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July 13, 2017 Minutes

The Board of Trustees of the Working Men’s Institute met on July 13, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.

President Fred Frayser called the meeting to order. In attendance were Mr. Frayser, Vice-President
Nathan Mauldin, Secretary Tom Cullum, Trustee Tamara Allison, Friends of the Working
Men’s Institute President Katie Reineke, Director Ryan Rokicki, and Margaret Scherzinger.
One patron was also present.

Minutes of the June 8, 2017 meeting had been sent electronically. Mr. Cullum moved
to accept the minutes as presented. Mrs. Allison seconded. Accepted.

Mr. Rokicki presented the Treasurer’s Report. The actively managed account has been doing
very well recently and discussion concerning the possibility of treating this fund in the manner
of the Jeanne Miller Fund – leaving the principal in tact and moving assets above that to the
Gift Fund. The Trustees brain-stormed project ideas for the WMI. No action was taken.
Following that discussion, Mr. Mauldin moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report and hold it for
audit. Mr. Cullum seconded. Accepted.

Friends of the WMI ~ Miss Reineke reported that the Shari Wagner lecture in June was
a success. The recent booksale profit was $486.40, which is on target for their budget. The Fourth
of July program was very well attended. Steven Stump recorded it for the Friends and will be
forwarding the DVD soon. Upcoming event include the booksale during Kunstfest in September
and the Chili Cook-Off on October 21.

In Old Business

Special Projects Committee ~ In light of the air-conditioning issue at the school, one of the donors pulled their donation for the time being. The New Harmony Town Baord has agreed to extend the earlier agreement to December 31, 2017. Mr. Frayser, Mr. Maudlin, and Tom Smith met to assess the cooling system at the school. Mr. Smith served on the NH School Board for a period of time and is familiar with the cooling system. Mr. Smith agreed to contact TRANE for an estimate. He also recommended consideration of dehumidifiers be placed in the building for now. Mr. Frayser also toured the school with an architect known to Annie Owen. Details of that meeting will follow. The Farm To Table portion of the Regional Cities Grant is on track and the paperwork is in order.

New Business

Mr. Frayser read Resolutions of Respect following the passing of Members Don Williams and Darrell Creek. Mr. Maudlin moved to accept the Resolution of Respect for Mr. Williams, seconded by Mrs. Allison. Mrs. Allison moved to accept the Resolution of Respect for Mr. Creek, seconded by Mr. Cullum. Both motions were Accepted.

Director’s Report ~ see attached

Mr. Rokicki presented the claims. Mr. Maudlin moved to accept the claims. Mrs. Allison seconded. Accepted.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.