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May 12, 2016 Minutes of the NFH Executive Board Meeting

Present: Ron Gillis, Roger Lieske, Brenda Putnam

Absent: Sue Lieske

Meeting held under NFH Bylaws provision ARTICLE V – COMMITTEES, Section 2: Executive Committee. The four officers serve as the members of the Executive Committee. Except for the power to amend the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, the Executive Committee shall have all of the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors, subject to the direction and control of the full Board of Directors.

Several Items on the Agenda for the May 12, 2016 BOD meeting needed official action given the lack of a quorum at that BOD meeting.

Meeting began at about 8:45PM

Agenda Item 1. Approval of minutes from the Mar 3, 2016 BOD meeting.

 


 

March 3, 2016 Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting Minutes

Present: Myra Gillis, Ron Gillis, Jen Ickes, Roger Lieske, Sue Lieske, Sue Myers, Robin Reid, Mary Smith, Robin Snyder-Wiencek

Absent: Diane Folger, Dennis McAvoy, Brenda Putnam

Meeting was opened at 7:13 PM by President Ron Gillis with 8 of the 12 BOD members present.

1. Approval of minutes from Feb 12, 2015 Annual Members meeting, Feb 12, Jun 11, Aug 27 & Nov 19, 2015 BOD meetings. Having reviewed these minutes received by email from the 2016 Secretary with additional editing to 2015 Secretary’s minutes, a motion to approve them was made, seconded and, passed. The motion regarding the action to be taken relative to the Lease in the August BOD was affirmed to be as the 2016 Secretary had recorded.
Approval of minutes from the Feb 18, 2016 Annual Members meeting. after reviewing a handout of these minutes, a motion to approve them was made, seconded and, correcting the time of adjournment, passed.
2. Establishment of Chairs & Members of Committees
Committee Chair Members
Fest Art Wachter; Brenda Putnam, Tom Healy, Others
Finance Sue Lieske; Diane Folger, Jennifer Ickes, Roger Lieske
Freedom Green Park Sue Myers; Mary Smith, Cathie Itzoe, Jim Holley, Robin Reid
Fundraising* Myra Gillis; Mary Smith, Robin Snyder-Wiencek
Membership Ron Gillis; Roger Lieske
Movie Night Ron Gillis; Dennis McAvoy, Bill Donahue, Robin Snyder-Wiencek
Museum TBD; Arlene Renninger,** Lida Thompson, Joe & Sandy Koller
*aka Community Events **tentative until confirmed by Robin S.
New BOD member Robin S. raised the question of how well NFH is reaching out to help local businesses besides soliciting donations to NFH in exchange for publicity that they are donors? She noted that sidewalk flower pots used to be provided (by the New Freedom Garden Club she was told), but that no longer is done (because the businesses were not keeping them watered she was told). She asked if providing Meet & Greet meetings for local businesses to get to know one another and perhaps develop symbiotic relationships was within our purview? Ron responded that it seemed within NFH’s mission to do so & that the Lions Club does not do anything but charitable efforts in their mission.

3. Clarifying place of Members’ meetings & BOD meetings in decisions on NFH activities & policy. BOD Members were requested to look at the Bylaws available on the NFH website to acquaint themselves with the view of decision making outlined therein prior to the BOD meeting. Roger raised the apparent contrast between the Bylaws and the recent practice of making policy decisions at Members’ meetings & asking which should be changed?
Some discussion ensued, but there was a consensus that this matter should be examined by BOD members and addressed at the next BOD meeting. In the meantime, the plan to hold BOD meetings on a separate night from Members’ meetings would aid our separating which decisions belong in each type of meeting.
4. Freedom Green improvements for 2016 and their cost
Existing commitments (Landscape Beds & Asphalt paving completed & paid for) $1647.72
Estimated but not completed (Raising of Parking Area & Installation of Lawn) $4047.53
Additional efforts needing authorization (Extend Sidewalk to Museum side door) $2474.25
Potential others: Electrical work in museum basement, increased electrical capacity to gazebo, lampposts, extend sidewalk to gazebo. Freedom Green committee recommendations with estimates are not yet available. Fundraising using engraved brick acknowledgement is planned, but new pricing of brick costs expected on March 10th.
5. Treasurer’s Report & Issues
Treasurer Sue Lieske reported that at the end of February 2016 NFH Income was $1722.35 compared to a yearly budgeted amount of $18,250. For the same period NFH Expenses were $1975.45 compared to a yearly budgeted amount of $18,250. Net Income for 2016 was ($253.10). Both Total Assets and Total Liabilities & Equity at the end of February 2016 were $31,753.83.
The BOD agreed to continue to have four authorized signers on the NFH bank accounts being: President Ron Gillis, Treasurer Sue Lieske, Diane Folger & Mary Smith. A motion was made, seconded and passed to continue to require two signatures on NFH checks, but only if the amount of the check is over $200, although People’s Bank does not enforce the two signature requirement. A motion was made, seconded and passed to have a two to three year audit performed after the tax season is over in May as requested by New Freedom Borough. Ron Gillis will contact CPA, Beverly Kearney.
A motion was made, seconded and passed to amend the NFH Budget for 2016 by changing the Freedom Green Expenses from $4,000 to $10,000. Freedom Green Income remains budgeted at $1,000 although we expect efforts at fundraising and obtaining grants to exceed that amount. If there is a shortfall between Freedom Green Income and BOD approved Expenses, Funds will come from Retained Earnings (i.e., reserve funds). The BOD must still approve Freedom Green improvements based on estimates received for them being reasonable and affordable. Sue thought the extension of the sidewalk to the gazebo may cost $20,000.
6. Status of Lease agreement with New Freedom Borough
No final action has been taken to commit to the Lease. One issue is desire by NFH to encourage community use of Freedom Green Community Park, but neither we nor the Borough want to manage scheduling. A 2nd issue is wording in Covenant 21. Modified wording was suggested by the Borough in response to a deletion request by NFH via Diane Folger. Concerns remain in use of “permit” as opposed to “assent” in 2nd line & “affiant” instead of “affiliate in item (c). A 3rd issue is the Covenant 1 description of the leased property not including the Deeded Lot number and the Exhibit A Leased Premises Description being blank. It was decided to have Sue Myers approach Diane Folger to contact the Borough & negotiate these issues. Lease still requires BOD approval to become in force.
7. Brief Reports from Chairs of Committees
Myra reported that the Jul 9th event should be termed Community Picnic & Silent Auction.
We discussed the status of the Museum security & left it to the Museum committee to resolve, but discussion will be needed to resolve the differing views on video surveillance and investigation undertaken by Bruce Merrill that focused on a simple wireless alarm system because of the increased cost of obtaining either a telephone line or cable internet access.
8. Length of meetings was discussed. Effective meetings are a balance between sticking strictly to the agenda and allowing free flow of information to promote creativity. It was agreed that if committees are functioning well and Committee Chairs give reports to the BOD on their status, we could avoid doing detail committee work at the BOD meeting & thereby shorten meetings.
9. Adjournment at 9:30 PM
Next Board of Directors’ meeting is scheduled for May 5, 2016
Respectfully Submitted,
Roger Lieske, NFH Secretary

