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Troy, New York


Troy, New York

The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society was held on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Red Front Restaurant in Troy, New York. The following individuals were in attendance:

Kris Ayotte
Marsha Barnes Carlson
Kay Brearton
Jeanne Keefe
Mike McAlonie
Wendy McAlonie
Bill McGrath
Frank Ryan
Lizette Strait
Donna K. Vaughn

The meeting was called to order at 6:50 p.m. by Donna Vaughn, President, who welcomed Marsha Barnes Carlson.

A motion was made by Frank Ryan and seconded by Bill McGrath to approve the minutes of the March 19, 2008 meeting. The motion passed. The minutes have been published on the TIGS website.


 There were no reports from the President, Vice President or Secretary. In her capacity as Membership Chairman, Kris continues to invite people to return to attending monthly meetings.

In the absence of Cathy McGrath, Treasurer, Bill McGrath reported a current balance of $995.55 with 56 paid members. There are 43 members from last year who have not yet paid dues for the current year. There were some people who paid for more than one year and some who made donations.

There was no report from the Webmaster. Lizette Strait, List Administrator, reported that there are currently 201 list members.

Bill McGrath hopes to begin scanning Volumes 6 and 7 of the Rensselaer County Marriage Index which contains approximately 8,000 names. Bill asked for volunteers and a request will be posted on the website.


Kris Ayotte explained that the trip to Ireland will take place in one week. She provided some details about the trip.

Donna reminded everyone that orders may be placed at any meeting for tote bags and T-shirts. She thanked Lizette for handling the recent newsletter and there has been much positive feedback about the latest issue. Donna is still requesting fundraising ideas.


Donna is waiting for a report from Mary Beth Brown regarding the feasibility of becoming a 501C3 organization.

The slate of candidates was reviewed by Donna. Currently there are two offices that are vacant; i.e., List Administrator and Vice President. Information regarding nominations and voting will be put out on the list.

While speaking with a representative of the Tri-City ValleyCats, Kris Ayotte was asked if the Society would be interested in having a table at Irish Night at the Joe Bruno Stadium this summer. The members agreed that it would be a good idea.

The next meeting will be held at the Red Front Restaurant on May 15, 2008 at 6:30 PM.


 A motion was made by Frank Ryan and seconded by Mike McAlonie to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Marsha Carlson shared with the members several photos from St. Peter’s Grammar School.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathleen Brearton, Secretary

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