Volume 116, No.1 Spring 2000


Minutes of the 1999 Annual Meeting of the
Hartwells of America

Sixty-second Reunion of the Hartwells ofAmerica
First Parish Congregational Church
Concord,Massachusetts, June 26,1999

On Saturday, June 26, 1999, thirty-three Hartwell cousins convened at the First Parish Congregational Church, Concord, MA, for the 62nd Annual Reunion of The Hartwells of America Association.

The business meeting was called to order by President Wayne E. Hartwell at 1:15 p.m. Will Hartwell offered a prayer of convocation, following which a moment of silence was observed in memory of those who departed the earth since the last Reunion.

Thanks were extended to Reunion Committee member Marian Wheeler for making the arrangements for first parish.Marian spoke breifly about the history of First Parish, which is the congregation where William(1) and his early descendants worshipped. Jim Allison also received a hearty round of applause for providing the coffee and donuts spread.

A motion was made and carried that the Minutes of the 1998 Reunion be accepted as published in the Newsletter.

In the absence of Treasurer David Hartwell Webber, Recording Secretary Judith Bacon Hartwell presented David's report on the year's financial activity.As of June 26th 1999, the scholarship Fund and the Operating Fund totaled $13,115,an interest of $278 over the previous year.Receipts,(interest; dues and Hartwell literature; donations to Scholarship Fund) were $1,256 and expenses (Scholarships; meeting and Newsletter expenses; postage) were $978.21. A motion to accept the Treasurer's report was unanimously carried.

Scholarship Committee Chair Connie Cincotti announced that one qualifying application had been received for the 1999-2000 academic year. Amy Wegenhaupt, attending the University of Detroit, MI., was awarded a scholarship grant in the amount of two hundred dollars.

Wayne Hartwell presented the report of the Newsletter Committee, which on motion was acccepted.

Genealogist Joy Hartwell Peach reported on the past year's doings and the progress of the new Genealogy.Joy has almost finished indexing the first five generations.

Upon motion, it was voted to donate $200 to the Social Law Library in appreciation for the time of Art Director/Graphics Designer Carole Doody in producing the newsletter.Also,donations were voted to First Parish in the amount of $100 in thanks for the hospitality and appreciation for the fine facilities and to First Parish for the Sexton's time in the amount of $50.

Commerative gifts were awarded to Connie Cincotti, eldest lady; Donald P. Davison,eldest gentleman; Katy Hartwell, youngest; and Charles Hartwell, for traveling the furthest to attend (phoenix, AZ; the same cast of characters as at the 1998 reunion.

The last item of official business was a vote to undertake to return to  First Parish for the 2000 Reunion if feasible.

Genealogist's Report

Hartwell Happenings