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    ANOTHER WAY TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY

    The Dublin Historical Society is recruiting candidates for two board seats prior to the November 2018 annual meeting and election of officers and trustees. One seat is for a three-year term. The other is to fill the last year of a three-year term for a trustee who is stepping back to a committee chair position. A three-year term following that is available.   

    Background:
    The purpose of the Dublin Historical Society is (following is from the 1974 Articles of Incorporation):

    • To discover, collect and preserve documents and materials relevant to the history of Dublin, Ohio, and the surrounding area and make display thereof available to the general public for their edification and education;
    • To identify, mark and encourage the preservation of historic sites and buildings in and around Dublin;
    • To encourage the study of and appreciation for the history of the Dublin area and its heritage; and
    • To engage in such other activities as are permitted to corporations, not-for-profit, under the laws of the State of Ohio.

    These points are from the current by-laws:

    • The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Board of Trustees including six Trustees-at-Large.
    • The Board of Trustees shall establish policy of the Society, determine all major activities, appoint or employ assistants for the proper administration of the Society, approve all expenditures of Society funds, report to the members all actions, maintain records and minutes of all meetings of the Society, and handle other questions as may be needed.
    • There are six Trustees-at-large. Two are elected each year for a three-year term at the annual business meeting of members in November.
    • A Trustee-at-large also may serve as a committee chair person.

    The board meets monthly, the second Tuesday at 7:30 and wrap up under two hours. The board meets in a conference room at Dublin City Hall.

    The current focus of the board includes membership growth, developing a vigorous program calendar, re-connecting with the Dublin schools using technology, and increasing open house hours at the historic Coffman house. We also are considering a long—range planning process.

    The Historical Society board is a working board in contrast to an advisory board. It is one whose board members are expected to be actively involved in the organization’s work. We do not have administrative staff. This is enjoyable work, involving community contact through programs, activities and tours that help tell the story of Dublin’s history.

    Learn more about us at www.dublinohiohistory.org. Contact Tom Holton, President of the Historical Society, to express interest or to talk about the Trustee role and responsibilities: tom.holton@dublinohiohistory.org or 614-361-4395. We will take names until August 16 (30 days).

     

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