March 2011 Meeting

Vienna Historical Society Meeting – March 29, 2011 – 7: 00 p.m.

Agenda and discussions

  1. Home Day - Michele Garman contacted Coca Cola and will send in a formal request to have pop donated.

  2. Correspondence - Michele Garman received thank you from Jeff and Tina Adler.  They had a great time at the wine tasting.

  3. Cemetery Markers – Michele relayed costs as follows:  Aluminum ($22), Bronze ($32).  She spoke with Lauren Worona about list of buried that serviced in Civil War, but no list exists.  Would be very hard to get this information by Memorial Day.

  4. Shirley Wajda sent email with suggestions for participating in the Civil War 150th Anniversary.

  5. Shirley Wajda is posting new information on website.  Report was passed around that showed what she has been working on.

  6. Local History Gathering will be Thursday, April 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the National Packard Museum if anyone is interested in attending.

  7. Thanked Rich Brannon for making the DVD for tonight’s presentation.

  8. Memorial Day Observation – Received letter from John Hinely stating that he has asked Shirley Wajda to give a short presentation on the Civil War.  He also asked that there be no candy thrown during the procession to the monument or fundraising during the observation.  Will give Michele John’s email and will discuss more at the next meeting.

  9. Paul Noffsinger – Has Civil War memorabilia ( discharge papers, newspapers) to sell, but if he can’t sell it, might be interested in letting the society display.  By consensus decided not to purchase or display the items for him at this time.

  10. Scheduled next meeting for April 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

  11. Trumbull County 100 Group – Neighborhood Revitalization Mini-Grant Application for beautification only, but could be used to purchase items for that purpose.  Ideas discussed were the township green and clean up in the cemetery.  Phil Pegg will do additional research.

  12. 2010 U.S. Census Number for Vienna Township as published in the New York Times:  3,997 people.  This compares to 4,021 in 2000, 4,180 in 1990 and 4,344 in 1980.

  13. By consensus approved the minutes to date pending any corrections that be brought to the society’s attention at the next meeting.  Shirley Wajda will post on website.

  14. Treasurer’s Report (Dallas Woodall) – Balance is $1,762.00 and we are currently debt free.  No word yet on the 5013c application.

  15. Michele Garman gave a report of the 2011 membership roll.

  16. Rich Brannon updated us on the Twin Towers artifacts that were acquired by the first station.  They hope to go to New York in May to bring these artifacts back.  They are planning an unveiling ceremony on September 11, 2011.  Ken Bauer has drafted a landscape layout and is helping to arrange the transport.

  17. Presentation of Home Days slide show.


 Submitted by Vicki Anzur, Secretary