[edited, Message from the President, June 11]
Please excuse the delay in posting this message following the annual meeting of the West Hants Historical Society. My appointment as President was a last minute decision. As a consequence I had some outstanding commitments that I had to clear. I took on this office in anticipation that I would soon be replaced with someone younger, with more energy. In the meantime, I am hoping to introduce a few new approaches that might bring the Society closer to the community.
Thanks to Sherri for looking after the day to day and administrative functions in the absence of a President. I have met and will continue to meet with her in an effort to get up to speed on some current items. The Summer Students are now in place and performing well. We have also received offers of support from some members.
Please give me a few days to formulate some thoughts regarding the direction that I, with the support of the Board of Directors and Membership, would like to take the Society. The general theme that I have in mind is inclusion. The Society is of the community and for the community. I believe that more inclusion in the direction and activities of the Society by the general membership and the community will bring about greater engagement and participation.
We are now well into the age of social media. Most of us have access to the internet. I believe we can use this technology in many ways to communicate ideas and issues to members and the community.
Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.
John D. Wilson
West Hants Historical Society
President – John Wilson
1st Vice President – Garnet Clarke
2nd Vice President – Owen Stephens
Treasurer – John Brownless
Secretary – Isabel Palmeter
Past President – David Curry
Building and Grounds – Elliott Daniels and Dean Baxter
Genealogy – Carolyn and Bill Fry
Media – Website – Stephanie Sedgwick
Director – Paul Brison
Director – Keith Casey
Director – Eric Stephens