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November 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Where:
Fort Loudoun Winchester VA
419 N Loudoun St
Winchester, VA 22601
USA

French and Indian War Foundation

Meeting of Board of Directors

Tuesday November 6,  2018

10 AM

Resource Center at

419 N. Loudoun St.

 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Regularly scheduled Board meetings are held the

1st Tue. of each month at 10 a.m.

at the Foundation Resource Center,

419 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA.

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Members are welcome to attend.

However, since seating is limited

we would appreciate prior notification of interest to attend.

Contact Foundation through

fiwf.dsg@comcast.net

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CLICK ON NAME FOR SHORT BIO

ON SOME OF THE BOARD MEMBERS

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David Grosso, President
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Steve Resan, Vice President
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Jimmie (Jim) Shipp, Treasurer
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J.R.T. (Tay) Rafter, Secretary

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Norman Baker, Historian Emeritus
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Carl Ekberg
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R. Patrick Murphy (Pat)

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Barbara Caballero

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Tony Elar Jr

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Marc Robinson

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Jim Moyer, website updater

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See Annual Meetings more recently and some past Annual Meetings

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FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR FOUNDATION

Monthly Board Meeting

November 6, 2018

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The French and Indian War Foundation preserves and interprets the Colonial History of the Virginia Frontier.

Present Board Members:  President David Grosso, Tay Rafter, Steve Resan, Carl Ekberg, Pat Murphy, David Jenkins, Marc Robinson and Tony Elar, .

Absent Board Members:  Norman Baker, Jim Shipp, Barbara Caballero.

Meeting was called to order by David Grosso, president, at 10:00.  Minutes from September meeting were read and approved. There was no quorum present for October meeting.

Finance:  Profit from Fry’s Fort event was $793.29.   

Membership:  123. Discussion on how to increase membership included getting mailing lists from other historical societies.

Building and Grounds:  

The gutter, roof, satellite dish and chimney of the Baker-Hardy House were damaged by a fallen tree. The tree is owned by house next door on north side, and we are expecting their insurance to cover the cost.  Russell Roofing will most likely make the repairs. Current renter requests permission to paint some cabinets in the kitchen.

Development: Fund raising will be included in Fort Loudoun events.  State fund grant will be sought to help finance the Fort outline.  Jill Vogel, state senator, and Chris Collins, member of the assembly have been contacted seeking their help in obtaining the grant.  

Old Business: George Washington’s birthday event date to be determined by the committee. Committee members are Tay Rafter and Tony Elar.

Fort Loudoun Day lecture details need to be firmed up.

Winchester 275th anniversary year-long event begins Jan.1, 2019.  George Shembler and Cissie Schull are contact persons.  

Web site is being rebuilt.  We will investigate alternative website suppliers.

New Business:

The cell phone tour expense is paid for by the Bank of Clark County. $50 was approved as a FIWF expenditure for maintenance of the information sign in front of the Baker-Hardy House.

Mercer Company will be at 419 Loudoun Street with their winter encampment during the PHW tours in December.    

David Grosso forwards posts for the website to Jim Moyer.  

Annual Meeting is November 11, at 2:00 p.m. at Godfrey Miller Pavilion.  David Grosso will bring a vegetable plate, and asks others to bring wine, cookies, or cheese and crackers.  

Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

Next board meeting will be December 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Resource Center.

Respectfully submitted,

Tay Rafter

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FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR FOUNDATION

Monthly Board Meeting

October 9, 2018

The French and Indian War Foundation preserves and interprets the Colonial History of the Virginia Frontier.

Present Board Members:  President David Grosso, Tay Rafter, Steve Resan, and David Jenkins.

Absent Board Members:  Norman Baker, Jim Shipp, Carl Ekberg, Pat Murphy, Marc Robinson, Tony Elar and Barbara Caballero.

Meeting was called to order by David Grosso, president, at 10:00.  A quorum of board members was not present

Finance:  Preliminary report Fry’s Fort reception:  Income $2200, Expenses $1506. Net $694.

