KANZA Chapter of OCTA
~ Oregon-California Trail Association~
Regular Meeting Minutes
Burns & Barb Hesse Home,
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
___Treasurer – Marilyn Hines
The meeting was held outdoors with a beautiful trail area view. Handouts about the ranch were distributed. Barb spoke on the area and how they came to live in paradise.
The motion to approve of the March, April, May, June & July 2009 regular meeting minutes; as received by email; was made by Bob B. & 2nd by Ted H. All were in agreement.
Treasurer’s report: total KANZA cash in account ____$8,454.27___
KANZA Committees – monthly reports:
Y education - Alicia Keegan
Alicia & Shea Keegan hosted
a KANZA booth & display in the ‘Tales from the Trail’ Museum, June 20, at
Y preservation, mapping & marking - (Rut Nuts) Keegan’s
Rut nuts have not been out. But we are going to start on our next project in WS County. There are 2 graves site that need recognition (after research is conducted) in the possibility of marking their grave site areas, as KANZA had done for Atterberry & Roushi.
Y publications & newsletter
Alicia did ask for members who attended the 2009 OCTA convention to send her photos and a brief description of what is taking place in the photo to her and she will create a ‘late’ August newsletter.
Y Research - Ted Hopkins
Ted said that more ‘information’ is coming in to the COED to be to survey / viewed by volunteers – there had be a slow point of receiving information.
New National Business
Y National new officers are:
o Bill Martin, President
o Duane Iles, Vice President
o Marvin Burke, Treasurer
o Glenn Harrison, Past President
o Leslie Fryman, National Preservation Officer
Y new board members are:
New KANZA Business
Pat will be creating a nominating committee for this years election. Pat will contact persons later.
o two ideas thrown out were: run our July tour over again & put on a road rally.
Y DO NOT USE the KANZA email list for out side purposes…these have been entrusted to us and the email owners have not approved their emails to be used for other purposes.
Community Announcements & Reminders
Y The Movie premier of PURSUIT OF A DREAM was discussed and some had been confused by some of it, others did not realize it would be based upon teenagers’ reaction & decisions to events, less history was given; and agreement was made that they didn’t know how OCTA was going to use this. Previously noted that OCTA had hopes to us in high school social classes & to get younger members.
Y It was said there was great debate at the convention on metal detectors and what to do after a location of a possible ‘trail’ site. Leslie Fryman says to scan and leave alone; while others want to dig up the site, date items (for proof) and possibly replacing the items back into the ground.
Next meeting date, time & place:
October 11 – meeting will be
held @ Weststar Energy Park north of Belvue, Ks @ we will meet at the shelter house. We will be
touring the Park,
Do I have a motion for adjournment - made by Ted & 2nd by Alicia
2009 – 2nd Sunday Meeting Dates:
October 11 – meeting will be
held @ Weststar Energy Park north of Belvue, Ks @ 2 pm. we will meet at the
shelter house. We will be touring the Park,
November 8 - Thanksgiving Potluck Host: Keegan’s
Sunday November 8, 2009
Sacred Heart Church Hall (Basement)
357 3rd. Street
(a large meat dish, drinks, plates & utensils will be furnished)
We have a program following our meal
featuring Nemaha County Historian Ken Stallbaumer.
He will speak of Nemaha Co. area history and answer your questions.
KANZA members will have a brief election of officers & board members following.
December – no meeting due to holiday events
Minutes are submitted by Alicia Keegan, KANZA secretary