Kanza Chapter OCTA

Regular meeting minutes

Sunday Jan 10, 2010

City Hall Marysville, Ks





Officers in attendance:

 X  President ---   Alicia Keegan               X Past President/Board of director (1) ----  Pat Keegan

 -   Vicepresident---Ted Hopkins               X Board of director member           (2) ----Duane Durst

 X  Secretary---     Charles Weickert         X Board of director member           (3) -----Lauranell Stewart

 X  Treasurer---      Arleta Martin



12 people signed the attendance register for a total of 52 hours and 585 miles.


Meeting called to order at 2:10 PM at Marysville City Hall by Pat Keegan.  He introduced the new officers for the 2010 year.   President Alicia Keegan then introduced Travis Boley, Association Manager from National OCTA headquarters.  Travis discussed the national OCTA membership both in chapters and national activities.   There are now 30 National Trails in the United States.   He told of National OCTA efforts to expand public awareness and the mutual interests of our history.


Motion to approve the November minutes as distributed by email was made by Arleta M. and seconded by Don C.  Motion carried


Treasurer Arleta presented a balance of last report of $8433.77.   Present Balance of $8502.11.


Alicia reported the Kanza Board of Directors had approved paying the expenses for president Alicia to attend the National Midyear OCTA Board Meeting in Independance, Mo March 4 through 6, 2010.   After some discussion of the coming years meetings, times, and places, Arleta M. moved and seconded by Don C to allow up to $50 for the costs of a meeting room, if need be.   We will leave as 11 meetings a year and move them to a different location within our chapter area.  Motion carried.


2010 National OCTA Convention:   Elko, Nv.

2011 National OCTA Convention:   Rock Springs Wy.

2012 National OCTA Convention:   near Independance, Mo.


New Business:

The Kansas Sampler Festival will be in Leavenworth, this year.  OCTA will have a booth and display brochures there. The Wamego Mueseum would like to display OCTA brochures also if they are available.


Jim Coder will be our newsletter editor for 2010 and we plan to leave the publication to 4 times per year.


It was moved by Arleta M. and second by Duane D. to only keep 2 years of chapter records on hand and 7 years of Treasury records on hand.  Other chapter activities and correspondance will be archived in Independance, Mo.


Next meeting will be February 14, 2010, 12:00 Noon at Blue Rapids.  Men are to bring a covered dish.


Motion for adjournment by Mary W. and second by Arleta M.  Motion carried 3:35 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weickert, Secretary










January 10 –City Hall, Marysville; 1pm Board meeting;

2 pm General meeting w/ Travis Boley speaking


February 14Community Building, Blue Rapids – noon – Valentine’s Day BBQ-Potluck for the KANZA ladies; Program: viewing the trailer In the Pursuit of a Dream 


March 14Historical Society Museum, Wamego; Program: Bob & Marilyn Johnson, presenting a Kansas slide show


April 11 – Hollenberg Station – KANZA’s Anniversary; Program – Humanity’s speaker


May 9 – (Mother’s Day) Pawnee Indian Museum; Program “Remembering the Past; Voices from Pawnee Elders” (TIME TBD)


June 13Watkins Historical Museum, Lawrence: Program – Fred Six’s talk called Blanton's Crossing on the Wakarusa, N. B. Blanton, the Oregon Trail and More


July 11 – Hollenberg Station; Program – overview of the Pony Express 150th Anniversary Celebration


August 10-14 convention @ Elko, NV


September 12 – Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka; Program – tour of library archives & view the Roushi & Marshall tombstones


October 10 – Fire House, Belvue: Program

– Humanity speaker


November 14 – Community Room, Blue Rapids – Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner - noon; Program – possible elections & holiday entertainment


December – NA