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17th Annual Meeting Minutes

                               SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING

                                                                         of the

                                       Friends of Hancock’s Resolution

                                                    Gibson Island Club

                                    535 Broadwater Way, Gibson Island, MD

                                                Saturday, June 7, 2014


1. President, Jim Morrison, called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. and welcomed members and guests. The agenda for the meeting and Sixteenth Annual Meeting minutes were distributed at the door (see attachments #1 and #2).

      With more than 10% of FOHR’s members present (41) and 46 proxies, for a   total of 87 members, a quorum was established.


Board Members present:

Term Expires:


Jim Morrison, President



Dolores Reuter, Treasurer



Dianne Feeney, Secretary



Nancy Allred



Barbara Ballengee



Sue Betz



Betty Ann Blanchard



Harry DeLong



Barbara Polito


      The minutes of the Sixteenth Annual Meeting were approved.


2.  Treasurer’s Report: (See attachment #3.)  Given by Dolores Reuter:



July 1, 2013




July 1, 2013-May 31, 2014




July 1, 2013-May 31, 2014



Amounts Set Aside for:

Restoration of corn crib



Unrestricted Funds Available





3. Report of the Nominating Committee: Sue Betz presented the Nominating Committee's Report. Dolores Reuter and Harry DeLong were nominated to repeat their three year terms on the Board. They also nominated Kim Nielson as a new member of the Board.

Nominations were opened for the Board.  There were no further nominations.  Dolores Reuter, Harry DeLong, and Kim Nielson were elected to the Board.

4.  President’s Report: The President's Report was given by Jim Morrison (See attachment #4). The Anne Arundel County Public Works Department gave a Notice to Proceed to Rummel, Klepper & Kahl to start developing the site for the proposed new Barn/Visitor Center. The County is awaiting a cost proposal from the architectural firm Gannet-Fleming to design the new building. The National Park Service selected Hancock's Resolution as a site on its Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. The NPS's trail sign is in place just outside our front gate. We are working to attract local school groups to spend a day at Hancock's Resolution and are now able to feature musket firing almost every Sunday. Our gardens continue to flourish. Our electronics presence has been enhanced with the addition of a "Facebook" page. Member contributions enabled us to continue restoration of the Calvert Corn House. Great strides were made in inventorying historic artifacts in and around the farmstead, and stored in FOHR member homes.

5.  Old Business: none.

6. New Business: Under New Business, Jim Morrison reported that cooperation with Anne Arundel County has been exceptional during the past year. Barbara Polito has been a marvelous advocate for Hancock's Resolution.

Hancock's Resolution is included in the "War of 1812, Historic Sites in Anne Arundel County" brochure (see attachment #5). Sites in the brochure are part of the social studies curriculum for Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

      The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.


At 2:30 p.m. Jim Morrison introduced Dr. David Hildebrand, Director of the Colonial Music Institute who presented a musical program, "From the Star-Spangled Banner to the National Anthem: What happened between 1814 and 1931?"


      Respectfully submitted,

      Dianne Feeney, Secretary