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August 30, 2016 Minutes

August 30, 2016 Minutes

The Board of Trustees of the Working Men’s Institute held a Special Meeting on August 30, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

President Fred Frayser called the meeting to order. In attendance were Mr. Frayser, Vice-President Nathan Maudlin, Treasurer Dan Busler, Trustee Tom Cullum, Trustee Connie Weinzapfel, President of the Friends of the Working Men’s Institute Ann Angle, Friends Board Member Jeanne Maudlin, Director Ryan Rokicki, and Margaret Scherzinger.

Mr. Frayser asked for a report from the Special Projects Committee.

Mr. Maudlin reported that he has been in contact with JoAnna Nixon, Jeremy Efroymson, and Dr. George Rapp. Dr. Rapp continues to support the school project with great interest. Mr. Efroymson has hired JoAnna Nixon as the program developer for the project. At this time, Ms. Nixon feels that having an anchor business established in the building will be advantageous to fund raising efforts.

Discussion continued concerning the following:

Financials and budget for the conservatory;

Mold inspection ~ Mr. Cullum had information from Patriot ~ inspection would have to be completed before the building could be inhabited ~ Mr. Mauldin would check with the Harmonie Associates as a source of funding for the inspection ~ Mr. Cullum said that he would try to secure information from a second company prior to the next meeting.

Mr. Maudlin mentioned that Ms. Nixon was planning to visit New Harmony in the near future and we would need to wait for her guidance, ideas, and/or recommendations.

Mrs. Maudlin presented the Board with the registration information for the FWMI Chili Cook-Off.

The meeting was then adjourned.