Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes: Spring 2012

September 4, 2012

Spring Meeting
21 April 2012
The Spring Meeting of the Permian Historical Society was held at the Petroleum Museum in Midland. There were 48 registered members and guests.  Registration began at 9:00 a.m. Coffee, juice, doughnuts and fruit were available for breakfast. Attendees had time to eat, visit and peruse the books for sale before the programs began at 10:00 a.m.

President Kelton thanked everyone for coming before turning the meeting over to VP Betty Cash who introduced the day’s presenters. Kathy Shannon presented a pictorial power point program that enhanced her presentation From Dreams to Reality – The History and Future of the Petroleum Museum. Scheduled speaker Wiley Dabbs was unable to attend. Barbara Barton’s program One Feisty Schoolmarm told the life story of Nora Gentry Locklin who taught at various ranch schools and helped her husband in his endeavors throughout her 101 years.  Patrick Dearen shared a synopsis of his newest nonfiction book, Devil’s River, Treacherous Twin to the Pecos, 1535-1900 and the research that went into it. Scott Jordan, Executive Director of the Pecos Trail Region, had a continuously running slide show of places to interest tourists, as he told about the seven state parks, three National Natural Landmarks, six Main Street towns, two forts and numerous museums, historic courthouses, train depots, movie theatres, and jails in the region.

Ballots for Best Presentation were collected by Donna Bell before the meeting broke for a wonderful lunch provided by the Bakers of Stanton.  Door prizes given throughout the day were won by Sue Ann Damron, Roger Goertz, J Tillapaugh, Betty Cash, Evelyn Stroder, Patsy White and Marshall Huffman.

After lunch, President Kelton presided over the business session. The minutes of the October 2011 meeting were approved as printed.  The current officers, except for 2nd VP in charge of programs, were presented for another term. There were no volunteers for the vacant office and no nominations from the floor for any of the other offices.  The motion by the board of directors to give a free first year’s membership and annual to new members was accepted by Jim Sears and Roy Platner.

Special guest Marisue Potts, incoming President of the West Texas Historical Association, was introduced.

Lawmen John Damron and Peggy Kelton and Outlaws Lane Bond and Marisue Potts tied for Best Costume and each received a prize.  The Best Presentation Award for the October 2011 meeting was presented to Evans Turpin for his power point program about the discovery of a rock art shelter near Bakersfield that was designated Archaeological Site 41PC633.

County Historical Commission chairs Betty Damron of Crane County and Betty Cash of Pecos County reported on historical activities in their areas, as did Peggy Kelton and Donna Bell of Upton County and Marisue Potts of Motley County. Patsy White thanked the officers and board members for all the hard work they have done to keep our history alive.

President Kelton announced that the Fall Meeting will be held in Monahans on October 20.
Boxed meals of the leftover food were available for $10 each.

The meeting was adjourned.

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Peggy Kelton, President                                     Sue Ann Damron, Secretary

 

Fall Meeting
9 October 2010
The Fall Meeting of the Permian Historical Society was held at the Community
Center in Grandfalls. Forty-five meal tickets were taken up.

Registration began at 9:00 a.m. Members and guests enjoyed the breakfast food,
coffee and juice, visiting and buying books until the meeting began at 9:45 a.m.

President Peggy Kelton welcomed all to the meeting and 1st VP Betty Cash
introduced the presenters: John Mac Carpenter who extended greetings from the
Grandfalls community and presented a brief history of Grandfalls; Mary Kuhn
spoke on the history of the Union Church of Grandfalls; Mark White told about
his grandfather T. M. White, a founder of the Union Church, and the importance
that the White family placed on education; Tommy Garrison gave a power
point program concerning his great-great-grandfather Henery Barlow Hutchins’
westward movements from North Carolina to Texas; Gene Sweatt told of his
grandfather’s reminiscences of early Grandfalls, including the fact that his parents
dug the first good well in 1891; and Kellie Acosta led an informative tour of the
Union Church’s beautiful stained glass windows.

The members voted for Best Presentation and the meeting broke for lunch, which
was catered by Mesquite Bar-B-Q of Iraan.

