7:00 pm, Thursday May 10, 2018




o   The May meeting was held at the Wilder City Building. President Steve Battistone thanked the City of Wilder for the use of their facility and welcomed members and guests.

o   Featured speaker for the evening was Dan Pompillio who gave a presentation on his family and their restaurant that is located in Newport.


Treasurer – Glen Elsener reported that we have a balance on hand of $10,085.30.

 Current Membership – Steve Battistone reported that 235 members have paid for 2018.

  Newsletter – Steve Battistone reported that the next newsletter will be out in early September and articles for the edition are due by mid-August.


Veterans Files – There was nothing new to report on Veterans files or the Alexandria veterans project.


David Leitch Cabin  

o   Steve Battistone thanked Joe Manning for his work on the Leitch Cabin. Joe has placed gravel on the driveway and cleared brush from around the cabin.

o   Additional work is needed to clean up the porch and the yard of the cabin.

o   The archeological survey has been postponed due to the schedule of the NKU professor; she may be able to do the survey in the fall. Steve is going to call Jeanine Kinderbrink to see if she wants to get involved in the project.


Speaking Engagements  

Steve Battistone reported that several groups have scheduled tours of the CCH&GS facility and/or Ken’s log cabin museum. 

o   May 18 - St. Philips School students (entire school) and faculty will tour both museums. 71 students and 8 adults are expected.

o   June 5 - Campbell County Retired Teachers are scheduled for the Log Cabin Museum. 45 – 50 people are expected.

o   June 7 - Members of the Ivy Ridge Condo Association are scheduled for June 7. 10 – 15 people are expected.


Campbell Lodge

Steve Battistone reported that some of the Board members toured the Henry Farney house on the Campbell Lodge property on April 14. The group was also joined by architectural historians Walter Landrum and Stewart Maxwell who will be producing a report on the architectural features of the structure. The Brighton Center is still hoping to rehab the building if they can get funding.


Gifts and Donations -  

Rodney Skeen created and donated a display piece for a Jersey Farm Dairy display.


History Day                             

Richard McCormick reported that the next meeting of the committee will be scheduled sometime in May.


EMAIL & Correspondence

          There was nothing new to report on email and correspondence.

          CCHG&S Web Site

Steve Battistone reported that updates to the web site are at a standstill. He needs to contact Jeff Lester to schedule training for the selected group of Board members.



Evergreen Cemetery - Mike Stull reported that the cemetery cleanup day that was scheduled for April was rescheduled due to bad weather, the new date is June 30 from 12:00 - 3:00. The next meeting of the Friends of Evergreen group will take place on June 28 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Ft. Thomas antique mall.   


Steve Battistone reported that the organizations fundraiser dance will be held at the Southgate VFW on May 12 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM. Tickets were available for sale at the meeting.


Steve Battistone reported that the old Greenline Bus Terminal in Newport has been purchased by Fedders Construction Company. Dan Christen attended the ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, May 9th and took pictures of the facility in its current condition. We will be invited back in October to tour the facility once it has been rehabbed.




June 1 - 3

Civil War reenactment in Cynthiana

June 14

Cold Spring - Picnic

July 12

Doyle Country Club – Dayton Ky. Talk on Tacoma and Beaches of Dayton

August 9

Ft. Thomas Mess Hall – Talk on the Altamont Hotel

September 13

Wilder – Essay Contest Winners to present their articles


Member News

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Dan Christen, Secretary

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