Following the resignation of several members of the MGS Executive, the MGS Council held a special meeting on Saturday, October 26. As per the MGS Constitution, the Council meeting appointed an Interim Executive to serve until a Special General Meeting to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. This Special meeting will elect Executive officers who will serve until the next Annual General Meeting in June 2020.
Members of the Interim Executive are Gordon McBean, President; Jim Oke, Past President; Virginia Braid, VP Administration; Janice Butcher, VP Communications; Rick McLellan, VP Finance; Aleta Foreman, VP Information Technology; Kelly Southworth, Recording Secretary; and Gloria McNabb, Treasurer.
Members – please mark February 1, 2020 on your calendar, and please consider being nominated to join the MGS Executive or one of the Standing Committees. Details of the MGS governance structure can be found at http://mbgenealogy.com/home/about-us/
The Manitoba Genealogy Society regrets to announce that the 2020 Conference scheduled for June 12-14, 2020 has been cancelled. We wish to thank all the speakers that committed to speak at the Conference and hope that they will be able to re-arrange their schedules. MGS will be taking part in another heritage event to celebrate Manitoba’s 150thAnniversary at a later date. Please watch for further details.
Once again we will be offering two spots each day for non-members to receive free research help at MGS on the following third Thursday of the months stipulated below. Applicants must apply to email@example.com , providing their e-mail address for communication. The sessions last from 1 pm to 3 pm. on the following days:
Oct. 17/19 Nov. 21/19 Jan. 16/20 Feb. 20/20 Mar. 19/20 Apr. 16/20 May 21/20
We will confirm by email if you have been assigned one of the spots. Share this post with your family and friends!
Note: MGS members can receive assistance with their research anytime the Library is open.
MGS is in the running for this new award: “BEST NEW PARTICIPANT AWARD”.
Show your support by inviting friends and family to come see what we are all about and remember to vote. Every vote counts and the more votes for MGS the better. Online voting will continue until June 1st! We are counting on YOU!
The MGS Resource Centre will be open during regular Sunday afternoon hours from Noon to 4 PM. Volunteers will be on hand to help you with your questions. However, the Resource Centre may be closed if extreme weather conditions occur. Please call the Resource Centre before you plan to visit. Tel. 204-783-9139.
Due to our recent Manitoba winter weather advisories, the MGS Library may be closed. We recommend, particularly during the current extreme winter temperatures, that you call the MGS Library or related branches before you plan to visit to determine availability.