Article as it appeared on the Community News Corporation Website
4/23/2015 6:02:00 PM
Historical Society sticks with term limits
Quorum reached – Historical Society conducts business
By Gretta Becay
At their April 19 meeting, about 70 voting members of the Dodge County Historical Society elected three board members, accepted a set of bylaws, and defeated a motion to remove term limits from those bylaws.
The meeting was the second annual meeting called this spring; at the first meeting March 21, a quorum did not attend and the Society’s business could not be completed.
According to a Society’s website post, “If we fail to have a quorum two years in a row the Dodge County Historical Society must be dissolved and the assets become the property of the Minnesota Historical Society.”
There are about 300 members and 10 percent of the membership represents a quorum said Society board secretary Mary Ann Bucher.
At the April 19 meeting, the group elected Linda Jerviss, Coy Borgstrom and Scott French to serve three-year terms. There are nine members on the board and three are elected each year. Each member may serve two terms and then must take a year off before running again.
Borgstrom suggested that this term limit be removed. Several people commented on the issue.
Don Zeller said, “I believe in term limits. We put this in years ago so we could get a change once in awhile.”
Borgstrom said it’s hard enough to get volunteers so if someone wants to serve on the board, they should be able….read the rest of the story in the print edition of the Star Herald.