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Annual Meeting of the Historical Society

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

‘The mission of the Amherst Historical Society is to connect people to the town of Amherst, its history, and its culture.’

(From the By-laws)
Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the Society shall be held within 60 days following the close of the fiscal year.
The Annual Meeting shall:
a. elect and install new officers and a new nominating committee
b. present the budget
c. transact such other business as may properly come before it.

Agenda for Saturday, February 12, 2022
OPENING REMARKS
George Naughton, President

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 21, 2021 ANNUAL MEETING
Rebecca Fricke, Clerk
Vote by Membership

TREASURER’S REPORT AND PRESENTATION OF THE 2022 ANNUAL BUDGET
Liz Larson, Treasurer
Vote by Membership

ELECTION OF TRUSTEES
Presentation of Nominees by Rebecca Fricke, Chair, Nominating Committee
Gigi Barnhill
Amy Crawley
Mick O’Conner
Tari Thomas
Vote by Membership

ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Presentation of Nominees by Rebecca Fricke, Chair, Nominating Committee
President: Gigi Barnhill
Vice President: Ann Tweedy
Clerk: Rebecca Fricke
Treasurer: Liz Larson
Vote by Membership

LEAVING THE BOARD, WITH THANKS
Else Hambleton
Bonnie Isman
George Naughton
Jim Wald

The business meeting will be immediately followed by the Founder’s Day program: the presentation of the Arthur F Kinney Conch Shell Award and the accompanying program by Debora Bridges and Anika Lopes.This year the Amherst Historical Society has renamed our annual Conch Shell Award to honor our esteemed colleague Arthur Kinney, who instituted the award in 2007.

In 2021, Civil War tablets inscribed with the names of the 300 Amherst residents who fought on behalf of the Union, including African-American residents who were members of the famed 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment and 5th Cavalry, came back to public view for the first time since the 1990s.

The Amherst Historical Society recognizes the efforts of Dudley Bridges Sr., a World War II veteran who died in 2004, and who spent the last years of his life advocating and fundraising to find a prominent place to honor the handcrafted memorials donated to the town by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1893.

Accepting the award will be Mr Bridges’ daughter Debora Bridges and her daughter Anika Lopes, who saw the work to completion this year.

Here is the Zoom link to the meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84012266097

Details

Date:
February 12
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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