Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 3/19/20

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:48 PM.  The meeting is being recorded.

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – March 12, 2020:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of March 12, 2020, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

HOOPER BUSINESS:

Hooper Institute Education Trust February Reimbursement of Expenses to the Town of Walpole:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the reimbursement of expenses from the Hooper Institute Education Trust to the Town of Walpole in the amount of $8,866.41for February 2020.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer, the motion was approved.

Hooper Institute Maintenance Trust FebruaryReimbursement of Expenses to the Town of Walpole:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the reimbursement of expenses from the Hooper Institute Maintenance Trust to the Town of Walpole in the amount of $220 for February 2020.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer, the motion was approved.

Hooper Staff:  Ms. Mayberry reported that Executive Director, Helen Dalbeck, has been maintaining gardens and projects around the school that the Hooper Institute manages while the Walpole School is closed. Ms. Mayberry will connect with Mrs. Dalbeck regarding the status of Rebecca Whippie.

Hooper Events:  The group discussed upcoming events such as Hooper Looper race in May and Hooper Camps in June. The question of how much effort and planning should occur. There was a consensus that planning for events should go forward, but to be careful not to invest too much in promotional efforts. The owl event has been rescheduled to October on Halloween which is a Saturday.

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  The Hooper Trustees will return to the Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:06PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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