After lunch, President Kelton presided over the business session.

Marshall Huffman moved that the minutes of the 2010 Spring Meeting be
approved as printed. The motion was seconded and passed.
Eula Huffman moved that the slate of officers for 2010-2012 submitted by the
Board of Directors be accepted. Frances Stewart seconded the motion, which
passed.

Eula Huffman moved that the proposed directors Mark White and Carolyn Hodge
be accepted by acclamation. John Damron seconded the motion, which passed.
President Kelton announced that a feeler has been extended to Pecos to host the
October meeting; but if that falls through, Big Lake will be the site.

Treasurer Sherry Phillips asked the members to fill out a membership card if they
want to pay their dues for 2011 today or if they have a new address or email.
Editor Jim Collett provided a proof issue of the 50th Anniversary issue of the
annual for members to peruse and announced that the annuals would be mailed
shortly.

Sylvia Rankin was recognized for hosting PHS’ web site for free in honor of Elmer
Kelton.

Judges Kellie Acosta and Donitta Barber chose Sherry Adams and Snooks Collett
as the winners of the 1910-era costume contest.

Charles Stroder, 88, was the oldest person present.

President Kelton announced that anyone who purchased a limited edition of Elmer
Kelton’s last book, Texas Standoff, would receive a signed book marker.
Tickets were drawn for the door prizes.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Peggy Kelton, President                                              Sue Ann Damron, Secretary

 

L-R: Peggy Kelton, Evelyn Stroder, Sue Ann Damron, Rosemary Rogers, Snooks Collett, Lane Bond, Sherry Adams, & Clarence Hartfield, Jr.

L-R: Peggy Kelton, Evelyn Stroder, Sue Ann Damron, Rosemary Rogers, Snooks Collett, Lane Bond, Sherry Adams, & Clarence Hartfield, Jr.

Meeting Minutes: Spring 2010

October 11, 2010

Permian Historical Society
Spring Meeting
8 May 2010

The Spring meeting of the Permian Historical Society was held at the Petroleum Museum in Midland.  Forty-seven meal tickets were taken up.

Registration began at 9:00 a.m. Members and guests enjoyed eating breakfast goodies, visiting, and perusing the books on display until the meeting began at 10:00.

First Vice President Betty Cash welcomed the attendees and introduced the day’s speakers:  Barbara Barton, who told the story of Ben Ficklin; Mary Ann Kay and Jimmy Cahill, who spoke about the pioneer women and the outlaws of Sutton County; Will Hoover, who related the history of the Hoover Ranch started by his great-great-grandparents Henry “Buck” and Laura McNutt Hoover;  Chris Elliott, who gave the history of and displayed five of the flags that have flown over Ft. Lancaster; and Delmon Hodges, who presented his amusing recollections of his years as a West Texas land man.

Members voted for their favorite presentation and broke for lunch, which the Bakers of Stanton once again catered with a delicious meal.

At the afternoon business session, Ross McSwain moved that the October 2009 minutes be approved as printed.  Sherry Phillips seconded the motion, which passed.

Hub Parker was awarded the October 2009 Best Presentation Award for his reminiscences of ranch life when he was a young man and recitation of some of his cowboy poems.

Ross McSwain moved that the proposed slate of officers for 2010-2012 be accepted by proclamation.  Betty Damron seconded the motion, which passed.  The officers are:  President – Peggy Kelton; 1st Vice President – Betty Cash; 2nd Vice President – Betty Hargus; Treasurer – Sherry Phillips; Secretary – Sue Ann Damron; and Financial Chair – J. Tillapaugh.

It was announced that the 2010 Fall Meeting will be held on October 9, 2010 at the Community Center in downtown Grandfalls, which is south of Monahans.

Vice President Cash reminded everyone that their registration packets include membership cards that can be completed and returned with their 2010 dues to Treasurer Sherry Phillips.

After the tickets were drawn for the door prizes, which included the beautiful flower arrangements on the tables, attendees were thanked for coming and the meeting was adjourned.

Peggy Kelton, President            Sun Ann Damron, Secretary

Permian Historical Society
Fall Meeting
10 October 2009

The fall Meeting of the Permian Historical Society was held in the Officers’ Quarters at Historic Fort Stockton.  Fifty people attended.

