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2014 AGM and Guest speaker (click Read More to see whole text!)

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Hudson Historical Society will take place on Monday April 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Church Hall.

In addition to financial and committee reports, an important function of the Annual General Meeting is to provide the Society with an Executive to oversee its activities.  Our constitution calls for elections to be held during the AGM.  Pat McCaffrey has agreed to serve as Chair of Nominations.  It is her task to "draw up a list of candidates to be presented to the members in writing, two full weeks before the annual General Meeting." (Article 7, Section 2 of the constitution of the Hudson historical Society.)

There are four Officers of the Hudson Historical society occupying positions.  At present the following members occupy these posts:

Outgoing President: Bob Kemerer *see note below

President: Maben Poirier (nominated)

Vice President: open

Treasurer: Marie Rozon * replacing Tom Gonzalez relocated out of province          

Secretary: Michael Burrows

Archivist: Thelma McCourt

Book coordinator: open

There are two directors with "executive at-large" status:

Membership (Executive, at-large): Grace Thom

Special Projects (Executive, at-large):  Frank Hicks, Museum Curator

In addition Audrey Wall sits on the board as the representative of the Greenwood Centre for Living History with Visitor status. 

* As per our constitution the outgoing President, Bob Kemerer, who has directed the HHS for 2 consecutive terms (4 years), must be replaced.

Please note that Section 2 of Article 7 of the constitution also states that "The chairperson of the Nominating Committee shall call for other nominations from those present at the Meeting..."  It stipulates "... nominees must be members in good standing, have the support of at least two other members and must have agreed to stand." In other words, a means exists for alternate candidates to present themselves and to run for office.  Those who wish to do so should contact Pat McCaffrey at (450) 458-5529

As usual at the AGM, the Executive will report on the past year's activities.


  • 1) Minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting
  • 2) Remembering the Deceased Members of the Society
  • 3) Reports (questions can be asked and comments offered following each report):
  • Archives (Thelma McCourt)
  • Finances (Marie Rozon) *reading Tom Gonzalez's final report
  • Greenwood (Audrey Wall)
  • Membership (Grace Thom)
  • Publications (TBD)
  • President's Report (Bob Kemerer)
  • Museum report (Frank Hicks)

4)  Election of Executive:

  • Presentation by the Nominations Chairperson of names of proposed candidates
  • Call for other nominations from those present
  • Vote.

5) Special Presentation: Elizabeth Morgan of the Henry Morgan Stores which became The Bay will speak about her family's historic presence in the Montreal area.

.We hope to see you on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Church Hall.

Yours truly,

Bob Kemerer


Hudson Historical Society

(450) 458-4399