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No change to board makeup
It was a small gathering at the Willows Museum on Sunday.
The Willows Museum Society, the nonprofit, volunteer organization charged with preserving Glenn County's history and artifacts gathered for its annual meeting and a recap of the just completed season.
Highlights of the year include some exhibit and building maintenance projects, and hosting several successful open houses, including the memorial dedication during Lamb Derby for former director Dr. Peter Towne, who died in 2011.
The Museum Society lost another one of its dedicated board members on March 21, 2012.
Carlton Wright was a longtime teacher at the old Sycamore School and then the Willows Intermediate School, and also served as Assistant Principal and Dean of Students.
He was later a member of the Willows Unified School Board and was a longtime member of the Museum Society.
"He was dedicated to kids and he was dedicated to the museum," said Vice President Curtis Hurlburt. "He will be greatly missed."
The board also lost longtime docent and board secretary Evelyn Whisman, who moved out of state.
Hurlburt said it will take several people to replace her.
In the absence of President Ray Crabtree, who was out of state on Sunday, Hurlburt reported the cost to operate the museum, including improvements was $9,077 for the year.
Total income from membership, donations, investment income, books and calendar sales and memorial contributions were $9,416.
The Museum's cash balance as of Dec. 31 was about $2,740, up from $2,400 for the same time period last year.
"We're ahead about $340 over last year," Hurlburt said. "That at least is a good thing."
The Museum Society also reelected its same board of directors on Sunday, including JoAnn Wright as secretary.
In addition to president, Ray Crabtree will serve as treasurer.
Docents include Carolyn Davis, Barbara Mann, Huston Carlyle, Bob Chittenden and Oliver Hill.
Projects for 2013 include the construction of the brick walkway in the memorial garden, on the east side of the museum, Wright said.
The Museum is open 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.
CONTACT Susan Meeker at 934-6800 or email@example.com.