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The Organ Historical Society Minutes of the National Council Meeting

Magazine article The Tracker

The Organ Historical Society Minutes of the National Council Meeting

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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17-19, 2003

State Room, Radisson Hotel Richmond, 301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia

These minutes follow the order of the agenda and do not necessarily follow the order in which they were discussed.

Call to Order: The meeting of the National Council of the Organ Historical Society was called to order by President Friesen on Friday, October 17, 2003, at 1:31 p.m., in the State Room of the Radisson Hotel, 301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia. A quorum of Council members was established. Present: Michael Friesen (President), Scot Huntington (Vice-President), Stephen Schnurr (secretary), Allison Alcorn-Oppedahl, Mary Gifford, Rachelen Lien, Paul Marchesano (arrived 4:03 p.m., excused), Malcolm Wechsler (arrived 2:04 p.m.), David Barnett (Treasurer), and William Van Pelt (Executive Director). Absent: David Dahl (excused). Also present were: Agnes Armstrong and James Wallmann. The meeting recessed for dinner at 6:30 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 9:20 p.m., with Council members only present. The meeting recessed for the day at 10:03 p.m.

The meeting reconvened on Saturday morning at 9:14 a.m. Present were: Michael Friesen (President), Scot Huntington (Vice-Président, arrived 9:22 a.m.), Stephen Schnurr (secretary), Allison Alcorn-Oppedahl, Mary Gifford, Rachelen Lien, Paul Marchesano, David Barnett (Treasurer), William Van Pelt (Executive Director). Absent: David Dahl (excused). Also present was Linda Lysakowski, from Capital Venture, for the morning only. The meeting recessed for luncheon at 12:33 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 2:16 p.m., at which point James Wallmann was present in addition to Councillors. The meeting recessed for dinner at 6:36 p.m.

The meeting reconvened on Sunday morning at 9:14 a.m. Present were: Michael Friesen (President), Scot Huntington (Vice-President), Stephen Schnurr (Secretary), Allison Alcorn-Oppedahl, Mary Gifford, Rachelen lien (departed at 2:00 p.m.), Paul Marchesano, David Barnett (Treasurer), William Van Pelt (Executive Director). Absent: David Dahl (excused). The meeting adjourned for luncheon at 12:39 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 1:28 p.m.

Approval of Minutes: Moved-Alcorn-Oppedahl; second-Gifford, to approve minutes of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, meeting, held June 18-19, 2003, as circulated by the secretary and to be published in accordance with Roberts' Rules of Order. Motion passed, one abstention.

REPORTS

Executive Director: William Van Pelt. The Executive Director presented a written report. The Annual Giving Fund has yielded approximately $20,000 to date for this year. In addition, a gift approximating $5,000 in value was given to be used at the discretion of the Executive Director, who has directed that the gift be turned over to the Endowment Fund. A sales catalogue is in preparation at this time.

Treasurer: David Barnett. A written report was submitted by the Treasurer. Membership is at an all-time high at 4,138. The Biggs Fellowship budget for 2004 Fellowships stands at $2,553.80.

President's Report: Michael Friesen. The President presented an oral report. Much of the Presidents recent efforts on behalf of his office have been utilized dealing with filling the vacancy of the editorship of The Tracker. The President coordinated the new advertisement for the Director of Publications with Lee Orr, Chair of the Publications Oversight Committee. Other time was spent moderating with the Nominating Committee and the Publications Committee. The President also spent time arranging for the fundraising advisor for this weekend's meeting.

Vice-President's Report: Scot Huntington. The Vice-President presented a brief report regarding the Ten-Year Plan.

COUNCILLORS' REPORTS

Archives: Allison Alcorn-Oppedahl. Councillor Alcorn-Oppedahl presented a written report. An appraisal of manuscripts held by the Archives was completed by Wurlitzer-Bruck of New York. …

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