October 2016 meeting of the Hamilton County Historical Alliance

Minutes of the October 22, 2016 Hamilton County Historical Alliance Meeting

Randall City Hall, Randall, Iowa

Secretary Report
Hamilton County Historical Alliance met at Randall City Hall on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The meeting was called to order at 10:10 am. The agenda and minutes from the last meeting were approved.
Group organization was discussed. It was decided the group would meet 4 times per year in the months of January, April, July, and October. The meetings will be on the 3rd Saturday of the month, starting at 10:00 AM. They will be hosted by the towns in alphabetical order.

The Alliance will have officers of Chairman and Secretary. The group elected Janet Adix as Chairman, and Debra Caudle as secretary.

There were suggestions for topics, such as origins of the names of each town. Another suggestion was for the hosting town to talk about a piece of their town history.  Each of the other towns would then have 5 minutes to report or share information. Lyn Vandebrake, of Randall, writes for Farm History.  She would like to get a story from each town that hosts.

Reports:  Speakers have 5 minutes for reports.

     * Ellsworth:  Janet held a garage sale for the historical museum in Ellsworth, in which $200 was raised.

     *Jewell:  Enhance Hamilton County Grant is open. Informational meetings will be held. held.   There was an article printed in the Record-News about the Jewell Historical Society and their building. The society has purchased a church building for $1, and they are working to get electrical, plumbing, and heating systems updated. They will eventually be making it handicapped assessable. They will be applying for various grants and accepting donations.

* Randall: Nothing to report

*Stanhope: Nothing to report

* Webster City: No report

    Hamilton Hometowns brochures were discussed. There are several errors and missing information. It was reported they are in the early stages and will eventually be edited and updated.

    Meeting Adjourned at 10:55 AM.
    Next Meeting: January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM Ellsworth Public Library

Submitted by Debra Caudle
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