Meeting Minutes: Fall 2009

June 9, 2010

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

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