TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Troy, New York
The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy
Society was held on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at the Troy Brewing
Company. The following individuals were in attendance: Kris Ayotte,
Debbie, Mike and Katie Gilligan, Anna Denny, Richar Boland, Tim
Stone, Kris White, Grace K. Bulger, Cathy and Bill McGrath, Jan
and Robert Sullivan, Noreen K. Iacabucci, Jack Burns and Lizette
The meeting was called to order by Kris Ayotte, President.
A motion was made by Kris and seconded by Richard Boland to approve
the minutes of the September 17, 2009 meeting. The minutes have
been published to the TIGS website.
The President welcomed the members, there were not
Treasurer, Lizette Strait, reported that the current
balance was $2642.54. Petty cash stands at $21.63 We have 104 paid
List Administrator, Brad Miter, has reported 217 members
on the mailing list. We continue to break records with increasing
Marriage Index Vol 9 is completed with 11,000+ names.
Volume one is in process. The Church Memorial Project continues
with St. Peters completed now.
The Charter Change was made essentially making formal
meetings held every three months with informal meetings taking place
the other months.
We did not eliminate the position of VP, but it does
remain empty. We will continue to attempt to fill the position.
In the meantime, Donna Vaughn, in the role of Membership Chairperson,
will arrange for and announce meetings.
We will have a booth at the Victorian Stroll. To date,
Lizette, Kris, Noreen and Jan have volunteered to work the booth.
Kris will register the group and arrange for a raffle.
Newsletters are still on hold pending a committee
to create them.
Donna Vaughn has suggested a page on Facebook for
the group. Attendees agreed that this would be a good avenue to
pursue to advertise the group and perhaps increase membership.
External hard drives for Bill and Jeanne’s laptops
were discussed and agreed upon. This will give TIGS more storage
for transcription projects.
At the suggestion of Lizette Strait, the December
informal gathering will serve as a benefit for the local food pantries.
Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable items to the meeting
and Mike Gilligan has volunteered to see that the donations reach
a local food pantry.
The raffle at the Victorian Stroll should be beneficial
as a fund raiser.
The group agreed upon the Troy Brewing Company for next month’s
informal gathering. The food and service is deemed excellent. The
next meeting will be held as an informal meeting on Thursday November
19th. Tim Stone has agreed to do a presentation on his research
into his family history at the November meeting.
A motion was made by Jan Sullivan and seconded by
Jack Burns to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and the
meeting was adjourned at 7:50p.m.
Respectfully submitted by President, Kris Ayotte for
Secretary, Joyce Musco in absentia.