2018 Annual Meeting

All members* and friends of the Sanford Historic Trust are invited to attend our Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 18th, 2018, at 7 PM at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, 230 East 1st Street, Sanford. The annual meeting is very important as we have several issues to vote on and your attendance as a member* is critical so that we have a quorum (30% of members*) to vote.

Among the issues we will vote on and subjects we will hear about are the following:

  1. Approval of the 2018 Sanford Historic Trust budget. The Budget Committee and the Board of Directors have reviewed previous years and have crafted a budget that they believe will sustain the work of the Trust in 2018 and the future. While it is hard to determine the future shape of our major fundraiser, the 2018 Holiday Tour of Homes, we believe this budget will give the 2018 Tour Director/Committee the flexibility they need to craft another awesome tour which will again financially sustain the work of the Trust. You can find the proposed budget here.
  2. A proposal by the Board of Directors to amend the by-laws. Specifically, we propose that the membership vote to amend this specific section of the by-laws: We propose to change one sentence of Article VII, Section 8:
    FROM: "The quorum for all regular ans special meetings of the general membership shall be 30% of the members, unless otherwise designated in these by-laws."
    TO: "The quorum for all regular ans special meetings of the general membership shall be the members present, unless otherwise designated in these by-laws."
    1. We've found it difficult to meet a 30% quorum in the past, and without a quorum it is hard to do the business of the trust.
    2. We'd like to increase and encourage membership, but the more members we get, the more we need for a quorum. See #1.
    3. We still are bound by a 2 week notice for any further change in the by-laws, and any change in the by-laws would still require a 2/3 approval vote.
    4. We always publish notice of our meetings about a week in advance and they are held on a regular date and time so all members know when they are and have the ability to attend.
    5. We are committed to an honest and open way of doing business, and want to be responsive to the will of the membership.
  3. Annual Report. As president of the Sanford Historic Trust, I will brief all members and friends on the work of the Trust in 2017, our successes and public positions, as well as upcoming Trust undertakings for 2018.
  4. Member Input. The Board of Directors is elected by you, the members of the Trust, and wants to be responsive to your needs and your input for the direction of the Trust. Either publicly in any of our meetings, or privately, we all value your input.  We are also open to suggestions for topics for our meetings and are already working on developing several interesting speaker/topics for upcoming meetings, and your input is requested as well.
Who are our members*? According to our by-laws (Article IV, Section 1) voting members are (1) those individuals or organizations who have paid their dues for 2017--that membership expires January 31, 2018 if 2018 dues are not paid for by March 1, 2018, and (2) Members who have paid dues for 2018. Annual Membership Dues are $30 and you can pay by check or cash at the Annual Meeting (or any other meeting) if so desired, or send in your dues, or pay online here via PayPal or credit card. Note that the Sanford Historic Trust also has some non-voting members, as outlined in the by-laws, Article IV, Section 2.

All members and friends: Please consider making time in your busy schedule to attend the Annual Meeting. We value your input and your attendance to support the work of the Trust!

 2018 Images of Sanford Calendar

Each year, the Sanford Historic Trust sponsors the Images of Sanford Calendar contest. The theme for the 2018 Images of Sanford calendar was: This is Sanford. From all the entries, thirteen photographs were selected in blind judging by members of the Sanford Camera Club

2018 Images of Sanford Calendars are available
since Shop Small Business Saturday, November 25th,
at the following Sanford local businesses.**

  • -- Historic Sanford Welcome Center
  • -- Box Elder (all gone)
  • -- Doc Paper Scissors
  • -- Gallery on First/Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
  • -- Magpie's Modern General
  • -- Maya Books & Music
  • -- Pedal Driven Co.
  • -- The Rosie Lee Co.
  • -- Sanford Flower Shop
  • -- Sanford Herald
  • -- Washburn Imports

**One calendar per person/household, please. While supplies last. 

The Images of Sanford Calendar is provided free of charge and is supported by our generous sponsors. Be sure to thank them!

The 29th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes is history

Read Online: Event Brochure with all the stops, and more!

Read more about the event here.

2016 Photo Project is now Complete and Online

Trust member Mike Smith has completed a project to photograph all the homes in the historic district in 2016, for archival purposes. You can find these photos from the "Archive Photos" button above and to the right. The Trust last did this in 2002. See how things have changed? 

These photos, preserved in digital format, have been turned over to the Sanford Museum where they will be archived for future generations to come.

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