After Les died in 1991, Dahms and Bierbaum Associates was disbanded and some of the stockholders wanted to create a lasting memorial to his memory. The Lester L. Dahms Memorial Foundation was then established. Because of Les’s deep commitment to education in the field of parliamentary procedure, the trustees have established annual workshops to provide quality educational opportunities for those individuals wanting to further their understanding of parliamentary procedure. With only two exceptions, the Foundation has held consecutive annual workshops since 1993 in the mid-western United States.
Those who were privileged and honored to have Lester Dahms as a friend, a colleague, and a mentor know that his spirit will carry on as we continue to study this fascinating topic of parliamentary procedure and to dedicate ourselves to furthering the democratic principles upon which it is based.
The Foundation has a nine-member volunteer Board of Trustees with the officers serving among those members. The Board is responsible for the site selection, registration, promotion, and all of the administrative details to support the annual workshop. All members contribute based on their knowledge and skill sets. If you have interest in serving, please contact us. While we may not always have a trustee role open, we welcome those interested in helping us fulfill our mission.