The meeting was held in conjunction with the opening of a new exhibit at the museum, featuring highlights from board members’ personal collections. Many media are represented, including oil, watercolor, sculpture, glass, woodblock prints and others. The exhibit will be featured until June 15. June 16 will see the opening of a duck stamp exhibit, featuring wildlife art used in duck stamps around the nation.
Outgoing Treasurer Bob Clement announced that through donations, grants and fundraising, the museum had taken in more than $92,000. Expenditures to date had totaled nearly $54,000, not including a recent $7,300 for renovations and improvements to the building. “Financially, we are on solid ground,” he said.
Clement, who is stepping down from his post, will be succeeded by Martha Davis.
Also leaving office was President Vicki Karrigan, who will be replaced by Jean Martin. Karen Clement will succeed outgoing Member-at-large Kathy Harper.
Resigning from the board was member Phara Borque. Appointed to seats on the board were Mitchell Bryant, Jan Culwell, Portia Ezell, Ron Frankhauser and Geneva Parris.
Upon formal announcement of his departure, Clement said, “We’ve gone through so much here. There wasn’t enough money to make payroll when I came aboard. Now we are financially stable.”
The board also announced “Jumpin’ July: A full schedule of fun classes and workshops crammed into the month of July.” Lessons are offered for children of all ages in activities such as birdhouse painting, puppet making and knitting, as well as a number of other subjects. Admission for the classes is $5. Classes will begin on July 5. Registration is available by telephone at the museum.