Informal Gathering November 19th, 2009
TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Troy Brewing Company
This was the first of our Informal Gatherings since
the change to our Charter allowing for formal Business meetings
in Jan, April, July and October of each.
Present were Debbie, Mike and Katie Gilligan, Lizette
Strait, Richard Boland, Noreen Iacobucci, Jan and Bob Sullivan,
Bill and Cathy McGrath, Jeanne Keefe, Ron and Donna Vaughn, Mimi
and Vince Nicotina, Joyce Musco and Tim Stone.
A quick update was given to the members by Kris Ayotte, TIGS President.
The group was informed that Brad Miter e-mailed Kris that we currently
have 222 members on our mailing list.
Kris informed the group that the Saratoga Victorian Stroll was being
held on 12/3/09 and several members would be participating and if
anyone else wanted to participate to please contact Kris for details.
Kris asked for volunteers to man the table at Troy’s Victorian
Stroll on 12/6/09 and also asked the group to reimburse her the
$35 fee to participate.
A reminder was given to the group to please bring a non-perishable
food item to be donated to a local food pantry. Mike Gilligan will
collect and see that the items are donated to a location in need.
The evening was then turned over to Tim Stone who gave a presentation
of his discoveries while researching his family tree, including
a kinship with Benedict Arnold.
Everyone enjoyed Tim’s presentation, informal conversation
and our meals, despite the fact that we were located in a public,
very noisy section of the restaurant.
Submitted by Kris Ayotte