TROY IRISH GENEALOGY
Troy, New York
TIGS Meeting Notes: March 17, 2011
Due to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York
City and various local events, attendance at this month’s
TIGS meeting was sparse. Twelve members present, no guests.
President Kris Cooney acknowledged the passing of
Treasurer, Lizette Strait’s mother and noted there will be
no Treasurer’s report this month. TIGS currently has 235 list
members. There has been moderate activity on the mailing list roll
call. Facebook has 170 TIGS fans. Postings are welcome.
Project Update: The third interment book for St.
Mary’s Cemetery in Troy has been received and Jeanne Keefe
is coordinating the scanning process. Transcription work on the
second book is still in process.
Membership Chair Update: Donna Vaughn reported that
she randomly picks a few inactive members each month and touches
base with them regarding TIGS activities.
Kris announced TIGS will have a table at “Irish
Night” on August 9th at the Joe Bruno Stadium.
A trip to Scotland is in the planning process for
April 2012. The current estimated price for a 10 day trip minus
the cost of airfare is $1,689. Nine people are signed up for the
trip. Chris will also look at the cost of a 9 day stay with airfare
Election of Officers: Gerri Sherri expressed interest
in the President’s position and Tim Stone is a candidate for
Vice President. The office of Secretary and Treasurer will be discussed
with current officers Kathy McGrath and Lizette Strait. Donna Vaughn
will remain as membership chair.
Next meetings: April 28 – Moscatello’s
May: A tour of the Community Arts Center will be
held before the May meeting. Anyone interested in the tour must
be at Woodside Church by 6 PM. Meeting to follow at Moscatello’s
June: TIGS meeting will feature a genealogy talk
with Power Point presentation by Donna Vaughn.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting
Submitted by Kelly Grimaldi