It is important to note that there was NO quorum at the DCHS Annual Meeting last month. 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. This meeting is being called to attempt to get a quorum and protect the many assets of the DCHS. These assets include, but are not limited to, hundreds of historical items and family histories, five historical buildings, and over $100,000 to help run the society’s museum, preserve the many artifacts we have, and educate people about our history.
We need 40 or more current DCHS members to attend the meeting. If we do not get a quorum this year, there is a good chance we won’t achieve one next year and we don’t want to have that happen. It is our duty to help preserve our history and share it with future generations to come, so please take a few hours out of your day to help preserve your history.
To help us preserve our history we need a set of by-laws to help us conduct our duties properly. We currently have two full sets of by-laws and a partial set of by-laws that are not in agreement on many issues related to the conduct of DCHS business. It is essential for us to adopt a single set of by-laws to avoid legal issues and facilitate the effective management and operation of the DCHS.
The agenda will include the election of Board Members to fill expired terms/vacancies on Board, the election of officers and the adoption of by-laws.
Please come and help us preserve the Dodge County Historical Society for the use and enjoyment of all who enjoy learning more about their past.