Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"

Newspaper gleanings from our Hometown Newspaper

(Oct. 1904 - 1959)


 

CEMETERIES

Photos &  Plats of local Cemeteries

 

CHURCHES

Photos & Histories of churches in Alma, Foster, Kinmundy & Omega townships

 

HOMETOWN PLACES

Historical Photos of area Businesses, Residences, Fires, Railroad & Depots, Parks & Lakes, plus Histories our area Towns & Townships

 

NEIGHBORS & FAMILY

Photos of Families, Clubs/Organizations,   Soldiers & Veterans, Kinmundy Centennial & Sesquicentennial, Homecoming & Parades, Farming, Bob Ford portraits from the 1960s-70s

 

MEMORIES & STORIES

Area Neighbors write about Growing Up and Living in the Kinmundy-Alma area

 

SCHOOLS

Photos & Histories of Kinmundy & Alma area schools including complete yearbook listings and pictures from the one-room schoolhouses

 

 

INGRAM'S PIONEER LOG CABIN VILLAGE

All about Kinmundy's own Pioneer Village, this includes historical articles and photos



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SURNAMES


Links to other Kinmundy-Alma area websites

 

Constitution Statement of Purpose Bylaws


Constitution

Article I

Name

The name of this society shall be Kinmundy Historical Society

Article II

Purpose

The purpose of the Kinmundy Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in history, especially in the history of our community. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and helps us better to appreciate our American heritage.

The society's major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the county; its exploration, settlement, development, and activities in peace and in war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufactures, trade, and transportation. It will collect printed materials such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs, and posters; manuscripts material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys, and field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics, and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities of the past or the present.

The society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study it; cooperate with officials in insuring the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the community and of its city, townships, and institutions; and insure the preservation of historical buildings, monuments, and markers.

The society will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or otherwise; by holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers, and discussion; by marking historical buildings, sites, and trails; and by using the media of radio and television to awaken public interest.

The society will cooperate with the state historical society to collect and preserve materials of statewide significance so that these materials can be made available to students and scholars.

Article III

Membership

Membership shall be of 8 classes:

Student active member-Any student interested in the purposes of the society shall be eligible.

Individual active member-Any person interested in the purposes of the society shall be eligible.

Institutional members-Any organization, board, school, or library interested in the history of our community shall be eligible.

Family/Couple-Any family interested in the purposes of the society shall be eligible.

Sustaining members-A person, group or firm offering special support to the objectives of the society shall be eligible

Advocate-Individuals only

W. R. Hubbard/Life Membership-A person, group or firm offering special support to the objectives of the society shall be eligible.

Honorary Members-Honorary membership may be conferred upon any person whose activities have contributed to the objectives of the society. Honorary members shall be elected by a three-fourths vote of members present at an annual meeting, upon nomination by the board of directors.

Article IV

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the society shall be held in March of each year.

Article V

Officers and Board of Directors

Section 1. The officers shall be a president, vice-president, a secretary and a secretary, who shall be elected for a term of one year; and a treasurer, and three directors who shall be elected for a term of three years.

Section 2. The officers and directors shall constitute the board of directors.

Article VI

Election of Officers and Board of Directors

Section 1. All officers and directors shall be elected by a plurality of votes cast by secret ballot at the annual meeting.

Section 2. Not less than two months prior to the annual meeting, the secretary of the society shall send to each member of the board of directors a blank upon which such member may nominate one person for each office open to election. Nominations shall be returned not less than one month before the annual meeting. A committee on nominations, appointed by the President of the board of directors shall select the candidates from a list of all nominees.

Section 3. Nominations may also be made by any member of the society at any time prior to balloting at the annual meeting. Any nomination made after the deliberation of the committee on nominations shall be added to the slate of candidates upon affirmative vote of a majority of members present at the annual meeting. A candidate for election shall be an individual active member.

Section 4. A person who has been elected to the board of directors for two consecutive terms, or elected as president or vice-president for three consecutive terms, shall not be nominated to the same office unless one year elapses between the end of this last term and the beginning of the term for which he is nominated.

Section 5. Officers and directors shall be installed at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected and shall serve until their successors have been duly elected and installed. In the event of resignation or incapacity of any officer except the president, or any director, the vacancy may be filled by a vote of the board of directors for the unexpired term of office.

Article VII

Amendment

This constitution may be amended at any regular or adjourned meeting by a two-thirds vote of those voting, provided notice was given at the previous meeting. Or it may be amended at a special called for that purpose, with previous notice and a two-thirds vote. All proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing.


 

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Kinmundy Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in history, especially in the history of our community. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and helps us better to appreciate our American heritage.

