OCMO Meeting June 13, 2014

History Meeting Minutes: 06-13-2014

Meeting Call to Order, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s Report

Old Business:

Digital History Book (Summary Book, Original Blue Book Reprint, and New Book):

  • Sample Book sent for final printing. Need to resolve permission issue for copyright.
  • All images are placed in file, layout in process
  • Indexing test done so will go with the program we have.
  • Need to set up online ordering procedures. Will test with Summary Book
  • Pre Sold approximately 100  books. Would like to pre-sell 150 before publication.
  • Don’t need this now. (Estimate $600-$1000. May need help from createspace.com (Amazon’s publishing group) when I get into the book. The intent is to do everything we can locally)
  • Decision is to sell book for $30. Initial feedback is that is a reasonable price.
  • Bill this month for photo imaging, layout and editing.


New Business:

  • Need many stories for New Book by January 2015.
  • Voted to Award Scholarship
  • Lots of stories are pouring in on Facebook. Have example to share.
  • Ceremony held for Civil War Soldier. Good Attendance from Forrester family. Re-enactment of a Civil War burial conducted by Civil War Club. See on our web site.
  • Would like to have a couple of interns to work this summer on digital project.
  • National Heritage site at “Old George Martin Farm.” Talking to current owner.
  • Granny Blue Day changed to November 8th, 2014. Proclamations signed. Notifying descendants.
  • Could not find WPA references to Indian Villages
  • Will sell Reading, Writing and Arithmetic for $12.50 at festivals.
  • Postponed decision on licensing of electronic content.
  • Distributed Table of Contents for New Book


Ezra Manes on his book “Third Moon Rising” and how he promoted it.

Dave Bailey on the Thayer Warm Fork Indian Bones.


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