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2011 Annual Meeting


Speakers at the 2011 NHAS Annual Meeting
(l to r): Edna Feighner, Richard Boisvert, Victoria Bunker, Sheila Charles,
Bruce Rusch, Nathan Hamilton and Katherine Otterson
(see speaker synopsis below)

Minutes of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Archeological Society

The 2011 Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland NH. These minutes were approved by the Executive board at its meeting on November 8, 2011.

Officers and Board Members Present: Sheila Charles (President), Jon Edsall (1st VP), Dick Boisvert (2nd VP), Laura Jefferson (Secretary), Mark Greenly (Treasurer), Don Foster (Curator), Deborah Duranceau (Newsletter Editor), Pat Hume, George Leduc, Karl Roenke, Linda Fuerderer, Mike Malburne.

  1. President Sheila Charles called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m.
  2. Secretary’s Report. The reading of the minutes of the 2010 Annual Meeting was dispensed with, the minutes having been approved by the Executive Board at its meeting of November 16, 2010.
  3. Treasurer’s Report. Mark Greenly presented the current balance sheet and the cash flow for the last twelve months.
  4. Website. Deb Duranceau announced that the updated web site is up and running. She encouraged all members to visit it and offer their comments.
  5. Site Files. Pat Hume announced that, due to Don Foster’s retirement, the site files and maps have been moved from Phillips Exeter Academy to space at the DHR lab in Concord, where she will continue to work on them.
  6. Collections. Mark Greenly announced that the Society’s collections and files have also been moved to space in the DHR lab, while the library was given to Plymouth State University. The move of the site files, collections, and library all took place this past Spring with the help of many people.
  7. Elections. Sheila Charles announced that two positions on the Executive Board were up for re-election this year. Karl Roenke and Mike Malburne, who hold these positions now, have agreed to run for another term. Dick Boisvert moved and William Freisendorf seconded that the Secretary be directed to cast one ballot for this slate. The motion passed unanimously.
  8. Adjournment. Karl Roenke moved and Deb Duranceau seconded that the meeting be adjourned. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 1:10 p.m.


The 2011 Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland NH. After a welcome by Sheila Charles, New Hampshire Archeological Society president , the speakers were introduced by Richard Boisvert, NH State Archaeologist:

  • “Tick-Borne Infections: Fact Or Fiction” by Edna Feighner, NHDHR
  • “Wakefield Heritage Commission’s progressive approach to industrial sites’ heritage management” by Dr. Victoria Bunker and Sheila Charles, M.A.
  • “2011 SCRAP Field School at the Jefferson VI Site” by Dr. Richard Boisvert, NHDHR
  • “How Long Were They There?” by Bruce Rusch, SCRAP
  • “6000 years on Smuttynose Island, Isles of Shoals” by Dr. Nathan Hamilton and Katherine Otterson, University of Southern Maine.

After the meeting members explored the Great Bay Discovery Center’s (www.greatbay.org) trail and boardwalk through a variety of habitats including upland hardwood forests, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh and mudflats.