 


 

February 18, 2016 New Freedom Heritage Annual Members’ Meeting

Member Attendees: Brian Almony , Denis Bazuine, Bill Donahue 3rd, Myra Gillis, Ron Gillis, Tom Healy, Amy Hopkins,
Roger Lieske, Jean Merrill, Sue Myers, Mary Smith, Art Wachter, Robin Snyder-Wiencek
Guest Attendees: Amber Brose, Cindy Brose
The 13 members present exceed the quorum of three members that are required to achieve 20% of 14 members
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM by President Sue Myers with 13 members and 2 guests present.
1. Speaker. Debbie Mancuso from the Teaching Museum for the Fiber Arts and Textiles was scheduled as our speaker, but was unable to be present due to illness. Girl Scout Project was presented by Amber Brose. Library kiosk book exchange to look like vintage house. It was noted that she needs to get New Freedom Borough approval.
2. 2015 Wrap-up
A. Treasurer’s Report – Roger Lieske presented the report on behalf of his wife, Sue, who could not be present due to a conflict in her schedule. for the calendar year 2015 NFH Income was $31,469 compared to a budgeted amount of $15,250. For the same period NFH Expenses were $26,672.26 compared to a budgeted amount of $33,250. Net Income for 2015 was $4,796.74.
Income & Expenses were boosted by the receipt and spending of the $10,000 grant for Freedom Green Community Park improvements. Both Total Assets and Total Liabilities & Equity at the end of 2015 were $30,384.62.
B. Heritage Museum – Sue Myers reported on behalf of Diane Folger. 2015 visitors to the museum totaled about 75 persons. Thanks to Amy Hopkins for doing the museum sign refurbishment. Thanks to volunteers We will be receiving about 80 student visitors from Susquehannock High School in two groups who will be received at the museum by Bruce Merrill. We need a renewed Museum committee.
C. New Freedom Fest – Artists reported by Jean Merrill on behalf of her husband Bruce. Evaluation forms were sent to the 49 2015 Artists, but 9 replies were received. On the question of whether the new mix of placing artists in various locations around the Fest affected the activity seen by these vendors, one reported a loss of 66% while two reported a gain of 15%.
Chair of Fest report from Art Wachter. Next year’s Fest will have artist selecting their location based on first-come, first-served principle. Signage will be displayed indicating where to find all vendors. An effort to have more hands-on type vendors (e.g., blacksmith, potter) where visitors can experience seeing skilled craftsman at work. Sponsors will be solicited based on a five-year plan by 3 to 4 people. Providing sufficient electricity needs to be addressed by getting two generators. Fest profit up $1600 from 2014.
D. Community Events – Ron Gillis reported. Movie Night would like a way to avoid cancelling due to rain. Picnic & Silent Auction planned for July 2016.
E. Freedom Green Park – Sue Myers reported. Christmas Tree Lighting was attended by over 1,000 people reflecting the benefits of cooperating with the Lions Club & having Santa Claus present. An Impromptu Memorial Service used the park when some local citizens experienced violent tragedy. Could there be a Dance Class in the Park this year? A Butterfly Garden was created near the stream in the Park by an enthusiastic & well organized Girl Scout effort. They plan a continuing effort to maintain it! It was noted that the New Freedom Borough effort to improve Marge Goodfellow Park received a $250,000 matching grant.
F. 2015 Reflections – Outgoing President Sue Myers shared her optimistic view of NFH ‘s future based on the successes of 2015.
3. New Officers & Board of Directors (BOD) Elections:
Roger Lieske led the group in the election process. Nominees put forth by Nominations committee were announced as:
Officers – * President – Ron Gillis (2 yr term)
* Vice President – Brenda Putnam (2 yr term)
* Secretary – Roger Lieske (1 yr term, restricted by 6th consecutive year on BOD)
BOD Members – Sue Myers, Robin Reid, Mary Smith & Robin Snyder-Wiencek (2 yr term)
Note: Treasurer Sue Lieske & BOD Members Diane Folger, Jennifer Ickes & Dennis McAvoy have another year of their two year terms to serve & are not up for election this year.
Roger asked whether there were other nominations from the floor and Sue Myers questioned whether Amy Hopkins should be nominated. Amy declined the nomination. (Current nominations result in total of 12, the maximum allowed by the bylaws, so additional nominations would require elimination of one of the nominees). A motion was then made seconded and passed that nominations be closed.
Roger asked if there were any nominees that were objectionable to the group that would require individual voting. No objections were raised and a motion was made, seconded and passed that the slate of nominees be elected.
4. President’s Message – Ron Gillis outlined some of the goals he has for NFH like generating more community involvement and doing things in cooperation with other community groups.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.
5. Social – Let them eat cake!
6. BOD Meeting – With only five of the BOD members available to meet, and a quorum needed of seven, the group decided to set the BOD meeting for 7 PM March 3rd at the Museum.
Respectfully Submitted, Roger Lieske, NFH Secretary

 


 

November 19, 2015 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Present: Sue Myers, Myra Gillis, Roger Lieske, Diane Folger, Amy Hopkins, Dennis McAvoy, Ron Gillis, Robin Reid
Absent: Jen Ickes, Brenda Putnam, Sue Lieske
Guest: Cathy Itzoe
Meeting was opened at 7:00 PM with 8 of the 11 BOD members present.
Agenda – Sue Meyers brought up her list of items to discuss, Freedom Green, the Money, and What is Next for the Green.
• Cathy reported that she had a discussion with Jim Holley. Yes, the unused Monies paid to Met Ed and Verizon will come back to NFH.
John will clean up the wires on the side of the building.
Treasurers Report – Roger presented
• As of October 31, 2015 NFH Income was $30,024.80 compared to the $15,250 yearly budget; Expenses were $10,175.49 compared to the $15,250 yearly budget
• Myra Gillis moved approval, Diane Folger seconded, all aye.
Freedom Green 2016 Budget
• Roger presented the Finance committee recommendation for the 2016 NFH Budget noting that the Freedom Green income & expenses were likely to need changing after plans are solidified.

