Minutes of the March 2013 General Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Mike Carroll at 1 PM.  He welcomed 58 members and 2 guests.


  1. Mike introduced the slate of candidates for next year.  They are:  Darwin Thornton, President; Peggy Lombard, Vice-President; Margie O’Hare, Secretary; Shirley Dubansky, Treasurer; and Mary Cornell, Member-at-Large.  The election will take place at the April meeting.
  2. Chris Seggerman, who had to cancel as presenter last month, will be our May speaker.  The talk will be on Examining Handwriting.
  3. Green Valley GS meeting Thursday, March 21 at 1 PM.  They will be showing a recorded Legacy Family Tree webinar, “Plan your way to Research Success” by Marian Pierre-Louis.
  4. Pima County GS meets March 16, at 1 PM at UMC.  Jean Banowit will speak on “United States Migration Patterns.”
  5. SaddleBrooke’s next meeting is Thursday April 4.  Patti Albaugh will discuss “Legacy Writing.”
  6. Pima County GS has suggested co-hosting an event like the one Green Valley holds, sometime in 2014.  We are looking for someone with event-planning experience to liaise with them and help plan the event.  Please contact Mike if you’re interested.
  7. The dual monitor experiment in the club room is working well.  No further plans yet.
  8. Based on comments received on the World Vital Records Database, the Board decided not to sign up for it.  Most of the comments received said it didn’t have that much and wasn’t very user-friendly.
  9. The Beginner’s Class is over for the year.  Mike thanked Barb Krecklow and Irma Franke for all their work.

The Minutes of the February meeting were approved as posted on our website.

The February Treasurer’s report, as posted on March 3, 2013, will be filed for audit.

Committee Reports:

  1. Ancestral Search – Barb Krecklow is available to train new facilitators on Fridays now that the Beginner’s Class is over.
  2. Club Shirts – We sold 2 club shirts today.  Darwin is happy to order more.  Darwin also had exhibited 2 fan charts from genealogywallcharts.com that he picked up at a conference.  The charts can go back 9 generations and the company will make them if you have computer data they can use.  You can find the company on-line.
  3. Display Case – Sue Huffer said the current display will remain until about the end of the month.  Contact her if you’d like to help with the new one.
  4. Field Trips – Joan Eddy – The McClelland Irish Library in Phoenix is sponsoring a seminar on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy on March 17 and 18.  Registration closes at midnight on March 13.
  5. Genealogy Tree Photos – Karen Jonaitis is always looking for new photos.  Copies only, 4”x6” and add as much information about the photo as you can.  They will not be returned.
  6. Hospitality – Shirley Nelson thanked those who brought goodies today.  Judy Fairchild and Shari Norris will be taking over from Shirley and Melba Niemuth.
  7. Library – Mike Carroll is looking for someone new to be one the committee since Lynne Brooke has returned to her librarian position in DC for part of the year.
  8. Membership – Russ Krecklow said we have 155 members.
  9. Programs – Karen Haider announced that Karen Hasselbach and Joan Allen are the new members of the program committee.
  10. SIGS – Cleo Wolfe – There will be 4 SIGS this month:  Legacy on March 20, 1-3 in the Apache Room; Family Tree Maker on March 21 at 9:30 in the Havasu Room; DAR on March 21 at 1:30 in Havasu; and Ireland on March 26 from 1-3 in Navaho.

The speaker today is Betty Cook who will talk on “Alternative Death Information:  Funeral and Cemetery Research.”

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 9 at 1 PM.  The speaker will be Suzanne Brayer on Immigration.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Davidson, Secretary

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1 Response to Minutes of the March 2013 General Meeting

  1. Kudos, Kathy. Flawless, concise, cogent, exhaustive: well done!

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