Our Co-VP, Pat Goebel, has a message about our last WCGS meeting and some upcoming events. Here's what Pat has to report:
The Williams County Genealogical Society met April 8, 2013 at the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library, Bryan, Ohio. Patricia Goebel, Co-Vice President, presented how she incorporated scrapbooking and genealogy. As a beginner in scrapbooking, she started with a photo album of her father’s side (Beaumont/Beamont) and added journaling to each generation. With the use of a Mini Cricut (cutting machine) the photos became vintage looking, very appropriate for the era. She also presented photos of her granddaughter’s collage graduations and made a college so many of her moments could be enjoyed.
Pam Lash, President, demonstrated the Big Kick machine that she uses for marking cards but can also be used for embellishments in scrapbooking.
Next month, Mary Alice Roth, Co-Vice President is the speaker. Her topic will be: Embellish & Enhance Your Heritage Scrapbook. When she started working on her heritage scrapbook, her interest in genealogy exploded and has become a passion. Come and learn how the facts you already might have can be put into generational order and enhanced with color, layering, stamping, paper tearing, distressing with ink pads, cut out from a heavy paper, wet rolled edges, fancy punched edges and corners and stories you can tell to YOUR ancestors. The society will meet on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Harmon Room of the West Annex, Bryan, OH. The meeting is open to the public.
June 17, 2013 is the 30th Annual Banquet. The banquet will be held at the Moose Lodge, south back entrance, N. Main Street, Bryan, OH. Reservations must be paid to Jane Kelly at the Williams Co. Public Library, West Annex by Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The menu is: Baked Swiss Steak and Ham, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Tossed Salad, Cake, Coffee, Lemonade. The cost is $18.00 per person.
The guest speaker will be Roger Lash, who has researched and appraise items previously given to him in the form of pictures and description. Several First Families of Williams County will be presented.
The purpose of WCGS is the preservation of county records and family research. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library. The public is invited for all the meetings.
For further information concerning WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.