Governance

Mission Statement:

The Brome County Historical Society’s aim is to acquire, preserve, research, exhibit, interpret, and publish items of historical interest encompassing all of the historic Brome County and its sites. With this intent, the Brome County Historical Society provides the infrastructure and programmes to deliver the learning experiences needed to educate present and future generations about the life and culture of prior generations.

Governance:

The government of the Society and the preservation, care and management of its property is vested in the Board of Directors, which consists of thirteen (13) members of the Society elected from the membership at large. Directors are elected at the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The 2017 AGM will be held on March 4, 2017, at 1oam at the Community Center in Knowlton.

At least one month prior to the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors appoints a Nominating Committee composed of the Immediate Past President or, as necessary, a prior Past President or prior Director, and two current Members at large. This committee is responsible for nominating candidates for the Board of Directors to be elected at the annual meeting, with provision for nominations from the floor to be maintained, and must report its recommendations to the President of the Society not less than five (5) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Directors serve two (2) year terms renewable, by election, for two (2) additional consecutive terms. Following three (3) consecutive terms, such a director is ineligible for one (1) year to sit as a Director. If a Director is unable or unwilling to complete a term, the Board may appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of that term.

For more information or to read the BCHS Bylaws in their entirety, please click here: BCHS Bylaws (PDF).

Staff:

Arlene Royea, Managing Director and Archivist

Cari Ensio, Curator

Joanne Croghan, Museum and Archives Coordinator

Abbey Lacroix, Archives Technician

 

Current Board of Directors 2017 / 2018:

Donald Gray-Donald, President

Peter G. White, Vice President

Chris Ward, Treasurer

J. Armand Gaudet, Secretary

Cari Ensio

Chris Marks

Peter McAuslan

Richard Santo

Danielle Viau

Jack Walker