Dated; May 31, 2005
The Oak island Tourism Society directors met Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 421 Middle River Road. Number of directors present five.
Chairman Barkhouse called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.
The minutes of the April 20, 2005 meeting were approved as circulated.
Carol Nauss presented the group with an update on the status of the website.
Danny Hennigar reported on the progress of Explore Oak Island Day slated for August 13 and 14, 2005. Saturday afternoon Les MacPhee and John Wanacock will speak on the “frozen ring,” technique for removal of possible items buried on Oak Island; the current project being examined by Mr. David Tobias.
Sunday noted author Darcy O’Connor will make a presentation. Photos were received, along with permission to copy said photos, and were circulated for the directors to view.
Dan Blankenship will also be in attendance once again. We are still awaiting word if the event will be held on or off the island.
Application for funding to help with cost for Explore Oak Island Day was made to South Shore Tourism, and Lunenburg Queens Development Agency. A letter was received from the development agency committing $300.00 or 15.0% of the actual total costs incurred.
Don McNichol sent the Popular Science magazines to complete the Oak Island story which appeared in their April, May and June 1939 editions.
Discussion on a “Pirates Ball” costumed dinner/dance was discussed. Danny Hennigar will contact Cathy Langille , events’ coordinator at the Oak Island Resort and Spa, to discuss possible dates and costs. Ken Petrie will investigate the cost for the band “Blue Bay.”
Ken Petrie put forward a motion to set up a meeting with Gordon Phillips to start the process of moving forward with phase II of the feasibility study as out lined in the document ” Terms of Reference for Phase 2.” The motion was second by Carol Nauss and passed with all in favor.
A committee consisting of Ken Petrie, Danny Hennigar and Yvonne Hennigar as recording secretary was struck. Danny Hennigar will contact Gordon Phillips to arrange times for the first meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 P.M.