Sunday, June 30, 2013
WSGS Conference 2013 at Yakima, Day 1
Left for Yakima Thursday evening since the WSGS board meeting was to start at 10 a.m. at the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Library Friday morning and I did not want to get up at 4 a.m. to get to Yakima by 10 a.m. The wind was so calm I did not think any of the wind generators would be working, the Columbia was like glass no wind at all, but one wind generator was turning very slowly.
The board meeting was mainly working out the details for the annual meeting which happens at day #2, discussing the 2014 meeting and getting the committee reports in the minutes.
The YVGA provided lunch for the board, and people were gathering for the Friday Afternoon Bonus Seminar by Eric Stroschein. I did not sign up for this session so did a little sightseeing, got gassed up for the trip home and had dinner before heading back for the evening gab session at the YVGS library.
I got to see my second cousin Ardys Vaughn from Marcola, Oregon and talked to Shirley Penna-Oakes. I had not seen Ardys since the seminar in Spokane in 2009. Shirley had missed the board meeting because of picking up her husband Dick late Thursday.