June 28, 2009




The 79th Annual Bottorff Family Reunion was called to order at 1:05 PM on June 28, 2009 by President Douglass Holmes.  The invocation was given by Carlos Friend prior to the carry-in lunch provided by the attendees. The business meeting was called to order at 2:10 P.M.


Secretary Carlene Bottorff, read the minutes of the 2008 meeting.  Motion was made and carried to approve the minutes as read.


Rhonda Clapp made the Treasurer’s report.  Collection today = $193.00  Current balance is $452.81.  


Carlos Friend made the Historian’s report:

Births:   05/25/08       Addison and Anna Ballard

                                    Parents:  Amanda and Nick Ballard

                                    Grandparents:  John and Pam Ballard

                                    Great Grandparents:  Russell and Anita Counch

             07/19/08         Kaelin Isabelle Campbell

                                    Parents:  Jim and Michelle Campbell

                                    Grandmother:  Barbara Campbell

Deaths:  09/26/08       Edith Rachel Lewman King, 92, Jeffersonville

              02/12/09        Sue Ann Lewman, 85, Charlestown

              05/18/09        Mary Rebecca Leach, 86, Sellersburg (daughter of Clarence Bottorff)


Richard Lewman moved and Doug King seconded, that we contribute $100 to the Ladies Union Club, $25 to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, and $25 to the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Motion carried.


The youngest person present was Nicholas Warren, 22 months .


Oldest person present was Bob Couch, 98 years.


Person coming the longest distance-Steve Bottorff and his wife from Cleveland, Ohio


Set-up committee for next year:  Judy Wampler, Pat Back, and Jeanie Bowen


There were 42 attendees.


A motion was made and seconded to retain the current slate of officers for the coming year.  Bruce Bottorff asked that he be replaced as Vice-president.  Christopher Bottorff was nominated and the motion was seconded.  The motion carried.  The remaining slate of officers was re-elected.  The officers for 2009-2010 are:


Doug Holmes, president

Christopher Bottorff, vice-president

Carlene Bottorff, secretary

Rhonda Clapp, treasurer

Carlos Friend, historian



The following memorabilia was shown and discussed:

Tin-type of Calvin Bottorff 1850-1925 (grandfather of the late Vi Couch)

William Park Bottorff 1858 (great uncle of Judy Wampler and Bruce Bottorff)

Write-up of the 15th Annual Reunion held on July 21, 1946

Cookbooks of Rachel King’s—Ladies Union Club in original handwriting (brought by family)

Portable hitching post, Bob Couch

Chair made in Sellersburg by Jeanie Bowen’s Great-grandfather


New Business:

It was announced that descendents of Sophia Fricker John Henry Bottorff were eligible for membership to the DAR and the SAR.  An application was made available by Judy Wampler.


The 80th Reunion will be held on June 27, 2010.


The meeting adjourned at 2:45.