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23 January 2012

What You Missed: 2012 Annual Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of the California Genealogical Society was held on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., at the library. President Stephen Harris welcomed members and introduced the board of directors. He announced the book sale in the Media Room and thanked the library committee members who organized it: Barbara Hill, Arlene Miles, Diana Wild and Henry Snyder.

Recording Secretary Lisa Gorrell read the minutes from the 2011 meeting which were approved. Treasurer Laura Lee Karp gave reports on the reading of the society’s books and on the financial health of the society before presenting the 2012 budget which was approved.

Nominating Committee representative Linda Okazaki presented the slate of nominees for seats on the board of directors. Kim Cotton, Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, Pat Gallagher, Karen Lemelin, and Nicka Smith were elected by acclamation. Strategic Planning Committee chair Tom Gesner summarized the proposed changes to the bylaws which were emailed to members in December. The motion to accept the bylaws changes was approved.

Committee reports were delivered by Diana Wild (Library), Publications/Marketing (Shannon Reese), Sandy Fryer (Membership), Lavinia Schwarz (Research), Kathy Watson (Technology), Tim Cox (Events), Jeffrey Vaillant (Facilities), Tom Gesner (Strategic Planning) and Chris Pattillo (Investment).

Diana Wild presented Steve with a card and cymbidium orchid in appreciation of his service as society president.

The business meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m. The board of directors met briefly to elect officers for 2012. The new officers are:

President: Jeffrey Vaillant
Vice-president: Diana Wild
Treasurer: Laura Lee Karp
Recording secretary: Lisa Gorrell
Corresponding secretary: Karen Tracy Lemelin

2012 Board of Directors

Photographs courtesy of Shannon Reese and Tom Gesner, 1/21/2012, Oakland, California.

Copyright © 2012 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


J. Paul Hawthorne said...

Congratulations to the new board members and have a great 2012!