Registration began at 9:00 a.m. Coffee, juice, muffins and doughnuts were available for breakfast.  Members picked up their 2009 Annuals and perused the books for sale.

J. Tillapaugh read a tribute, written by immediate Past PHS president Ross McSwain, in memory of distinguished PHS member Elmer Kelton, who passed away on August 22nd.

Program VP Betty Cash welcomed members and guests and introduced the speakers:  J. Travis Roberts, who recounted the routes of the Comanche on their raids into Mexico; Hub Parker, who told of ranch life when he was a young man and who read some of his “cowboy” poems; Gene Riggs, who described the character of his grandmother Annie Riggs and what she did to run her hotel; and Betty Hargus, who invited everyone to attend Ft. Stockton’s sesquicentennial.

A catered lunch of lasagna, salad, green beans, bread, tea, and peach cobbler was served.

At the business session, the minutes of the April 2009 meeting were approved as printed.

Treasurer Sherry Phillips urged everyone to pay their 2010 dues today.

President Kelton announced that Genny Townsend, Richard Cummins, and Roger Goertz had agreed to remain on the Board for another term.  There being no other nominations from the floor to replace Patsy White, Eual Huffman moved that the Board’s nominee Beth Hoover be accepted.  Betty Cash seconded the motion, which passed.

John Carpenter’s invitation to hold the 2010 fall meeting in Grand Falls was accepted.

Everyone was reminded to sign the registration sheet and turn in their name tag before leaving.

President Kelton announced that Jim Collett, with the assistance of J. Tillapaugh, will be the editor of the 2010 PHS Annual and that a new slate of officers will be voted on at the spring meeting.

The spring meeting will be held on May 8, 2010 at the Petroleum Museum in Midland.

The ballots for today’s Best Presentation were collected by chair Donna Bell.

The winner of the spring meeting’s Best Presentation Award was won by Peggy Elliot and Mariana Nemir for their program about Women’s Air Force Service Pilots and Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas.

After the door prizes were given out, President Kelton thanked all for coming and the meeting was adjourned.

Peggy Kelton, President         Sue Ann Damron, Secretary

Meeting Minutes: Fall 2008

November 16, 2008


18 October 2008

The fall meeting of the Permian Historical Society was held 18 October 2008 at the Crockett Room in Ozona, Texas. WWII was the theme for the event, which was attended by fifty-one people.

Registration began at 9:30 a.m. Coffee, juice, fruit and pastries were available for breakfast. Books by the day’s presenters and others were on display for attendees to peruse and purchase.

Betty Cash, Program VP, welcomed everyone and introduced the meeting’s speakers, whose presentations were well-received. The programs included:

  • History of Ozona and the Davy Crockett Statue by Patsy White
  • Gibbs Field and the Winfield Hangar – World War II in Fort Stockton by Betty Hargus
  • “Who Was James W. Scott?” Solving a Mystery in the Sheffield Cemetery by Don Jackson
  • The Awful Truth, A Young Man’s WWII Letters from the Philippines by Suzanne O’Bryan
  • The Gun That Never Was by Russell Smith.

Ballots for Best Presentation were filled out and collected – the winner to be announced at the spring meeting.

Following a delicious casserole meal catered by Chatterbox, the business meeting was called to order by President Peggy Kelton.

President Kelton thanked the kitchen crew for a job well done. She expressed her hope that everyone will be in Midland on April 25th for the spring meeting.

J. Tillapaugh announced that the winner of the Best Presentation award for the April 2007 meeting was Dr. Robert Trentham, who gave a PowerPoint presentation titled The Wink Sink.

The motion to accept the minutes of the April 2007 as printed was seconded by Doug Damron and passed.

Investments Chair J. Tillapaugh reported that as of September 30, our finances were not too bad. As could be seen in the specifics of his printed report, we are cash strong, our income flow is good, and our expenses and income are well matched. We can only hope that things get back on track sooner rather than later.

Jim Collett, Membership VP, asked that attendees fill out the membership card that was in their registration packets and pay their dues for 2009.

