2018 is a new year, and, despite November's setback, your historical society is taking a fresh approach for the new year. In addition to regular Trustee meetings, the board has met informally in "round-table" style. As we'll not be hiring staff in the foreseeable future, the discussions have centered around how best to accomplish our mission of preserving and presenting the artifacts and history of Champaign County by utilizing volunteers.
Trustees' suggestions range from the traditional to the "out-of-the-box." All agree that educational outreach is an important program worthy of expansion, and is underway. Treasurer Ken Wright has submitted a written proposal for, among other things, the implementation of an extensive volunteer program. His title, "The Path Forward," well represents our visioning process.
A new start may include opening the museum to the Public on Sunday afternoons. This would not happen until Spring in order to give us time to enlist from our membership a corps of volunteers who are willing to serve as trained docents. Members who would like to become docents or to volunteer in other capacities are encouraged to contact us by phone (937-652-6721) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org. DW
Champaign County Historical Society Board President