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The WSHS met on April 25, 2016 at the First Christian Church with Sandy Brug, Marge Straube, Hal Pearson, Gene Morey, Sue Buxmann, Kristie Melendez, and Andrew Dunahoo.
We have not heard from Poudre Heritage Alliance about our grant so we just need to wait to find out what kind of gap we will have to fill before moving forward.
We will do an exhibit at the Community Rec Center in July. We will have our statue project there, tell about our group and display retro objects for interest. We could also have a timeline of the history of Windsor or a timeline of the history of the WSHS.
Sue will take our information to the Art and Heritage Center to set up a display about the statue.
Sandy is going to check with the Secretary of State website and change our regulatory agent to Sue.
We received royalties of $116.82 on 4/4 2016 from Accadia.
The all town BBQ is June 2, 2016.
We discussed having a booth at the Windsor Harvest Festival but we definitely need to be in a different place. We also discussed being in the parade.
The WSHS met on March 28, 2016 at the First Christian Church with Sandy Brug, Sue Buxmann, Marge Straube, Hal Pearson, Gene Morey, Kristie Melendez and guest Caitlin Heusser Museum Curator for the Town of Windsor..
The Poudre Heritage Alliance Grant was turned in on time. Sandy received a phone call from Kathleen Benedict of the Poudre Heritage Alliance complimenting us on the well written grant but stating that they do not have the amount of money to give this year and wanted to know how that will affect us. We should hear sometime in April if we will receive the grant and how much it will be for.
Sandy is going to check online and ask Andrew if there are other grants we can apply for at this time.
As of now we will wait and see if and how much money we will get from the grant and then plan our next steps.
It was suggested we put out a press release after we receive the grant and tell the public how much more we need. May is history month and that would be a good time to do this.
We would like to invite Austin to the next meeting. Caitlin suggested we put up a display with the mockette and information about the artist etc. at the Arts and Heritage Center if a time can be worked out. The display cases are temperature controlled.
We are getting questions about houses in old town Windsor from new property owners on face book. Kristie suggested they look up information on the Weld County website under Assessors.
The books have been delivered to Sue’s house and the bill was presented with taxes. Sue will call and see if they still have our tax exempt information on our account.
The WSHS met on Feb. 22, 2016 at the First Christian Church with Sandy Brug, Marge Straube, Kristie Melendez, Nick Wharton, Gene Morey, Sue Buxmann and Bonnie Steinbrecher.
The grant needs to be sent in by March 1, 2016. One electronic copy and three paper copies. Kristie volunteered to make copies at her place of business. She would not be able to bind them together.
Carrie and Sandy will have a conference call on Tues to finalize everything.
Sandy was waiting for a couple of things from Elaine. Sue will go back through the minutes to account for volunteer hours we have contributed to designing and talking about this project. We can’t count the time asking for donations.
A promissory note has been given to us from the Bank of Colorado because if we get the grant we won’t get the money until the work is done and we need to pay the bills in between that time.
Kristie suggested we do a colorful cover page with a picture of the statue. Sandy said she would be glad to do that.
Sandy, Sue and Marge went to the Poudre River Forum and made some good contacts with people.
Our letters we are writing have been temporarily put on the back burner for now. When we send them we need to include the information on the back about how different dollar amounts will be recognized and how the big dollar amounts will be specially recognized.
Pay Pal donations are not working out very well. Pay Pal takes a significant amount out of every donation and has kept our money for too long and is still keeping our money. We will have them on the web site for two more months till we can get all our money then we will take them off. We will ask people to send the donation to the Bank of Colorado or our address at 501 Ash St.
Sandy checked on the Gates Foundation who is no longer giving grants and the Rotary Club who is not giving them in Windsor.
Sandy ordered 200 of our books from Acadia. She tried to get them cheaper but it didn’t work. They will be here in four to six weeks.
We still need to work on a name for the statue but there is no hurry for that to get done.