• Sue Myers asked-if a situation comes up, could it be added into the 2016 Budget?
Roger replied: Yes, it could, using an amendment to the budget.
• Sue brought up future improvements including drainage, a pathway to the Gazebo.
• Ron Gillis moved approval, seconded by Dennis McAvoy, All Aye
Freedom Green 2015 Budget Amendment
• Roger Lieske reported on the Finance committee meeting with Brian from Alrnony, & Jim Holley. Jim evaluated the Almony estimate& noted that the curb cost would be less with a company that already has the forms to shape the concrete.
• The Finance committee and Brian Almony agreed that the first three items in Almony’s proposal would be removed and Jim Holley would obtain estimates for that work at approximately half of what Almony had estimated.
• Jim Holley took the permit forms & will turn them in to the borough
• The handicap ramp federal regulations were discussed. Brian suggested making
it out of pavers.
• In order to proceed with Freedom Green improvements that we now have estimates for, the Finance committee recommends amending the 2015 NFH Budget to allot a total of $22,000.00 to Freedom Green expenses with expenses beyond Freedom green income paid from NFH Retained earnings.
• Ron Gillis made a motion to approve, Diane Folger seconded, All Aye.
A Girl Scout interested in providing a Library Kiosk needs to be contacted.
Sue Myers brought up that New Members are not aware of the committees. Suggested
a survey to members “Where would you like to see us go?”
• Cathy Itzoe suggested, broad ideas but specific questions.
Sue Meyers brought up coordination with other organizations in town for big events.
Next meeting Thursday the 10th of December will be a members meeting.
Nominations Report by Diane Folger
• Ron Gillis will finish Sue Meyer’s term
• Brenda Putnam Vice President
• Robin Reid on the board
• Sue Meyers will continue on the Board.
• Mary Smith on the Board
• Roger Lieske will replace Amy Hopkins as secretary.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:20 PM
• Sue Myers moved approval, Amy Hopkins seconded, All Aye
Respectfully Submitted, Amy Hopkins, 2015 NFH Secretary
Additional editing by Roger Lieske, 2016 NFH Secretary

 


 

August 27, 2015 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Present: Sue Myers, Roger Lieske, Amy Hopkins, Dennis McAvoy, Brenda Putnam, Robin Reid, Sue Lieske
Absent: Jen Ickes, Myra Gillis, Diane Folger, Ron Gillis
Guest: Cathy Itzoe
Meeting was opened at 7:08 PM with 7 of the 11 BOD members present.
An email was received from Scott Furman confirming that he desires to resign from the NFH BOD completing the BOD action at the June 11, 2015 BOD meeting removing him from the NFH BOD.
Lease agreement – Sue Myers cited Covenant 9 of the proposed five-year Lease agreement with New Freedom Borough to discuss; it states, “Tenant shall not sublet the Licensed Premises nor assign this Lease or any rights therein.”
• Brenda Putnam offered written recommendation to let others use the Park
• Cathy Itzoe asked, Why cannot the park be treated like any other Park?
• Brenda Putnam said a letter should be written to the Borough to encourage them to treat
the park as any other park and to have rules as such.
• Dennis suggested a contract on the website for use.
• Brenda said that priority should be given to New Freedom Heritage events (e.g., the Festival)
• Sue Myers brought up extra dates, (the Picnic, etc)
• Sue Lieske said that the Borough has approved the schedule.
• Robin said to extend the planning horizon further for New Freedom Dates.
• Brenda Putnam, moved that we approach the New Freedom Borough Council to make changes to the lease that would encourage use of the Freedom Green Community Park by community members. Dennis McAvoy seconded All Aye
2015 Fest – part 1
• Sue brought up road closures
• Layout meeting, Brenda, Sue, Art, Bruce (non-profits)
Museum Security
• Sue Myers brought up that we are no closer on the Museum security.
• Sue Lieske said the phone is disconnected at this point.
• Robin Reid said that the WiFi cabling needs to be approved by the Borough because Lease agreement states that it needs written approval.
• Sue Lieske said that the security contract ends at the end of the month.
• Brenda Putnam suggested a motion detector with recording capabilities.
2015 Fest – part 2
• layout meeting, need the large paper plan!!
• Brenda needs to meet with Bruce about the layout for non-profits.
Freedom Green
• 2016 NFH Budget: How much for the next phase of the Green??
• Robin Reid visited the Hershey Rain Garden and brought up the Bio logs made of
coconut mulch. Check into the cost!!
• Sue Myers brought up that Mary Kline (landscaper) had talked about the drainage
problem, Suggestion was more grass, less mulch.
• Sue Myers mentioned that the Girl Scouts had started the Garden.
Lease – Roger Lieske, pointed out we need to have the Board vote on the Lease.
Membership
• Sue Myers brought up having a paper welcoming new members.
• Brenda suggested assigning them a “Buddy.”
• Robin Reid said that we may already have that information on the Web.
• Brenda Putnam said to divide what the board has to vote on and let the members decide the other stuff.
• Sue Myers and Brenda said to let the members decide and ask their opinion.
• Sue Lieske said that the form is sent out every year and nobody checks it out!
Miscellaneous
• Sue Lieske said that Pennsylvania has money for us in unclaimed property.
• Treasurer requests all the numbers by October for the 2016 NFH budget.
• Next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for November 12th
• Sue Meyers said to ask Diane about the nominating committee
Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 PM
Sue Myers moved approval, Amy Hopkins seconded, All Aye
Respectfully Submitted, Amy Hopkins, 2015 NFH Secretary
Additional editing by Roger Lieske, 2016 NFH Secretary

 


 

