It's the last newsletter as my term as President of RCGS, and I wanted to thank the membership for all of the help and support this year!
We as an organization have had an eventful year, with a lot of changes, and have grown stronger and more prepared for the future. We have worked to balance the traditions of true documented genealogy and added new ways of others having access to us. Among these changes are adding our RCGSIL.org webpage and updating our Facebook page, our Facebook Group, and our Rootsweb page. Please check out all the changes!
As a reminder, our library is closed from December 10, 2019, and our Christmas party gathering is at 4:30 December 10 at Reid's Harvest House. Please RSVP by December 6 to assure a space. We reopen January 6, 2020. Please email any questions you may have during our closed weeks, and we will answer them when we return. Also remember that dues are due January 1, 2020.
Our quarterly is out early this quarter, containing our new book list and flyer for our newest book, for your convenience so you may have them for any Christmas needs.
Than you to our researchers, volunteers and donors who make RCGS operate day to day. Keep up the good work.
We just had our 2020 election of officers and they are as follows:
Clark Prest, President; Lola Crowder, Secretary; Betty Qualls, Treasurer; Julie Gangloff, Trustee; Larry Frazer, Trustee; Peg Fulton, Trustee. Thank you for serving in the coming year!
Have a happy Thanksgiving, a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!
Thank You All for your ongoing support as we moved into the last half of 2019!
We are making strides, as our volunteers are working to make our processes more efficient, and better serving our researchers. We have reorganized, and updated our publications list and added it as a regular addition to our quarterly, and are attending events in our community.
We have been very happy to see more individuals, and groups researching in-office....We appreciate and enjoy our members visiting as well, so please come and see us during office hours!
I also wanted to thank our regular volunteers, and all of their efforts to make Randolph County Genealogical Society of Illinois a great place to be, and a great place to research!
As the year progresses, and we work to serve our researchers, I want to thank our volunteers and members for their continuing support.
Our organization has been hard at work, and planning for July. We are returning to our public events that we have attended in past years. We have been planning to have tables at Steeleville, Illinois July 4th Celebration, Tilden, Illinois and its town picnic.., and the John A. Logan Book Conference. We are also planning a field trip, and speakers for the year.
Our main focus is to serve our researchers, and provide, maintain, and expand the resources available to aid their inquiries.
I am happy to say that we are continuing to provide a great service to our researchers.
Thank You for Your Continuing Support in 2019.
I wanted to give an update on what has been happening this year...I think we have made a lot of progress!
We have been continuing an ongoing progress of updating, and maintaining our records, including adding electronic records. We have also, with guidance of our Librarian, rearranged our library to better serve our researchers. We are now working to do more community outreach, and arranging speakers.
I know we would have accomplished even more this year, and in spite of the inclement weather.
As President of the Randolph County Genealogical Society of Illinois I'll be using this blog space to bring you the latest news and happenings from the Randolph County Genealogical Society of Illinois, and update you on the official news from our organization. There are many out there that pretend to be the Randolph County Genealogical Society of Illinois, but we're the one and only official Genealogical Society from the County where Illinois began!
Randolph Country Genealogical Society of Illinois, the official website of Randolph County Genealogical Society