Bob Weir presides over the business meeting.
John Jengo answers questions after his talk.
Philadelphia Chapter Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
20 March 2004
General Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Strawbridge and Clothiers
Bob Weir called the meeting to order at 1:05 pm.
Bob introduced new members and interested persons who were attending:
Steve and Vicky Seiko
Joel and Joan Chinitz
The 61st wedding anniversary of Rose and Frank Muhly was announced.
Bob introduced John Jengo, our member, who made and excellent presentation
on the geology of the trail, a topic which he has been pursuing
since the 1970s.
Following John's presentation, the General meeting continued:
1. Dick Prestholdt mentioned that the Expedition enactment is
on line every Thursday from 12:30-2:30 at LewisandClark.net.
It is a live video broadcast each week.
2. Frank passed around a note card to send to Spence and Ruth
Oberholtzer, founding members of the chapter, who are both ill.
3. The were no questions about the minutes or the treasurer's
report ($21,756.29 on hand)
4. Bob Weir reported on the topics discussed at the Board Meeting
A. Rachel Onuf, Archivist at the Pennsylvania Historical Society
spoke with the board about the options for archiving our materials.
B. There was a discussion of what should constitute a quorum.
The discussion will continue.
C. Bev Hines has asked for nominations for awards at the Annual
Meeting to be submitted by 1 April.
D. Gerard Baker has returned to leading the Corps of Discovery
E. Spring Event in Lancaster on April 24. We will meet at Ellicott
House at 10 a.m. and visit two churches in addition to Ellicott
F. We are considering eliminating the January meeting as it
is a hardship to get here. Other changes to the calendar will
G. A regional meeting is being held in Charlottesville on May
3 to which we may send a representative.
H. There is a question of what to do with the profits from the
Annual Meeting. There is a proposal under consideration for
that money to go to facilities/house helpful to us during the
I. Payment to guest speakers will continue to be $150 and lunch.
Members of the chapter who give talks will receive lunch.
J. ANS is asking for volunteers to help with the Lewis and Clark
exhibit beginning 5 November 2004 and running to 20 March 2005.
If you are interested, call Lois Kuter 215-299-1029.
K. Kudos to Anne Mackintosh for her work on the website! Anne
has noted that some members who signed on at the time of the
Annual meeting have not renewed their memberships. How do we
work to retain new members will be a future discussion.
Next board meeting will be June 19.
Next General Meeting will be 16 October. Lanny Jones will speak.