The Scotland County Genealogical Society met in regular session October 8, 2012 in their building at 7:00 p.m. Eight members were present for a field trip to visit Karla Rainey’s display of Doug Rainey’s vast array of taxidermy exhibits. What a pleasant and interesting experience! It was nice of Karla to allow us to have this learning experience.

Upon returning, President Twila Stevenson called the business meeting to order.

Acting Secretary Treva Wittstock read the minutes of the September meeting, approved as read.

Treasurer Bonnie Hayes gave the treasurer’s report. She reported all the utility bills and painting costs paid. We are proud of the new look of the exterior. She reported receiving the Burdett Kice memorials to add to our funds.

Communications: Marlene Cowell said Ashlee Frederick asked if we have done any research on early homeowners or homebuilders in Memphis—one specific home for sure. Since we haven’t, she referred her to the Abstract Office.

Members were reminded we will start having afternoon meetings in November. From November through March, we will meet at 1:30 p.m.

The Book and Bake Sale date was set for Friday, November 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the genealogy building. Members are asked to help set up and prepare October 29 at 1:30 p.m. Work schedule for sale day was set up as: working from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. are Marlene, Verlee and Twila; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. are Grace, Marlene and June; and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. are Bonnie, June and whoever wants to help. Secretary June Kice is to take care of publicity.

Next order of business was to select a nominating committee. Treva volunteered and was appointed chairman. Max Hamilton was appointed and June Kice volunteered to fill the third spot.

Offices to be filled are Vice President – 2 year term, Secretary – 2 year term, Treasurer – 2 year term, one Director – 3 year term, and one Trustee – 3 year term.

The nominating committee report is given in November, election in December, and new officers take office in January.

Business meeting was adjourned. Delicious fall-themed refreshments were served by Verlee Dauma. Everyone enjoyed a pleasant social time.

June Kice, Secretary