Kendallville Heritage Association
  To preserve, honor and build upon the heritage of Kendallville Indiana.

On Monday, July 27, 2009, the Kendallville Heritage Association meeting was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Kendallville Public Library conference room. In attendance were: Ray Scott, Suzanne Handshoe, Hertha Meyer, Eric Daniels and Becky Daniels.

Minutes of the June meeting were approved as written.

 Suzanne Handshoe reported on the status of the Historic Preservation Commission. The Law & Ordinance Committee is getting comments from several different groups, such as EID and Redevelopement Commission, to make sure the ordinance is not too strict.

Ray Scott reported for Tom Leedy that the Thrive project is in the assessment phase. We will know more on how our organization will fit in with this project once the assessment is finished.

Eric Daniels gave a status report on the KHA website. At this time we have had 22 visitors. They are most likely people from KHA viewing the website. There have been a couple hits from Canada, the Philipines and China. At this time we need to get a concise paragraph on the homepage that will help us to get hits through the search engines. This will help attract more traffic to the website. Once the group decides that the pages are set up the way we want, the next step is to start entering the content for each page. Eric will need to have articles and photographs sent to him for uploading. We just have to make sure that people know that they need to send in not only the photographs, but a writeup to go with them.

Ray Scott reported that he has the 2009 application notice for the Amelia Frehse Trust Fund disbursements. At this time, we do not have a need to justify submitting an application. The application due date is October 30.

Suzanne Handshoe shared that Scott Derby has been going through past minutes so that they can be digitized. He found that in 1933 the DAR presented a gavel that was made from the first log home in Kendallville. The gavel has been found and it will be mounted with a plaque in a shadow box for display.

The next meeting will be 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Kendallville Public Library, Meeting Rooms 1&2 . Meeting adjourned.

Becky Daniels, Secretary