The WSHS met on Jan, 25, 2016 with Sandy Brug, Marge Straube, Andrew Dunehoo, Hal Pearson, Bonnie Steinbrecher, Gene Morey, Kristie Melendez and Sue Buxmann for our regular meeting.
The contract with Carrie Knight has been signed to write the grant. We will spend from $500 to $1000 for it to be written for us. Carrie was highly recommended.
Sandy had more questions for everyone on the grant. She has a conference call with Carrie scheduled and will let us know what else she needs from us. We need to be able to say what the extra money will go for if we ask for the amount we suggested. Martin Lind has agreed to write us a letter from the Eaton Ditch Co.
Hal suggested we check on Colorado Lottery Funds.
The “Can We Count on You” letter is almost complete and will be shown to Tom Prenger for his approval before they are sent.
Sandy will ask Austin about the cost of making small duplicate statues to be sold.
We received an oil check for $97.02
Our property taxes are $109.52. Our treasurer will pay this.
Andrew stated the museum buildings will be open this year during the concerts.
The WSHS met on Jan. 12, 2015 with Sandy Brug, Marge Straube, Andrew Dunehoo, Gene Morey, Kristie Straube and Sue Buxmann.
Andrew helped Sandy with many questions she had about the Poudre Alliance Grant we are applying for. Sandy is to get more information from Carrie Knight about the fees she will charge for writing it before we hire her.
Kristie wrote a prototype of a letter to send out. She will see if this is what Tom Prenger is looking for.
Kristie will book the banquet room at Water Valley on a Sat in April for our reception because they are filling up so fast. We will put the posters on hold for now. Sandy is going to see if we could get our books ordered a little cheaper.
We also talked about Austin making smaller versions of the statue to sell and make money as a fund raiser.
Feb. 9 the DDA will host after hours at the Art and Heritage Center and we are all invited.
Andrew invited everyone to the reception at the Art and Heritage Center on Friday night Jan. 15 at 6pm.
After communicating with Carrie Knight it was decided to hire her to write the grant.
The WSHS met on Nov. 23, 2015 at the First Christian Church with Sandy Brug, Marge Straube, Hal Pearson, Gene Morey, Bonnie Steinbrecher and Sue Buxmann present.
We worked this past week getting the forms for the grant from the Town of Windsor written and printed, budget forms, copies of tax information found and delivered before the deadline on Thurs. at noon. We will be at the Town Board meeting tonight to see if we get the $50,000.00 grant.
If we get the grant from the town we will have enough to give to Austin to lock in the price and match funds from the Poudre Alliance Grant.
The Poudre Alliance Grant is coming up at the first of the year and Sandy is going to get in touch with Carrie Knight to see if she will write it for us.
Sue went to a committee meeting for the AHSGR Memorial fund. They talked about giving us $500.00 from the Violet Stromberger memorial and maybe adding $500.00 more to it. They met Sat. the 21st and will vote on it.
Brad Hoopes would like to promote his book on our website. It was agreed to do that.
We received a message from a granddaughter of the Powers family that lived east of the Kodak entrance offering her grandmothers cookbook for our “Gala”. We will talk about that later.
Windsor Wonderland will be Dec. 5 and we will set up a table at the depot. Sue will get the pictures etc to the museum for them to set up. Andrew will put out a locked donation box.
Hal is going to contact some politicians about our statue.
Marge asked what to do with all the tapes she is storing of our interviews. They will gradually deteriorate. They have been copied on DVDS and a desktop drive so they can be thrown away.
Respectfully Sue Buxmann
Addendum: The Town Board granted us the $50000.00 on Monday Nov. 23, 2015. The AHSGR-NCC voted to give us a check for $1000.
The WSHS met on Oct. 26 at the First Christian Church with Marge Straube, Andrew Dunahoo, Eric Lucas, Hal Pearson, Gene Morey, Bonnie Steinbrecher, Kristie Melendez, Sue Buxmann and Sandy Brug.
