On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Orlando Remembered,Inc.,met at the Orlando Public Library/Melrose Center, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando FL. Meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. Attending were:

Jane Tracy, President

Grace Chewning, Secy./Treas.

Claude Wolfe, Past President

Daniel Assael

Joe Baker

Mac Barnes

Don Batchelor

Blaine Birchfield

Bob Blackford

Heather Bonds

Shirley Cannon

Leon Handley

Jim Hardman

Sara Howard

Rodney Kincaid

Bill Leach

Mark Line

Gail Padgett

Vic/Sheila Ratliff

Tiffany Rivera

Tammy Stone

Peggy Jo van den Berg

Bill/Beverly Trippler

Bob/Pat Woodbery

Richard/Joy Fox

1. GUEST SPEAKERS: Richard and Joy Fox delivered a fascinating, informative, “dynamite” presentation on“Bing Crosby’s Orlando Connection” covering a path from the atomic bomb and Nazi propaganda to Harry Lillis Bing” Crosbyand Minute Maid Orange Juice.

2. MINUTES: The December 19 minutes were approved as written on motion of V. Ratliff, seconded by D. Batchelor and vote carried.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT: $28,530.92 [including $10,000 in Andrew N. Serros Legacy Endowment Fund] as of 12-31-18.

4. NEW BUSINESS: FWELCOME new Orlando RememberedWarriors: Dr. Mac F. Barnes, Jr., 318 Oak Estates Dr., Orlando 32806, 407-341-0804/cell, gundawg@cfl.rr.com; and Blaine Birchfield, 6952 Country Corner Ln., Orlando 32809, 714-813-1036, Blaine.Birchfield@gmail.com.

5. OLD BUSINESS: Mark Line advised that he is working with the new owners of the Angebilt Hotel on placement of an exhibit.

6. ON-GOING ACTIVITIES: (˜) Tiffany Rivera reported that UCF RICHES is proud to partner with the St. Cloud Historical Society to host a History Harvest on Saturday, January 26. The items digitized as part of the harvest will contribute to a St. Cloud Collection created in the RICHES™ Mosaic Interface. Also, that Truth and Justice Project, Orange County, is a new RICHES partner and will be contributing items to the RICHES™ Mosaic Interface.

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER: VHealing prayers go out to Charlie Gray and Texann Buck! JJoy Fox noted the Annual Pine Castle Pioneer Days Family Festival is scheduled February 23-24 at Cypress Grove Park on Holden Ave.!

8. ORLANDOANS REMEMBERED[See http://orlandoremembered.org/members/epoch-obituaries/]: 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: Ann Ralls Freeman Murrah; Stewart Radford Crane; William H. “Bill” Robbinson, Esq.; George Brock Magruder, Sr., M.D.; Harrell Lee Henson, Jr.; Nancy Lucile Crable Kirk.

9. ADJOURNMENT:There being no further business, meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m. Next meeting is Wednesday, February 20, 9:00 a.m., at the Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.

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