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Your Voice Matters: Voting Rights for IHM Members

Written by Emily Lee, IHM Board Secretary

Happy Autumn! I hope this message finds you well and filled with the same passion for history that brings us all together. As members of the Issaquah History Museums, you are a vital part of preserving and celebrating our rich heritage. Today, I'd like to shine a spotlight on one of the incredible benefits of being part of IHM: the right to vote on key issues that shape the future of our organization.

Your Membership, Your Voice

At IHM, we believe that history is a living, breathing entity that thrives on the enthusiasm and dedication of its community. That's why we are proud that our valued members have the power to influence crucial decisions that steer our course. Your membership isn't just a discount to the museums; it's your ticket to actively participate in shaping the direction of our organization.

Discovering Your Voting Rights

We understand that for some of our members, it may come as a surprise that you have voting rights within IHM. I want to take a moment to acknowledge this unexpected revelation and assure you that we are committed to making these rights known and accessible to all. While you may not have had opportunities to exercise your voting rights in recent years, we are dedicated to changing that and ensuring that your voice is heard. In the coming months and years, we are focusing on revitalizing our democratic processes, including regular votes on key issues that affect our society. We are committed to keeping you well-informed about upcoming votes, the issues at hand, and how you can actively participate.

Key Issues You Can Vote On

As a member of IHM, you are entitled to vote on a number of important matters, including:

  • Changes to Bylaws: Our bylaws serve as the foundation of our society, outlining its structure, purpose, and guiding principles. Any proposed changes to these bylaws are subject to your vote, ensuring that our society remains true to its mission and adapts to the evolving needs of our members.

  • Election of New Board Members: Our board members play a pivotal role in steering the society's activities. By casting your vote, you help decide who will lead the charge in preserving and promoting our shared history.

The Power of Your Vote

Each vote cast by our members is a testament to their commitment to preserving history and ensuring IHM thrives. It is a democratic process that reflects the diverse perspectives and ideas within our community. Your voice can sway the outcome of crucial decisions and guide the museums toward a healthy future.

How to Cast Your Vote

Participating in the voting process will be simple and accessible to all members. When important issues arise in the coming months, you will receive clear communication outlining the details of the vote, the options available, and the deadline for casting your ballot. We value transparency and engagement, so you'll have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Keep your eye out for information in the coming months regarding proposed changes to our bylaws!

Join Us in Shaping Our History

Becoming a member of the IHM is more than just a declaration of your passion for history; it's an opportunity to actively contribute to the preservation and celebration of our heritage. Your voice matters, and your vote counts.

If you haven't already, we encourage you to renew your membership or consider becoming a member today. Your support empowers us to continue our vital work, and your vote ensures that IHM remains a vibrant and dynamic force in Issaquah!

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