Facchine Elected President

September 20, 2002 at 8:29 PM

       Evo Facchine of DuBois was elected the president of the DuBois Area Historical Society at the organization’s September meeting. Facchine is the Society’s tenth president.

       Facchine, who had been serving as the Society’s first vice president, was selected to complete the one-year remaining in the term of Audrey Lott, the president for the past three years. Facchine, one of the Society’s founders in 1981, was the Society’s first treasurer. He returned to the Society’s board last year when he was elected to a two-year term as first vice president.

       Lott vacated the president’s position to take the job of director of genealogy. She was elected into a two-year term in that position at the meeting.

       Historical Society immediate past president E.D. Reitz presented the nominees for approval Thirty-one members and guests attended the September meeting. Only the members were eligible to vote in the election. Also approved for office were:

       One-year term for 2002-03, to complete vacated unexpired terms:  First vice president – Judy Leech; and Representative for Rockton/Home Camp/Union Township – Forest Brubaker.

       Two-year terms for 2002-04:  Secretary – Tom Schott, Treasurer – Nellie Beer, Director of Library – Virginia Schott, Museum/Curator – Beecher Klingensmith, Representative for Sykesville/Big Soldier/Springville – Glenn Hulburt, Representative for DuBois/Sandy Township/Treasure Lake – Bob DuBois, Representative for Penfield/Hollywood/Houston Township – Kenneth Wiser; and Representative for Falls Creek/Smithtown/Singing Hills – Miles Kilmer. Eight other members of the DuBois Area Historical Society board have a year remaining in their term.

        Also approved in the election process was the naming of Shirley Clark as “Genealogy Emeritus.” Clark, a long-time member of the Society, is a past president of the Society, and has served as director of genealogy for the past seven years.

        The guest speaker for the meeting was George Sonnie of Sunrise Drilling Supply in Sykesville. He spoke about the role his company and his family played during the recent Quecreek Coal Mile rescue.

        The Society’s annual dinner meeting is scheduled for Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the DuBois Senior Center. The guest speaker will be Scott Hangartner of DuBois, who will present, “A History of Bigfoot in Pennsylvania and Around the World.”

        The buffet menu features turkey and ham at a cost of $12. Reservations are due by Oct. 12 and may be sent to the DuBois Area Historical Society Inc., P.O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 1580l. Checks should be made payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society.

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