OCMO March 14, 2014 Meeting

History Meeting Agenda:

Meeting Called  to Order, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s Report.

Old Business:

Digital History Book:

  • Sample book came in! Need to proof and fix and submit for our 20 book order. Price set for summary book. (Costs $2.15 to publish, Price now set at $10.00, need price for selling content to other books).

  • Will order 5 more copies for proofreading. Then submit summary book for publication
  • Have converted text for the re-print book to new program. Need to place enhanced images.
  • Found a way to do indexing in the back but need to test it. (Adobe program and Virginia Systems). Need cost of each system and to test.
  • Need to set up and test online ordering procedures.
  • Presold almost 100  books.  Set $30.00 as tentative book price with discounting via Amazon and locally

  • Estimate $600-$1000. May need help from createspace.com (Amazon’s publishing group) . The intent is to do everything we can locally

  • We have settled on 2 column (with bleeds), Tahona 10 pt font. Will have sample printout on Amazon

New Business:


  • Need lots of ink to proof pages. Jenny bought ink and will get invoice to club.

  • Need many stories for the new book starting in January. Received story on Peach Capital in Koshkonong.

  • Suggestions on going through churches and other groups for stories. Set deadline for stories to be around January 1, 2015
  • Planning for scholarship to be awarded at April 2014 meeting. Will go through school guidance counselors to get applications
  • Criteria for scholarship sent to schools.
  • Presented Amazon’s reimbursement numbers for each book sold.
  • Shann: Cemetary headstones for Civil War Soldiers. Looking at site to be designated s a National Heritage site at “Old George Martin Farm.”
  • Shann: Ceremony to place headstone at Clifton Cemetary on May 25, 205
  • Kosh Peach orchard story
  • Granny Blue Day and story November 16, 2014
  • Ken Franke has youtube videp entitled “100 year Journey Mammoth Spring, Thayer, MO.” See it on our web site. Will make presentation at April Meeting.
  • Took Mills and Cemetary maps to Thayer, MO library.
  • Civil War Re-enactment at Fort Davis the 26th, 27th and 29th near Pilot Knob
  • WPA may have listed indian villages during their projects.
  • Mathew is going to Columbia and will visit Historical Society Library for Oregon County History.

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