The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy
Society was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at the M.J.’s
on the Avenue in North Troy, New York. The following individuals
were in attendance:
Donna K. Vaughn
The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. by
Donna Vaughn, President. The members were pleased to be joined
by Jack McEneny, NYS Assemblyman from Albany. Mr. McEneny is a
staunch supporter of genealogical research and has spoken often
at meetings related to the history of Albany and the Irish in
Albany. He shared some stories relating to his own genealogy research.
A motion was made by Jeanne Keefe and seconded by
Kris Ayotte to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2007 meeting.
The motion passed. The minutes have been published on the TIGS
There was no report from the President or Vice President.
There was no report from the Secretary.
In the absence of the Treasurer, Cathy McGrath,
Donna reported that the balance in the treasury is $507.76. Expenditures
were made in the amount of $4.14 for postage and $96.30 for the
TIGS banner. At the meeting a check for $2.32 was issued to Lizette
Strait for purchasing the PVC pipe to be used to carry the new
Webmaster, Jeanne Keefe, reported that everything
is up to date on the web site. The ballot for voting on the proposed
charter changes is up; Ed Dyer will be tallying the votes (9 votes
Lizette Strait reported that there are currently
192 list members.
A copy of the proposed order form for TIGS T-shirts/sweatshirts,
developed by Joyce Musco, was circulated to the members. We are
awaiting further clarification concerning price and other details
in regard to these sales.
The TIGS banner was displayed at the meeting. It
will be carried at the Albany St. Patrick’s Day parade on
Saturday. Instructions on assembly point and time of the parade
were posted to the list.
Donna reported that the first issue of the newsletter
has been published and the link has been made available to dues
paying members. She has received excellent feedback from some
of those who have read it. It is anticipated that newsletters
will be published four times a year; the next issue would be in
June. Articles are invited for inclusion in future issues. We
exchanged newsletters with Heritage Hunters, as requested, for
the purpose of collaboration.
Jeanne Keefe has obtained permission to use the
Mountainview Firehouse for the Antiques Appraisal event. Kris
and Jeanne are checking on the details.
Lizette is working on the poster board project and
it should be ready at the next meeting. She will check vendors
for the best price for poster board. A motion was made by Donna
Vaughn and seconded by Jeanne Keefe and Kris Ayotte to approve
the necessary expense for the poster board. The motion was approved.
Lizette will also look into obtaining covering for the table to
be used at the Irish Fest.
Kris is researching a trip to Ireland. She distributed
surveys to those present to gauge the level of interest in a trip
and to determine time of year, length of a trip, budget, etc.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April
19 at 6:30 PM with the location to be determined by the number
of prospective attendees.
A motion was made by Kris Ayotte and seconded by
Jeanne Keefe to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and
the meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
Following adjournment, the members enjoyed discussing
local genealogy and related issues with Mr. McEneny.
Kathleen Brearton, Secretary