In looking back on 2022, I realized that your Board, working along with a number of enthusiastic volunteers, has accomplished quite a lot in a year’s time! Some highlights include: We finished updating our Bylaws, and established our new Membership Committee. We practiced and held our first hybrid meeting at the library. We secured a necessary street address for our organization as well as a meeting space when we became tenants at the Marge Williams Center on Winslow Way. We donated books on genetic genealogy to the Bainbridge Library, and provided recommendations for other books to expand their genealogy selection. We held our first in-person holiday party since 2019, and had the chance to see and hear from friends, old and new. All this in addition to our monthly presentations and special interest groups.
As we head into 2023, our focus will be on exploring ways to connect with other societies, the library and the history museum and others, in our efforts to serve our members, adapt to changes in the field, and continue to provide opportunities for learning and sharing among those curious about their family history.
Andy Hoskins, President