Thaddeus Stevens Society business meeting agenda 12/4/2020
Increasing donation to Stevens cemetery from $500 to $1,000
Creation of 5-person advisory committee
Request for volunteers for Second Founding Festival and Stevens’s 2022 Birthday Bash
Thaddeus Stevens Society minutes for November 10, 2019
(Note: The Society’s spring 2020 meeting was cancelled because of the pandemic.)
Present: Ross Hetrick, George Muschamp, Valerie Fisher, Donald Gallagher, Rex Lord, Michele Downing, Bob Windemuth, Jim Paddock, Stephany Moyer, Randy Harris, Marguerite Wilson, Glenn Sitterly, Sharon Dietz, Bill Millar, Paul Moschette
The fall meeting of the Thaddeus Stevens Society was held on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Caledonia State Park. There was a short program in the Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith shop conducted by Hetrick. The group then drove to an nearby area known as “Africa” during the 1800s for a tour of the graves of US Colored Troops in three areas conducted by Glenn Sitterly.
The group then went to Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant for lunch and a business meeting. The minutes for the April 2019 meeting and financial report were approved after the minutes were revised to read “Randy Harris announced that the Lancaster Convention Center is planning to contribute to the renovation of the Stevens/Smith house.
Then the following motions were discussed and approved:
Harris moved and Wilson seconded a motion to create a committee to plan the April 2022 Stevens birthday celebration and statue unveiling. After discussion, the motion passed.
Paddock moved and Lord seconded a motion to spend $500 to buy Stevens prints from the Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. After discussion, the motion passed.
Paddock moved and Wilson seconded a motion to spend $340 to make another Stevens bust to be donated to Gettysburg College. After discussion, the motion passed.
Lord moved and Muschamp seconded a motion to begin an effort to change the Pennsylvania statue in the U.S. Capitol Statuary to Thaddeus Stevens. After discussion the motion passed.
Moyer moved and Muschamp seconded a motion to create a fund to support restoring Stevens’s Lancaster house. After discussion, the motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.
Submitted by Valerie Fisher, secretary.
Thaddeus Stevens Society Financial Report November 30, 2019 to November 30, 2020
Abolitionists Day Donations 300.00
Amazon Smile 46.61
Extra Contributions 357.00
Honorarium for playing Thad 20.00
House Fund Donations 3,318.60
Lifetime Memberships 2,466.40
Merchandise Sales 247.86
Paypal Donation 4.00
Sales Tax Collected 8.74
Statue Donations 5,090.00
Total Income 15,403.80
Statue Fund 21,575.06
House Fund 50.00
Total 22, 628.51
Income + 15,403.80
Expenses - 6,089.32
Statue Fund 26,972.91
House Fund 3,369.65
Abolitionists Day 1,739.58
Business Expenses 849.98
Cemetery Donation 500.00
Adams County Library Fun Fest 30.00
Merchandise Purchases 113.28
PO Box 112.00
Preservation PA Dues 75.00
Stevens Print purchases 600.00
Newsletter printing 228.00
Sales Tax Paid 19.09
Stevens Artifacts 814.41
Web Page 451.64
Total Expenses 6,089.32