June 11, 2015 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Present: Sue Myers, Myra Gillis, Roger Lieske, Diane Folger, Amy Hopkins, Dennis McAvoy, Brenda Putnam
Absent: Jen Ickes, Robin Reid, Ron Gillis, Sue Lieske, Scott Furman
Meeting was opened at 8:00 PM with 7 of the 12 BOD members present.
Next Board of Directors’ meetings will be August 13 and November 12, 2015
Freedom Green/Museum
• Diane Folger brought up that the utility pole needs to come down as the Verizon Line is still on.
• Brenda Putnam suggested that we get rid of the pole and install a squeaky door alarm.
• A WiFi motion sensor alarm was discussed as a possibility.
• Roger Lieske reported the costs for the current Museum security system as $170.00 for the telephone & $120.00 for the security monitor over a five month period.
• It was moved that we cancel Verizon and remove the pole.
Motion seconded and passed.
• Roger Lieske reported $1918 had been spent as museum expense as of May 31st ($800 on insurance) & $818 has been raised in donations to Freedom Green to supplement the $10,000 grant we received.
• Sue Meyers, this is not enough funding for it, but the Patio is the next step.
It was reported that Scott Furman has moved & is resigning from the NFH BOD.
• Motion made & seconded that we accept Scott’s resignation pending written confirmation that this is his desire, all aye.
Amy Hopkins action: meeting minutes need to be sent to all BOD members for approval.
• 4 board meetings, 1 annual members meeting
Sign Board
• Myra Gillis: letters for the sign board (for park announcements)
• Diane Folger suggested using Continental Sign for the letters
• Brenda Putnam suggested the use of pre-made signs that would slide in.
• Sue Meyers brought up the budget for signs.
• Roger Lieske stated that the Administration budget is a better place for sign expenses
• The letters need to be measured on the Wishing Well.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:37 PM
Sue Myers moved approval, Amy Hopkins seconded, All Aye
Respectfully Submitted, Amy Hopkins, 2015 NFH Secretary
Additional editing by Roger Lieske, 2016 NFH Secretary

 


 

February 12, 2015 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Present: Sue Myers, Brenda Putnam, Robin Reid, Ron Gillis, Myra Gillis, Roger Lieske, Sue Lieske, Diane Folger, Scott Furman, Amy Hopkins, Dennis McAvoy Absent: Jen Ickes
Meeting was opened at 8:00 PM with 11 of the 12 BOD members present.
President’s Report – Sue Myers
* Recommend 2nd Thursday of each month for meetings @ 7 pm / Museum
4 Board Meetings each year / following regular meeting (dates to be announced)
Treasurer’s Report – Sue Lieske
* Roger Lieske reviewed the report while Sue Lieske made copies for all.
* Balance sheet Jan 31, 2015 shows Freedom Green expenses exceed funds raised by $7,219.21 with an estimated $4,000 in committed expenses yet to be paid to install bricks and other items.
* An unbalanced Budget for 2015 proposed by Finance Committee was presented for discussion.
* Robin Reid suggested we add $1,000 to income from Freedom Green Fund Raisers.
* Ron Gillis suggested Movie Night show $550 Income this year. Cost of movies approx. $100 each means expenses of $250 is appropriate. – Ron Gillis / Brenda Putnam
* Roger Lieske suggested we need $8k to $10k minimum balance in assets for operating expenses when we consider directing NFH funds to Freedom Green.
* After implementing suggested modifications the following balanced Budget for 2015 was voted on.

NFH Budget for 2015
Category Income Expenses
Administration $1,500 $1,000
Fest $12,000 $6,000
Freedom Green $1,000 $4,000
Movie Night $550 $250
Museum $200 $4,000
Total $12,500 $12,500

Approval moved by Sue Myers, Second by Brenda Putnam, All Aye
Discussions
* Dinosaur Week at Steam Into History starting first week in June – Myra Gillis
* Lease on Museum ending in fall. Needs review before hand. Brenda Putnam (Roger Lieske will email current Lease to BOD).
* Roger Lieske Concern about Proper Board Voting Etiquette of Family Plan Members both on Board at same time. Board unambiguously agreed that each person of the Family Plan Membership has the right to a single vote if serving on the Board.
* Sue Lieske List of new Approved Board Slate will be issued to the State when tax report is filed.
* Sue Myers Mentioned that a new level of tax filing paperwork kicks in at $50,000 of Gross Income
Meeting Adjourned at 8:45 PM
Sue Myers moved approval, Ron Gillis seconded, All Aye
Respectively Submitted, Amy Hopkins, Secretary

 


 

February 12, 2015 New Freedom Heritage Members Annual Meeting

Member Attendees: Will Kirkpatrick, Diane Folger, Jack Folger, Sue Myers, Brenda Putnam, Peter Putnam, Amy Hopkins, Dennis McAvoy, Scott Furman, Jean Merrill, Bruce Merrill, Ron Gillis, Myra Gillis, Roger Lieske, Sue Lieske, Robin Reid Guests: Randy Johnson, Shannon Hallisey, Kristen Boyd
The meeting was opened at 7:05 PM with 16 members and 3 guests present.
2014 President, Will Kirkpatrick thanked everyone for their involvement with the NF Heritage, Inc. during year. He shared a Holiday House Tour Poster that he had on the wall of his basement drawn by Sweetman.
Elections:
Nominees nominated by committee
* President – Sue Myers
* Secretary – Amy Hopkins
* Treasurer – Sue Lieske
* Board Members: Diane Folger, Jennifer Ickes, Dennis McAvoy & Roger Lieske
Note Vice President Brenda Putnam & Board Members Scott Furman, Ron Gillis & Robin Reid have another year of their two year terms to serve & are not up for election this year
* Myra Gillis was nominated to serve as a Board Member from the floor & added to the ballot.
All in favor ( all responded positive, no opposed)
Committee Reports
Will then passed the reins over to our new President, Sue Myers
Fest – * Diane discussed the fest success for 2014 over $6,000 in profit!
* Diane thanked Peter Putnam for nominating the Fest as his charity of choice through McCormick match and collected over $600
* Art Watcher will be taking over as chairman for the festival
Museum – * The museum has had over 150 sign in since it opened, many don’t sign in
* The museum is looking for volunteers to host during the coming year
* Had a volunteer (Bill Kerr) from the High School who brought in about 25 students for a local history project
* Debbie Mancuso is trying to start a textile mill museum near Winterstown. She is looking for more information on the history of sewing factories around here.
* Linked the High School group with the sewing factory
* Diane mentioned she had someone requesting information on the St John the Baptist Church
* Diane would like to encourage others with Genealogy to drop off any research for the collection.
* Welcome the Folgers New Baby granddaughter!!!!
* Welcome Will’s new mutt! Hope he does not chew up the sofa!
Movie Night – * Ron discussed the movies, and donations. Powerhouse generator sponsored for $100
* Ron discussed new membership: Sons of Sicily and Southern Auto Tech, CJ’s, SALs.
* Ron proposed that we do restaurant night for the restaurants helping us and donating.
Freedom Green – * Sue – Freedom Green {Patio and Gazebo this year. Hopefully this year more work around the museum and patio. Applied for new grant. Kinsley still has request open. New fundraisers to be discussed at next meeting
* Sue offered appreciation to all of the volunteers.
* Fundraiser ideas, see list and sign-up: Fiddle fest, EMC Day , Dream wrights, picnic days, New Freedom Idle, July 4th, Santa in the Gazebo with pictures.
* Brenda suggested that once our park is complete we should help with Marge Goodfellow park. Coordinate with the rec board
* Goodwill may want to have a table or get involved as a non-profit at the Freedom Fest.
Action Items – Contact Bill Kerr for copies of the history reports
Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM
Respectively Submitted, Amy Hopkins, Secretary

