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1870 - Lamoine 150 - 2020
Minutes - December 6, 2018 (Draft, subject to correction)


Co-Chairs Cynthia Donaldson and Jo Cooper called the meeting to order at 3:30 P.M. at the Town Hall.


Present were:  Committee members: Cynthia Donaldson,  Josephine Cooper, Gordon Donaldson, Carol Duffy, and Marion McFarland. Absent: Miranda Engstrom and Nelia McIntire. Guest:  Joe Albert, Husson College student.


Future Meeting Dates

            Thursday, January 17 at 3:30 P.M. at the Town Hall.

            Thursday, February 14 at 3:30 P.M. at the Town Hall.

If school is canceled due to weather, then our meeting is canceled.


November Meeting Minutes

            Minutes for our last meeting were approved.


Tasks for (or before) Next Meeting

Logo Committee needs to meet and set up criteria.

Jo will contact Maine 200 and Thelma Beal (parade planning).

Gordon will update the Lamoine 150 Progress Updater list in Google Drive.

Carol will do at least one Facebook post on the topic of Christmas memories.


Town Groups


Lamoine Baptist Church has submitted three planning forms: Historic Open House and Tea (tentative date: August 15, 2020), After Road Race lunch (September 28, 2019), and Holiday Concert/Carol Sing (December 31, 2019).


We received two planners from the Lamoine Conservation Commission:  Day of Service (September 2019) and Guest Speaker: Dr. Rick Will, archaeologist, “Lamoine Before Lamoine: Highlights of the Area’s Prehistory.”


Marion shared the list of proposed topics for the Lamoine Historical Society’s book.


Money for the Little Kids Play Structure has been put in the Parks’ budget as a back-up in case not enough money is raised.  Cynthia is confident that enough money will be raised, but it’s good to know funds will be available if the budget passes.


Publicity and PR


We discussed ways to send out a flyer in 2019 to let people know about planned events.  Three possibilities: send with tax bills in July, send with fire department mailing in the summer, or do our own mailing.  If it’s not too expensive, sending out our flyer by itself might be the best option.  No decision was made.


Joe Albert from Husson College will be developing a PR plan for us as a class project which is due by the end of December.  We shared our objectives, plans, and unique qualities to highlight with him. 


Lamoine 150th Posters


Miranda has ordered three posters that we can use at different town events to let people know about our upcoming celebration.


Reimbursement for Expenses


Committee members need to give receipts to Jo or Cynthia for reimbursement for expenses.


Parade Committee


Jo hasn’t contacted Thelma Beal about parade planning, but will. Jo agreed to be part of the committee.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:32 P.M. 


Respectfully submitted,

Carol Duffy, Secretary