The Annual Meeting of the Moody County Historical Society will be held this Sunday, January 13 at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, 505 S. Wind St., Flandreau. Returning to an old tradition at Annual Meetings, the Board is inviting members and the public to join them for a potluck dinner before the program. Everybody is encouraged to attend and bring a dish-to-pass. The potluck will begin at 1 pm.
The business meeting will start at 2 pm with a welcome by President Carole Hurley. An update of the remodeling projects completed, future plans for 2013 and the progress of the Capital Campaign will highlight the agenda.
An election of board members will take place with current members Dorothy Bauske, William Beane and Bruce Porisch on the slate for re-election. Also, by-laws to be considered to change will include adding two more board members to the current seven. Terms are three years. Nominations will be taken from the floor.
A special presentation about the Rural Schools of Moody County will launch the Museumís Country Schools Project. The Society plans to collect stories, photos and memories of teachers and students who attended country schools and publish a book. As Moody County grew, there were 73 School Districts established. When the last school closed in the early 1970s, the youngest students are now in their 50s and we must act now to record their stories of what it was like to attend a one room school. Many young people today have no idea of what it was like to be educated in a room with all eight grades together. Sharing their memories of the Jones School District # 60 (the last country school to close) will be Arlyce Derdall, the teacher and John Wiese, the student.
Anyone who attended a country school is encouraged to contact the Moody County Museum to share their stories or photographs. All original photographs will be scanned and returned to the owner.
The Public is invited to attend the Meeting and enjoy the presentation