 


 

Oct 16, 2014 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Attendance: Diane Folger, Jennifer Ickes, Roger Lieske, Sue Lieske, Scott Furman & Robin Reid.
The six BOD members present exceed the quorum of five members that are required to achieve >50% of the 9 BOD members
Guest: Sue Myers.

Meeting called to order at 8:20 PM by Roger Lieske as Secretary in accord with the order cited in the bylaws given the absence of the President & Vice President.

New Business:
– Minutes of June BOD Meeting – Minutes of the Aug 21, 2014 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting were approved as emailed to BOD members.

-Treasurer’s Report – Sue Lieske reported for the period from January 1, 2014 through October 15, 2014. Freedom Green income was $33,257.35, but expenses of $62,383.24 reduced the balance to ($29,125.89). Freedom Green Account had an additional $21,027.00 at the end of 2013 and the BOD had authorized spending of an additional $5,000 above receipts to enable the gazebo to be available for the Fest. The Freedom Green account balance is ($8,098.89) vs. ($5000) authorized. Additional bills of unknown amounts for Freedom Green electrical work & gazebo insurance of <$300 are still expected this year. NFH Total income was $48,336.11, but expenses of $71,924.12 reduced the 2014 net gain/(loss) to ($23,588.01). NFH Assets total $47,206.53 prior to paying the remaining $20,217 for the gazebo, but $26,989.53 after. A motion was passed to approve the Treasurer's report as presented. - Freedom Green - A motion was passed to treat Freedom Green expenses in excess of the Freedom Green receipts as to be reimbursed by future donations and to limit further Freedom Green expenditures to essential items until a sufficient positive Freedom Green account balance is achieved. - Next BOD Meeting - Discussion at the Members' meeting prior to the BOD meeting settled on using the Nov 20th Members' meeting to brainstorm future events, activities & goals of NFH. Following that meeting the BOD will meet to approve the 2015 NFH Budget and discuss actions based on the members' input. Those who served in our 2014 events & activities were requested to provide 2015 budget requests to the Treasurer within the next two weeks. - Use of Freedom Green by groups - NFH has received another request for use of the Freedom Green. We agreed that we need clarification from New Freedom Borough that will be sought by Diane Folger & Sue Myers at the next Borough Council meeting. - Nominating Committee for 2015 BOD - Diane Folger, Cathy Itzoe and Sue Myers agreed to serve. - NFH Newsletter - Membership chair Jennifer Ickes has been mailing an NFH Newsletter to NFH Members. She noted that future editions depend on articles provided by the chairpersons of various NFH activities . Meeting adjourned at 9:40 PM. Respectfully submitted, Roger Lieske, Secretary  


 

Aug 21, 2014 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Attendance: Diane Folger, Ron Gillis, Roger Lieske, Sue Lieske, Scott Furman, & Brenda Putnam.
The six BOD members present meet the quorum of five members that are required to achieve >50% of the 9 BOD members (reduced from 10 by the resignation of Diane Keuler).
Visitors: Jean Holley, Cathy Itzoe, Bruce Merrill, Jean Merrill & Sue Myers.

Meeting called to order by Brenda Putnam as Vice President in accord with the order cited in the bylaws given the absence of the President.

New Business:
– Minutes of June BOD Meeting – Minutes of the June 19, 2014 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting were approved as emailed to BOD members.

– NFH Fest – Diane reported that 27 Artists were registered along with Food Vendors two less than for last year..

– Museum Sign – The wooden sign fell apart. Repair is estimated to cost $480 while a new sign from Sal would cost $1,000. A metal sign was suggested by a vendor in Gettysburg. Diane is to obtain quotes on options.

– Movie Night – Scheduled for Saturday, Sep 13th.

– Freedom Green – Gazebo was approved by New Freedom Borough Council. Sue Myers reported that we are considering either a concrete or gravel base under the gazebo. Insurance on gazebo would be about $100 according to Keller-Brown. A motion was made, seconded, and approved that NFH procure appropriate gazebo insurance at a cost of up to $300 per year.

– Secretary Appointment – Moved that Roger Lieske be appointed NFH Secretary to serve the remainder of term through February 2015. Seconded and Passed.

-Treasurer’s Report – Sue Lieske reported that as of July 31 2014 Freedom Green income was $30,732.35, but expenses of $21,682.82 reduced the balance to $9,049.53. NFH Total income was $36,467.06, but expenses of $25,033.44 reduced the balance to $11,433.62. NFH Assets total $60,297.74.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Roger Lieske, Secretary

 


 

June 19, 2014 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Attendance: Diane Folger, Bruce Merrill, Roger Lieske, Scott Furman, Brenda Putnam & Robin Reid.
The six BOD members present meet the quorum of six members that are required to achieve >50% of the 11 BOD members.

Meeting called to order by Brenda Putnam as Vice President in accord with the order cited in the bylaws given the absence of the President.

