Monday, January 3, 2011

Chapter Newsletter: Vol. 1, January 21, 2011 excerpts

60 Decker Drive, Middletown, N.Y. 10940
Vol. 1, January 21, 2011

Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except July and August at the Methodist Church in Goshen, which is located on the corner of Main Street and Court Lane. All are welcome.

Meeting Notice: The January meeting will be held on Friday the 21st, at 7:30 P.M. Doc Donald Bayne will be presenting on the history of Iona Island.

President’s Message:

            Happy New Year! I want to thank our chapter members for your assistance and support during the last two years. Because of your dedication to our chapter it has been a pleasure to be president.

I look forward to all the activities we have planned for the chapter during this year. I hope all of you can attend several of the events. I will be away during January so Chuck will conduct the meeting.


Foxwoods Pequot Native American Museum

            The trip to Foxwoods is planned for Saturday, April 30th. So put the date on your calendar and your name on the signup sheet if you intend to go. We will be car pooling so we will need volunteers to drive. Details will follow as we near the date.


February 18, 2011 - Monthly Meeting – David Johnson will discuss the importance of the
            sacred lakes and mountains of Peru’s northern Andes Mountains known as the
            Paramo. Current rituals will show how they can be used to develop a better
            understanding of the ancient cultures. This program will also include a new and
            exciting approach, via ancient Peru, to attract new members as well as keep our
            current members.

March 18, 2011 - Monthly Meeting - Barry Kass will be speaking on ancient Greek
            civilizations. He visited several sites with his students and some of our chapter
            members last spring.


IOCCNYSAA Meeting Minutes – December 17, 2010

            The December meeting of the IOOCNYSAA was called to order at 7:35 on Dec.17th by David Johnson, president.  Dave welcomed everyone and thanked them for bringing items to add to the holiday festivities.
            Ray Decker gave the treasurer's report.
            There was no secretary’s report for November since the annual dinner replaced the regular meeting.
            Chuck Tudor was thanked for doing an excellent job of organizing the annual dinner held at the Fountains at the Wallkill Country Club.  John Hart from the state museum spoke about the agricultural development over the years.  This new information contradicts previous data regarding Native American agriculture.
            It was noted that our member Roy Gustafson passed away in August.
            There was no old business.  New business:  We will be hosting the 2012 state meeting and are looking for a new venue.  If you have any suggestions about a good site please let the executive committee know.  The 2011 state meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown, sponsored by the Van Epps-Hartley Chapter, on April 15-17. It is about a 2 ½ hour drive from here.
            The program for January will be Doc Baynes on Iona Island, February-Dave Johnson on the high Andes Paramo and March-Barry Kass on Greek archaeology.
            Stephanie Tice reported that the Florist site is closed until spring.
            The Foxwoods Trip will be April 30th.  We will be carpooling.  Anyone interested in going with us or willing to drive please let Dave know.
            We are investigating a new meeting place that will be handicapped accessible.  More information will be forthcoming.
            Gary Keeton and Stephanie have put together a site policy.  The executive committee is working to refine it.
            A poll was taken about having another flint knapping session.  A majority indicated that they would like one, with a refresher course. This will be our April program.
            The meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8 PM.  Walter McGrath was the 50/50 winner.
            The program was our Christmas party and Chinese auction, which was enjoyed by all. The assorted goodies on the enlarged refreshment table were enjoyed by all.

Respectfully submitted,

Priscilla Johnson, Secretary

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