President Kelton announced that two directors’ terms have expired. Charlena Chandler of Terrell County has agreed to serve a second term and the Board has proposed Shelly Shackelford of Winkler County to serve. Since there were no nominations from the floor, Betty Cash moved that Charlena and Shelly be accepted by acclamation. Evelyn Stroder seconded the motion, which passed.

President Kelton announced that PHS was open to an invitation as to where to hold the fall 2009 meeting. Betty Hargus of Pecos County extended an invitation to PHS to hold the meeting in Ft. Stockton, which will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009. The date will be announced at the April 2009 meeting.

George Grounds, age 84, won the prize for oldest in attendance and Cade Allen, age 23, won for the youngest. Door prizes were won by Duane Cash, Pat Owsley, and Jenny Waters.

Evelyn Stroder asked for a round of applause to show our appreciation for Julia Cauble Smith, retiring annual and newsletter editor, for the tremendous effort she put into catching us up on our annual production and for her hard work in general for the society. The response was loud and long.

Ozonan Mark White thanked all for making the long drive to Ozona to attend the meeting and expressed his hope that all would have a safe trip home.

President Kelton asked the members to be sure to pick up their annuals and reminded people who are not members that they may buy one for $25.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Peggy Kelton, President

Sue Ann Damron, Secretary

Meeting Minutes: Spring 2008

November 29, 2006

26 April 2008

The spring meeting of the Permian Historical Society was held April 26, 2008 at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum and Chaparral Gallery in Midland, Texas. Registration began at 9:00 a.m. Coffee, juice and breakfast goodies were available for the attendees to enjoy while they visited prior to the meeting. President Peggy Kelton called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. and said that she was glad to see so many
aprons and bonnets. She asked the members to let the society know of any address changes and if those who have email did not get their newsletter. She asked those who would like to join PHS to fill out the membership card in their packet and turn it it.

Julia Cauble Smith, chairman of the nomination committee, announced that the current officers had all agreed to serve again. They are:

  • Peggy Kelton — President
  • Betty Cash — VP Program
  • James Collett — VP Membership
  • Sue Ann Damron — Secretary
  • Sherry Phillips — Treasurer
  • J. Tillapaugh — Investments

There being no nominations from the floor, Frances Stewart moved that the slate of officers be accepted by acclamation. Doug Damron seconded the motion, which passed.

Charlena Chandler announced that there were books available to be reviewed for the annual. If anyone was interested, the reviews were due by July 1 st .

Patsy White invited the attendees to Ozona on October 18th for PHS fall meeting.

Jean Reid moved that the minutes of the October 2007 meeting be approved as printed in the program. Genny Townsend seconded the motion, which passed.

Miss Kellsey Drgac entertained the gathering with her reading of the very appropriate poem, “Grandma’s Apron.”

Those who had dressed in bonnets and/or aprons came to the front and were voted on for best female and best male participant. Jean Reid won The Apron Book, and Jim Stewart won a white apron with PHS on the pocket.

Program VP Betty Cash then introduced an interesting collection of papers that were presented to everyone’s enjoyment. They included:

The Settlement and Taming of the Big Bend Area of Texas by Travis Roberts
Life in Crane, Texas: A Reminiscence by Sue Christon
The New Deal in the Permian Basin by Dr. J. Tillapaugh
The West Texas Oil Industry and the Effects of World War II by Cade Allen
and,
The Wink Sink by Dr. Robert Trentham.

After a wonderful lunch catered by the Bakers of Stanton, it was time for awards and prizes. President Peggy Kelton presented a framed certificate and a lily for the garden to Julia Cauble Smith for her much appreciated labors producing our bulletins and programs over the past several years. The Best Presentation Award for the 2007 fall meeting was given to Steve Shaw for his Power Point presentation entitled Geology, History, and Water Resources in the Concho River Basin and Edwards Plateau.

After the numerous door prizes were distributed to those holding the winning tickets, President Peggy Kelton thanked everyone for making this such a well-attended meeting and said that she hoped to see them at the fall meeting in Ozona.

Peggy Kelton: President

Sue Ann Damron: Secretary