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Troy, New York

The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society was held on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at the Troy Brewing Company. The following individuals were in attendance: Kris Ayotte, Debbie, Mike and Katie Gilligan, Anna Denny, Richar Boland, Tim Stone, Kris White, Grace K. Bulger, Cathy and Bill McGrath, Jan and Robert Sullivan, Noreen K. Iacabucci, Jack Burns and Lizette Strait.

The meeting was called to order by Kris Ayotte, President. A motion was made by Kris and seconded by Richard Boland to approve the minutes of the September 17, 2009 meeting. The minutes have been published to the TIGS website.

The President welcomed the members, there were not guests attending.


Treasurer, Lizette Strait, reported that the current balance was $2642.54. Petty cash stands at $21.63 We have 104 paid members.

List Administrator, Brad Miter, has reported 217 members on the mailing list. We continue to break records with increasing membership.

Old Business

Marriage Index Vol 9 is completed with 11,000+ names. Volume one is in process. The Church Memorial Project continues with St. Peters completed now.

The Charter Change was made essentially making formal meetings held every three months with informal meetings taking place the other months.

We did not eliminate the position of VP, but it does remain empty. We will continue to attempt to fill the position. In the meantime, Donna Vaughn, in the role of Membership Chairperson, will arrange for and announce meetings.

We will have a booth at the Victorian Stroll. To date, Lizette, Kris, Noreen and Jan have volunteered to work the booth. Kris will register the group and arrange for a raffle.

Newsletters are still on hold pending a committee to create them.

New Business

Donna Vaughn has suggested a page on Facebook for the group. Attendees agreed that this would be a good avenue to pursue to advertise the group and perhaps increase membership.

External hard drives for Bill and Jeanne’s laptops were discussed and agreed upon. This will give TIGS more storage for transcription projects.

At the suggestion of Lizette Strait, the December informal gathering will serve as a benefit for the local food pantries. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable items to the meeting and Mike Gilligan has volunteered to see that the donations reach a local food pantry.

Other Business

The raffle at the Victorian Stroll should be beneficial as a fund raiser.
The group agreed upon the Troy Brewing Company for next month’s informal gathering. The food and service is deemed excellent. The next meeting will be held as an informal meeting on Thursday November 19th. Tim Stone has agreed to do a presentation on his research into his family history at the November meeting.

A motion was made by Jan Sullivan and seconded by Jack Burns to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and the meeting was adjourned at 7:50p.m.

Respectfully submitted by President, Kris Ayotte for Secretary, Joyce Musco in absentia.


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