Volume 6, Number 6, Winter 1978
The regular quarterly meeting of the White River Valley Historical Society was called to order by President Helen Fletcher at 1:15 P.M. in the Good Memorial College Center Cafeteria on December 11, 1977. Kathie Van Buskirk gave the invocation.
Introduction and Welcome
Forty members and family and six guests signed the guest book which was in charge of Vera Wood. Ralph Stafford of Gassville, Ar., a visitor from the Baxter County Historical Society, was introduced. New member Gloria Carter of Springfield was welcomed and she introduced her companion, Bessie Priester, who, also, became a new member. Lydia Mourning Clark, guest of Ruth Asher, played a medley of Christmas songs on the piano.
Minutes of the September 11 meeting were read and approved.
The treasurers report showed a balance of $550.48 with the 5th issue of Volume 6 of the quarterly yet to be paid.
Motion to Solicit Funds
Bill Cameron moved that the president be empowered to appoint a committee to solicit funds for the treasury. Motion seconded, discussed and carried.
Directors & Committee Reports
Oral reports from officers, county directors, and committee chairmen were heard.
Miss Meredith Mizell, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Mizell and a senior music major student at The School of the Ozarks, sang three Christmas numbers, accompanying herself on the dulcimer.
Adoption of Revised Constitution & Bylaws
A second reading of the revised Constitution and Bylaws was presented and adopted.
Announcement was made concerning the sale of quarterlies in the Societys office Room 110, Bailey Science Building, following todays meeting.
Date of the next meeting was announced as March 12.
Ron Martin, introduced by program chairman Ruth Asher, presented a program on "Southwest Missouri Caves" using lecture and slides. Inquiries, comments, and discussion followed. Mr. Martin gave six copies of his book, Official Guide to Marvel Cave, to be placed in the Societys office for members use.
Meeting adjourned 3:50 p.m.
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