Recently, there have been several instances of unauthorized people using the Genealogy computer lab. We believe this is because the front desk has always (with the club’s blessing) given the room key to whoever asks for it.
This is unfair to members who are paying dues and participating in fund-raising to pay for access to the subscription databases. It could also potentially pose a risk to our computers and software accounts. As a temporary measure, the front desk has been given a list of authorized monitors. If Lisa does not recognize you as a genealogy monitor, she will ask for your name and check the list. Please do not be offended by this. She is doing it at the board’s request.
Our long-term solution will be to get a key pad lock on the door. At the end of every February, the combination will be changed, and only monitors who are members in good standing will be given the combination (an extra incentive for people to become monitors!). For those of you who use the creative rooms in the activity center (sewing, clay, glass, etc,) this will be a familiar process. The administration has approved the key pad lock and is in the process of ordering and installing the equipment.
Thank you for your patience during the transition period. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andrea or anyone on the board.