Meeting Minutes: October 2013

July 29, 2014

PERMIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Fall Meeting

26 October 2013

The Fall Meeting of the Permian Historical Society was held in the Cosden Room at the newly restored Hotel Settles in Big Spring. There were 65 members and guests in attendance.

Registration began at 9:00 a.m. Coffee, iced tea, juice, and muffins were enjoyed by the registrants as they perused the books for sale and visited with one another.

Debbie Wegman, Director of the Big Spring Convention & Visitors Bureau, thanked PHS for choosing the historic hotel as their meeting place and gave each attendee a goody bag to welcome them to Big Spring.

President Peggy Kelton extended her welcome and handed the meeting over to 1st VP of Programs Betty Cash who introduced the speakers:

Sue Ann Damron – Government Incompetence Engraved in Stone – Why the     

                              Wrong Service is on Pvt. James B. Gordon’s Tombstone

Janie Harrison – Dr. J. W. Barnett, Pioneer Big Spring Physician

Craig Fischer – Early Howard County Schools

Roger Goertz – Pro Football Players from Big Spring High School

Lane Bond – The Fascinating Saga of the Settles Hotel

Donna Bell, Best Presentation Award Chair, collected today’s ballots. Jim Collett was announced as the Best Presentation winner of the Spring Meeting for his We Almost Weren’t Here program about McCamey’s surprisingly continued existence.

Evelyn Stroder won the Best Costume prize, 28 year old Micah Harrison won the Youngest Attendee prize, and 90 year old Wayne Bonner was the Oldest Attendee. Door prizes were won by Peggy Kelton, Carole Lawson, Winston Sosebee, Charlene Ragan, Bo Fryar, Rene Rogers, Anita Morris, Roger Goertz, Sue Ann Damron, Evelyn Stroder, Billie Jean Ferguson, Nancy Koger, Susie Combs and Mary Sosebee. President Kelton thanked all for coming and directed them to line up for a delicious BBQ lunch provided by the hotel.

 

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Peggy Kelton, President                               Sue Ann Damron, Secretary

 

Costume contest winners Evelyn Stroder, Peggy Kelton and Lane Bond at Big Spring.

Costume contest winners Evelyn Stroder, Peggy Kelton and Lane Bond at Big Spring.

Speakers from the Big Spring meeting.  L-R Craig Fischer, Lane Bond, Janie Harrison, Sue Ann Damron & Roger Goertz.

Speakers from the Big Spring meeting. L-R Craig Fischer, Lane Bond, Janie Harrison, Sue Ann Damron & Roger Goertz.

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