Member Sally Allcorn recently presented a scrapbooking and genealogy program to the Forever Young Activity Center in Quitman. Following the meeting, Sally met with some of the participants of that meeting in our Genealogy Research Room and helped them get started with their family history searches.
Next Monday (Sept. 20) at 6:30 p.m., the Wood County Genealogical Society will kick-off its 2010-2011 year with a covered dish dinner in the Shamburger Room at the Quitman Public Library. We will eat, visit, and probably talk about some things that we might like to do this year. We hope that you will be able to join us.
It would be helpful if you would contact Dorothy Harbin ( 903-967-2458 – home, 903-571-4965 – cell, email@example.com) this week and let her know if you are coming and perhaps if you plan to bring meat, veggies, salad, dessert, breads, etc. Deason Hunt is bringing fried chicken and a dessert and eating utensils and plates. Dorothy is bringing iced tea and ice. Shirley Bates and Lahoma Clanton are providing a ham, Sally Allcorn a casserole and salad, Willie Kay Paredez unsweet tea and glasses, Vickie Petersen burritos. Those are all we’ve heard from Tuesday night. Remember, potluck means bring whatever you feel comfortable bringing. Also, if you would like to bring guests feel free to do so.
We won’t meet at Peralta’s at 5:30 p.m. this month only.
Also, MEMBERSHIP FEES for the 2010-2011 year ARE DUE IN SEPTEMBER. You may mail them to Treasurer, Wood County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 832, Quitman, Texas 75783
you can bring them to the meeting next Monday night.
We look forward to seeing you next Monday where we’ll do social networking the old fashioned way: side by side and face to face.
A group of members who gathered for the July “eating meeting” followed up fellowship, fun, and planning for the WCGS booth at the Old Settlers Reunion August 4-7 in Quitman and finished the evening touring the Wood County Historical Museum in Quitman. Hosts were members Lou Mallory and Barbara Coleman, members of the Wood County Historical Commission. Lou is president of the historical commission.
The following people have volunteered to man the Wood County Genealogical Society booth at the Old Settlers Reunion August 4-7.
Any and all other members and friends are invited to stop by and help or just visit. (It would be nice to demonstrate to the public what a good time we all have together.) Since we are supplying only four chairs for the booth, if you plan to stay a while, you might want to bring your own lawn chair.
Wed. 6-8 pm
Wed. 8-10 pm
Thur. 6-8 pm
Gene & Karen Pilgrim
Thur. 8-10 pm
Fri. 6-8 pm
Fri. 8-10 pm
Sat. 6-8 pm
Gene & Karen Pilgrim
Sat. 8-10 pm
Note: We might need some tearing down and carting off help at the end Saturday night.
Plans for the Wood County Genealogical Society participation in the Old Settlers Reunion August 4-7 in Quitman were finalized over dinner July 19.
Members are invited to drop by and look at our exhibits and visit from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday of that week.
Here’s a summary of some of our volunteer helpers/items for the reunion exhibits:
• 10×10 Canopy
• Personal Family Books
• Marriage Books
• Alba Books
• Her Display Books
• Tables & Chairs
• His Cemetery & family books
• Help with First Day setup
• Exhibit Poster
• Table Covers
• Library Family History Scrapbooks
• Beginning Research Paper
• Help with first day setup
• 2 library easels
• library wire rack
• Big Maps from Library
• Sign with hours for Hist. Museum
• Pictures for Digital picture Frame
• Papers for Please take 1 rack
• Membership Applications
• Digital Picture Frame
• Index to Pictorial History
• Help with First Day setup
• Period dress
Who? I forgot
• Big Fan
Need a Volunteer
• Extension Cords
• Tarp in case of big blowing rain
If I forgot you or something
• Email me, bring it, or do it!
Two members were recognized for their contribution this spring.
Shirley BATES, long-time newsletter editor, keeper of genealogical research center and acquisitions manager, membership chairman, and many other jobs was presented with an honorary lifetime membership by the society at the March society meeting.
Treasurer Sally ALLCORN was recognized for her three-term service as treasurer at the May society meeting. She has also served on committees and has done research and organization work in the library among her many contributions.
Thanks to both of these ladies and friends who have given “above and beyond” to the society and the cause of Wood County genealogy in general.
Here are the minutes of the April Wood County Genealogical Society meeting which will be presented at the May meeting tomorrow, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library meeting room.
WOOD COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Quitman Public Library
April 19, 2010
The meeting was called to order by President Shirley Patrick at 7:00 pm with 16 members and 10 guests. President Shirley Patrick welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Don Raney. Mr. Raney is a sixth generation Texan who has been an active genealogist for over 30 years. He published a book, “Marin Varner, Texas Pioneer; 1785-1844 in September 2009. This book describes the life and adventures of his Great, Great, Great, Grandfather, Martin Varner, in Colonial Texas. He also had copies of this book for sale.
After the program the business meeting began at 8:35 pm. The minutes stood approved as presented.
Treasurer Sally Allcorn presented the following financial report:
Last Bank Statement Dated: March 1, 2010
Starting Balance Shown (03/01/10): $1,243.19
2 Single Memberships 30.00
Money from copier 5.00
Total Deposits: $ 35.00
Hometown Trophy (award for Shirley Bates) 32.16
Total Expenses: 32.16
Ending Balance Shown (03/31/10): $1,246.03
Outstanding checks: None
Total Deposits not shown: None
Current Balance: $1,246.03
The financial report stood approved as read.
A motion was made by Dorothy Harbin, seconded by Shirley Bates to pay Don Raney $50.00 for speaking to the society. Motion passed.
President Shirley Patrick reported next month will be elections of new officers. She appointed Mary Beth Ramage, Sally Allcorn, and herself to the budget committee. She also told those present to think about volunteering to serve on committees or in an officer position. Anyone who is interested in serving should call Deason Hunt or Shirley Patrick and let them know.
Mark Reid would like for someone to take over doing the name tags for the new members. Willie Kay Paredez suggested getting permanent name tags that the members purchase and keep up with. She showed two different examples of name tags from clubs that she is a member of.
John McCall reported he is working on a project that helps to get markers for Confederate Graves that do not have one. Let him know if anyone needs one or finds a grave that might need one.
Mary Beth Ramage suggested two fund raising ideas one would be publishing an obit book for the society to sell with some of the information that we have in the genealogy room and the other was a 1st Families certificate which we could sell. The first families would have to fill out a form and the society would have to verify information that is on the form before giving out the certificate. Tyler does this and sells them for $25.00 each.
Mr. Raney left a case of ten books to sell with the society receiving a commission. Anyone who wants to purchase one needs to contact Dorothy Harbin.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.
Minutes were taken by recording/corresponding secretary Kathy Lutonsky.