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Here is an update on the progress of our new Harpswell Radio Station.

Hello All,

 

We are making steady progress in constructing our radio station.  We have recently installed the “hardline” cable on the tower and in the coming days will be installing an antenna on it’s mounting 80 ft up in the air.  Work is continuing repairing and upgrading the components of our initial transmitting system and by the end of the month we will begin preliminary testing on air.

 

The electronics building is in the process of getting a “makeover” and before too long we will be able to connect electrical power and start installing equipment.  It’s been a slow process but with a small group of dedicated individuals we have been able to get to where we are today.

 

On Tuesday October 11 we will be hosting an introduction to radio and preliminary DJ training session at the Cundy’s Harbor Library.  The session will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The program will offer hands-on training with the equipment and time in front of a microphone.  If you’ve thought about the possibility of someday getting on the air, this is the time to come and see if it’s for you.  Everyone is welcome, even if you’d just like to observe.  Hope to see you there,

 

John

 

Please help support Harpswells new radio station. Donations can be mailed to the address below.

 

Mail address is PO Box 483 Harpswell 0407

Also on our website, harpswellradio.org, there is a donation button.

Experience a day long class learning this hands on tradition while in Harpswell

Harpswell Maine Activities

Learn the craft of Wooden Spoon Carving in the enjoyable class in Harpswell Maine.

If you or anyone you know happen to find themselves in Harpswell for few days andlove to work with your hands, please join me in my studio for an experiential adventure

I have been running these classes for several years based on a Saturday, one day realizing that it is hard to accommodate out of town people with a specific date a class
may be running. I have received calls from people who wonder if I am running a class
when they are arriving on vacation and it is rare that those dates match up. So, I’m
offering another alternative that I hope gives those out of town people an opportunity,
especially if they find themselves facing a rainy forecast!

I need a minimum of two participants to be spontaneous in getting this together and require a 24 – 48 hour advanced notice. Also, I offer this as a week day event since weekends are harder for people to be spontaneous on.

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm or when project is complete

The class focus is on getting familiar with a tool called a spokeshave. It is used to do all the preliminary outside shaping of wooden utensils. As this picture suggests, we will be making a scraping, spatular utensil. Because the hand tools used in this craft are very
sharp, safety is greatly emphasized.

Cost – $125.00 per person

Cost includes the use of all tools needed (sharpened and ready to go) as well as the material. The class supports each participant in making a completed project that is
ready to go home and be used in the kitchen.

Studio location is on Great Island in Cundy’s Harbor

To sign up call 725-9802 or email at lbretondesign@gmail.com

testimonial from class participant

“The day in the woodworking studio with Lynette was a gift all around! Lynette shared
her creative gift through her heartfelt teaching. Her depth of experience with and
feeling for the wood is truly inspiring. In the sweet atmosphere of her woodworker’s
space everyone in class gave the gift of their feedback and process to each other. I’ve
worked with wood for many years and I still marvel at how I could make such
an elegant tool out of a block of wood! The graceful form is in the heart; mine and the
wood’s, and Lynette was my guide to both for a whole wonderful day.”

To Print this so you can post it up please press this link  PRINTABLE POSTER

 

Celebrate Summer in Harpswell & All Year – 2013 Event Calendar
Includes: Orr’s Island, Bailey Island, Cundy’s Harbor, Great Island, Harpswell Neck

Please call ahead to confirm events even though every effort has been made to provide accurate info.

July 1-12 Sailing School: 3 hr/day, 2 wks, 8-18 yr, $325, preregister, afss@obyc.org 318-6513
July 1-26 Day Camp: 9-noon, Mon-Fri, 6-14 yr, HNPEA, Tennis, Crafts, Trips, preregister, 833-5553
July 1-29 Children’s Programs: 10am, Mondays, Orr’s Island Library, 833-7811
July 7- 8,14-15 Open Gardens: 1-5pm, Eartheart Gardens, Japanese Irises & flowers, public welcome, 833-6905
July 7-11 Watercolor Workshop w/Marjorie Glick, watercolorist: $425, preregister, 617-787-3086
July 7,14,21,28 Local History Museum: 2-4pm, Harpswell Historical Society Museum, Harp. Center, 833-6322
July 8-12 Farm Camp: 9 am-3 pm, 7-10 yr old, $200, Two Coves Farm, preregister, 373-0399
July 9 Daponte String Quartet: 7:30pm, Centennial Hall, $20 at door & online, 529,4555
July 11 Bandstand Concert: 6-8 pm, Mitchell Field Bandstand on the ocean, Rt. 123, 833-2815
July 12-14 Pottery Throwing Demo: 11 & 1pm; open: 10-6 F-Sat/10-2 Sun, Ash Cove Pottery, 833-6004
July 12-14 19th Annual “Ocean Waves” Quilt Show: 10-5 pm, Orr’s Island School House, 833-7356
July 13 Family Outing Club: fmi: Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 833-5771
July 14 25th Anniversary Opening: 12-5 pm, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, paintings, jewelry, gifts,833-6081
July 14 2nd Sunday Celebration: 1-5pm, Guest Artists, Gun Pt Cove Gallery, 833-7303
July 15-19 Sailing School: 3 hr/day, 1 wk, 8-18 yr, $210, preregister afss@obyc.org 318-6513
July 15-19 Kayaking for Kids: 8-14 yr old, $210-$405, half/full day, H20 Outfitters, preregister, 833-5257
July 15-Sept 2 Trails Open: 10-5pm, Eagle Island State Park & Museum; $4.50,http://www.pearyeagleisland.org
July 16 Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Annual Mtg: 7 pm, Elijah Kellogg Church, 721-1121
July 18 Fish Chowda’ Supper: 5:30-7pm, Merriconeag Grange, Rt. 123, 751-2985
July 18 Harpswell Concert Band: 6-8 pm, Mitchell Field Bandstand on the ocean, Rt. 123, 833-2815
July 19-20 Book Sale: 11-3pm Fri; 10-1 pm Sat, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 725-1461
July 20 Sheepdog Demo: 10am, Farm Tour/Open House: 9-noon, Two Coves Farm, free, 373-0399
July 21-27 Art Show: 10-5pm, Coastal Artists, Orr’s Isl. Schoolhouse, 725-1479
July 22-26 Kayaking for Kids: 8-14 yr old, $210-$405, H20 Outfitters, preregister, FULL, 833-5257
July 22-26 Farm Camp: 9-3 pm, 10-13 yr olds, $200, Two Coves Farm, preregister, 373-0399
July 22-26 Sailing School: 3 hr/day, 1 wk, 8-18 yr, $210, preregister, afss@obyc.org 318-6513
July 22-27 75th Fishing Tournament: Cook’s Lobster House, Bailey Island, all ages, 833-2818
July 23 Sunset Cruise: 6-8:30 pm, HHLT benefit, $50, at Dolphin Marina, reservations, 721-1121
July 23 Daponte String Quartet: 7:30 pm, Centennial Hall, $20 at door & online, 529-4555
July 25 Cul de Sox Concert: 6-8 pm, Mitchell Field Bandstand on the ocean, Rt. 123, 833-2815
July 27 Mingo Country Fair: 10-2pm, lunch/crafts/bake sale/white elephant, Library Hall, 833-2332
July 27 Chicken BBQ: 5-7 pm, Elijah Kellogg Church, Rt. 123, rain or shine, $10, kids less, 725-2881
July 28 Open House: 1-5pm, Cpt. Morrill’s House, Art Exhibits, Memorial Garden, Orr’s Island 833-6640
July 28 Lobster Boat Races: 10-1 pm, view from Mitchell Field or Middle Bay, Rt. 123, 751-2353
July 28 Local History Museum: 2-4pm, Harps. Historical Society Museum, Harp. Center, 833-6322
July 28-Aug 6 One Woman Show; Jan Roberson: 10-5pm, Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 725-1479
July 29-Aug 9 Sailing School: 3 hr/day, 2 wks, 8-18 yr old, $355, preregister, afss@obyc.org, 318-6513
Aug 1 Merry Meeting Concert Band: 6-8 pm, Mitchell Field at the ocean, Rt. 123, 833-2332
Aug 2 Ice Cream Social: Cundy’s Harbor Days, Holbrook’s Wharf, 725-7770
Aug 2-4 One Act Comedies: 7:30 pm F, Sat/ 2 pm Sun, $5, Comm. Theater, Centennial Hall, 833-6260
Aug 3 Pancake Breakfast: 8-10:30 am, Merriconeag Grange, Rt. 123, $8, kids free, 751-2985
Aug 3 Sheepdog Demo: 10am, Farm Tour/Open House: 9-noon, Two Coves Farm, free, 373-0399
Aug 3 Lobster Lunch/Fair: 10-2 pm, Harpswell Neck Fire Dept, Fire/Rescue Aux, Rt.123, 833-6318
Aug 3 Fisherman Rd Race, Lobster Crate Race, lobster rolls, Cundys Harb Days, 725-7770, 729-6709
Aug 3 Bean Hole Supper: 5-7pm, H. Scouting Assoc. traditional dug pit, $12, Mitchell Field, 833-6715
Aug 3-4 40th Anniversary Pottery Demo, 11,1 & 3 pm, benefit H. Coastal A, Ash Cove Pottery, 833-6004
Aug 3,17,31 Complete Brkfst, Homemade Donuts: 8 -10:30 am, $8, kids free, O.I. Methodist Ch, 725-0417
Aug 4 Bless the Fleet: Cundy’s Harbor Days, Holbrook’s Wharf, 725-7770
Aug 4,11,18,25 Local History Museum: 2-4pm, H. Historical Society Museum, Harp. Center, 833-6322
Aug 5-9 Kayaking for Kids: 8-14 yr olds, $210-$405, H20 Outfitters, preregister, 833-5257
Aug 5-9 Farm Camp: 9-12 pm, 4-6 yr old, $155, Two Coves Farm, preregister, 373-0399
Aug 5-9 Vacation Bible School: Kellogg Church, 9-noon, Harpswell Center, Rt. 123, 833-6026
Aug 6 Daponte String Quartet: 7:30 pm, Centennial Hall, $20 at door & online, 529-4555
Aug 7-10 Book Sale: 10-2pm, benefit Orr’s Island Library, follow signs for Lowell’s Cove, 833-7811
Aug 8 Novel Jazz Concert: 6-8 pm, Mitchell Field Bandstand at the ocean, Rt. 123, 833-2815
Aug 8 Child/Youth Literature Lecture; Dr. Watson: 7 pm, Orr’s Island Library, 833-7811
Aug 9-11 68th Annual Harpswell Art Show: 2-5 pm, Historic Centennial Hall, Rt. 123, 833-6260
Aug 10 Yard Sale/Silent Auction: 8-2 pm, Orr’s Island Fire Dept. Rt. 24, 833-5199
Aug 10 Family Outing Club: fmi: Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 833-5771
Aug 10 Public Supper: 5-7pm, Kellogg Church, Harpswell Center, Route 123, 207-833-6026
Aug 11 Live Auction: bidding 10 am, preview 8 am, benefit Orr’s Island Schoolhouse. 833-5199
Aug 11 2nd Sunday Celebration: 1-5 pm, Guest Artists, Gun Pt Cove Gallery, 833-7303
Aug 11-26 One Woman Show; Jan Roberson: 10-5pm, Library Hall, Bailey Island, 725-1479
Aug 12-16 Sailing School: 3 hr/day, 1wk, 8-18 yr, $210, preregister afss@obyc.org 318-6513
Aug 15 Bath Swing Band: 6-8 pm, Mitchell Field Bandstand at the ocean, Rt. 123, 833-2815
Aug 17 Anything Yard Sale & Bake Sale: 10- 2pm, Merriconeag Grange, Rt. 123, 751-2985
Aug 17 Shore Dinner: 4-8 pm, to benefit: H. Coastal Academy, $25, Mitchell Field, register, 233-6125
Aug 18-24 Merrymeeting Arts Show: 10 – 5 pm, Library Hall, Bailey Island, 725-1479
Aug 19-23 Farm Camp: 9-3 pm, 7-10 yrs, $200, Two Coves Farm, Neil’s Pt. Rd, preregister, 373-0399
Aug 22 Fish Chowda’ Supper: 6 pm, Merriconeag Grange, Rt. 123, 751-2985
Aug 22 Moose Mtn Jazz Concert: 6-8 pm, Mitchell Field Bandstand at the ocean, Rt. 123, 833-2815
Aug 24 Sheepdog Demo:10am, Farm Tour/Open House: 9-noon, Two Coves Farm, free, 373-0399
Aug 25 Open House: 1-5pm, Art & Photo Exhibit, Memorial Garden, Cpt. Morrill’s House, 833-6640
Aug 29 Harpswell Concert Band: 6-8 pm, Mitchell Field Bandstand on the ocean, Rt.123, 833-2815
Aug 31 Sheepdog Demo:10am, Farm Tour/Open House: 9-noon, Two Coves Farm, free, 373-0399
Aug 31 *Fireworks *: 8 pm; 4 pm potluck; 6 pm DJ/music, Mitchell Field, Rt. 123, 833-5565
Sept 1,8,15,22,29 Local History: 2-4pm, Harpswell Historical Society Museum, Harp. Center, 833-6322
Sept 2 Community Breakfast: 7:30 -10 am, Holbrook’s Wharf, 729-6709
Sept 5 Antique Postcard Lecture; J. Webster: 7 pm, Orr’s Island Library, 833-7811
Sept 7 Pancake Breakfast: 8-10:30 am, Merriconeag Grange, Rt. 123, $8, kids free, 751-2985
Sept 8 2nd Sunday Celebration: 1-5pm, Guest Artists, Gun Pt Cove Gallery, 833-7303
Sept 14, 28 Complete Brkfst, Homemade Donuts: 8-10:30am, $8, kids free, O.I. Methodist Ch, 725-0417
Sept 21-28 Coastal Clean Up Week: Sat – Sat, register in July, fmi: 287-2351
Sept 28 Silent Auction/Dinner/Dancing: 6 pm, Orr’s Isl Schoolhouse, benefit Puppy Love, 833-5199
Sept 29 Apple Festival: 12-3 pm, Merriconeag Grange, kid fun activities, contests, bonfire, 751-2985
Oct 3 Open Mic/Poetry Reading: 7 pm. Orr’s Island Library, 833-7811
Oct 5 Pancake Breakfast: 8-10:30am, Merriconeag Grange, Rt. 123, $8, kids free, 751-2985
Oct 5 Maine Crafts Saturday/Pottery Demo: 10-6 pm, benefit HC Academy, Ash Cove Pottery, 833-6004
Oct 6,13 Local History Museum: 2-4pm, Harpswell Historical Society Museum, Harp. Center, 833-6322
Oct 13 2nd Sunday Celebration: 1-5pm, Guest Artists, Gun Pt Cove Gallery, 833-7303
Oct 13-16 Quilt Retreat: Harpswell Inn, $520, register, susan@susancarlson.com, 833-5665
Late Oct Halloween Happenings: 6:30 pm, Old Town Mtg House, Harpswell Ctr, Rt. 123, 833-6322
Nov 2 Christmas by the Sea Fair: 9 – 2 pm, Kellogg Church, luncheon, 833-6246
Nov 7 Photographer’s Preview; Steve Black: 7 pm, Orr’s Island Library, 833-7811
Nov 20 Pancake Breakfast: 8 -10:30am, Merriconeag Grange, $8, kids less, 751-2985
Nov 23-24 Kiln Opening & Holiday Open House, 10-4pm, Ash Cove Pottery, refreshments, 833-6004
Nov 23-24 Holiday Open House, 10-4, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Xmas gifts, refreshments, 833-6081
Early Dec Christmas Tree sale: Harpswell Scouting Assoc, Harps. Center, Rte. 123, 833-2872
Early Dec Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:30pm, Centennial Hall, merriment, refreshments, 833-6322
Dec 5 Hearthside Public Sing-along: 7 pm, Orr’s Island Library, 833-7811
Dec 7 Pancake Breakfast: 8 -10:30 am, Merriconeag Grange, $8, kids less, 751-2985
Dec 8 Christmas Vespers: 2pm, East Harpswell Baptist Church, 725-4242
Dec 11 Christmas Party/Food Drive: 6:30 pm, Harpswell Inn, Harpswell Business Assoc, 833-5509
Dec 14 Christmas Party: 6pm, Merriconeag Grange, Rt. 123, 751-2985

