Dunedin Museum, Inc.

Election of Officers and Trustees

 

Notice is hereby given for the election of Officers and Trustees of Dunedin Museum, Inc., at the Annual Meeting on October 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., which will be held at the Andrews Memorial Chapel, 1899 San Mateo Drive, Dunedin, Florida.

 

The following list sets forth the names of the individuals who will be Officers of the Board of Trustees from October 30, 2018 until the date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2019, having been elected pursuant to the BYLAWS OF THE DUNEDIN MUSEUM, INC., as adopted on February 11, 2015, along with the Office each individual holds and the date that such individuals’s term expires:

 

Blair A. Kooi  President; date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2019

Amy Pfaelzer Secretary; date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2019

 

The Nominating Committee, pursuant to ARTICLE VII: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS of the BYLAWS OF THE DUNEDIN MUSEUM, INC., is pleased to present  LELAND WEATHERFORD as a candidate for the Office of Vice President of the Board of Trustees, the expiration of which is the date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2020, and MARK A. MIDDLETON as a candidate for the Office of Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, the expiration of which is the date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2020.  

 

The following list sets forth the names of the individuals who will be voting trustees on the Board of Trustees from October 30, 2018 until the date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2019, having been elected previously pursuant to the BYLAWS OF THE DUNEDIN MUSEUM, INC., along with the date that each trustee’s term expires:

 

Blair A. Kooi                Date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2019

Mark A. Middleton     Date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2020

Amy Pfaelzer               Date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2020

Barbara Read              Date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2019

Steven Spathelf          Date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2019

Dan Zucker                 Date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2020

 

As Executive Director, Vincent Luisi is an ex-officio non-voting member of the Board of Trustees (ARTICLE III C), and the regular three-year term for a Trustee does not apply. 

 

The Nominating Committee, pursuant to ARTICLE VII: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS of the BYLAWS OF THE DUNEDIN MUSEUM, INC., is pleased to present  LELAND WEATHERFORD, SUSAN LITTLEJOHN, and GRANT PAINTER as candidates for Trustee on the Board of Trustees, with a term that expires at the date of the Annual Meeting to be held in October 2021.

 

 

 

                                                                                                Dunedin Museum, Inc.

                                                                Notice of Proposed Amendments

 

Dear Member:

 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Staff of the Dunedin History Museum, I first wish to thank you for your support of the Museum.  We hope that you are pleased with the expansion and renovation project, including the redesign and installation of the exhibits.  

 

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with notice, pursuant to ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS of the BYLAWS OF THE DUNEDIN MUSEUM, INC., executed on February 11, 2015, that the Board is proposing amendments to the Bylaws that will be considered and voted on at the Annual Meeting of the Membership that is being held at Andrews Memorial Chapel on October 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.  ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS states, in full:

 

The Bylaws may be amended by majority vote of the members present and voting at any Annual or Special Meeting provided one month’s notice to the members concerning the proposed amendment(s) has been published in the Newsletter or via electronic notification, and the content of the proposed amendment(s) posted at the Museum, and are on file with the Secretary for inspection by the members.  

 

 

The proposed amendments are largely “cleanup” items that have no operational significance, such as defining terms that were not defined.  The only proposed amendments that have operational significance are to certain provisions in ARTICLE III:  THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS OF THE BOARD, and ARTICLE VII: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS that relate to the election of Trustees and Officers.   In reviewing the present Bylaws, as well as the “Museum Assessment Program, Organizational Assessment Final Report” that was issued in June 2015, and, in light of the many changes to the make-up of the Board of Trustees in the past several years, the Board voted to recommend to the members a different method for electing Trustees and Officers that retains input from members regarding who should be considered as Trustees, but eliminates the ability to nominate and elect a Trustee from the floor at an Annual Meeting.  The Board feels very strongly that any person who is nominated for a position on the Board should submit an application that contains such nominee’s background and experience, with references, so that the Nominating Committee can perform its due diligence.  In addition, the Board feels strongly that, as part of the vetting process, someone who seeks a position as a Trustee should attend a Board Meeting in order to obtain more information regarding the Board and to share with the Board his or her experience and reasons for seeking to be a Trustee.

 

In addition, unlike the present Bylaws, in which the Nominating Committee is formed “[a]t least two months prior to the Annual Meeting,” the proposed amendments specify that the Nominating Committee is a permanent committee “which is responsible for recruiting and vetting new Trustees and replacement Trustees.” (See ARTICLE III.B.2.)   The proposed ARTICLE VII:  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS, which includes the provisions regarding the new role for the Nominating Committee and the new method by which Members provide input to the process of nominating and electing Trustees and Officers, is set forth as follows:  

 

ARTICLE VII:  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

 

The Nominating Committee shall present to the Membership a proposed slate of Officers and Trustees for comment at least 60 days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting, which proposed slate had been approved previously by the Board.  Such slate shall be published in the Newsletter or via electronic notification, posted at the Museum, and filed with the Secretary so as to be open for inspection by the Members.  Any objections by a Member to an individual listed on the proposed slate, and any additional nominations by a Member, must be received in writing by the Nominating Committee at least 30 days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting.  The Nominating Committee shall consider the input from the Membership, perform its duties as set forth in ARTICLE III.B.2., and present to the Board a final slate for a confirmation vote.  The new Officers and Trustees shall take office immediately following the Annual Meeting.

 

 

As stated above, the content pf the proposed amendments, which is in the form of a full restatement of the BYLAWS OF THE DUNEDIN MUSEUM, INC., is now posted at the Museum and has been given to the Museum’s Secretary (Amy Pfaelzer).  We look forward to seeing you on October 30.  

 

 

                                                                                Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                Blair A. Kooi

                                                                                President of the Board of Trustees