Nancy Roberson called the meeting to order at 1 p.m. She immediately circulated the sign-up sheets for volunteers for the Seminar.
Jeanne Luhr read the minutes of the July 22, 2014, General Membership meeting. The minutes were approved as read.
Delores Eisenbeis gave the July Treasurer’s Report which was approved as presented.
Nancy announced that the next day, August 27th, would be a Genealogy Workshop day at the Family History Center here at the LDS Church. It will start at 10 and go on until 4 or 5 if people want to stay that long.
Henrietta Deale announced that Tom Owen will walk us through the U of L Archives and give us an overview of their holdings during the September 30th 5th Tuesday field trip but we would probably be too numerous to stay to research that day.
Henrietta again described the Salt Lake City Research Trip. Deadline to sign-up is September 1st. Henrietta also described a November 7th & 8th program “Roots in the Cave” to be held near Mammoth Cave.
Bill Snyder reminded everyone that the 25th of the month is the deadline for the LGS News although he would take articles today. Debra Renard stated that September 1st was the deadline for the next Lines and By-Lines. She also promoted the writing contest, guidelines for which are in the summer and fall Lines and By-Lines. Deadline for submissions is November 1st.
Don Howell promoted the Fall Seminar and mentioned the availability of box lunches if ordered in advance. Nancy encouraged members to take 20 or so flyers to their local library to promote the Seminar. Deborah Campisano mentioned the LGS Facebook event page and encouraged members to send the page to their Facebook “friends.”
Connie Fry announced the September 26th & 27th “Stories Behind the Stones” tours of Fairview Cemetery in New Albany. Connie, Jeanne Luhr, and Yvette Norsworthy have been helping with these tours for several years.
Jerry Cole announced that we had 39 members and 1 guest present. The guest introduced himself and told what surnames he was researching and that he had seen our announcement in the newspaper.