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2020 Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting Minutes
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2020 BCHS Year-End Treasurer Report
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With health and safety in mind due to COVID-19, the Bremer County Historical Society (BCHS) Board of

Directors made the decision to conduct the 2021 Annual Meeting of the members by mail-in ballot only.

IN LIEU OF A MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF BCHS, this notice is being sent to the membership for the following


1) Election of 2022 Board of Directors

2) Approval of the 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes and Treasurer Report

The listed documents can be obtained as follows:

Website: (under Annual Meeting)

Call and leave message to request and arrange hard copies: 319-352-1862

On Thursday, January 13, 2022 the Board of Directors will meet at the Waverly Civic Center in Waverly, Iowa. An

appointed teller (non-board member) will be present to count the ballots for the Board of Directors election, as

well as for the 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes and Treasurer Report.

Member participation for the BCHS Annual Meeting and Director Election will be by mail-in ballot only.

On behalf of BCHS’ membership, the Board of Directors would like to share our thanks to Merlene DeVries for

her tireless work as a volunteer in various capacities, including being a Board Director! Though she has decided

to no longer serve on the board, we have been grateful for her service in that role!

The incumbent directors, listed below, have agreed to be nominated to serve for the 2022 year:

Priscilla Blanchard, Waverly

Jill Everding, Denver

Dave Huser, Waverly

Barb Lovejoy-Hess, Waverly

Gena Mackamul, Waverly

Rosemary Weidler, Shell Rock

DATED this 20th day of December, 2021


Rosemary Weidler, Secretary

Bremer County Historical Society and Museum

402 W. Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677 Phone: 319-352-1862

Email: Website:


NEW IN 2021

  • Wartburg College Renaissance Fair

  • Joined Waverly Chamber of Commerce

  • “Cruising Thru History” Fundraiser Events (Waverly & Janesville historical sites)


  • Museum Opening Day (May)

  • Heritage Days Parade (July)

  • Other community parades throughout Bremer County (Summer)

  • Cruising Thru History (Watch for your town to be featured)

  • Wartburg College Renaissance Fair and Homecoming Parade (October)

  • Vintage Flea Market (November)

  • Waverly’s Christmas Greetings on Main (December)

  • Festival of Trees at Wartburg College (December)

  • Denver’s Old Fashioned Christmas (December)


  • Promotional Speaking/Tour Engagements

  • Promotional activities resulted in monetary support, sales of Individual Season Passes, and future collaboration of community support of future events.

Thank you for any part you played in obtaining these engagements to provide increased awareness of BCHS!

  • Waverly Lions Club

  • Waverly Kiwanis Club

  • Waverly Exchange Club

  • Waverly Chamber of Commerce/Waverly Project Lead

  • Denver Genealogy & History Club

  • Denver Garden Club

  • United Way Day of Caring

Collaboration with the United Way’s Day of Caring brought CUNA Mutual Group employees and BCHS members together to volunteer their time. They scraped and repainted the front inside entrance, hallway, and staircase. It provided a wonderfully refreshed appearance!

Many thanks to all volunteers who made this happen!


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