August 12,2012 our meeting was held at the Erwinna Covered Bridge Park in Boonville NY. After minutes and treasurer's report as we had a quorom again this month we went over old business of the Blenheim Art Walk which we made $55. We also met a group of people who are starting to raise money for the Blenheim CB replacement and they have been invited to our October meeting at The Stone Fort in Schoharie. We again discussed some minor by-laws changes including changing the quorom to 10 instead of 15, publication changes to 3 newsletters and 1 courier a year. Also was discussed dropping our March meeting. We went over upcoming meetings. The list of states that received grants from the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program was gone over with New York not being on that list. We received an email that the Theodore Burr CBS has their 2013 calendar available and we will hopefully have them available at the November dinner meeting. The low bidder for the Halls Mills CB abuttment work is the R DeVincentis Construction company at $453,000 and has done bridge work for Sullivan County before. Work had been started the Thursday before the meeting and the fundraising that has been done, and is continuing to be done, will go for replacing the railing going up to the bridge and other grounds work as well. Marcia went to see Copeland and found a surprise when she got there as there is not a deck, seemingly attached to the back of the bridge. We don't know if that will affect it's historic status or not. Donna has not gotten confirmation of the finalization of Tuscarora Club but did see a copy of an email sent from Karen to the Gratons indicating it is. There was news of a couple of out of state bridges. News of members was sadly the announcement that Dick Bailey has passed away and the Society sent Marcia a dish garden. Ginny Eyrch is back in the hospital. Dave and Carol Frantz celebrated their 55th anniversary and Linda Schott is a great grandmother. We again had a nice picnic lunch and nice weather.