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19 January 2019

2019 Annual Membership meeting

2019 Annual Meeting - photos by Ron Madson
We had a large and enthusiastic gathering at our annual membership meeting, held Saturday, January 12, at the library. President Vicky Kolakowski welcomed members and gave a brief overview of CGS' many achievements over the past year. Special acknowledgment of and thanks went out to Maureen Hanlon (Events chair) and Kathie Jones (treasurer), who are stepping down from the board after several years of dedicated service. 


Continuing on the board are Nancy Cork, Marisela Meskus, Chris Pattillo, Jim Russell, Vicky Kolakowski, Stewart Blandon Traiman, Felicia Addison, Rich Kehoe, Arlene Miles, and Linda Okazaki. The membership approved a slate of new board members which includes the return of past board members Jeff Vaillant and Jim Sorenson and the appointment of longtime CGS volunteer Matt Berry as treasurer. Other new board members are Stacy Hoover and Jennifer Dix. You can read more about all the board members on our website.

Jane Lindsey and Chris Pattillo were featured speakers.
Membership also approved the proposed 2019 budget, heard about the society's new strategic plan, and got a preview of upcoming classes and events. Following the business meeting, Chris Pattillo and Jane Lindsey gave two short talks. Chris described how research led her to make contact with a distant cousin in Germany, while Jane shared the breakthroughs that can be achieved by making "just one phone call."

We also enjoyed delicious food and drinks - and cake!

Photo by Kathleen Beitiks

Thanks to all who were able to join us. Stay tuned for more details of coming events!

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