New Business:
– Treasurer Appointment – Moved that Sue Lieske be appointed NFH Treasurer to serve the remainder of Bruce Merrill’s term from July 2014 through February 2015. Seconded and Passed.

-Treasurer’s Report – Bruce reported that Freedom Green Funds total $ 21,691.65 and NFH Assets total $ 50,476.62. Outstanding Freedom Green bills are $16,100.

– Budget Amendments – The Finance Committee has recommended several amendments to the NFH Budget as follows:
1) Add $500 to expenditures for Mural Restoration. A motion was made, seconded, and approved.
2) Add new Budget Categories for Membership and Movie Night. A motion was made, seconded, and approved.
3) Modify Budget funding allocations as follows:
a. Increase Administrative budget expenses by $200 from $1800 to $2000.
b. Move membership dues receipts from Administration to Membership
c. Move Movie sponsorships from Administration to a Movie Night revenue line
d. Allow Movie Night expenses up to the amount of donations received
e. Allow Freedom Green expenses up to the amount of funds in the Freedom Green account
A motion was made, seconded, and approved.
4) Fix Museum light from Museum (or Administration) funds up to $1,000. A motion was made, seconded, and approved.
5) Add expense budget for membership at $300 Including expenses already incurred.
A motion was made, seconded, and approved.

– Minutes of March BOD Meeting – Minutes of the March 20, 2014 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting were approved as emailed to BOD members.

– Movie Night procedures – Tighten Movie Night procedure so a key to the Museum will be available for restroom access. A motion was made, seconded, and approved.

Pertinent items from: Members Meeting preceding BOD Meeting:
-.Movie Night – Movie Night held drew about 90 people and profited $130 on food.
– Kiosk – A High School class wants to create a local history element to available subjects.
– Youth Membership suggested – In BOD meeting a motion to Table consideration of the suggestion was made, seconded, and approved.
– Parking along train tracks – Concerns were raised about the appearance of Steam into History customers parking along the tracks in front of the Museum. It was decided to speak to Bob Gottwolls and, if necessary, Bureau of Parks who own the land.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Roger Lieske, Secretary pro tem

 


 

March 20, 2014 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Attendance: Diane Folger, Bruce Merrill, Roger Lieske, Scott Furman, Ron Gillis & Jen Ickes.
The six BOD members present meet the quorum of six members that are required to achieve >50% of the 11 BOD members.

Meeting called to order at 8:31 PM by Bruce Merrill as Treasurer in accord with the order cited in the bylaws given the absence of the President, Vice President and Secretary.

New Business:
-Steam into History request for a monetary donation was denied, but we affirmed our support and cooperation with Steam into History.

-Treasurer’s Report – Bruce reported that Freedom Green Funds total $26,612.65 and NFH Assets total $54,502.43. Outstanding bills are minimal with $13.75 due on the credit card account and $1.33 due in collected PA sales taxes.

– Proposed Bylaw Amendment – The wording of a proposed amendment to our bylaws was sent to all BOD members before the meeting and was now ready for discussion. Amendments require a two-thirds majority to be approved. A motion was made, seconded, and approved by a 5 to 1 vote to amend the bylaws as proposed. Bruce voted in opposition based on desiring that all restrictions to continuous service be removed.
The proposed amendment clarifies the bylaws Article IV, Section 4 wording
From: “Section 4: Terms. All Board members shall serve 2 year terms, but are eligible for re-election for a total of three terms.”

TO: “Section 4: Terms. All Board members shall serve 2 year terms, but are eligible for re-election for a total of no more than three terms six consecutive years.”
Meeting adjourned at 8:52 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Roger Lieske,
Secretary pro tem

 


 

March 20, 2014 New Freedom Heritage Members (Annual) Meeting

Attendance: Diane Folger, Jean Merrill, Bruce Merrill, Sue Myers, Roger Lieske, Scott Furman, Ron Gillis, Jen Ickes, Tom Healy & Joe Itzoe.
The ten members present exceed the quorum of six members that are required to achieve 20% of the 29 members.

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Bruce Merrill as the only NFH officer present.

New Business:
-Elections of Officers and other NFH Board of Directors members was postponed from the February Members Meeting to the March Members Meeting due to not having a slate of nominees from the nominating committee.
-Motion was made, seconded, and approved to elect Will Kirkpatrick as President and Brenda Putnam as Vice-President.
-Motion was made, seconded, and approved to elect Ron Gillis, and to reelect Scott Furman & Robin Reid, to the board of directors.

Discussion was held regarding the office of Treasurer and Secretary. Myra Gillis has declined both offices as has Peter Putnam. Joe and/or Sandy Itzoe may consent to be nominated after reviewing the task descriptions. David Vanderstreek is also considering the office of Treasurer. Bruce Merrill has agreed to continue as Treasurer until a replacement is found and will go over the task descriptions with potential candidates.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Roger Lieske,
Secretary pro tem

 


 

October 25, 2012 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Attendance: Will Kirkpatrick, Robin Reid, Bruce Merrill, Jean Merrill, Sue Lieske, Roger Lieske, Margaret Thoman, and Jennifer Wilson.

Meeting called to order at 7:05PM.

Old Business:
July 26, 2012 Board of Director minutes approved.
Budget Committee approved 2013 budget.
Insurance policy competitive quote will save some money, but needs finalization. Roger will pursue this and BOD will vote via email on final proposal.

New Business:
Treasurer report was approved as submitted.
Budget for 2013 was approved as submitted.

Freedom Green: It was requested that the Freedom Green Committee meet with the Board of Directors at the February 28, 2013 meeting to provide updates on the project.

Kiosk: The community is utilizing the Kiosk. There are two remaining videos that should be received in November, 2012.

BOD Meeting Minutes: It was agreed that our policy will be to send Draft and Approved BOD Minutes to all members of the BOD, whether or not they were in attendance at the Meeting the Minutes report on.

Member Meetings: There will be four Member Meetings per year. At these meetings, committees will provide updates to the attendee’s. Next Member Meeting will be Thursday February 21, 2013.

BOD Nominations for 2013 were discussed and there will be 3-4 available Board positions. The BOD will attempt to identify interested people who could contribute to the NFH with their expertise in history, culture, and/or the environment.

