Volume 8, Number 5, Fall 1983
The first regular meeting of the WRVHS 1983-84 year was convened by President Hartman on Sept. 11 at 1:20 p.m. in the The School of the Ozarks College Center Cafeteria at Point Lookout, MO. Dr. Alice Nightingale gave the invocation.
Welcome & Attendance
Following a welcome by the president forty-three members and guests introduced themselves.
Minutes of the June 11 Annual Meeting were approved as printed.
Correspondence- An invitation from the Missouri Mansion Preservation Society to buy a copy of their book "Past and Repast".
An invitation from the State Historical Society of Missouri to attend the Annual Meeting on October 8 at Columbia.
An invitation from the Ozarks Genealogical Society to attend their 3rd Annual Workshop on Oct. 21 & 22 at the Sheraton Inn, Spfd. Registration of $15.00 to Darlene Keith, P.O. Box 3694 G.S., Spfd.
Treasurers statement showed a checking account balance of $1377.01 and a savings account balance of $2633.97 (quarterly bill due)
Executive Co. Report
The Executive Committee report announced the purchase of some research material for Societys Library to help with queries and recommended that the Historical Essay Contest be continued for another year. Recommendation adopted. Members living in towns where there is a High School were asked to personally deliver the contest rules to the school.
Motion to Prepare Roster of 7 Co. Area
Viola Hartman moved that the secretary furnish a complete list of dues paying members living in the 7 county area to the nominations chairman and the offices to be filled by Dec. 11 meeting. Carried. Dr. Morris Harless volunteered to come to the office to prepare the list asked for. No legal action taken
Bill Wood was asked to repeat the announcement concerning the Ozarks Genealogical Societys Workshop on Oct. 21 and 22 in Springfield.
Ralph Lucas, program chairman, announced that the December meeting would be presented by Robert Anderson and Son on "Black Powder."
New member, Alan Schmitt, teacher of local history at Ash Grove High
School, was the featured speaker. His topic, "Yonder Comes the Train", was a narrated, sound program surveying the influence of the railroads on all areas of American life.
Next meeting December 11.
Meeting adjourned 2:45 p.m.
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