Historical Society Annual Meeting
President Kim Williams
Treasurer Dave Terdy
The Society’s yearly All-Member meeting held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. All were presented with a “State of the Society” overview by President Kim Williams which included introduction of the Society’s current directors and the ratification of the Class of 2019-2022 returning directors (Kim Williams and Maxine Callinan) and new director (Dick Barratt). Treasurer Dave Terdy provided the Society’s 2018 financial report followed by Maxine Callinan’s recognition of docents and volunteers and Cherie Ohlson’s report on planned new exhibits. Jeff Ohlson gave a quick overview of this year’s latest exhibit on antique typewriters followed by Elizabeth Barratt’s talk on Robert Louis Stevenson’s time in Carmel Valley. Kim Williams then wrapped it up with an overview of upcoming opportunities and adjourned the meeting. Everybody then enjoyed a great lineup of beverages, fruits, and cookies while catching up with old friends as well as meeting new ones.
In 1962 Marilyn Sanders (1932-2108) and her husband Jim settled in Carmel Valley where they raised their family and were both very active in community affairs. Having had a long penchant for history, she wrote her history of Rosie’s Cracker Barrel in the 1990s and it became a best seller on the Peninsula.
Now for the first time you can download a full 56-page file of the Centennial Newspaper for your enjoyment. This rare issue contains many historical articles about Carmel Valley, such as: Ranching, Native Indians, noteworthy families, old schools, Valley Library service history, fire departments, churches, parks, and much more.
This year’s annual Christmas Party was another success. The Christmas Tree was trimmed by members Cherie Ohlson and Josh Scheid and several members pitched in with wine and finger food. We all look forward to this annual event to reacquaint with old friends!
Don’t miss our newest exhibit, coming soon: THE GEOLOGY OF CARMEL VALLEY. Plan to join us on Saturday, September 22nd from 4:00 – 6:00pm and enjoy light bites & a beverage while you learn about this fascinating subject. This exhibit explores, in an interesting and understandable…
Please join us on Saturday, April 21st, for the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting & New Exhibit, “Rusticating in Carmel Valley: 1870s–1940s,” a story of the resorts, ranches and camps of the time period and the activities (wild & otherwise) that enticed people “to take in the rural environment.”