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RCHS 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted on: Oct 4 2019 by admin

Thursday, October 24, 2019

5:00 pm Social Hour; 6:00 pm Dinner; 7:00 pm Program
Held at the Faribault Elks Club 

The Rice County Historical Society’s 2019 Fall Banquet and Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 24, at the Faribault Elks Club (131 Lyndale Avenue North) in Faribault.  The banquet will begin with a social hour at 5:00; dinner will be served at 6:00.  There will be a brief business meeting as required by our bylaws at 7:00, followed by a presentation by Rodger and Richard Fette who will share the history of Fette Electronics in Faribault, MN. The business meeting will include a vote on proposed changes to our bylaws (See below).

Please join us for an eventful evening.  The meal will be catered by Arna Farmer Catering and Cakes and will boast a Pasta Bar, including lasagna with meat (vegetarian lasagna available upon request), ziti pasta with choices of marinara with meat sauce and chicken alfredo sauce, tossed salad, assorted breads, and assorted desserts.

Tickets for this event are $20.00 for RCHS and Chapter/Partner members and $25.00 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased from any RCHS board members or at the Rice County Historical Society, located at 1814 NW 2nd Ave. in Faribault. Please reserve a ticket by Friday, October 18.

The Rice County Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to discover, preserve and share the history of Rice County and the State of Minnesota.

For more information, call (507) 332-2121.

RCHS Board Proposes Bylaw Changes

Earlier this year, as part of a routine review of all RCHS documents and policies, the Rice County Historical Society Board of Directors reviewed our bylaws and noted that they had last been updated in 2003. Now, 16 years later, the Board is proposing some updates of the bylaws. These changes are designed to make the bylaws more inclusive of some of our existing policies and make further changes easier to make, such as creating new membership categories and adding new partner organizations. Included in the changes are some small edits, such as replacing “him” with “him/her”, and a few larger edits. Perhaps the most significant change is with the Chapter Relations portion of the bylaws.

Since RCHS’s bylaws were last updated, there have been two significant changes within the county’s museum community. First, a new organization has been established that wishes to become an official chapter of the Rice County Historical Society, the Dundas Historical Society. Second, the Northfield Historical Society and RCHS have developed an expanded agreement that transitioned NHS from a “Chapter” to a “Partner” of RCHS. The proposed bylaws allow these opportunities.

All members attending the Annual Meeting will be asked to vote on these changes. Click HERE to see the proposed Bylaws.

If you have any questions please call the museum at 507-332-2121.