18 June 2012

OGS Ottawa Branch AGM

Saturday's annual general meeting of the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society got underway at 1:30 PM with Mike More acting as chair.

The branch membership is 437 as of the date of the meeting including 42 family memberships. The previous year membership was 439 members including 49 family memberships.a

Norah Cousens Larocque stepped forward to take on the role of Chair. She has previously served as Chair and as Regional Director. Mike More will fill the role of past chair and Heather Oakley will become secretary. The positions of vice chair and treasurer remain unfilled. In the absence of a treasurer for the past year there was no financial report.

Al Lewis, who runs the popular Bytown or Bust website, volunteered to explore taking over as Branch Librarian.

The meeting was closed by 1:52 PM after which we heard a presentation from Kyla Ubbink on the work she did to restore a letter written on birch bark which involved practical research on the best methods of treating birch bark.

The next branch meeting is not until September. Dates for your diary are 18 November 2012 when Kyle Betit will give the Ryan Taylor Memorial Lecture, and 5-6 April 2013 for the next Gen-O-Rama.

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