The Ipswich Historical Society encourages members to actively participate in the running of Cooneana Heritage Centre and the museum. There are always jobs that need to be done and members volunteer their time and labour to ensure these tasks are completed.
Members vote for those who are willing and able to lead the organisation once a year.
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
At the Annual General Meeting in October every year, an Executive Management Committee is elected to manage the affairs of the Society for the following year.
This management committee is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and any other members of the Society members elect or appoint.
Currently, our President is Hugh Taylor, Vice President is Ken Butler, Secretary is Sandi Jones and Treasurer is Lyn McCoombes. The other members of the committee are Carole Lee, Martin Geddes, Helen Norris and Olivia McMahon.
Executive Management Committee meetings are held monthly on a day and at a time that suits most members. This is usually two weeks prior to Members' Meetings.
All interested Members meet at Cooneana Heritage Centre on the first Saturday of every month (except January) commencing at 9.00 am. The meeting is followed by a friendly cuppa and refreshments. Members contribute $2.00 towards the cost of refreshments.
One member of the Ipswich Genealogical Society, the Historical Motorcycle Club, the Spinners, Weavers, Fibre Artisans of Ipswich, the Queensland Metal Artisans Collective and the Ipswich Mini Crafters takes out membership of Ipswich Historical Society to liaise between the groups. This gives them the right to attend and vote at Members' meetings on items that concern their members.
If an event is planned at one of these meetings, details will be published on the Events page.