DATE: SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: Northwest Law Enforcement Academy
Suite 200 – 1821 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg
North side of Wellington, entrance door beside Subway Restaurant
Advance Registration required for in person attendance (limited seating)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The Manitoba Genealogical Society will hold its annual meeting this coming Saturday, September 26, 2020. This meeting is constitutionally held in June of each year but due to the circumstances of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions for holding large group events, the meeting was postponed until restrictions were relaxed. The Executive of the MGS has therefore decided to hold the meeting in the fall, so that a new Executive could be nominated and approved for the 2020-2021 year. The end of September was agreed upon to hold the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Although some of the COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed somewhat, it will still be necessary to limit the numbers in attendance in person to approximately 20 persons. We have arranged for other members to attend the meeting remotely via CallBridge system. You can attend via smart phone, computer or tablet. An invitation has been sent to members this month with instructions on how to join in. If you are a member in good standing and did not receive an invitation by email and you wish to attend remotely, please contact email@example.com with your name and member number and an email will be sent to you.
It has been a very challenging year during this 2019-2020 Year with many changes within the Executive, choosing an Interim Executive, then a temporary executive, and then the COVID-19 pandemic impacting on our volunteer resources and our ability to provide support for our members and other visitors who are researching their family histories for themselves or on behalf of others. We are so grateful for our volunteers, our most valuable “original source”.
The MGS Council last met in person in January of 2020. Due to the pandemic the Council has not been able or scheduled to meet. The 2019-2020 Council will hold their first meeting since January the afternoon of September 26, 2020 after the AGM has concluded. It is at this time a new Council will be selected / appointed.
Nominations presented and selection process for the following EXECUTIVE POSITIONS will be conducted during the AGM:
Vice President Administration
Vice President Finance
Vice President Communications
Vice President Information Technology
Education and Outreach
Grants and Applications
Computer and Network Support
MANI Management/ Operations
ALL MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING, IN ATTENDANCE IN PERSON OR REMOTELY, ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VOTING PROCESS AS PER THE MGS CONSTITUTION.
Are you open for research on Wednesday or Thursday, Feb 3 and 4?
No we are not open at this time. Due to the Provincial Response Level being at critical, the Province of Manitoba continues to restrict non-essential services including libraries until further notice. As a result the MGS Resource Centre is presently closed to the public. But we do have a 2 month long webinar series (weekly) and a Super Saturday event in February and March. There are details on our website. MGS members can attend for free, as can all Manitoba residents thanks to the Safe At Home Manitoba program. It is on Zoom. Ticket links for each session to Eventbrite are on our website.