Executive Board Meeting
Present: Jerry Francis, Leon Levine, Jack Hagner, Anna O'Hora, Betty Cannon, Phil Eidelson, Joanne Murray, Denise Francis, TedGoldsborough, Dennis Montagna, Andy Amsterdam, Bobbie McElroy, and Andrew Hubsch (an invited guest).
Excused Absences: Alison Graham, Ross Mitchell, Bruce Reed, Hamill Horne.
Jerry Francis called the meeting to order at 7:32 PM, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes of the June 14, 2007 Board Meeting were unanimously approved.
President's Report: At the April Annual Meeting, Chris Leswing, Assistant Director of Building and Planning for Lower Merion Township,discussed the Comprehensive Preservation and Redevelopment Plan for the Township. The Historical Society has stepped forward and willbe actively involved in the future planning for historic preservation, open space and zoning in the Township.
Treasurer's Report: Jack Hagner presented the Statement of Financial Position, the Statement of Activities, and the Statement ofDetail Expenses, as of August 31, 2007. The reports show that Society is in a stable condition for the near term. These reports wereunanimously approved.
Education: The year-to-date totals for the Society are: we hosted 23 lectures/events for a total of 690 attendees. On September 15th,Ted Goldsborough attended the Autocar Annual Luncheon in Exton.
Because of recent changes in the School District's curriculum, there were fewer requests this year for our services. This Spring, Teddid bus tours for four (4 ) elementary schools (Merion, Gladwyne, Belmont Hills & Penn Wynne), instead of the usual six (6) elementaryschools. Only two (2) elementary schools, (Belmont Hills & Gladwyne) made a request for our intergenerational program.
Library & Website: Thanks go out to Phil Eidelson, our data input man for our website; and to Joanne Murray, for the schoolmemorabilia display that she installed on the shelves in the first floor meeting room.
Also, Ted recognized and thanked the following volunteers/interns who have been helping these past months organizing our variouscollections at the Academy:
Membership: Denise Francis reported that we currently have a total of 283 members: 63 are complementary, 27 are life, and 193 are paidmembers. In the 193 group, 32 have not paid since 2006 and 12 are new members.
Program: The 325th Anniversary Events are listed under "Upcoming Events" on our website. They are:
Old Business: The Cynwyd Train Station Revitalization Project is taking shape and all agreements should be in place within the nexttwo (2) months. They are:
The following resolution was presented for adoption by the Board of Directors:
Authority is given to the President of the Society to enter into a sub-lease agreement with Lower Merion Township for the Cynwyd TrainStation building located at the corner of Conshohocken State Road and Montgomery Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.
The resolution was seconded and unanimously approved by the Board of Directors.
New Business: Went into a closed session to discuss the Andrew Hubsch's proposal on "Merion Mercies: The New World Saga."
The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 PM.Respectfully Submitted,