A very successful Special General Meeting was held on Saturday, February 1 with 32 members in attendance. A new MGS Executive was elected as follows:
President Chris Irwin (from Belmont MB)
VP Administration Vacant
VP Communications Janice Butcher
VP Finance Vacant
VP Information Technology Aleta Foreman
2 Members-at-Large Laurie Green, Shaun Hobson
Past President Gord McBean, Jim Oke (not elected – by virtue of previous position)
After the General Meeting the Executive met and appointed Angela Fiebelkorn to serve as Treasurer. Note that the Secretary and two Executive positions are still vacant on the 10-person Executive. We need to fill these positions ASAP. If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested, please contact the President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, February 1, 10:00 am
MGS Library/Resource Centre
The primary purpose of this meeting is to elect members to serve on the MGS Executive. The following positions are available:
VP Information Technology
Two Members at Large
Urgent – Call for Nominations We are seeking nominations for the above positions. We need people to serve. Please consider being nominated yourself or nominating someone else (with their permission). Nominations, using the attached form, should be forwarded to email@example.com
Other Volunteer Opportunities. There are many volunteer opportunities with MGS. If interested in learning about these opportunities please reply to the above address.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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!