Bettie . Second by Bob. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Lorelei Keif, Acting Secretary