VOLUNTEER OF SUMMER QUARTER
Elizabeth Howie, who was selected to be SGS Volunteer of the Summer Quarter, has been an active member of SGS for many years. Currently she is the Front Desk Volunteer Coordinator, a role she has filled twice in the past.
Responsible for recruiting and training new front desk volunteers, and for coordinating the schedule of volunteers for the desk, Elizabeth makes sure there is always an able and experienced volunteer on site to greet patrons and help them with their research.
Elizabeth has many genealogical interests that keep her busy when she isn’t wrangling front desk volunteers. Past research trips include journeys to Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. These trips didn’t lead to much in the way of genealogical discoveries, as the countries were so beautiful she didn’t want to be indoors with books and papers! She had fun visiting the library in Salt Lake City and hopes to return there for more fun.
Art Loh, who was Elizabeth’s beloved companion, was an electrician who worked and set up the printers for the patrons and volunteers. Sadly, he passed away in 2011.
Thank you, Elizabeth, for your years of service. SGS couldn’t survive without the help of wonderful volunteers like you.
NEW SGS VICE PRESIDENT, GARY EPPERLEY
Congratulations to Gary Epperley! The Board approved the appointment of Gary to the position of Vice President of the Seattle Genealogical Society, which has been operating without a VP for quite a while.
In addition to his regular vice presidential duties, Gary has agreed to assume some responsibilities for the maintenance of our technology and the transference to the new website.
SGS is very happy to have Gary on board!
KICKOFF FOR THE NEW
“SECOND SATURDAY SPEAKER SERIES”
Hope you were able to catch the debut of our new program, “Second Saturday Speaker Series”, last weekend at the SGS Library. We were lucky enough to have the founder of the renowned website Cyndi’s List as our first speaker. Not only is Cyndi Ingle a talented webmaster and speaker, she is pretty funny to boot.
As the name implies “Second Saturday Speaker Series” takes place on the second Saturday of the month from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm at the SGS Library. Each month will be a new speaker and a new topic. Here’s a preview of what’s in the pipeline.
Oct 14, 2017 “Trails West: Crossing the Continent 1840-1869” Mary Kircher Roddy
Nov 11, 2017 “Using social Media for Family History: Why Bother?” Mary Kathryn Kozy
Jan 13, 2018 “Chinese Exclusion Act Files – Original Documents at NARA” Trish Nicola
Feb 10, 2018 “Using Academic Libraries for Genealogy Research” Lisa Oberg
Mar 10, 2018 “Finding and Using Historic Newspapers” Claudia Breland