The meeting was called to order by President Norma Schellberg at 1 PM.
Norma Schellberg welcomed 48 members and 1 guest and made the following announcements:
- Dues for January to December 2011 are now being accepted
- The Mesa Family History Expo is January 21st and 22nd.
- The National Genealogical Society’s annual conference is in Charleston, SC, May 11 – 14, 2011.
MINUTES: The Minutes from the November meeting were approved as posted on the Club’s website.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Cleo Wolf noted that the November Treasurer’s report is posted on the website.
- Ancestral Search – We still need new facilitators and monitors.
- Beginner’s Class – The class is full. It begins in January.
- Club Fair – Karen Hasselbach reminded us the event is Friday January 14 from noon to 2:00 PM.
- Display Case – No report.
- Field Trips – Joan Eddy mentioned a Green Valley meeting on the 16th with Barbara Salyer as speaker; the Family History Expo in Mesa on January 21-22; and the Pinal County Genealogy Workshop in Casa Grande on January 29th.
- Genealogy Tree Photos – Karen Jonaitis requested new family photos. Copies only please and 4” by 6” work best.
- Hospitality – signup sheets for cookies/treats at future meetings were available.
- Library – Joan Allen invited members to pick up one of the freebies she had brought over from the library.
- Membership – Russ Krecklow reported we have 124 paid members for July to December of 2010, and 46 who have already paid for 2011.
- Program – David Fryxell of Family Tree Magazine is our January speaker. His topic is the Census.
- SIGS – Helen Jeannette reported that we have 4 SIGS – Colonial Virginia, Ireland, Family Treemaker, and Legacy. The Legacy SIG meets December 15th.
- The Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation is continuing to accept tax-deductible contributions designated for the Genealogy Club Computer Project, which they approved in October.
- The annual banquet is Saturday February 5th. Tucson raconteur Jack Lasseter will present A Travelogue of Arizona. Entree choices are baked salmon and Yankee Pot Roast. $20 per person. Cleo is accepting reservations.
Norma reported the Arizona State Genealogical Society Board sent a letter to members, saying they were having trouble finding volunteers for the Board and other positions. Norma thanked those SCVGS members who have volunteered for our club over the years, and encouraged others to lend a hand.
The meeting was adjourned by President by Norma Schellberg at 1:30 PM.
Mike Carroll, Vice President, for Kathy Davidson, Secretary