Sandy finished the parking lot letters to send to Pikes and Viking Underground and the “to whom it may concern” letters to place on the vehicles. Sandy is in touch with the towing company and the Town of Windsor is going to make our signs to put up. The town staff will help us identify the vehicles that should not be there.
Kristie will order our envelopes to send out Thank You notes and letters.
Marge will call Kelly Arnold to meet with him about approaching the Board about getting some money for our statue.
Kristie will get in touch with Tom Prenger to set a date in Jan or Feb of 2016 for our “Gala” and set up a meeting with him to go over details. Many suggestions have been made about door prizes, individual gifts and also something to sell. Andrew said the Town could help us with a slide show of historical pictures etc. Kristie suggested we send out “save the date” post cards before the invitations.
Kristie suggested we set up a “KicK Start” or “Go Fund Me” on Face book. Eric will let us know which one is better.
Sandy will call Arcadia for cost of books.
We may go for the grants if we need them. Kind of wait and see approach.
Sandy sent a letter to Shraeder’s Oil and left a message. Kristie suggested she keep calling.
We probably don’t qualify for Sam’s Club money but Sandy is going to check it out on the internet.
We will take part in Windsor Wonderland by putting a display in the Depot to start our “Name the Statue “campaign. We will ask them to go to our face book page and give us the name. If they give out goodie bags to people we will put our rack cards in.
We received $67.20 royalties on our book.
The WSHS met on Sept 28,2015 at the First Christian Church with Gene Morey, Nick Wharton, Kristie Melendez, Sandy Brug, Marge Straube, Bonnie Steinbrecher, and Sue Buxmann.
After much discussion Sandy volunteered to write a letter to be placed on all the vehicles that are parked on our property and inform them that we are restricting parking for Town of Windsor Museum parking only. We have the DDA support in doing this and we are sure the Museum will greatly appreciate it. We may have to tow a vehicle or two but if it needs to be done we will.
Kristie has not been able to do much with the dinner but January of next year may be the date. We have a lot of work to do as far as gifts etc. We could do a save the date postcard. Austin has agreed to do tiles and Sandy is going to check on the price of the books. We may also do a unique charm of our statue. Having different courses of food to depict the history of this area was also discussed. We can still do a smaller reception for the other donors at the Old Town Hall. Gene took a bunch of posters to the town and Sandy will get them back to see if we can use them for gifts. Also other postcards from over one hundred years ago would be good to use. We could have them blown up and framed to give away or sell.
We need to get grants written the first of next year.
Marge is still trying to get a hold of someone with the HJ Heinze Co. to see if they would be interested in our project.
Sandy reminded us all of the Harvest Fest this Sat Oct. 3, 2015 from noon to 5:00 pm at Broadwalk Park.
The WSHS met on Aug 24, 2015 at the First Christian Church with Gene Morey, Bonnie Steinbrecher, Sue Buxmann, Sandy Brug, Marge Straube and Kristie Melendez present.
Marge and Kristie met with Tom Prenger of the Bank of Colorado to discuss his plans for a fund raiser for us. He would like to sponsor a “Gala” for us to raise money. Details need to be worked out as to where etc. Tentative date will be in October. The cocktail party scheduled for Sept. 24, 2015 has been cancelled. Austin and Andrew have been notified.
Sandy will check on price of ordering our book for gifts. Also check with Austin about charms representing our statue for gifts.
Hal sent us information from Carrie Knight about writing grants. We will wait until after the “Gala” to write grants. Kristie will get in touch with her to explain our plans.
We are scheduled to be in the parade and set up in the park on Labor Day.
We received an oil royalty check for $155.18.
Marge had a charge on her credit card bill for $11.88 for the website. We are not sure what this is for, Kristie will check on it.
We have a bill for the Thank You notes for $124.25.
Sandy will check the website to make sure the donor list is correct.