Wednesday April 24, 2024

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Hosted at the Cumberland Museum & Archives

Celebrating Cumberland’s History 

The Cumberland and District Historical Society (Cumberland Museum & Archives) was founded in 1981. Located on the corner of First Street and historic Dunsmuir Avenue, the artefacts and archives within the building relate to the rich history of the Village of Cumberland, BC, which was established as a coal mining camp in 1888.

One of the longest-running non-profits in the Village, incorporated in 1981, but operating before this in the former printing office of the Cumberland Islander office at 2757 Dunsmuir office since 1969.

We thank the founding members of our organization for their work that set the stage for the years of community engagement that followed and continues to this day.


To our community of members

In 2024, the Cumberland & District Historical Society will host our Annual General Meeting with an in-person event.

The AGM will be a reflection of the successes of 2023 and a look forward to the projects of 2024.

Event Activities Include:

5:30 pm – Formal Annual General Meeting – A review of the annual financials, highlighted projects and events undertaken in 2023 will be presented, and a slate of renewing and new directors will be voted upon.

6:00 pm—A special preview of objects to be on display for the Museum’s next featured exhibitions, Off the Press and Wish You Were Here, and a final opportunity to view A Seat At The Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia.

~ light refreshments will be offered.

AGENDA: 04-24-2024 _ AGM

AGM Quorum is 10 members

Please register to attend here.

The Cumberland & District Historical Society’s bylaws state the Board can have up to 9 directors.


Current Slate of Members for Election to the Board

Stephen Illidge

Karen Melnyk

Carolyn Kirk-Albert

Open Position 

Interested in becoming a board member? Here are a few helpful things to consider:

  • Board members hold positions for three-year terms
  • The Board meets once monthly and requires regular attendance at meetings 
  • You must be a current voting member to be elected to the board
  • The Board follows a policy governance model as a governance best practice


All nominations for board positions are asked to submit their request for consideration to A call for nominations will be allowed for members at the live/virtual event; names presented at this time will be added to the bottom of the slate if an open seat is available for election.

Resources for members

CDHS Constitution and By-Laws | PDF

Introduction to Policy Governance | PDF

Currently Board of Directors

Eden Lindsay-Bodie, Co-Chair
Warren Baxter, Co-Chair
Paul LaRonde, Secretary
Kathy Langford, Director
Gwyneth Cathyl-Huhn, Director
Glen Sanford, Director
Leslie Baird, Director


Register to Attend