The society's major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of our community; its exploration, settlement, development, and activities in peace and in war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufactures, trade, and transportation. It will collect printed materials such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs, and posters; manuscripts material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys, and field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics, and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities of the past or the present.

The society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study it; cooperate with officials in insuring the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the community and of its city, townships, and institutions; and insure the preservation of historical buildings, monuments, and markers.

The society will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or otherwise; by holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers, and discussion; by marking historical buildings, sites, and trails; and by using the media of radio and television to awaken public interest.

The society will cooperate with the state historical society to collect and preserve materials of statewide significance so that these materials can be made available to students and scholars.


 

BYLAWS

Article I

Membership and Dues

Section 1. Any person interested in the history of the Kinmundy area who applies for membership in any classification of membership and who tenders the necessary dues shall thereby become a member.

Section 2. Student active member-Any student interested in the purposes of the society shall be eligible. $10.00

Section 3. Individual active member-Any person interested in the purposes of the society shall be eligible. $15.00

Section 4. Institutional members-Any organization, board, school, or library interested in the history of our community shall be eligible. $25.00

Section 5. Family/Couple-Any family interested in the purposes of the society shall be eligible. $25.00

Section 6. Sustaining members-A person, group or firm offering special support to the objectives of the society shall be eligible $100.00

Section 7. W. R. Hubbard/Life Membership-A person, group or firm offering special support to the objectives of the society shall be eligible. $1000.00

Section 8. Honorary Members-Honorary membership may be conferred upon any person whose activities have contributed to the objectives of the society. Honorary members shall be elected by a three-fourths vote of members present at an annual meeting, upon nomination by the board of directors.

Section 10. Annual dues shall be paid in advance, and members in arrears more than six months after payment is due shall be dropped from membership.

Article II

Schedule and Quorum for Meetings

Section 1. Regular meetings of the society shall be held monthly.

Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the president.

Section 3. The board of directors shall meet every other month. Special meetings of the board of directors may be called by the president.

Section 4. One-third of the active members of the society shall constitute a quorum.

Article III

Duties of the Officers and Directors

Section 1. The president shall have executive supervision over the activities of the society within the scope provided by these bylaws. He/She shall preside at all meetings. He/She shall report annually on the activities of the society. He/She shall appoint the members of the committees and delegates not otherwise provided for.

Section 2. The vice-president shall assume the duties of the president in the event of absence, incapacity, or resignation of the president.

Section 3. The secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the society and of the board of directors, maintain a list of members, and render an annual report.

Section 4. The treasurer shall be responsible for the safekeeping of society funds and for maintaining adequate financial records. He/She shall deposit all monies received by him/her with a reliable banking company in the name of the Kinmundy Historical Society. Monies shall be paid out by numbered checks signed by the treasurer or the president. The treasurer will collect dues, and he/she shall render an annual report based on the calendar year.

Section 5. The board of directors shall have the power to conduct all affairs of the society. It shall select candidates for office, pursuant to the constitution. The board of directors shall decide questions of policy that for any reason cannot be acted upon at a meeting of the society and perform such other functions as designated in the bylaws or otherwise assigned to it.

At any meeting of the board of directors, four members or more shall constitute a quorum. The board of directors shall render an annual report at each annual meeting.

Article IV

Committees

Section 1. The society shall have the following standing committees:

Library Committee - responsible for collecting, cataloging, the care arrangement, and repair of books, manuscripts, newspapers, and other historical source material.

Museum Committee - responsible for collecting, cataloging, cleaning, repair, and storage of historical objects; for arranging museum exhibits, and the correct historical interpretation of these exhibits; for the care and upkeep of museum quarters.

Publications Committee - responsible for finding ways and means for publishing joint or individual research studies; newsletter to members, a quarterly bulletin, or books; for publicity; for staging radio and television programs.

Historical Sites Committee - responsible for establishing the historic validity for sites proposed for marking; for marking historic sites; for arranging historical tours.

Program Committee - responsible for arranging suitable programs; for setting time, place, and date of meetings.

Membership Committee - responsible for membership drives and processing new candidates for membership.

Nominations Committee - responsible for making nominations for officers and members of the board of directors.

Section 2. The president shall appoint members and chairman of the standing committees.

Section 3. Other committees, standing or special, may be appointed by the president as directed by the society or board of directors.

Article V

Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order, shall govern the proceedings of the society except in such cases as are governed by the constitution or the bylaws.

Article VI

Amendment to the Bylaws

These bylaws may be amended at any regular or adjourned meeting by a two-thirds vote of those voting, provided notice was given at the previous meeting. Or they may be amended at a special meeting called for that purpose, with previous notice and a two-thirds vote. All proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing.

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