July 12, 2024

Club News

Colfax Historical Society

The meeting of the Colfax Historical Society was called to order at 7:02 p.m. June 17 by president Kevin Williams and he thanked everyone for attending. Members present were: BJ Williams, Karen Russell, Aaron Bartholmey, Steve and Cindy L. Van Dusseldorp, Stanley Daft, Larry and Charlet Daft, Don Jessen, Larry Hurto, Peggy Dvorak and Tranquillity Smith, facility manager. The minutes of May 20 were read. Treasurer’s report was presented.

Facility manager gave her report and she had no complaints and it is working well.

Aaron will be helping Joyce, Peggy, Deb and Cindy L. with learning the Past Perfect Program and will work out the dates and times they will meet.

Michael Huston, who is extremely knowledgeable about many aspects of the Civil War will be coming to Colfax Historical Society building on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. for a presentation. Refreshments will be served.

On June 11, the financial records for the 2023 calendar year for the Colfax Historical Society were found to be accurate and in good order by Peggy Dvorak and Cindy L. Van Dusseldorp.

The emptying of the items out of the semitrailer and into the building addition was a success. We will be contacting the owner to have the semitrailer removed.

Aaron received a letter from the IRS about filing our annual return. He talked to our attorney Mark Otto and now will be filing our tax form under 990-N. This should eliminate our cost.

We will be open the second Saturday of the month on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The volunteers will be Deb Coulson and Peggy from 10 a.m. to noon and from noon until 2 p.m. will be Cindy L. and Karen. Admission is free.

We will have the museum open Sundays now from 2 to 4 p.m. and ending on Sunday, Sept. 3. The next Sunday open is Sunday, July 7 with Don and Joyce volunteering to be there. The following Sunday, July 14 will be Kevin and BJ. The next Sunday, July 21 will be Tranquillity and Charlet­­­. It will also be admission-free.

Next meeting will be on Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. It is open to anyone who would like to attend.