Category Archives: Officers

Come Join the MoCoGenSo Board and Make A Difference

Dear MoCoGenSo Members,

It is once again time to elect new officers for the 2020 MoCoGenSo Board of Directors. While several of the existing officers are returning, a few key people are retiring. We do have openings and more are coming. We are hoping you will consider joining the team. The Board meets once a month on Mondays and then there is the General Meeting. If you can serve or have any questions please contact Theresa Henderson at kawalla26@gmail.com or any of the other Board members.

Thank you for considering to help.

You can see the current Board list here: MoCoGenSo Officers

Seriously now, we will need your help.


” The world is a dangerous place, Eliot, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing..” – Mr. Robot


DNA Sig Announcement

Barbara Rae-Venter has resigned as facilitator of the MoCoGenSo DNA Special Interest Group (SIG).

The MoCoGenSo DNA SIG was started by Barbara in the spring of 2016 and it has run for three years.  The Sig would not have been possible without her dedication.  We thank her for her service.

The Board of Directors is restructuring the Special Interest Group.  As we are working out the details, we solicit your input.  The date of the next meeting will be determined based on your feedback. 

You can contact MoCoGenSo officers at https://mocogenso.wordpress.com/business/officers/
or talk about it at the next Monthly meeting.

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.