Hooper Trustees Present: Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Cheryl Mayberry; (Absent: Steven Dalessio).
CALL TO ORDER: Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:07 PM.
HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:
Hooper Trustees Meeting – December 27, 2018: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of December 27, 2018, as submitted. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.
Hooper History: Mrs. Pschirrer provided a brief history of the Hooper Trust and Scholarship programs to Beth Colley, a new resident of Walpole.
Hooper Institute Committee Meeting: Ms. Mayberry noted that an email from Mrs. Eloise Clark, Director of the Hooper Institute, stated that the Hooper Institute Committee Meeting will be held on January 8, 2019 in the Walpole Town Hall. Mrs. Pschirrer noted that, with the retirement of several committee members, new members were needed and that the bylaws should be reviewed. Hooper Institute Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Hooper Scholarship Committee Meeting: Mrs. Pschirrer attended a January 2, 2019 meeting of the Hooper Scholarship Committee. Scholarships covering second semester studies were approved for the six recipients of the first-semester awards for the 2018-2019 academic year. All current scholarship recipients are surpassing the scholarship’s grade point average requirement. When the Hooper Education Trust and the Scholarship Trust were merged, the interest accrued on the Scholarship Trust was kept separate. It now totals $114,000. After deducting the current awards, the total Scholarship Trust interest will be about $98,000 which will keep the fund running for at least two years. Additionally, the Hooper Scholarship Committee is exploring ways to raise more money for scholarships.
Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM.
Beth Colley, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore