On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Orlando Remembered, a Committee of the Historical Society of Central Florida, met in the 3rd floor Grand Jury Room at the History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando FL. Meeting was called to order at 4 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. Attending were:

Robert Serros, Chairman
Shirley Cannon, Vice Chairman
Grace Chewning, Secretary
Sandy Dann
Joy Wallace Dickinson
Leon Handley
Bill Leach
Emmett O’Dell
Tana Porter
Dann/Mary Pottinger
Vic Ratliff
Peggy Jo van den Berg
Claude Wolfe
Bob Woodbery
Richard Forbes
Anita Lam
Gail Padgett
Whitney Broadaway
Tiffany Rivera
Rose Beiler
Adam Kelly

1. MINUTES – The May 20 minutes were approved as written.

2. TREASURER’S REPORT – No report.

A] 390 N. Orange Ave./Bank of America – See 5[B].
B] Autrey Arcade/Jefferson Court block – See 5[B].

4. OLD BUSINESS: [a] Strategic Initiatives: ► Member Education: Visit existing displays. ► Exhibits and website: Emmett Odell commented on his interface with Jason Zangari who will provide necessary expertise to move forward on re-establishing an OR website to include QR codes. ► “We Love Orlando” Party: No report. ► Orlando Remembered Legacy: No report.
[b] “Hot off the press” copies were distributed of the new OR “Historic Downtown Orlando Walking Tour” brochure, incorporating our displays! KUDOS to all who were involved in this production!

5. NEW BUSINESS: [A] Submitted for consideration were proposed Articles of Incorporation for Orlando Remembered, Inc., prepared by Attorney Justine Cowan in connection with obtaining 501(c)(3) charitable status. Following discussion, it was moved by E. Odell, seconded by S. Canon and vote carried unanimously that same be adopted. It then was moved by D. Pottinger, seconded by E. Odell and vote carried that confirmation be give to execution by Secretary Grace A. Chewning, on June 29, 2015, of Contract For Services between Orlando Remembered and Justine Thompson Cowan, Esq., Cowan Consulting for Nonprofits. [NOTE: The Historical Society is paying for the attorney to complete the registration and filing process.]
[B] Anita Lam displayed maquettes she developed as a prototype for OR panels, starting with Orange Ave./Central Blvd. locations, noting these signs [approximately 12” x 18”] will be a complement to existing displays and in lieu of exhibits at new/obsolete locations. The design/branding concept/installation plan was received ENTHUSIASTICALLY, along with a new Logo! Emmett Odell collaborated on this project and volunteered to assist in marketing the program. It was moved by D. Pottinger, seconded by V. Ratliff and vote carried that the proposal be approved, including adoption of a new Logo, specifically authorizing an expenditure up to $500 for prototype manufacture.

6. ON-GOING ACTIVITIES: ()Whitney Broadaway, Collections Manager, submitted Report on “Orlando Remembered Display Inspections” as of today’s date. () Dr. Rose Beiler reported that, with Dr. Tana Porter’s outstanding assistance, her UCF History undergraduate class photographed all of the exhibits at the Post Office, accompanied by Whitney Broadaway, concluding with a visit to the History Center for an excellent overview of useful resources and a tour of the stacks by Research Librarian Dr. Adam Ware. Dr. Beiler indicated the next step will be to get grad students up and running on OR history for use in creating a digital exhibit to introduce the organization and exhibits for RICHES. Tiffany Rivera noted UCF RICHES will present “An Oral History Workshop” on October 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Room 146, Colbourn Hall, UCF Graduate Student Center. () Shirley Cannon commented on numerous and various undertakings by the Pine Castle Woman’s Club and the Pine Castle Historical Society, not to mention her challenge to all history buffs that she is going to wear her PCHS T-shirt every day until they reach 300 new members!

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:  One of our own, TEXANN IVEY BUCK, was recognized as an “Art Legend of Orange County” when the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs joined with 11 area museums and galleries to honor individuals who helped build a solid foundation for the local arts community during period 1952-1982.

8. ORLANDOANS REMEMBERED – People whose lives were so important to so many, who helped make Orlando a great City and whose passing represents a significant loss to our community: Paul Anthony Pirkle, DDS; Lula Mae Gallon Kegler; Robert Nathaniel Dosh, Jr.; Dr. Louis P. Brady; Dr. Robert Corbin Mumby; Beatrice Bornstein Ettinger; Hartwell Benton Conklin; Dr. Arthur McCrary Blood; Dr. Michael John Moore; Adelaide Dickson Wells; Raymond Bassett; Rev. Jack Day; Scott McKenzie; Francis Wesley “Buck” Blankner, Esq.; Bernard Dempsey, Jr., Esq.; Elizabeth Huntington West Reed; Alan Charles “Chief Mac” Macallaster; Robert M. “Bob” Ellis; June Dixon Condron; Ed Knight, Jr.; Betty Maxwell Daniel; William Thomas “Bill” Ewing, Jr., DDS; Louise Mullin Yergey; Dr. Albert Gleason.

9. ADJOURNMENT – There being no further business, meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. so members could attend the Historical Society’s Celebration of its 2015 Donald A. Cheney Award to The Reverend Canon Nelson Wardell Pinder. Next OR gathering is October 21 at the History Center.

Grace Ann Chewning, Secretary

Orlando Remembered Loves “The City Beautiful!”