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2015 Annual Meeting

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The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Rockland County will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015, at the HSRC's History Center, 20 Zukor Road, New City, New York, 7:00 pm.

The order of business will include reports of the committees, elections of Trustees and officers, and action on proposed changes to the HSRC Bylaws.

All members of the public are invited.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee offers the names of the following Historical Society members:

Trustees nominated for a three-year term (Term 2018)*:

  • Jesse Gaber, Bardonia
  • Dustin Hausner, New City
  • Tom O'Reilly, Pearl River
  • Judge William Sherwood, Stony Point
  • Judge Alfred Weiner, Wesley Hills

For biographical information on the candidates, see the downloadable PDF below.

Officers nominated for a one-year term:

  • President: Judge Alfred Weiner, Wesley Hills
  • 1st Vice President: Veronica DeMeo Boesch, Airmont
  • 2nd Vice President: Gordon Wren, Spring Valley
  • Treasurer: Jesse Gaber, Bardonia
  • Secretary: Caroline R. Tapley, Piermont?

Trustees continuing in office

Term 2016

  • Joni Anger, Pomona
  • Veronica DeMeo Boesch, Airmont
  • Larry Kigler, New City
  • Madeline Muller, West Nyack
  • Joseph Natale, Haverstraw

Term 2017

  • Doug Carey, Spring Valley
  • H. Barry Robins, New City
  • Larry Singer, Thiells?
  • Jeff Weinberger, Esq., New City
  • Gordon Wren, Spring Valley?

Bylaws Committee


ARTICLE I - MISSION. This section should be removed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

The Historical Society of Rockland County is an educational organization dedicated to engaging diverse audiences in a dynamic dialogue about the rich historical heritage of the county.

ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS. The method of selection of officers in Section 1 should be changed to provide that the officers will be elected by the Board of Trustees and will continue to serve until their successors are elected and assume office. Section 1 should be replaced with the following: ?

Section 1. Officers and Terms
The officers of the Society shall be a President, a 1st Vice President, a 2nd Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. They shall be elected for a term of one year by the Board of Trustees at the first meeting following the annual meeting of the Society and will serve until their successors are elected and assume office. ?

Pursuant to new changes in the Nonprofit Revitalization Act, Section 1, Paragraph (c), should be clarified to conform to longstanding informal policy of the HSRC, and committee members should be notified of their appointment. Section 1(c) should be replaced with the following:?

(c) Shall appoint all committee chairperson and shall select members for the committee after consultation with the committee chairperson. Committee members shall be notified of their appointment; ?

The president?s duties are being changed by amending Section 3, Paragraph (d), by adding that the president shall not be ex-officio on the Nominating Committee or the Audit Committee by replacing the paragraph with the following:?

(d) Shall be ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee; ?

Article V - Staff. In order to clarify the duties of the Senior Historian, the following paragraph is suggested to be added to Section 1: ?

In addition to any other duties prescribed by the Board of Trustees, the Senior Historian shall act as a resource to the Society and to the committees. ?

Article VI - Meetings. Section 3 should be amended to reflect the selection of officers by the Trustees. Therefore, the reference to the slate of officers should be eliminated. This section should be amended to read: ??

The Annual Meeting of the Society shall be held on the most convenient date in the month of April. All members shall be notified at least twenty (20) days in advance of the Annual Meeting as to the date, time, place and slate of Trustees. ?

Article VII - Committees. In conformity with the Trustees' selection of the officers, Paragraph (f), Subparagraph (4), should be amended to remove the reference to ?officers? and to provide for a petition to be raised for nominees not selected by the Nominating Committee. Paragraph (f)(4) should be amended to read: ?

Trustee candidates other than those submitted by the Nominating Committee may be placed in nomination by petition of not less than ten (10) members of the Society to be received in the office of the Secretary not later than twenty (20) days prior to the next annual meeting. ?

Article IX - Funds. Because the Society has no ?Publication Fund,? Article IX should be amended by deleting Section 1, Paragraph (d), and renumbering Section 1, Paragraph (e), as Section 1, Paragraph (d).

Article X - Disbursements. This section should be amended to allow for emergency expenditures to be approved via electronic communication from the Board of Trustees. The following paragraph should be added: ?

Any non-recurring expense in excess of an amount established by the Board of Trustees may be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees taken by electronic means such as e-mail, text message, or other, similar method. The result of such a vote shall be entered into the minutes of the next Board of Trustees meeting.

2015 Bylaws Committee - Proposed Changes
2015 Nominating Committee - Candidate Biographies


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