July 11, 2015 Minutes
The Board of Trustees of the Working Men’s Institute met July 11, 2015. President Fred Frayser
called the meeting to order.
Those in attendance were Mr. Frayser, Vice-President Nathan Maudlin, Treasurer Dan Busler,
Secretary Tom Cullum, Trustee Amanda Bryden, Director Ryan Rokicki, Margaret Scherzinger.
Others in attendance were Ann Angle, Jeanne Maudlin, Ann Rains, and Dan Barton.
The Minutes of the June 11, 2015 meeting were presented. Mr. Maudlin moved to accept the
minutes as presented. Mr. Busler seconded. Accepted.
Mr. Busler presented the Treasurer’s Report. Mr. Maudlin moved to accept the report and hold
it for audit. Ms. Bryden seconded. Accepted.
In Old Business
Special Projects Committee ~ Mr. Maudlin reported on the condition of the New Harmony
School building. Non-toxic mold has been found in the building. A special New Harmony
Town Board meeting has been scheduled for Friday to address this issue. He still has not
heard from the town’s attorney with the written agreement as approved by the NH Town
Exterior Wall ~ Mr. Cullum suggested that we should work with a structural engineer, have drawings made for a permanent fix, and then work with contractors. From there we can
develop a plan to achieve this.
Window Repairs ~ Mr. Rokicki reported that the glass is in Evansville, and is scheduled
to be installed next week. This includes the left front door, the panes behind the circulation
desk, and the hail damaged panes in the Reading Room north wall.
Security Cameras ~ A quote is being prepared by Bob Jarrett of Jarrett Security.
Resolution of E-Rate ~ Mr. Busler moved to approve the E-Rate Resolution presented by Mr. Rokicki. Ms. Bryden seconded. Accepted.
Ms. Bryden reported that the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will pass through New Harmony on Sunday, September 11, 2016. She is working with Patricia Gosh to coordinate events for the weekend. The WMI would like to be a part of this event.
Mr. Frayser reported that he is still in contact with the RD Davis Company concerning the WMI’s oil lease. Perhaps it is time to consult an attorney familiar with this process for assistance. Mr. Maudlin will research this.
Mr. Maudlin reported that Linda Warrum is spearheading a campaign to present Franco Prosperi “Thank You” postcards for the generous donation of his art work to the WMI. The plan is for the postcards to be taken to Mr. Prosperi by Nathan and Jeanne Maudlin on their trip to Italy this fall.
Jeanne Maudlin presented the Chili Cook-Off packets for distribution here and asked for the Board to consider sponsoring a team. This event will take place on October 17, 2015, and will serve as the Friends’ major fund-raiser.
Director’s Report ~ see attachment
Item of Note ~ The Budget Workshop will be August 10, 2015.
Mr. Rokicki presented the claims. Mr. Cullum moved to accept the claims. Mr. Maudin seconded.
The meeting was then adjourned.