Jan 12, 2022

Ellis Co. Historical Society annual meeting set for this month

Posted Jan 12, 2022 5:39 AM


Ellis County Historical Society Board of Directors has announced the Annual Meeting of Members will be held on Monday, January 31st, at 7pm in the Stone Church located at the corner of 7th and Main downtown Hays. The voting ballot will include the annual slate of officers and four trustee positions. Trustees serve a three-year term and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. The four officers serve a one-year term and are eligible for three consecutive terms as an officer. All board members must be a resident of Ellis County and current members of ECHS. 

Board meetings are held the last Monday of the month. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please reach out to one of the 17 current members or email [email protected] to inquire about more details. A nomination committee is gathering names for the ballot this month, but write-ins are welcome the night of the meeting as well. The society’s beautiful collection of historic quilts will be on display in the Stone Church and the evening’s program entitled “A Dust Bowl Every Now and Then” will be presented by Adam Conkey following meeting business.

ECHS will also host a member social on the main campus at 100 W 7th Hays on Thursday January 13th from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is a “Come and Go” event. Staff and current members will share and answer questions. Supper will be provided. Come and see some treasures we have unboxed recently. 

Member forms will be available along with information on volunteer opportunities. Please join us. We love to chat with other history lovers. No commitment is necessary. 

ECHS would like to thank the current board of directors for their time and service this past year: President Priscilla Hunt, Vice President Pam Grizzell, Treasurer Matt Odom, Secretary Marco Macias, county liaison Brad Ricke, and trustees Brian Gribben, Holly Unrein, Rob Wasinger, Juti Winchester, Deb Ludwig, Donna Maskus, Alex Herman, Arden Kobler, Darren Unrein, Derrick Pfannenstiel, Lyle Johnston and John Walz. We look forward to continuing the momentum of this past year as we find new ways to engage with our community.

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