On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Orlando Remembered, Inc., met in the Melrose Center at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando FL. Meeting was called to order at 9:30 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

Shirley Cannon

Joy Dickinson

Richard Forbes

Gary Magarian

Mary Phillips

Vic Ratliff

Tiffany Rivera

Bill Trippler

Bob Woodbery

Robert Banks

1. GUEST SPEAKER: Robert Banks, Associate Director of Specialty Services, Office of Research & Commercialization at UCF Research Park, provided an extremely informative and insightful historical perspective as a 4th generation member of the Bumby Family. For more information, click on:  http://orlandomemory.info/people/oral-history-interview-with-robert-banks/

2. MINUTES: The July 17 minutes were approved as written on motion of C. Wolfe, seconded by V. Ratliff and vote carried.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT: $28,630.24

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

as of 6-30-19.

4. ON-GOING ACTIVITIES: (˜) Tiffany Rivera reported that the UCF RICHES team recently presented the Sanford Herald Digital Archive Education Session in partnership with the Museum of Seminole County History and the Seminole County Historical Society. Over 23,000 issues spanning from 1908 to 2005 are now digitally available online at https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/sanford_herald/. Further, in partnership with UCF RICHES, the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs invite the public to participate in a History Harvest by bringing items related to the park’s history on Saturday, September 14. Learn more at https://events.ucf.edu/event/1342474/riches-history-harvest-preserving-the-history-of-weeki-wachee-springs/. (˜) S Cannon extended invitation to Pine Castle Historical Society quarterly meeting on Sept. 22, 3 p.m., 5901 S. Orange Ave., when author Richard Lee Cronin will present his latest book: “Will Wallace Harney, Orange County’s First Renaissance Man.” (˜) .J. Dickinson advised that Orange Preservation Trust is pursuing placement of an historical marker for the former Jonestown community in area off E. South St.

5. ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER: & Continued prayers for Texann Buck [weekly chemo] and Leon Handley [recovering from a broken hip]. ! Lisa Camichos’ exhibit on “The Orlando Plan,” a joint effort between the Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian, is tentatively scheduled to open January 2020 at the Museum in Washington, D.C. Remember to check our social media presence at website [http://orlandoremembered.org/] and on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/groups/71485598736/].

6. ORLANDOANS REMEMBERED [See http://orlandoremembered.org/members/epoch-obituaries/]: V People whose lives were important to so many, who helped make Orlando a great City and whose passing represents a significant loss to our community: Charles Ernest Hoequist, Sr., Esq.; Henry Edward Brakmann; Dr. Thomas Edwin “Ed” Sorrells; John Paul Tanner; Suzanne Harbert Boice; William F. Beemer, Esq.

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