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13 January 2021

Recap of the Annual CGS Membership Meeting

While it was definitely "different" to hold our annual Membership Meeting via Zoom last weekend (and who doesn't know "different" after the past year?), it was still good to see lots of familiar faces.

CGS Board Members with their different backgrounds,
some more creative then others. Ready for our closeups!
(Click to enlarge)
We had about 50 people in attendance on Saturday. This occasion saw the departure of two much-appreciated CGS Board members: Arlene Miles and Stacy Hoover Haines each stepped down at the end of her term. Arlene is well-known to many of our members for her years of service as the CGS Library Manager and as a volunteer in other capacities. Stacy is an invaluable researcher and editor who continues to serve as co-editor of The California Nugget. We are grateful for their service.
Two new Board members were voted in at the meeting. Ron Madson is familiar to our members as a teacher, lecturer, and leader of the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group. Adelle Treakle, who has served on the membership committee and is currently our EventBrite coordinator, has also accepted an invitation to serve on the Board. Welcome, Ron and Adelle! You can find more information on each of our current Board members and Officers at the CGS website.

After general business, we heard from Jane Lindsey, who gave us a preview of the 2022 NGS Family History Conference, to be held in Sacramento in May 2022. CGS is hosting the event, which is now soliciting proposed speakers. Of course, we will need lots of volunteers to help out as the time draws near. More details will be coming your way via the blog and eNews in coming months.

Thanks to all our members, to the Board and Officers, and everyone who helped pull the event together. Here's to good things in 2021!

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