Volunteer

Want to get involved with MBPN and meet other members? Have expertise to share? The Board welcomes your participation on a committee. To volunteer, contact the committee chair.

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MBPN Activities

Awards – Responsible for the Barn of the Year program and other awards, including call for award entries,  judging, award presentation, promotion and publicity of awards.
Chair: Keith Anderson
Contact: 616.540.6701; kanderson42@gmail.com

Programs – Plans and promotes events such as annual conference, educational workshops and barn tours.
Chair: Vera Wiltse
Contact: 989.465.1216; vera@wiltse.com

Teamwork & Timbers – Offers education program in which students erect a model barn using math, science, engineering and collaboration skills. Volunteers needed to transport timber-frame model to demonstration site and to facilitate a group raising of the model barn. 
Chair: Steve Rademacher
Contact: 517.202.1443; rademachersteve22@yahoo.com

Technical Assistance – Replies to inquiries about barn rehabilitation, oversees contractors’ list and hosts technical workshops.
Chair: Stephen Stier
Contact: stephenstier@gmail.com


MBPN Operations

Communications – Responsible for the newsletter, promotional displays/handouts, press releases, MiBarn.net website, social media and email blasts.
Chair: Keith Kehlbeck
Contact: 269.317.3771; keith@k2consulting.net

Finance and Endowment – Prepares annual budgets and arranges for audits; and provides oversight and coordination of the endowment fund.
Chair: Julie Avery
Contact:  517.927.1958; averyj@msu.edu

Membership – Promotes the recruitment and retention of members, maintains records, and develops programs aimed at member services and benefits.
Chair: Clare Koenigsknecht
Contact: 989.593.2351; clarek13@gmail.com

Nominating – Identifies potential board candidates and presents slate of nominees for approval at the annual meeting.
Chair: Steve Rademacher
Contact: 517.202.1443; rademachersteve22@yahoo.com