LAKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Saturday September 8, 2012 10am
Nice Clubhouse, 3000 Lakeshore Blvd, Nice
Directors, Officers and Committee Chairs present: Phil Smoley, Catherine Quistgard, John Parker, Patricia Wilson, Floraine Chalk, Jackie Ridgel, Randy Ridgel, Bonnie Skee, George Stimson, Tony Marchese, Nick Voegtly, and Vi Smoley along with guest Vonn Fuqua.
The meeting was called to order at 10am by President Phil Smoley. John & Nick led the pledge of allegiance.
The minutes of the August 11, 2012 were opened for discussion. Bonnie asked to have the minutes revised to show that the June 9, 2012 minutes were approved at the August meeting, Catherine moved to approve, John seconded and the minutes were approved to be revised.
Tony Marchese reported on the 2011 financial review. Tony discussed the occasional reimbursement for mileage. In order to be reimbursed the person needs a receipt and proof of insurance. We cannot pay otherwise and need to remind the Treasurer of that. Only pre-approved expenses and regular reoccurring expenses can be paid per the bylaws.
It was agreed we need a Policies and Procedures handbook. Also we need a manual from the Security Company for the alarm system.
By-law task force: The committee will meet Thursday, November 8th at Phil’s office at 5pm.
Website update: Some members are still concerned about anyone downloading our photos off the website. The general consensus was to leave it as open access. Our website is still www.lakecountyhistory.com. Nick moved to authorize George to purchase the domain name elystagestop.org up to $50, John 2nd the motion was approved.
Pomo Bulletin: Jan Cook was unable to attend but notified us that the next issue will be mailed early October. Business card Ads are $25 per issue. The cards can be sent to Jan and the money should be mailed to Florence Peck, our treasurer.
This issue will include an article about Anderson Marsh from John Parker and Kathy Scavone. Jan is planning to have a permanent column for Ely news.
Nominating Committee: A new director for District 2 is needed as Val Onellion has moved out of that area. Phil suggested we incorporate this with the By-law committee on November 8th.
Past Perfect program: Nick would like to download the program on the computer at the Nice Clubhouse. John would like it on a laptop so it could be taken to different locations. Ideally it needs to be a multi user. Phil asked to have it installed at Ely.
John Parker was notified of a Public Hearing and Negative Declaration by the County of Lake. Indian Island is one of the 37 properties listed to have the zoning changed. John would like to speak on our behalf before the Lake County Community Development Department on September 27, 2012. Phil authorized John to speak on our behalf as follows: The LCHS requests that any decision related to zoning and development of Indian Island and any other historic site that they take into consideration the historic nature of the parcel and consider the sensitive nature of the site during the land use planning process. Catherine moved to approve, Jackie seconded and all were in agreement.
Events: Our next general meeting will be September 23rd from 2 to 4pm at the Lower Lake Museum Schoolhouse. Linda Lake will be our speaker. Floraine will be unable to make it but will go ahead and make a basket for the opportunity drawing and send it with Catherine.
Ely Stage Stop: Greg asked that Phil try to get donations of paint for the barn. He feels we need 30 to 50 gallons. Patricia will contact Mendo Mill and Hazmat. Lunch is needed every Saturday for Greg and the crew working on the barn.
Catherine delivered a butter churn to the Ely Museum that had been stored and repaired by Don McCloud. Don may also have some other items that he would be willing to donate. Catherine will work with him on that.
Tony suggested contacting the Wine Alliance for a donation next year.
Books: Vi reported we had a book order from the Lakeport Museum for 46 books and Kelseyville Pharmacy continues to order regularly. Book sales at this year’s Lake County Fair totaled $439.75.
Upcoming Events: The Kelseyville Pear Festival is the last Saturday in September and our new stage coach will be on display in the pavilion. Val Onellion is handling the CLHS booth that day along with some volunteers.
Our Thanksgiving Dinner will be November 18, 2012 and it is going to be pot luck. The Historical Society will provide the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and drinks. All attendees will be asked to bring a dish to share. Randy is working on where it will be held. John Parker will be the speaker telling the story of Kelsey and Stone. Randy will speak about the McCloskey fighting cock ranch and perhaps trigger a discussion about the gas well in Kelseyville.
Membership Report: Nick reported that we had 29 memberships, new and renewal, sign up at the Fair for a total of $536. The donation bottle contained $26.30. We have 385 current members.
Our next board meeting will be November 10th at the Nice Clubhouse.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm.