On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Orlando Remembered, Inc., met at the Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando FL. Meeting was called to order at 9:00 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

Joe Baker

Don Batchelor

Blaine Birchfield

Richard Forbes

Leon Handley

Rodney Kincaid

Ron Jaffe

Mark Line

Gail Padgett

Bunny Parish

Mary Phillips

Tiffany Rivera

Hon. Regina Hill

Justin Felton

Hope McCormack

1. GUEST SPEAKER: The Honorable Regina Hill, Orlando City Commissioner/District 5, gave an outstanding “dynamite” presentation, covering life events spanning years from her childhood to elected office!

2. MINUTES: The January 16 minutes were approved as written on motion of M. Line, seconded by C. Wolfe and vote carried.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT: $28,538.13

[including $10,000 in Andrew N. Serros Legacy Endowment Fund]

as of 1-31-19.

4. NEW BUSINESS: F WELCOME new Orlando Remembered Warrior: Robert N. Blackford, 1343 Country Club Oaks Cir., 32804, 872-1232/H, 808-4843/C, rblackf398@aol.com.

5. OLD BUSINESS: Mark Line advised that he will continue dialog with the new owners of the Angebilt Hotel on placement of an exhibit, possibly the one in storage originally installed at 2 S. Orange Ave.

6. ON-GOING ACTIVITIES: (˜) The 13th Annual John Young History Makers Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the History Center, honoring Ford Kiene/Present and Richard “Dick” Fletcher/Past. (˜) Tiffany Rivera reported that next Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3:30-5:45 p.m., in Room 101, Trevor Colbourn Hall, UCF RICHES will hold a free Oral History Workshop on how to conduct interviews, receive helpful tips on developing interview questions, learn steps to take prior to and after the interview is complete, participate in a mock interview. (˜) Joy Dickinson indicated the Orange Preservation Trust is reviewing possibilities for land-marking status of structures within the Parramore area.

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER: V Healing prayers continue for Texann Buck! J Reminder that the Annual Pine Castle Pioneer Days Family Festival is scheduled this weekend, February 23-24, at Cypress Grove Park on Holden Ave.! J Richard Forbes noted: Fthe OR double display in the City Hall Lobby has been removed temporarily while building renovations are underway; Fthe Lake Eola Heights Garden Tour is March 31st, noon-5 p.m., starting at Broadway Methodist Church; Fcommented on the Landmark process and progress on full restoration at the Grand Avenue School. J Mark Line announced this year’s Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Orlando – with “character” appearances by Orlando Remembered members – is Thursday, April 4, starting 8:30 a.m. at the Downtown Orlando Information Center, 201 S. Orange Ave. and ending at the History Center.

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: Dr. Leland Park; Mary Combs Clark; Jeanette Sue Sturgeon Henry; Rev. William “Bill” Alexander; Egerton King “Van” van den Berg, Esq.; Jean Dawson Kostik; Jean Curtis Yothers.

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

Grace Ann Chewning, Secretary-Treasurer

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