Here is a summary of portions of our TSGS monthly membership meeting Tuesday night at willard Library. It was Valentine's Day so the attendance was down a little. We did have 17 to show up. To see a bigger, better image of each photo just click on it and then return to this page. In the first photo, President Don Counts has just called the meeting to order (note clock in upper left... our meetings start at 7PM the second Tuesday of each month). During the meeting President Counts made several announcements. He reminded everyone to make sure we have their current mailing address for the member's journal the Tri-State Packet and that dues are due in July for the fiscal year 2012-2013. The President has appointed John G. West as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the next fiscal year's officers that will be elected in June.
The next photo shows a shot of those in attendance while Secretary Kim Nightingale reads the minutes of the previous meeting.Below, TSGS Program Chair Becky West is introducing our speaker for the night.Our speaker was Kim Nightingale who provided us a very interesting and entertaining program she called "Hoosiers on the Oregon Trail" from reports/diaries of many who traveled the route for land. She mentioned at the end that one of the travelers was her ancestor.After the program, Becky West gave each lady a little gift to recognize the pioneer efforts of our lady ancestors. Each had a heart to show how much each of us appreciate the efforts of all women - today & in the past! The drawing for the attendance prize was won by Betty Counts who chose a TSGS membership for 2012-2013. The attendance prize is the society's way of saying thanks for attending the meetings. The programs alone are worth the time to attend, but we wanted to show how much it means for people to visit the society's meetings! The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.
Next meeting will be March 13th. when Stan Schmitt will complete is program of Evansville's involvement with the Civil War. His program last fall was cut short by the library's new, young security guard that was totally unaware that we were conducting a meeting and generally stayed a little past the normal closing time. Stan's presentation was so good that everyone wanted he to come back to let us know how the war ended! :)