Annual meeting adopts new mission statement, revises bylaws, re-elects Green as director
Two bylaw amendments and an updated mission statement were approved by the general membership of Simes House Foundation, Inc., at its recent annual general meeting.
The first bylaw revision reduced the number of directors from 10 to seven, exclusive of the selectmen’s appointee. The second amendment preserves the actions of a general meeting in spite of possible errors in publication of the notice of the meeting.
The new mission statement adopted reads: Our mission is to support a cost-effective restoration of the Simes House and Manomet Commons in Plymouth, Mass., for the benefit of the public. This support will include educating the public on the important history of the house, enhancing cultural identity, and encouraging community service. Our stewardship includes management of St. Catherine’s Chapel Park at White Horse Beach as a self-sustaining community landmark. Our long-term vision includes the opportunity to manage the daily operations of the Simes House when the restoration project is complete.
Incumbent Galen Green was re-elected as a director for a three-year term.
Treasurer Rick Welker noted that the general fund for SHFI is about $9,100. Approximately $79,300 is in the St. Catherine’s endowment. SHFI realized a $4,500 loss for the year, compared to $3,800 last year. However, excluding St. Catherine’s, the net loss is $1,700 for the year.
The board of directors voted to retain the current slate of officers for the next year.
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Simes House, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, needs your financial support to continue the restoration and to stage community events. Please make a donation and/or join the Foundation as a member today. We would also be interested in any special abilities you could bring to our efforts.