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Rankin County Historical Society
Board Meeting
March 5, 2014

The Board of Directors met at the home of Anne Vanderleest at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 5. Present were Ms. Vanderleest, James Gould, Ron Thornton, Mel Corley, Paul Davis, Mary Lou Ayers, and Joan Singletary.

Treasurer Thornton reported a balance on Feb. 18 of $6,829.86; deposited on Feb. 19, $165.00; checks written $264.28 (insurance); balance as of Feb. 19, $6,710.58.

On the agenda were the reports from each person on their Heritage Day assignments accepted at the February 14 meeting.

Ms. Vanderleest had contacted Rankin First and the organization will give us $500. She also contacted Mayor Butch Lee of Brandon asking for the city’s help with trash cans, cleaning the grounds, and keeping bathrooms furnished with necessary supplies; they were also reminded not to schedule any groups for the pavilion on that day. Ms. Vanderleest had sent out e-mails to many craftsmen and Ms. Singletary had written letters to others, plus calling Tim Cupit and Robert Myers of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans asking for their participation this year on our April 26 Heritage Day.

Replies agreeing to participate have been received from:

Swett’s Battery through Robert MyersCamp 265, Sons of Confederate Veterans, reinactors and display, Tim Cupit

Ted Joy with display of Civil War, WW I and II weapons

Quilters

Brandon Historical and Genealogical Society

City of Brandon Historical Preservation Commission

Vietnam Veterans of America

Marine Corps

Children’s library group will do crafts

Entire Library staff will be working according to Linda Wolfe

The Central Mississippi Cookers have declined.

Ms. Vanderleest is trying to get someone to demonstrate making dulcimers; Mr. Gould is working on an up to date list of Mississippi History teachers to contact as well as trying to secure a group of antique cars; Mr. Corley is trying to contact someone with an antique engines display; Ms. Ayers is hoping to get information out to the Boy Scouts through their headquarters; and Mr. Davis will contact our local newspapers for prices of advertisements.

Cleanup day for the museum was set for Friday, April 11, at 10:00 A.M.

Ms. Singletary asked if RCHS will agree to have a table promoting our organization at the SCV Relic Show on June 21 and 22 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. It was agreed this would likely be of great advantage to us. Agreeing to serve on Saturday afternoon were Ms. Ayers and Mr. Gould; on Saturday or Sunday afternoon was Mr. Thornton; and to fill in as needed were Mr. and Mrs. Davis, Ms. Vanderleest, Mr. Corley, and Ms. Singletary. Ms. Singletary said she will work on a promotion piece to have available; she also suggested having family tree charts and membership forms to hand out, plus selling our history books.

Mr. Gould and Mr. Davis are researching Grant’s Ferry through old maps.

Dates to Remember:

Combined meeting with BHGS, Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 P.M. Board of Supervisors’ Room, Courthouse Annex; Speaker will be Cecile Wardlaw, President of the Greenwood Cemetery Association

Next meeting of Board of Directors: Wednesday, March 26, 3:30 P.M. at home of Anne Vanderleest

Cleanup Day at Museum: Friday, April 11, at 10:00 A.M.

Heritage Day: Saturday, April 26, 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.

SCV Relic Show: Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. each day