Building and Grounds:  

Not qualified for Lowe’s corporate grant.  Try for local store grant.

Tree fell on Baker-Hardy house. Roof and gutter repair estimate needed. David Jenkins suggested board contact Gregory’s Roofing, Stephens City.

Winchester’s 275th Birthday Anniversary Celebration: We have been asked to participate by WFCHS planning committee, and have sent a list of our possible events.  

Update on Norman Baker.

Fort Loudoun Outline:  D. Grosso and T. Elar met with Chris Collins, House of Delegates, to ask that he sponsor 2019 State budget amendment to fund grant application to the State to fund the project.  DG and TE plan to meet with State Sen Jill Vogel to request that she co-sponsor amendment to fund project.

Old Business:

Cedar Creek/Belle Grove National Park participation.

Do we want to host George Washington birthday event?

Respectfully submitted,  

Tay Rafter, secretary

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September 4, 2018 minutes

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FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR FOUNDATION

Monthly Board Meeting

September 4, 2018

The French and Indian War Foundation preserves and interprets the Colonial History of the Virginia Frontier.

Present Board Members:  President David Grosso, Tay Rafter, Steve Resan, Jim Shipp, Carl Ekberg, Pat Murphy. Marc Robinson and Tony Elar, Barbara Caballero.

Absent Board Members:  Norman Baker.

Meeting was called to order by David Grosso, president, at 10:03.  Minutes from August meeting were read and approved.

Finance.  Forty-three responses for the Ft. Fry event.

Annual insurance has been paid.  Spending has decreased.

Membership:  122.  One member deceased.

Building and Grounds:  

Stan Corneal has cut underbrush and uprooted tree trunks.  He will move stones to concrete parking pad. The area bordering FIWF property will be seeded, and Mr. Corneal will be asked to water the grass.

Adopt a Tree Program with the city government was mentioned.

Development:  A survey is needed for outline of Ft. Loudoun.  City may have already done this.

Foundation Vision:  Executive Committee retreat planned for sometime in September.

Fry’s Fort Fundraiser:  Forty-three responses received, but only twenty-two have sent checks.  Head count needed for caterers by Sept. 20. Board believes 3-4 people attending without reservations could be accommodated.  Discussion regarding signs to Fry’s Fort being made.

FIWF Banner:  Currently in the design stage.  

New Business: Brochure revisions in process.  Summit Bank will contribute $100 for printing.

Fort Loudoun Day: May 18, 2019.  This will again coincide with Kidsfest on the Mall.  The speaker has been secured. He is Glenn Williams, author and lecturer on French and Indian War.  Location planned for Shenandoah University’s Harry Byrd School of Business.

George Washington’s Birthday: being planned.

Winchester’s 275th Birthday Anniversary Celebration: We have been asked to participate by WFCHS planning committee, and will send a list of our possible events.  

There will be an Abram’s Delight Brunswick Stew event Sept. 22 & 23.  Mercers’ Company will be in attendance.

Annual Awards:  Leo Bernstein award to Judy Kay Schroer.

                             Judge Woltz award to Glenn Williams.

                             Ft. Loudoun award to Tony Elar.

                             Outstanding Service to Chuck and Beverly Veatch.

                             Plaque to Kendra Tolley, wording supplied by Pat Murphy.

Board Terms expiring in 2018: Tay Rafter, Tony Elar, Jim Shipp, Marc Robinson.

Website hosting service is still down.

Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove National Park have asked us to participate in summer of 2019, presenting a program on the French and Indian War.  Board unanimously approved this.

Historian:  Suggested Norman Baker be designated Historian Emeritus when we find a replacement historian.  

Charles Hall has donated books.

Next board meeting will be on the second Tuesday, October 9.

Meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Tay Rafter, secretary

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.Tuesday August 7,  2018  …  10 AM

put minutes of that meeting here… will follow up

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