Category Archives: Officers

As long as we remember, they never die!

“Now I’ve heard everything!”. The older one gets, the more often one might say that. Yet the world keeps surprising. This morning I discovered that someone sells gravestone cleaning solution kits!

Don’t get me wrong, I think it is a great idea. They say that solving puzzles causes a dopamine rush which in turn causes addictive behavior. Which, they go on to say, is how genealogy can become addictive! Let me warn you, finding “lost” tombstones can also become addictive.

This picture is known as “The Genealogist Adventure Park.”. A copy of it is hanging in the Monterey Family History Center in Seaside.

This picture is of a genealogist getting a dopamine rush!

And this picture is of a tombstone cleaning kit which is available to buy at Billiongraves.com. Next time you go sleuthing for someone’s grave site and you know it is going to be an old one, perhaps you should carry a bottle of D/2 Biological Solution. Just to honor your ancestor, of course.

40% off Sale Price

The Original

How To Clean

What makes this especially rewarding is that just last night at the MoCoGenSo Board meeting, we discussed creating a “tour a graveyard” excursion for locals in the Monterey County area. If you are interested, contact any Board member. See Board of Directors


“You know you’re a genealogist if you’ve ever had your photo taken in front of a tombstone and you were actually smiling!” — my Quote excel file


ELECTION NEWS

Congratulations are in order for the new officers elected last week during the January MoCoGenSo Annual Business meeting.  Kathy Anderson accepted the Member-at-Large position.

The other officers graciously accepted nomination and were re-elected for another term.  The full set of elected officers for 2016 looks like this:

  • President                             Elizabeth Nelson
  • 1st VP Programs                 vacant
  • 2nd VP Membership          Marilyn Ruccello
  • 3rd VP Ways & Means        Nancy Barton
  • Recording Secretary           Gary Carlsen
  • Corresponding Secretary   Ellen Riddick
  • Treasurer                              Jeannie Pedersen
  • Member-at-Large                Kathy Anderson
  • Member-at-Large                Carol Steed

Kathy accepted the position in absentia as she was taking care of her injured husband.  Be sure to contact any of the officers if you have ideas for changes or new programs or if you just want to help. Please note, the VP position related to Programs is open!


“The best ideas have to win, otherwise good people don’t stay.” – Steve Jobs


ELECTION NEWS

Congratulations are in order for the new officers elected last week during the January MoCoGenSo Annual Business meeting.  Elizabeth Nelson accepted the President’s office and Linda Fonville accepted the 1st Vice President’s chair.  Both positions have been vacant for a few months.

The other officers graciously accepted nomination and were re-elected for another term.  The full set of elected officers for 2015 looks like this:

  • President                             Elizabeth Nelson
  • 1st VP Programs                 Linda Fonville
  • 2nd VP Membership          Marilyn Ruccello
  • 3rd VP Ways & Means        Nancy Barton
  • Recording Secretary           Gary Carlsen
  • Corresponding Secretary   Ellen Riddick
  • Treasurer                              Jeannie Pedersen
  • Member-at-Large                Bill Hannah
  • Member-at-Large                Carol Steed

Elizabeth and Linda took their seats at the end of the meeting and are now working for us!  Be sure to contact them if you have ideas for changes or new programs or if you just want to help.