AHS Committees

2010 AHS COMMITTEES

ARCHIVES & HISTORICAL RECORDS and MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS & ACCESSIONS, Richard Fetzer, chair

• Catalogues and preserves artifacts, creates and maintains accurate records. Enlightens others through lectures, historic walks and printed articles. Organizes, displays, maintains and cares for all temporary and permanent exhibits.

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP, Earl Biederman, chair

• Coordinates sponsorship and programs with the business community.

HOSPITALITY, SHOWCASES & DISPLAYS, Bob Mason & Bob Roth, co-chairs

• Organizes food, beverages and decorations for dessert meetings and other special events. Designs and installs displays in the library lobby cases.

LONGTERM PLANNING, Tim Holder & Karen Mitchell, co-chairs

• Provides strategic look at the future of the Society including property acquisition.

MEMBERSHIP, Dick Oberle chair

• Maintains membership records, directs membership renewal campaign, recruits new members and publishes annual member book.

MUSEUM STORE & MERCHANDISING,  Josephine Smalley, chair

• Oversees items to be marketed including the annual holiday ornaments. Secures retail venues for merchandise and maintains the Museum Gift Shop.

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES, Ray Jobin & Donna Mattmuller, co-chairs

• Recruits speakers and organizes the Society’s dinner and dessert meetings and organizes summer picnic.

PUBLICITY & PUBLICATIONS, Jeff Clark, chair.

• Writes and issues press releases, creates flyers and brochures; manages promotions and advertises the Society.

VOLUNTEERS, Dana Sceeny, chair

• Oversees recruitment of volunteers for theatre intermissions and Society events; works with B Koglman, who coordinates docents for the museum’s regularly scheduled hours and student field trips.

THE AURORA PIONEER NEWSLETTER, John Kudley & Jeff Clark, co-chairs

• Highlights the activities, museum acquisitions, events, members and volunteers of the Society.

In addition, the Aurora Historical Society selects one member to sit on the Mayoral-appointed five-person LANDMARK COMMISSION, which protects the city’s historic resources, advises residents on historic restoration, acts as liaison with city officials and keeps the public informed. Karen Mitchell currently serves as the Society’s representative to the Commission.

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