Anybody remember our EWGS member Sue Soderstrom? Well, darnit, she's had a stroke and will be moving to Portland to be nearer her daughter; EWGS will miss her! You can send a message to her via her daughter, Diane, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecily and Ed Kelly are finally grandparents! Cooper Charles Propes made his Texas appearance on July 1st. She should be home by the end of July. (Which also explains the "I'm behind" with our EWGS Digital Digest.)
How are you coming on your "story" for your person for Walking with Ancestors? The Big Day is just a tad over six weeks away............ please write up your story using the guidelines that Shirley sent to you because we do intend to use your story in a future Digital Digest. Reason I mention it: Just ran into our member Catherine Armstead and she told me she had NOT begun the research nor the writing for her person. Well, Catherine, only six weeks to get it done.
We're also a tad behind in the publicity for Dr. Schweitzer coming for our Fall Workshop speaker on October 1st. Have you marked your calendar? Have you been telling your friends and any/all acquaintances? Have you been handing out those little cards that Shirley made up for you to hand out??? We'll have the flyer for him up on our website ASAP, I promise.
Have you registered with Miriam for the July 16th "Military Records Online" class (that I will be presenting)?? Best hop to it........... only so many chairs in the room.
A committee met to discuss program ideas for 2012 and one really bang-up idea is to partner with SPL to have a "Welcome 1940 Census Birthday Party" as our April meeting. The 1940 census will be released by the government the Monday before our meeting, so it's a really good fit. Bette Topp and I are meeting soon with Pat Partovi (EWGS member and Library Director) so stay tuned for the details.........
Remember my words/plea/statement/admonishment at the June meeting. We will be needing a 1st VP for 2012; this person's main duty is programs. Well, if the programs are pretty well mapped out for 2012, it shouldn't be a too-ornerous job. And like I said, we will NOT be having an active nominating committee (will abide by our By-Laws) but I fully expect some one of you will step up and accept to serve EWGS in this capacity. Or we might just not have those programs. Really.
Hope your July 4th was a great one; now we march forward into the second half of 2011. Donna