The Musical Box Society International is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization and is governed by a volunteer board of trustees.

From left to right: Trustee Tom Kuehn, Trustee Richard Dutton, Vice President Bob Caletti, Recording Secretary Linda Birkitt, Immediate Past President David Corkrum, Trustee Mary Ellen Myers, Trustee David Calendine, Trustee Edward Cooley, President Matt Jaro, and Trustee Richard Poppe.

Board of Trustees

The affairs of the Society are managed by a board composed of eight trustees all of whom must be present at Board of Director meetings in person or attending via teleconference in order to vote. They are vested with full power to develop the goals of the society consistent with the charter and bylaws. Each trustee is elected for a term of four years, and is eligible for reelection to one additional consecutive four year term. After serving eight consecutive years, a trustee may again be nominated for election after a four years hiatus.


The elected officers of the society are the president, vice president, recording secretary, and treasurer. Each officer presents a formal report at each MBSI Annual Meeting. The president serves for two years and is not eligible for immediate nomination and reelection. The vice president serves for one year and is eligible for reelection to one additional term. The treasurer and secretaries serve in office for one year and are eligible for reelection to an indefinite number of terms.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of the current President and Vice President, immediate past president and two Trustees, with the President of the society its chairperson. The executive committee is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the society, and acts for and on behalf of the members in all matters for which provision has not been made at the Annual Meetings or by the Board of Trustees. Committee members and their chairpersons appointed by the president must be approved by the executive committee.


A number of standing and temporary committees are utilized for the day-to-day operation of the society’s affairs. Appointments are usually made by the president in accordance with established policies, guidelines and in some cases approval by the MBSI Board of Trustees.

Financial Information:

Information and Form 990 may be viewed by clicking the Guidestar link below.