Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents Awards and Improves Board Structure

On June 11 the Rochester-Avon Historical Society held its annual Board of Directors awards ceremony at the Rochester Community House. Certificates were presented to members who have made important contributions to the society during its 2013-14 fiscal year and who have demonstrated the society’s mission to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations.

Margaret Bartos receives the Gail Kemler Award for Outstanding First-Year Member from Brian Dunphy during the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s annual Board of Directors awards ceremony on June 11. Photo: Leslie Mack

Margaret Bartos receives the Gail Kemler Award for Outstanding First-Year Member from Brian Dunphy during the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s annual Board of Directors awards ceremony on June 11. Photo: Leslie Mack

Debbie Larsen was presented with the Mary Eberline Outstanding Member.

Brian Dunphy was presented with the Lois Collet Outstanding Member of the Board of Directors Award.

Margaret Bartos was presented with the Gail Kemler Award for Outstanding First-Year Member.

Gail Kemler was presented with the James Graham Award for Lifetime Achievement.

In addition, the Rochester-Avon Historical Society members voted to improve its board structure in order to better manage and accommodate its many programs and initiatives. The society increased its number of vice presidents from one to three and its director positions were modified so that each on now reports to a vice president and has a specific area of responsibility. The new slate of officers and directors were elected for two-year terms and include: Brian Dunphy, President; Carol Tough, Vice President; Janet Potton, Third Vice President; Tiffany Dziurman Stozicki, Director of Communications; Leslie Mack, Director of Membership; Margaret Bartos, Director of Programs; Cary Downer, Director of Special Programs. The positions of Second Vice President, Director of Merchandizing, Director of Fund Raising, Director of Historical Preservation remain open and are available to fill.

“These are exciting times for the Rochester-Avon Historical Society,” said Brian Dunphy, RAHS President. “With this new structure in place and with the outstanding people elected to fill these positions, the historical society is well-positioned to continue our leadership in local historic preservation and education.”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) was founded in 1969 to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations.

 

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