KANZA Chapter of OCTA
~ Oregon-California Trail Association~
Regular Meeting Minutes
Fire Hall, Belvue, Ks
Officers & Board of Directors – attendance courtesy would be to let another ‘attending’ officer or board member know if you are attending or not attending the meetings.
Officers in attendance: Board of Director Member in attendance:
_X_President – Pat Keegan _X_Don Cooper – Past President – Board of Director Member
___Vice- President – Glenn Larson _X_Ted
_X_Secretary – Alicia Keegan _X_Lauranell Stewart - Board of Director Member
_X_Treasurer – Marilyn Hines
With the James Coder friends that come to listen to James speak today we had double the crowd and had everyone get up and introduce themselves.
Motion to approve the February 2009 regular meeting minutes as written was made by Mary Wieckert and 2nd by Jack Barley.
Treasurer’s report: total KANZA cash in account is $8,268.82.
KANZA Committees – monthly reports:
Y Education – Alicia is working on some ideas but has nothing to report at this time.
Y Publicity – Alicia thanked James Coder for writing his own article for the area newspapers advertising his talk today.
Y Newsletter – Jim Bradley reported that the February Newsletter has not been started yet.
Note on members & their families:
got an email from Bill Peterson this week;
Y Glenn got an email from Vern & Carol - We are in Boulder Co as our 7 year old grandson, Zander had emergency brain surgery on this past Monday! He's doing fine but we're here to help with the two girls.
Y Duane I reported that Greg Franzwa’s now is reported to have pancreatic cancer.
L stated Bill was having a very bad day, she was there to help set up and came
back during Jim’s talk. Not wanting to leave Bill to wake up and find himself
Jim B. reported on the KANZA participation of the new
OCTA website virtual trail mapping project. He is having trouble getting photos
off-line without stealing them. He has 3 out of our list 5 sites complete and
was going to get that programmed in on Monday. By meeting time he had the other
two sites photos and information coming by way of other OCTA members. Duane D –
Hollenberg Station; Jackie Lewin –
Alicia told Jim she had been contacted by Candy Moulton who has taken over the management of the project at Boston Productions, and she wants all items in at the end of 2 weeks.
Greg Franzwa gave some seed to Duane with the idea of creating an Oregon Trail Memorial Flower Garden at Alcove, with the Hollyhocks as a focal point. An event is being plan for the dedication of the garden. Joyce Hunsaker has written a one-woman play called ‘Fanny’ about a pioneer woman, and Joyce will come to Alcove and present it to the public.
Next meeting date, time &
Please contact Pat & Alicia Keegan if you are planning to attend, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 785-336-6519. However, remember we do need to leave the parking lot area at and get started.
Our program held today is: James Coder talked on the life remembrance of Alexander McSwain and his father herding cattle across the trail from Mo to Ca in 1854.
Motion for adjournment was made by Mary and 2nd by Alicia.
Public – open forum: nothing to do with OCTA, trail or related historic events.
Children’s Resource Fair being held in Seneca Ks April 25th. Those in attendance today were asked to take a flier or two, home with them to pass them onto anyone with children living in WS, MS, NM, BR, PT, and JA counties. This is an early intervention fair, for those families with young children; and additional information for those with older children already diagnosis with a special need. Any questions regarding this call Alicia Keegan @ 785-336-6519.
2009 – 2nd Sunday Meeting Dates: board approved up to July
Y April 5th (first
Y May 3rd (first Sunday) - Rut Nut outing/program in MS County – on the Magraw Cutoff.
Y June14 -
Y July 12 - Unknown
Y Aug - convention in CO
Y September 13 - Unknown
Y October 11 - Friend of the Trail Potluck Dinner (who & where)
Y November 8 - Thanksgiving Potluck (where)
Y December – no meeting
Submitted by: Alicia M Keegan, KANZA secretary