Annual Meeting 2022 

The 45th Annual Meeting of Stow Conservation Trust will be held on October 22nd at the Pompositticut Community Center from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.  Hors d'oeuvres will be served followed by the business meeting and a keynote presentation.  Masks optional.

The membership will be asked to approve minutes from last year's meeting, which can be found here:

The membership will also be asked to vote on the following changes to the By-Laws and Articles of Organization, the latter also subject to approval by the Mass. Secretary of State:

 

1.  Member category name change from Patron to Sponsor: The existing Articles of Organization and By-Laws confer an exemption of annual dues on Patrons but require that they “be appointed by the Board of Directors.” Based on a diligent search of available records and institutional memories of long-standing board members, no evidence was found of any Board-appointed Patrons. Consequently, after determining there were none, the name of this membership category is proposed to be changed to Sponsor, to avoid any future confusion, and the only criterion will be the contribution level.

2.  New membership categories: The existing Articles of Organization and By-Laws describe six categories of members. It is proposed that the categories be expanded to eight, adding Contributing and Senior/Student: Lifetime, Sponsor, Sustaining, Contributing, Family, Individual, Senior/Student, and Charter. Only Lifetime members shall be exempt from annual dues.