This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Need Ideas for Running a Gen Society?

Interested in learning more about running a genealogical society or chapter? Then consider attending the 20th Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Seminar on Saturday, 27 August, at the Batavia Church of Christ, Batavia, Ohio.

Kurt Witcher, from Allen County Library, will be speaking on “Your Society Wants You? Effective Recruiting Strategies for Genealogical Societies.”

Other speakers and their topics:

“Reviewing a Lineage Society Application” - Amy Johnson Crow

“Financial Filings for Non-Profit Organizations including Ohio Sales Taxes” - Thomas Stephen Neel

“Attracting New Members for Your Chapter” - Debbie Deal

“Your Chapter's Relationship with OGS” - Jana Sloan Broglin

“Locating Ohio's Church Records: How the OGS Church Records Project Can Benefit Everyone” - Karen Bennett & Dwane Grace Meet the OGS “President: Genealogical & Other OGS Issues” - Diane VanSkiver Gagel

“Duties of Chapter Officers” - Miriam Fetters and Paul Morehouse

“How to Find and Generate Quality Material for Your Chapter Newsletter” - Wally Huskonen

The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and concludes by 3 p.m. The seminar is free to OGS members, $25 for non-members.

Rooms are available at the Amerihost Inn & Suite, East Batavia Heights, Ohio, at a special rate.

For details, go to the OGS website by clicking on http://ogs.org/2005chaptermgmt.php?PHPSESSID=1d389b8938b574ea52452c114fa11ba6