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Four volunteers were honored with recognition, bouquets of flowers and were treated to a scrumptious Chocolate Cannoli Cake created by D'orazio Sisters Bakery.
Marion has spent many hours researching flowers and shrubs for our Memorial Garden at the Beardsley Homestead. Marion has even sought out what perennials Thomas Jefferson had in his own gardens in order to have our gardens be historically correct. Marion can always be found working in the garden caring for the plants and pulling weeds - often involving several of her friends in the process. Marion can also be found in the History Room located at the EWM Library. She has worked on archiving the Society's 52 years of minutes as well as historical documents such as the Burr sister's letters. Thank you Marion for all that you do! We appreciate your help while always having a smile on your face, a kind word and twinkle in your eye!
Angie has brought her executive secretarial skills and organization to the Society by serving as past Recording Secretary and Assistant Treasurer. Angie has been instrumental in organizing, arranging and filing our files. She keeps the History Room clean and tidy and always greets our many visitors to the History Room with her smile and sense of humor. Angie is the best at finding deals on everything from saving money on gas and phone bills to even discounts on used file cabinets! Over the years Angie has saved the Society much money with her wheeling and dealing expertise. Angie has also co-chaired events and sales such as the recent successful Textile Sale and last year's Christmas Fair. She has spent abundant hours pricing and fixing items for the sales, finding volunteers to help, and working the days of the sales. On top of all that hard work, Angie has influenced several of her friends to become members who have also contributed their time and talents to the Society. Thank you Angie for your many hours of service, for keeping us on our feet, and for always helping us to see the humor in things!
Phil is a founding member of the Monroe Historical Society and has been an active member for 52 years. Phil has served on our Board of Directors for countless years sharing stories and memories about the past and providing us with his wisdom. Phil not only has donated his time, labor, and money, he has also sponsored a Society benefit auction on his farm and when he turned 90 he presented a program on identifying old time objects and tools. For decades Phil has donated artifacts for our textile collection, wood from his very own saw mill for several of our projects including a new porch for Beardsley House and stairs for the barn, Christmas trees for raffles and live greens to decorate our buildings for Christmas. Phil has been a very good life long friend and supporter to the Society and we have the privilege of bestowing upon him the prestigious title of Monroe Historical Society Board of Director, Emeritus Life Member.
Elma Jean Wiacek
Elma Jean has also been bestowed the title of Monroe Historical Society Board of Director, Emeritus Life Member. Elma Jean is a co-founder of the Society and has served for decades on our Board of Directors and is a current standing member for over 50 years! Elma Jean has been a contributing asset to our collection of artifacts both by donating items from her past as well as from her family. She has also helped by curating the items and telling many wonderful stories behind each one. Elma Jean's recollection of all things Monroe has been a huge gift to the Society. She has shared the history of her attendance at the Monroe Elementary School when it first opened as well as many other gems about local town history. We thank Elma Jean from the bottom of our hearts for sharing stories and memories about the past and providing us with her wisdom and dedication to the Society. On behalf of the entire Society, I would like to thank Marion Lindsley, Angie Valentino, Philip Jones and Elma Jean Wiacek for your many years of dedication and service to the Monroe Historical Society. We will always be indebted to your support and friendship.