The possibility of having more than three keys to the 22 Railroad Ave Museum building was discussed and, although not in the lease agreement, New Freedom Borough (landlord) has expressed a desire to limit the keys to three. The existing keys are marked “do not duplicate”. It was decided to live with only three keys for now, and depend on Will, Di & Bruce to provide others with needed access.

Member’s Dues: The new member dues will be $25.00 per year for new and sustaining members.

The meeting adjourned at 8:45PM.

 


 

September 20, 2012 Special New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Attendees: Will Kirkpatrick, Robin Reid, Margaret Thoman, Scott Furman, Sue Lieske, Roger Lieske, and Jennifer Wilson.

The Freedom Green Committee requested an increase in budget for the first phase of the Freedom Green Project. The request is to increase the budget from $300 to $11,000. This increase will cover basic elements (coarse grading, adding topsoil, fine grading, adding pathways, parking lot, removing diseased tree, removing asphalt, completing electrical work, stabilizing disturbed areas including planting grass seed).

The Board motioned and approved this request with the funding coming from retained earnings. The Board requested that Sue Myers act as Project Manager.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30PM.

 


 

July 26, 2012 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting

Attendance: Roger Lieske, Sue Lieske, Margaret Thoman, Scott Furman, Will Kirkpatrick, Ron Gillis, and Jennifer Wilson.

Meeting called to order at 7:05PM.

New Business:
Treasurer Report: Current balance to date $43,381.
Fest Committee: Members of the Fest Committee reported that the planning for the Fest is on track and moving forward.

Bylaw Changes: A motion was made and approved by the Board to amend NFH Bylaws Article IV, section 7. “The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of actions at Member and Board meetings including overseeing the taking of minutes at all Member and Board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each Board Member, and assuring that corporate records are maintained.” Note that the taking of minutes at meetings that the secretary cannot attend may be delegated to a Secretary pro tem without violating this wording.
Advertisement: A motion was made and approved by the Board to again advertise in the York County Visitor Guide. This is at a cost of $220.00.

A motion was made and approved to purchase $100 worth of school supplies to donate at the “National Night Out” event taking place on August 7, 2012.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25PM.
April 5, 2012 New Freedom Heritage Board of Directors Meeting
Attendance: Will Kirkpatrick, Jean Merrill, Bruce Merrill, Robin Reid, Jen Wilson.
Meeting called to order at 7:10PM.

Old Business:
-The board discussed that NFH is not in the position to support a political stance in regards to the LaMotte’s building/property. This was proposed during the 3/8/12 Members Meeting by Larry O’Brian (New Freedom Borough Council).

New Business:
Treasurer Report: Net Income to date $24,084.45 and Total Assets to date $52,692.43.
Fest Committee:
Members of the Fest Committee reported the following planning details:
-EMC stage will remain where it has been for the past 2 years. It is being proposed that the stage be used for other things, 30-40 minutes per act and then a break.
-The committee is looking into obtaining a children’s band for the kid’s area.
-Only hand-made arts & crafts will be allowed to be sold by the vendor’s.
-The committee is still searching for someone to head the art committee.
Kiosk Development:
It was reported that the New Freedom Heritage Theater and Kiosk project is moving ahead. The Heritage Theater will be housed in the museum and will show historical videos related to New Freedom. The Heritage Kiosk will show the evolution of New Freedom landmarks and will show shorter versions of the videos that will be shown in the Heritage Theater. The kiosk will be available for deployment to suitable community organizations. The theater and kiosk are underwritten in a large part by a grant from the Cultural Alliance of York County. The Cultural Alliance awarded New Freedom Heritage $21,600 towards the project. This award was the largest single award that the Cultural Alliance made under their Creative Impact Award program. We still need to raise an additional $5000 to be able to complete the project. We have submitted financial support requests to potential corporate sponsors and are awaiting their response.

Meetings (attendance and frequency):
-Attendance has been low and it is proposed that member meetings are held less frequently and/or as needed.
-Committee meetings will be held as needed.
-Schedule guest speakers to speak once a month at the museum when open.
-Board meetings schedule will remain the same.
-It was proposed that a “Member Picnic” be held instead of the members meeting in July, 2012.

Insurance:
It was recommended to get several quotes on the D&O insurance and to further examine if the insurance is necessary. The policy also needs to be corrected as NFH is identified as a LLC on the declaration page.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15PM.

 


 

February 16, 2012 New Freedom Heritage Annual Meeting
Attendance: Diane Folger, Brenda Putnam, Jean Merrill, Bruce Merrill, Sue Myers, Sue Lieske, Roger Lieske, Jen Wilson, Scott Furman, Margaret Thoman, Robin Reid.
Meeting called to order at 7:15PM.

Old Business:
-Diane reported that the museum opening on February 4, 2012 was a huge success.

New Business:
Treasurer Report: Sue Lieske reports that the current funds balance is $30,217.
-The alley in front of the museum has been abandoned by the borough. Paving is scheduled for this summer or fall. Once paving is complete, the alley will not be a through street.
-The movie scheduled for June 16, 2012 will be “Dolphin Tale”.
-The Cultural Alliance of York granted a Creative Impact Award in the amount of $21,600 to NFH. This grant will facilitate the creation of a kiosk that will outline the boroughs evolution and history. While the grant has been awarded, NHF must raise money that will be matched 2-1.
-Motions were made, seconded, and approved to elect Will Kirkpatrick as President, Brenda Putnam as Vice-President, and Jen Wilson as Secretary.
-Motions were made, seconded, and approved to elect Bruce Merrill, Jean Merrill & Robin Reid, and to reelect Scott Furman & Margaret Thoman to the board.

Presentation:
The informative presentation about Steam into History, INC. was given by Bob Gotwols. (Bob conducted a previous presentation to NFH on 4/7/2011). During the current presentation, Bob explained details of the planning and showed an aerial map of the plans. Bob answered many questions and stated he will take NHF’s requests into consideration.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30PM.

November 3, 2011 board of Directors Meeting
Attendance: Diane Folger, Roger Lieske, Sue Lieske, Margaret Thoman, Scott Furman, Jean Merrill
Meeting called to order at 7:06pm.

Old Business: June Board minutes approved by all present

New Business: The board discussed changing the Membership dues from the current $20.00/family. The board voted unanimously to maintain the current membership dues price.

