Nancy Roberson opened the meeting at 1 p.m. welcoming everyone and reminding participants that caffeinated beverages are not allowed in the building. She requested that all cell phones be turned off.
Betty Graham encouraged members to come to the Anniversary Luncheon July 8th. Reservation forms are in the newsletter and on the website.
Jeanne Luhr read the minutes for the April 22, 2014 General Membership Meeting. Minutes were approved as read.
Delores Eisenbeis gave the Treasurer’s Report which was approved as read. Membership as of the end of April is 242.
Debra Renard reminded members that the deadline for the Summer Lines and By-Lines is June 1st. She could use more articles.
Nancy reminded members and guests that we have George Schweitzer books for sale in the LGS Library.
Henrietta Deale reported that 10 members made the trip to Fort Wayne/Allen County Library. Several members reported on exciting finds they had in the library. The trip to Salt Lake City will be September 14 – 21. Members are to make their own transportation arrangements and hotel reservations although they need to let Henrietta know about the hotel reservation as she has reserved a certain number of rooms. Henrietta passed out forms with hotel reservation information to those who planned to go.
Don Howell highlighted the topics Christine Rose will be presenting at the Fall Seminar and encouraged everyone to come. Marsha Pence promoted donations to the Silent Auction.
After other announcements of upcoming events, Jerry Cole reported that we had 42 members and 5 guests present. The guests introduced themselves and listed what surnames they are researching. One guest reported coming because of the notice in the Neighborhoods section of the Courier Journal. We were all gratified that the CJ is now regularly including the announcements of our meetings and the announcements are attracting new people.