PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - December 2022
As the end of 2022 approaches, we reflect on the many activities SGES has been involved in. It has been an exciting year of interesting research projects. The society has also presented many programs to other genealogy societies, history museums and historical societies in the Jacksonville area showcasing what SGES has to offer.
The SGES membership renewal forms for 2023 will be mailed this week. Please note that we have increased the membership dues from $30 per individual to $40 and family membership from $35 to $45. This increase was necessary to help cover our operating costs. Membership renewal fees alone do not cover our yearly expenses, and we have relied on donations to help, and will continue to need donations along with the yearly membership dues.
The new Executive Board will be installed at the monthly meeting scheduled for Saturday, January 14th at the Kori Road Public Library. We still need volunteers to fill a couple of positions on the Board. Please consider volunteering in this area as well as helping to staff the library a few hours during each month.
Several current SGES Board members will be leaving the Executive Board for 2023. We wish the new Board great success in continuing to serve and grow this wonderful society.
I would like to personally thank all the people who have helped us during the last several years. Alana Masters has been my key technical support person; Chuck Young and Georgia Pribanic have supported the society with materials and financial aid. Elizabeth Duclose, Darrell Kathman, and GiGi Brown have all helped staff the library, and Darrell has been invaluable with research projects. Michael Ports has given his wisdom and advice which I needed to keep me on track. A special thanks to Barry Sweetman, our Webmaster. He does a wonder job of keeping the SGES website updated and fresh. A big thank you to Garry for not only serving as Treasurer for several years, but also for identifying articles for our Monthly Newsletter, serving as the Membership Chairman and for sending out all the emails to our members.
We wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season.
Carol Clay, President
The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society (SGES) is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library and non-profit genealogy society in Jacksonville, FL, providing information and resources for genealogists since 1964. Members and non-members alike are always welcome and encouraged to browse through the over 6,000 books, periodicals and quarterlies published by other genealogical organizations. We also have many volumes covering special subjects like Revolutionary War Soldiers, Civil War soldiers, and the Great Puritan Migration, all within the SGES library. These resources cover the United States as well as some foreign countries. Many family ancestry's records have also been documented and placed within our library.
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