March/April 2015

APRIL PROGRAM:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT

bounty-coverRESCUE OF THE BOUNTY: DISASTER AND SURVIVAL IN SUPERSTORM SANDY

Why would a seasoned skipper sail an aging ship near the path of an approaching monster hurricane?

Co-author Michael Tougias (pronounced ‘toe-gis”- hard “g”) will explore The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard.

This program is co-sponsored with the Meriden Public Library and is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

MEMBERSHIP:

It is that time of the year again. The Meriden Historical Society’s fiscal year spans January through December. Membership renewal letters will be forthcoming in the mail. The rates will remain the same as last year.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

President Peter Slavinski has set a nominating committee chaired by Mrs. Margaret Myers. The committee will be calling members of the Society asking them to serve on the board. We need you! We need new people to help run the organization. Pleas say YES and join the board.

VOLUNTEERS SIGN-IN SHEETS:

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Our volunteers dedicate endless hours to help research, compile programs, file, computerize and archive. They clean up, fix and fundraise, put up exhibits, act as docents and present programs to the community at large.

At a request of the board, we have set up a volunteer sign in sheet in which each volunteer is requested to sign in and out and describe his/her activity for that period. Signing in and out includes board members and committee chairs who come in to do their “job”.

The sign–in sheet will help us keep track of members and volunteers and ensure that their work can be noted and acknowledged.

 WE NOTE WITH SORROW:

the passing of Dorothy Daly, a long time life members of the Meriden Historical Society. Soft spoken and smiling, Dorothy set up our image library and was a tireless volunteer worker for the Society.

Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Meriden Historical Society. As soon as the snow melts and the ground can be worked, a dogwood tree will be planted at the research center in memory of Dorothy.

Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Meriden Historical Society.

DorothyDaly                                                                                Dorothy Daly at her Research Center desk

 

WE NOTE WITH SORROW:

the passing of Siro Toffolon. Mr. Toffolon had served as the Society’s president. We gratefully acknowledge his leadership.

SINCERE THANKS

to Diantha Morse for her recent donation of articles to the Society, to Chris and Ray Ruel for their donation of various Manning Bowman items, and to Linda Cioffi for her generous donation to the general fund.

 

 

IN RECOGNITION OF OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS 

 

NEST EGG AUCTIONS

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30 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450

203-630-1400

THE RECORD JOURNAL

http://myrecordjournal.com/

11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450

203-235-1661

Rob Lariviere – THE REMODELING COMPANY

848 N. Colony Rd

Meriden, CT 06450

203-213-1053