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August 13, 2021 By: Audrey Martini
August 2021 President's Update
The Nominations Committee chair is Tammy Parsons; other members are Lori Newman and Alice Raatz.  Officer positions up for election at the November meeting for a two year term are the president, recording secretary, Treasurer and Director 1.  Anyone interested in running for one of those offices should contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee.  The slate will be announced at the October 14, 2021 meeting.
A good time was had by all at the ICGS Annual Picnic, August 12, 2021.  The heat and humidity brought attendees inside the Sam Corey Senior Center.
The addition of a database of names from various newspaper clippings, and other genealogical sources is one step closer to implementation.  The page was scheduled to go live the Monday after our former software provider declared that EasyNetSites was no longer able to provide service to our webpage.  The new owner of the EasynetSites software has been working tirelessly to understand the programming and making the final tweaks so - hopefully - we will be live by the end of this month!  The first thing to go into that database will be the names and information from the 3x5 card files maintained in the ICGS Resource Room/Library.  Names from newspaper clippings re: weddings, engagements, births, etc. will eventually be added.  This is where scrapbook clippings' information will also be added - indexed by name and subject.