Contact: Harpswell Business Assoc: info@HarpswellMaine.org for inclusion in next yr’s Calendar

Sunday July 14th from 1pm to 5pm at the Gun Point Gallery will feature the works of  Tom Jones.

Press the link for a printable poster. >Gun Cove Open House

Good day everyone. Please click on this link for your June News letter HBA News for June

Have a great day and thank you for belonging to the HBA.

The Harpswell Business Association April member meeting, held at the Dolphin Marina Restaurant, notes are here. HARPSWELL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION APR MTG  Press on the link to read and you may also print for your records.

Community members from municipalities along Route 24 are invited to attend a public presentation of the Route 24 Corridor Management Plan scheduled for: To read and print a copy of the meeting agenda press >MCOG Public Meeting-Route24 Notice Flier April 29 2013

 

Monday, April 29, 2013  6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Topsham Municipal Building

 

Thank you,

 

Beverly

 

Beverly Gerardi

Senior Program Director

Midcoast Economic Development District

165 Main Street, Suite 2D

P.O. Box 62

Damariscotta, ME  04543

(P) 207.370.6045

(C) 207.841.7652

Good Day Everyone. Please enjoy your Harpswell Business Association April – June newsletter. Press on this link to view or to print out our newsletter. >   April-June 2013 newsletter

Weds. March 27 – Midcoast Regional Business2Business Expo 3pm-5pm & Chamber After Hours 5pm-7pm at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. Free Admission w/ Business Card. Cash Bar, Door Prizes, Refreshments, Excellent Networking Opportunity. The HBA has a booth representing Harpswell so… Drop in and say “Hi!”                     Fmi: contact Marty at events@midcoastmaine.com 

 

Know anything about email lists,

newsletters or data sorting?

If you do, then we need you!

Call 833-6004, ask for Gail

On March 13th a new slate of HBA Officers were elected at the Annual Mtg held at the Harpswell Inn (see attached meeting notes). The Executive Board of Directors are Richard Mosely, President; John Halphin, V P; Donna McNelly, Secretary; Deb Wolfenden, Treasurer; Gail Kass, Marketing, Alison Prince, Dan MacMahon, Roy Tassinari & Doug Bane. Thank You & Congratulations for stepping up and helping Harpswell’s Economy grow!

2013 – 2014 Budget was discussed and approved.

The 2013 HBA Calendar is now being collated. Send information about events: dates, times, contact #’s, etc to: Gail@ashcovepottery.com so we can

include your community events in the next Harpswell Map & Guide and the Calendar Poster.

 

Harpswell Business Association and the Town of Harpswell is proud to co-host the Southern Midcoast Me. Chamber of Commerce “Chamber After Hours” On Weds. June 26th, 5 – 7pm. Sign up now to be on the Event Committee to Welcome our Regional Neighbors. Details to follow.

Fmi: info@HarpswellMaine.org, Dick Mosely reservations@harpswellinn.com, 833-5509

 

The Economic Development Strategic Planning Committee will report soon  on their much anticipated findings. Stay tuned as to whether an ATM will be installed at the Town Office. Fmi contact: Gail@ashcovepottery.com

Buy Local & Support Harpswell Businesses Year-Round

Discuss Local Issues * Get Involved * Volunteer *  Meet Other Business Owners * Advertise w/HBA

Help Shape Our Town’s Future * Join a Committee * Like us on Facebook * Link to the HBA website *

Deadline for getting in the Map & Guide is April 1st • Contact HarpswellMaine.org to  renew your membership and add your name to 100+ business & non-profit listings

Annual Meeting

March 13, 2013

Harpswell Inn

 

Present: Dick Mosley, Harpswell Inn; Donna McNelly, Sea Escape Cottages, Tevake Sailing Charters; Alison Prince, Salt Cod Café; Donna Dillman, Captain’s Watch B&B & Sailing Charters; Roland Weeman, Post 171 American Legion; Peter Boisvert, Cook’s Lobster House; Roy Tassinari, Maine Tourism Assoc.; Mary Tassinari, Bellevue by the Sea B&B; Gail Kass, Ash Cove Pottery; Dan MacMahon, Shepard Financial; Julie McLeod, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust; Hannah C. Beattie, Hatch Antiques, Vintage, & Gifts; Chip Black, Bailey Island Motel; Susan Horowitz, Ash Cove Pottery; Condon & Georgeann Kuhl, Gallery at Widgeon Cove; Susanne & Douglas Bane, Gun Point Cove Gallery; Betty Robbins, Seaside Creations; John Boomer, Harpswell Heritage Trust; Ron Davis, Davis Piano Works; Tom Ring, Atlantic Seal Cruises; Deborah Cornish, Harpswell Neck Physical Ed (HNPEA); Deb Wolfenden, Common Table B&B & Event Ctr; Tom Burrows, Marine Handyman; Kelly Dorsey, Androscoggin Bank

 

 

6-7pm Potluck dinner/Meet & Greet

 

7:05pm Call to order

 

Welcome by President Dick Mosley

  • Purpose of HBA read
  • New members welcomed
  • Personal introduction by those present

 

7:25pm Guest speaker Julia McLeod, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

  • Discussed      purpose and projects they are involved in.
    • Promote
    • Purchase
    • Educate
    • Cooperative       Projects
      • Harpswell        Family Outing Club, Second Sat of Month
      • 7/15-19,        2013 ½ Day Nature Day Camp 2nd-6th grades $75
      • Suggestions        was made for projects with HNPEA

 

7:45 pm Annual Meeting

  • General      information
    • Coastal       Academy has been approved
    • Susan       Carlson’s new Quilting Shop, which replaces the Yurt is almost finished.
    • AAA       show in Mass SMMCC handing out thousands of plastic bags with HBA logo       centrally located with Harpswell map inside
    • Harpswell       Billboard will be made and put up at the Train Station
    • John       Halpin, Vice President; Kristi Eiane, Town Administrator; Bob Hutchins       and Gail Kass have been working on issues which involve the Town and       local business through the Economic Development Committee.
    • There       will be no Harpswell Festival this year instead there will be a Community       Potluck on August 31st @ 4pm, DJ & Dancing @ 6pm and       Fireworks @ 8pm at Mitchell Field sponsored by the Festival Committee
  • Board      of Directors Reports
    • Dick       Mosley, President
      • Discussed        membership and how it relates to budget to be voted on
      • 6        new members
      • Some        members have not yet paid their dues.
    • Deb       Wolfenden, Treasurer
      • April        1 deadline for dues
      • Treasurer’s        Report presented 2/28/13 balance $3137.32
      • Only        dues paying members appear on Harpswell Map & Guide
    • Gail       Kass, Marketing
      • Shared        Coop Ads HBA members have participated in
        • Maine         Invites You
        • Allure         of the Coast
      • There        is a mention in the next Maine Home magazine
      • Continuing        work is being done with the Town of Harpswell Economic Development        Committee
      • Ongoing        planning with town for ATM at Town Hall
      • Ongoing        development of strategically placed kiosks
      • Working        with State of Maine to get Highway sign on 295 indicating Harpswell,        Bailey Island, Orr’s Island, Cundy’s Harbor exit
    • Peter       Boisvert, Web Master
      • Work        is ongoing on the HBA website with additions and corrections following        this years membership sign up
      • Looking for a volunteer that would be        willing to do a monthly newsletter which Peter can post on Facebook and        the Web
      • Cook’s        Lobster House has provided Bailey Island Fireworks each July 5. This        year there is a call out for co sponsors.
        • Peter         is drafting a letter to town economic dev. comm. for support
        • Sponsorships         are graduated according to donation.
        • Includes         marketing for sponsors
        • Want         to make it an all day event for Harpswell
        • 11-2         On Garrison Cove for HBA businesses walk thru ??
        • Anyone         who would like to use point welcome excluding food purveyors
        • Encouraged         events during the day anywhere in Harpswell
        • 8:45         pm – 9:45 pm Boat parade
        • 10         pm fireworks
    • Roy       Tassinari , Maine State Tourism
      • The        State is discussing cutting tourism money from the budget
      • Ray        will keep us updated
    • John       Halpin, Vice President, Southern Maine Midcoast Chamber of Commerce       (SMMCC) liaison     Absent
    • Doug       Bane   Absent

 

Membership Action:

  • Meeting      Schedule
    • Discussion       as to whether the meeting schedule should be changed to bimonthly or       quarterly. The schedule would not meet in July or August. December Christmas       party. Understood that there would be varying attendance.
    • It       was moved and seconded that the meeting schedule stay as now exists with       monthly meetings excluding July & Aug. With Board of Directors       meeting to be help 1 week prior to membership meeting.
    • Passed       by majority
  • Annual      Budget
    • Presented       by Dick Mosley
    • No       money need be allocated for Harpswell Festival
    • There       is Town money that will be requested
    • Discussion  Concern was voiced about counting on       money not guaranteed at this time.
    • Passed       by majority
  • Nominating      Committee
    • By-laws       indicate that there can be 9 people on the Board of Directors
    • Currently       there are 6: Dick Mosley, Deb Wolfenden, Gail Kass, Roy Tassinari, John       Halpin, Doug Bane
    • Nominations       are Donna McNelly, Alison Prince, & Dan MacMahon
    • Further       nominations were sought from the floor. None heard.
    • Donna,       Alison, and Dan were unanimously approved by the general membership for       minimum of 1 year term
    • Peter       Boisvert was recognized by the board for his service of maintaining the       web

 

  • New      Business:
    • SMMCC       Business 2 Business Expo: March 27 3-5 pm, 5-7 pm for Chamber after       Hours. Need volunteers to man HBA       table during those hours. Event includes all area chambers and       associations. Good chance to get your word out.
    • HBA       and Town of Harpswell will host SMMC Chamber After Hours on June 26, 5-7       pm. Food and location plans need       to be made.
    • Get       any information re: Harpswell       Calendar Events for 2013 printed poster to Gail Kass ASAP. gail@ashcovepottery.com
    • Map       Committee prep for printing. Needs to be done by mid April. Alison Prince, Gail Kass, and Donna       McNelly volunteered again this year.
    • Remember that April 1 is last chance       to recruit new members if they want to be on the map. Please get info and       check to Dick Mosley ASAP
    • Please check your listing on HBA web       site for additions or corrections

 

Next Directors Meeting:  April 4 6:30 pm at Sea Escape Cottages, Bailey Island

Next Full Membership Meeting: April 10th 6:30 pm Meet & Greet, 7 pm Meeting at the Dolphin Marina Restaurant

 

8:45 pm Meeting Adjourned

 

Respectfully submitted Donna McNelly, Sea Escape Cottages & Tevake Sailing Charters, HBA Secretary