CAMPBELL COUNTY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Submitted by Richard McCormick 14 June 2021
Around 6:00, the doors to the Southbank Partners Building opened to allow society members to get up-close to and even touch the bell.
At approximately 6:30, the bell rang, impressing visitors with
At 6:57, Society President Steve Battistone called the
abbreviated business meeting to order, welcoming everyone to the first meeting
since February of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reading of minutes from the previous meeting was waived.
Glen Elsener gave the treasury report of revenue and expenses
from the previous month.
Richard McCormick reported that donations had continued to come
in to the society and that each newsletter contains more specifics.
Jan Lester reported that membership stands at 250 members, but
that the Society’s goal is to reach 300. She asked those present to encourage
friends and family to join.
Jan stated the next newsletter will mail in late August. She
stated the Society wants a variety of articles and authors. Articles should be
to her the first week of August.
Jan reported on some of the communications from the recent
past, mentioning that several genealogical requests had been received and a
library in St. Louis ordered more than $600 in Society publications.
Steve reported that the veterans files now contain 13,948
He announced that
One Day in Campbell County
is available, even at the meeting.
Steve further informed guests that the next three membership
meetings will take place in the Wilder City Building. For July and August he
is waiting for confirmation from possible presenters. The September meeting
will feature Jay Erisman from New Riff Distillery with a discussion of the
history of distilleries in Campbell County and a possible bourbon tasting.
Steve described the Society’s 2023 Strategic Plan. He focused
on the need for increased volunteerism.
He introduced Volunteer Coordinator Susan Waters, who described
some of the areas in which volunteers can help.
Steve turned the meeting over to Joyce McMullin from Southbank
Partners. She discussed the history of the World Peace Bell, described what
Southbank Partners is, and answered questions from guests.
With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:38.
Richard McCormick II