The April meeting of the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association was held at the Museum, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Acting President Reggie Rogers of Chub Run presided.
Treasurer Vickie Mick of Bridgeport reported on the association financial statements. Joy Winet of Fairmont, in the absense of Secretary Richard Bailey, presented the minutes of the March meeting. Both reported were approved by the board.
Patricia Piercy of Kingmont reported on the Annual Spring CCC Recognition Honors Jubilee. “We have Gourmet Catering providing our noon luncheon on Saturday, April 22, in the Meeting Hall of the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church.” The Jubilee times are 9:30 a.m. until1:30 p.m. The Public is invited. Please call 304-842-3436 for more information or RSVP the luncheon. She stated, “The program honors the legacy of the CCC, a reception with CCC artifacts displayed from the museum, families honored, Hall of Fame Induction, and an auction of antiques following the luncheon.”
Joy Winet and Dr. Robert Anderson reported on the March 26th CCC Anniversary Ceremonies. Anderson commented, “This has been a CCC musem tradition since 2004. The patriotic program honored the CCC with the National Anthem, taps for those fallen CCC, family, and association members, discussion, CCC history, and refreshments.”
The annual Marion County West Virginia History Expo (April 1) was attended by Joy and Edwin Winet, and Dr. Robert Anderson of Bridgeport.
Edwin Winet reported on the status of the 1931 CCC Ford Truck. “Made a lot of progress during the mild winter to get the truck in driving condition.” He continued, “Attended several trade shows and was able to upgrade some rare parts.”
Association members are planning to set up a display table at the car show on May 17th at the Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg.
Rogers reported that members plan to travel to Pocahontas County to CCC Camp Watoga (Watoga State Park) for the annual Hager CCC Reunion on June 9-10.
The May museum meeting is set for Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m at the museum. Rogers commented: “This is the tourist season and we invite visitors to the Quiet Dell campus to view the museum artifacts and work being done of the Replica CCC Barracks.”