Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 11/21/19

 

Hooper Trustees Present:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:27 PM.  He advised this meeting is being recorded.

 

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – November 14, 2019: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of November 14, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

HOOPER BUSINESS:

Hooper Board of Directors Appointment:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the appointment of Mr. Jon Meadows to the Hooper Institute Board.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Hooper Education Trust Reimbursement to the Town of Walpole:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the transfer of funds from the Hooper Education Trust to the Town of Walpole in the amount of $7,409.62.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Hooper Maintenance Trust Reimbursement to the Town of Walpole:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the transfer of funds from the Hooper Maintenance Trust to the Town of Walpole in the amount of $390.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Hooper Fundraising:  Mrs. Pschirrer met with Ms. Helen Dalbeck to talk about fundraising and to give her the list of potential sponsors, etc.  Mrs. Pschirrer explained the legal issues encountered when Mrs. Amy Owens and Ms. Karen Galloway went to the bank to open a checking account.  After a discussion, it was agreed to have Mrs. Gowdy, Mrs. Owens and Ms. Galloway come into the office to talk with Mr. Kreissle to request that he open the checking account for them using the Town’s numbers.  Mrs. Gowdy, Mrs. Owens and Ms. Galloway will have authority to sign. Mrs. Amy Owens, Treasurer, will be the primary signer. Checks will require two signatures when over $500.  A policy will be written.  Ms. Mayberry will discuss this with Ms. Dalbeck and Mr. Kreissle.    

 

Mrs. Pschirrer reported that Mr. Bryan Fletcher has been doing a lot of work at the Hooper.  It is appreciated by everyone.  

 

New Hooper Program:  Ms. Dalbeck has been developing a Native Americans’ Program and is giving it to fourth graders in Town.  She would like to take this program out to other fourth graders not in Walpole.  Mrs. Pschirrer explained that she works for the Trust and that is very clear it remains in Walpole.  Those schools could be invited to Walpole where she could present the program and display the Indian artifacts.        

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  The Hooper Trustees will return to the Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

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