Fenton Holds 62nd Annual Meeting; Trustees, 2024-25 Officers Elected

On Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Fenton Historical Society of Jamestown, New York, Inc. was held.
President Janet Wahlberg called the meeting to order and issued a President’s report. Vice President Tom Goodwill, Chair of the Nominations Committee, presented the nominees for Trustees and Officers, in which the membership present proceeded to vote.

The 2023 annual report was presented and reports were given: Jane Babinsky issued a Director’s report, Angelo Cimo issued a Treasurer’s report, Barb Cessna issued a Vets Finding Vets report, Andrew Kolstee issued an IT Report and a report on the museum store, Janet Wahlberg and Barb Cessna issued a report on the Hall House Research Center.

At the end of the meeting, Tom Goodwill announced the results of the election. The following four members were newly elected to a first 3-year-term on the Board of Trustees: Marie Carrubba, John Everett Jones, R. James Olson, and Sam Papaserge. Carrubba had previously served as the City Representative to the Fenton since 2018.

Left to Right: Trustee R. James Olson, outgoing Treasurer Angelo Cimo, Secretary Paul Bentley,
President Janet Wahlberg, Trustee Marie Carrubba, Trustee Rick Lundquist,
City Representative Bill Reynolds, Vice President Tom Goodwill

The following members were elected officers: Janet Wahlberg was elected to a third term as President; Tom Goodwill was elected to a second term as Vice President; Paul Bentley was newly elected as Secretary for a first term; and Sharon Matson was newly elected Treasurer for a first term. Bentley had filled in as Secretary for outgoing Secretary Michael Johnson, who recently resigned from the Board.
Angelo Cimo finished his third 3-year term, reaching the term limit, having been elected to the Board in 2015. He served as Treasurer from 2018 to 2020 and from 2022 to 2024.

William R. Reynolds III is the new City Representative to the Board of Trustees. Bill previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1986 to 2002; including serving as President (1991-1994) and Secretary (1996-1999). He is a great-great-great grandson of Gov. Reuben Fenton.
Following adjournment, Dr. Tom Greer, Walnut Grove Archaeology Project Coordinator, gave a presentation on the project, covering an overview of the project over the past decade and highlighting the findings.

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