HISTORY PMSS Summary 1983-1984

Pine Mountain Settlement School
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HISTORY PMSS Summary 1983-1984

Tags: History PMSS summary 1983-1984, staff members, interns, events, Burkham School House burning, Harlan Boys Choir, Chapel, solar energy panels, water systems, trustees, TIAA, by-laws, resignations

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Boyd Boggs, Maintenance
Alvin Boggs, Associate Director for Development (Until April, 1984)
Matthew Boggs, Night Watchman
Ruth Boggs, Bookkeeper (Through December, 1983)
Asbel Browning, Maintenance and Farm
Lorraine Browning, Laurel House
Karoun Cartozian, E. E.
Lacy Conley, Maintenance (July – Oct.)
Kit Cornett, Maintenance (Jan. – June)
Darlene Cornett, Bookkeeper (January, 1984)
Afton Garrison, E. E., Half-time
Larry Harris, Maintenance (July – May)
Omer Lewis, Maintenance Supervisor (until April, 1984)
Sue Lewis, Laurel House
Matthew Miller, E. E.
Mary Rogers, Librarian, E. E.
Eugene Smith, Maintenance
Marlyn Smith, Maintenance
Sharon Smith, Secretary (July – April)
James Svara, Maintenance (July – Sept.)
Carol Urquhart, Community Worker, Acting E. E. Director
Mary Waid, E. E.
Jimmy Wilder, Maintenance
Mildred Wilder, Laurel House
Bruce Wiseman, Maintenance (April-June)
Evelyn Wiseman, West Wind Hostess
Burton Rogers, Director Emeritus, Correspondence with donors
James Urquhart, Director

Interns: Gia Baldi, Gary Cummisk, Nancy Garber, Sammy Fong

Traditional Events:

Homecoming, Fair Day, Fall Color Week-end, Nativity Play, Wildflower Week-ends, Fall Color Week-end

Other Events:

Greenmont-Oak Park camp, July 10-16

Burkham Schoolhouse burned November 8, 1983, while being used as a community voting site. The building was a complete loss; some contents were safely removed from the building. Friends from the community organized two suppers to raise funds…

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…for a replacement building for community activity.

Community children and adults enjoyed Halloween, Christmas and Valentine parties at West Wind.

The Harlan Boys Choir, at their annual Pine Mountain retreat and concert, donated proceeds to aid in replacing Burkham Building.

There were continuing delays and problems with the proposed solar energy panels for the Chapel, arrangements having been made by the donor, Mrs. Asher, Pineville, directly with the contractor.

Planning and work continued on the improvement of the water system.

The Board adopted a retirement option through T.I.A.A. for staff members who wished to participate.

Sidney Douglass, Harlan attorney, was elected to the Board of Trustees. Edward Cawood, Alice Cobb and Marian Kingman were voted Honorary Trustees.

“Proposed By-laws, 1984,” were accepted by the Board, after several suggested changes were made. There had been By-laws officially approved in 1947. Changes suggested in 1961 had been followed but never adopted. A 1977 proposal was not adopted pending clarification of the relation between PMSS and Berea College.

Willis Weatherford announced his retirement as President of Berea College at the end of Spring term, 1984. With the honorees participating, a White Ash tree was planted in honor of Willis Weatherford and a White Oak in honor of Francis Hutchins, replacing trees which were killed by the Burkham fire.

Alvin Boggs resigned his position as Associate Director for Development. Ruth Boggs had resigned as bookkeeper January 1. Sharon Smith resigned as Office Secretary. Omer Lewis resigned as Maintenance Superintendent, Mildred Wilder from Laurel House, both for reasons of health.

GALLERY: HISTORY PMSS Summary 1983-1984

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