Treasurer’s Report:
Total expenses to date $10,217.27, Total income to date $11,377.74 leaving a net income of $1,160.47.
The Finance committee met on Thursday October 27, 2011 their proposed 2012 Budget was presented to the Board. The only known number that may change on the budget will pertain to the cost of insurance due to the need to insure the contents of the museum.
The Board voted and approved the 2012 Budget.

Freedom Green:
The board discussed the outside use of Sign Board on Freedom Green by the Boy Scouts.
A motion was made and approved by the Board to allow nonprofits and community organizations to put a message on the sign board at the discretion of NFH for a time that will be no more than 21 days long, provided that the message does not conflict with the mission of NFH. Each message will be emailed to Board members for approval, a simple majority email vote will determine if a message shall be allowed.

Stream Cleanup Permit:
The Stream rehabilitation permit has been obtained. The insurance carrier stated that anyone who works on the stream will be covered under our insurance policy since it is under the auspices of a New Freedom Heritage project. The stream rehabilitation meeting will be held at the January NFH meeting. The date for the stream rehab project is set for April 14th 2012.

Museum:
The Board discussed purchasing “Around New Freedom” books to be sold in the museum. The last “Around New Freedom” book was sold. The Board approved the purchase of “Around New Freedom” books at the best price possible and to put the cost under museum collection costs in the budget. The grand opening of the museum will be February 4, 2012.

Election/Re-election of Board Members and Officers:
Diane Folger’s term as president and Jean Merrill’s term as secretary ends in Feb 2012. Diane Folger, Susan Gorham and Molly Adler will be retiring as board members. Sue Lieske and Roger Lieske will continue through their term which ends in February of 2013. The board discussed the need for new officers and board members for 2012. The nominating committee will contact members for these positions.

The meeting adjourned at 8:20pm

 


 

June 8, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 8:00pm
Attending: Diane Folger, Sue Lieske, Jean Merrill, Scott Furman, and Roger Lieske.

New Business:
The New Freedom Heritage April 2011 Board meeting minutes have been posted on the New Freedom Heritage website. The minutes for the April 2011New Freedom Heritage Board were approved by the Board members via email.

The Board approved the new mission/vision statement for the New Freedom Heritage Museum.

Mission Statement: Preserve New Freedom’s history for future generations through written, oral, and historical items depicting New Freedom’s Heritage.

Vision Statement: Encourage helpful community relationships through awareness of New Freedom’s cultural character.

The Board voted unanimously that shared usage of the museum building by Steam into History, Inc, is not something we want to pursue at this time, due to the fact that the museum is still under construction potentially conflicting with both Steam into History, Inc and NFH ability to use the space. Additionally, the New Freedom Heritage museum lease does not allow the ability to sublet space in the building. The above approved motion included New Freedom Heritage’s desire to support Steam into History, Inc in their endeavors and to send a support letter informing them of the NFH Board decision.

At the April 2011 Board meeting an initiative was approved to update the New Freedom Heritage bylaws. The Board voted to approve the updated bylaws that were presented at the June 8 2011 Board meeting.

After discussion the Board approved that the New Freedom Heritage President could sign the stream cleanup permit as the point of contact for the stream cleanup. The stream cleanup must be done prior to the Freedom Green Park development proceeding.

The Board approved cancelling a July meeting of the New Freedom Heritage Board.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.

 


 

April 7, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm
Attending: Diane Folger, Sue Lieske, Jean Merrill, Scott Furman, Susan Gorham, Roger Lieske, Margaret Thoman
Guest Speakers: Bob & Jackie Gotwals (Present only during their Presentation)

Presentation: The informative presentation about Steam into History, INC was given by Bob Gotwols. This organization is building a Steam driven Locomotive and passenger train to promote tourism and education on the former Northern Central Rail Line. When finished it will start in New Freedom and run to Hanover Junction and back. Steam into History proposes to be open for business by 2013.

New Business:
The Board voted to approve joining the York County Visitors Bureau both as a member and for the event listing section for the year starting July 2011 – June 2012. The benefits derived will be improved publicity for the Freedom Fest. The cost (joining membership and event listing) comes to $220.00.

The Board voted to revalidate the need to purchase a computer for treasury functions. The original need for a computer purchase was approved in the FY2011 budget at the November 2010 Board meeting.

The Board voted to disapprove adding a line to the budget for gift giving.

The Board voted to reaffirm the practice requiring two signatures on checks drawn from New Freedom Heritage accounts.

The Board voted the appointment of the following individuals to the finance committee: Sue Lieske, Roger Lieske, Diane Folger, Scott Furman, and Bruce Merrill.

The Board approved the need for updating the wording of the bylaws. Additionally the Board approved the modification of the NFH website to add a Bylaws page and delete the page to subscribe to a non-existent NFH Newsletter.

Treasurer Report:
Expenses for First Quarter 2011 totaled $606.05, Income for first Quarter 2011 totaled$1,120.85.

The Board decided to cease attempts to obtain PA Sales Tax Exemption given that NFH does not do “Charity to Persons” or “Government Service”, which are two of the five criteria required to qualify for a Sales Tax Exempt Status.

The Board voted to approve the treasurer’s report.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 pm.

 


 

July 13. 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 7:05pm
Attending: Diane Folger, Molly Adler, Bruce Merrill, Connie Chandler, Jean Merrill, Marianne Winkleman

Old Business:
Motion was made and seconded to approve the April Board Minutes.

Motion was made, seconded and approved to have the amended bylaws from the January Meeting to be written so that they are incorporated into the existing by-laws.

New Business:
Motion was made, seconded and approved to use postcards to sell at the September fest, and additionally for membership reminders for both the annual meeting and for membership renewals.

A motion was made, seconded and approved by the board to allot the amount of $250.00 for the cost of making the postcards.

Motion was made, seconded, and approved to write an article for the New Freedom Borough newsletter regarding membership renewal and the Annual meeting to be placed in the 4th quarter 2010, and the 1st quarter 2011 newsletters.

Motion was made, seconded and approved to provide the approved board minutes, to be placed on the New Freedom Heritage website as a link without the use of a password, and to the New Freedom Borough Council.

The Treasures report was presented and a motion to approve the report was made, seconded and approved by the board.

Motion was made, seconded and approved to seek a proclamation from Ron Miller for the September fest.

Motion was tabled on ordering New Freedom Books for resale at the September Fest.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm.