The Dickinson County Historical Society Board of Directors is looking for three people to fill the vacant, indefinite term.
Trustees serve a three-year term. The unexpired terms they plan to fulfill are He one year and He two years.
“This could be a good way to get your feet wet without spending three full years,” says Austin Anders, executive director of the Dickinson County Heritage Center.
The Board has 18 seats, 6 of which expire each year. The trustee may serve two consecutive terms. A one-year vacation is required for continued employment. However, during the year you are welcome to volunteer on any of the many committees under the direction of the Board.
Anders said the reason the board was set at 18 members dates back to the beginnings of the historical society. That is no longer the case, but they are trying to get representation from all parts of the county.
“We are scattered in terms of who will be on the board,” he said. “Right now we are probably one less from the Talmage area in Manchester and one less from Woodbine in the Herrington area. Those are key areas where we are interested in finding people.”
However, we will not refuse visits from other areas of the county. If you are interested in the mission of the organization, you are most welcome.
“Our big goal here at the Historical Society is to educate people, whether they’re travelers or school groups,” he said. should sit down and analyze if that’s what you want to do.”
In addition to attending monthly meetings, Trustees are asked to participate in at least one of the many committees focused on various areas of operation.
The Standing Committees are Archives, Museums, Preservation, Membership, Educational Programs, Finance, and Facilities. In addition, there are store committees and various event committees.
“You can serve as long as you like,” Anders said. “If you just want to attend a board meeting once a month, that’s fine.”
But those who attend the monthly meetings only by attending them often enjoy activities in other areas, he said.
“They eventually realize[they]really love working with archives, or… working on the educational side, or on the museum side,” he said. “They ended up spending more time than they expected and are really enjoying it.”
He encourages anyone who loves history, education, or Dickinson County to consider filling one of the open board seats and help the historical community move forward.
“We have a lot of fun here,” he said. “A lot of people think of the County Historical Society as a stuffy bunch of people who don’t do anything fun except watch paperwork. enjoying.”