Mary Lou Wetmore was elected president of the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association as a highlight of the organization’s 2010 annual dinner meeting at the Steilacoom Community Center.
Named recipients of the Lee Merrill Award for volunteerism were Lana and Tony Forsyth, longtime volunteers who do everything from cleaning the bathrooms in the museum to working on the salmon bake and apple squeeze and everything in between. The presentation was made by Joan Curtis, museum director.
With about 130 members and guests on hand, retiring SHMA president Randi Slatten said the year had been a positive one. Citing some of the highlights she pointed out the Bair had been reopened, 4,300 historic photos had been scanned and put online, the salmon bake and apple squeeze were again successful community events the website was updated and the newsletter was published quarterly.
In addition to selecting Wetmore as president, other officers chosen were Marriane Bull, vice president; French Wetmore, treasurer; and new directors included Bob Eddington, John Leech, Carolyn Guppy and Mary Findley.
The dinner was catered by The Bair Bistro and entertainment was provided by the Puget Sounds, a Steilacoom High School choral group.