Jo Cooper started our online meeting at 4:00 P.M.
Present were: Committee members:
Josephine Cooper, Cynthia Donaldson, Gordon Donaldson, Carol Duffy, Miranda
Engstrom, Angela Johnson, Marion McFarland, and Stu Marckoon.
Absent: Diane Sanderson.
Future Meeting Dates
Thursday, June 11 at 4:00 P.M. at the Town Hall or online.
Minutes for April 9, 2020 meeting
were approved unanimously.
We extended the deadline to June 15.
Miranda will turn the pictures into a video as time permits.
We discussed a way to display sardines - a totem pole or two at Town Hall, a
large sardine filled with the pictures sent to us.
Carol will make a list of participants so Stu can send them certificates as time
Lots of positive feedback as it’s a great way to extend our Lamoine 150
celebration during this “stay at home” period.
Stu has created a page on the town’s website with sardine pictures and history
about the sardine industry in Lamoine.
The link will be shared on our Facebook page.
Cynthia will write a small announcement for the Facebook page which Stu will
email out about the extension of the Sardine Haul.
Homer Wilbur Photo Project
Joyce Howe has some beautiful pictures of Lamoine and wants to know if we’re
interested in using them. She also
has unidentified pictures and would like to see if anyone has information about
them. We can share these on
Facebook. Gordon is going to make
sure that she realizes that once we post them, anyone can download them.
Pictures Needed for 150! Book
Gordon is looking for pictures of community events in the 1950s, 1970s, and
1990s. He is also looking for a picture of the original Lamoine Consolidated
School from the early 1950s. Carol
will post a request on our Facebook page, and Stu will send an email to the
Jo wants sardine label t-shirts!
Miranda is going to put together an order for t-shirts with the Lamoine 150!
Logo with the same company as the one we used for the volunteer t-shirts. We
will order both adult and child sizes.
Miranda will find out the price for face coverings with our logo and forward the
information to the committee.
We can’t send it out in May as planned because we don’t know which events we’ll
be able to hold this summer. We’ll
send it out later with August events.
We have $28,850 in our Lamine 150 account so our finances are fine.
We haven’t received any money from the Maine Grant yet.
We might have to send them an invoice.
All COS events are on hold. There is
activity behind the scenes so we’ll be ready to go when it’s allowed.
Some events could possibly be filmed.
August Big Festival Weekend
We will not be having a traditional parade as planned.
We discussed having a parade without spectators.
People would decorate cars, and we would film the parade for later
viewing. Stu is going to give us
some names of professional video photographers.
Fireworks - reschedule for next year.
Cynthia and Jo will be in touch with parade contacts to apprise them of changes.
Publicity and PR
There was a good article in the April 30th
Ellsworth American about our sardine hunt with pictures.
We had an article in the April Lamoine
We continue to have a good Facebook following which has increased due to
interest in sardine pictures.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:52 P.M.
Carol Duffy, Secretary