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NEXT EVENT: 5 August 2019
Heritage Share & Ice Cream Social
Each year we try to have a cooling off event, letting us be a little less formal and getting to know each other at the same time. Here is the plan: Bring in an object, photo, (photo of an object), or just a story to share about an ancestor or ancestral family (e.g., a wood carving done by great-grandpa, a shawl that a grandaunt wore, words of wisdom from your mother, etc. – absolutely no firearms or other weaponry, please – bring a photo of such items as well as of items that are too priceless to risk getting out of the safety deposit box). This year, let’s stretch a little and, if you are like I am, try sharing about a relative we have not “met” before (I’ve talked about my father more than enough – time to share about someone else). Sharing will be done in groups of 3 to 6 people (depending on attendance) and, after the first round of sharing and ice cream, we’ll “rotate” and hear some new stories from another group of folks (and have more ice cream).
Please email Dottie Laird (dlaird41 (at) ca (dot) rr (dot) com) with the item you plan to bring to the social (we have more than enough bowls, napkins, tablecloths, and spoons; but ice cream scoops are always helpful). If you aren’t sure what to bring, contact Dottie for ideas. If you are unable to bring anything, COME ANYWAY and bring a guest (we promise not to put him or her on the serving table).
July’s handout from Barbara Randall is now located on the Hints & Help page.
CORONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
650 S. Main St. (at 6th), Corona, CA 92882
Meetings are held in the Community Room, the first Monday of every month* from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
To network, get to know each other, or receive/give genealogical research assistance, “early birds” are welcome to gather at 6:00pm. ——————-
*in the event that the first Monday is a holiday, the meeting is automatically “bumped” to the second Monday (or scheduled for the prior Monday).. The society is open to anyone who wishes to research his/her family history. Monthly programs are offered to assist us in successfully identifying our ancestors of all backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, religions, etc. Members are also encouraged to assist others by presenting a topic that will be of interest to the rest of the group and participating in the various projects the society hosts.
CEREMONIAL “PASSING OF THE GAVEL” from Jean Hibben to Al Southern, 4 March 2019 (photos by Dottie Laird, top, and Len Enlow, below)
MISSION STATEMENT: To promote interest and education in genealogy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, installed March 2019 to take office 1 April 2019:
Al Southern – President
Jean Wilcox Hibben – 1st Vice-President (programs) & Webmaster
Twila Costello – 2nd Vice-President, membership
Donna Sering – Secretary
Betty Chandler – Treasurer
Carolyn Hughes – Correspondence Secretary
Len Enlow – Newsletter Editor & Education
Sylvia Barnett – Publicity
Sherry Jones – Member at large
Pamela Coleman – Member at large
Carolynn Egan – Member at large
Judy Bengtson – Member at large
Photo by Wilmer Bengtson, 4 March 2019
Back: Al Southern, Jean Hibben, Pam Coleman, Judy Bengtson, Len Enlow, Donna Sering, Sherry Jones
Middle: Sylvia Barnett, Twila Costello, Betty Chandler, Carolynn Egan
Front: Dottie Laird, Carolyn Hughes
Dorothy (Dottie) Laird – Historian
Susan Tseko – Facebook Coordinator
JOIN US ON TUESDAY AFTERNOONS, 12:30-1:45 pm
You must be a Facebook member to join the group (click here or the image above). When you click on the request to join, that will be sent to Susan Tseka, our Facebook Coordinator, who will get back to you. Once verified, you will then receive notification that you are “in” and you can start posting or responding to other members right away. Please be respectful of each other (no spamming or other inappropriate messaging – violators will be removed from the list). Use this to communicate about genealogy events you have become aware of, ask for help or suggestions in your research, invite society members to “friend” you, etc. This is a great way to maintain contact with each other between meetings, so consider checking this group periodically. (Note: no sales or commercial use permitted) If you have a concern about the list, please feel free to contact either Susan Tseko via email or Dottie Laird via email
For dues information and to join the society, attend the next meeting and fill out an application or see the Membership page on this website. For questions, contact Dorothy Laird, CGS President (email, above) ——————- To see the schedule of our upcoming meetings, check the MEETING CALENDAR page.