From the President’s Desk.  Please mark your calendars for our meeting on Monday, February 13, 2018.  In addition to our program, we will be voting on new Amended and Restated Bylaws for the Society.  We have been meaning to do this for some time.  Our existing Bylaws did not really fit the way we have been operating, and did not reflect our changed situation since our merger with the Historical Society of Whitpain.  We looked at recent bylaws from other small societies for some good ideas and developed a set of bylaws that would fit who we are now and how we have been operating.  Briefly, the new bylaws provide that the members of the Society will elect all executive officers (president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary) every 2 years.  These officers will also serve as 4 of the members of the board.  The remaining board members will also be elected by the members of the Society for 2 year terms at the same time as the officers.  There are no limits on the number of terms executive officers or board members may serve.  The board may appoint other non-executive officers, such as curator, archivist or librarian, and may appoint replacement executive officers and board members if there is a vacancy during the 2 year term.  The board will continue to make operational decisions for the Society, but certain major decisions (such as a merger with another society) require the consent of the members of the Society. 


We have posted the complete text of the proposed Amended and Restated Bylaws on our website, here.  We invite you to read them and, if you have any questions, please address them to me at  We ask you to vote in favor of the Amended and Restated Bylaws at the February meeting.  If you cannot attend the meeting, we ask that you sign a Proxy Vote (Jan newsletter) and give a copy to one of the Board members or mail it to P.O. Box 96, Ambler, PA 19002.  Thank you for your continued support of our Society.  Together, we have made great strides these past several years, and we look forward to our future improvements.

For the full content of the Bylaws please click <here>.

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