CAMPBELL COUNTY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

7:00 pm, Thursday March 8, 2018

 

ATTENDANCE:     45

CALL TO ORDER

o   The January meeting was held at the former Newport rolling mill steel plant office.

o   Dean Gosney gave a talk on the history of Newport rolling mill steel plant.

REPORTS

Treasurer – Glen Elsener reported that we have a balance on hand of $8,880.10.   

Current Membership – Jan Lester reported that 220 members have paid for 2018.

Newsletter – Jan Lester reported that the May edition of the newsletter will be out at the end of April and will contain the essay contest winners.
History Day – Richard McCormick reported that 170 people attended History day this year which was less than previous years. More aggressive mailings will be used next year to advertise the event.

Veterans Files – Pam Casebolt reported that WWI artifacts that belonged to Joseph J. White who served in France are now on display in the veteran’s museum. 

David Leitch Cabin – Steve Battistone reported that the interior cleanup of the Leitch Cabin is scheduled for March 17 beginning at 9:00 AM and all equipment needed for this undertaking is being donated. Once the cabin is cleaned out donors will be sought for support in saving and relocating the cabin.

Cemeteries – Steve Battistone reported that Marvin Record who provides the Cemetery reports has been in the Intensive Care unit at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas for two weeks.

OFFICE BUSINESS

Gifts and Donations - Richard McCormick reported on the donations that were recently received including items from Bruce Moore that included WWI artifacts that belonged to his grandfather (Joseph J. White) who served in France.

EMAIL & Correspondence

Jan Lester reported that there will be a Ladies Night at the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) on Wednesday March 28 from 6 – 10 PM at the SAR Library located at 809 West Main, Louisville KY. This is a Ladies Only Night of family history research and informative mini-lectures.
 

Jan Lester reported that our Web Site is back up, the address is cchgsky.org. The GenWeb site is also back up.

 

Jan Lester reported that the Campbell County Library will be hosting a ‘Food for Thought” presentation by Dr. Wilcox titled History of Mexican Immigration on March 27.

 

John Boh, Secretary of the Kenton County Historical Society (KCHS) and member of the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society informed members of the upcoming Behringer-Crawford Museum Two Headed Calf Awards Gala that will take place on Thursday March 22 at 6:00 PM at NKU. Among the very deserving winners of this award will be KCHS Vice-President Karl Lietzenmayer who is the senior editor  of Northern Kentucky Heritage magazine.

 

OTHER

Mike Stull reported that the next meeting of the Friends of Evergreen group will take place on April 26 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Ft. Thomas antique mall. Meetings are now schedule for every other month.

 

Ken Reis presented members with a copy of the flyer that he is sending to groups throughout Campbell County informing them of his availability for hosting tours of the Campbell County Historical Society Museum and the Campbell County Log Cabin History and Farm Heritage Museum.

           Jim Schroer reported that there will be a dedication ceremony of “Physicians Row” and 17 East 6th Street in Newport as a Newport Historic
           Landmark by the Newport Board of Commissioners on Friday March 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM. All CCH&GS members were invited to attend.

 

Steve Battistone reported that the organizations fundraiser dance will be held on May 12 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM and will have a Country theme this year, Bev Whitford will provide line dancing lessons at the event. The dance will be held at the Southgate VFW and tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Members were asked to help by providing food and raffle prizes for the event. Sign-up sheets were passed around so members could provide their contact information if they would like to help.

 UPCOMING MEETINGS / EVENTS

 

April 12

Wilder – Dr. James Ramage – The Siege of Cincinnati

May 10

Wilder - Dan Pompillio – Family and Restaurant

June 14

Cold Spring - Picnic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Member News

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Dan Christen, Secretary

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