The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum has for the first time held its annual election by mail, and consequently had its largest voter participation in its ten years. Forty-nine votes were cast and four incumbents were re-elected to new three year terms on the WCHM Board of Directors. Those incumbents (and their vote totals) were Jamie Dunn (48) of Spooner WI, Dan Miller (45) of Cape Vincent NY, Liz Vollmer-Buhl (44) of Eugene OR, and Jim Czajkowski (44) of Wauzeka WI.
The WCHM board currently has eleven directors, with three or four elected each year to three year terms. Officers are selected by their fellow directors shortly after each election for one year terms. Prior to 2020 elections were held at an annual membership meeting, which required members to attend in person to vote. This year the results were tallied by mail and reported to the membership during an annual membership meeting held online via Zoom on September 16th. During the same Zoom meeting Rich Taylor was again selected as President, with Lynn Herman, Anna Demers, and Debbie Koehn selected as Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary respectively for one year. “We are very pleased with the increased participation in the election this year and are grateful to all the members who took the time to fill in and return their ballots,” says WCHM Executive Director Jed Malischke. “We may want to consider continuing the use of the postal service for elections in the future.”