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January 10, 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

posted Jan 8, 2015, 10:33 PM by Patrick M Walters
Ajo Historical Society
Board Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Present Jose’ Castillo, Dee & Bob Hightower, Mike Mason, Louie & Paulette Walters. Absent: Tom Reese, Anna Parrish, & Jon Cameron.

Secretary: Paulette Walters read the minutes of the board meeting held on 11/17/11; minutes were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report: Dee Hightower’s report attached & accepted subject to audit. Four membership renewals received from Alice Kendall, Lito Castillo, Anna Parrish, & Mike MacFarlane.

Correspondence: Received letter of resignation as Vice President from Anna Parrish. Letter was sent to Freeport McMoRan regarding road. Get well letter was sent to Margaret Lyster. A condolence letter was sent to Robert Young on the loss of his wife, Lorraine.

Officer Reports:
President/Curator Louie Walters:
President Louie reported the museum had 657 visitors as of 1/6/2012 compared with 473 by 1/6/2011, 507 by 1/6/2010, and 759 by 1/6/2009.

Volunteer Guides' days:
    • Jose’ Castillo - 40
    • Andy Kearney - 18
    • Margaret Lyster 1
    • Mike Mason 16
    • Joe Messersmith 10
    • Jim Mitchell 4
    • Tom Reese 6
    • Louie Walters 66
The museum was a water stop for the Turkey Trot 5K run in November. Mike jacked up the tagalong wagon, so it’s now stabilized. 15 UCLA students were here in December & very interested in the Ajo’s water history. Wayne Roe visited and brought pictures.

Vice President – vacant.

Committee Reports:
  1. Building The road has been graded.
  2. Newspaper articles President Louie has put in a few articles.
  3. Library Making progress. Andy Kearney is making folders/cutting out articles about churches.
Old Business: Jose made a motion to table filling the vacant board seat for 20102012 until the next meeting; seconded by Bob; motion passed.

New Business: Vice President vacancy. Jose nominated Mike Mason; seconded by Dee; motion passed. Mike Mason is the new Vice President.

Membership Applications: None.

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, after the General Meeting at the Museum.

Next General Meeting: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Museum.

Announcements: Annual dues are due by 3/1/2012. On 2/15/12 at 3 pm Jose’ Castillo & Louie Walters will speak at the library on Ajo History. Mary Dickey Estes spoke there today at 11 am. about Radar Hill. Jose’ announced a play at Dicus Auditorium on Saturday, 1/14/12 at 7 pm.

Adjourn: Paulette made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Dee; motion passed. Adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Paulette Walters, Secretary
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