South Bay Historical Society Terminates its relationship with the Imperial Beach Historical Society
Sep 07, 2016 11:34PM
By Paul Spear
The South Bay Historical Society Board of Directors voted unanimously to Terminate its relationship with the Imperial Beach Historical Society due to failure to put the best interest of History first and is no longer a Non-Profit Organization.
A partnership designed to give the Imperial Beach Historical Society non-profit status has deteriorated, according to sources.
On Thursday, the Board of Directors of the South Bay Historical Society, which had voted on April 11 to allows the Imperial Beach Historical Society (IBHS) to become a branch, effectively giving IBHS non-profit status, voted unanimously to terminate its relationship with IBHS.
In a statement made by Dr. Steven Schoenherr of SBHS he wrote, "This letter is notification that the South Bay Historical Society by unanimous vote of its Directors is terminating its relationship with the Imperial Beach Historical Society. The Board of Directors of the South Bay Historical Society voted April 11 of this year to allow the IBHS to become a branch of the SBHS, allowing it to claim status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit group.
“There was some hope that a meeting in September could reorganize the IBHS, but recent public conflicts between IBHS directors has demonstrated their unwillingness to reorganize and their failure to cooperate in order to carry out the primary mission of both historical societies to preserve and promote the history of our region.
“The IBHS can no longer claim to be a 501(c)3 organization nor can it claim any tax-exempt status. We regret that this action is necessary and wish the IBHS success in resolving its problems and moving forward."
Paul Spear, Editor, DigImperialBeach.com