Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 6/4/20

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:46 PM.  The Hooper Trustees are in three separate locations for this Zoom meeting.  This meeting is being recorded.

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – May 28, 2020:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of May 28, 2020, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any comments or questions.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

HOOPER BUSINESS:

Hooper Institute Board:  Mr. Dalessio reported the Hooper Institute Board met last Wednesday.  It was a positive meeting with a lot of good ideas being mentioned.  He will forward Mrs. Dalbeck’s Director’s report to Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry.  The Summer Program was well thought out.  Mrs. Whippie put together an 8-day packet for the little kids and for the older kids, Mrs. Dalbeck put together various hiking trips, etc.  People are signing up and picking up the packets.  Mr. Dalessio is building the owl’s house kits; twelve (12) have been spoken for.  Trails are open behind the Hooper Institute and there are activities for families hiking along the trails.

The Hooper got turned down for the NH Charitable Grant.  They received an acknowledgement letter from the Main Street Relief Fund Prequalification Application but there were 10,000 applications.  They also got turned down for a smaller grant they applied for.  Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out that it is a tough time if they are not a social service agencymoney is going to feeding people, housing needs, child care, etc.  Mr. Dalessio continues to encourage Mrs. Dalbeck to keep going and moving forward.  

They interviewed the summer people. They stressed COVID-19precautions.  They met with students and mentors on the first day.  The Hooper should have a newsletter ready in another 3-to-4 weeks.  This will be the Friends of the Hooper’s first big push on fundraising.  About 3,000 copies will be mailed to everybody in Town.  It is going in the right direction. They are stressing the educational piece of the Institute.  He encouraged them to send information on the Hooper Will and Trust to new members.  They are looking for all the scholarship students to write follow-up articles.

FACT-TV:  Mrs. Pschirrer announced that this concludes the regular Hooper Trustees meeting.  The Hooper Trustees will be entering into a Non-Public Session.  FACT-TV ceased filming and left the meeting.

NON-PUBLIC HOOPER TRUSTEES SESSION:

Mr. Dalessio moved to enter into a Non-Public Hooper Trustees Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any comments or questions.  There were none.  On a roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:54 PM.  

The regular Hooper Trustees meeting resumed at 7:56 PM.

Mr. Dalessio moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Hooper Trustees Session of June 4, 2020, will be sealed.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any comments or questions.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:  

Mr. Dalessio moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  The Hooper Trustees will return to the Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any comments or questions.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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