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1870 - Lamoine 150 - 2020
Minutes - January 17, 2019 (Draft, Subject to Correction)

 

Chairs Cynthia Donaldson and Jo Cooper called the meeting to order at 3:35 P.M. at the Town Hall.

 

Present were:  Committee members: Cynthia Donaldson,  Josephine Cooper, Gordon Donaldson, Carol Duffy, and Miranda Engstrom. Absent: Marion McFarland and Nelia McIntire. Guest:  Robin Emery.

 

Future Meeting Dates

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

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

            Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 P.M. at the Town Hall.

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

 

December  Meeting Minutes

            Minutes for our last meeting were approved.

 

Tasks for (or before) Next Meeting

Jo will contact Thelma Beal (parade planning).

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

Carol will set up a Lamoine 150 YouTube Channel.

            Logo Committee will establish criteria for the logo contest.

 

Publicity and PR

Robin Emery asked our committee to provide funding for t-shirts for The Lamoine Half Marathon on  March 2. It costs $600 for t-shirts and printing.  On the day of the race, runners will pay $10 for a shirt.  This money will be returned to us, and we get advertising for the Lamoine 150 on the back of the shirts.

Motion:  Gordon   Second:  Carol    Vote: 5 - 0 to provide funding 

 

The marketing plan from Joe Albert, Husson College student, was discussed.  The committee decided to create postcards for each month which will feature a picture on the front and information about events on the back.  We may make this available quarterly instead of monthly.  Jo and Miranda will work on this project.

 

September 28, 2019, Road Race Schedule

10:00  A.M.  Start time

11:30  A.M.  Awards followed by lunch

(Timing for the race will cost about $100.)

 

Lamoine 150th Posters

Posters have arrived.  One is posted at the school.  Three more are stored in Stu’s office.

 

Logo Committee

Three judges for the logo contest will be Nikki Chan, Lori Spruce, and Stu Marckoon.  The committee needs to write specific criteria for the contest. Submissions will be due no later than May 27, 2019, at 5 P.M.  On Saturday, June 15, 2019, the winner will be revealed at Town Hall at noon. 

 

Lamoine 150 Progress Updater

Revisions were made to the planner which Gordon will update.

 

Gordon shared an idea for “Anniversary Evenings.”  They will consist of a brief historical reading or reenactment followed by a 45-minute talk on a topic about Lamoine.  The Grange is a possible venue.  These will be videotaped and posted on a Lamoine 150 YouTube Channel.

 

Final Weekend

Do we need a committee?

Cynthia has started exploring fireworks.  We will get a responsible company for this event.

 

Ellsworth American

Lamoine’s week is in May.  Jo will get in contact with the paper and provide Lamoine 150 information.

 

Budget

We currently have $28,600.  Jo is going to see if the $5,000 in this year’s warrant can be increased to $10,000.  Any money that we don’t use will be returned to the town.  Fireworks could cost $15,000.

 

Possible categories include:

            advertising

            publicity

            parade

            refreshments

            fireworks

            race (t-shirts)

            postcards

 

Cynthia will bring a spreadsheet to our next meeting, and we will fill in categories.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Carol Duffy, Secretary