On September 23, Kurn Hattin held its 114th Annual Meeting of the Corporation. During the business meeting, an election was held to fill a vacancy for one Incorporator.
Leslie Vander Meulen Canavan will serve for a term of three years.
Sixteen Incorporators were re-elected for terms of three years. They are Jerry Bardwell, John Barry, Diane Bazin, Scott Bundy, Patrick Crotty, Elizabeth David, Charles Kelsey, Elizabeth Maiola, Barbara Matteson, Marilyn Moore, James Robertson, Connie Sanderson, Merton Snow, Malcolm Streeter, Peter Svendsen, and Joan Woodhull Willey.
Bill Abbott was elected to the Board of Trustees of a term of three years.
Re-elected as Trustees to terms of three years were: Jeffrey Hatch, David J. Maysilles, George W. Nostrand, Malcolm Streeter and Janet Wilson.
The Board re-elected the following officers for a term of one year: Secretary, Elizabeth Maiola, of Newport, NH, Assistant Secretary, George W. Nostrand of Bellows Falls, and Treasurer, Janet Wilson of Walpole, NH.
Elected as officers and members of the Executive Committee for a term of one year were: President, David J. Maysilles '43 of Walpole, NH, Vice President, Ronald Williams of Madison, CT, Vice President, Trudy Walker of Hudson, NY, Member at Larger, George W. Nostrand of Bellows Falls, and Member at Large, John Hubbard of Walpole, NH.
Roberta Violette, outgoing President of the Board, was honored for her many years of dedicated service with a plaque and certificate of appreciation, a crystal clock and a dozen long-stem roses. She was elected President Emerita.
She gave a heart-felt speech about her father and the several other family members who lived at Kurn Hattin. It is very meaningful to her and her extended family to be a part of the mission of Kurn Hattin. Preceding the Annual Meeting, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to dedicate the Lewis Cottage's opening.
With a contribution from Trustee Emerita, Janet M. Lewis, renovations for the Lewis Cottage were completed this summer. The Lewis Cottage is a place of solace for children who are in crisis and require short-term emergency care to regain their safety, health, and dignity, enabling them to return to their cottage.