April 2017 meeting of the Hamilton County Historical Alliance

Minutes of the April 22, 2017 Hamilton County Historical Alliance Meeting

Ellsworth Public Library, Ellsworth, Iowa

Secretary Report
Hamilton County Historical Alliance met at Jewell Historical Museum on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  A tour of the museum was given.  The meeting was called to order at 10:15 am. There were 13 in attendance.

Roll call theme was ‘Remember and tell of an influential person in your town’s history’.  Members from each town reported on the theme question.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved with a motion by Steffen and a second by Spohnheimer.

Chairman Adix read the revised version of the Articles of Constitution. The Constitution was approved with recommendations for modification. Moved by Johnson and seconded by Spohnheimer.

Discussions and Information Sharing:
 * Alan Spohnheimer reported the next Story County Historical Society meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2:00pm, at the Gilbert Community Center.
 * Jewell Jubilee is the 2nd weekend in in June.
 * Bethesda Lutheran Church is selling rectangle tables for $25 each. 
 * Dick Steffen reported on the efficiency of 2 Men and a Truck.  He also shared information on the museum’s new shelving units.
 * Nancy Kayser has donated materials to the Ellsworth Historical Museum. Janet Adix read the list of items received.
 * Janet also shared brochures received from Arlen Twedt, author of the book, “The Central Iowa Norwegians.” The book contains histories, memoirs and studies of the Norwegian settlement from 1855 to 1905.  Volume 2 will be available in 2018, and volume 3 will be available in 2019.
 * Alan Spohnheimer reported he has Plat books online.

Meeting Adjourned at 11:14, with a motion by Spohnheimer, and a second by Johnson.

Next Meeting: , July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – Randall City Hall 

Submitted by Debra Caudle Chavira, Secretary
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