Hooper Trustees Present: Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Cheryl Mayberry; Steven Dalessio
CALL TO ORDER: Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:36 PM. She advised that the Hooper Trustees are in three separate locations. This meeting is being recorded. Also attending this meeting is Mrs. Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration, in the Walpole Town Hall, and Ms. Regina Borden, Recording Secretary, by telephone at a separate location.
HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:
HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – April 30, 2020: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of April 30, 2020, as submitted. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was any discussion. There was none. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.
NON-PUBLIC HOOPER TRUSTEES SESSION – April 30, 2020: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Hooper Trustees Session of April 30, 2020, as submitted. These Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was any discussion. There was none. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.
Hooper Scholarship Committee Oath of Appointment: Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the re-appointment of Carol Malnatias a member on the Frederick H. Hooper Institute Scholarship Committee for a period of three (3) years, May 2020 through Town Meeting, March 2023. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was any discussion. There was none. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.
Hooper Institute Scholarship Committee: Mrs. Pschirrerreported an email was received from Mrs. Susan Wyckoff who has been on this committee for several years and has been a valuable member. Mrs. Wyckoff has asked to be relieved of her contributions to this committee. Ms. Mayberry noted this is a big loss. Mr. Dalessio thanked Mrs. Wyckoff for all her services and contributions.
Hooper Institute Board: Mr. Dalessio advised that the financial position in their bank account is good. Friends of the Hooper will be putting out a newsletter that will include a section for fundraising. Mrs. Becky Sethi is putting that together with help from other members. Mrs. Heather Brady had some good ideas. Members will be doing trail work. Mrs. Holly Gowdy will mark the trails. They are moving forward with the Internship Summer Program using a focus on Agricultural places first. Right now they have seven applications from students and two are pending. Rather than having the traditional summer programs, they are going to do one day events and limit the number of kids. Little kids will have family days. They are coming up with good ideas and trying to make it all work. Mrs. Dalbeck and Mr. Dalessio are working on the owl house project as a fundraiser. Mrs. Dalbeck is starting to evaluate what can be done to make the building usable year round. Mr. Dalessio will work with her.
Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting. The Hooper Trustees will return to the Selectboard meeting. 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 meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM.