Wells Historical Society

Wells, Vermont 05774

Meeting Minutes

August 2, 2017

  1. Our August meeting began at 6:00 p.m. with a Cook Out supper.  17 members and 13 guests were present.
  2. Meeting was called to order by President Joe Capron.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  A thank you was given to all the cooks and donations of food.
  3. Secretary Trish Capron read minutes from the June meeting..
  4. No treasurer’s report tonight.  Joe went to the bank (Citizens and TD) to get his name on treasurer’s things before elections tonight.  Reg made motion to empower President to act as treasurer till election.  Cindy Boone seconded.                                        

Old Business:

  1. WHS 6th Grade Essay winners:  1st Max Tyford / 2nd Mikayla Gates / 3rd Hannah Welch   Awards were given at the Wells School Graduation in June, 2017.                         

New Business:

6.  Elections.  Slate of officers:  President  Joe Capron

Vice Pres Victoria Angis

Secretary Trish Capron

Teasurer Sharon Corey

Trustees Al Reusch

Ed Frost

Ruth Frost

Current Trustees who’s term is up next year:

Bill Clark

Donah Beatie

Ron Dreher

     Dan Boone made motion to accept names for trustees.  Bill Rozensky seconded.

     Reg made motion to accept the slate of officers.  Cindy Boone seconded.  Passed unanimously.

7.  New Items for the WHS Collection includes items from Frances Sears who recently passed away.

8.  Wells’ 175th Anniversary of the Methodist Church is coming up.  Bill Clark gave an overview of history of the church including notes his mother Dorothea Clark kept.  Minister Pam Thomas also spoke.

1739 was when the Methodist church began in Wells.  It s one of the two oldest Methodist churches in Vermont.  Darius Dunham, in 1789, was the first preacher.  He was a Circuit Rider or ‘Men on Horseback”.  1823 Wells created the first Sunday School in Vermont.

Next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  It is our annual Harvest Supper.  

Turkey: Cindy Boone

turkey br / stuffing / mashed potatoes Trish &  Joe Capron

Squash Bill and Victoria

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

Trish Capron


This year’s meeting dates:

April 5th, 2017

June 7th, 2017

August 2nd, 2017

October 4th, 2017

Note:  WHS Website updated 10/4/17 www.wellshistoricalsociety.yolasite.com


the Wells Historical Society’s website is now on the Wells Town website with a link under ‘Explore Wells’.  Our Website address:  http://wellshistoricalsociety.yolasite.com/